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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An extra 12 inches...




Guess what Baby Bug owners, you can double the size of your mat to 6 x 24. Here's how. Thanks to KutnPrint from the MB for inspiration here.

I took 2 old 6x12 mats. Cut the leader green inch off one side of each mat and then tape them together with clear packing tape. Make sure the mats do not overlap, they should just snugly but up against each other.

Oh yeah, this only works in SCAL - change your mat size to 12 x 24 in SCAL, but you only use the top 6x24 inches on the screen when you design. Then just cut as normal.

Here are pictures of my altered mat and the vinyl I cut on it!

10 comments:

911barb said...

wow that is nice to know. Thanks.

SusanBluerobot said...

Oh MY GOSH thank you thank you that is a fantastic tip wow thanks
Can you tell that excited me ?

BigBearswife said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this tip!! i would have never thought of that

Gwen said...

Thanks for the tip! I was going to buy a 12x24 and cut it toa 6x24. Now I want have to buy another mat!

Sweetness4713 said...

This is so funny because I had already done this.. I said to myself well the big mats are 12 x24 so why couldn't I just take 2 of them and join them.. Too funny... I own the Cricut Expression...

PapaSue said...

Too clever. This will make all the difference for BUG owners!

Thanks

Ellen said...

Thanks for the info!

Yolanda said...

OH MY! What a wonderful idea, I love SCAL!! Thank you so much for sharing. :) :)

Yolanda B.
Moreno Valley, CA

Tam on the Rocks said...

This is super fantastic, I never would have thought to do this. Thank you!!! :)

Anonymous said...

You are a genius. I am sooooo glad I have discovered your blog. Thanks for so much inspiration.
Donna