The Cricut Expression and I had a fight about a year ago and I abandoned him. Even thought about selling him this last week….oh, the horror!
But, thanks to DH and Pinterest, our relationship has been saved. He was just not doing a good job cutting, he was dragging his butt with his responsibilities! I then realized (thanks to Pinterest), he just needed some TLC. His cutting mat was all gunked up with paper fibers and whatever else gets on a Cricut mat. This was causing the blade to drag and not cut cleanly.
So, yesterday I gave his mat some elbow grease love 🙂 I tried a magic eraser but that didn’t work because even though it was gunked up it still was sticky so the eraser just crumbled. I then tried another method – Clorox wipes.
Worked like a charm. I used about two of the wipes going over it several times. I then left him be to enjoy his newfound cleanliness and dry off.
That brings us to this morning. I pulled out the paper and set him up. He must be really happy now, because he did his job beautifully. I let him know how much I appreciated him so hopefully he will keep up the good work.
His work will shine in my Valentine’s project! I used the Storybook Cartridge which is perfect for pretty, swirly, flourishy letters and designs.
Here is a sneak preview of the materials I will be using for the project . . . a mixed media bunting. I will post the completed project along with how I made it later.
What are you making for Valentine’s Day?