The Best Way to Remove Materials from a Cricut Cutting Mat

The Best Way to Remove Materials from a Cricut Cutting Mat

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Hey, crafters! Courtney from Craft-e-Corner here, and I'm absolutely thrilled to share some valuable insights with you today. In this video, we delve into the art of removing materials from your Cricut cutting mat. You might be thinking, "Well, that's pretty straightforward, right?" However, there's a nifty trick I want to share that can save your materials from the dreaded rip or bend. I've been using this technique for the past three years, and it's been a game-changer.


Cricut Tips for Beginners: How to Remove Materials from a Cutting Mat

The Technique

This technique is super simple, but will prevent your precious materials from ripping, bending, or warping. This not only ensures a smoother crafting experience but also saves you money in the long run.

  • After cutting, flip the mat over.
  • Begin by gently bending the mat backward, holding the material straight. Let the mat do the bending, not the material. The result? Your material stays perfectly straight, without any kinks or rips.
  • This technique works for most any material with any type of Cricut mat.

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Thanks Courteney for the tips. I will try using that next time I use my Cricut. I really struggle with removing smaller cut letters that are on the vinyl paper. Any special tips for that as I always destroy them trying to peal the vinyl off.



Thanks Courteney for the neat trick. I just am starting back doing things I use to love. I use to use the 1st cricut machine. So that tells you how long it’s been. Once the kids came, the only time I could use the cricut was for school projects. Which they always did amazing on them because they looked so nice and creative. But we did have a lot of problems with things tearing a lot. Thanks for the tip. I’m going to need all the help I can get. It’s like starting over with the new cricut machine I just got. So I’ll be watching a lot of how to videos. Thanks.


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