Hey, welcome back to the blog. It is good to see you again! Today I am letting you in on a Crafting Hack for Silhouette users: how to convert a Cricut mat! Now, I had heard about using a Cricut mat in the Silhouette and decided to look into converting a Cricut mat. It is dead easy and simple to do!
Cricut Mats come in packs of two and the cost of two cricut mats cost the same as one silhouette mat! I know it is best to use the correct brand for your machine, but if money is tight this is a convert a mat to stretch your money. Please note, you use a cricut mat in your machine at your own risk – I cannot be held responsible for any problems.
Converting your Cricut mat details
Take an old Silhouette Mat and lay this over the top of the Cricut mat – it is great the Silhouette mats are see through. Make sure you line up the squares and lines as much as you can. The better it is aligned, the better and more accurate the cut your will be on your new mat.
Tape the two mats together so they don’t move. Once secure, draw around your Silhouette mat in a black pen.
You now need to cut around the line your drew on your Cricut mat. As this mat is quite thick, you will need a decent pair of scissors to do this. Once you have trimmed the mat down you are good to go and send it through your machine.
So far I have not had any problems using the Converted Cricut mat, and even got great alignment with a print and cut job. The only problem I suffered was forgetting it was a brand new mat and how sticky it was! This mat needs to be season a bit more before I tackle stickers on it again!
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