It’s no secret that I love my Cricut machine. If you don’t know what a Cricut machine is, you are seriously missing out. They are writing, scoring and personal cutting machines that work with a wide variety of materials. I’m talking everything from paper, vinyl, adhesive foil, craft foam, iron-on transfers, window cling and more. In the past, I’ve made everything from iron-on shirts and pillows, gift cards, customized wine glasses, decanters, mugs, coasters, party banners and more. The crafting-possibilities really are endless with a Cricut machine. (Basically it’s magic.)
I upgraded to the Cricut Maker about a year ago, and my only regret was not upgrading sooner. I always get a lot of questions on Instagram and from friends, family and colleagues about my Cricut – everything from “which machine do I need if I’m thinking about buying one”, to “what can it make” and “is it really worth upgrading to the Maker”.
With the holidays approaching, I thought I’d share some of my favourite things about the Maker!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of my favourite things about the Cricut Maker is how versatile it is – and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better they go ahead and release 4 new maker tools to take your DIYs to the next level!
I was so excited when I first heard about the new tools for the Maker machine. Between its ability to cut fabric and thicker materials like chipboard, leather and balsa wood the Maker already was the ultimate personal cutting machine.
The addition of the new tools open up a whole whack-load of new projects and materials, so I thought I would take some time to walk you through each of them and what they can do and show you some examples. The new tools are the debossing tip, perforation tip, wavy blade and the engraving tool.
I’ve had a Cricut machine for a few years now (and I love it!!), but I often get questions from people trying to navigate their Cricut machine for the first time.
I honestly feel like I am still learning new tips and tricks all the time myself, so I thought I would take the time to write a blog post around some of the common questions I get asked and some of the things I’ve learned along the way through trial and error. (A lot of error!)
For this post, I thought it would be best to start off simple with some tips and tricks that will make navigating your machine for the first time a little easier. If you like this post let me know if you’d like to see more Circut tips, maybe even posts dedicated to specific materials.
Anyways, let’s get to it!