Monday, October 8, 2012

Money-Saving Monday #9

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Happy Monday peeps!!  First off, let me say WELCOME to our new subscribers, blog buddies and Facebook friends! It's so great that you took a few minutes out of your day to come hang with us!!

Welcome to edition #9 of Money-Saving Monday.  Our helpful and money-saving tip today comes from AJ at AJ Scrapbooking and Cards.

A few months ago I was at a Scrapbook Expo and saw a neat little tool that helped you to pick up tiny pieces of paper and place them exactly where you want them.  (Just think: Mickey Mouse Cricut Cartridge...the tiniest cuts EVER!)  It was a wooden stick that was placed in a tiny container of sticky stuff (resin maybe?) and then the sticky stuff would help you pick up tiny cuts.  If I remember right, it was around $6, and I really wanted one at the time but passed on it.



Thank goodness I did, because the two items above serve exactly the same purpose PERFECTLY!  All you need is a toothpick and a glue dot or two.  As long as the glue dot is flexible (not like a foam dot or dimentional) any brand should work.



Place the toothpick on one side of the glue dot and roll it to the other side, so that the glue is on the very end and all sides of the toothpick.



It should look something like the toothpick in the photo above when you're done.



Once you've finished applying the glue dot to the toothpick, you have a perfect picker-upper!  And when your tiny piece of paper gets to it's destination, it will release easily from the toothpick and live happily ever after, glued down to it's new spot!

If you have any money-saving tips or tricks you would like to share, please email me using my contact page.  Your tip and blog may be featured on a future edition of Money-Saving Monday!


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

7 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

I came across the pick me up and through no way am I spending that much, I made my own out of a pen that no longer worked and some tacky (the stuff that you use to hold paper to walls that won't leave marks and can easily be removed) works like a charm and can be used for months!! Great idea with the tooth pick thought A.J!! Hope you had a great weekend!
Kristan

Cissy Prestage said...

What a great idea! I have some small tweezers, but sometimes even they are too large to grasp what I need. I'm going to give it a try! TFS!
Have a great day!
Cissy

Creative M said...

TFS!!Great Tip!!
Oh!I tried the tip on cleaning my Criciut mat and it worked and continues to work...Thanks!It saved me money!!
Migdalia

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love It!! So what are you working on with that little piece of paper. lol Just scraps maybe =)

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is so awesome! I gotta give this a try!

Susie

The Archiving Angel said...

Now, look who is the brilliant one!
Outstanding!!!
You are such a money saver!
Thank you!
I love this!!!!

Paula Gale said...

Great money saving idea Amy - I bet the person who 'invented' the versions you have to buy first started out with this idea and took it forwards... they may have under-estimated the minds of us crafters as clearly, things can be done cheaper and more simply! Good for you for passing it over.

regards

Paula x x x