I've started scrapbooking not long ago and I don't have a lot of tools or supplies.
I have the Making Memories tool kit and used the mini self healing mat for eyelets. It's nice, but quite small.
I bought a paper trimmer in a small craft store here in Germany, but I'm not satisfied at all with it. Can't cut my paper properly, the cuts aren't really straight, the blade doesn't cut well and there is no edge to "block" the paper and prevent it from moving while cutting. Basically, I need a new trimmer and some kind of mat to protect my desk.
What kind of mat do I need? Is there a difference between self healing mat, cutting mat, splat mat or craft mat?
I've found the We R Memory Keepers 16x20 magnetic mat with ruler, and when I watched the video, I saw that there's also a trimmer which I can buy too. I didn't find it on scrapbook.com though, so I wonder if it may be included with the magnetic mat? Is it a self healing mat, can I have layouts with brads on it or set eyelets and it stays as new?
Do I need that kind of mat, or something else? I've also found a non stick craft sheet, but I don't know if I need it? For the moment I only have some patterned paper, some brads and eyelets, and that's basically it. I'll soon receive Shimmerz paint and stickles glitter glue, do you think I really need a cutting mat AND a non stick sheet? Or maybe something completely different? I saw there are some glass mats, but I prefer working with something not breakable (bit clumsy hehe ). I found other mats, but they seem to be for some crafting machines I don't have (Cricut mats or something?). What about a splat mat from Bazzill Basics? Is it like a cutting mat or like a non stick sheet?
If you advise for the magnetic mat from We R Memory Keepers, do you think I should buy the magnetic trimmer, or should I go for a "stand-alone" trimmer? I've seen the one from Fiskars and it seems to be popular, what do you think?
I'm a bit lost and would like to invest in good tools!
Thank you sooooo much for your advice and your help!