December 5, 2018  

What materials does the Cricut Maker cut? [A look at my new Cricut cutting machine]

Curious what materials the Cricut Maker cuts? You’ll be amazed at this list! I’m sharing all about my brand new Cricut Maker (a crafter’s dream tool) along with a giant list of the 100+ vinyls, fabrics, woods, leathers, papers, stickers and more that it can cut. You’ll want to pin this post to reference later!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post also contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.

It was three years ago when my mom gifted me my first cutting machine. I wasn’t all that familiar with them beforehand but it quickly became my absolute favorite crafting tool. If you’re an avid crafter, enjoy making DIY home decor, like sewing and quilting, or love giving handmade gifts, you need a cutting machine in your life.

Well, my old Silhouette Portrait has served me well but I have been eager to upgrade to a more powerful cutting machine for a while now. When researching the options out there, the Cricut Maker quickly rose to the top of my wish list. When Cricut reached out about working together on some Cricut Maker projects, my level of excitement matched a little kid on Christmas morning. This machine has been at the top of my wishlist for over a year so sorry Santa, but Cricut beat you to it!

I’ve been busy testing out the capabilities of the Cricut Maker and have some fun project tutorials for you, but first I wanted to share a quick overview of what the Cricut Maker is and what materials it cuts.

You can find more inspiration and Cricut guidance in these two blog posts:


What is the Cricut Maker?

If this is your first time hearing about the Cricut Maker, check out the video below for a quick overview:

The Cricut Maker is the newest, most powerful, most versatile cutting machine from Cricut. It cuts, writes, and scores hundreds of materials–from delicate fabrics and papers to thick leather and balsa wood–in any pattern or image you want. You can design your own projects or download ready-to-use designs, all from right inside the free cloud-based Cricut Design Space software.


What materials does the Cricut Maker cut?

You guys, the Maker cuts SO MANY MATERIALS!!! It’s truly a crafter’s dream and I have about a gazillion and one crafts, decorations, and organizing projects I’m dying to make with it!

The Cricut Maker can cut pretty much any material less than 3/32 of an inch, or 2.4mm, thick. Its new knife blade is comparable to a super precise X-ACTO knife for your Cricut. Think mat board, thick leather, craft wood, and more!

Wondering what materials the Cricut Maker cuts? Here is a giant list of more than 100!

Paper And Cardstock

The Cricut Maker cuts all kinds of paper ranging from basic scrapbook paper to delicate crepe paper and everything in between.

  • Adhesive Cardstock
  • Cardstock
  • Cereal Box
  • Chipboard, 2 mm
  • Chipboard, Kraft, 1.5 mm
  • Construction Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Flat Cardboard
  • Flocked Cardstock
  • Flocked Paper
  • Foil Embossed
  • Freezer Paper
  • Glitter Cardstock
  • Glitter Paper
  • Kraft Board
  • Kraft Board Foil
  • Kraft Paper
  • Metallic Cardstock
  • Metallic Paper
  • Metallic Poster Board
  • Notebook Paper
  • PaperFoil
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper Board
  • Pearl Cardstock
  • Pearl Paper
  • Photographs
  • Photo Framing Mat
  • Post Its
  • Poster Board
  • Rice Paper
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Shimmer Paper
  • Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock (bright or pastels)
  • Solid Core Cardstock
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Wax Paper
  • White Core Cardstock


Cricut machines also cut vinyl which is one of my personal favorites for projects. You can use it to make labels, signs, graphics, etc.

Iron On Material

I love iron-on vinyl! Also referred to as heat transfer vinyl (HTV), it is so fun and easy to use to create custom shirts, bags, hats, etc.

Fabrics and Textiles

The Cricut Maker uses a new rotary blade that is designed for precise fabric cuts so you can use it to cut out all types of fabrics for sewing and quilting projects. It will also cut things like leather and felt which are fun materials for crafty projects.

  • Burlap
  • Canvas
  • Cashmere
  • Chiffon
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Denim
  • Duck Cloth
  • Faux Leather
  • Faux Suede
  • Felt
  • Flannel
  • Fleece
  • Jersey
  • Jute
  • Knits
  • Leather
  • Linen
  • Metallic Leather
  • Moleskin
  • Muslin
  • Oil Cloth
  • Polyester
  • Printable Fabric
  • Seersucker
  • Silk
  • Soft Metallic Leather
  • Terry Cloth
  • Tulle
  • Tweed
  • Velvet
  • Wool Felt

Other Specialty Materials

The list of materials a Cricut Maker can cut just keeps on going! Cricut has a large variety of specialty materials that would be fun to incorporate into a project.

  • Adhesive Foil
  • Adhesive Wood
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Sheets
  • Balsa Wood
  • Basswood
  • Birch Wood
  • Cork Board
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Craft Foam
  • Duct Tape
  • Embossable Foil
  • Foil Acetate
  • Glitter Foam
  • Magnet Sheets
  • Metallic Vellum
  • Paint Chips
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Printable Magnet Sheets
  • Printable Sticker Paper
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Soda Can
  • Stencil Material
  • Tissue PaperTemporary Tattoo Paper
  • Transparency Film
  • Vellum
  • Washi Sheets
  • Washi Tape
  • Window Cling
  • Wood Veneer
  • Wrapping Paper

Is your mind bursting with project ideas after reading that giant list of materials a Cricut Maker can cut? Check out the articles below for inspiration and tutorials, and be sure to add the Cricut Maker to your own wish list!

  1. Monogram Makeup Bags | DIY Gift Idea With The Cricut Maker
  2. DIY Labels Made With Vinyl And The Cricut Maker
  3. Making Shirts With Cricut (& April Fool’s Shirt Designs!)
  4. 13+ DIY Baby Gifts To Make With A Silhouette Or Cricut

Have a fantastic day!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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