The Cricut is a great machine to make craft projects with, from scrapbooking to cardmaking, to home decor and holiday decorations. There are a number of accessories available to enhance the projects you can make with the Cricut.
A couple must haves for card makers are the scoring tool and additional pens. The scoring tool allow you to easily fold your card, and also makes gift box making easy. With the Cricut machine having the ability to write and cut, you’ll want more than just the black pen that comes with the machine! And you’ll want tools to get materials off of the cutting mat, whether it’s a large cut out, or small pieces.
There is also a wide variety of cutting materials available. The vinyl is a must have for home decor projects. With the vinyl, you can make signs, add words or pictures to glass, and iron it on to pillow cases and tshirts. The glitter paper is fun for paper crafting – I like it for Christmas cards, to add extra sparkle. The cricut metallic poster board has a beautiful shimmer. It is a great material to make gift boxes from.
If you want to make a large home decor item, you’ll appreciate having the 12 x 24 mat, which allows you to cut out a larger phrase or image. Mats also come with different grips. The lightweight grip mat works great for lighter materials. The standard grip works well with medium weight materials. You’ll want the strong grip for heavier materials.
Enjoy your Cricut and happy crafting!