I am beyond excited to partner with Cricut to bring you this post. I have talked a lot about my Cricut machine, how it works, is it worth it and the list goes on and on but the one thing I think that I have yet to talk about here is the Cricut materials, the differences and uses.
So today, I am going to be discussing both of these things in this post.
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Maybe you finally just took the plunge and got a Cricut or you’re thinking about getting one and you want to know more about what you can do with it. If you fall into these categories, then I am glad you stumbled across this post.
Let’s jump right into it!
Vinyl has got to be the most popular item that it cut with a Cricut machine. I could be wrong but I am pretty sure that vinyl is used more than any other material.
There are two main types of vinyl that you can use when working with your Cricut cutting machine
- Removable Vinyl or Permanent Vinyl
Let’s start with Removable. This type of vinyl is perfect for those projects where you want to apply vinyl but you may remove it later so you don’t want residue. Projects like labels, wall decals and window decals are perfect for removable vinyl.
Permanent Vinyl is for those projects where you want to make sure the adhesion is solid. The permanent adhesive in Cricut’s Permanent Vinyl can last for three years and is water-resistant and UV-resistant.
Some fun projects that can be made with Permanent Vinyl are mugs and cups, signs, or even to decorate glass for candle hurricanes.
Here are some ones that I made for Christmas and I wanted to make sure that the vinyl would hold up to the heat. I made these three years ago and they still look as same as the day I made them.
Both Cricut’s Permanent and Removable vinyls come in a wide variety of colours and patterns. Cricut also has materials like Adhesive Foil that make creating projects extra fun.
2. Iron On
Another widely popular material is Iron On. Iron On is my go-to material so that I can customize clothing, towels and even socks. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2019 and to take away some of the negativity and stress, I made him a fun pair of socks using Iron On and my Cricut EasyPress Mini.
I can also customize anything I want for holidays and seasons. It’s so fun to be able to Iron On materials to several different types of fabrics and textiles. You really can do pretty much anything you want.
Never does anyone get a purchased card again if I have anything to say about it! With Cricut’s wide variety of colourful and patterned cardstock I can make a card for any occasion that I want. But you can do so much more than just cards with Cricut’s cardstock… believe it or not, I actually made a vase!
If you want to see how I did this you can read all about this project here
4. Infusible Ink
This is a big one but Cricut makes a product called Infusible Ink. Just like the name suggests it’s ink that is infused directly into your compatible blanks. You can make everything from bags to mugs to tshirts. The best part of it is that your design is seamless and infused right into your project so you don’t have to worry about peeling or flaking.
Infusible Ink comes in a variety of different products such as Pens, markers and transfer sheets. There are colours and patterns so you are sure to find something that you can use to create stunning projects.
Some of my favourite Infusible Ink projects are the wine bags and coasters.
5. Pens and Markers
Another one of my favorite materials to use with my Cricut is the pens and markers. I can create stunning and perfect projects using my favorite fonts and the penmanship of my Cricut machine is 100% perfect 😉
Cards, signs and posters are made so easy when you use your Cricut machine to do all the work. Both of the signs the words were done with Cricut pens.
When it comes to using the Cricut Pens and Markers you are only limited by your own imagination. Plus, sometimes I use the pens and markers without the machine because the quality is just so impeccable.
There are tons of other materials that you can use with the Cricut machines but I hope this gives you a great starting point! If you are a Cricut user, let me know by commenting below what you favorite Cricut material is!