Mountain Make-a-Thon Iron-on Track

Mountain Make-a-Thon Iron-on Track

July 11th, 2018 • Cricut Events

We are continuing the countdown for the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon with another track introduction. The variety of classes we’re offering at our Make-A-Thon range from papercrafting to quilting & sewing, iron-on to starting a small business. With over 100 classes being offered over the two and a half days you’re sure to find a class for every skill you want to learn. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets here.

We’re excited to introduce you to the teachers from our Iron-on track today.  Each of these teachers is prepared to teach you every tip and trick that you need to know about working with iron-on. Customize all your crafts with iron-on like tees, home decor, all your projects can be customized with iron on! Let’s check out what classes will be offered!

An Iron-On for Every Fabric: What iron-on is right for what material? Let Angie Holden teach you to mix and match like a pro. You’ll go home and look around your house with a bunch of new ideas on how to customize your world! Session repeats 2 times.

Cover your Bases: Have you mastered the basics of using iron-on on clothing and fabric? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?  Learn advanced tips and tricks for how to use iron-on with unique base materials including wood, metal, glass and much more, and walk away with your very own creative iron-on project to take home! Session repeats 3 times.

Jump Into the Reverse Canvas Craze: Ready to take on the new craze of reversed canvas! In this class, you will learn the way to complete this project start to finish.  These canvases are the new favorite in home decor. Here we go! Session repeats 3 times.

How to Design with Patterned Iron-On: Come learn very practical and clever tricks on how to use different products with your iron-on!  Patterned iron-on can really add dimension and fun to your projects and we will show you how! Session repeats 3 times.

Ironing Out the Wrinkles: Learn how easy it is to use Iron-on to make quick and unique projects to express your creativity. We’ll start by creating a project in Design Space and follow through step by step until we have a completed project. We will discuss different types of Iron-on, the advantages to each type, and the differences in each one. We will talk about choosing the correct temperature and time to press each type of Iron-on using the Cricut EasyPress. At the end of the class, you will leave with a completed project that you took all the way from the beginning stages of the design process to completion. Session repeats 3 times.

Say Anything: Customized tees are all the rage, but where do you start? Learn how to combine words, numbers, and images to create the perfect tee for any occasion. Session repeats 2 times.

Mixing Up your Iron-on Color Palette: This class has everything you need to know about all the different Iron-on types Cricut has and when you should use them. We help you find the perfect iron-on to make your project pop! Session repeats 3 times.

Outfit your Friends, Family, or Team: DIY Shirts and gear for summer camp, Family Reunions, Group Gifts and Outfitting the team!:
Expand your mind with Cricut Iron-on Vinyl and it’s many uses. The class will be a visually stimulating feast with samples of all kinds of projects to get students inspired to step up their Iron-on game. Students can take pictures of all display projects for future inspiration. Session repeats 2 times.

To make sure everyone is able to attend all the classes they want each class is being offered a variety of different times over the course of the event.  If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?! Click here to get yours today!

Pops of Color - Pink Cricut

Pops of Pink Color to Outfit Your Life

July 9th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The week, we’re obsessed with pink because our first Cricut Maker color – Rose! -- is launching on HSN and our new beautiful Flamingo Pearl Explore Air 2 is exclusively on cricut.com.

In the spirit of celebrating this lovely color palette, we’re giving you a roundup of all of our favorite pink products … see what’s new and get as excited as we are about our pink lineup!

 

These machines in shades of pink will make your heart flutter.

Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories

Don’t forget to tune in to HSN on July 10 at 10:00 p.m. MT to buy the Cricut Maker in Rose for the first time!

Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories

This Cricut Explore Air 2 in Flamingo Pearl is everything! Get it for yourself on cricut.com.

Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories

This Cricut Explore Air 2 in Rose gives you a gorgeous subtle pink to love. Go grab this bundle on Amazon.com.

 

Perfect pink accessories & tools for your crafting style.

Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories

Cricut BrightPad in Rose, JOANN.com | TrueControl Knife in Rose, JOANN.com | Cricut Weeder (Basic Tool Set), cricut.com | Cricut Acrylic Ruler, cricut.com | Cricut Cutting Ruler, JOANN.com

Pink materials for amazing projects.

Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories
Pink Cricut Machines and Accessories

Cricut Natalie Malan Sunset Blossom Patterned Iron-On sampler, cricut.com | Cricut Cardstock in Wildflowers, cricut.com | Cricut Cardstock Jewels sampler, cricut.com | Glitter Iron-On in Lipstick, cricut.com | Premium Vinyl Pearl Pastel - Permanent, cricut.com

… and there are so many more amazing materials in shades of pink and patterns!

 

Make sure you share this post if you love pink as much as we do! #CricutMade

 

Papercrafting Mountain Make a Thon Class Track

Mountain Make-a-Thon Papercrafting Class Track

July 6th, 2018 • Cricut Events

The countdown is on for the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon and our excitement is growing every day.  The variety of classes we’re offering at our Make-A-Thon range from papercrafting to quilting & sewing, iron-on to starting a small business.  With over 100 classes being offered over the two and a half days you’re sure to find a class for every skill you want to learn. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets here.

We’re excited to introduce you to the teachers from our Papercrafting track today.  Each of these teachers is an expert in papercrafting with years of experience creating jaw-dropping cards, gifts, and home decor.

Along with being one of our keynote speakers, Anna Griffin will be teaching a class on scoring tips and tricks during our event.  Learn from the paper expert herself on all her tricks on creating the perfect look! Anna will show you the ins and outs of working with the scoring tools and how she creates her projects with just the right amount of fold.

Make your paper-crafting projects instantly recognizable by creating your own signature style! Cori George of Hey Let’s Make Stuff will teach you tips and tricks for creating a cohesive look and feel to all of your projects, and you'll get started crafting your own Signature Style Guide.

Tired of making the same old flat card, but you're not quite sure where to start? In Debbie O’Neal’s class we will dive into the latest trends in card making including what's hot for images, materials, and card styles. You will make a fabulous interactive twist card for you to take home. Come join us to take your card making to the next level.

Be the hostess with the mostest by creating completely unique parties from start to finish. Jordan Hansen will help you create the picture perfect party by working with fonts and images within Design Space by using the scoring and writing features with your Cricut Maker.

Come learn from Julia Groves of The Quiet Grove how to make the perfect themed party decorations using your Cricut, Cuttlebug, Easy Press, and a color printer. See the newest party decorations trends and how to decide which decorations best fit your event. This class will take your decorations to the next level using embossing, vinyl, iron on, and print + cut.

Learn and master the base of all papercrafting! Karley Hall will show you the how-to of creating basic cards and envelopes working with pens and scoring tools! Gain confidence in your design skills to be able to create a library of cards for any occasion

Do you feel restricted by the size of your Cricut mat? Let Kristen Johnson of A Girl and Her Glitter teach you how to use your Cricut and mats to create projects on a larger scale for your next event or party. Join us to learn how to create larger than life paper projects as well as vinyl designs that go well beyond the boundaries of your mat.

Master the techniques from the paper flower expert herself - Lia Griffith. You will learn how to make paper flowers perfect for any occasion, how to cut paper petals, how to add texture to your flowers, and how to make paper leaves.

Bring a world of color to your projects with the Print Then Cut. Let Lorrie Nunemaker teach you how to print your images and then watch your Cricut machine cut them exactly how you want them! Create the personalized monogrammed stickers that will have just the right amount of pattern!

In this class, you will learn how to paper piece your favorite Disney characters in the Cricut Image Library. Paulette Trent will teach you the differences between the base layer and the shadow layer, how these images are designed, and how that matters when layering.

You've seen the 3D Box Cards, but how in the world are they made? Come learn from Ritamarie Cavicchio show you how to work with 3D projects to create cards that are not only fun to make, but fun to give!

Love the look of foiled invites and announcements but not so in love with the price tag? Tisa Jackson will teach you how to create shiny-foiled wedding invites, baby shower announcements, graduation announcements, or party invites for any occasion. These projects are quick and easy, get ready to grab your Cricut and get started!

To make sure everyone is able to attend all the classes they want each class is being offered a variety of different times over the course of the event.  If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?! Click here to get yours today!

HSN Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle

The Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle on HSN For Any Craft You Can Imagine

June 25th, 2018 • Cricut Team

Get ready… the ultimate Cricut Maker bundle is coming to HSN on July 10 at 10:00 p.m. MT! There is so much newness we’re excited to tell you about, we’re bursting at the seams.

You’ve never seen crafting like this before. Join Cricut and one of our favorite makers, Anna Griffin, live to see all of the new tools for Cricut Maker, including the recently announced Scoring Wheel in action and for the first time, multilayer fabric cutting -- now you can precisely cut multiple layers easily with Cricut Maker.

Let’s dive into all that you’re going to see… you’ll be in awe of all the creative possibilities with Cricut Maker’s expandable suite of tools that work with the Adaptive Tool System, and you can get all of them in this special bundle.

But first, let’s talk about this amazing new Cricut Maker color!

The Cricut Maker Now Comes In A New Rose Color

The Cricut Maker is now available in this beautiful rose color! It’s the first color available for Cricut Maker. You’ll notice beautiful pops of rose color on the lid and inside of the machine. This soft, yet eye-catching color is perfect for any season and will make your craft room (or any room that you love to craft in) pop!

Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN
Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN

Besides the beautiful new color, the HSN bundle also comes with some brand new Maker tools to add even more versatility than ever before. With up to 10X the pressure of our best-selling Cricut Explore family of machines, the Cricut Maker will give you more power with every cut, score, write or draw application with its continual growing adaptive tool system tools.

Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel Score Like Never Before

New, and offered for the first time on HSN, Cricut is launching new Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel tools for the Maker.

For all you paper crafters, home decor enthusiasts, prototypers and 3D makers, these tools will make your DIY dreams come true: magically make crisp folds with thick, thin and coated materials.

The Scoring Wheel makes a deep single-line score perfect for uncoated light materials like crepe paper, light cardstock and even acetate.

The Double Scoring Wheel creates two deep, parallel score lines that are ideal for coated, heavier materials like poster board and cardboard.

Anna will show some amazing projects using the different Scoring Wheels so you can see how precisely the tool scores materials, from cardstock boxes to rosettes. You’ll no longer have to worry about your score lines not being deep enough or cracking when folding coated materials.

Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN
Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN

Knife Blade Delivers Amazing Cutting Power

Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN
Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN

We are so excited to bring you all things Knife Blade. For anyone that loves to create more structural projects, this tool gives you industrial-level cutting power right at your fingertips.

Knife Blade features a steeply angled edge, so you can safely and easily slice through thicker, denser materials like balsa wood, leather, craft foam, and Cricut Chipboard are just a few examples.

Imagine the projects you can make: puzzles, wooden dinosaurs, airplane models, foam toys, wooden signs, 3D dioramas, 3D home decor, leather accessories – necklaces, earrings, wallets and so much more! Anna will show you some of these projects and give you tips on how to use Knife Blade as well as assemble the cut pieces.

If you want to see the full list of materials Knife Blade can cut, click here.

Precise Fabric Cuts with Rotary Blade & Multilayer Cutting

For the first time, you’ll have the chance to see Cricut’s groundbreaking Rotary Blade cut multiple layers of fabric! The new feature is integrated into Design Space as a cutting option list with the Maker, allowing you to cut light cotton with 2 or 3 layers. To use this setting, simply use a basting spray to adhere your fabric together, place on the cutting mat, and then cut using your Maker. Peel apart your layers, and you are ready to go!

This pairs perfectly with new Cricut Quilt shapes to save you time and fabric.

We’ve heard many of our sewers and quilters talk about the necessity of multilayer fabric cuts, which is why we’re excited to show you this new technology built into Cricut Maker.

 

Ultimate Cricut Maker Bundle HSN

 

This post gives you just a snapshot of what you’ll see on this special HSN airing with Anna Griffin. This is your chance to purchase all of Cricut Maker’s tools in a bundle and get Maker in this beautiful rose color!

Make sure you join our exclusive Facebook event leading up to the airing. We’ll be giving away a Cricut Maker plus tons of Cricut supplies, tools, and accessories.

Don’t forget to tune in to HSN on July 10 at 10:00 p.m. MT to see Anna Griffin, Cricut Maker, and so many incredible projects you’ll want to make. Bundle pricing will be announced closer to the air date. We can’t wait to watch with you live on HSN!

Lia Griffith will be speaking at Mountain Make-a-Thon

Mountain Make-A-Thon Speaker Spotlight – Lia Griffith

June 22nd, 2018 • Cricut Events

We are so excited to share the spotlight on our third featured speaker, Lia Griffith. Lia is a true mastermind paper crafter. We can’t wait to learn from and be with Lia Griffith while she speaks to us about her inspiration. On Monday night Lia will be hosting an intimate discussion about her path to entrepreneurship and empowerment on how to find your dreams. During the days,  she and her team will be teaching at our Mountain Make-A-Thon. Come get hands-on experience with the world's most talented group of paper floral and fauna makers.

This is a rare opportunity to be around a true force and make incredible flowers come to life from paper!  If you haven’t already you can grab your tickets to the Mountain Make-A-Thon here. We wanted to share a little bit more about Lia and some of her amazing projects she has created with her Cricut.

We got to ask Lia a few questions about where she finds her inspiration in crafting.

What is your favorite DIY hack/trick?
We have so many here in the studio! I think one of my favorites is the one I use when I make blooming branches or plants. I like to repurpose a dry twig or branch found in my yard or out in nature. I'll then use hot glue to attach my paper leaves and flowers into the branch - perfect!

Where do you find your greatest DIY inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is always nature. Not only do I turn to nature to help me design a new flower pattern, I find that a walk through the forests in Portland, or a trip out to the wild Oregon coast will ignite my creativity with ease.

What is one crafting supply you can’t live without?
I would hate to be without paper! My business started with a simple paper rose design and, although we now share projects using all kinds of materials, I still adore the feeling I get from working with paper. Since I discovered the Cricut explore a few years back, my love for paper crafting has only increased. I get to make paper bouquets and 3D projects that were inconceivable before I purchased my first machine! But I do have to say, now that we can cut other materials with the Maker, felt is slowly becoming my new favorite!

What is your favorite project you have created?
I have always loved my crepe paper gardenias. When we launched our own line of crepe papers back in 2016, I spent a lot of time designing and making with this wonderful new material. The double-sided crepe that I use for these gardenias feels like silk and with a little gentle curling, the petals just ooze elegance and charm. I love how simple they are to make as well - really anyone can make this gorgeous paper bloom!

What sparked your interest in crafting?
Growing up in a family where we made everything has definitely been the greatest inspiration in my life. My Dad made our house, we canned our own food, made our own clothes and everything in between! I didn't appreciate it at the time, but as I grew up and started to discover more about myself and my passions, I began to realize how DIY and craft is something that feeds my soul. I feel so lucky to be able to have created a business out of something I love so much!

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Lia has a way with creating the most lifelike blossoms. The way she adds texture and life to paper is amazing - we can’t wait to learn some of her tips!

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Her projects are always beautifully thought out and the colors she chooses are always so perfectly presented, they can’t help but make you smile.

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Aren’t these paper projects just jaw-dropping?! These mini cacti are absolute perfection! If you want to see more of Lia’s favorite projects you can check them out here.

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Lia Griffith is an internationally renowned DIY designer, crafter, photographer, stylist and big dreamer. After realizing the demand for her unique paper flower designs, Lia launched her handcrafted lifestyle blog in the Spring of 2013. Offering stunning DIY projects, printables and inspiration in paper, felt, fabric, leather and more, Lia soon saw her website flourish and now inspires millions worldwide to reconnect with their creativity every day.

We can’t wait for Lia to be at the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon!  Grab your ticket to come learn from Lia here.

Anna Griffin Mountain Make a Thon Speaker Spotlight

Mountain Make-A-Thon Speaker Spotlight – Anna Griffin

June 20th, 2018 • Cricut Events

If you have been a long time Cricut fan you know the paper crafting expert herself, Anna Griffin!  We are so excited to announce that Anna Griffin will be at the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon! We cannot wait to host her on our main stage for the Tuesday Morning General Session!  She will be answering all of your questions in a live Q&A, give you a few amazing tips and tricks on her favorite crafting secrets, and hear her latest holiday trend forecast.  Not only do you get to hear from Anna on stage, but she will be teaching two classes as well.  Her scoring tricks are always awe-inspiring, and she will be walking you through a hands-on project.  If you’ve dreamed of meeting Anna and making projects with her – and learning her favorite Cricut crafting moments too! – don’t wait to pick up your ticket to the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon. Have you gotten your tickets? If not, be sure to grab them here so you can meet and craft with Anna and all of us here at Cricut.  Now, we want you all to get to know Anna a little better.

We asked Anna a few questions about crafting and where she gets her inspiration!

 

Anna Griffin - Mountain Make-a-Thon

One thing Anna is known for is her amazing card creations and how she adds layers to all her projects so beautifully!

We love this project for the warmer months - there is something so fresh and fun about it!  You can make your own here.

 

Anna Griffin - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Another project we love from Anna is this beautiful rose framed art!  The layers have us drooling! You can make this project here.

 

Anna Griffin - Mountain Make-a-Thon

For over two decades, Anna Griffin has remained a recognized authority when it comes to translating exquisite patterns evocative of old world style into modern, mix-and-match designs. Griffin launched her eponymous company in 1994 by creating one-of-a-kind, handmade wedding invitations. This was followed by an industry-changing line of “imprintable” invitations with a custom look.

The rapid expansion into paper product categories like stationery, gifts, crafts, and fabrics has inspired her company’s success and remarkable growth. Since 2012, the designer’s vast archive of beautiful designs has allowed the company to seamlessly introduce thousands of licensed designs for Cricut.

A household name among crafters, quilters, and TV shoppers, the Anna Griffin brand is synonymous with intricate patterns and high-quality products. Her love of antiques, textiles, and prints combined with an “old made new” design philosophy remains constant – it is all beautiful in the making.

We love all things that Anna creates and we can't wait to learn from her at the Mountain Make-A-Thon. If you haven’t gotten your tickets and you want to learn from Anna get your tickets here.

Mountain Make-A-Thon Speaker Spotlight: Erica Domesek

June 18th, 2018 • Cricut Events

Can you believe we are down to just 42 days until the Mountain Make-A-Thon?! We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.

One of the things we are most excited about is our keynote speaker, DIY expert, Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This ... She will be inspiring all of us with her DIY journey and how creating beautiful projects herself has changed her life. You can still get your tickets here. For now, let us introduce you to Erica!

Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This

We had a couple questions we wanted to ask Erica about her DIY journey! Check out what she had to say:

1 – What is your favorite DIY hack/trick?

I am a big believer in cutting corners no matter what I'm doing. Something I try to pass along is that I tell people to keep/store their markers / Sharpies upside down so they last longer. The ink can tend to dry out faster if you store them with the tips pointed up.

2 – Where do you find your greatest DIY inspiration?

Everywhere! Shopping, Magazines, scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest. Inspiration is all around. Things with a beautiful design that stop you in your tracks and make you think -- wait, I should or can make that beautiful thing!

3 – What is one crafting supply you can’t live without?

An amazing and sharp pair of scissors.

4 – What is your favorite project you have created?

I can't say I have a favorite. That is like asking someone to pick their favorite child. However, things in the home are near and dear to me -- so any artwork or creative storage that I designed that is displayed in my home makes me happy.

5- What sparked your interest in crafting?

I have been designing, tinkering, crafting, basically just living a creative life for as long as I can remember. It’s something that was instilled in me when I was young. My family was very artistic and always encouraged me to embrace art and design at a young age.

I tried everything as a kid -- working with clay, stained glass, pottery, jewelry making, sewing, you name it! I am a big believer that if you give a young mind the tools and access to be creative at an early age, it will give them skills to last a lifetime (and of course make them smile).

 

Erica’s creations are so inspiring and we know you will love hearing more from her. She’s a pro at taking everyday items and turning them into jaw-dropping, eye-catching masterpieces. Check out some of our favorite projects that she has created!

Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This

We love Erica’s take on taking simple things and turning them into beautiful creations like these Dip Dyed Rope Vases.

Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This

She has such a great way of adding extra flair to everyday items like this embroidered map.

Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This

Her projects are so simple yet sophisticated and we LOVE easy DIY! This pom pom table runner has our hearts! You can check Erica out on her Instagram for her more of her latest inspiration and project creations! @psimadethis

Erica’s Bio … Erica Domesek is the founder of the innovative do-it-yourself (DIY) lifestyle brand P.S.- I Made This, which launched in 2009. She has been a distinguished expert in the areas of design and style as well as a leader in brand marketing for 12 years. Her personal mission is to inspire and encourage people everywhere to embrace the concept of crafting the life they want.

Her success in connecting with the American consumer, specifically the Millennial demographic, has allowed her to create strategic partnerships with innovative companies ranging from Microsoft, American Express, Gap, Coca-Cola, Express, Mercedes-Benz, AOL, Ford, Lacoste, Express, Levi’s, and many more.

She has helped develop and execute hundreds of successful digital and experiential programs with top-tier brands looking to align themselves with connected and passionate audiences.

Domesek has appeared on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, The Martha Stewart Show, E! News, Fox Business News, and as a judge on TLC’s Craft Wars. She currently stars in the TLC Digital series Erica in the House. Her work has been featured in issues of Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, The Wall Street Journal, Self, Elle, Teen Vogue, and more.

Her first best-selling, globally published book “P.S. – I Made This…” was released in 2010, and her second book “P.S.- You’re Invited…” was released in September 2013.

Over the years, Erica has been a longtime mentor to female entrepreneurs and college students seeking advice on careers in media and creative arenas. She has dedicated her voice to leading organizations such as Charity Water, Pencils of Promise, PS Arts, Art of Elysium and Indego Africa. Erica’s passion in lending her guidance and support to people who ultimately want to live their best life celebrate major milestones and moments, all while inspiring the next generation of thought-leaders and change-makers is truly what she lives for.

We are looking forward to learning and being inspired by Erica at the Mountain Make-A-Thon on July 30th - August 1st. If you haven’t snagged a seat for the Mountain Make-A-Thon you can grab your tickets here.

If you are excited about the event, be sure to share this post below!

Scoring wheel for the Cricut Maker

Seeing Double? Meet Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker

June 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Team

Introducing the latest in Cricut Maker’s expandable suite of tools: Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel! For all you paper crafters, home decor enthusiasts, prototypers and 3D makers, these tools will make your DIY dreams come true: magically make crisp folds with thick, thin and coated materials.

 

Make Amazing Dimensional Projects

We’ve designed two new Scoring Wheels that let you add dimension to any project. Make everything from cards, gift tags, and name plates with Scoring Wheel to boxes, 3D structures, jewelry and wall decor with Double Scoring Wheel.

  • Scoring Wheel makes a deep single-line score perfect for uncoated light materials like crepe paper, light cardstock and even acetate.
  • Double Scoring Wheel creates two deep, parallel score lines that are ideal for coated, heavier materials like poster board and cardboard.

With up to 10X the pressure of our best-selling Cricut Explore family of machines, Cricut Maker + Scoring Wheel makes crisp creases in one pass for pro-level precision on every possible crease-and-fold project. You’ll no longer have to worry about whether your score lines are deep enough, and you can say goodbye to cracks when folding coated materials.

Here are some beautiful celebration projects to get you inspired that you will be able to access in Design Space in the coming weeks.

Scoring wheel release - 3D cardstock to-go boxes

3D cardstock to-go boxes

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock geometric vase

3D acetate treat holders

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Light cardstock invitations

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock geometric vase

Light cardstock geometric vase

More Tools. More Materials. More Possibilities.

Score more materials such as acetate, glitter cardstock, foil poster board, kraft board, mulberry paper and even heavy cardstock, to give you a few examples. Check out the full list of materials recommended for Scoring Wheel on cricut.com.

When we launched Cricut Maker, our vision was to bring you a new technology that expands the boundaries of what you can make.

From the innovative Rotary Blade, which cuts unbacked fabric, to Knife Blade, which gives you precision cutting on heavier materials like balsa wood and leather, we’ve been working tirelessly to deliver on our promise to give you more Cricut Maker tools.

This is why we’re excited to announce today Cricut Scoring Wheel, a new tool -- in fact two new tools!

Scoring wheel release

Scoring Wheel is here

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Cricut Maker's expandable suite of tools

Scoring Wheel is a tool designed specifically for Cricut Maker; it is not compatible with the Cricut Explore family (or earlier) of machines.

 

Scoring wheel release - Light cardstock invitations

Achieve amazing scoring projects like these 3D paper vases with Cricut Scoring Wheel

 

Availability & Pricing

You can see Scoring Wheel in action with one of our favorite makers, Anna Griffin, -- and buy it -- for the first time on HSN on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 p.m. MT. Check out the Official Cricut Facebook page for more details on the airing. We’ll also post more about the airing on our blog!

Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel will be available on cricut.com end of July, and on other major craft and fabric retailer websites beginning in August. Watch for it in stores in the fall. Packaging options include:

  • Scoring and Double Scoring Wheel Tips and QuickSwap™ Drive Housing (for interchangeable tool use) will be available for $49.99 MSRP
  • Scoring Wheel Tip + QuickSwap™ Drive Housing will be available for $39.99 MSRP
  • Double Scoring Wheel Tip will be available separately for $19.99
  • Scoring Wheel Replacement Tip (single) will be sold on Cricut.com only for $19.99

Sign up here to get updates on when Scoring Wheel is available on cricut.com.

 

Help With Scoring Wheel Projects

You can find helpful FAQ on how to use Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel on cricut.com here. Learn how to swap your Scoring Wheel tips here. You can also make all of the projects from this blog post in Design Space in the coming weeks.

IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU'RE A CRICUT MAKER OWNER

Starting today, Design Space will default to the new Scoring Wheel setting when you're making a project with score lines. Click here to learn more. You can still use Scoring Stylus by choosing the Scoring Stylus setting. Check out this article on how to use Scoring Stylus until you get your new Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel.

Stay tuned to the blog for more Scoring Wheel project inspiration, tutorials, and news.

We can’t wait to see what you make.

Permanent Vinyl Release

Make Your Projects Last With New Cricut® Premium Vinyl™ – Permanent

June 8th, 2018 • Contributor: Shelby Jones, Cricut Social Media Specialist

As the temps warm up we all seem to migrate outside which means more places to craft up some projects!  We have something that will weather the hot temps, the dishwasher, and even the day to day heavy use! We are so excited to bring your our new Cricut® Premium Vinyl™ – Permanent!

Cricut Premium Vinyl Permanent Release

If you’re looking for something that you can change up more often don’t worry we got you covered!  We also are excited to bring you Cricut® Premium Vinyl™ – Removable.

Cricut Premium Vinyl Permanent Release

Let’s get into the details of exactly why we are SO excited for these two new products!

Both of our new permanent and removable vinyl lay flat on your cutting mat without tunneling or bubbling. You'll weed with ease and apply with awe. Even complex designs effortlessly lift from the carrier sheet for a perfect application.

Our permanent vinyl is water-resistant and UV-resistant, Permanent Premium Vinyl, lasts up to three years, even in the great outdoors. It cuts great on all Cricut cutting machines!  Is your mind spinning with project ideas like ours is?! Start shopping the vinyl here.

Cricut Premium Vinyl Permanent Release

What makes the Cricut® Premium Vinyl™ – Removable so special? It gives you ultimate flexibility and stays removable for up to two years without residue. Perfect for your projects like wall decor or other home projects! Start shopping the vinyl here.

Cricut Premium Vinyl Permanent Release

We are so excited to get crafting with our new Premium Vinyls!  We want to know what are you going to make.

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Come to the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon

Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon Classes!

June 7th, 2018 • Cricut Events

We are thrilled to offer a variety of classes from paper-crafting to sewing to learning how to start your own Etsy business! We have over 35 classes on the schedule with over 100 sessions! Feel free to schedule up to 12 classes. Make sure you review the list below to see all the classes we plan to offer and get signed up as soon as possible (class sizes are limited). To make sure everyone is able to attend all the classes they want each class is being offered a variety of different times over the course of the event. If you haven't signed up for the event be sure to sign up here.

We can't wait to see you! If you have any questions please email the Events team at events@cricut.com.

 

Paper

Magical Crepe Paper Flowers - Lia Griffith

  • This is a rare opportunity to be around a true force and make incredible flowers come to life from paper! Join the Lia Griffith team and get hands-on experience with the world's most talented group of paper flora and fauna makers. 2 sessions.

Uptown Foil Invites for Less - Tisa Jackson

  • Love the look of foiled invites and announcements but not so in love with the price tag? We will create shiny-foiled wedding invites, baby shower announcements, graduation announcements, or party invites for any occasion. These projects are quick and easy, get ready to grab your Cricut and get started! Session is offered 3 times.

Create Your Signature Paper Style - Cori George

  • Make your paper-crafting projects instantly recognizable by creating your own signature style! You'll discover tips and tricks for creating a cohesive look and feel to all of your projects, and you'll get started crafting your own Signature Style Guide.

Layers of Disney Characters Demystified - Paulette Trent

  • In this class, you will learn how to paper piece your favorite Disney characters in the Cricut Image Library. Paulette will teach you the differences between the base layer and the shadow layer, how these images are designed, and how that matters when layering. Session is offered 4 times.

Cardmaking 101: Open Up the World of Cards and Envelopes - Karley Hall

  • Learn and master the base of all papercrafting! We will show you the how-to of creating basic cards and envelopes working with pens and scoring tools! Gain confidence in your design skills to be able to create a library of cards for any occasion. Session is offered 3 times.

Cardmaking 201: From Flat to Fab - Rita Cavicchio

  • You've seen the 3D Box Cards, but how in the world are they made? Let us show you how to work with 3D projects to create cards that are not only fun to make, but fun to give! Session is offered 4 times.

Cardmaking 301: Twist & Shout - Debbie O'Neal

  • Tired of making the same old flat card, but you're not quite sure where to start? In this class we will dive into the latest trends in card making including what's hot for images, materials, and card styles. You will make a fabulous interactive twist card for you to take home. Come join us to take your card making to the next level. Session is offered 3 times.

Party 101: Simple, Small Details - Jordan Hansen

  • Be the hostess with the mostest by creating completely unique parties from start to finish. Jordan will help you create the picture perfect party by working with fonts and images within Design Space by using the scoring and writing features with your Cricut Maker. Session is offered 4 times.

Party 201: Adding Texture & Dimension - Julia Groves

  • Come learn how to make the perfect themed party decorations using your Cricut, Cuttlebug, Easy Press, and a color printer. See the newest party decorations trends and how to decide which decorations best fit your event. This class will take your decorations to the next level using embossing, vinyl, iron-on, and Print + Cut. Session is offered 2 times.

Thinking Outside the Mat - Kristen Johnson

  • Do you feel restricted by the size of your Cricut mat? Let Kristen teach you how to use your Cricut and mats to create projects on a larger scale for your next event or party. Join us to learn how to create larger than life paper projects as well as vinyl designs that go well beyond the boundaries of your mat. Session is offered 4 times.

Pretty Printables for Every Day - Lorrie Nunemaker

  • Bring a world of color to your projects with the Print Then Cut. Learn how to print your images and then watch your Cricut machine cut them exactly how you want them! Create the personalized monogrammed stickers that will have just the right amount of pattern! Session is offered 2 times

Fabric Arts

Design Your Own Quilt Block Like a Pro - Carolina Moore

  • Learn how to use Cricut’s existing quilt block pieces as well as basic shapes in Cricut Design Space to create custom cut files for your quilting projects. You’ll leave the class having created several quilt designs which you can cut and stitch at home. Session is offered 2 times.

Say Yes to Embroidery! - Amy Chappell

  • Adding hand embroidery details can take a project from great to amazing! Learn tricks to use in Design Space to help you create an embroidery project you'll love. Session is offered 2 times.

DIY Turban Headband - Heather Paulsen

  • Learn tips and tricks for sewing with knit fabric to create the perfect turban headband. Session is offered 3 times.

Perfectly Plush Pillow - Sarah Unthank

  • Learn how to create beautiful pillows that perfectly coordinate with your style with basic sewing skills and your Cricut Maker. Session is offered 2 times.

Stitching Smarter - Kim Coffin

  • Is it hard to find time to complete a sewing project? Learn how to save time and sew more efficiently with the Cricut Maker while making an oven mit. Session is offered 2 times.

Mermaid Madness - Kim Coffin

  • Are you a part of the mermaid craze? Come learn make a Mermaid and see how fun and easy mixed media project can be! You will complete a mermaid stuffie and give her some glitter finishes that are sure to make anyone’s day a little brighter. Session is offered 2 times.

The Case of the Amazing Zipper - Audrey Fixation

  • Does sewing a zipper intimidate you? By the end of this class, you'll feel confident doing it and have a cute phone case to take home. Session is offered 2 times.

A Gentleman's Guide on Sewing - Mike Aspinall

  • In this invaluable session, Mike from The Crafty Gentleman will demystify the secrets of finding, adapting and creating sewing projects with the Cricut Maker. He’ll guide you through every step towards the perfect finished project – with plenty of tips and advice along the way. Whether you’re an experienced sewer or just getting started, you’ll leave this session with the confidence to take on any sewing project that Design Space has to offer. Session is offered 4 times.

Iron-On

An Iron-On for every Fabric - Angie Holden

  • Want to create flawless Iron-on projects? In this class, you'll learn which Iron-on is best for which material and how to mix and match your Iron-on like a pro. Session is offered 2 times.

Cover Your Bases - Heidi Kundin and Cheryl Spangenberg

  • Are you ready to take your Iron-on skills to the next level? Learn advanced tips and tricks for how to use Iron-on with unique base materials including wood, metal, glass and much more. Session is offered 3 times.

All About the Base - Stephanie Paxman

  • Want to use Iron-on on more than just T-shirts? Learn how to use Iron-on on wood and more! Session is offered 2 times.

Jump into the Reverse Canvas Craze - Lindsey Fekitoa

  • You've seen them everywhere, join us to make your own reverse canvas to take home! Session is offered 3 times.

How to Design for Patterned Iron-On - Beth Kingston

  • You've seen our Patterned Iron-on, now learn how to create designs perfect for it. Session is offered 3 times.

Ironing Out the Wrinkles - Erica Dietz

  • Learn how to create your design in Design Space, which Iron-on to use for your project, and how to find the correct temperatures and techniques when using the EasyPress. Session is offered 3 times.

Say Anything! - Jessica Bailey and Sarah Skaggs

  • Learn how to combine words, numbers, and images to create the perfect tee for any occasion. Session is offered 2 times.

Mixing Up Your Iron-on Color Palette - Pam Dana and Sydney Andersen

  • Everything you need to know about all the different Iron-on types Cricut has and when you should use them. Session is offered 3 times.

Outfit your Family Friends and Team: Sizing for all Sizes - Natalie Shaw

  • Learn how to take one design and use it for a variety of sizes. Perfect for team shirts and family reunions! Session is offered 2 times.

Photography

Taught by Cori George, Chelsea LaVere, Jessica Turley, Emily Pettiford, and Charynn Olsheski

  • Get the latest tips, tricks, and techniques for capturing your projects and sharing with the world. Learn about lighting, perspective, angles, using filters, propping, styling and much more!

Craft Business

Business 101: So You Want to Start An Etsy Business - Anna McNamara, Jessica Turley, and Emily Pettiford

  • Learn the fundamentals of starting and building your Etsy own business from a panel of pros.

Business 201: From Fledgling to Flourishing - Beth Kingston, Sydney Andersen, and Jesica Helgren

  • Feeling stuck on getting your business going? A panel of pros discuss best practices to help your Craft business build momentum from good to great.

Business 301: Crash Course in Podcasting - Stephanie Kendron

  • Looking to take the next step with your business with starting a podcast? Advanced class to learn the ins-and-outs of engaging with crafters using this engaging medium.

Design Space Mastery

  • Intro to Design Space (Browser) - Brooke Berry
  • Intro to Design Space (Mobile) - Brooke Berry
  • Fun With Texts and Fonts (Browser) - Stephanie Kendron
  • Fun With Texts and Fonts (Mobile) - Stephanie Kendron
  • Mastering the Tools in the Layers Panel (Browser) - Katie Clark
  • Mastering the tools in the Layers Panel (Mobile) - Katie Clark
  • It Cuts Like a Knife - Sarah DesJardins
  • Advanced Project Designing: Start to Finish - Melody Lane
  • Advanced Project Designing: Start to Finish - Carole Prevost

 

Ready to join us?! Click here to get your tickets to the Mountain Make-A-Thon!