Hey guys, So I thought I would X Acto knife and cutting mat I use. I use a cutting mat by the brand Fiskars. it is a self healing double sided mat with a ruler built in all over the sides. I think its great because it has the measurements on the side and it is self healing so you do not have to worry about it breaking or buying a new one every two months. I bought it at Micheals for $25.00 - $30.00. it is a pretty good price for such a great mat and I don't have any complaints yet.