Cricut Cutting Mats: Save Money – ReStick – Reuse – Recycle

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You are going to LOVE saving Money with this AMAZING product from Crafters Companion.  I picked this up from CustomCrops.com and I just love it. I have redone several mats with this now and I really do like it better than the Zig 2-Way Glue pens and GooGone.  (But that still works if you have it laying around!)

Comment and let me know what you think!!!!! (And feel free to ask questions on the comments page too)

Comments

  1. Kathy Burrow says:

    I am so glad to see this stuff. I will go over and order now.

  2. Barb A. says:

    Wow!! That looks amazingly easy! May have to look into that!

  3. Glenda says:

    Ok I will have to look into this. I tried using the two way glue and it just made a big mess. I am all about saving money so thanks for sharing

  4. jeanette says:

    i love crafters companion, i just got the ultimate crafters companion set with christmas boards too, great for folding, embossing and making boxes and envelopes and other stuff too :)

  5. Shirley D says:

    OMGosh!! This looks so much easier than trying to get the junk off with just soap and water. THANK YOU!! for showing and mentioning potential warrent issues if this method is used.

  6. lynn says:

    thanks so much!

  7. Felisa says:

    Can you buy this at a local craft store instead of online?

  8. ShawnfromMn says:

    Wow – this is much nicer than the zig way! I am curious – the resticking spray – is there an odor? I am very sensitive to odors. THanks for sharing this wonderful product!!

  9. Evelyn says:

    WOW. I love the fact that you don’t have to wait 24 hrs before using your mats. TFS

  10. Ann G says:

    Couldn’t find my cricut info but how long is that warranty anyway? Does it matter that it’s void?

  11. To Felisa – I’m not sure where you can buy it – I only know of Custom Crops as of right now – maybe someone else can weigh in on that! :) This product is “new” to me – but I LOVE it!

    To ShawnfromMn – There is an odor to the stick away and there is even less of an odor to the Stick and Spray. I don’t know how to really explain it though – :-/ sorry!

    To Ann G – I can’t say that it doesn’t matter – but for me it wasn’t a big deal – I was more interested in saving money on cutting mats when I’ve seen that really it doesn’t effect the Machine – Provo Craft has to cover themselves too :)
    You can read all warranty info here –
    http://www.cricut.com/warranty

  12. Katherine A. says:

    Thanks so much. I’ve got some mats I’ve been wondering how to re-activate.

  13. Helen says:

    This was a neat video. I was unaware of these products and it was most informative.

  14. Alyson says:

    What part of the warranty has fault if you do this? Because I looked at the warranty and I said that it does not cover the mats. Then are they worried of the mat not doing well with the actual machine?

    Thanks Meagan!
    -Alyson

  15. Angie says:

    I’m definitely getting CC sprays. I saw the Custom Crops video a while ago and was sold. Thanks for reminding me. That will save so much in the long run! :)

  16. Dayna says:

    WOW! Thanks for sharing the Stick Away and Stick & Spray. I’m gonna have to go and check that stuff out now!

  17. Thank you for the great info. I’m going to go over to Custom Crops and check it out. Approx. how many mats will the one can clean and the other can cover?

  18. yes ive been doing the same for some time. i had the cans sat in my draw as to be honest they didnt work when i tried sticking things onto the walls with them.

    but what i had not done until i saw the cc video was use the stick away to clean my mats first, so thats a tip learnt!

  19. Jean Marmo says:

    I so need this! My mats are not sticky any more at all.

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  20. Julie Westerfield says:

    Thanks Megan for the tip. I too so need this. In these financial times, saving money is what it is all about.

  21. Raven says:

    Love This! I can’t wait to order these products. I love saving money on consumables so I can buy pretties for my projects!

  22. Tammy says:

    I sooo need to buy this!! Thanks for the video! I would probably have never found it otherwise!

  23. Angela says:

    So cool!! Thanks for all your great videos. :-)

  24. Cheryl says:

    I will definitely be getting those. I started working with my Cricut before I really researched everything. I sat things on the mat while I was getting it out of the box, I used some fuzzy construction paper, didn’t recover it right away, and my mat looks really bad! What a great way to recycle the mat!!

  25. jeanette says:

    Hi all, i can get it direct from crafters companion directly from them here in UK but I know the company is now in USA, UK address is
    http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk
    will see if i can get USA co. website :)

  26. jeanette says:

    they ship world wide

  27. Donna Porter says:

    Thanks for the info. I just got my Cricut so won’t need it hopefully for a little while but I like to be prepared with the info I will need!

  28. Dreama says:

    Thanks for a great cost saver.

  29. Kitty says:

    I’ve already ordered mine & it arrives tomorrow!! TFS!

  30. Debby says:

    I love Custom Crops they have great service. I have not used this spray yet but have another kind and I am like you all for saving the dollar when I can, with the economy the way it is you have to pinch when you can. Plus recycle is the way to go.
    Angel hugs
    Debby

  31. TR says:

    VERY cool!
    I really need to do this. :D

  32. Cyndi says:

    I saw the girls use both of the products on their YouTube video and was totally thinking of buying it. Now that you’ve done a video, I am definitely going to get some! I have to find out if I win them so I know whether I have to buy them or not. LOL

  33. Carole N. says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am all about saving money where I can and I really don’t worry much about the warranty.
    Big Hugs!

  34. rache g says:

    neat
    Thanks for sharing
    rache

  35. Janice says:

    Great way to save money, I am all about that. Will have to try this.

  36. Elizabeth says:

    On my way to the site to get this stuff! GREAT TIP

  37. Sharon says:

    I clean my mats and use a different tacky spray. It works ok, but the stickiness doesn’t last long. How long does the mat stay sticky after this process??

  38. Lisa Blank says:

    i have seen the product to and have been wanting to try it thanks for the review

  39. Sandy Karlovich says:

    Stopped over at CustomCrops and will be ordering this product. Thanks for the demo.
    Sandy

  40. Liz Stoddart says:

    Thanks Megan. I have seen other ideas on the MB but this seems the easiest. I plan to visit custom crops. Thanks again.

  41. Michelle says:

    Oh my…I just bought new mats this weekend but i’m gonna run out, get this stuff & try this on the other 4 mats I already own but have been looking for a way to restore them!! thank you thank you thank you!!

  42. Kathleen Kane says:

    I am interested in trying this ASAP!

  43. Becky C says:

    I use the Quilter’s Basting Spray from Michael’s and Blue masking tape – works wonderfully. Thanks for sharing about the GooGone, though – that’s what I need.

  44. Sue Dickson says:

    I am still waiting for a backordered can of Stick Away-it is hard to get! I think it is manufactured in the UK, and shipping to individuals seems to be an issue. Haven’t looked too deply into it yet-just waiting patiently for my can from CC.

  45. Linda Weisholz says:

    I’ve been using Goo Gone spray gel and the Zig glue pen. I haven’t any problems. Plus I do have several mats to rotate when I renew the old ones. I am still using my original mat.

  46. Nancy Lee says:

    Thanks for the tips but I have two questions since I never ever considered being able to reuse the mats…
    1. I don’t remember my mats being especially gucky when I have discarded them, they just lost their stick and thus I would buy new ones (I also did not know of your previous ‘restick’ hints). Do you have to use the Stick Away if the mat does not appear gucky?
    2. Once you have used the second can to ‘restick’ the mat, how long does the stickiness last, ie several cuts or one or two…?
    Thanks, and I will look forward to your answers.

  47. Margie says:

    Thank you so much for the matt cleaning technique I just purchased your DVD Cricut A to z and found it on there. This video has helped me utlize operating my Cricut to the max. Your the best and again thanks a million. I am off to spread the word to my fellow Cricut friend and order the spray cleaners you recommended.

  48. Brenda Gallant says:

    HI, I am wanting this stuff so bad but I cannot get it shipped to Canada which to me is INSANE. However I seen where you have on here that the ZIg glue pen and GOO GONE can also be used. I have been using the zig blue pen on mine but I just tried the goo gone a few weeks ago and it took a lot of goo gone to clean it and I really don’t think it came that clean using the goo gone.Can you please tell me how you use the goo gone to clean your mats? DO you put it in a spray bottle or just wipe it on? Please advise me asap . Also Custom Crops has told me that they cannot ship the Temporary spray because it is aresol but the stick away is in a pump bottle so I have no idea why that cannot be shipped to Canada.GRRRR. They think we live on MArs I guess! Please advice me/help me asap.
    Thanking you in advance, Brenda

  49. Kyle says:

    Hi Brenda,

    You can use everyday brake cleaner or carborator cleaner to unsitck your mat. This is the quickest and easiest way to get it clean. Also, living in Canada you might have Dick Blick – but if not there are alternatives produced by 3M and Krylon that i would imagine are available in Canada for purchase. My wife used this lady’s techinque (http://www.pinkcricut.com/2010/08/magically-clean-mats/) which is basically the same, but not the exclusive products from custom crops.

    Kyle

    PS Ruby no offense intended, please delete if posting someone elses stuff here is unacceptable.

  50. Char says:

    HSN sells the 2 for $14.95 and has a 50% shipping for a second craft item: Crafter’s Companion 2-pack Repositional and Remover Sprays Item: 560-515

  51. Urszula says:

    I am so glad I saw this video – I was wondering for a while if this stuff is good or not. I will order it now. Thank you.

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