I have a 12x12 mat that I use when planning layouts but I am getting a new 12" circle cutter for christmas and I will need to use it for cutting since my old CM one is 10x12. I am thinking of getting a magnetic mat (either the BG one or the new WR Memory keepers one) or getting a 16x24 mat. I am a 2 page scrapper and love the idea of lining up 2 pages but I also like the idea of the magnetic mat. The magnetic mats are $40 in Canada so getting two is not an option. For those who have the magnetic mats are they worth it? The large mat is only $14 so its hard not to consider the price difference.
Edited by CorrieW on 10-23-10 07:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
The new CM mat is 12x12 ... that's what I use for the 12" circle cutter
I know they have the new 12x12 mat but I have a 12x12 cutterped mat that I use for page planning and it will be my new cutting mat. I am thinking of getting a magnetic mat (12x12) or a really large mat (16x24).
what is the advantage of the glass mat over a self healing mat?
I have heard you get a much better cut and the mat lasts forever (unless you break it). btw does anyone know if AC Moore has the BG mats in the store? I have a trip to Buffalo coming up and can stop in one.
The glass mat is a hard surface and the metal blade sits on top of the glass and glides on it (as opposed to digging into a self healing mat).
You will immediately see the difference when cutting on glass especially when cutting shapes, circles, ovals, etc. The blade can change direction a lot easier on glass. Once you try a glass mat you will have a eureka "this is GREAT" moment...followed by "why didn't I buy a glass mat sooner!"
I have a glass counter saver next to my stove. Can I use it to try out a glass cutting mat before investing in one. Are they the same thing?? This really sounds like I don't know ANYTHING, but I've never seen anyone using a glass cutting mat of any kind.