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.