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Cricut 12X12 Cutting Mats

Cricut 12X12 Cutting Mats
This 12x12 cutting mat is designed to work with both the Cricut Imagine® and Cricut Expression® machines.

• Includes two 12 in. x 12 in. cutting mats

Regular Price: $11.99

Special Price $7.19

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This 12x12 cutting mat is designed to work with both the Cricut Imagine® and Cricut Expression® machines. Keep clear film on mat to keep it free from dust and debris for longer life. For best results, use the Cricut® Scraper tool to cleanly remove material from the mat. Includes two cutting mats.
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Customer Reviews 228 item(s)

Cricut cutting mats
I am trying to complete a christmas project have opened 2 packages of these mats and none of the four mats will stick though a few cuts . last night was the last straw ..,I opened the last one and could not get through one cut of four letters. I want a refund ! And I cannot find the old ones anywhere so this essentially renders the 2 cricut machines I own USELESS !!!! I would like a refund on all !!
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Review by corinne
cutting mats
I expected the mats and blades to last a lot longer than what I'm getting. I love the ability to get a step above the rest type details using the cricut for cards and things but the cost of using the cricut is much greater than I ever imagined. should have done more research...
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Review by Shajuana
Bring Old Mats Back please!
I totally agree with everyone above. I bought these new mats and couldn't cut anything with them. They were not sticky enough! The paper slides all over. And I can't find the old mats anywhere. I use my Cricut in my business, and if I can't find mats for the machine, I'm not sure what I'll do. PLEASE bring back the old mats, or make the new ones more "tacky"! We need to use our machines! Thank you.
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Review by Cindy
Avid Cricut user
I hate these mats! I have had several Cricut machines, and these new mats are absolutely horrible! I am not sure why the company changed mats, but I sure wish they sold the older mats. Accessories for these machines are expensive as it is, and having to buy new mats after only a few uses is getting ridiculous! I have tried the washing a air dry trick and it really doesn't help! HELP PROVO CRAFT DO SOMETHING!!!!
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Review by Taylor
Dissapointed
I was very Dissapointed when the mat that came with my newly purchased Imagine was not tricky enough to hold a paper. When I purchased te Imagine I also purchased an extra mat, well what I thought was an extra mat. I was never notified, nor was these an option at the store, that the Imagine used a specific mat. It is frustrating that I now have two new mats that I can not use.
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Review by JESSICA
The WORST
I have had my Cricut for 5 years and never had a problem with the mats. I could get hundreds of cuts if I kept the mat clean. These new mats are the worst possible junk to be dumped on us. If you can get one cut you are lucky. All they due is ruin cardstock. Unfortunately for me I purchased 12 mats and an now stuck with something unusable and a waste of money
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Review by Marva
Awful product
There are the worst cutting mats that cricut has ever put out. They are not sticky at all. The only was i ever get a new one to work is by literally putting my bare hands on them to make them semi tacky. It only works on untextured paper and only certain brands,otherwise it leaves a felty leftover of the crappy hold it had in the first place. DO NOT BUY!!!
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Review by Deborah
New is not always better
These mats are horrible... I love my cricut (and use it all the time) and loved the old mats.. but these new ones are making me not use the cricut as much. Please go back to the old mats..
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Review by Nylsa
New Adhesive
These mats worked great and they lasted quite a while. The adhesive has changed and now the mats work for a short time and you need a new mat. I have lost lots of paper because of the new poor adhesive. The new adhesive has a strong odor. I'm not sure how to ventilate the room this winter. That is going to make the Cricut difficult to use. Very disappointing. Until I find a solution, I am not buying any more cartridges.
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Review by Robbin
Junk
12x12 cutting mat ,this will not stick to the vinyl it just keeps coming up. They should have to recall these and give our money back. I trusted their products.
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Review by Joan
Not cutting mat
I bought those mats as that was all that was stock. No stick at all. Have never been disapointed in any cricut product. Why did you change the product?
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Review by Edrica
Love these new mats!!!!
I love these new mats. I have an Imagine, so that is what you have to use with this machine, but I really love the surface and it is plenty sticky. If mine gets a little dirty, I use an unscented baby wipe, clean it, let it air dry, then replace the plastic cover and it's ready for next time.
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Review by Sharan
No Good!
Bring back the old mats, these new ones are horrible! Brand new & nothing sticks to them! I had to tape the paper to the mat just to get a few cuts out of them.
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Review by Ashley
TERRIBLE
These mats are the worst. They don't even work when brand new. PC what are you going to do about this???
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Review by LEEANN
Aweful! Having the same issues
These new mats suck. I have ruined several sheets of expensive paper because it won't stick at all. No reason to pay for a Cricut product you can't use. Now I can't even use my Expression because I can't get a mat for it. These new mats make Cricut a waste of money. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD MATS.
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Review by Stacy
VERY BAD!
These new mats are BAD!
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Review by Joy
Unhappy
When I first bought the cricut imagine I used the mat once and noticed that the paper kept moving while the machine was cutting. I was upset that the projects that I was cutting did not cut properly. Its ashame that such an expensive cutter has an important item so defective. The cricut expression mat is sooo much better.
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Review by milagros
Terrible!
Thought maybe it was just mine, but after reading the other reviews I realize it is the company. Very disappointed in the quality of these mats. Paper won't stick and it slides every which way. Please Fix this!
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Review by Suzanne
NEW MATS SUCKS!!!!
Ihate the new mats paper will not sick at all PLEASE bring back the old mats I had no problem with them.
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Review by Barbara
Worse Product!
I have had my machine since September 2010. I have not been able to complete a single project because the mats are so bad. I have to resort to my baby cricut which I've had for about 4 years and the mats work perfectly. T'm ready to box the whole machine up, send it back (they can keep my money - I've already lost it and they know it) and get another brand. I've lost all faith in Provocraft.
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Review by Cindy
Wow
I just recently started using a cricut machine and I thought the amount of uses I was getting out each mat wasn't a lot but since I was new I thought that it was normal. Now I see it wasn't before. Really Cricut? You have your customers put reviews here and after all these months you can't listen to maybe even half of what is on here? Obviously these mats need to be redone or go back to the older style. I also agree with the smell. Its a very plastic pvc like smell. Very very strong. Little nauseating. Please CRICUT read some of these and pay attention to your longer Cricut users opinions they are the ones using them the most.
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Review by anonymous
Waste of money
Purchased the new mat and it was horrible. My first thoughts were that I would like to be able to line up the paper easier with the darker lines, but then I opened the package and realized that the mat was about as sticky as my old mat - which I was at that moment getting rid of due to lack of being able to hold the paper in place. I was working with chipboard, and this new mat wouldn't hold it at all - in fact not only would the chipboard not stay still, it also raised up off the mat (the first time I used it) while feeding through my machine (an expression). I am extremely disappointed in this product, and I will be looking for the old mats while hoping that provo craft brings back the old mat soon
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Review by anonymous
Texas
Same Here. Where are the old mats? The new ones are not sticky...My old one lasted a long time. I hate that I spent my hard earned money on the new mat.
Very Dissapointed
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Review by anonymous
Bring back the old mats
I really dislike the new mats. The stickiness does not work as well or last as long as the old style mats used to work. I wish I could purchase the original mats.
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Review by LeAnne
No Stick Mats
I have also had the same issues with these mats as everyone else. You pay for these mats and they work about 3 times. The paper sticks to the mat a few times and then there is no longer any stick left. This mat is one of the worst craft products I have ever purchased!!!! When is something different going to come out?????
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Review by anonymous
Makes the Cricut useless
These mats are horrible, and I foolishly purchased additional ones at various intervals because of the number of complaints I was sure Provo Craft would improve the product. Not so!! I own over 150 cartridges, but they are useless because the mat won't hold the paper. I feel betrayed by the company.
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Review by anonymous
SERIOUSLY!!!!
These mats are a joke…how can they even charge for these-when you purchase them they should just give you a roll of scotch tape-or maybe just a bottle of scotch as you will need to have a drink after trying to use them! When I called Cricut as I thought I had purchased the wrong mats, I was placed on hold for 47 minutes, finally a girl answered the phone and knew nothing about the mats. She kept putting me on hold and asking someone else every question I had asked. I then asked for a complete refund and they were willing to give me a credit back as I bought them from cricut.com as for postage, they would not! However, I was told they are bringing back the original mats-let’s see if that happens.
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Review by anonymous
Don't Bother!
These mats are not worth any money. My older mats stayed much stickier for a MUCH longer time!
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Review by Michelle
sign of the times
I used my mat a few times and now paper doesn't stick. Went on YouTube and they gave a few ideas how to make mat sticky again. I guess Cricut cutting back on everything like "glue". If they keep this up, they will be out of business like other companies who failed due to our economy and poor customer relations. They have to listen to their customers, or.....
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Review by Elizabeth
Horriable Mats
This matter are back - not very sticky - paper moved with the first cutting. You have to tape down the paper if you don't want it for move especially if the paper is thicker. Old mats were to sticky at first but better. Unable to use mats after a couple of uses.
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Review by anonymous
terrible mat
My mat cracked within the first 5 uses and was barely sticky too. I am glad I read reviews to know I am not the only one having such quality issues with the mat. I hope the company does something about this!
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Review by anonymous
Terrible Adhesive
The adhesive on these cutting mats need a serious re-do! When you first take the film cover off the mat to use it for the first time, it's way too tacky. All my paper sticks down so very firmly, that when I try and peel the cutouts off the mat the adhesive grips the paper so strongly that my cutouts rip to shreds, and are ruined. I can't believe how much paper this wastes. But then, after about 20 images later, there is hardly any tackiness left at all, and my paperstock then slip slides around the inside of the Cricut, rendering my images again useless, and I then have to start another image all over again. These mats are horrible. Please give them an overhaul! They need some drastic improvement.
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Review by Sandra
Cutting mat
Wow! I thought it was me who wasn't using these mats correctly. I've been putting in complaint after complaint to the company and to my dismay the customer service rep would tell me that they have not received any complaints about this so-called "new and improved" mat and the find it to be a better product. I call this mat "let's make money."
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Review by anonymous
NOt STICKY
1st let me say I am a super fan of Cricut - EXCEPT these cutting mats. ALL of them. Some are worse than others, but all are seriously defected! I rave on about my Cricuts but am almost ashamed when I do a demonstration. If cricut doest do something, they will lose a ton of customers just over this issue and people buying mats elsewhere. CRICUT, HELP PLEASE
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Review by anonymous
No love for the new mats
I really can't stand these new mats. The adhesive is super sticky, and ruins the remainder of my paper while trying to get it off. Then, the adhesive runs out really quick and the mat isn't usable after 40 cuts! Plus, I actually managed to cut THROUGH the mat today.
I hate this new mat. PLEASE BRING THE OLD ONE BACK!
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Review by Lindsey
Bad Mat
I am new to Cricut. Got E2 for Christmas. I didn't know there was a problem until I read these reviews. I thought these no good mats were just the way they came but undoubtly I was wrong. Go back to the other mats, please, and let me try those! These are not worth fighting for. Mats do not stay sticky and they get cuts/scored very easy. I've already thrown my 1st one away and bought more. Need some more already. I work 8-5 so it's not like I'm using this thing all day everyday! I live 2 hours to the nearest place I can buy one in a store!
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Review by Gwen
worst ever!!!
Cant even use my cricut if the mats don't work!!! I cannot even get one cut before the paper lifts! There is no excuse for even putting these out there. If they were tested it would be obvious to provocraft that the mats don't work at all! I will not reccomend the brand until this is fixed in fact I will
strongly discourage my family and friends from making any provocraft products! So disappointed!!! Not even worth a star or any stars for that matter
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Review by Stacy
New mats
The new mats are terrible. Paper slides off mid cut. They are totally unusable. Please bring back the old mats!!!
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Review by Staceylidbury
Horrible 12 x 12 mats!
I agree with everyone here, I'm surprised Cricut is still selling these! They don't stick to papaer and within THREE uses my paper was slipping off the mat ruining my cuts. I just hope word gets out to the retail stores so the mats can be returned. Worst Cricut product ever.
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Review by Amanda
Bring back the old
These are the worst mats ever. I couldn't get them to work for even one cut. The things they said to try to activate the adhesive didn't work either. And why should you have to activate the adhesive? With the old mats you peeled off the protective sheet, adhered the paper and cut. The new ones should work the same in my opinion. Please, please bring back the old mats.
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Review by Linda
Cutting mat brittle
I just bought the Cricut machine II and was trying to get the paper off of the mat and the whole section cracked straight across. It seems as if the mat is brittle. It should be more flexible.
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Review by Elaine
No more ProvoCraft Purchases for me
How sad all my Cricut products have been rendered worthless due to the defective nature of every new mat I have purchased. I first thought I had purchased a bad mat that had been improperly stored by the retail store or had been destroyed by heat or cold so I faithfully purchased another, and even a third, each from a different retail store. All were completely impossible to use. I own 214 cartridges and EVERY machine Cricut has made as well as the Gypsy. I can not invest in another Cricut product because I can't purchase a mat that works. I am VERY disappointed.
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Review by Sue
I feel financially violated
SERIOUSLY!!!??? I have been wanting a Cricut for 7+ years. My husband finally bought me one for my birthday 3 days ago. I have cut 4 things and my mat is already worn out. I am so upset because I bought all the add ons I could afford at the time before really testing anything. My mat has lost all adhesion and just ruined a gorgeous piece of glitter paper. 4 CUTS!!!!! That's all I get out of it. AND, the mats are so expensive, I would be better off just buying pre-cut scrapbook materials and making my cards the way I used to. What a complete let down. There goes over $500 out the window. I am furious.
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Review by angelika
such a waste of my money and cricut's!
I bought the cricut anniversary E2 and these new mats came in the box I was so excited to try these re vamped mats! BIG disappointment I was one of the 1st to use them in my crop group! I showed them how the paper slips off the mat and it never really adheres when you lay your paper down. I had to hold it while it cut my images since I was at a retreat and it was the only mat I brought. Why would you release such a poor product? Also the old mats are sold out everywhere and there is a reason for that! They worked!
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Review by Tawnya
please bring back the old mats
These knew mats are the worst mat ever!!!!! I would love to have the old mats back!!!!!! They were a lot better and would last longer.
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Review by emma
New and improved!
These new mats are fantastic! They are the ones with the logo "CRICUT" in white right across the middle of the mat. I bought these a month ago and used it right out of the package. No activation or prepping needed. I haven't "cleaned" them or anything and they are STILL sticky! They finally have it right!
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Review by Alicia
Not "Tacky" Enough
I thought it was me. I ust go the imagine and the mat sucked. And of course I can't use my cricuit expression mat with it!
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Review by Patricia
Terrible
I have waited about 5 years to buy my first Cricut and was so excited when I finally got it. I am so disappointed in the mat, it is not sticky and does not hold my paper. It is disheartening to pay such an expensive price for a product and the mat not work. Please fix this problem.
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Review by donna
really bad product
These mats aren't even worth a half a star. They are the absolute worst thing I have ever purchased for my cricut. Bring the old mats back and stop wasting our money.
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Review by diana
No Good!
Bought this one a few days ago, and wondered why the mat looked different. Even asked the sales associate to make sure this was what I needed. Started my project this after noon and right away the mat was not sticky. On the first run thru and paper was coming off, adjusted pressure etc. with no success! Is there some kind of mat shortage? I went to 4 differnt craft stores to try and find one to replace the new one I just opened and they all did not have any! Hope cricut/provo craft get this figured out soon I really depend on my cricut for all my crafty needs!
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Review by Bianca
Mats aren't sticky
Bought new mats for my daughters Cricut Expression. She didn't even cut on it twice and it wasn't sticky anymore. Thought they were defective so I bought ! more pack. Same crap. Cricut really needs to correct this. I want to buy my own machine, but not if the mats don't work. Change them somehow. Please?
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Review by Bonnie
Go Back to the Old Mats!!!
Ever since Cricut came out with these mats I've HATED them!!! I've avoided buying anymore because they aren't sticky AT ALL! I have been re-using my old ones for as long as possible bc these are AWFUL!!! I really wish Cricut would listen and go back to the original mats!!!
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Review by Colleen
disappointed.
This mats suck ... After using a couple times the stick was gone. Please bring the old ones back...
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Review by Kelly
Disappointed
What a terrible mat ...I am surprise that Cricut still trying to sell it..The stick in the mat works good just for a couple times and then the glue is out...
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Review by Kelly
Bad mats
I am very disappointed with the new mats.. I am not happy spending money in something that doesn't work.
Is just good for the first 2 cuts.
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Review by Kelly
Terrible product, waste of money
These mats are useless. I contacted customer service, and they stated I need to clean them to make them stick. What a complete waste of my own time. The old mats used to cut for so much longer. I don't even use my Cricut anymore because it's simply frustrating.
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Review by Alecia
sucks
matts suck bad it don't last past the frist time bring back the others
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Review by Frances
Frustrated
I bought the Expression 2 with great anticipation on what I could create with it. Through inexperience I ruined the mat that came with it and purchased the "new" mats. The ruined mat worked better than the new ones..the paper doesn't stick. Please improve this product as the Cricut is useless without a good mat.
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Review by Brenda
Mats!!!!!!!!!
Thge new mats are horrible!! I love the old mats. Bring them back. I thought I bought a set of mats that had a defect so I bought a second set... Still awful!
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Review by Justina
Worthless
Paper does not stick to these new mats. They are absolutely worthless.
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Review by KIMBERLY
NOT COST EFFECTIVE!
I LOVE my cricuts and use them CONSTANTLY (where they have taken up residence on the dining room table & we now eat out)! These re-designed mats allow, at MOST, 8-10 papers to be adhered before they do not hold any more. If cutting an intricate design with shadow and multiple layers, it can VERY realistically take more than one of the new mats to complete a single project! While we all realize that cricuting is not a cheap hobby... this goes beyond what consumers should expect to need to purchase! The previous mats DID last for quite some time... I never felt that they were a financial burden as these clearly are!
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Review by Bethany
Not as good, but not totally horrible
Like all of the other reviewers, I think these new mats don't even come close to being as good as the old style. I used my old style mats for months before it was time to buy another. When I purchased the new mats they seemed to have the same stickiness as a heavily used old style mat! Here's the thing, the old mats had an almost ninja-like grip on the paper the first couple of times you used them, making the paper difficult to remove (even with the tool) until you had "broken it in." After that, smooth sailing for many, many cuts. I knew something was different immediately when I did my first cut on the new mat, as the paper came off no problem. I honestly don't mind the mat for thin, lightweight papers. Just don't try to cut anything like a cardstock! That sucker will be sliding all over the place :( I will try this "priming" solution but I agree that any new procedures or use instructions should be provided on the package.
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Review by Devan
Didn't Last!
I got the Cricut Imagine for Christmas and made a few cuts using the new mat that came with my machine. The mat only lasted for 6 uses. Then, my paper wouldn't stick to it any longer.
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Review by Jaclyn
PA
Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! I bought these mats for a major school project ffor numerous student usage. The previous mats lasted and lasted. It was two days and done! I was blaming the students. What a rip off!
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Review by Roberta
Cheap
I finally retired the mat that my new machine came with and I am so disappointed with the new mats. The are horrible. The paper doesn't stick at all. It constantly moves while the blade is trying to cut. I am so disappointed.
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Review by Bobbi
nightmare
I just got my new cricut today and it is pretty much useless because the paper will not stay still. I am so disappointed and think I will return the entire thing.
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Review by Dana
Disappointed
I got my cricut over 2 years ago and did not use it often until the past 6 months. When I had to purchase replacement mats when mine had worn out, they were SO sticky it ripped my paper. I was using heavy cardstock and scrapbook paper (which is what I had used prior on my old mats) and NEVER had this problem. I know they need to be sticky to hold the paper but they have changed over the years and I have not only ruined paper and projects, but also ruined the mats that I can not get the tiny scraps of paper off it. I don't know what the solution should be since these are needed for the machine.
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Review by Jessica
I don't like them!
I found some old mats at a store and bought a lot of them, cause the new ones are not sticky at all I have wasted a lot of money on the new mats.
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Review by Sara
Love these mats!
I love the new cutting mats! At first I didn't like them because they didn't seem to last long, but then a friend told me how to use them. If you take a scraper and "activate" them before you use them, they are great! You can even clean them and "reactivate" them. If they lose their stickiness, simply clean them with warm water, dry them, put the plastic cover back on them, run a scraper over the plastic, and let them set for a few hours. Take the plastic off and they are like new!
I have reactivated mine several times! I love these new mats!
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Review by donna
Disappointed
I Recieved this Mat with my Cricut E2 and I have to say, I'm not a Fan of this Mat AT ALL, I only used it a Hand full of times, and it went from Overly Sticky to NO Stick in about 3 days... The Way it was Shipped in the Box it has a "Bowed" Look to it, wont lay flat and in trying to put it in the Machine it already Cracked about 3inches in and had to be taped.. When I Pay Over $200. for sometime I Do Expect it to have a Shelf Life of More then a Week... Very Disappointed wit this Mat!
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Review by Lori
Horrible!!!
My expressions machine is worthless with tese crappy mats!
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Review by Lindsay
The worst
So agree with the other ones , please Provo Craft bring the old ones there is no way to use my cricut anymore at least If I cut a 12 x 24 mat
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Review by Irene
Thought it was just me...
The imagine is my first cricut machine and I thought I was doing something wrong...and that was why the paper wasn't sticking to the mat. Good to know it's not just me. I have to use a bone folder to make sure I smooth it down good everytime I send the paper through or it comes up and doesn't get cut correctly. They need to fix this.
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Review by Tanisha
Mats never have been good
The old mats would stick so well that they would tear the paper when you tried to remove the project after cutting and the new mats won't hold a thing...At least with the old mats, after they are broken in, and what I mean by broken in is that you have torn enough projects that have totally stuck to them, then they work well. I have 3 old mats that I use more offen then the 2 new mats that I bought hoping to replace the old ones with...What a delimma!
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Review by Jeanette
Bring the old back!
These new mats are terrible, cardstock paper doesn't stick to them at all, it just slides around for my expression! Bring the old mats back, I'm very disappointed and so are many of my fellow scrapbookers from work. So disappointing..
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Review by Michelle
Awful
I was soo excited to get my Cricut for christmas. I did soo much cutting on my first two mats and now I bought these new ones and they are terrible. I have to tape the paper down and it ruins everything. My cutter now is collecting dust and my projects are just sitting undone. I am so sad.
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Review by TerryLee
EPIC FAILURE
I wish I had seen these reviews BEFORE I wasted money on a 6pk of these mats my velum won't even stick to the mat.
I miss the old style mat. PLEASE go back to the old manufacturer. Epic FAIL.
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Review by Robin
Surprised by all the comments
I was given my criut back in March, used those mats till recently, and although the new ones don't seem to last as long, I have found the initial use of them to have too much stickiness and ruined some of my paper when trying to remove them from the mat...
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Review by Laury
Expected Better!
Made that you cannot buy in stores and this is the only mat that will work in my Imagine, that was purchased 2 years ago. Didn't find out until I was in the middle of a project and couldn't buy in a store. Why can't you continue to make them compatible???... Plus the mats don't always work in machine like it is too thick also too sticky can't get paper off... Come on, you charged me a fortune for the machine, surely you can do better that this!!!
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Review by Laury
Awful!
I am so glad I read the reviews before I ordered more mats. I thought that since I had left my mats in AZ for the summer,that was why I got so few cuts...not so. I have washed mine and that helped a little. Please correct this problem. Or I will be looking for other mats.
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Review by Joyce
bad mats
I gave this mat a one because I could not give it a zero. Hated It. I waste more paper with this mat then with all my other machine mats combined.
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Review by chineva
same song second verse
unfortunately my issue is the same as everyone elses. the mat isn't sticky enough. Have ripped several sheets of paper. imagine is great concept but its mat sucks. does anyone from provocraft read these reviews? this needs to be fixed.
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Review by pamela studdard
Awesome Cutting Mat
I love the Cricut cutting mats. Great adhesive!
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Review by Yolanda
Cutting Mats
I'm thankful I have a couple more of the old mats. After they are gone I think I may have to buy a Cameo. I've heard such good things about them. Unless Provocraft starts to listen to their customers I will have no choice but to move on to better things.
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Review by Laura
Very shoddy
Not only does paper not stick properly but they are very thin, stiff and brittle and they are cracking all along the edges after only 1-3 uses. Very dissappointing.
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Review by sandra
Horrible new mats!
These new mats are horrible. When you buy them, you have to condition them in order to make them sticky. So they are not readily available to use until then. Please bring back the old mats! I am very dissapointed in the Cricut company for many things, but this is just ridiculous!
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Review by Hannah
unhappy
i have 6 "new" mats thathave been a complete dissapointment and i am still using my "old" mat from 2010!!! that i have made thousands of cuts on it and it is cracked on one side and still it is better than the "new" mats - itried to activate it with a scraper but didn't work. PLEASE BRINGG BACK THE ORIGINAL MATS
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Review by Amy
Horrible!!
These new mats are terrible! I have wasted so much paper trying to make the paper stick. The old mats were much better. Don't purchase the new ones...it is a waste of money.
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Review by Allison
Cutting Mats with No Stick
Total disappointment with the new Mats. I purchased 3 packages of new mats and not one of them holds the paper. The papers slides all over the mat and ruins the project. Now I have wasted not only money on the mats but the paper...FIX YOUR MATS PLEASE!!!!
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Review by Maja
New Mats
I agree the new mats are horrible. I bought my first pack and the paper would not even stick enough the very first time to cut anything. I bought a second pack thinking I had just gotten a bad pack and the second pack was only marginally better. Please bring back the old mats or improve the stickiness of the new ones.
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Review by glenda
Dissappointed
I have recently purchased a Cricut Expression and decided to aquire a couple of extra mats so that I would have them if I had friends over to scrap. What a total waste of Money those Mats are. I am certainly glad that I have a few of the original. If I did not have them it would totally render my new machine useless.They are not sticky at all and the paper moves and destroys your work. YOU need to fix this problem. I would not buy these if you paid me. Please Please fix this issue.
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Review by BARBARA
Will not buy this one!!
The paper will not stick to the mat. It slips on the first cut. I had to tape the paper to the mat. I was so disappointed. They are too expensive not to work even the first time!
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Review by DeDe
Frustrated
PLEASE bring the old mats back! It is frustrating to use the new mats when you know what a wonderful job the old ones did. My paper continues to tear even after getting brand new mat and changing blades.
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Review by BOBBIE
Disappointed
The mat is horrible! After using the mat 5 times, my paper won't stick anymore. I wasted my money, my paper, and my time. I wish Cricut hadn't changed the 12 by 12 mats. The odor of the mat is extremely strong and gave me a headache. I want the old mats back. I'm very disappointed.
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Review by Katie
Wish these actually worked
I love my cricut and depend on it for my craft. I bought it a few months ago and the mat that came with it was really sticky and lasted a very long time. I bought 2 of these to replace it and they are a complete dissapointment. Some days I cut 20 sheets of paper and these don't even make it close to staying sticky though 10 sheets. Big waste. Wish they would make them the same as what came with the machine.
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Review by Cara
Worst Product Ever
So I bought these mats because it is all that is available, even after reading all the negative reviews!!! These have to be the worst product ever. I work with a non-profit organization and we really don't have the money to keep buying these mats after one use. Our soulution. Do not use the Cricut again until something is done about the mats. We have only had our Expression for 4 months and gone through 8 mats, for 1 event. What a waste. Go back to the old mats!!!
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Review by Mechelle
Horrible. Awful. ProvoCraft won't listen to its customers!!
I had the same thing happen as many of the other reviewers. I called ProvoCraft and they told me that they have no intention of going back to the old mats. They did send me a new set which didn't help bc nothing stuck to those either. Their suggestion was to run it under warm water to make it sticky again. I told the woman I only made ONE cut. She didn't seem to care. They aren't listening to their customers. If tons of your customers complain, a good business looks into the reasons. Disappointing ProvoCraft. You've taken a lot of my money and now I'm stuck.
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Review by Michele
These are awful
Agree with all the reviews... I actually have a new mat that came with my CE2. Mat was originally TOO sticky. Now, after making less than 20 cuts, there is NO stick to it. I am resorting to taping paper down. Disgusting.
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Review by Cathy
Worst Mats EVER!!!
These mats are terrible!!! I am on my third pack and nothing will stick to them.. I keep having to tape my paper to get a semi-decent cut. I'm doing a big project for a wedding and it's sooo frustrating.
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Review by Allison
Horrible
I am completely disgusted with these. I took a new out of the package and the paper does not stick at all. I had to use tape and even then the paper slid around so it ruined my cut. Why can't they get this right? I'm annoyed!
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Review by Anna
Not sticky
These mats are fine for very thin papers, but they are worthless for anything else. Guess I'll be hunting down the old mats online!
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Review by Mary
Booooo!
These new mats are just awful. My old mats had gotten less sticky with use so I headed to the store for some new ones. By the time I got around to using my Cricut again, I had already thrown the old ones away. I could kick myself for that now. Even at the point where I was ready for new ones, the old mats were so much better. These do NOT hold the paper at all. I was so unhappy with my purchase.
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Review by Charlotte
crap!
i agree with everyone else. i have an imagine so i have to use the mats with the black lines in order for it to work. the paper does not stick at all, and half the time i can't even get my imagine to read the black lines in order for it to cut at all. they are the worse mats and the biggest waste of money. please provo craft fix this situation fast!!!
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Review by jamie
Bring back the old mats
These new mats are horrible! paper does not stick after only a few cuts. I am on my 3 cricut machine...because I use it a lot. but refuse to keep buying these mats. I have about 30 cartridges and I don't want to switch. but if these do not change I may have to. loosing a lot of people
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Review by Valerie
Cricut Imagine Fan
Please do not discontinue this mat! I still love my Imagine!! Yes, I have purchased every machine since then and even own the new Explore. I love this mat because it has the power to make my creations come true with the Imagine!
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Review by Kimberly
Worst Mats Ever!!!
Just like everyone else above, I have had nothing but trouble with these new mats. I opened a new pack and they messed up on the very first cut! I found some of the older mats at Wal-Mart, and bought two sets. I sure hope Provo Craft is reading these reviews and bringing back the old mat!!!
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Review by Joyce
Where has the sticky gone?
The new mats don't last at all. Why did they change them? After a few cuts, the paper starts shifting around on the mat. These need to be improved, what a shame. What was wrong with the original mats? They were really sticky!
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Review by Jan
not worth your money
Wasted my money on this mat, the old style is much better.
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Review by Jane
bz
these are horrible. The paper slides like crazy after just a couple of uses. the older mats were much better.
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Review by Belinda
Useless
Purchased 2 new mats and was disappointed right out of the package. The mats are not sticky and won't hold the paper. Called ProvoCraft they told me to use warm water and air dry to activate glue. That didn't work. Still useless. Machine sitting on table unable to be used because no one sells the old mats anymore. ProvoCraft please do something about this problem. I'd also like my money back for these mats.
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Review by Elizabeth
bring back the old mats!
I thought I was the only one having this issue with the new mats being garbage! They have NO stickiness! The last thing I want to so is have to hold my paper when I am cutting something out!
Please bring back the old ones!!
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Review by jessica
Bad mats !!!!
I have to agree with the other reviewer. Bring back the old mats. These new mats are an embarassment to Provo Craft and us the customer. They aren't anywhere close to being as good as the old ones. What really bothers me is the fact that they know how to make good mats and they choose not to make them. That is a bad way to treat loyal customers. They have can do better and choose not to. Sad! Very sad!
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Review by Janice
Do not work!!!!!
I purchased a new mat realizing that it had a new design and packaging and after I cut 4 pieces of paper the paper started sliding all over the place. So I took it back to Hobby Lobby. Thinking it might be just a fluke I went to Jo Ann's and purchased another. This time not even one sheet of paper would hold onto the mat. Hoping "Texas" got a bad shipment. If not , this will need to be changed. I was able to find several mats at Michael's that were in the old packaging. There is a visible difference in the old to the new. Sure hope this gets fixed. Obviously if you have an Expression you would like to be able to use it. What is going on???????
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Review by Lynette
not sticky
I am glad to see that I am not the only one that isn't happy with these mats. They are not sticky at all.
I wish you would bring back the old ones.
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Review by nita
Cricut Mats
These are terrible you can't cut anything. I have wasted so much paper trying to cut . $11.99 for two mats is alot but when you can't cut anything and you waste your paper it is just plain ripping off your customers, who are now stuck with your machine.
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Review by Diane
New Cricut mats
love my cricut expression and love the old mat that came with it. i recently found myself having to buy new mats and let me tell u i was REALLY DISSAPOINTED in the new mats. The new mats arent as sticky as the old ones and it was really just a waste of my money. cricut really needs to fix this problem
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Review by topasio
Don't waste your money on these mats!
I am so glad that I read all of the reviews on these mats! I too thought that I was somehow doing something wrong. These mats lost their tackiness after a few uses, causing my paper to slip all over the place. I purchased more, thinking it was just a "bad batch" of mats. Just thinking about all of the paper I've ruined makes me so mad (not to mention how much money I have wasted on extra mats that I know won't stay tacky)!
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Review by KIMBERLY
Worst ever!!!
I was so excited to get my Expression, only to find that I can't find any of the older mats and have been forced to use the new Imagine ones. They do not stick at all!!! I have now spent 300 bucks on a machine I can't use:(
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Review by Angie
Not Sticky Enough
I'm not pleased about the new cutting mats. I'm wanting to finish my projects, not go to the store and buy mats by the dozen.. Please change the mats and make then sticky or give us an idea on how to make them even stickier..
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Review by Jessica
Bring Back the Old Mats!
I had to buy this 12 x12 imagine mat because all the local craft stores were out of the old green regular 12 x12 mats. These mats are extremely poor quality and I would expect better from Provo Craft. I used the new imagine mat and after 2 cuts the paper wouldn't stick anymore. I've looked everywhere online to try to buy the old mats with no luck, it seems they are completely out of stock. Please restock the old mats and ship them out to all the craft stores again. Otherwise, improve your new mats because they are unacceptable!
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Review by Kelly
DE
Terrible doesn't even begin to describe the new mats. I've retired my cricut until the old mats are brought back. I'm tired of wasting my money only to be frustrated. What a shame!
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Review by Denise
BAD!!!!
So need to bring back the old cutting mats cause this new one isn't working for me!!! Already went through one and I just got them yesterday the sticky glue was gone after the first two sheets of paper :/
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Review by Stephanie
No Stick!
Glad to see I'm not the only one. Cut 3 sheets just fine. The 4th.... didn't stick at all. My original mat lasted 4 months!
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Review by Yvonne
The Worst
I was SO disappointed in these mats! They stuck once, then never again! I tried adhesive spray, but had to use it each time I placed a piece of paper on it. I find I am using my Cricut LESS. Such a shame. When are they going to change it back? I will pay more for a better product!
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Review by Sandra
MD
These new mats are horrible! I can't get cardstock to stick to it. Only thin paper works. The old mats I couldn't get the thin paper off them (when it was brand new), but they were much better. Cricut - change these back!!! The old ones weren't perfect, but they were fantastic compared to the new ones
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Review by Tracey J
Poor Adhesive on the Mats
I bought these mats and they are awful. Provo Craft your products have gone downhill in a hurry. People are jumping ship and you better pay attention and start bringing back the quality you started with.
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Review by Cindy
bring back the old mats
I just tried to use one of the "new" mats. I noticed that the paper did not stick very well and when I started cutting the paper slipped. It took 5 trys to cut out 3 pieces. I noticed that all the craft stores only sell this mat. BRING BACK THE OLD MATS!!!!!
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Review by Deborah
New 12 x 12 Cutting Mats
I do not like these new mats either. Nothing sticks!! I used to be able to walk away from my cricut and let it cut-I definately can not do that with these mats! I have to keep holding down the paper-I've ruined so much paper!!! and time. I can't even find the old ones to purchase!
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Review by Shell
Terrible
I agree with everyone else, these new mats are the worst! They don't stick and waste so much time and paper! Please bring back the old mats quickly!
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Review by Kelly
Terrible Mats!
I rarely ever write reviews, but like so many others have said - I thought it was just me or that I had defective mats... nope ... just poor design.
Cricut... Provo Craft... Customer Service... R & D... whomever you are... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE FIX THIS!!! For every single review to say the same complaint... I mean really.. please do something.
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Review by Jacqueline
Horrible
These mats are horrible, won't stick even on new mats, Please bring back the old ones! I am running out of places to buy the old ones!
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Review by Debby
Disappointed customer
I have bought a few packs of these mats. I absolutely hate them. They are not sticky at all. I have problems cutting glitter paper and vinyl without it lifting off the mat. Occasionaly I can cut cardstock. I talked with customer service who told me to run under warm water, let it air dry, then use scraper to get it tacky. Tried, but didn't work. I was planning on buying a new expression and some cartridges, but if this problem is not resolved, I will not be purchasing anything from them again. Looks like as previous customers had stated, I will be looking into a new cutting system if this problem is not resolved!!!! Not happy at all!!
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Review by Cheri
HORRIBLE MATS
What ever happen to quality control. These mats should not be for sale. They are defected and do not work at all. How could a company like this think they could put such a horrible product on the market and get away with it. Please go back to the old mats, you will have a lot more happier customers.
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Review by maria
HORRIBLE MATS!!!
I agree that the new mats are horrible. I would like to purchase the older mats so if anyone finds them please let me know. I am in the same boat as most of you. I have not used my Cricut in over 6 months which means I have not purchased a cartidge and will not until the older/better quality mats are brought back. I own a Gypsy as well and have cannot use it wither.
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Review by Lakeya
Goodbye Cricuit
I'm sorry to say that I have packed my wonderful Cricuit Expression away. I can't use it becaue of the horrible "new" style of mats. With the holidays looming ahead, I have SO many fun things I could make using my numerous cartridges, but alas, it's not to be. I will not be buying another Cricuit product or anything from ProvoCraft. I don't trust you anymore. You've let me down. You've allowed me to invest money that I really didn't have (on a fixed income) and now you've rendered my money a waste. Goodbye, Cricut. I loved you.
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Review by Susan
HORRIBLE
These are terrible!! I kept looking to see if I was using these wrong. I can't even use my vinyl on them, I ended up going back to my old mat that I had wanted to replace!! Big waste of money!!!
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Review by Nancy
Horrible
Please bring back the old green mats or makes these sticky. The only thing that sticks to these mats is the plastic covering. Paper does not stick to them at all and I can't use my cricut.
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Review by Terri
Cutting Mats
I have had bad luck with the new style cutting mats, BUT have been buying the 12 x 24 mats, they are the old style, and cutting them in half. It works just fine and you save money!!
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Review by Debby
Horrible new mats!
After reading the other reviews I now know that I am not crazy! I just wasted $12. on new mats to find that the paper does not stick. I should have hung on to my old mat! I even thought maybe I bought the wrong mats. Cricut needs to recall every one of these mats and send us a refund! I am not a happy customer!
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Review by Laurie
New mats suck!
I just purchased brand new mats. Took one out of the package and my paper would not stick at all. I ruined several sheets trying! They need to either fix the mats or bring back the old ones.
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Review by Michelle
Horrible Product!!
These new mats do not stick beyond the first cut! I have wasted multiple pages of expensive paper!! Do not buy!!
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Review by stacy
New Mats are the WORST
Really wish I could find some of the old style mats. The new ones are terrible. Paper doesn't stick. Waste lots of paper because it moves when cutting. Cricut needs to rethink this move!!
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Review by Cindy
cricut 12x12 mats
I opened the 12x12 cutting mat. I had to put the mats back into the package because of the smell. I've also had trouble getting any mats at Joann's and Michaels.
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Review by cynthia
Disappointing
I agree with the above comments. My first mat I ever owned with Cricut lasted more than a year. One of the new mats didn't even stick my FIRST sheet of paper. So discouraging. They are expensive and they do not work. I hope they fix this problem soon.
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Review by Rachael
Awful, useless product
I am so disappointed in these mats. I thought I had just purchased a bad set until reading all of the other comments. The paper will not stick to the mat even when it is brand new. The old mat worked better after months of use than this does fresh from the package. It is very frustrating to have the paper lift and move every time I try to use my Cricut. This product needs removed from stores and replaced with one that does what it is supposed to...like the old mat did.
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Review by Erica
Think Twice!!!
Think twice or three times before you purchase these cutting mats. I, too, have had problems with the mats holding the cardstock in place, even with very simple, straight cuts. Very dissappointing product from this company. Hope they fix it quickly, I miss my Cricut!
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Review by Julie
Only Mat that will work with the Imagine
If you use an Imagine, you have to use these mats because the machine needs to see the black line in order to work. the problem is the mat is just not sticky enough to hold the paper in place. I end up wasting sooooo much paper.
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Review by Gail
Terrible
These mats are the worst product thus far by Provo Craft!! The mats are useless and not worth the money. Bring back the old mats!!! With these mats I have to use double sided tape to hold down my paper! If I don't the paper slides all over and my cuts are all messed up!! I have gone through a lot of paper from these mats screwing up my cuts!! Hate hate hate!!! Yes, that is a strong word but that is how strongly I feel about these mats!!
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Review by Tami
New 12x12 Cutting Mats are HORRENDOUS
Please bring back the old cutting mats. These have caused me to waste a lot of time, paper, blades, and mats. Trying to finish a project is very frustrating. The plastic cover sheet doesn't even stick to the surface.
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Review by Jennifer
Don't hold up
These mats do not last like the old ones did. They are not very sticky from the get go, the original mats were too sticky--too bad couldn't come up with happy medium. Would be nice to have option between the two.
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Review by Amy
Terrible Mats
I just got a cricut for Christmas and unfortunately after only a couple of cuts the mat was no longer sticky. I have wasted lots of paper! Very disappointed.
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Review by Kate
Unusable
These mats don't stick and every comment I've read complains. What is Provo craft doing about this? You switched the type of mat and have now rendered a very expensive product useless. I would like to know when I will be able to use my Cricut machine again with a suitable mat.
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Review by Inger
Awful
These mats are worthless! The old mat I had worked better after a year of use than these mats did on the first try. I think you better bring the old mats back or you're going to lose a lot of customers! I can't even use the machine if I don't have a decent mat!!!! I would give this a "0" if I could!
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Review by Amy
New Imagine Cutting Mat
I puchased this mat on sale and used it to make some party favors using a shining thick card stock. The card stock wouldn't stick AT ALL, so I couldn't make any cuts using this mat. Fortunately, I still had one of the old mats and was able to cut 60 party favors with plenty of sticky left for hundreds of other cuts. I DO NOT like these new mats and am hoping so much that the company will bring back the old ones which are becoming hard to find.
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Review by Veronica
The adhesive doesn't last.
Although I like the way the actual mat works, the adhesive does not last nearly long enough. I feel like I am constantly having to buy new mats. This really stinks considering I live 40 miles from the nearest store that sells them and I live on a budget so I generally don't have the money to stock up. Unfortunately, this means that there are times that I have a design team deadline that I would like to use my Cricut on and have to resort to something else.
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Review by Leslii
yudu mats yes!
I don't like these mats. I have found that the yudu mats work great as a replacement for the cricut mats. I hope that the cricut company will use the adhesive from the yudu mats on the cricut mats. Then the non-sticky mat problem will be solved.
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Review by alecia
new cutting mats
These mats are not sticky enough. I can't believe the difference. Are you going to bring back the old mats? Please Pleas Please.
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Review by Sharon
not sticky
This new mat is TERRIBLE. It is not sticky like the old mats and many of my projects become ruined.
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Review by Nancy
Please improve your manufacturing of this product
Simply does not stick after a few uses. Horrible quality and an insult to your loyal customers.
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Review by Thao
Horrible mats
These mats are absolutely horrible. Such a waste of time and money trying to get these to do what they are supposed to. Please bring back old mats. I am contemplating cutting at 12 x4 mat in half. Anything is better than these.
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Review by Kimberly
not sticky
I have had an expression for years and have been very happy with it but this Christmas I got an imagine only to find out that the mat is horrible. PC has been producing mats for years why would they change the adhesive to something that doesn't work!!! I can't make any sense of it!!!
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Review by Karla
Disappointed
Oh my! How horrible, I thought this was the wrong mat for my expression. So I kept it, then put it back in the original packing, then took it out when I found out it was the new mat. I've tried all the suggestions, my papers don't stick to it at all! Why did they go from a mat that was too sticky to one that doesn't work at all. :(( If I don't have a mat, do I just throw my machine away?
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Review by jackelynn
NEW MATS SUCK! MY RATING IS A BIG FAT ZERO!
I thought I was the only one having problems with the "new" mats not sticking. Apparently it's an overall problem. How am I suppose to use my Cricut when nothing sticks--even on the first use?! I have to sit and hold it and that doesn't work out. PLEASE bring back the old mats! I have lot's to craft and you are making it difficult. For $12 this is unacceptable!
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Review by Betsy
Wear out too quickly
I've already gone through more mats with my Imagine than I've used with my E in over 3 years! I do like that the paper doesn't rip when you take it off the mat, but I would like it to actually stick to the mat after the first use. Please PC, go back to the adhesive you used on the mats for the E.
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Review by Rhonda
Confused
I only use these with my imagine and majority of time I use the Bazzill paper and I have no problems with the paper not sticking. When I have. Noticed a difference is when I use a different card stock like DCWV or something heavy like that. But just have not had the experience most complain about and i am not sure why.
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Review by Mona
@#%&*#$%^@!
They are lucky to get one star. I like others have invested tons of money on Provo Craft/Cricut and I believe all of it was a waste. These so called cutting mats are not worth anything. I would think with all of the negative remarks and dissatifed customers they would do something to correct the problem. There are several more carts I would like to have, but can't afford it if I can't cut anything.
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Review by Joyce
Horrible
I bought brand new mats for a scrapbooking retreat and wow...horrible. No one could get their paper to stick. I thought they were defective and returned. The next pack is the same. These mats are too expensive to not work. Most places won't even let you use a coupon. I love my machine but not being able to use it saddens me. Please fix this problem....I guess they only want our money.
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Review by Renae
Cricut Cutting Mat
I have to agree with everyone else about thses mats. I was so excited to use the new mats, and after 3 cuts my paper was slipping all over. I was lucky enough to have an old mat with me and that worked wonderfully, even after about 200 uses. Cricut needs to go back to the old mat.
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Review by Amby
Stinks
Cricut dropped the ball on this one. It doesn't work, I don't know how much vinyl, paper, cardstock I wasted trying to follow their "you must be doing it wrong" email. I can't believe that they don't offer an exchange on these, I want my old sticky mats back! I'm not that vested in my cricut to not call it ended and throw everything in the trash! Stamping and punches can do so much more these days!
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Review by jackelynn
AWFUL!
I bought this mat at the craft store and I thought I was in for a surprise with a brand new design! Yes, I was in for a surprise...they are awful! the paper fell off the mat on the second cut ruining my project. I read later on that I have to "prime" them??? well, then they should've included instructions. Please bring back the old mats! I just found one pair left on a website for $50.00!!! This is getting crazy!
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Review by Flavia
Worthless!!!
I have an Imagine and I'm beginning to thing I wasted my money because these mats are useless!!! It's not that they don't stay sticky for long, but after only a few uses the black lines don't work anymore so when I'm trying to print and cut it will ONLY PRINT and then literally spit out the mat. I have wasted some much paper and so much ink that it's rediculous!!! And then I have to BUY MORE MATS so I can use my Imagine!!! It's turning out to be outrageously expensive!!! They need to the fix the problem or or just start giving us the mats for free.
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Review by Janie
Bring back old mats
The new 12 x 12 mats are a poor product. The stick formula on the old mats was much better. Even with lighter paper, you have to begin taping after 3 cuts, and the edge results are very disappointing. Without a good cut, what's the point of a Cricut? Please improve this product!
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Review by Nancy
New mats are horrible!
Please bring back the old mats, the new ones are worthless!
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Review by shala
It's new and improved!
I read all the reviews of how awful this mat is. It is replacing the original 12x12 mat and let's face it, we need the mats. I called Cricut customer service who said that they sell the new and improved version with a change to the adhesive formulation. It's true and I ordered 3 sets from cricut.com. Stores selling the Imagine mats may have old stock. Buy it from Cricut and you'll get fresh mats when you need them, guaranteed!
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Review by Lydia
Love Them!
I was shocked to see such a low review for these mats. I absolutely LOVE them! I have washed them with warm water and let them air dry to get them sticky again.
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Review by Angel
HORRIBLE
I had to buy a new package of mats this weekend for a retreat and ended up not being able to use my cricut all weekend. The new mat did not hold my paper at all..I was ready to take it back, but couldn't because of a blizzard!!!
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Review by Michelle
Worst mats
I agree with everyone else. These are the worst. Nothing sticks to the mats after just a few uses. Cricut, bring back the old mats!!!! Please!!!!!!
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Review by Deborah
Don't waste your money
Wow, what Can I say....... The new mats are the WORST! Even the first time you use them they are not sticky and the paper comes right up. For the price you pay for the mats,they should be a lot better quality. Bring back the old mats so we can use our Cricut machines!!!!!!
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Review by anonymous
bring back old mats
Loved the original cutting mats not sure what to do with the new style because they sure do not stick. I just purchased 10 packs of the 2 to a pack and find out they DO NOT STICK. I feel lucky if I get 1 cut off of each mat. Will be looking for cutting machine if this is not corrected quickly. Will NOT BE PURCHASING any more cartridges if I have to buy a new mat after every cut!!!! Was at a crop with 20 other women and they all feel the same way!!!!
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Review by Patricia
Vickie
Horrible product, very disappointed. Please go back to prior cutting mat for the cricut expression.
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Review by Vickie
"new" cutting mats
These new mats are a complete waste of time and money. I have gone and purchased the "old" 12x24 mats and cut them in half and they work just like the old 12x12 mats did. Provo Craft needs to listen to there consumers and discontinue the "new" mats and bring back the "old mats!!!
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Review by Vickie
Terrible!!!
I am away for a crop and I can't even use my cricut machine. I brought brand new mats and I can't even get the paper to stick to cut it. Washed and dried like suggested and it still doesn't work! First time I've ever been disappointed in their products!! Don't waste the money!!!!
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Review by Jennifer
Adhesive?
These mats are NOT sticky like the regular Expression mats. I'm not sure if this is due to a mistake with the adhesive or if the mats are supposed to be less sticky so that the printer prints more evenly. BUT - they don't work well!! The paper won't stay stuck to them from my prep table to the machine..falls off!! I've thought about using 2 way glue on them, but I shouldn't have to. These are NEW mats!!! FRUSTRATING.
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Review by Dee
Frustrated with new mat
Where is the adhesive on these new mats? After only a few uses I now have to tape down my paper/card stock so it won't move while cutting. PLEASE bring back the old mat or get some real adhesive on these new ones. Thinking of going to a different cutter in the future if this is not resolved. buying new mats once every couple of months is not going to work for me.
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Review by Debbie
Mats SUCK!
I sat down to begin some Christmas projects and opened my new mat and the first page I used didn't stick! I am very disappointed with these mats. Not only do they not have decent adhesive, it has a terrible odor to it as well. BOO! HISS! to the cricut crew!
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Review by Kristi
What Happened??
These new mats are horrible-where is the stickiness? I have about 12 of them and most of them didn't even make it past the first cut!! Please put the old glue on these new mats!!! Help!!
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Review by anonymous
Bring back the old mats
I also complained about the horrible quality of the new mats and am happy to find I am not alone. I did get a response from the company, but their suggestion did not work and I have a weekend crop coming up with no way to use my cricut. Hoping if enough people complain, they might bring back the old ones...please?
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Review by Michelle
ca
These mats are the worst! not sticky at all. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD ONES
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Review by Heidi
disappointed!!
Got an Expression 2 for Christmas. Mat broke 2nd time I used it. Can't locate any replacement in all of Southern Calif. Sent e-mail to customer svc and 3 days later no reponse! Guess I'll return the cricut. I've wanted one for 2 years, now I'm not so sure it's worth the price after reading the reveiws.
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Review by anonymous
New mats are terrible
Please go back to selling the old 12 x 12 mats. These new ones are the pits. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Please listen to your customers and go back to the old mats.
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Review by Becky
New cricut 12 x 12 mat
I just purchased 2 of the new mats and am extremely disappointed.....They did not last at all.....They lost their stickiness after about 10 cuts....
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Review by Robin
Worst Mat ever@@
The lowest rating is not low enough to express my opinion. Nothing sticks to this thing, I bought 3 packs thinking it was as sticky as the old mat. We should get our money back on this product.
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Review by anonymous
Horrible
These new mats are horrible. I use my cricut all the time to make things for my bulletin board. However I will not waste anymore money on the new mats. Once my last original mat wears out I won't be using a cricut machine anymore unless they start making the old mats again. I will find something else to do for my bulletin boards instead.
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Review by anonymous
Wont buy these again
DO NOT BUY THESE WASTE OF MONEY! I have used the Cricut and Cricut Expression since it first came out and I am extremely disappointed with this new mat. I received the mats as a birthday gift so hadn't read any of the reviews until after I received them; I had hoped that the problem had been resolved before my were bought (worth wishing for). I opened my package and used the first mat I was able to cut 9 (NINE!) times before I was required to tape the paper down to finish my project. The second mat I only was able to 3 (THREE!) times before having to use tape. I have a better stick on the mat I have been using for 6 months than I do on these. I will continue to use my old mats and my 12x24 mats from now on! Until this problem is resolved. I love my Cricut but these mats are a waste of money and my time. The point of this machine was to make life less complicated and until now that is exactly what it has done. If this doesn't get resolved I will figure out a way to make my old mats sticky again.
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Review by anonymous
Not so Happy
No matter how hard I try, I cannot get more than 20 cuts off a mat before it begins to curl up at the edge and stops holding the paper. I am very disappointed in the quality of the mats. It's difficult to rate by stars because there's nothing with which to compare the mats.
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Review by anonymous
Don't waste your time!!
Just purchased new mats at Joann's and they will be going back in the AM!!! I have cut about 6 sheets and the paper will NOT stay stuck to the mat. On the last page I tried, it mis-fed because the corner wasn't stuck down then it wound up ripping the paper because the sheet was sliding everywhere. Quality Control should be called on the carpet for ever letting this to market. We spend hundreds if not thousands on these machines and accessories and the ONE piece you can't do without doesn't work!!!
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Review by anonymous
Awful
Paper won't stick to it!!! The new mats are horrible!!! Please bring back the old mats!
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Review by Denise
very disappointed
I really wish they would bring back the old style of the 12 x 12 mat. I really dislike these new mats that they have come up with. They don't stick as well as the old ones and some paper does not stick at all on them. Really don't like!!!!!
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Review by Kristen
Love my Imagine...
I hear many complain about the Imagine, but I know hundreds of people who have one and love it.
I love my Imagine and have not used any other Cricut Machine since buying it. My Expression, Mini and Expression 2 machines are collecting dust.
I love the fact that you can print all your papers and die cuts to match. All you need is white cardstock. No more running to the craft store for paper.
I LOVE IT.
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Review by anonymous
so disappointed
I agree with so many of these reviews. The paper won't stick and it slides as I try to cut. I end up trying to hold the paper on as it cuts. Don't even attempt to cut paper any heavier than printer paper. Bring back the old mats, PROVO!!!
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Review by Stephanie
Awful Mats
I hate these mats!! I have wasted so much paper and TIME in the same batch they will have no adhesive or too much -either way my paper is ruined and I have to start over. I will be looking for something new to use.
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Review by anonymous
does not qualify for rating
Cricut please hear our cries!!!!
Mats do not work!
Bring back the old mats.
As Cricut lovers we can learn to hate using our Cricut because of these useless mats.
At this rate we would have to buy one mat per cut.
Why did you switch them out?
If its not broken why did you attempt to fix it?
To get an old mat it cost over $50 on Amazon.
We pay enough for cartridges. Why do we have to pay useless mats?
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Review by anonymous
sad
Please bring the old style/better quality mats, I can't use my machine if my paper won't stick. So sad
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Review by anonymous
JUNK
Hate these mats, first cut with them the paper does not sick....do not buy !!!! I hope you make the old mats again...my cricut is worthless with out the old mats!!!
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Review by anonymous
I Agree
Please go back to the old mats i am also tired of it not sticking and wasting time and paper. PLEASE FIX
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Review by anonymous
Worthless mats
I'm going to start with "I hate these mats!" It's a waste of money to purchase. It's pretty bad when you can leave your machine and trust it to cut because the paper does NOT stick to these mats! I have complained to the company and even received a set of new mats! Of course, they were the same as the ones that I was using. I wish they would bring back the old mats! They worked! These don't! I have started to buy the larger mats and am cutting them in half only because they are made like the old mats and they stick! I can now cut and walk away from my machine if I need to if it's cutting! PLEASE Cricut! Bring back the OLD mats!
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Review by anonymous
Horrible!
These mats are awful. I've ruined so much paper because the mat isn't sticky enough. The old mat wasn't broken. Bring it back please!!!
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Review by anonymous
Cutting Mats
The mat that came with my machine lost its "stickiness" after only 2 uses. I thought it was my fault for not using it correctly, but now I see from all the reviews that it is the mat. I spray mine with a very light coat of spray adhesive so it does not ruin my paper/projects. Now my mat is worn out and I am disappointed that I have to purchase new ones that are going to do exactly the same thing again. Provocrafts please correct the problem ASAP!
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Review by anonymous
Please fix
The mat is mainly not sticky at all compared to expression mats. Unfortunately if you have the Imagine machine this is the only mat you can use.... Please someone fix this issue!!!!
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Review by anonymous
Horrible!
I agree with all negative comments! Love My Expression!..The Mats are a Huge Problem!!!
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Review by anonymous
TERRIBLE!!!!
Just spent a bunch of money on the Imagine machine and have wasted a ton of paper on my projects because the mat is so NOT sticky that it will not hold the paper. Not sure why Provo Craft would sell such a faulty mat with what could be a good machine. PLEASE FIX IT!!! so we can use our machines.
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Review by anonymous
Agree that this cutting mat stinks
I thought it was just us thinking that we must have done something wrong having used mat for two small cutting tasks only to have it loose stickiness. Was happy to finally pull trigger and buy machine but mat makes projects a hassel
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Review by anonymous
need to go back to old mat
This mat is NOT STICKY. Please start selling the MAT Prior to this one.
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Review by anonymous
Waste
I bought these last week and I have to say I am very disappointed... I was making my christmas projects for my two youngest daughters and it wouldn't even hold the paper and it messed up a couple of sheets of paper... none the less I was finally able to get the stuff done for my daughters classes but these new mats are not worth the hassel and the cost of them... but now none of my stores around us have any of the older ones so I am stuck trying to use these ones.. ugh, bring back the old mats please...
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Review by anonymous
I HATE THE NEW MATS
THE NEW MATS ARE TERRIBLE!!! CRICUT IS TRYING TO SUCK THE MONEY OUT OF US BY BEING ABLE TO USE THESE MATS TWICE BEFORE THEY LOSE THEIR STICKINESS. AND THEN WE HAVE TO GO BUY MORE MATS, GENIUS CRICUT... THANKS FOR SCREWING YOUR CUSTOMERS.
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Review by anonymous
Not heat resisant
purchased yesterday for $12.99 the green one and it said on pachage used for heat transfer. I used my heat gun and embossed a card and the whole plastic warped and ruined everything.
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Review by anonymous
AWFUL, HORRIBLE, USELESS
Cricut, for some bizarre reason, decide to downgrade their 12x12 mats. The new mats don't work for anything! I used a mat for one cut of a 12x12 of cardstock. When I went to stick the second paper on the mat for the coordinating cut, the mat had lost all ability to stick. The old style mats were so durable, I could cut dozens and dozens of cuts before the adhesive gave out. For what these mats cost and for as exclusive as they are, they should last a WHOLE LOT LONGER than one cut! I called cust service and they wanted my receipt in order to return or refund the mat. One cut. You could see it only had one cut. I don't keep my scrapping receipts, so my hubby doesn't know how much I really spend on this stuff. So I am stuck with a set of USELESS mats!
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Review by anonymous
ABSOLTUELY TERRIBLE!
Did not stick! My original lasted 2-3 months and I now had to buy 3 sets so that I could use my cricut expression for about 10 sheets. THEY NEED THE OLD ONES BACK!!!! I WAS SOOO MAD!!!!!!
I had to buy it though because I needed to use my cricut.
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Review by anonymous
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
These mats are just AWFUL! They loose their stickiness after one application. Its ridiculous!!!!!! What a rip off!
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Review by anonymous
Terrible
These mats are terrible. There is no sticky to them. Please bring back the old mats!!!
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Review by anonymous
Poor Quality
Very Disappointed in the new quality. I hope they change back, the mats are not sticky at all. They do not last more than 5 cardstock/paper transfers.
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Review by anonymous
These mats are useless
Like many other customers, I am extremely disappointed in the 'new' mats. They're awful. Paper (regardless of weight) doesnt stick. I have fussed around with blade speed and pressure to no avail. I use my expression on a daily basis for my name block business and I now find I'm having to 'babysit' my machine. I'm wasting my time and materials in an attempt to get a 'good' cut. I have made several calls to Cricut (all have been unaswered as I've given up after 20+ minutes on hold) in hopes of being able to talk to a representative. It appears Cricut's customer service is about as good as the new mats!
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Review by anonymous
Sad!!
Have had the Expression for several years and not had the time to use it for the last year. Had a new project and the time :) Needed a new mat.....WOW am I SAD!!! Before, I could use the same mat for months, this new package did not even last long enough to finish the small project I was working on. I'm SAD that others are having this problem but glad to know I'm not the only one. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
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Review by anonymous
POOR MATS-HATE THEM
Dear Cricut Designer's,
I am not very impress with the new mats. Please go back to the old ones. They are a waste of money and poorly design. You can't even switch them around to put in the machine so that one corner doesn't get used the whole time. They don't stick that well and they are over priced for what you get. I think someone needs to go back to the drawing board and re-design them. Poor quality.
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Review by anonymous
TERRIBLE!!!!
Bring back the old mats!! Honestly what is the point of having a cricut if you cant even use it?!?! What a waste...very disapointed.
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Review by anonymous
bad
I AGREE WITH THE OTHER REVIEWERS, WHY DID THEY CHANGE THESE? THE TACK IS TERRIBLE, WANT THE OLD ONES BACK - PLEASE!
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Review by anonymous
Disappointing
I found this product to be very disappointing. I was only able to calibrate my machine using this cutting mat. When I went to create my first project, the mat was not sticky enough, the paper slipped, and my project was ruined. I expected more from this brand. This is ridiculous.
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Review by anonymous
OMG these are HORRIBLE
These new mats are horrible. I was only able to cut 2 times before my paper started slipping. Luckily I still had an old mat left and that had more stickiness after months of continuous use than the brand new one. Unfortunately I was not able to get my money back from my local craft store because I had already used them. I really hope Cricut brings back the original mats, so I can use my Cricut again.
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Review by anonymous