I was using double stick tape while I tried a friends Cricut Mini, once I decided what I wanted to do was going to work I started shopping for new blades and a new mat. It sure makes using the Cricut easier to have a working mat! My only complaint would be the lack of information on Walmart's site.. There are different machines and different supplies, does this mat work with the Mini? The information about mats and blades.... should be on the site.