Cricut is a highly resourceful cutting machine which you can use to bring out the creativity inside of you. You can use it to take your art skills to the next level where you can make things in your house look livelier or even create other incredible art pieces just for your pleasure.
But often people who are starting off with Cricut, face the dilemma of what items they should really buy for themselves. Fear not, as we are here to clear this confusion of yours by telling you exactly which materials are necessary for you while using Cricut.
Cricut Accessories and Materials
Since you have the Cricut cutter with you then there is already some stuff that comes with it. These are the essential items such as the Point Blade including a housing, a LightGrip Mat, and a black fine point pen. These are the items that come inside the box with the Cricut machine itself. As for other additional accessories, we shall be mentioning them below.
Starting off, we need to have a few extra mats while working on Cricut. These mats come in a 12” x 12” and a 12” x 24” size. But as per our personal recommendation, we advise our readers to pick the variety pack for the mats. The variety pack comes with a LightGrip Mat, a StandardGrip Mat, and a strong grip Mat that allows you to cut a large number of things. Hence why this pack is named the variety pack. The blue LightGrip Mat comes as a standard with most machines and is great for materials like cardstock and paper.
For cutting vinyl, iron-on, medium weight cardstock, etc, you will want the green StandardGrip Mat for use. Finally, for heavier materials, the StrongGrip Mat is going to come in handy.
Cricut Explore Blades
Moving on to the section of the blade, even though the machine already comes with a fine-point blade and is likely to last forever, the cuts aren’t the neat from it like you would expect them to be. In terms of blades, two of the best options are the Bonder Fabric Blade and the Deep Point Blade.
The Bonded Fabric Blade is a sharper blade that cuts better and is better suited to the fabric as its name says. You can use the other blades for everything else but the Bonder Fabric Blade is to be used strictly for fabrics because this will keep the blade sharper as well as help you make cleaner cuts on fabric.
As for the Deep Point Blade, it has a steeper blade angle and is made of more harder and durable steel. The Deep Point Blade is recommended to be used for magnet sheets, chipboard, stamp material, thick cardstock, stiffened felt, foam sheets, and cardboard.
Using the blades which are designed for their specific materials is going to increase the durability of the blades as well as make them work sharper with better performance.
Cricut Essential Tools Set
Last but not the least, the Essential Tools Set by Cricut is something you most definitely need on your workspace. This entire toolset is going to include important tools such as tweezers, weeders, scissors, spatula, scraper, a scoring stylus, paper trimmer, replacement blade, and the scoring blade. To top this collection off, we strongly suggest you grab the XL scraper as well to further ease your experience of using Cricut the right way.
Once you have all the tools for yourself which we’ve mentioned above, you’re going to have a field day with Cricut. The tools are what make Cricut enjoyable and you’ll get to experience this fun all by yourself with these tools!