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Make an exception for this one! I got my Cricut after Thanksgiving this year and the mats were brand new and very sticky. I couldn't get the die cuts off without the paper curling up on what I had just cut, and especially on the leftover paper. I went out the next day and saw the whole tool kit for the Cricut, but didn't think I needed all of those items. I ended up getting this spatula for around $5, and it's really the only thing I need for getting paper and die cuts off the mats. Now that the mat has been used a few times, it's easier to get the paper off, but this is still an invaluable tool. Worth every penny!
Used in this project: Christmas 2009
I told my honey that I really didn't need the Cricut tools, but oh my gosh!! He bought me this little spatula. It is a dream to use! I absolutely love it. How important is it? Well my 2 yr old loves it also and now I can't find it. So, scrapping without it is a little testy at times. The intricate pieces are hard to remove, my fingernail bends the paper, and it is harder to clean the mat. So.....get one!! Keep it handy. You will love it.
Used in this project: Miracle in the news
This tool is fantastic. It easily slides under the paper after you have used your cricut to lift your design off the sticky mat. Why this isn't included in the tool set is beyond me. This tool is not just for the cricut - you could use it with any die cut machine. I finally have found the tool that keeps me from ripping my designs as I pull them off the mat.
This is simply a must have for anyone who uses the cricut machines!!! It makes removing all your die cuts simply come off the most sicky mat like butter without ripping or ruining your hard work and precious time. Cricut should really think of placing this in their tool kit it certainly is something every cricut owner should have on hand!!
I love this tool! I recently bought one, and Im glad I did! I wish I would have bought one when I got my cricut. I dont know how many projects I had to re-do because when I tried to pull them off the pad, they would rip. It makes it so much easier to get the "dots" of the letter "i" without losing it, or having it totaly stuck on there!
Used in this project: scrap space
It's amazing how such a little piece of plastic and metal can be so ridiculously useful. This little bugger is great for the use in which it was intended--to peel off those hard-to-remove pieces from your Cricut cutting mat. It does the job, and I believe it was a necessary purchase when I bought my Cricut.
You will really get a lot of use out of this spatula, especially when you are using a new cutting mat with thin paper. This spatula makes it easy to remove the paper from the mat. It's not useful with cardstock so much, nor is it needed when the mat is older and less sticky.
For the life of me, I don't understand why this is not included in the tool kit that Cricut puts out. The thin metal makes it so easy to slide any cut off of your mat. This is also not limited to Cricut users--- use it with any cutting mat for an wonderfully easy lift!!
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