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Cricut Maker

Cricut Explore


Cricut | Explore (Green Machine)

  • All kinds of Vinyl - Iron on, Glitter, Chalkboard, etc. 
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Infusible Ink 

‚ÄčCricut | Maker (Rose Gold Machine)

  • Fabric
  • Poster board
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Basswood
  • Other woods
  • Leather
  • Fabrics : burlap, denim, felt, canvas, cotton, etc. 

Find a full list of materials you can use on the Cricut and Cricut Maker here

How To

Getting Started

Ask a librarian or para at the circulation desk to check out the Cricut Laptop. 


Open the Cricut Design Space software already installed on the computer to begin designing your project. 


Refer to the embedded Youtube video for Design Space basics. 


Set the Smart Dial


The dial on the right side of the machine should be set to the material you will be cutting or using. 


You can also set the dial to half settings if you find that the machine is not cutting with enough pressure or too much pressure.

Beginners Guide


Types of Blades for Machines

  • Scoring 
  • Rotary
  • Fabric Blade
  • Deep Point Blade
  • Knife Blade
  • 31, 21, 41 - Blades 
  • Embossing  

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