The Cricut Maker has the capability to cut over 300 different types of material. If you’ve been wanting to know exactly what materials you can cut with it, I’m going to share some of the most surprising ones and how they turn out. You’re in the right place!
This article is sponsored by Cricut. As always, the ideas and opinions shared are my own.
As you may have seen in my Which Cricut is Best for Me post, the Cricut Maker can cut 300+ materials. Obviously it’s far too many to list here, but I’m going to share my experience in cutting some of the materials that have blown my mind the most. If you’d like some light-ish reading, feel free to peruse the huuuuge list of materials you can cut with a Cricut Maker here.
Of course the Cricut Maker can cut all of the materials that the other Cricut machines can cut… vinyl, iron-on, cardstock, paper, etc. And you probably know that the Cricut Maker can cut more materials like basswood with the knife blade and fabric with the rotary blade.
But did you know the Cricut Maker can cut acrylic sheets? Or how about Burn-out velvet? Corduroy? Tissue paper? Terry cloth? Gauze? Tulle? Lame? Leather? Satin? Chiffon? Even sequins?! Yes to allll of the above.
The reason it’s possible to cut so many materials is thanks to the Adaptive Tool System. That system is also what enables the Maker to do much more than cut… it can foil, score (single and double!), engrave, deboss, perforate and more with the system’s always expanding suite of tools. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
So I admit that I’ve never taken the time read the list of 300+ materials. Although I have cut a lot of things with my Cricut Maker since I got it, the majority of the materials list I have not tried.
So I decided to try some of the ones that I admittedly was a little skeptical about. And can I just say… mind.officially.blown. Let’s take a look at some of the ones that blew my mind the most:
What Materials Can You Cut with a Cricut Maker?
Some of the other materials that shocked me with how precise the Cricut Maker cut them are felted wool, wood veneer, bonded burlap, leather, aluminum, corrugated cardboard, foam, heavy chipboard, taffeta and suede.
Although it isn’t just cutting, I still have to brag on the Cricut Maker for all of the other things it can do…
Engrave (left) and Deboss
Perforate and Wavy Cut
Score (single and double)
Add foil designs in 3 thicknesses with the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit
Pretty impressive, right?! What materials surprised you? Are there any materials that you have been wanting to try to cut? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Thanks for the great tutorial