Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How to Make a Homemade Quick Stick to Attach Small Cricut Layers

I recently viewed a video by Creations with Christina where she used a QuicKutz Quick Stick to attach tiny layers to her card. I could not find one locally so I decided to make my own. Mine is a little different, but it works great when attaching little pieces to your cards or layouts. I wish I would of thought of this sooner! You won’t believe how easy this is to make.

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78 comments:

ysd_54 said...

Thanks for sharing and for thinking of this. Another type of tool to use would be a toothpick or a skewer. Now the ways are endless. I didn't mind your oops about the blog address, I already have it as one of my favorites.

Karen said...

great idea with the stylist. I made my own by putting zig two way glue on a pencil eraser works but I like that yours can pick up those really tiny pieces and you can see where they are

char52 said...

Wow, great idea. I searched high and low, then
ordered online to get the one Christina had... I should have seen this first.

Rae said...

Thank you for sharing. I have used Fun Tack and a skewer, but that was bulky. This is so much easier. I will use it for my rhinestones, etc. from now on. You are on my Favorites list.

Pat said...

May 8th is my 46th Wedding Anniversary. I know my husband would love for me to win this cartridges for our Anniversary! LOL!

Love your idea for the pick-up stick!

June-Marie said...

Thanks for another great and very easy tip Linda....and I agree, wish you would have thought of this sooner!.....
jmbody@shaw.ca

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea. I am going to try this next time I have small pieces to work with!

Dusti said...

You have come up with another great technique... Soon we will have to name you the Queen of Techniques.

Hugs
Dusti

Nellie said...

Great idea's! Thank you so much!

Donna said...

Love the Quick Stick idea, you are a "tip" genius. Thanks for sharing.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Viv said...

Brilliant Linda!! So simple and so effective! Why can't I have a brain cell that actually works and comes up with these clever ideas! Viv xxx

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

Jamie said...

Very creative:)

Love That Bug said...

Linda,
thank you so so much for this. I am definately going to try it
Hugs
Stacy

bunnyc said...

great tip. You can also try using a small dot of tax. Not sure of the spelling. It's the stuff that looks like clay but leaves no residue on walls or wherever it's placed. I always enjoy your videos. thank you

VeronicaA said...

Thanks for such a nifty tip. This is practical and effective. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making our crafting projects easier to do. Great tips!

sharon
svrenna1@columbus.rr.com

Cindy said...

Great tips! SO easy. Thanks!

♥sdalla♥ said...

Thank you! No more sticking to my fingers. Great idea.

♥sdalla♥

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity! Happy Birthday! Mine is May 7th!

Julie said...

What a great idea. I even have a stylist that I don't use. Of course I have the quick stick too.
Love all your ideas.

Jaimie said...

Great idea! Love your blog...thanks!

Ann said...

Your idea is of course way cheaper, but the ultimate pick-up stick for me is the Pulpdent "Pic-N-Stic", which is made for the dental industry, but is also available to individuals. Thanks for sharing this idea, though.

Ruth said...

You always come up with the best techniques. I LOVE watching your videos. Thank you for the opportunity to get this great cartridge.
Ruth
irlundsten@aol.com

Inez Montemayor said...

Thanks for sharing your idea! I'm glad I saw your great tutorial before I bought one. Have a Great Day! inezmontemayor@yahoo.com

Weezie said...

Great idea. Love your blog and your great ideas.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a great idea. I have been searching for it too in our local area and there was nothing. I will definately use this little trick. TFS

Anonymous said...

Hello and greetings from Portugal. Because craft materials are scarse here so often I have to either improvise or like you make my own. I've make a quick-stick too with a long toothpick and some tacky putty like Patafix from UHU. It's just like the real thing!

LMcBurney said...

I have a quick stick and it really helps me with small pieces. Your version is wonderful. I will share it with friends. I love your blog! Thank you also for the cartridge give-a-way.

lindagk23 said...

What a great idea! I too have been searching for one of these, so now I'm going to give this a try! :) Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

kris said...

What a great tip. I will be sure to use it. Have a great birthday!

Kris said...

You are so CLEVER!!! I have tons of stylus' around!! Thanks!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mimi777 said...

Thanks for sharing the Quick Stick tip. Easy as pie and one that will come in handy! I have the type of tweezers that you show in your video but this will work so well for those " pull your hair out" tiny ones! Thanks so much!

Patty said...

Thank you for the video! I have a quick stick but I am forever misplacing it and this is a very easy remedy!

I too have a May birthday!

Thank you for the chance to win a cartridge.
SouthernGypsy (patty)

kals said...

I have a Quick Stick but will not buy another. Thanks for the great idea.
Kathy

The Miners said...

Very clever.. I love my quikstik

Liz said...

ingenious...thanks for being generous enough to share it...I keep leaving mine in the car and the tip melts!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Thank you for sharing your great idea with us.

veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

jean said...

wow thanks for the great tip!!!jean

Craft Me This said...

Great tip thanks for the video that helps to see in real time.

areakka said...

Duh, wish I'd thought of this. I saw Christina's video also and have searched everywhere for the QuickStik. Even online they're all sold out. Now I can save my money for other supplies. Yippee and thanks.

Deneen said...

Wow! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Great idea! Wish I had seen it before I bought the quick stick. Works just as well and I love to save money!

tina said...

Thanks for the much needed tip. I am new and can use all the help I can get!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

You always have such great ideas and they all work! Love it. I learn so much from you! Thanks for sharing.

TYJ419 said...

Super! Thanks for sharing. I do have one but when its runs out I'll be sure to remember this tip.

Anonymous said...

Great idea...thanks for the tip!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Debbie said...

Great tips thanks!
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

ScrappyMama said...

Aren't you the clever one????!! Thanks for the chance to win...I've got my fingers crossed!!!

GailPellegrin said...

Great idea for picking up small bits. It will come in handy. Thanks for sharing.

gailpellegrin@att.net

Marionment said...

What a neat trick. Thanks for sharing.
marionment@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. So simple and with tools we all have.
Glenda
GlendaDemorest@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

Simple, but fabulous! Thanks for showing us.

Pixie Camembert said...

Hi, Linda.
What a GREAT idea! Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. I am going to dig out a stylus right now! Thanks so much for sharing your ingenious idea. Love watching your videos and seeing your blog posts. They are very inspirational and get me to my craft room with at least a starting idea. Thanks again.
Sally in Stockton

Leanna said...

Whew, and I spend good money and waited 6 months for the QuicKuts to get here. Love your idea, love it, love it.
Thanks so much.

Bonnie Garrett said...

Wow Happy Birthday - I hope you have a wonderful day! You deserve it!

And thank you also for the chance to win such a great cartridge! I only have the 3 that came with my machine so another one sure would be nice.

Bonnie Garrett
bgarrett32@att.net

lanagram said...

Thanks so very much for this... I saw the video and went looking for the quick stick. No luck here in MO. Your idea is GREAT!!!! Thanks for sharing your smarts with me...
lanagram@charter.net
So happy I found your site.

Hrvatica said...

What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.

La-Vie said...

Thank you for this tip. I almost bought an expensive tool to do this and this low budget way suits me much better! Thanks for the giveaway.

La-Vie

L_BORDE (@YAHOO.COM)

http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

Shushu22 said...

How very clever. I'm making this tomorrow.
Thanks!

Parcha said...

Thank you for this tip.!!!

Nana's Paper Things said...

Thanks for sharing this really quick tip on making a "sticky" tip!
LizW in TX

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love this and will be making and using this from now on. No more gluey fingers.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

kraftykat157 said...

Love the tag and the ideal for a quick stic

gdtwin1 said...

The simplest of ideas are the usually the best... Thanks for the tip! Wish my common sense would kick in a little more often!
Lisa
gdtwin1@yahoo.com

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I share your laughter, it's so simple we are all just thunking our heads saying "why didn't I think of that??" Thanks zgain!!!

helencoutoatmaildotcom

CarolynG said...

Such a CLEVER idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE your blog and all of your wonderful ideas!

Crafting Katie said...

You are so creative! What a fabulous idea! I was thinking of getting one too, since I always see Christina use hers. I'm so glad that I didn't!

Thanks for the shout out today too!

Barb A. said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea! You just saved me a bunch of money. I was going to buy a quick stix pen the next time I went shopping. Now I won't have to. Thanks a million.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Gloria Westerman said...

Thank you again for sharing this with us...I really needed something like this....I can't find the tool here...so this is prefect....tfs

AShu93 said...

I love my quickstik, but when it runs out, this is a great idea.

Karen said...

I love my QuickStick, but I could have made my own if I had been as smart as you!

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Kathi Silvia said...

Great idea! Thanks!! I can't find them here either but you can bet I'll be making one now!

Anonymous said...

I just recently came across your site and must say "You do a fabulous job!" Thank you for sharing, for inspiring, for teaching. Many thanks, Gloria

pcrusberg said...

I, too, have been looking for that tool. What a great alternative! Thanks!

tinadotcom.com said...

Linda, this tip is brilliant! I tried it myself with doublesided tape, non-permanent and it works so well. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs, Tina

Glenda said...

Good idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Great tips! SO easy. Thanks!

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