Can you use a Cricut mat in a Cameo?

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Posted 6/15/2012 by Fleur-de-Lisa in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 6/15/2012 12:15:35 AM
...has anyone tried?


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Posted: 6/15/2012 3:10:06 AM
Lisa I do all the time. I bought a bunch of Cameo mats when I got it last year when they had them on sale. They are super sticky and ruined a bunch of paper. So I used a cricut mat ever since. I just bought a new Cricut one for 8.5x 11 paper and works fine. I like them because they are sturdy vs the cameo type and paper doesn't get stuck.


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Posted: 6/15/2012 3:24:41 AM
I use them because they are easier to locate where I am. I have had no problems.


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Posted: 6/15/2012 3:33:28 AM
I have also noticed how sticky the mats were. Don't like that part. I will forsure be using the cricut from now on. Thanks for starting this thread.

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Posted: 6/15/2012 7:25:47 AM
I've decided I like the Cricut mats much better than the Silhouette ones. I seem to get a cleaner cut with them. I get a good cut with the Silhouette ones only if the mat is brand new, but if it is then paper tends to stick to it too much! Plus the Cricut ones are cheaper and easier to find. I cut the 12x24 ones in half and that's even more cost effective!


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Posted: 6/15/2012 9:21:29 AM
I absolutely LOVED how sticky the Cameo mat was, especially since I use textured cardstock. Holds great! When it finally started getting less sticky, I bought a 2-pack of the Cricut mats on sale at HL and they've worked just fine. The lines don't line up exactly the same, but you can get it pretty close. I think I've only had to recut something twice because of the lines being off.

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Posted: 6/15/2012 10:03:48 AM
Yep. I bought a package of the 12x24" mats so I could make longer cuts and they work just fine. I do, however, tend to stick with the Cameo mats ... I like them even though they can be a little sticky!

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Posted: 6/18/2012 8:35:40 PM
For the individuals that use cricut mats, Do you notice that you have to adjust the blade up or own when using cricut mats? I have read they are thicker ad so you have to adjust.


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Posted: 6/18/2012 10:14:09 PM
I buy the 12X12 Cricut mats and LOVE them in my cameo. Cost effective and work better imho. I do cut off a tiny bit off the top (used an old Cameo mat as a template) and have had no problem aligning things. I say go for it.
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