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#1 Posted : Monday, October 29, 2012 12:20:44 PM(UTC)

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I am trying to cut out snowflakes. But I have a mat that is bearly sticky and others that is too sticky. I find that the paper is sticking too much and rippin my snowflakes takin them off.Love
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you need to "condition" your new mat, either pat your hands around on it, or pat clean cotton towel/shirt. this helps remove some of the sticky.
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#3 Posted : Monday, October 29, 2012 5:24:52 PM(UTC)
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You know, I love a 'barely sticky' mat for intricate designs. I have cut lots of tiny and intricate things. Here's a link to my gallery to see what I mean: http://www.withglitteringeyes.c.../my-project-gallery.html. You might want to consider using the barely sticky one for your snowflakes. The key is to use a brayer or that squeegee tool that is in the Cricut tools (if you bought a kit) to push the paper into the mat. Then tape the corners-- sometimes I also tape the sides.

My cuts pop right off and the paper stays perfectly flat with no curling. Almost everything on my blog is cut with a barely sticky mat. (The only things I cut with sticky mats are fabric, wood veneer, shrink film, and chipboard.)

I don't know if this will work for you, but if you have a scrap piece of cardstock to experiment with, you might give it a try. BigGrin

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