Did you know that your Cricut machine can do much more than cut little paper die cuts? Oh yes, my friend, it's true. Of course, there are some limitations, but don't let that worry you. ;-) The more you learn about your Cricut, the more you will come to love it!
What else can your Cricut do?
- Draw with markers, mini gel pens, and mini Sharpies
- Score paper
- Cut magnet
- Cut chipboard
- Cut fabric
- Cut craft felt
- Cut vinyl for walls, windows, and home decor
- Emboss paper, vellum, and metal
- Create embossing folders
- Cut acrylic (acrylic mini book pages anyone??)
- Create stencils and masks from many different materials
- Cut craft foam for stamps
- Cut shrink plastic
- Cut iron on vinyl for t-shirts
- Cut flocked vinyl for T-shirts
My absolute favorite thing to create with my Cricut is stencils. Stencils are so versatile and you can use many materials to make them. Some of those materials are probably lying around in your home right now! On my personal blog you can follow the progression of this stencil, at right, from the beginning: from being cut using my Cricut Expression from a file folder, to being used to paint on fabric HERE and finally finished as an art quilt HERE.
If you like stencils as much as I do, please join me for the online workshop "Cricut: Crafting with Stencils". In the 5 lesson class you'll learn to design Cricut Craft Room files and cut stencils using several materials. You'll take your crafting to a whole new level!
What have you tried, besides paper, with your Cricut? What are your favorite things to create?