Which Cricut Mat Should I use?

If you are just beginning, or maybe you have been crafting with your Cricut for several years now, I am sure at some point you have wondered, "What Cricut mat should I use? It can seem overwhelming at first but we are here to help you with that

The blue LightGrip Cutting Mat has a light adhesive grip to hold your lighter weight material down while your machine is cutting it but it isn't strong enough to rip your material while removing it from the mat after the cutting process. The LightGrip mat is great for:

  • Construction Paper
  • Light Weight Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Washi Tape Sheets
  • White/Light Color Printer Paper
  • Wrapping Paper

The green StandardGrip Cutting Mat is one of the most popular mats and is perfect for cutting medium-weight materials. Use the StandardGrip mat on:

  • Adhesive Foil
  • Cardstock
  • Heavy Cardstock
  • Iron-on/Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Patterned Paper
  • Sticker Paper
  • Vinyl

The purple StrongGrip Cutting Mat has the strongest adhesive of them all to hold your heavier weight material such as:

  • Chipboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Faux Leather
  • Faux Suede
  • Magnet Sheets/Material
  • Thick Cardstock
  • Wood (basswood or balsawood)

The pink FabricGrip Mat is hard to describe as it has a strong grip but light adhesive--perfect for your fabric material!!! Some of the fabric material we have used on it:

  • Canvas
  • Cotton
  • Denim
  • Faux Suede
  • Felt
  • Polyester

Hopefully this little guide will help (and print out the guide or screenshot it on your phone for easy access!)

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