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My Cricut Essentials - Cricut Maker

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

What do you really need, to get started with your Cricut Maker?

Everything you need to get started is inside the box with your machine, Mats, blades, even a pen! But if you are like me and love to have all of the bits and pieces, here are all of my absolute fave Cricut must haves that I use with my Cricut Maker.

You have to start here! My favourite of the Cricut machines, and the most up to date model. This machine can cut anything from thin materials like paper and vellum, to Iron on Vinyl, Cardstock to Thicker materials like chipboard and balsa wood. It even cuts fabric!

Of course, Mats come in the box with the maker but you can never have enough of these so I highly recommend getting another pack so that you have spares.

One of my favourite tools for the Cricut is the XL scraper, use this to clean your mat as well to help apply vinyl. I'd be lost without this one now!

The maker's adaptive tool system means that you can add in new blades that Cricut bring out without buying a new machine.

The knife blade will mean you can start cutting those thicker materials like chipboard and balsa wood.

Weeding toolset:

A MUST HAVE. If you buy one add on, get this weeding set, although it looks like a dentists toolset, it's actually a set of tools that will save your life when weeding vinyl and iron-on projects.

Another super handy tool, I use my brayer for applying materials to the mat, it's fab for flattening fabric on to the mat and for removing any bubble in vinyl.

Remember blades and mats are consumables, much like your kitchen knives they will dull over time ( I usually cut all day everyday for a month before I need to change the blade on my maker) So make sure to have a spare on hand for when the time comes.

A must-have for vinyl projects, this reusable transfer tape will help you move projects onto your desired surface perfectly!

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