Recently I’ve seen posts stating that you can’t use the Cricut Mats with the Pazzles Inspiration. Who knew?! I’ve been using Cricut 12 x 12 mats with my Pazzles Inspiration without a problem. As a matter of fact, I bought some Cricut Imagine mats and I use those too. The looks of these mats are different, but to me, that is it. They are 12 x 12 and that is all I need.
There is one thing I would like to point out and I don’t know if I just bought a bad set, but the Cricut mats I bought that have the black border are not as sticky as the original mats (VERDICT: I had a bad set. The Imagine mats are just as sticky as the other mats). I know that some people don’t like really sticky mats, but I do. I use the hand method because I feel it works really good, but it's time consuming.
The only thing I can think that would not make using the Cricut mat with the Pazzles Inspiration a good idea is if you want to use the mat guidelines based on the mat on the screen. I like using the Cricut mats also because I can buy them locally and not have to wait a week to get Pazzles mats in the mail.
I thought that when I bought my Pazzles I wouldn’t have to buy anything else made by Provocraft, but I was wrong! I have to buy Cricut mats or order my Pazzles mats online! I really wish I could buy Pazzles supplies locally. This is the only downside I can think of about Pazzles - can’t buy their supplies locally! You also gamble big time when you buy replacement blades online. I bought blades twice from Amazon and both blade sets are not as sharp as the blade that came with my machine! I feel so stuck now that I can’t readily find supplies like I was able to do with my Cricut.