My cricut is only 6x12, and I guess I thought that this was 6x12 also. When I recieved it, I saw the box and was like "Oh dear lord, box big enough?" thats when it hit me I ordered the wrong size. But this actually turned out better, becuase even though my cricut is definitely not this big, I cut the mats into 6X12 sizes, and now I have 8 brand new cutting mats!I should pay more attention to what it is I am looking at online, and yes to answer your question I am blonde, but this turned out so much better than just buying the size I actually needed. Score!