Are you the proud owner of a brand, spankin’ new Cricut Machine? Are you confused on what Cricut Accessories to buy? Check out my recommendations in the below Cricut Accessory gift guide! This post contains affiliate links.
On Black Friday, I went with a friend to a well-known craft store to snag some Cricut accessories on sale. While in the Cricut aisle, I had the privilege of talking to a few ladies who seemed overwhelmed by the Cricut accessories. They had just purchased a Cricut Explore Air but didn’t know where to begin. The store associate had no advice for them at all. After the store associate walked away, I started up a conversation with them, and I’m hoping that I helped take away some of their Cricut-crafting anxiety.
Are you in the same boat? Do you have a new Cricut and you’re not quite sure where to begin or what to buy? Or maybe you’ve had a Cricut for a while, but you’re not sure what supplies are worth the cost? Read on for my recommendations!
You’ll find 10 recommended products below– 4 Must-Have Items and 6 Awesome Items!
4 Must-Have Items
–Cricut Tools Basic Set – For weeding vinyl, scraping the mat clean, adhering vinyl to projects, this kit is a must! I use something from this kit each and every time that I use my machine. The set includes scissors with protective blade cover, tweezers, a scraper, a spatula, a weeder, and four interchangeable end caps. And, yes, call me crazy, but I put my tools back in the packaging after using them. It helps me to keep up with them.
–Cricut Carry Bag – Contrary to its name, I’ve never carried my Carry Bag anywhere. However, it’s still a Cricut accessory that I wouldn’t want to go without! If you have to store your Cricut between uses, the carry bag acts as a dust jacket and a cord keeper.
***Edit: I have since replaced this canvas bag with the Cricut Machine Tote. It is a total game changer, and I recommend it highly over this shoulder bag! You can read more about it over at my Cricut Storage Guide.
–Cricut Stencil Vinyl – Confession: I didn’t know about stencil vinyl until recently, and I’m kicking myself for not knowing sooner! Are you tired of wasting your good, colored vinyl on projects as a stencil that will just be ruined and removed? Stencil vinyl to the rescue!
–Cricut StrongGrip Mat – For using any heavier materials, the StrongGrip mat will be a game changer! If you’ve ever had your material move on the mat while trying to cut, then you know how frustrating this can be. The StrongGrip mat is the perfect solution for cutting adhesive foil, faux leather, craft foam, and more!
6 Awesome Items to Have
–Cricut Faux Leather – In a variety of colors, this faux leather has many uses. My favorite use is for jewelry and accessories. This is another one of those supplies that I thought I would never use, but I use it just as much as card stock!
–Cricut Adhesive Foil – In the past, in order to add a metallic shimmer to projects, I’ve had to make a vinyl stencil and then use metallic paint to create the design. With adhesive foil, I can skip all those extra steps and make the design out of foil for that metallic look without the painting.
–Cricut Cutting Mats in 12×24 inch size – These are super handy for larger projects. If you are considering a wall vinyl project or cutting long pieces of paper, these mats are a must have!
–Cricut Pens – Confession: I never thought I would use the pens. But I now use them in many projects! From invitations to faux leather, the Cricut pens work on a range of materials, and they come in a variety of color options. Are you a fan of the hand lettered look? Use a handlettering font with a pen to get that look on your next paper project!
–Cricut Scoring Stylus – If you’re a paper crafter, add this to your must-have list! The scoring stylus is awesome when if comes to card making. It creates a perfect folding line.
–Cricut Design Space Access Subscription – Cricut Design Space has many free designs, but if you use your Cricut for multiple projects, you may benefit from more image and font choices. I use the “Access” images weekly. If you wonder if Cricut Access is for you (or what it is at all), check out “Do I Really Need Cricut Access?”
Do you have a Cricut? What are your Must-Have supplies?
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