This is no magic trick - but the results are so magical that you simply won't believe your eyes! The Original Magic Mat Cutting Pad from Scrapbook.com is going to change the way die cut on all your projects.
The Standard Magic Mat is compatible with the following machines when using a standard platform and a standard cutting plate:
The Standard Magic Mat is not recommended for use in machines that are not on the list above.
*Review product images for die cutting sandwiches using the Magic Mat with this machine. For more sandwich configurations and user tips, be sure to check out our Top Magic Mat Questions Answered video!
Contents: 2 standard-sized Scrapbook.com Magic Mat Cutting Pads
Size: Cutting Pad measures 6.125" x 8.75" with a thickness of 3mm
What Is The Magic Mat?
Say goodbye to the typical cracking and etching you're used to in standard plastic cutting pads. With The Original Magic Mat, you won't have to worry about deep plastic cutting pad impressions getting transferred to your new project. And these are just a few of the many fabulous tricks up the Magic Mat's sleeves!
Tips For Using Your Scrapbook.com The Original Magic Mat:
This is a Scrapbook.com exclusive product
Number of pieces: 2
I was so excited to get my magic mat. After watching the video I thought this is the best idea ever. Well....the first time I used it on my big shot, it warped. Not sure why. Watched video over and I did exactly what I was suppose to do. It also did not cut as well as the video showed, although the video did not use an intricate die. Sure, a square or tag is fine but not so well with an intricate die. You definitely still have to use the precision base plate for the intricate dies. Happy I got it on sale. Not worth the full price. Also to thin to use on some die cutting machines especially the electric ones. In my opinion it was made for the big shot. So if you are going to buy, don't buy it for any machine but the big shot and be aware it can warp.
Update: So I wanted to add that I put my heat tool to it and I was able to get the warping out. With the use of heat, I flatten the mat again. That made me happy. So I feel better. So if you experience warping issues that is a great way to fix it. You can not do that with regular cutting plates when they warp. I am raising my stars and will use for dies that are not intricate. I want to try on my electric machine but I am afraid to, plus it is much thinner then my cutting plates for my electric machine so it probably wont work. If I decide to experiment I will update you.
I have to say I used the livin' daylights out of mine this week and it works like a charm in my Gemini Jr with the plates shown in the video. Also, after it warped, I just heated it with my heat gun until it was nice and floppy and it flattened right out!
My prefer die-cutting machine is a Spellbinder's Platinum 6. It's about 4 years old and I use it daily. After a few tests with word dies and intricate Spellbinder's dies I fell in love. I do have a cardstock shim under the Magic Mat. It's just like anything else, it takes trial and error to get the kinks worked out. But man do I love not having any fuzzy pieces on my die cuts anymore. That's amazing! And the mat doesn't warp or buckle.
When I first saw the ad for this cutting pad, I thought it was a good idea. Now that I have one, I can tell you it is a game changer! I replaced my bottom plate with the pad and my die cuts are perfect and there is no "cracking" as the die goes through my Big Shot.
This is a great idea but it needs work. Iâ€™m using this with my Sizzix Big Kick and the platform.... doesnâ€™t cut entirely. Iâ€™ve tried it with a cardstock shim, without the shim, die facing up and facing down.
This mat is amazing. Actually, itâ€™s better than amazing but I canâ€™t find another adjective at the moment. My thinnest dies (Lawn Fawn box cards) do not come out with any signs of warping. And itâ€™s so smooth going through my Vagabond. And itâ€™s fantastic with one of my finely detailed die that Iâ€™ve tested.
I LOVE it when a new-to-market product exceeds my dreams. IF YOU ARE A DIE CUT MANIAC YOU MUST GET THIS!!
These mats are GREAT! I use mine with a cardstock shim. I love that there's not all the noise that come along with the normal mats. And the softer, self-healing nature of these mats have got to be better on the dies. So happy these came out!
I received my Magic Mat this week and have used it a lot on my FSJ Amaze (Platinum) die cutting machine. Iâ€™m happy to say it really works as advertised! The mat has not warped at all. Itâ€™s nice not to hear that cracking noise when I die cut. It handles most intricate does well - I did need to add a cardstock shim on some very thin, intricate dies, but I usually need to do that with conventional plates, too. I use a baby wipe to clean off any tiny bits of paper residue stuck in the mat. It also worked on my Gemini Jr, but I had to add the metal shim and three cardstock shims (I probably wonâ€™t use it with that machine). The only negative thing I can say is that it definitely has a strong smell to it - kind of like rubber. Iâ€™m sure that will go away after a while.
I purchased both the standard and extended Magic Mats. So far they are holding up as advertised. I have purchased countless regular cutting pads in the past, and no matter how careful they are handled, they need replacing far too soon. Definitely worth getting.
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