Cricut Maker Turns One

Cricut MakerTM Turns One

August 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

It is hard to believe that we launched Cricut Maker™ just one year ago. The excitement from our members was infectious as our CEO Ashish Arora showcased Cricut Maker and its new, innovative capabilities. Now -- for the first time on the desktop -- makers could cut materials from delicate papers and un-backed fabric to heavier things like chipboard, balsa wood and so much more.

Cricut Maker Turns One
Ashish Arora, Cricut CEO, announcing Cricut Maker on stage during Mountain Make-A-Thon 2017.

 

In one year, Cricut Maker has come even further in delivering on the promise of More Tools, More Materials, and More Possibilities.

Unlike our Cricut Explore™ Family of machines that cuts by dragging the blade, Cricut Maker uses a patented gear system that works with all of our original tools plus the new Rotary Blade, Knife Blade and Scoring Wheels. Make more of everything! Intricate cuts, finer papers, deeper scoring lines, heavier materials, and more. The power of the Maker -- up to 10X Cricut Explore Air 2 -- and its sophisticated steering and intelligent pressure detection systems are what gives makers the unlimited versatility they need to make the projects they couldn’t before.

A New blue Cricut Maker

We are excited to announce on this very special birthday, another addition to the Cricut Maker family of Champagne and Rose machines: Cricut Maker in a beautiful shade of blue. This new Cricut Maker is available on Cricut.com and is coming soon to Michaels.com; it will be available in retailers this fall.

Cricut Maker Turns One
The Blue metallic lid on this new Cricut Maker provides a pop-of color with a sleek design.

 

Cricut Maker Turns One
Cricut Maker in Blue is stunning with its blue lined interior.

Cricut Maker cuts fabric without backing or stabilizer.

Cricut Rotary Blade™

The groundbreaking Rotary Blade brings customizable, precision fabric cutting to the home for the first time. The blade glides and rolls, and can turn within a quarter of an inch to cut through hundreds of fabrics.

Rotary Blade allows sewers and quilters to cut intricate shapes and patterns with accuracy that’s not achievable with scissors. It also does multi-layer cutting: up to three layers of fabric at a time. Check Design Space for hundreds of sewing and quilting patterns.

Rotary Blade opens new doors for anyone who loves to sew, or wants to learn or rekindle their love of sewing. It lets Makers focus on the fun part of the process: the creating and sewing, not the cutting.

Cricut Maker Turns One

Cricut Maker can cut wood.

Cricut Knife Blade™

Yes, that’s right! In May 2018, Knife Blade for Cricut Maker went on sale. With up to 10X the pressure of our Explore family of machines, Cricut Maker cuts balsa wood, basswood, chipboard and different leathers of up to 2.4 mm (3/32”) thick with unprecedented ease and safety.

Knife Blade allows for the customization makers want without looking any further. It is giving new desktop capabilities to woodworkers, leather workers and anyone who wants to use heavier materials the ability to craft without the need to outsource to an industrial-level shop.

Cricut Maker Turns One

Score like never before.

In June 2018, we announced Cricut Scoring Wheel™ and Cricut Double Scoring Wheel™ that improves the scoring experience for paper crafters and artists.

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.

Whether you’re a 3D paper artist or avid card-maker, the Scoring Wheel family gives you more pressure than you can imagine to make crisper, dimensional projects.

Cricut Maker Turns One

These Cricut Maker projects will inspire you.

If you are as excited to celebrate Cricut Maker’s first birthday as we are, share this post with your friends that have a Maker machine or want one.

We love to see the things you are making with all of these amazing Cricut Maker tools and more. #CricutMade

Dinner Party Finishing Touches with Cricut Maker and Scoring Wheels

Dinner Party Finishing Touches: Cricut Maker + Scoring Wheel Projects

July 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The menu is set. Invites are in the mail. It is now time for a few finishing touches that will leave your friends asking, “When are you throwing your next dinner party?”

To leave that lasting impression, we focused on paper projects that used the Cricut Maker and new Scoring Wheels. Using acetate and thicker cardstock, we wanted to utilize the Scoring Wheel’s ability to create crisp scores in just one pass. The deep score lines allowed for effortless folding and a flawless finish.

These projects are exclusive to all Cricut Access owners! If you don't have a Cricut Access subscription you can sign up here.

These clear acetate boxes were filled with chocolate so friends could enjoy some sweets later too! And get this! You don’t need glue to assemble them! They were reinforced with some clear tape, but it is not required.

This 3D gem favor box, when assembled, is about 5” tall and 4” wide.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

Yep—it is paper! This paper vase is really special and the Scoring Wheel set us up for success big time. After the vase is assembled, you can place a container inside of the paper vase to hold water to keep your flowers fresh for your entire event.

This Geometric Cardstock Vase is about 9.5” tall when finished, and the base is about 3.5” square.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

We planned on having leftovers—so we provided little to go boxes for everyone to fill before they left. This pun was the hit of the night!

You can also see a step-by-step tutorial here on the blog.

Which is your favorite?

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

Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel are available on cricut.com and on other major craft and fabric retailer websites. Watch for it in stores in the fall. Packaging options include:

 

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.