What is a Cricut? What can I do with it?

What is a Cricut?  What can I do with it?

Hi guys.
I’m Avanti Morocha Today after many requests, I’m going to talk about the Cricut and what do I use it for. This is my Cricut . I got it almost 2 years ago. When I bought it I got the bundle, which came with some tools, markers and a couple mats. Click here to open Click here to turn the cricut on. Here is where you place the blade. and here is where you place the marker or scoring tool. The blade you’re going to use depends on the material you’re going to cut. This is the blade housing is great for thin materials, for example paper, vinyl. Cardstock, iron on, etc. When I’m going to cut thick material I use the Deep Cut Blade. With this blade you can cut thicker materials, like glitter cardstock, felt, birch plywood cork, etc. The way you place the marker is similar to the way you place the blade, open the arm place the marker and push it until you hear the click The cricut also has these pockets that you can use to store blades, markers and tools. If you are wondering when to use the marker? I used it when I made the signs for these gift boxes, since my printer doesn’t have gold inks. This is the dial and here you set the material you are working with. paper Vinyl Iron on light cardstock Cardstock Fabric Poster board or Custom When you set the dial to custom, choose the material using Cricut Design, that’s the programs that comes with your machine. Click here to load the mat. Click here to start cutting Click here to pause the project. This is the landing page of Cricut Design Here is where you are going to create a new project. You could also get a project that it’s already put together. When you see an “a” on top of a project, these are exclusive project for people that have the subscription to Cricut Access. The subscription start at 7.99 a month and it gives you access to a bunch of things. Sadly Cricut Access is only available in the USA, Canada and the UK. The subscription is worth it if you don’t have access to graphic software. As you can see there’re tons of projects that you can choose from. For some of these projects you don’t need the subscription you only need to pay for the project, in this case $1.99. Now I’m going to show you how to create a new project. Click here. You can add an image • As you can see you need the subscription for some of the images, and some other you just need to pay for it. If you go to categories you’ll find some free images to use You can also upload your own images. These are the file format that you can upload to the cricut. The images that you see here are SVG files that I created I’m going to use this one. You can also add, text, shapes and you use pre-set canvas. Now I’m going to show you how to make a really easy project. I’m using an image that I uploaded and a rectangular shape. As you can see here, I’m going to trace the words with the marker and cut the rectangle. Press go Set the mat you’re going to use. Press go. My dial is set to cardstock. If you’re using a custom material you can set the material here. Load the mat and press go. Now I’m going to show you how to place the cardstock on the mat. The mat comes with a plastic film than protect it from getting dirty Place the cardstock The stickiness of the mat keeps the cardstock in place. As you can see I have the dial set to cardstock. When you see this button blinking you can load the mat. Press the button. I fast-forward the video, but the process of tracing the letters and cutting the rectangle took about 1 minute. When you see this button blinking again you can remove the mat. Now I’m going to remove the cardstock from the mat. What is left is the card. Now remove this piece. Score the card in the middle and fold it. All done I like to decorate this kind of card with petite flowers that I also cut using the Cricut. I think the circuit works great for small project like this ones, or like cutting the flowers centers and leaves. You can use this as an idea to make cards for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, etc. A lot of you ask me if I use my cricut to cut the petals for the giant paper flowers, the answer is No, I don’t use my cricut to cut the petals, mainly because it’s a waste of time. The only reason I use my cricut when making a flower backdrop if you cut leaves of flowers center that are a little more complicated. The main reason why I don’t use the cricut it because it doesn’t save me time, it takes even more time to use my cricut machine than just cut the petals with a good pair of scissors. Think about, some of my giant flower have 15 to 25 petals, this means I’m going to place the cardstock, load the mat, cut the petal, remove mat, remove the petal, all of this for only one petal. and I need to do this 15 or 25 times just for one flower, what a waste of time, Instead I prefer to stack 3 to 4 pieces of cardstock place my template and cut 3 to 4 petals in one cut. As I’ve mentioned before when making a giant paper flower backdrop I only use my cutting machine to make leaves or some flowers center that are a little more complex. I get ask all the time on my Etsy shop, why I don’t sell SVG files for my giant paper flowers, and I end up explaining that cutting petals with the Cricut is just a waste of time. All this said I you already have a cutting machine it works great to cut leaves, petite flowers or flowers center. To make these leaves and flowers center I used SVG files that I designed and are available for purchase on my Etsy shop. Now I’m going to use glitter cardstock, For this I’m going to use a deep cut blade. Set the dial to custom. The process to cut this sign with the deep cut blade took around 3 minutes. This is a thick material the blade has to pass over the line 2 to 3 times. Now remove the sign. Use some of the tools and be careful when you remove it from the mat. All done; now I’m going to glue a couple skewers to make it a cake topper. These are a couple of the projects where I used my Cricut machine. I also used the Cricut to cut the stencil, which I used to paint this pillow. Keep in mind that the time you are going to take depends on the design you are cutting, That is why I only use my Cricut I cannot make the cut by hand or or when they are too complex like some of this leaves, or the center o this flower. I specially like to use the cricut to cut letters, without it would take me forever. If you are someone crafty and lot doing project all the time you’re going to love this machine. If you have an event decorations or catering business this machine is going to be really helpful. I hope you like this video and you find it informative. I’ll leave all the information you need in the info box. If you have any question leave me a comment.

Comments (100)

  1. thank you so much

  2. Can we cut satin material with burnt edges?

  3. How thick birch plywood can it cut? Thank you for a great video 🙂

  4. Can you cut to put on a car tag?

  5. Hi. I have a question. I use the same machine and have a problem with cutting. Your cut parts have smooth edges. In my case the edges are not cut off and I often have to wrest my patterns from the card. I don't know where is problem. What is the force of the blade pressure set to paper? Does the knife cut the green mat too? I avoid setting force to cut the mat, but I do not know, that is the reason of bad cuting. I apologize for any mistakes, English is not my language. I will be grateful for any advice 🙂

  6. i would like to know if i can use cricut for my stickers design i used corel and illustrator for designing how can i use cricut to may stickers?

  7. I can't thank you enough for the information. I want to start a business on paper crafts and cards, so I think this is the right machine that I should look for. But I'm in Ethiopia, where I can't access the landing page. would you please tell me what other software I better use?

  8. No tiene un canal en español ??

  9. Thank you so much! I've been considering getting one, but every other video I've seen about it was too scattered and way too long. Yours was to the point. I've made up my mind. Again, thank you. And be blessed.

  10. Me encanta tu video ❤

  11. can i create a persona prjoect, but not share it with the community?

  12. Avanti, Very nice explanation for this machine, I did not know what it was used for. Thank you very Much!

  13. Thank you for the tutorial! Very well done.

  14. Thanks so much for this video, it’s very helpful.

  15. I really enjoyed your tutorial. You really explained everything. And you answered my questions about if I can cut giant paper flower petals. I will take your advise it's a waste of time. Thank you again!!

  16. Great informative video! I’m convinced I need one now

  17. Hola me gustaría a ver si usted me podría ayudar kiero hacer un proyecto pero no tengo ni idea k hacer para no gastar mucho papel gracias

  18. Thank you for this tutorial. It was the best one I have seen so far. ?

  19. Can I use Cricut to cut out laminated paper please?

  20. Thank you so much for the video.

  21. Greate video now I understand more the machine

  22. Mom In law has one of these! I'm excited to use it!

  23. Great video and well explained! Cute voice too 😉

  24. Hello.. Can I use the Adobe Photoshop application for this printer ?

  25. Hello Avanti. thank you for your informative video. I do not have a cricut and watching all these videos about it. It's an awesome machine. you are very talented person and love your creativity. Before starting this kind of business do you recommend to register a copyright? Also what advise you can give a beginner?

  26. Cool, but looks tiring lol

  27. Excellent video. I found it very helpful. Thanks!

  28. ? I got one and haven’t opened the box lol

  29. I have a new one never used thanks for instructions

  30. I appreciate you showing us how to use

  31. Haciendo videos en español seria buenisimo para la comunidad hispana ♥y tendrias muchos mas subscriptores!!!

  32. Can I make my own words in letters in my Microsoft paint and then download in the criccut?

  33. how much is this machine. and is too expensive the supplies such as the paper you put in the machine? Because I want to check if there is too much overhead cost.

  34. Las primera instructions no se ven bien tiene las Petra al dente gracias

  35. Quise decir las letras al frente

  36. I have been thinking about purchasing one of these. However, I am disappointed that I will need to pay for a subscription since I don't have software on my computer that I could use to create my own projects.

  37. thanks so much … a very detailed explanation!

  38. Hello. How much is that machine?

  39. duplicate the petal and you only have to insert the mat with card stock once.

  40. How tick material i can put on that green mat?
    Wood 1/2" ???

  41. Hola! es posible hacer sticker con cricut?

  42. can we use this matching for make paper quilling strips ???

  43. it's not's fucking BLADE you numb skull

    Christ learn English before you make a Video to English speakers

    English Mik

  44. I've been wondering what a cricut machine is for. Thank you for making this video. You seem so sweet!

  45. I saw the circuit on Pinterest. I had no idea what it is. But your video is easy to understand. Thanks so much. I am definitely buying one

  46. It looks like the paper gets slightly ruined from sticking to the cutting mat.

  47. Hello. Can you use Silhouette patterns with the Cricut Maker?

  48. Can material be reused when only a small portion is used for a project?

  49. I see everyone has the same story as mine, I just bought one last Wednesday and it’s still in the box. It’s an intimidating machine ?

  50. hello , im from Philippines i love crafts and i having a small business online . i want to know about it and purchased it

  51. How did you add the second housing for the marker?

  52. Wonderful video thank you for making ?

  53. Thank you for this video! It helped me decide whether or not to buy one as a gift.

  54. I love that your nails match your cricut 😀

  55. You did an excellent job explaining the potential of this machine. Thank you for your time….

  56. I am debating on one of these but does it print or just trace /outlines and cut. I imagine its just a cutter and a tracer but could it do ink jet equivalent sold color printing? Because it seems you need an ink jet printer + this cricut machine to beable to do everything. Sure with a stencil cut out one could air brush fabric paint. But just wondering about if it can print not only trace for different materials.

  57. It seems the meaning of what there call print is really trace or cut not print in the sense of a printer. Just like to understand my misconception. Don't get me wrong not having this ability with this machine is not a deal breaker by no means interms of all the other stuff it can do. Also how often do you need to replace cutting and tracing tools /how much is the tools and how many different tracing colors can you get the tracing pens in?

  58. This is a great video! I need a machine that will make exact cuts that will be about .75" by 1". Is this machine able to do that? Thanks

  59. Thank you so much for this vast explanation of the machine. I've heard of it but never seen one and this was perfect. Thank you for the information

  60. What a great video, and thank you for the CC! I watch these with the volume either off or turned down low, so the CC was truly helpful. You are great at giving step-by-step instructions. Thank you!

  61. I was wondering what a Cricut did.  I googled it and found this video.  Thank you so much for your very informative video.  And I love your giant flowers!!  You are very talented, and very warm and friendly in this video.

  62. Where are you from? I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina living in the USA and I know a song that’s named “Avanti Morocha” by Los Caballeros de la Quema… just curious.

  63. Great information here. I enjoyed this presentation

  64. i got a question i recently bought a curio silluhette used without the booklet and everytime i try to use it i get a pop up that says cutting board to big do you know how to fix it?

  65. Awesome video!! You explained it all perfectly. I have always wondered what this cricut was for, I thought it might be for crafting or sewing but I had no clue. I watched another video and she never really got to the point. You are a very good teacher.♥️

  66. Beautiful card you made. I love the black and gold. I am old school and always just scissors and one paper cuter for straight line. When i was a kid my sisters and I would make beautiful flowers like you have fans we always used scissors. Sometimes the old way without technology is the best way!?

  67. Nice video! I own a Cricut & have not used it in a long time, but will be digging it out. I forgot how great they can be! I also own a Cricut Cake, which I used twice & it’s collecting dust. Think I’ll sell it.

  68. Awesome! Can you upload a jpg image?

  69. Thank you! Found you after a search!

  70. Does the card get damaged at all from the sticky board?

  71. Jesus fucking christ! Someone put a sock in her mouth!

  72. I'm glad that you not only show the pros, but also the cons. Very informative. Thanks for sharing!

  73. I love your presentation.. I'm new to the crafting world. I want to start making cards and invitations.. what do I need to get started?

  74. I'm a guy and I almost bought a cricut to make cards for my family on Christmas. I couldn't justify the $430 it costs here in New Zealand. HOWEVER. I now have a permanent CRAFTS storage next the fridge on the boat in which I live. I've made so many handmade cards, even while imperfect, they have layers and spray on glitter… I now go shopping and buy a new card book every now and then.
    I will buy a cricut before next Christmas. Thanks for the great video!

  75. I think cricut was mad

  76. awesome me encanto tu video …gracias y bendisiones

  77. Very informative. Thanks. Is there a video for iron-on patches and other clothing/fabric related crafts?

  78. Idk if you're aware but this video definitely uses some of your footage…

  79. I am intimidated also …. I have bought one …and it is still in the box……. because it requires Bluetooth or something techy …. it scares me
    I would like to see how you initially set up a Cricut.

  80. Your big flowers are incredibly beautiful! You have forgotten however to also mention that the Cricut has Cartridges that can be used with this machine also. They simply go in the Cartridge slot. This can even give more variety.

  81. Hi Avanti. What's the biggest size of paper this machine cam cut? Can I use a 14" x 17" sheet?

  82. I have my own designs in PDF and in JPEG. Do I need to convert them into another extension to be able to cut them on this machine?

  83. Thank you! You are a great teacher!

  84. Why would anyone give this excellent video a thumbs down?

  85. WOW! so many ways you can use this machine! Thanks for sharing!!

  86. Thank you very much for this video! A lot of video's talk about the Cricket, yet never tell you exactly what it is for or how to use it.

  87. Very informative,mam!! I wish i could afford to buy one though. Tfs!! Have a nice day!! ?

  88. I want to make leaf shaped name tags with a custom design on the leaf and individual names on each leaf. Is this possible on a Circuit? I need to make 100+

  89. Very informative video!!

  90. Can the machine cut multiple things on one paper?

  91. Nice, but I think this takes away from how you could draw something on your own. A glorified (and expensive!) stencil, if you will. Just my .02.

  92. I badly want that???

  93. But i dont have a laptop or computer, its nice if i can connect it to my mobile device?

  94. Puuury guuud viiideo

  95. Como se llama la maquina que hace pistilios de papel y donde las encuentro porfavor ayuda y explique en español porque muchas personas de diferentes lugares ven los videos gracias

  96. I loved the giant flowers on the wall.

  97. Thank you for the demonstration, well done. I want to cut stencils that I can glue to glass and etch with sandblasting. My current process is to tape the bottle with blue painters tape, then I glue the printed paper design to the tape surface, then comes the hard part of cut out each letter with a razor. I find that the paper withstands the etching process, but I can only use the template once. What material would you recommend for such projects.

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