We get a lot of questions about how to use a Cricut cutting machine. So we thought it would be fun to create a video for you where I show you some of the things you can do with a Cricut Maker. In the video, I talk about the main differences between the Explore Air and the Maker. I also share some Cricut tips, including the Maker tools I typically use and which settings to choose for cutting different types of materials.

If you’re new to the Cricut world, we also have a video on how to use SVG cut files. So you may want to start there or circle back when you’re done watching this video!

Tips for the Maker

If you’ve been wondering what can you do with a Cricut, I will show you! Although I started out with an Explore Air, I upgraded to the Maker because it can cut a variety of materials. This works perfectly for our studio because we work on a lot of different types of craft projects.

For example, we can cut crepe paper flowers with our Cricut Maker. And we can also use it for our felt crafts. Another material we’ve had fun working with more recently is chipboard.

In the video below, I show you how to cut different kinds of crepe paper as well as felt. I also show you some finished projects to give you an idea of what can you make with a Cricut Maker. While we do a lot of hand-cutting in the studio, we use the Maker for more detailed projects, like our crepe paper rosemary plant and our felt ranunculus flowers. This saves us a lot of time and allows us to move on to other projects faster!

Ready to learn more about how to use a Cricut Maker? Just watch our video below! And if you have any questions, leave us a comment. We are happy to give you some Cricut support and share what we know with you so you can get started on your craft projects and continue growing your DIY skills.