Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY: Craft Mat on the Cheap

Well I've been writing this blog for well over a year now and I think it's time to add some video tutorials.  I really like that craft mat that Tim Holtz uses in his videos so I thought I'd try my hand at creating one. This alternative is great for stamping and inking. However, it's not heat resistant like Tim's mat.  Oh well, mine cost me about a quarter :)  I hope it inspires you to create you own craft mat!
Click the picture below to view the do-it-yourself tutorial on how to make a craft mat on the cheap. Freezer paper, scissors, cardboard, and tape are the supplies you need.

Here's the Tim Holtz version:


  1. What a fabulous idea - thanks for video :-)

  2. Grand idea!!! Thank you for sharing and making the video.

  3. THANKS Tracie... GREAT idea!!!. I'll do it for sure!!!

  4. Oh I'm doing this! I love the TH mat and just haven't shelled out the $$$ for it. I think I'll do this instead....I don't do that much heat embossing anyway! hahahaha! ;)
    Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  5. That's a really neat idea! Love your video too!


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