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Cutting machines are so fun. But, have you ever wondered, what can I cut with my Cricut?
I absolutely LOVE my Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine. Cricut just updated their design space and it is even easier to use to create fun projects. It is super versatile and can be used for all kinds of crafting projects. I have been amazed at what materials I can cut with my Cricut.
Cricut offers a lot of printable materials like printable iron on dark and light sheets, printable vinyl, printable sticker paper, printable magnet sheets and printable fabric. You can use your home printer to print your designs onto the printable material and then place it on your Cricut mat and let your Cricut Explore Air 2 cut it out. Uploading a print and cut project is really easy with a Cricut.
My absolute most favorite thing to cut with my Cricut Explore Air 2 is vinyl. Heat transfer vinyl is the medium that I cut the most to make cute t-shirts for my kids. This patriotic shirt was my latest creation. But I’ve made Batman t-shirts and Disney t-shirts this year too for my crew.
Cricut can cut paper and cardstock for making fun projects like this magic wand craft we made at my daughter’s birthday party. It can also cut fabric that has been bonded to make it more stiff and it can cut poster board. For most of these projects, the regular blade that comes with the machine will work great. You just have to make sure you adjust the dial and select the correct cutting material before you start cutting.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 can also cut thicker materials like faux suede, leather and foil acetate to name a few. It can also cut aluminum, felt, cork, wood, craft foam and window cling.
Remove the blade and the housing from the package. The plastic blue cap is covering the actual blade. Remove the blue cap from the blade, and press down on the pin on the top of the housing. Drop the blade into the house and carefully press it into the housing until it can’t go in any more. Then release the pin and the blade will retract into the housing. To put it into the machine, open up the B clip on the cutting mechanism and remove the regular blade housing. Drop the deep cut housing into the mechanism and close the clip. Now you are ready to cut all those awesome materials!
Cricut has a full list/chart of materials that can be cut, the type of blade used to cut the material and the mat that will work the best. If you have any questions about whether or not you can cut a particular medium, make sure to check that chart.
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