Over and over again, I read on blogs that people don't use their Xyron sticker makers because of all the stringy, sticky bits that are always hanging on. Well, personally I couldn't live without mine. I love to use with all the smaller cuts from my Cricut, especially titles. Here's what I do before I pull the top plastic off.
Flip the entire thing ove and run something flat over it several times. I use my Cricut spatula (it works devine). Then I take my embossing tool (I have used a pencil also) and outline all around each cut, including all the insides and holes.
I really dislike messing with the Zig glue on little tiny pieces, I always end up getting glue every where. So this technique really helps keep my projects clean. I know this is an extra step, but it really works!