Have you always wanted to get yourself a Cricut Cutie!? I see them all the time on crafters/bloggers sites and think they’re just adorable!
These limited edition collectible Cricut figurines are super cute, but can be hard to find. The Cuties are for sale on Ebay (often at eye-watering prices), or they can be found from time to time in different Cricut promotions.
Every now and again you will find them as part of a Cricut Mystery Box (as was the case on Black Friday), or perhaps a vinyl or iron-on bundle will include one.
Cricut Dry Erase Vinyl – the name speaks for itself, but had you heard of it before?
This is an adhesive vinyl that can be applied to any clean dry surface. It can then be written on with a dry erase marker and wiped clean! It is a non-permanent vinyl that will adhere well, but will also be easily removed with no residue.
Some ideas for what to make with Dry Erase Vinyl:
Speech bubbles with a different word for the day each day
Cricut Acetate Sheets are another product which complements many projects.
These are sheets of flexible plastic that can be cut and used for all sorts of things (especially 3D projects)! They come in a range of styles, from clear sheets, to sheets with metallic foil stars (as pictured above), and many others.
Cricut Acetate projects:
Acetate makes great photo frame overlays
3D Pinwheels (it is certainly flexible enough for this)
They allow you to use basically any pen (hello, glitter!), marker, or crayon with your Explore Air or Maker machines. This may save you a ton of money! For more info and buying options check out this Cricut pen adpater article.
‘A self healing cutting mat?! What kind of voodoo is this…?!’
Usually one’s first thought upon hearing about these mats for the first time. What are they? Self-healing cutting mats have a softer surface than the regular Cricut cutting mats. Rather than skimming the surface of the mat, you can cut slightly into the top layer, which then closes back over (or “self heals”)!
These mats are not for use in Cricut cutting machines, but they are great for other craft cutting with an Xacto Knife, or with the next item on our list – the Cricut Truecontrol Knife!
It is a quality craft cutting knife available in three different colors: Blue, Lilac, or Rose. It can also be bought as part of a set with 5 additional blades. It’s perfect for salvaging any less than perfect cuts.
Features of the Truecontrol Knife are:
Blade-lock system for control and easy blade changes
Premium steel cutting blades
Storage cartridge with additional blade set
Cut thin fabrics & plastics, paper, cardstock, and more
These are bundles of Cricut materials collected together to celebrate a holiday or other event (like the release of a movie)! Often they come with vinyl and iron-on, along with other items like pens, or cardstock. They are a nice way to expand your DIY/scrapbooking game with a unique material kit.
Cricut Infusible Ink is one of the coolest products!
The process of using these transfer sheets is not that different from using Cricut Iron On. You still use a Cricut Easypress or other heat press to apply the design. However, because this is a type of sublimation printing, the result is very different
The ink transfer becomes one with the fabric and colors the garment, rather than sitting on top like HTV. There are a large range of patterned designs or solid colors. Infusible Ink review here!
Did you know Cricut have their own range of Faux Leather? This sample pack comes with 5 sheets of 12 x 12 inch pebbled faux leather in 5 colors: Black, Cafe, Copper, Sapphire, and Peacock (Cricut have a great knack for naming colors!).
Cricut Quilt Kits are a foolproof method of making your own baby quilts and are only for use with the Cricut Maker.
You are required to choose a pattern from Design Space (get Cricut Access), which will then lead you through the process. The quilt kits do not come with batting or backing, this will need to be purchased separately.
You have to tell me in the comments section, which were your favorite new Cricut tools and accessories that you’ve just found out about? Or are you some kind of Cricut nut (or employee) that knows everything there is to know about Cricut?
Either way, let us know your favorite new Cricut product below!