Amazing what a little Spritz spray and a paper towel will do to liven up a Cricut mat. I periodically refresh my mats by cleaning them, but as you can see this mat was very well used and I was pretty sure it was time to let this mat go. I think I tend to set the pressure too high so it was really grooved.
I decided to give it a try anyway.
It worked! I just cut some really intricate layout overlays with Artbooking and it held tight. Amazing!