Ken Oliver’s The Best Craft Mat Ever Product Review Video

So you may have heard about this craft mat. I have so excited ever since I saw Ken sneak this at CHA and its finally available for purchase! Mine arrived today and I immediately tested it out…. My verdict is: Awesome!!! Here are few things to make note of:

  • It’s light grey. So it makes for a pretty background for filming and also for mixing colors on that mat itself. Since it is light, you can see the real colors…
  • It is non skid, non porous and non stick! The three nons! Fantastic.
  • Heat resistant up to 480 degrees. So grab those heat tools or even better, pop it in the oven and make me some cookies!

I also have the Ranger Craft Mat! That is a a great mat! I have both and will keep both! They both have very similar qualities (non stick, heat resistant, multi purpose, etc).  Here are the main differences I have found:

  • The size.  The Ranger mat is a tad bigger. The Best Craft Mat Ever measures at 16.5×15. The Ranger Mat is 15×18.
  • The color. The Best Craft Mat Ever is light grey. The Ranger mat is brown.
  • The surface.  The Best Craft Mat Ever is non skid. The Ranger mat is slick.
  • BOTH mats allow for ink blending (distress inks, dye/pigment inks, etc)

Here is a quick product review video I made so you can see it up close and personal. As I said in the video, I don’t think one is better than the other. I think they are both great and both have some differences that may appeal towards what you are looking for. So I have both and will keep both and I know that doesn’t help some of you wanting to decide between the two. LOL!

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If you are interested in purchasing either mat, I recommend the following stores:


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  1. Sandy S. says:

    Thanks, Laurel. Now, if someone could just make a WHITE one!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Just ordered!!!

  3. Linda Jamme says:

    I could listen to your videos all day long. I just love your giggle and find it contagious. Oh, and you do a great job of describing products also. Keep up the good work. I probably will not be buying this because I do have the Ranger craft mat and there are so many, many, many other things I have on my wish list. Sure hope they have a sale on the Brother Scan n Cut somewhere in the near future…

  4. Sharbogast says:

    I will definitely be purchasing one of these when I get my craft room situated. (if I ever do.. haha)

  5. Corina says:

    Nice cards!

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