Sticky scissors Got You Down? The Hot Tip Queen can Help!

If you get down and frustrated when your good scissors get gooey from cutting Sticky Strip or other adhesive, the Hot Tip Queen has an easy hint that can help.

The Hot Tip Queen expounds on sticky Paper Snips at Stamping Madly"Sage gets all huffy when her lovely, sharp Paper Snips get gooey because she's been cutting Sticky Strip with them again.  I've told her to use other scissors when she cuts that stuff, but she won't do what I tell her, even though she knows I'm right.

"At least I've trained her to keep some alcohol wipes in her craft room.  You can use rubbing alcohol and a rag or paper towel, too, but those little packaged wipes you can get at the drug store are really convenient.  I notice she cleans her Snips more often since she started using the them.

"All she has to do is open one of the wipes, and rub it on the blades of the scissors (carefully, so she doesn't cut her fingers), and it will take the sticky adhesive off.  It takes some good rubbing to get all the goo off, but it's so easy she doesn't get huffy any more.  She used to use some awful-smelling stuff, but I told her that was bad for her.  I'm glad she listens to me some of the time."

Cleaning sticky scissors and Paper Snips

The Hot Tip Queen can get a little bossy, can't she?!  But she is right, and I do clean off the sticky mess more often since I started keeping alcohol wipes in one of the craft table drawers.  I used to make a production of asking customers in my classes to use other scissors instead of my good Paper Snips, but that was like trying to herd cats.  Now I just plan on cleaning my scissors when they get gooey, and everybody's happy.

So if sticky scissors have got you down, try this hint from the Hot Tip Queen!

4 Responses to Sticky scissors Got You Down? The Hot Tip Queen can Help!

  1. Julia Gibson March 9, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I keep a tiny little spray bottle of Goo Gone on my work table and spritz a bit of that on my scissors with a paper towel behind them and that works too. And it smells really nice and doesn’t dry out your fingers like alcohol can. Just an option to offer—– ­čÖé

  2. Sage Kimble March 9, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Thanks, Julia. I dont know Goo Gone, all I have is Un-Du, which smells like I shouldnt use it with my chemical sensitivities. Ill have to look for Goo Gone.

    Sage Kimble
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
    sage@stampingmadly.com

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

  3. Julia Gibson March 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Sage, the Goo Gone will be found in the isle of your grocery store that has cleaning supplies. Stores like Home Depot also have it. I lucked out one time and was able to get a small little bottle of it, almost like a sample size. So I keep that refilled in my studio. if you are subject to allergies, you might want to smell it first though. I think it smells sweet. It is also just a little oily so do use paper towels with it. I love it for removing price stickers from things and keep my main bottle under the kitchen sink.

  4. Sage Kimble March 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Ill look for it, although the alcohol works fine for me. Its always good to have options. Thanks,

    Sage Kimble
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
    sage@stampingmadly.com

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

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