How To Clean A Cricut Mat [Make It Sticky Again!]

How to clean a Cricut mat

One question we get a lot over here is crafters asking how to clean a Cricut mat, or how to restick a Cricut mat. And while most of the questions we get regarding cleaning and resticking cutting mats are from Cricut users, our following advice can be applied to any machine that requires a cutting … Read more

How To Use A Cricut Machine: A Beginner’s Guide

Cricut Explore Air 2

If there’s one question we hear every single week, it’s usually something to do with how to use a Cricut machine. Specifically, the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Maker 3. One of the things we love about these vinyl cutting machines is that they’re so simple to use — but they do take some … Read more

How To Make Winter Snowflakes With The Cricut Maker

winter snowflakes

It’s getting to that time of year again when crafters start thinking about Christmas and all the incredible seasonal things we can make to celebrate. We decided that our first Christmassy project was how to make winter snowflakes with the Cricut Maker. It’s a quick and easy tutorial that requires minimal materials and the design … Read more

How to Make Christmas Tree Decorations with Cricut Maker

christmas decorations

With just a week to go until Christmas, we’re putting the Cricut Maker into overdrive with all the decorations we’re making with it! This week, we’ve been focusing on how to make Christmas tree decorations with the Cricut Maker. Quick and relatively simple, these paper ornaments are striking thanks to their unusual shape and size. … Read more

How To Make A Snowy Village With Cricut Maker

cricut maker christmas decor

We know it’s not quite December yet, but we can’t stop making Christmas decorations with our Cricut Maker! On our hit list this week was this beautiful snowy village scene — something that would look supremely festive on your mantelpiece or even around the base of your tree. It’s a super easy project with the … Read more

How To Make A Christmas Garland With Cricut Maker

christmas garland

For our next Cricut Maker Christmas Project, we’ve made this beautiful festive garland. It would look incredible draped over a fireplace or curtain pole, or even twisted and fashioned into a large wreath. It’s not the easiest or quickest project we’ve ever set our minds to, but we can guarantee that the time and effort … Read more

How To Make A Geometric Gem Cloche With Cricut Maker

geometric gem cloche

We’re really into paper crafts at the moment and this beautiful geometric gem cloche is ticking all of our boxes. Made using the Cricut Maker 3 and the awesome Cricut Scoring Wheel (available on Amazon), these paper gems are really quite striking and make for some really gorgeous decorations — ours is currently pride of place on … Read more

How To Make Funky Jungle Boxes With The Cricut Maker

paper box project

There’s little we love more than following a Cricut Maker tutorial. This week, we decided to mix it up with a paper crafting project — making these cute triangle boxes. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the perfect project for anyone wanting to make some beautiful gift wrapping with the Maker. You need minimal materials … Read more

How To Use Cricut Iron On Vinyl

cricut iron on instructions

One of our favorite materials to work with is Cricut Iron On. But it’s also one of the most complex and easy to mess up — no wonder why most beginners and first-time users shy away from it! We’ve already done a general guide to using heat transfer vinyl, but we thought it was about … Read more

How To Make A Watercolor Cake Stand With Cricut Maker

cricut maker cake stand

Our latest crafting project with the Cricut Maker is this beautiful watercolor cake stand. But this is more than just paper crafts — this week we’re experimenting with heavy chipboard and the renowned Knife Blade. This bad boy can cut up to 2.4mm thick material, which includes balsa wood, matboard, leather, craft foam and basswood. … Read more

How To Make A Valentine’s Sweetie Wagon With Cricut Maker

valentines day crafts

We know, we know… it’s only just the end of January. But there’s nothing we love more than Valentine’s Day crafts! With that in mind, this week we’ve been experimenting with a challenging paper project on the Cricut Maker 3… a Valentine’s Day Sweetie Wagon. Sporting a piggy bank-style slot in the top, this is … Read more

How to Make Crepe Paper Succulents With Cricut Maker

crepe paper succulents

This week we decided to test out the Cricut Maker with crepe paper — a notoriously delicate and difficult material to cut. We found the Crepe Paper Succulents project in Cricut Access, originally made by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. Looks good, right? Read on to find out how we got on, and top … Read more

How To Make Cute Dog Neckties With Cricut

dog necktie tutorial

We’re starting a series of Cricut Maker tutorials that are perfect for beginners — and we’ve even got our own craft cutting beginner intern to make these pieces alongside you. If she can do it, anyone can! This week, we’re making super cute double-sided neckties for your dog. We’ve actually adapted it from the ‘Kitty … Read more

How To Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl

heat press vinyl

Discovering all the different things that you can create is one of the great joys of owning a vinyl cutting machine. But we’re sure we’re not the only ones that have been stumped about how to cut heat transfer vinyl. What’s it for? How can I cut it? Where does the heat come from?! All valid questions. … Read more

How To Use Silhouette Cameo 3: A Beginner’s Guide

how to use cameo 3

You all know how much we love the Silhouette Cameo 3 (available from Amazon here) — the popular craft cutting machine from Silhouette. And if you don’t — read our review here and take a look at how it ranked in our Best Vinyl Cutting Machines Guide. Every so often, we’ll receive an email from … Read more

How to Use Sure Cuts A Lot with a Cricut Machine?

Sure Cuts A Lot 4 does not work directly with Cricut machines, but there are work-arounds.

We received this question by email from Michelle: “How do I get SCAL [Sure Cuts A Lot] to work with my Cricut Explore? Is it true that the software is no longer supported?” Sadly, yes, it is true that Cricut machines (including the Cricut Maker 3) are no longer compatible with the latest version of … Read more

How To Weed and Transfer Vinyl

Guide to weeding and transferring vinyl

Many people new to vinyl cutting assume that the machine does everything. You simply load in your design, feed in the roll, and out pops a bunch of stickers ready to be pasted on to signs, cars and crafts. If only it were that simple! A vinyl machine is merely Step 1 in the process. … Read more