September 24, 2020 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
We have a shiny surprise to share with you!
The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is now available, and it’s the easiest way to make your projects shine using foil. The foil tool works with the Cricut Explore® family of machines and Cricut Maker®. It is not compatible with Cricut Joy™.
The detailed foil lines make the process look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to add foil embellishments to a wide variety of crafts using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Just drop the tool into your compatible machine and watch it work.
There are hundreds of ways you can use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Here are just a few examples to help fuel your creativity.
Three tools in one
The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is actually three tools in one. It comes with 3 tips (fine, medium, and bold) so you can transfer foil onto your crafts in different line thicknesses – even within the same project!
Even better, because the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is fully integrated into Design Space®, you can create using all the various linetype options. Add a combination of foil, cut, score, write, or other linetype option all within the same project on your canvas.
Changing tool tips
It’s easy to change between tool tips, too. Simply press the plunger down, remove the tip, insert the new tip, and release the plunger. It’s just like our other tools!
Using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool works as a companion to your cutting blade and you’ll need both tools to create intricate designs. The housing units on these tools are not interchangeable despite how similar they look to each other. So, be sure to keep both on hand!
Drop the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool into the B clamp and your Cricut machine will implement the exact amount of pressure to transfer the foil from the sheet onto your paper, kraftboard, or other base material. See a complete list of materials compatible with the tool here.
Throughout the cut process, Design Space will intuitively prompt you to switch out the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool when needed. It will also eject your mat just enough so that you can remove your used foil and tape in-between steps. No guesswork needed!
Still a little confused? Watch a detailed process of how to prep your mat with foil and tape.
What’s included with the tool
What do you think? Are you ready to elevate your creations with stunning foil effects? The Cricut Foil Transfer Kit includes everything you need to get started:
- Cricut Foil Transfer Tool with three different tips
- 12 sheets of foil (6 silver and 6 gold)
- 48 pieces of pre-cut tape
Endless (shiny) possibilities
There are so many different possibilities – cards, invitations, gift boxes, and more! We can’t wait to see what you create. If you use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool in a project, share it with us! Tag @officialcricut and use #CricutFoilTransfer.
For more information about the Cricut Foil Transfer System, visit our help section. We also have a playlist of helpful videos on YouTube to guide you through the process.
Find the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool at Cricut.com or your favorite craft retailers.