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Magic Photo Mats!

I LOVE a photo mat! In fact, I rarely complete a layout with unmatted photos! The problem with that is, I go through a lot of cardstock – I mean a lot!  Until I discovered the MAGIC MAT Technique!

“Magic Mats” let you create FOUR perfect photo mats from ONE sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper.  How?  Magic, of course!  Ok, well, maybe it’s not Magic, but watch this tutorial video and you’ll see just how ‘magic’ it really is!

The KEY to the Magic Mats is the Creative Memories 12″ Trimmer with the ruler cut guides and the rotary blade!

Here is the sketch!

Tammy McEwen - Magic Mats Cut Guide

Now for this layout, I started with the Beneath the Pines Laser Paper for the left side, then for the right side, I used the light wood grain paper for the background and the dark green paper to cut the Spiky Evergreen Border and the “Magic Mats”, I added some stickers, using Foam Squares of course, then some journaling and this layout was complete in no time at all!

Tammy McEwen - Magic Mats Cut Guide

So, what do you think?  Do you agree?  Is the “Magic Mats” technique… Magic?

Happy, Happy Scrapbooking!

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8 thoughts on “Magic Photo Mats!”

  1. Awesome, thank you! I like the hint of moving the blade to 6-1/4” and cutting towards the edge, which might help me be more accurate.


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