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What’s that “Green” Thing?

February 25, 2021

Did you notice on yesterday’s post, on my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, that I have a green cutting mat?  One of my dear stamping friends and convention (when we have them in person) roommates, sent one of these mats to each of her erstwhile roomies a few years ago.


Blythe, Sue, Janet, Katie

LEFT > RIGHT: Me, Blythe, at that time from Mi Wuk Village, Northern California, Sue from near Indianapolis IN, my sister Janet from Santa Rosa, Northern CA and Katie (the gift sender) from upstate New York.  We met via SUDSOL, an online group of SU! demonstrators (http://sudsol.org/member/trial-page/), well over ten years ago and have been Stamping’ Up! convention roomies whenever possible ever since.  If you’re a demo, you’re welcome to join Sudsol!


Back to business………. Why the green OLFA mat?  It helps to prevent the lovely #3 clear acrylic cutting mats from getting so scratched up.  I try to always use the same #3 cutting mat on the bottom of my ‘sandwich’, laying it atop the #1 platform.

#1 platform, #3 acrylic mat layer, OLFA layer, #3 acrylic layer

#1 platform, #3 acrylic mat layer, OLFA layer, #3 acrylic layer


with stampin' die

My mats are spread apart for the photo only. Normally they’re all in a neat little stack.


I’ve worn out two of these OLFA mats so far.  I purchased replacements on Amazon I think, in a pack of 5.  They’re 6″ x 8″.

OLFA Rotary Mat, 6" x 8"

OLFA Rotary Mat, 6″ x 8″


So, that’s the way I do my die cutting.  And I know of three other stampers at least who do the same.  🙂  Now you know what that ‘green thing’ is for as well.   Happy stamping!


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  • Janet Smith
    February 25, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    One of the best gifts ever!