We fell in love with the Cricut Maker as soon as we got it…and now we love it even more! Cricut released 4 new tools that will elevate all our Cricut creations! So many options, so many possibilities!
We’re so excited to share our first Halloween projects of the season which we’re all made with Cricut’s fancy AF new tools!
The Cricut Maker is an electronic cutting machine. It works like a printer – create the image or design on the computer and then send it to the machine to cut!
But now, it’s so much more than a cutting machine. you can even do more with your Cricut Maker! The 4 new tools allow creators to utilize even more techniques and materials!
Perforation Blade: Create perfect tear‑offs and easy peel‑aways – even on curved shapes! Make interactive cards, coupon books & more.
Wavy Blade: Create a fun wavy edge on a variety of materials.
Engraving Tip: Create wow‑worthy moments with this pro‑level decorative effect. Turn any project into a keepsake with intricate engraved designs.
Fine Debossing Tip: Add professional polish and elevated elegance to paper crafts by creating crisp, detailed debossed designs.
The best thing about these 4 new tools are that they are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap suite! That means creators can quickly and easily move between tools as they complete their projects. Not only does this make it easier to create multi-dimensional projects, but it’s way more affordable!
If you’re new to the Cricut Maker, check out our tutorial for beginners!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Psychic Reading Acrylic Light Up Sign – Engraving Tip
We were most excited to try the Engraving tip and we couldn’t be happier with the end results. You can engrave a variety of flat materials, like soft metals, faux leather, acrylic, plastic and more. Write personalized text or create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments, or inscribe your favorite quotes on a keepsake!
We really wanted to show off the engraving – so we created a very detailed sign on Cricut Design Space and lit it up with an LED light to really make it pop!
Create design in Cricut Design Space and size to your liking.
Select the “Engrave” option from the Linetype dropdown menu.
Remove protective film on the top side of an acrylic sheet.
Tape acrylic sheet facing up on a standard grip mat using painter’s tape.
Load the machine and watch the Cricut do it’s engraving magic. (The machine will guide you through the process – even making sure the right tool is loaded.)
Carefully remove the acrylic from the mat and use a dry brush to remove loose shavings.
Measure LED lamp base and cut the bottom of the acrylic sheet with a plastic cutter to fit.
Peel off remaining protective sheet and light it up!
Metallic Human Anatomy Art – Fine Debossing Tip
Debossing is where the design is pushed into the material. It’s similar to the Engraving tool but doesn’t cut. It’s a rolling debossing ball with a wide range of motion that gives free reign to customize, personalize, and design with incredible intricacy. Add dimension to invitations, envelopes, home decor projects on all types of materials including paper, faux leather, basswood and more.
We created a project for the sophisticated Halloween lover on metallic poster board to really show off the intricate debossed lines!
Haunted House Greeting Card – Perforation Blade
The Perforation blade cuts evenly spaced finely perforated lines for any design. Perfect for tear-off countdown calendars, booklet pages, raffle tickets or any project that demands a neat tear. It’s so satisfying!
We created a classic haunted house with ghosts and goblins lurking behind each tear away! Write a handwritten spooky greeting on the back and send it to your favorite ghoul friend!
Vintage Halloween Crepe Paper Tassels – Wavy Blade
The Wavy blade gives a decorative edge with a gentle wave cut. Add fabulously finished edges on vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift tags, collage projects, you name it!
You know we have a soft spot for anything vintage! As soon as we heard about the Wavy blade, we knew we wanted to create something vintage inspired. We came up with these tassels! Boo!
Use “Make it now” design on Cricut Design Space and size tassel to your liking.
Select the “Wave” option from the Linetype dropdown menu.
Place single piece of crepe paper on light grip adhesive mat.
Load the machine and watch the Cricut do it’s wavy magic.
Unload and carefully peel away and put to the side.
Paint a large bead with acrylic paint and let dry.
Find cat and pumpkin image on Design space and size to fit your bead.
Select the “Cut” option from the Linetype drop down menu.
Cut out a piece of vinyl and place on standard grip adhesive mat.
Load the machine and watch the Cricut do it’s magic.
Unload and peel away extra vinyl.
Stick transfer tape onto vinyl design and press down firmly.
Gently peel up transfer tape with vinyl, position onto bead, smooth and rub.
Peel off transfer tape leaving vinyl face on bead.
Roll crepe paper tassel tightly – carefully lining up the top edge.
Fit the top of the tassel inside the bottom of the bead.
Tie a small hoop knot from a piece of string.
Hot glue on top of bead sealing in the crepe paper and attaching the knot.
Add embellishments, like ears, with cardstock and glue to the bead.
Hang and add to your Halloween decor!
These four new tools are a total game changer for the Cricut Maker! They totally elevated and took these crafts to the next professional level. Happy making and happy haunting!
Click here for the templates of all the projects!
Click here for more crafty Halloween inspiration!
Oh my goodness! All of these are so amazing, but that acrylic sign!! I’ve been debating getting the new tools, but now I’m absolutely buying that engraving tip. And some acrylic sheets, haha. You guys always have the best crafts!
Haha yesssss! The engraving tip is awesome!
…and thank you! You’re making us blush! Xoxoxo
Those crepe paper tassels are the cutest things ever. Love.
Aw!!! Thank you! That means A LOT coming from you!!!! Xoxoxo
These are so cute….can’t wait to make! What size is the black rope/cord on top? Is it available on Amazon?
Hi Angie! Oooo honestly, we don’t know what size the black cord is, we used some hemp cording from Michaels that we found in the bead isle. Let us know if you make any of the crafts, we’d love to see!!
I found some on Amazon I think will work – I plan to make the acrylic sign & thinking a garland of the tassels! Halloween is my favorite to decorate for & I put up a tree too! ? How did you cut the acrylic to fit in the light base? Thank you for sharing your craftiness…y’all ROCK! ????
Yay! We had to cut the bottom with a plastic cutting tool. It works like a craft blade, just gotta keep scoring it in the same spot and then pop it off!
I noticed on the photo (didn’t see it at first) how you cut it to fit in the light base – & I ordered the cutting tool. I’ll share my projects when complete! Thanks so much for your help ?
Yesss! Let us know how it turns out!
I love the acrylic sign. Ordering some sheets now, without seeing the light fixture. I’m not sure what kind of LED alight you are using. Could you please pose a link so I am able to find one please!
Great job on all the projects.
Thank you so much! We’re kinda obsessed too! Haha! Here’s the link for the stand! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M8CZHPC/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.PCK02GAKZ4HI&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_craftylumberjacks_dp_vv_d
My 7 year old daughter and I found your tassel project on Pinterest and fell in love! We were wondering if you used crepe paper from streamers or in a different form? If different what was it exactly and where could we find it? We were not successful at Hobby Lobby. Also, is there a link or certain key words to search to find the adorable face templates? Thank you so much!
Hi! How sweet! It’s a fun little project! Are you planning on making it with a Cricut? You can use party streamers or we found the crepe paper on Amazon! “Lia Griffith crepe paper” Hope that helps! Happy Halloween! Here’s a link to the project on Cricut: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/5d425d4f4496e005f0444022