Friday, March 2, 2012

Jin's Give-Away #5! Last one for the week!


How did the week fly by so quickly? It's Friday!

I'm not done with the re-org but it's coming together nicely. Even though at one point I felt this whole thing was a mission impossible, I'm glad I did it. I threw out so much stuff and I still have a few more boxes to bring to the school and to Goodwill! I can't wait till they're all out of the house.

This week you've shared a lot about how you craft but we have not touched on the subject of cleaning. Well, it's your lucky day because I have a cleaning tip for you today.  Well, sort of. Did you know that the spatula is not just a single use tool? That's right, I'm talking about that spatula we all use to remove our cut outs from the cutting mat.

Did you know that it is great for scrapping off rub-ons from hardwood floors? Just a gentle tug and the rub-ons come right off! Don't ask me how I know or why there is even rub-on on the floor. (Go ask my 6 year old. Grrr...)



I found even more paper in my stash that I have extras of, so I thought that we could do another round of paper give-away. How about I give away some 12" x 12" cardstock this time?


The winner of today's give-away will win

1 pack of 12"x12" Echo Park Springtime Collection Kit, 
and
1 pack of 12" x 12" Cosmo Cricket Early Bird: Farmers Market.


Once again, here's how to win:

Leave a comment here on the blog and tell me a cleaning tip, preferably related to crafting (e.g. how you clean your cutting mat, stamps, etc.). If you don't have a craft-related tip, it's okay. Just leave a comment that has something to do with cleaning. You can even say, "I love to mop to I'm Sexy and I Know It!" and I will be fine with that.  ;-)

**Please comment on this page only (and not Facebook) to be considered for today's giveaway.**

Here are the terms of the give-away:

If you are not a follower of this blog or its Facebook page, you may enter this giveaway once.

If you are a follower of this blog or its Facebook page, you may enter 2 times. Just post your comment 2 times and mention in your 2nd comment that you are a follower of either this blog or the UnderACherryTree Facebook page.

International readers, please note:
Since I am giving away physical items, I will only be able to ship the prizes within the United States. If you win but do not have a U.S. address, I will email a $5 Lettering Delights gift certificate to you as your prize and will draw another name for the physical prize.

Entries to this week's give-aways will close on Sunday, March 4 at 11:59pm PST. All winners of this week's give-aways will be picked by Random.org and will be announced on Monday, March 5.

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Today's give-away is the last one for the week. If you have not yet enter to win Jin's Give-aways 1, 2, 3 and 4, just click on the respective links below:

Jin's Give-Away #1

Jin's Give-Away #2

Jin's Give-Away #3

Jin's Give-Away #4

178 comments :

  1. Not a craft cleaning tip (but, if you're using a bottle or jar for a craft, it might come in handy)
    When you need to clean the inside of a bottle or jar with a tiny opening that you can't get your hand, brush, etc inside, put some crushed eggshell inside with a little water and shake. (The amount of shaking is determined by the amount of buildup inside the bottle/jar.) This seriously works!

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  2. 2nd entry - I follow the Under A Cherry Tree on Facebook -
    Not a craft cleaning tip (but, if you're using a bottle or jar for a craft, it might come in handy)
    When you need to clean the inside of a bottle or jar with a tiny opening that you can't get your hand, brush, etc inside, put some crushed eggshell inside with a little water and shake. (The amount of shaking is determined by the amount of buildup inside the bottle/jar.) This seriously works!

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  3. I use baby wipes to clean my cutting mat..

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  4. Second post.. I follow you on Facebook

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  5. good morning jin. i use elmers craft bond spray adhesive and sometimes it gets on my tile floor and table and it is so so sticky. the way i get it off it using turtle lable and sticker remover. it works awesome. i had clear mailing tape on a tile and i couldnt get it off for 3 years. well the remover did it also.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

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  6. second post i follow you here and have been on fb for a while.

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  7. I use baby wipes to clean my mats, it works great! I also make my own stamp cleaner, I use mineral spirits, glycerin and baby wash for the solution and I bought some painting pads and a baby wipe container (the long flat kind for travel) and made the scrubber. It works great!!

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  8. Hmmmm........my tip is Lysol wipes are handy in the scrap room cleaning Glitter! TFS CallyAnn

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  9. Good Morning. I use a product called "Awesome" from the Dollar Tree store. Yep, its a dollar and works wonders to clean everything. You dilute it with water and it made a great rubber stamp cleaner, I put it in a small spray bottle and use on my stamp cleaner mat.

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  10. I would like to mop to "I'm Sexy and I Know it." :-)
    I am so new to this type of crafting that I have very few ideas.

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  11. Baby wipes for me - craft mats, ink stains, rubber stamps, chocolate ;-)
    http://fenchurchcrafts.wordpress.com

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  12. I also follow this blog and your Facebook page.

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  13. Baby wipes, I use them to clean my mats, glitter, just about everything!!

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  14. 2nd entry for following fb page

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  15. Great tip Jin, I've also used my spatula to pull up things I have taped down with my ATG gun, it's a handy tool. As for my mat I use warm soapy water and dry completely and ta do they're sticky again!! Thanks
    Cindylu

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  16. 2nd Entry--Great tip Jin, I've also used my spatula to pull up things I have taped down with my ATG gun, it's a handy tool. As for my mat I use warm soapy water and dry completely and ta do they're sticky again!! Thanks
    Cindylu

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  17. I did a huge purge and re-org of my craft area over the summer and have found that (duh) when you know where everything is and it's organized and labeled, it's much easier to be productive. However, I have to force myself to keep at it because the job did not get 100% done and I tend to be a pile maker and a 'messy' scrapper - getting things out and not putting them away, not dealing with the scraps etc. I also find that I like having my main work area completely clean - however not good at keeping it that way (see above!) Still a work in progress!

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  18. 2nd entry-follow blog and fb

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  19. When I misplaced my scrapping tool, I found a plastic putty knife did just as good and was even better on my old cricuit expression mats. Also, a get old dental tools from my dentist free. Those tiny sharp points have gotten into places I couldn't to get scraps out of crevices like the blade area of my Cameo.

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  20. I clean my scissors and spatula when they get gunked up with rubbing alcohol. I also use it to clean my paint brushes, the alcohol (90%) will remove some acrylic paint.

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  21. I follow you on both places and gave "2" useful tips in my other comment box.

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  22. I clean my die cut spatula and my paper tweezers with Goo Gone.

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  23. I have a little 2 gallon shop vac that I keep in the closet of my craft room to do quick clean ups when I make a mess.
    Cecelia
    larocquecj at comcast dot net

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  24. I keep a garbage bowl on the table to throw my paper scraps in.

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  25. I am a Facebook and Blog Follower.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!
    Pauline
    Pauline at Tinkertoys dot net

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  26. I clean my sticky scissors with Grandma's Secret Goo Remover. It works great.

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  27. Not that I'm a rebellious Grandma scrapper but I kind of like the idea of putting something on a wood floor on purpose. Your 6 year old has me thinking about it. Pretty pretty paper pack. Thanks for this whole week of fun.

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  28. I am also a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I love the Pampered Chef stoneware scraper to clean my matts when I'm cleaning and when I re-sticky them!

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  30. I LOVE that Farmers Market paper! My favorite cleaning tool is actually something that someone made me (a handy husband). It is an extremely thin piece of metal that is about 2.5 x 4.5 inches maybe. It is flat on one side and rounded on the other so it is comfortable to hold. It scrapes things off of the mats quickly and easily!

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  31. Thanks for the great giveaways!This is my second entry as a follower of your blog!

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  32. Thanks for the tip on the spatula. I like to mop to "I'm Sexy and I Know It"! THanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Thanks for the tip on the spatula. I like to mop to "I'm Sexy and I Know It"! THanks for the chance to win! I follow your blog and facebook page :)

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  34. Use my green handle spatula to clean all the 'left over's' on the cutting mats.

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  35. Follow on FB and your blog.

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  36. Ditto on the babywipes - Thanks for the tip on using the spatual....

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  37. Also a Facebook follower - Thanks :)

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  38. I keep a package of napkins within arms reach to get excess ink off stamps, clean up excess glue, etc. Very handy.

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  39. Also a facebook fan and blog follower :)

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  40. Jin,

    What fun! Hopefully I can go back & read all the tips some time!!! :)

    My cleaning tip is how I clean my stamps. Unfortunately, I decided not to put a sink in my craft room (needed storage more!), so I bring my stamps to the sink when I am done for the day. In the meantime, I stamp them off on scratch paper and use a wet wipe (alcohol-free) to clean them.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (that GORGEOUS paper!),

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  41. Second comment for being a follower and email subscriber!!! ;)

    It seems like many use the baby wipes! It's strange, because I used to use a Stampin' Pad and Stampin' Up Mist to clean my stamps. I only recently got in the habit of using the wipes (I think when I ran out of stamp cleaner). When I have the time, I am going to try making my own (lots of recipes for stamp cleaner online!).

    Thanks again,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  42. Jin, baby wipes are my choice for cleaning stamps, etc. Instead of taking a single wipe, I just leave the wipes in the package and press down on them when I'm done. Afa cleaning the house...ugh, I hate it. I'd rather be stamping, so...I just get my family to help once or twice a week...of course, I have an older household of family, mine are my grandkids: 19 and 15. And, hubby is always willing to pitch in and tell the girls how to do it! Ha!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. Of course I follow you on FB too! Thanks for all the tips, etc.
    Barb
    aossabo@gmail.com

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  44. Cleaning tip...actually a couple. First, if you wipe your scissor blades with glycerin (or embossing pad reinker which is mostly glycerin) before cutting your unmounted stamps the sticky doesn't gum them up nearly as bad. To clean off any residue of sticky just wipe the blades with a little Undu. It removes sticky just like that. stampgramATyahooDOTcom

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  45. I am a follower of both this blog and your facebook page.

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  46. Rubbing alcohol works wonders for getting sticker remnants off of pretty much anything!

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  47. I wish I had a cleaning tip for my craftroom... it is a disaster right now. I guess my only tip I have learned throughout the years is using windex on my clear stamps... it works everytime! :)

    Thanks again Jin... I LOVE ECHO PARK! :)
    3maabgr at g mail dot com

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  48. I am also a follower of your blog!

    Thanks!
    3maabgr at g mail dot com

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  49. I keep a big tub of cleaning wipes in my craft area to clean stamps, glue, mats or anything else I might need to clean immediately.

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  50. I am already a follower everywhere. ^__^

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  51. I do not do anything different or special when it comes to cleaning in my craft room so lets just say I am sexy when I clean and I know it...lol yeah right. hahahaha. thanks for the chance to win!! Happy crafting.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopethop at hotmail dot com

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  52. I made 2 little pouches that I attatch onto a purse holder onto my craft table! I can slide any scraps into one to save later and slide the trash into the other and dump it when i'm done. This way, my space is clear!

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  53. Hi Jin!!
    We all know this, but rubbing alcohol removes sharpie pen and alcohol ink from smooth surfaces! :)
    xoxoxooxooxo
    Susan Chong
    beegsmachine@yahoo.com

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  54. I'm a follower on you blog and FB! =0) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I am a blog follower and a FB follower! So this is my second comment! :)

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  56. Hi Jin
    Yes! I follow your on FB as well as your blog!! :)
    I use Simple Green to clean permenant inks off of my rubber stamps. (ie Stazon Ink) It works great when used with a toothbrush (an OLD toothbrush, not the one that you use on your teeth! LOL) Just rinse well and pat dry....
    Thanks for all of the fun giveaways!!!
    xoxoxoxoxoxoo
    Susan Chong
    beegsmachine@yahoo.com

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  57. Oh! I'd love to play with both of these paper packs. I'll go with "grandma" and maybe I'll add some sticky fun to my floor too! I think that could be fun!

    My first tip for cleaning is keep a roll of paper towels near your inky, painty, wet working area. When you need to wipe up a splatter or spill, just grab the whole roll; DO NOT tear off a piece. The roll dries and you'll find it lasts forever and eventually, you can use the pieces for background paper.

    My second tip is to get a dog and give her steriods. She'll lick and eat anything floor level, even raw wood (2 x 4's) that might have splinters.

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  58. I'm also a follower/subscriber
    Oh! I'd love to play with both of these paper packs. I'll go with "grandma" and maybe I'll add some sticky fun to my floor too! I think that could be fun!

    My first tip for cleaning is keep a roll of paper towels near your inky, painty, wet working area. When you need to wipe up a splatter or spill, just grab the whole roll; DO NOT tear off a piece. The roll dries and you'll find it lasts forever and eventually, you can use the pieces for background paper.

    My second tip is to get a dog and give her steriods. She'll lick and eat anything floor level, even raw wood (2 x 4's) that might have splinters.

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  59. A scrap cleaning tip?! I bought one of those "Glitter" pick up cloths (they are sticky) from Scor-pal to easily "grab" glitter and fuzz from my work desk! Works great and I find I WEAR less of the sparkles than I used to! LOL
    Ruth Gillis Stevens

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  60. Lead, oh great one, I am a follower.

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  61. Thanks so much for the chance with win. My tip is kind of a cleaning tip. When I get new stamps. I stamp with them a few times on a blank piece of paper to make sure they all stamp nicely. then I put them all in a lingerie bag to wash them. Before i learned this I lost stamps :(

    iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

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  62. This is my second post I follow your blog

    iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

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  63. Vinegar and water... Use it in a spray bottle on my laminate wood floors. Works great!

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  64. A sponge with a scrubby side takes all the trash off the mat with just water and leaves it nice and sticky when it drys.

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  65. I enjoy seasonally cleaning out my closets. Making room for new things and donating items that I haven't worn. My rule is "if it hasn't been worn in two seasons, it needs to go".

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  66. I bought these little fuzzy brushes made by GUM (they are supposed to be used in between your teeth). They work great for getting little scraps of paper out of your silhouette blade.

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  67. 2nd post ( I follow you on Facebook)... my husband showed me this trick~ if you need to get sharpie off of something... just "write" over it with a dry erase marker and wipe immediately. It takes it right off.

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  68. A "Magic Eraser" sponge will remove ink - even StazOn - from the acrylic stamp block AND, most of the times, from your table and other surfaces :)

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  69. I also love my Adhesive Eraser for cleaning the excess glue from my scrapbook pages (I'm a FB and blog follower)

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  70. LOL!! I wish I liked to mop to "I'm Sexy and I know it" but I don't like to mop :)
    Instead of using the commercial stamp cleaners I use baby wipes so this is my cleaning tip....I know alot of stampers use this and I think it works great!!
    Thanks for a full week of great giveaways!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  71. im a FB fan and follower as well!
    Thanks again and have a GREAT weekend!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  72. I like to use GooGone to clean my scissors.

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  73. Would love to win, I love those papers! I am a follower.

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  74. I have a hard time working if my space is messy, so I just clean as I go. When I'm done it is clean.

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  75. I follow your blog and facebook page. Thanks for the awesome giveaways this week!

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  76. Cleaning, what's that??.... o.O
    If you have a lot of little pieces of paper on your desk (like after using punches or cutting out intricate shapes) the best way to clean up is to make a mitten of packing tape (just roll the tape around hand several times) and then just tap the messy areas and see them get magically clean... ;-)

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  77. And I LOVE that springtime paper, I had a 6X6 of those patterns and used it all... :-)
    Thanks for the giveaways, and yes of course I stalk you everywhere... :-)

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  78. Not exactly a cleaning tip, but I use scrubbies to clean off my sticky mats for my cutter and then use quilt basting spray to "refresh" them.

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  79. I love your blog. I have a ton of the microfiber cloths. They clean up anything.
    mike
    mike69361@gmail.com

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  80. I use newspaper to clean mirrors, it leaves no steaks.

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  81. I follow your blog and facebook.

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  82. I use baby wipes for everything - mainly cleaning stamps and mats.

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  83. 2nd comment - fb and blog follower
    I use baby wipes for everything - mainly cleaning stamps and mats.

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  84. I love your blog and follow you here and facebook

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  85. A cleaning tip...I don't really have one that hasn't already been shared, but I like to keep baby wipes at my desk for cleaning my stamps, my hands, and my workspace.

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  86. I also follow your blog and facebook!

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  87. I need cleaning tips too. My favorite thing to use is baby wipes for everything - cutting mat, stamps etc.

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  88. I'm cleaning by scanning all my children's artwork and other saved papers/cards/decorations/etc. Once it's digital, it's in the recycle bin. It has been the best idea - I'm organized now and I know what I have.

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  89. I clean my mats out with warm soapy water and let them air dry to get a little more life out of it.

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  90. I follow you on here on on FB.

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  91. I use baby wipes also. I am going to have to try the idea given above of using simple green and an old toothbrush on my stamps when I use stazon ink pads. I keeps forgetting to by the cleaner when I go to Michael's so this may be my answer and I have simple green on had as I use it all the time.

    Anyone have any ideas for removing "stickles" or glitter glue from carpet? I just found some that my little kids got on my carpet in my craft room and didn't tell me. It would have been so much easier to remove before it dried. Grrrr! but I still love them anyway!

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  92. 2nd chance:) I am a follower of this blog and your facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win the paper packs.

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  93. I agree with the baby wipes, they even took permanent marker (sharpie) from my TV screen.

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  94. I love baby wipes for cleaning anything crafty. I use them to clean my clear photo-polymer stamps, cutting mats, my table after I get ink all over it, I even use them to wipe my hands off occasionally (it's amazing how well they take glue off your hands)...I could go on but I think you get the picture :)

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  95. Of course I'm a follower of the blog and on Facebook.

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  96. 2nd chance post. I love your blog but you already knew that :)

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  97. I could tell you that I love to mop, but I don't. I could say I love to do dishes, but...yep, another lie. I could even say I live for laundry, uh...yeah...not so much. What I DO love though is paper cutting. Cleaning the mat? Um...no. Darned all those little tiny snips and snaps. But the one tool I've found that makes that a fairly simple chore isn't even a 'craft' tool. It's my Pampered Chef Stoneware Scraper. Works great! Sadly, now I have nothing to clean my stoneware with. Oh well, we all have to make sacrifices, right?

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  98. 2nd chance post: FB and blog follower.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway chances, Jin!!

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  99. I agree with all the prior remarks about baby wipes, they are great for cleaning just about anything!

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  100. 2nd chance post: FB Follower
    thanks for the great give-away's and awesome inspiration!

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  101. Love the paper packs! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! As for cleaning tips, I really don't have much. I usually put down newspaper to keep the mess on the table to a minimum. I keep a box of cheap kleenex for when I use my elmer's spray craft bond, I start with a paper plate, use the spray, then once I have my paper piece off I cover the plate with a kleenex, then all ready for the next piece. I'm also a baby wipe user for cleaning the mats, etc.

    Jody :-)
    aerynx at gmail dot com

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  102. 2nd chance entry - I'm a follower of your blog and facebook :-)

    Jody :-)
    aerynx at gmail dot com

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  103. Hey Jin!
    I'm with Bee on this one, cleaning? What's that? :P lol! But really, like many people have already mentioned, I'm a big user of the baby wipes as well. Otherwise I don't think I do anything special to clean, most of the time I'm too lazy to even try to clean my mats so I just buy new ones, lol.

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway! I am in LOVE with the cosmo cricket early bird line! I used mine all up and I miss it so :( I can't find it anywhere these days.

    Thanks!
    <3 Alyssa
    alyssaleanne at mythoughtsexactly dot co

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  104. And of course I follow you here and on facebook :)

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  105. Ha! You wouldn't believe everything you can use a baby wipe for! Stamp cleaning, cricut mat cleaning, sticky glue cleaning, ink off the fingers cleaning... well, you get the idea.... CLEANING!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  106. I'm a FB and blog follower!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  107. A cleaning tip that works for me is that I clean my hobby room after I finish a particular project. I put all the scraps in recycling, save big paper pieces, put all embellishments back where they belong. It gives me a sense of completion and I can have a fresh start with my next project!

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  108. I follow you in FB and in Blogger! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. Use a hair dryer to get tags off of jars to use in craft projects. It works great to get lables off milk cartons!

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  110. I found that the face wipes are great for cleaning off ink on stamps

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  111. I do not have any really useful tips for craft clean-up so I am gonna steal everyone else's cleaning tips by reading all the comments on this post :-)

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  112. Blog follower second comment

    Now for clean-up tip gathering

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  113. My funny cleaning story: Cleaning has always been hard to get into. Many years ago, I used to listen to the music of a fellow with rock & roll/blues sound and inspiring faith-based lyrics. I wrote him once just to encourage his ministry and also commented that dancing along to his songs made cleaning easier and kept my soul uplifted instead of getting grumpy and grouchy, my normal response to cleaning. He's a really funny guy and sent a postcard back - "yeah, that's what I do: music to clean to ..." It always makes me laugh to think of how my encouraging note probably also served to humble him ... ooops!

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  114. Favorite cleaning "secret" - lint roller, the kind with sticky masking tape. cleans the table, the floor, picks up threads and small paper bits. Although some people use them on their cutting mats, I accidentally pulled off some of the adhesive when I used an extra-strong version, so be carefull.

    2nd entry - I'm a follower of your blog & facebook.

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  115. i also use baby wipes to clean my crafting tools.

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  116. Use a tack cloth (like from the painting section of home depot) to clean up stray glitter--you don't need the pricey kind with the brand name of a famous crafty lady on it :)

    (also, I'm on a bit of a crusade to make commenting easier--if you want to turn off word verification, just go to the old blogger interface, click settings--comments--and "no" on word verification...if you want :)

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  117. Thanks for offering paper blog candy (I LOVE paper). I follow your blog and my cleaning tip is to use your stamp cleaner on your fingers if you get lots of ink on them, as I sometimes do.

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  118. 2nd comment as a follower of your blog. Another cleaning tip is to use GOO-B-Gone on your scissors to get the adhesive off; works great.

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  119. Wow, another awesome giveaway!! Well, how I clean my mats is I used a ruler to scrap all my left over paper pieces first.. Then I use a dish scrubber and scrub my mat with soap and water.. Finally I hang it up to air dry.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  120. congratulations on the spring cleaning. I start but don't get very far. I would love to take some of your unwanteds off your hands.
    BTW as a nurse I always have alcohol wipes in my pocket, they clean up everything! You can also try a drop of hand sanitizer ( alcohol based)
    I am a long time follower and face book buddie!

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  121. 2nd comment from blog follower and facebook buddie. I use alcohol wipes often to clean sticky stuff. For my cutting mats I wipe them off with alcohol free baby wipes which also work well for stamps.
    ps I got my Cameo today! It was delayed by blizzards and tornadoes for a week but finally made it safely to my door!

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  122. I like to use plain ol soap and water to clean my mats.

    Felicita
    fsclassen at gmail dot com

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  123. second comment - i follow you on FB

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  124. cleaning , yuck...but when I have something hard to get off I get my GooGone...LOVE that stuff
    thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  125. my second post for following on Fb and your Blog.....
    cleaning , yuck...but when I have something hard to get off I get my GooGone...LOVE that stuff
    thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  126. I keep intending to do my spring cleaning of my craft room but never do it! get too distracted. I have used baby wipes on my mats.
    kschenckATbresnanDotnet

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  127. This is my 2nd comment. I am a new follower of your blog and FB page. I keep intending to do my spring cleaning of my craft room but never do it! get too distracted. I have used baby wipes on my mats.
    kschenckATbresnanDotnet

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  128. My tip is to avoid cleaning up all those itty bitty paper scraps that get all over the floor by getting a thigh-high waste basket with wide rim. I recently got one from Big Lots and its made me real happy.

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  129. Here's my second comment since I follow both: My tip is to avoid cleaning up all those itty bitty paper scraps that get all over the floor by getting a thigh-high waste basket with wide rim. I recently got one from Big Lots and its made me real happy.

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  130. I keep my baby wipes on my desk so that when my Cricut mat needs a clean I'm all ready. Always better working with a clean mat.

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  131. Cleaning, I don't clean! lol.. The biggest thing I try to do,is when I use an item to put it back where I found it when I am done. It keeps clutter down. Thanks Jin!!

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  132. Hi! I also use dishwashing soap and hot water to clean my mats. And an adhesive remover to clean my scissors!

    I have to tell... I was cleaning the house and instead of using the furniture polish I grab my repositionable spray adhesive... oh boy... it was a mess! Don't ever do that! :D

    P.S I follow the blog! Thanks for the give-away.

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  133. Ohhh... that is my second post! :D I follow the blog! :D

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  134. i read somewhere that the best way to clean the cutting mat is to use liquid soap and water :) and that's what I do :) but mostly I only like to clean my table hahahaha (using cloth and Pledge)

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  135. second post! been a follower of your blog and fb page since forever!

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  136. I am a new follower... My tip: When I dont feel like getting up and cleaning my mat with soap and water as many tutorials suggest.. I take the long edge of my ruler and scrape across the mat a few times, it lifts a lot of residue, and allows me a little more usage before scrubbing..
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  137. Also following on FB
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  138. My favorite cleaning tip for crafts: Keep a bottle of "hand sanitizer" handy. It cleans up alcohol markers on hands, tables etc. Helps remove adhesive from scissors...It can even be used in your crafts! Love it!
    Those papers are so cute!!

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  139. **LOVE Following your blog...It's AWESOME!

    My favorite cleaning tip for crafts: Keep a bottle of "hand sanitizer" handy. It cleans up alcohol markers on hands, tables etc. Helps remove adhesive from scissors...It can even be used in your crafts! Love it!
    Those papers are so cute!!

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  140. Love using baby wipes to clean stamps, hands, and cricut mats.

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  141. I use hand sanitizer to remove glue and sticky stuff from my scissors too! There is nothing like cutting with clean scissors. We use hand sanitizer to clean scissors at work too.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  142. Hubby saves his little containers that screws and nails come in and gives them to me to store my scrapbooking items in. I use Avon Skin So Soft oil to remove the those stubborn labels. Just had to use it on some stickers that were stuck on the front of my new toliets. LOL Thanks for a chance.

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  143. Hello,
    Like others I use baby wipes for everything. Also rubbing alcohol for sticky residue on scissors or other tools.
    Thanks for the chance,

    Martha

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  144. Hello,
    Like others I use baby wipes for everything. Also rubbing alcohol for sticky residue on scissors or other tools.
    Thanks for the chance,
    2nd posting cause I am a follower
    Martha

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  145. I follow on both. Thanks for another chance.
    Second post

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  146. I think you are raising an altered artist! LOL

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  147. Second post. I'm also a FB follower.

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  148. I also use baby wipes to clean my mats and stamps.

    Anne

    aelem @ aol dot com

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  149. I am a blog and facebook follower

    Anne

    aelem @ aol dot com

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  150. My favorite paper lines! Yeow!!!

    I am a follower, have been forever neldacnm at yahoo

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  151. I like you on FB as well! neldacnm at yahoo

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  152. I love using baby wipes! You are so great Jin! Thank you again for all these chances to win!

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  153. Like many here, I love, love, love my baby wipes. Also, my best tip is to put away tools, etc as I use it or at least at the end of my session. I also use those 12X12 storage boxes to store projects in progress or items for projects I plan to do soon. Thanks so much for the fun week of giveaways!

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  154. Like many here, I love, love, love my baby wipes. Also, my best tip is to put away tools, etc as I use it or at least at the end of my session. I also use those 12X12 storage boxes to store projects in progress or items for projects I plan to do soon. Thanks so much for the fun week of giveaways! Here is my second entry because I follow your blog and facebook page. Thanks Jin you are a great source of inspiration and tips!

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  155. I use goo gone or generic sticker remover to clean my mats & scraper tool.
    I obviously need to get some baby wipes for everything else!

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  156. I'm a blog follower & I'd LOVE to win that pretty paper!

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  157. I've heard of cleaning you cricut mats to restore the stickiness, with baby wipes, but I took it one step further...I had some baby wipes that weren't very wet anymore, so I added rubbing alcohol and cleaned the mats that way. The sticky paper fibers came up way faster than just using the baby wipes alone, and left the mats much cleaner...and still super sticky!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  158. And I'm a follower!! Thanks for a fun week of giveaways!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  159. Instead of buying the more expensive "splat mats," I use the cheap flexible cutting boards/mats that you find at the dollar store to work on. They are a pretty good size, easy to wipe clean, and cheap so if they get too yucky, they can be tossed and a brand new one can be used.

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  160. I also use old mail order catalogs to glue on so that way the glue will go on the pages and I can just turn the page and get nice clean one. The clean up is just tossing it into the recycling bin.

    And yes, I'm a facebook fan and a follower! Pretty much addicted!

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  161. I try to keep my scraps organized by having set sizes to cut them to. If they don't fit one of the sizes it goes into the recycling bin.

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  162. I'm also a follower. Hope your organizing is completed soon. I am sure you will enjoy your renewed space.

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  163. I use Soft Scrub to clean EVERYTHING...even cricut mats! :)

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  164. Love the paper and your blog.... Goo Gone is great for cleaning spatulas, scissors, etc.... Thanks for the give away...

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  165. I like to use the disinfectant wipes, they work well even though I don't really need to worry about germs LOL!

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  166. I follow you on facebook, also!

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