October 31, 2016

Can I use a Cricut mat with my Silhouette Cameo?

Can I use a Cricut mat with my Silhouette Cameo?

 

The short answer is YES you can! I use them all the time.  IMHO, I think they are superior to the Silhouette mats in many ways but mainly the PRICE!!   When you purchase Cricut mats, you get two for less than the cost of one Silhouette mat!  Before posting this, I checked Amazon for prices.  For example, you can buy a pack of TWO Cricut mats for as low as $5.99 for 12 X 12 inch size mat.  By contrast the Silhouette mat, ONE, is priced for $9.18 for the same size!

However, there is an adjustment to be made with the Cricut mats and your Cameo.  There are two ways to adjust.

  1. One is to lay your Silhouette mat over the Cricut mat, lining up the grid area. With a marker draw the outline of your silhouette mat and cut on the lines.
  2. My preferred method is to line up my media a little higher on the Cricut mat as shown here

Using Cricut Mat in your Silhouette Cameo

The left edge alignment will remain the same.  How easy is that 😉