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.
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Hello, Every time I try to make my project on the Cricut Design Space it tell me the project is incompatible and to downsize it. Can you please explain to me how to do that. So frustrating when you are dying to create another beautiful flower from your collection. Please help.
We have a mini course that shows you how to work with our templates. This might be helpful for you: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/
If you are using crepe paper you might want to watch this one as well: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/cutting-machines-for-crepe-paper/
And we have one for the frosted paper: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/cutting-frosted-paper-with-cricut/
Hi, in the video, you talk about a link to where to buy felt?🤗
That has changed since the video was filmed– we carry our own wool blend felt now! https://feltpaperscissors.com/product-category/felt-sheets/
I don’t see the links that you said would be at the bottom of the page. Can you post them again?
What links are you referring to? There are some listed directly on the YouTube video page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91IyqbcFQzk
Can the Cricut Maker sense the paper size?
No, it will detect the mat size but not the paper. You have to set that manually when you’re choosing your canvas size.
What blade do you like best for cutting 1mm felt? Thanks! (on the maker)
We like using the rotary blade for cutting any felt on the maker! 🙂
What kind of blades are best for my cricut machine which is the wxplorer air 2, I know you mentioned it and I wrote it down but I still lost the item you mentioned!!!
We like the fine point blade and the deep point blade for the air 2! 🙂
I totally agree with you that when we use our hands and are focused on one activity, we access a peaceful and joyful state of mind. Multi-tasking may have gotten me through undergrad and grad school but it’s knitting, embroidery and now your wonderful flower-making that’s letting me indulge in one thing at a time. And as much as I love natural flowers and plants, your creations are a unique tribute to nature. My thanks to you and your team – you are as generous as you are talented!
So glad you are enjoying our projects! 🙂
I was delighted to see that you are after all human and not overly “professionalized.” This video was wonderful to watch as you beautifully negotiated your way around presenting what you needed regardless of the camera you didn’t have, Cricut that wouldn’t stop, noise you had to accommodate to, etc. Thank you! Before I was a “student” but now I am a fan. I am looking forward to all I can learn.
Again, a great big thank you!