Quickly Clear Your Cricut or Other Die Cutting Mat

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Don't you just hate all those pesky little paper scraps that take forever to clear from your mat. I found a super efficient way to clear even the smallest of paper scraps in mere seconds. Watch the video to see how. It is also posted on You Tube, my channel is Creations By Christie. You are going to LOVE this one!!! No more picking. :D

You can get the Design Ruler HERE


JennyKozar July 18, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Thanks for the tip!

CherylP July 18, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

Great idea! Thanks for posting it!

Echo July 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

super! I happen to have this ruler and will definitely be giving this tip a try.

Thanks so much,

Anonymous July 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

That's great. TFS.

Mary July 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

Wonderful Tip!!!!!!!!

Michele July 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

good idea! thanks

Jana July 18, 2010 at 6:13 PM  

Super tip! thanks Christie

Beckie Williams July 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Awesome awesome tip!! Thanks for sharing

Sherry F. July 18, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

I have this ruler and will give it a try next time I use my cricut. You mentioned that it does not remove the stick... Does the tool that comes with the Cricut Tool Kit remove the kit because that is what I am using now? Thanks~ Sherry w/Scrapping With Sherry

Rockin Robin Caldwell July 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

Great tip Christie!!! I use either a "throw away/dummy" credit card, or an old CD to do this. But, your idea does it in "one fell swoop"!!! You rock. Rockin Robin C

Lynda July 18, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

Thanks for this great tip, Christie! I have Tim's ruler so will definitely use it the next time. Really appreciate you sharing this wonderful help. Lynda Hill

Terry@ a quilting blog July 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

Great tip!! TFS

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More July 18, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

gr8 tip, i use a large plastic spakle knife does the same , love not having to pick individual little pieces off the mat.

Patty July 18, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

Thanks Christie for the Tip! I so would be using my cricut spatula to do this and taking mucho time to do it!

Kristie Maynard July 18, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

What a great idea! I don't have Tim's ruler, but I'm sure I can figure something out that is similar. Great tip! Thanks!

Cindy - Cricut in the Classroom July 19, 2010 at 4:32 AM  

Thanks, I'll have to get me one of those. Sometimes it's the simplest things that work best!

Mungo July 19, 2010 at 5:15 AM  

A terrific tip, thank you

sherry d July 19, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
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sherry d July 19, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

Love it! Thinking i need to find either TH ruler or see if i have a beveled one around!

Idea Queen July 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

I avoid cutting a lot of images because I don't want to deal with all the little pieces and cleaning the mat. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. Can't thank you enough!!!!

Suscan July 19, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

Great tip.
Thanks for sharing!

Isabel Z July 19, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

If you were here I'd give you a hug for sharing this wonderful tip. I actually own Tim's ruler and this is going to save me so much time. I hated picking off all those little pieces. Thanks a million.

Anonymous July 19, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing. Appreciate the tip.

Nancy July 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

This is so unbelievably helpful!

Shawnee July 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

What a wonderful tip! TFS!!

Got2BCrafting July 19, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

Great tip... now I just need that ruler!! :) TFS Lori

One Crazy Life July 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

What a great tip! Thanks so much, this will save me lots of time picking all those little bits off my mat piece by piece. Can anyone tell me what cartridge this is? I love those letters and feel like I might need to buy this cartridge now!

Kate July 19, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

What a great tip! I wish I'd seen this earlier today! Thanks.

Chris July 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

I am going to try this next time I have a lot of little things. I usually use the scrapper but the ruler will go so much faster. TFS a great tip!

Ivy July 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

What size did you make your circles? I'm a first year teacher getting things ready!

Capescrapper July 21, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

Fantastic tip! I think a lot of Cricut users will be interested in knowing that time saver! Thanks!

Erin August 14, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Your a ROCKSTAR! Thanks so much. I am now a follower.

Brandi August 14, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

Thanks for sharing this great tip!

texaslady August 14, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

Wonderful and thanks so much for sharing such a simple idea.

Nana August 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

Wow that was fast and a great tip...thanks for sharing this...

suzyQ2 August 15, 2010 at 12:59 AM  

I love multipurposing tools! Does the adhesive build up on the ruler the way it does on the Cricut spatula?

rache August 15, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

good tip

Anonymous August 15, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

Great Tip. Where did you get the ruler?


Unknown August 15, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

I also would love to know where to get this ruler! What exactly is it called? Great tip......I have spent way too much time cleaning and picking at my mats.

Jan August 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Great tip. I have tiny little "dots" all the time and it's just so annoying!!! Great tip that I'll really use; and I even have the Tim Holtz ruler already, so that sure helps. And I love the ruler even without the tip.

MiniCooper452 August 15, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

Great tip. Thanks for sharing. Do you have a tip for "re"sticking the mats? Is there anyway to get those mats somewhat sticky again before you have to go out and buy a new one?

Gail August 15, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous August 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

What a find! Thanks! Evelyn

Unknown August 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

I added a link to where you can purchase the design ruler. It is right under the video. Happy crafting!!!

Lori (THCEO) August 16, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

WOW WOW WOW! I just found this tip and I definitely plan to get me a ruler. Thanks so much for sharing!

I am a senior DT member at Fantabulous Cricut (http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com) and plan to share your fabulous tip with our readers tomorrow for my "Quick Tip Tuesday", with a direct link to your blog and video.

Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

Allison and Adam August 18, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

OMG! I DO THAT! I thought i was so clever, seems i'm not the only one :)

Anonymous August 22, 2010 at 5:43 AM  


Thanks for the tip. It will certainly be faster than using the pancake spatula I was using.

Sonia August 26, 2010 at 1:11 AM  

Cool! Will have to try it.

RuthAnn May 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

Great tip, will have to get this ruler. Thanks for sharing.

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Anonymous June 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM  

Great tip! I have been using my cork-backed metal ruler the same way, I just turn it cork-side-up and at an angle. Metal rulers are thin, so it works great!

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