Cricut Supplies

I wanted to write a post about what I use for my Cricut THE MOST. The information in this post pertains to the Cricut Explore Air 2 supplies.

Mats

For any Cricut project you need the Standard Grip Mats. These Mats come in a pack of 3 and you will use these the most.

They are compatible with these materials:

  1. heavy cardstock
  2. patterned paper
  3. vinyl
  4. iron-on
  5. a wide range of medium-weight materials

Blades

Next up is the proper blade for your project. Blades last up to 6 months minimum. It depends how much you use your Cricut and what materials you are cutting. You’ll know when to replace it when the cut is no longer crisp and smooth.

Fine Point Blade

The Cricut Explore Air 2 comes with a fine point blade. It helps to have a stock of these fine point blades on hand. This blade cuts most materials and will be your go to blade as a beginner.

This blade cuts:

  1. cardstock
  2. vinyl
  3. iron-on (HTV)
  4. poster board
  5. lightweight fabrics.

Deep Cut Blade

Another type of blade for heavier materials is the deep cut blade and housing. You cannot use this blade without its proper housing.

This blade cuts:

  1. magnet
  2. chipboard
  3. stamp material
  4. thick cardstock
  5. stiffened felt
  6. foam sheets
  7. cardboard
  8. fabric

Tools

The tools are for removing the items off the sticky mat effectively. I prefer using the Cricut brand tools.

There you have it! To get started on your first project this is what you will need. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, I’d love to chat!

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-Whit

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Happy Anniversary!

July. 28th my husband and I shared our 8th wedding anniversary. I found this inspiration online so I decided to design my own! We enjoyed using these mugs for camping, and it’s been so hot around here lately that they have been great for keeping our water nice and cold. If you’d like one of your own you can get these Bubba Mugs from amazon.

Note: By using the links in this post to make a purchase you are supporting my blog and my business. I really appreciate your support!

The vinyl I used for these decals are Oracal 651 Matte Black. It’s a permanent decal so it will last a long time as long as it is hand washed. If your working with vinyl on cups or dishes it’s important to avoid dishwashers and only hand wash.

To cut these decals I used my Cricut Explore Air 2. I have been really enjoying working with vinyl on the Cricut. It is so easy to use and cuts beautifully!!

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary together! Some of our plans didn’t work out, but we got some time alone together and that’s what counts!

Cheers and Congratulations to all those celebrating their anniversaries this summer too!

If you have an idea for a custom decal or design in mind, contact me and I can make it for you.

We are Created to Create

-Whit

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Disclosure: If you click on the links you will be redirected to an affiliate site where I will receive a commission upon making a purchase. Thanks in advance for your support, by using my links you are supporting my blog! Please note, the opinions and reviews on this site are my own.