Originally Posted by mytwogirls
Yes, it happens to me on the light colored ribbons too. I keep a metal nail file handy when I cut mine. When the ribbon starts turning brown, I take the nail file and file the gunk off the tip. Curious to see how other people do it. Also, I usually try and cut all the dark colors at the same time, and light ones, etc. I think it happens more if you go from cutting a dark piece to a light piece.
Love the nail file idea! Yes, this happens to me too. It is also a very good idea to leave it on for awhile to burn off the excess. I use a dremel with an abrasive stone in it to re-sharpen the edge also.