Cricut Maker Must Have Accessories
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Are you a NEW Cricut Maker owner ? Congrats ! I bet you are excited. But now you are also wondering what else you need to get to use with your Cricut Maker, right ? Luckily, I have put together a MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES RECOMMENDATIONS LIST to help you get started.
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This Scoring Wheel Combo pack includes the 01 single scoring line (for cardstock, etc) AND 02 double scoring line (for speciality materials like acetate, foil posterboard, etc). These give you nice crisp folding lines. Much better than just using the Scoring Stylus.
The Knife Blade & Housing is perfect when you want to cut Balsa Wood and thick 2mm chipboard that Cricut sells. Home Decor Wood projects and puzzles are fun projects to make. You will need to a replacement blade since they wear out after a few projects http://shrsl.com/1d50b
The Premium Fine Point Blade is in Fine Point Blade Housing that comes installed in your Cricut Maker will be used for most of your cutting projects with paper and vinyl. These blades are long lasting and have been calibrated to be used in the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Machines. You will definitely want to have a spare blade on hand when it needs replacing.
The Weeding Tool Kit is best for when you plan on cutting Vinyl OR Iron On (Heat Transfer Vinyl) with your Cricut Maker. These specialty tools aid you in removing the unwanted pieces after you cut (that’s what is “weeding”).
Cricut Cutting Mats are an important part of working with your Cricut Maker so you will want to have spares on hand as they do wear out depending on your usage. You usually get 1 Light Grip (Blue Mat) and 1 Fabric (Pink Mat) with your Cricut Maker. Pick the spares based on what type of materials you will use with your Cricut Maker. Mats come in 12X12 (most popular) and 12X24 sizes.
StandardGrip Cutting Mat (Green)
- Patterned paper
- Embossed cardstock
LightGrip Cutting Mat (Blue)
- Printer paper
- Thin cardstock
- Construction paper
StrongGrip Cutting Mat: (Purple)
- Thick cardstock
- Glitter cardstock
- Magnet material
- Poster board
- Fabric (with stabilizer)
- Keep the clear film cover on the mat when storing to keep mat free from paper scraps and dust.
- Use the Cricut® Tools scraper to scrape away excess pieces and the spatula to carefully remove cut images.
- To ensure best performance, use the recommended material types on each of the mats.
The Scraper & Spatula are used to aid you in lifting projects off your Cricut mats. They are definitely a necessity for most types of crafting you will do with your Cricut Maker.
The FabricGrip™ Mat (Pink) combines increased strength, density, and quality plus a light adhesive to create beautiful cuts with a wide variety of fabrics. Use with Cricut Maker’s Rotary Blade that comes with your Cricut Maker. Use this mat for cutting a wide range of fabrics and trims and felt. TIPS: DO NOT WASH THIS MAT to clean. It will remove the light adhesive. Do NOT scrape it either. Just use a brayer to continue to press fabrics on to hold for continued cutting. Eventually you will need to replace this mat once it looses it’s stickness completely.
The Cricut Sewing Kit is a great companion tool kit if you will be cutting fabric with your Cricut Maker. It includes 8″ Fabric Shears, Thread Snips, Seam Ripper,, Adorable Cricut Maker Pin Cushion, Set of Pins, Measuring Tape and a Leather thimble.
The Brayer & Remover Tool are really necessary if you will be using the Fabric Grip Mat very often. It is your best tool for getting your fabric to stick down consistently so you get the perfect cuts with the Rotary Blade you will use (it came with your Cricut Maker).
Let’s talk about Materials you might want to have on hand with your Cricut Maker:
Cricut Premium Adhesive Vinyl is what you need for sign making and home decor projects. It comes in a large variety of colors, speciality types. The Cricut brand is easy to weed and apply. Make sure you grab the weeding tool kit to help you weed the vinyl. You will also need Transfer Tape to help lift and place your vinyl on to your object: http://shrsl.com/1d5bv
Cricut Iron On is what you need to make t-shirts, tote bags, aprons, etc. You can even use it on wood. It comes in a variety of colors and specialty types – patterened, foil, glitter, etc. You will need a heat source to use to apply Iron On/Heat Transfer Vinyl. I recommend the Cricut Easy Press 2 machines, pick the size that fits your project and budget.
Cricut 2mm Chipboard is a specialty chipboard made to use with the Cricut Maker Knife Blade. You will also need a Strong Grip Mat (and a roll of painters tape to hold you chipboard in place). Ideal for creating sturdy wall art, photo frames, school projects, decor and puzzles. Can only be cut with Cricut Maker and the Knife Blade.
Cricut Felt cuts beautifully in your Cricut Maker using the Rotary Blade Housing that comes with your machine. It comes in packs in variety of colors. Ideal for kids’ crafts, baby décor, stuffed shapes, fun fashion, and more!
Cricut Fabrics are wonderful for cutting with your Cricut Maker using the Rotary Blade Housing that comes with your Cricut Machine. There is a great variety to choose from: Designer Fabrics, Fusible Fabric, Pre-Cut Fabric and even Quilting Kits. You will need to use the Fabric Grip Mats with any fabric you choose to cut with your Cricut Maker. Are you ready to try making samll fabric projects or even clothes or blankets ? Give it a try, there are a huge variety of cutting patterns to choose from in Design Space.
Cricut Cardstock and Specialty Papers cuts absolutely perfectly in the Cricut Maker. Make cards, party decor, scrapbook pages, you name it. Comes in a big variety of colors and specialty materials – glitter, shimmer, pearl, posterboard, kraftboard, corrugated, etc. It comes in 12X12 and even 12X24 for over sized projects.
There are so many more things you could get to go with your Cricut Maker…but I think that covers the MUST HAVES…so YOU can create a list and get things are you will use them. Leave me a comment if you have any questions about any of these tools or materials.
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