How To Tuesday! Make a 12x12 Cricut mat into a Silhouette SD mat!
I have to be honest. I am in love with my Silhouette SD, but I absolutely hate the Silhouette mats. I hated them from the first day I got them. They are flimsy, they don't last (even when I clean them after every use) and they are very expensive! I don't use my Cricut as much as I use to, but I do think that Cricut has the best cutting mats! I can scrub those babies down and they always bounce right back, plus a pack of two 12x12 Cricut mats is still half the price of a single Silhouette mat!
a 12x12 Cricut cutting mat
a Silhouette SD mat (for sizing)
blue painters tapemarker
If you're a paper crafter, my guess is that you have all of these materials around your house anyways. This is very easy, I will never buy a Silhouette mat again :)
Step 1: Lay your Silhouette SD mat on top of the Cricut mat, and mark where the mat ends. Draw a line with your ruler...
|use silhouette mat to measure where you'll cut the cricut mat|
|use ruler to draw a line down cricut mat|
|score the line with the craft knife|
Step 4: Add blue painters tape to each side of your cut Cricut mat. This is very important!! Without the tape, your mat will not be able to roll into the Silhouette SD cutter. I placed my blue tape about 1.5cm in on each side. I simply trimmed whatever tape was hanging off the edges.
|A new Silhouette SD mat!!!|
<3 Rachel w k