This beautiful purple magnetic mat has apparently become my must have scrapbooking tool. After trekking to a friend's house today without it I realised how much I rely on the magnetic properties to align the photos, ribbons etc on my project. The ruler keeps things like ribbon in place while glue is drying and there are also a few small magnets that can be used to keep things in place and even keep foam embellishments from unfolding from the desired shape. The size is another huge plus, after using 12x12 mats this one is a joy to work with.
This is a fantastic item. I have used it since receiving it. Making it a self healing mat was an excellent idea, the metal ruler is great and the magnets are strong and hold even heavy embellishments in place allowing you to move items and set your page up just as you like, before glueing. My daughter in law and I scrap together and both love this item. Will be getting her one for Christmas!
I love this product so much! Scrapbooking and papercrafting makes so much SENSE now that it's EASY and ACCURATE to do my cutting! Plus, it's awesome to be able to create a layout, pin it down easily and quickly with a couple mags, and move the whole board to make space to pull out some other accents and such without papers going flying around everywhere!
First, I have to say that the magnetic mat I received does not look like the picture. It is pink and scalloped. But that aside, I had no idea how handy it would be to layer my projects in place with the magnets while designing. The ruler is very magnetic, can hold large items down firmly. Also, it is so convenient to measure right there on my mat.
This is always in my workspace. It protects my table; but I also use it to line up items, hold items in place while I decide where to place them, and as the mat for my WRM circle cutter. It easily cleans with my wipes. I never scrap without it! Oh, and I did order extra magnets--they also help flatten paper after I have misted or painted it.
Used in this layout: Fantastic Day
I will say that being new to the crafting world has been exciting ! This is a must have for a newbie or a seasoned crafter. And crafter is a loose word because I used this for crafting with paper, sewing, cutting, stamping,etc. What a great all around item. the ruler with the magnetic bottom holds well. Many thanks for another must haves.
Has rulers horizontally & vertically...can use centimeters or inches...guides for cutting at an angle...and reverse side has rulers AS WELL.
I also own the purple one and the reverse is blank. This will last much longer; being able to use both sides.
Magnets are also a bonus...do not peel and hold tightly. Great buy!
I had the basicgrey magnetic cutting mat, but after a few uses it ended up warping and curling. This mat works the same way, but I have not had any problems with it! I love the size of the mat, it makes a huge difference! This is a great mat to work with. The only thing I wish is that it came in pink :)!!
Used in this scraproom: Desk Area
Love that this mat it is so large and magnetic too. I also bought the magnetic posts along with it (I strongly recommend this). This allows me to use my ruler or the posts (usually the posts) to hold my projects down and frees up my hands for steadier stamping, cutting etc.
I got this in the mail today and opened it immediately. I got to work on my first project and I can say I love it already. It holds down your project tightly. The extra magnets were definitely needed. I am buying one for my sister for her birthday!!!!
This magnetic mat is great! I could never get a paper trimmer to cut evenly. Nothing would be square. With this, I almost never use my trimmers anymore. I have the circle cutter too but haven't tried it yet.
I had the opportunity to use my mat at a crop this weekend. Everyone loved how big it was and how convenient it was to work on. It was definitely worth the wait to purchase it!
The only thing i find magnetic about the mat is the ruler that comes with it i was hoping the mat itself was magnetic because i have a lot of small thin dies that manage to get lost and was hoping the magnet would hold the small peices in place. the color is pretty but that's all i can say about it.
I have bought other WRMK products and have been very happy with them but this was either me hoping for too much or was I mesled?
I bought my WRMK Magnetic Mat the Spring of 2010 and I absolutely love it. It stays out on my scrapbooking table at all times and I use it every time I scrapbook. It's a definite must have for me. I scrapbook a lot of double-page 12x12 layouts and this mat helps me to line up all my papers, photos, ribbon, etc. etc. perfectly straight all the way across both pages. I can scrap both sides at the same time by centering them on the mat at the 9" mark. Then only a couple inches hang off each side which is not bad. I use the Basic Grey magnetic refills with this mat (I have 2 pkgs - or 20 magnets total) since I've had a hard time finding the WRMK ones anywhere. I store my Ranger craft sheet underneath this magnetic one and just slide it out when I need it. I have the older purple version of this mat. The only difference that I can tell between mine and this new pink one is that mine doesn't have the scalloped edges, my ruler doesn't have the holes going across in the middle, and the purple one didn't come with any magnets. It's nice that they're including four now.
I have the older (purple) version of this and I LOOOOVE it!! It never leaves my scrapping table unless I go to a friend's house to scrap. This is well-made and absolutely perfect as a scrap mat. The magnetic ruler is genius and really helps with lining up pieces, holding pages in place and everything else. Definitely worth the purchase!
I love making Greeting Cards and Scrapbook pages, I don't know how I managed wihtout the Memory Keepers Magnetic Mat & Ruler! It has made crafting my projects easier and much more professional looking. This is a definate Must Have product for my crafting!
I too had the Basic Grey mat. The main reason I ordered this one was because I liked the idea of a bigger size. The 12x12 was fine unless you had paper with the little bottom 1/2 inch tag thing, which is on most patterned paper.
This is a great mat but I wish it were a self healing mat. The magnets are strong and the paper won't move! The straight cutter and ruler are fantastic. The circle cutter takes a while to get used to and I also must have cut too deep while using it because my mat has circle cuts in it. That's the only thing that I'm disappointed with. Other than that - it's a great mat! I love the size of the mat.
The day this arrives I had to do a project that required a line by line search, on single spaced lined sheet. How nice to have this to hold the sheet and allow me to move down line by line. Cut my search time in half.
I was SO excited when I saw this mat - I am completely obsessed with purple and most of my scrapbooking equipment is purple so I immediately ordered it. When it arrived I was SO disappointed - it is pink!! Kind of a magenta . . . . .certainly not purple!!