Make an exception for this one! I got my Cricut after Thanksgiving this year and the mats were brand new and very sticky. I couldn't get the die cuts off without the paper curling up on what I had just cut, and especially on the leftover paper. I went out the next day and saw the whole tool kit for the Cricut, but didn't think I needed all of those items. I ended up getting this spatula for around $5, and it's really the only thing I need for getting paper and die cuts off the mats. Now that the mat has been used a few times, it's easier to get the paper off, but this is still an invaluable tool. Worth every penny!
I told my honey that I really didn't need the Cricut tools, but oh my gosh!! He bought me this little spatula. It is a dream to use! I absolutely love it. How important is it? Well my 2 yr old loves it also and now I can't find it. So, scrapping without it is a little testy at times. The intricate pieces are hard to remove, my fingernail bends the paper, and it is harder to clean the mat. So.....get one!! Keep it handy. You will love it.
I love this tool! I recently bought one, and Im glad I did! I wish I would have bought one when I got my cricut. I dont know how many projects I had to re-do because when I tried to pull them off the pad, they would rip. It makes it so much easier to get the "dots" of the letter "i" without losing it, or having it totaly stuck on there!