Cricut Cheat Sheet — [Free PDF] What are the Cricut Tools used for?

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There are so many Cricut tools, it can become overwhelming when trying to decide which ones you need, or don’t!

This cheat sheet will be your best guide to find out if each of these tools is something you might find useful.

Here are the most used Cricut tools with a short explanation of what they are used for.

Cricut Tools and how they are used

  • Weeder: removes negative cuts, especially important
  • XL Scraper: cleans cutting mats and applies vinyl on larger surfaces
  • Small Scraper: used to burnish and apply designs with ease for smaller projects
  • Reverse Tweezers: can pick up tiny scrap and hold small things in place using reverse action
  • Portable Trimmer: Easy glide system means accurate cuts and straight lines
  • EasyPress: used with heat transfer vinyl for professional iron on results in 60 seconds or less
  • BrightPad: illuminates fine lines for tracing, cut lines (glitter vinyl), and weeding
  • Cricut Pens: pens specifically designed for Cricut – perfect for cards, invites, and coloring pages
  • Fine Tweezers: great for weeding tiny pieces of vinyl — especially when the project is intricate
  • Piercing tool: allows accurate placement of fine cuts and embellishments
  • Quilling tool: allows accurate placement of fine cuts and embellishments
  • Brayer: ideal for getting materials (especially fabric) to adhere to the cutting mat properly
  • Infusible Ink™: Produces vibrant, pro-quality transfers that last a lifetime — will not flake, peel, or fade
  • Bonded-Fabric Blade: cuts both basic and intricate designs in bonded fabric and felt
  • Foil Transfer Kit: embellishes Cricut foil sheets using pressure for stunning effects
  • Engraving Tip: used to engrave on metal like dog tags, name plates, inscribed as jewelry, monograms
  • Spatula: carefully lifts cut images from the machine mat
  • Scoring Stylus: creates fold lines for things like cards, envelopes, or 3d boxes
  • True Control Knife: blade lock system gives you better control to cut through paper, fabric, plastic, canvas
  • Scissors: stainless steel scissors with a micro-tip blade on the end for better precision
  • Green cutting mat: standard grip mat for cardstock, iron-on, infusible ink, pattern paper and vinyl
  • Purple cutting mat: heavyweight grip mat for chipboard, mat board, specialty cardstock and backed fabric
  • Blue cutting mat: lightweight grip mat, for things like construction paper, computer paper, and vellum
  • Pink cutting mat: grip mat used for cutting fabrics (cotton, polyester, denim, felt, and canvas)

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