No special paper is required. You may cut pp, thick cardstock, and thin chipboard with the expressiveness. I'm aware that there are pens that can be used in the Cricut; simply remove the blade and insert the pen; it will sketch the image rather than cut it. This tool has endless possibilities for creating art.
There are six fonts available with the Cricut Design Space software. They are all free to download. Once downloaded, they can be used on any project you create in Design Space. The fonts include fun shapes for creating custom text elements such as banners, buttons, and more.
You can find a lot of tutorials online that can help you learn how to use your Cricut effectively. Here are just three links that should get you started: Cricut - Downloads - Tutorials - Video
Have some spare time this weekend? Try cutting some vinyl and see what happens!
Paper and cardstock The Cricut is fantastic for cutting paper and cardstock, but it does more than that! Look at all of the numerous types of paper that a Cricut machine can cut: Cardstock (for making tags, cards, etc.) Notebooks Pages (for creating book covers) Bags (for hosting parties!) Canvas And many more...
There are two types of blades that come with your Cricut: Basic and Premium. The basic blades are perfect for general crafting purposes; they're affordable and will last for several projects. The premium blades are designed for cutting fabric and leather and require more frequent replacement than the basic blade.
Although you can cut almost anything with your Cricut, here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting your first project: If you want to cut fabric, select a project that will use only a few inches of material. Remember, even though your Cricut can cut up to 12 inches deep, it only cuts one layer deep so be sure to choose your project wisely. Also, consider your skill level before choosing a project too difficult or time-consuming. A simple tag or card can make for a fun project but if you don't have much experience, try something simpler first!
With the Cricut Joy, you can cut any paper or cardstock up to 80 pounds. This set's sheets are 12-by-12-inches and may be cropped down to accommodate the Cricut Joy. They're not self-adhering, so they need to be mounted on cardstock.
The best thing about cutting paper is that you can reuse it over and over again for different projects. There are two ways to mount your paper: flat and folded. For both methods, you'll need double-sided tape or dimensional adhesive.
To make a flat sheet of paper look nice, you only need to tape one side. Make sure to cover the entire surface with tape. You can also add text or pictures if you want.
For folded sheets, you'll need to first score the paper where you want the fold to fall. Then, fold the paper in half vertically, making sure to keep the scored line on the inside. Finally, apply double-sided tape or dimensional adhesive all around the edge of the sheet to hold it together.
You can find many project ideas online or in scrapbooking magazines that use Cricut Joy cuts. Sometimes, they're called "craft kits". You can also create your own designs and print them out on photo paper using your home printer.