Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Silhouette Mat Tutorial

Hi friends!

I have a fun little tidbit of information to share with my fellow Silhouette lovers (and Cricut lovers), today, it is more of a tip than a tutorial, but I hope it will be useful just the same!

I use a scraper to remove the leftover paper bits from my mat between cuts, but sometimes it can still have paper residue on it, that impedes the paper for the next cut from sticking properly to the mat.  You can see in this photo that my mat looks used but pretty clean. But papers weren't sticking well to it.

So I grabbed a dollar store lint roller ....

... and went to town rolling across my mat.  The only thing you need to know is that you can only roll in one direction. Look at my lint roller, it picked up so much fine grunge that you really couldn't tell was there.

Now my mat is really sticky again, and I was able to use it a lot longer!

Woo hoo this saves me a bit of money that I can now spend on some new paper! 

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Great tip!! I will give this a try.

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  2. you are awesome..can't wait to try this out!

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  3. Great advice, Laura! Will definitely keep that in mind!!

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  4. Great advice, Laura! Will definitely keep that in mind!

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  5. oh man!! never thought of that!!! off to the dollar store I will be going today :)

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  6. great idea! there are about five lint rollers around here somewhere...

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  7. I use a Mr. Sticky lint roller. I bought it at Big Lots, never have to replace the lint rollers, just wash it off

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  8. Thank you Laura! I am a brand new Cameo owner so I have a lot to learn...

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