Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: The Many Uses of Baby Wipes

Happy Tuesday everyone and thank you for stopping by for another Quick Tip Tuesday!

The other day, someone asked me what was the one thing I couldn't do without in my craft room. That was a very hard question to answer. I love my Cricut and Cuttlebug and of course paper. But the one item that would be hard to do without for me is baby wipes. I use them for so many things.
Some of the ways I use baby wipes:
  • Wipe ink off my stamps after I use them.
  • I use them to refresh my Cricut mat when the tackiness starts to wear off. Just scrub the wipe across the mat to remove the paper residue.
  • I use them to gently wipe the rollers and bottom floor of my Cricut. I like to use paper with glitter and it tends to get everywhere. The wipes remove it and other lint and paper scraps.
  • I carefully use it to clean the Cricut blade when paper gets caught up in there.
  • I used them to clean my hands when I get ink or marker on them.
I buy the Wal-Mart brand and they are inexpensive and come in a plastic tub that is perfect for storage once the wipes are gone. You could even have fun decorating the tub but I haven't gotten around to that project yet!
Here's a unique use for the wipes...I found an awesome tutorial from Beate Johns of Splitcoast Stampers. Check out the video here:
I had to try this technique and I love it! I cut a bookmark from George and Basic Shapes in glossy cardstock, and then used the baby wipe with inks to create the background. A Tim Holtz tree stamp and K Andrew Designs Thankful stamp and I have a quick and easy bookmark
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love to hear your uses for baby wipes!



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13 comments:

  1. I use baby wipes for lots of things too, but I didn't know they could be used on a Cricut mat to clean it. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I love this info! I know a lot of people love baby wipes, but you were so specific in its uses. I'll have to get a tub to use.

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  3. I use baby wipes for crafting all the time - but have never tried your idea for my Cricut mats. I'll give that a go next time I'm ready to throw one out. I'm all for extending its life!!

    Lovely bookmark too!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

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  4. I love using Baby wipes. They are great for crafting. Love the technique I will have to try that.

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  5. OMGosh! too awesome. Thanks a million. I love these suggestions. That tag is GREAT!

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  6. They're just the best, aren't they? You reminded me that I need to clean my rollers. Thanks for the video link as well.
    Hugs,

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  7. Great baby wipe tips! And the video is awesome, I'm so glad to see you try this technique you tag is stunning! :)

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  8. Love the tip today! I might have to stop off for some baby wipes!

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  9. This is just a great post I am all about baby wipes. As akindergarten teacher it is a very important item in our classroom. And I have two containers open at all times at home. LOVE THEM!!!
    Charlotte

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  10. Like your tips. I use the baby wipes for cleaning my Cricut mat. Was surprised the other day that the container with wipes was less cost than the refill pkg.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  11. Like all your suggestions of using a baby wipe. I especially like the technique of using ink on a baby wipe and using it to apply the ink to a project.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002atsbcglobaldotnet
    www.the2pinkladies.com

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  12. Thank you for the wonderful new way to use baby wipes! Have you ever forgotten to fasten the lid and the wipes dried out? Well, don't throw them away! They make fabulous 'handmade' paper! They tear with the most beautiful edge! The dried wipes absorb inks and look awesome when stamped!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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