New Tools for the Cricut Maker

A list of Cricut Maker tools to expand your creativity

July 21, 2019 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
updated January 14, 2021

Ever since we launched the Cricut Maker®, you’ve inspired us with your amazing creations. And as long as you keep doing your thing, we’ll keep doing ours: designing and building tools to live your most creative life.

Our QuickSwap™ tools allow you to score, perforate, engrave, wavy cut, and deboss. With the introduction of the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool, you can also add foil with your Cricut Maker!

Cricut Maker tools for perforation, debossing, wavy cut, and engraving
Perforation Blade, Debossing Tip, Wavy Blade, and Engraving Tip.

Check out this video to see how the versatile Cricut Maker uses four different QuickSwap tools to create one amazing project.

Learn more about each of these tools below.


Perforation Blade

Get the perfect tear quickly and effortlessly with precise perforated cuts on a variety of projects. Evenly spaced perforation lines allow for clean, even tearing without the need to fold beforehand – this is especially great for shapes with curves!

Here are some of our favorite projects in Design Space® that use the Perforation Blade to create unique punch outs.

Cricut advent calendar with perforation blade tool
Use an advent calendar for counting down to holidays, vacations, or anything else that excites you.

We also are obsessed with the Perforation Tip for creating fun reveals on greeting cards you love to make for loved ones. We’ve added some step-by-step inspiration for you in Design Space for seasonal cards, thank you cards, and “just because!” cards.


Fine Debossing Tip

Add professional polish and elevated elegance to your crafts. Unlike folders, which lock you into a specific design, the Fine Debossing Tip gives you free reign to customize, personalize, and design with incredible intricacy.

Debossed Cricut coasters with floral design
Use the debossing tool on leather (and aluminum foil, foil posterboard, and cardstock, and… you get the picture).

A full list of recommended materials for the Debossing Tip is located further below in case you’re interested in trying out various applications.

The Debossing Tip is incredibly versatile, adding a professional quality touch to any project! Easily add a touch of class and shine to your jewelry box, or embrace your inner cowgirl with a unique leather bracelet. This mobile on foil poster board adds a whimsical touch to a nursery or kid’s room.

Cricut Jewelry Box project
Cricut Leather Cuff project
Cricut Foil Clouds Poster Board Mobile project

Wavy Blade

Get a decorative edge in no time with the Wavy Blade. It gives gentle wave cuts for a variety of uses. These whimsical wavy edges are great for vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift wrap, and so much more.

Cricut Wavy Blade Surfer Art

The Wavy Blade is ideal for home décor projects such as this framed project above that uses the blade to create a textured, layered design.

Cricut Wavy Tassel Garland Project
Cricut Wavy Cut Ribbon Bow for Gifts Project

The Wavy Blade also lets you add detail to a tassel garland and gift bows to complement the perfect birthday party down to the smallest details!


Engraving Tip

Create unique and permanently engraved effects in a variety of materials. Make intricately designed dog tags, name plates, jewelry, and monograms on soft metals, leather, and much more using the Engraving Tip.

"Wander for a bit" Cricut engraving project
This Wander Bear Plaque combines wood and aluminum to create easy, handmade home décor.

Add a whole new dimension to your projects.

Cricut "Act like a lady" Engraving Project on Acrylic
Cricut "Welcome Little One" Engraved Watercolor Paper Project
Cricut Engraved Bike Art Project

The Engraving Tip also works wonders on acrylic as seen above on the Act Like a Lady project. And, check out how the team created The Little One Watercolor Feathers project by engraving onto watercolor paper–simple and subtle but effective! Lastly, another favorite of ours, we used teal spray paint to bring out the engraving on this framed Engraved Bike Art project.


Wondering where to start?

We recommend the following materials for the above tools.

Engraving Tool is not intended for use with glass at this time.

Scoring Wheel

There Single and Double Scoring Wheels available for Cricut Maker provide extra-deep score lines and a flawless finish on everyday and specialty material projects. With up to 10X more pressure than the Scoring Stylus, the patented wheel design takes on thin, thick, and even coated paper materials with ease.

Cricut projects: Giant Paper Daisy
Giant DIY Paper Daisies are one of our most popular projects that utilize the Scoring Wheel.

Crisp creases in one pass. Effortless folds. Flawless finish. Create your own 3D wall art, personalized gift boxes, or a fantastic dragon wall mount with pro-level precision using the Scoring Wheel tools. It’ll be your go-to for every possible score-and-fold project.

Cricut projects: 3d Pyramidal Wall Art
Cricut projects: Cactus Gift Box
Cricut projects: 3d Dragon Wall Mount

What is QuickSwap?

QuickSwap Housing tools allow you to quickly swap (see what we did there?) the tool you’re cutting using just one housing unit. The QuickSwap Housing piece is a catalyst to help your Cricut Maker grow with you and your creativity.

First introduced with the Single and Double Scoring Wheel, QuickSwap can be used for all four of above mentioned tool tips. Simply snap the tip you want into the QuickSwap housing and tell your Cricut Maker to “Go!” The quick-release button makes changing tips fast and simple. Check out this quick video to see it in action.


Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

Last but certainly not least is our newest tool for Cricut Maker. The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is the easiest way to make your projects shine using foil. It is compatible not only with Cricut Maker®, but because it does not utilize the QuickSwap Housing carriage, it is also with the Cricut Explore® family of machines.

Hand removing transfer foil sheet from completed card
Peel the used foil transfer sheet after you use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool to reveal the glimmer and gleam!

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! Learn more about the tool here.


Which of your Cricut Maker tools do you love? Don’t forget to share with us your favorite projects! Leave a comment below or tag us #cricutmade.

2 thoughts on “A list of Cricut Maker tools to expand your creativity

  1. Hey there.
    I absolutely love anything and everything Cricut! I would really love the new tools that you have brought out, could you please tell when there will be available to buy in the uk as well the infusible ink too?
    Thank you.

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