Each Cricut mat was created for different materials and purposes. This means that each of the mats has a different level of stickiness.
These range from a strong adhesive for heavy projects to light adhesive to light weight projects.
All of these mats come in different sizes, the most popular ones being 12x12, or 12x24.
I recommend getting your Cricut mats from Joann's when they are 30% off. Those are the best prices I have found, by far.
BLUE CUTTING MATS - Used for lightweight projects
- Construction Paper
- Copy Paper
- Lightweight cardstock
- Washi Tape Sheets
- Wrapping Paper
PINK CUTTING MATS - Used for fabric projects
- Bonded Fabrics
- Crepe Paper
GREEN CUTTING MATS - Used most often for general projects
- Embossed cardstock or textured paper
- Iron-on Vinyl
- Patterned paper
PURPLE CUTTING MATS - Used for Heavy Weight Projects
- Balsa Wood or Basswood
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Fabric with stiffener
- Glitter cardstock
- Leather or Faux Leather
- Magnet material
- Poster board
- Thick cardstock