This tool leaves traditional tweezers in the dust. The "Quicker-Poker-Picker-Upper" tool by QuicKutz is like having a third hand as you scrap. Use this quick stick to poke die-cut letters or shapes and easily remove them from paper. The pointed, sticky end makes it easy to pick up tiny shapes, beads and embellishments and place them exactly where you want them.
This tool is similar to the Silhouette America Pick Me Up Tool (sa-qk-tool-04)
This is such a great tool! I wasn't sure I would use it much but I find myself using it on almost every project now and am going to order a few more so I always have one on hand. The only thing I didn't like was that the instructions on the tool itself are not very clear. When you first receive your stick -DO NOT TRY AND TWIST CAP OFF - it pulls off. I ended up wasting quite a bit of the "sticky stuff" just trying to get the silly cap off). Also, store and use your stick without the clear tool end (it pulls out) this prevents the "sticky stuff" from coming out by accident or when you don't want it to.
This is the most clever device to help with the smallest of items for my scrapbooking and cardmaking. This is extremely helpful when I am working with rhinestones. I have long thick nails and accidentaly dropped many rhinestones and had them all picked up in no time with the help of the 'sticky' end. The fact that this is more than a quick-picker-upper, the other end of stick, you have a flat tip scrapper (this helped me to remove thin stickers from it's packaging) and a very sharp tool to pierce or get into the tinest of places. I use the Quickstik everyday and have told several people about how helpful this is in every day life. You get a lot for the money you pay for this.
This tool is like having a third hand! I didn't realize that it's really 3 tools in one: sticky point to pick up small embellies and pieces; pointy end to poke out small pieces and corners of die-cuts; and flat part to hold items steady for placement. the end opposite of the sticky point has the other 2 tools. It pulls out, and I use it frequently to hold things and to poke out die-cuts that didn't cut all the way. I love it! No more torn corners because a punch didn't punch all the way through, and no more struggling with adhering tiny pieces.
This is one of those things I delayed in purchasing because I didn't think I really needed it. Once I got it I wondered what I did without it! The tacky end is so good at picking up little bitty things, nothing else works as well! The tool end is flat and hard so it will lift the corner of things easily.
I use the tacky end to hold letters and dies while I dab liquid adhesive on the back. You can cover the whole surface, which you can't do with tweezers. Great tool!
I love rhinestones but i hate having to try and pick the tiny ones up, get glue on it, and stick it down b/c i can't see beneath my finger. This picks them up easily allows me to dip them in a drop of glue i have on some vellum and then place them exactly where I want them.
The only problem i have (whcih is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5) is that it doesn't 'release' easily if you dont have enough of yoru embellishment to hold down in place.
I work with very tiny rhinestones and had a bit of a problem getting them to stay down b/c i couldn't hold the stone down and use the stick. but for larger than .3 mm objects it will work great. And if any of the tacky stuff gets left on it scraps right off with the other end of the stick.
I love the utility of this tool. I use the hard flat side for pulling small pieces off my Cricut and for lifting the corners of things. The sticky side is great also because it does let you easily pick up those small little embellies better than the tweezers. The price is great too. My only complaint about this product is that the sticky will seep out if you accidentally bump its cap and then suddenly the sticky stuff is in the top of the cap and you need to buy a new one. It would seem to me that quality control could easily rectify this problem. If this were fixed, I would definitely give 5 stars.
This is a negative review for the QuickStik. I was expecting more than this product delivers.
I was excited about the item and thus was willing to pay the shipping costs which was about as much as the product. Therefore:
A) It can be hard to get it to even pick something up.
B) The green 'pick up adhesive" is constantly oozing out.
C) When it does pick something up, you have to use some other tool to hold your embellishment down while you are pulling the QuickStik away.
This separate tool of some sort is critical. The QuickStik only performs HALF the job you need when applying embellishments to your project. It needs to leave the embellishment behind on your project somehow. Tweezers and fingers can do the job but they are awkward and clumsy.
D) This problem should be emphasized in the product description or a separate tool should be included.
E) Remember: If you do purchase this item be aware that it only performs HALF THE JOB needed when applying items onto on your project.
END NOTE: As you need a second tool to get everything to work, it's not worth it to buy this. Come up with your own ideas like the tweezers.
I bought two of these tools; I already had one! As anyone who has arthritis in the hands knows how difficult is can be to work with tiny items. This tool helps immensely, particularly if one also uses a set of tweezers in the other hands. The QuickStik has a sticky end with which I can grab a small/tiny die cut, sequin, beads, etc - that's a terrific help for everyone!
I purchased three of these. Two were for my sisters-in-law. we are all three in our late 60 early 70s and sometimes can't quite manage the delicate little things. This tool makes it real simple to pick up and place small, small items like the dot of the I. Wonderful, would recommend to all my friends.
What did I do without it? If you work with die-cut alphas and small embellishments, this is a must have tool.
Just be sure not to move the sticky end's plastic covering unless you need to or you end up using too much of the sticky stuff - I noticed that my tool kept getting bumped somehow and so the sticky end was used before I knew it. Otherwise, I love mine.
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