Tuesday’s Tip #21


Hi everyone!

Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today I want to share with you how keeping a box of alcohol swabs in your crafting space can be helpful.

These swabs are inexpensive and have many uses which include:

  1. Clean the flat side {the side that sticks to an acrylic block} of clear mount and photopolymer stamps. Over time, these tend to lose their “stick” as fuzz and dust build up. Be sure to allow the stamps to dry thoroughly before storing them.
  2. Wipe off clear acrylic blocks. Stamps will adhere so much better. Plus, the block is also being sanitized at the same time.
  3. If you use a stamp-a-ma-jig, you know how the clear imaging sheet starts to look after a while. A quick wipe removes residual ink and leaves it looking nice and clean again.
  4. Quite often the outside of ink pads can get a bit messy looking. Clean them up by wiping off excess ink. Some inks will stain but the wipes do get a lot of it off.
  5. Scissors tend to get gunky from different adhesives. CAREFULLY wipe the scissor blades to remove the sticky bits. I find that if I give them a quick wipe with an alcohol swab right before cutting foam tape, it doesn’t stick at all.

∗Please note: I have not found that the residue from the wipes has hurt any of my stamping supplies. However, if you are concerned, items can be rinsed in clear water and dried before putting them away.




I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.




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See you next Tuesday!


The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net



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