Are you a crafter? Do you have a crafter in your life to buy gifts for? If either of those apply, then this post is for you! We’re sharing our must-have crafting hand tools as part of a sponsored partnership with Cricut.
You probably know Cricut for it’s fabulous cutting machines. If you’ve seen a lot of my crafty posts, you know I LOVE using my Cricut Maker for making all kinds of fun projects. I also love using Cricut’s EasyPress 2 for adhering iron-on designs to projects. In fact, you can read all about how to use iron-on with an EasyPress here. But, Cricut has other crafting tools as well! So, I want to share a few of my favorites with you today (affiliate links included below for easy shopping convenience).
Cricut Hand Tools
- Cricut TrueControl Knife
- Cricut Cutting Ruler
- Cricut Rotary Cutter
- Cricut Acrylic Ruler
- Cricut Self-Healing Cutting Mat
I have the whole collection in mint, but these tools are available in other colors like lilac, rose, and blue. So, let’s go through each tool and look at some of the great features.
Ever crafter needs a versatile crafting knife and the Cricut® TrueControl™ Knife is a great choice that works with a wide variety of materials, including paper, cardstock, thin plastics, canvas, and more. I really like the comfortable, cushioned grip on this – plus it has an anti-roll design so it won’t go rolling off your crafting space! The other thing that’s great with Cricut’s design is that you’ll never have to touch a blade with the hands-free blade changing system (so no risk of cutting yourself while changing blades)! To replace the blade, you just twist the button on the end of the knife to unlock. Then, you push the button in and the blade pops right out! Easy peasy! Just be sure to relock the button once the new blade is in!
If you’re using the TrueControl™ Knife, you’ll definitely want the self-healing mat to cut on. This isn’t a mat for use in Cricut machines, but rather an extra-thick, double-sided mat to protect your work surface (and help you measure)! There’s a decorative print on the other side, but I love the easy-to-read numbers on the functional side. There is a wide 1″ border for use with rotary cutters and precision blades with 12″ x 12″ and 12″ x 24″ reference marks to match Cricut machine mat sizes. This is PERFECT to have on your crafting tables!
If you do any sewing projects or fabric projects, the a rotary cutter is a must! With this 60mm hand-held rotary cutter, cutting your fabric is SO easy!! The blade is made from premium steel and is capable of cutting through multiple layers of thicker materials (like denim and batting) as well as cotton fabrics, mulberry paper, and other lighter weight materials. The comfortable handle was designed to give precise control, and its symmetrical design makes it perfect for both right- and left-handed users. And I love the safety feature with this cutter! There’s a quick-release button (the blue one by my thumb) that safely activates the blade. The sliding quick-release blade cover eliminates stray cuts when not in use.
And just like with the TrueControl Knife, you can use your rotary cutter with the Cricut rulers for clean, precise cuts every time. Here’s two awesome rulers that you might want to add to your tool box as well:
The 18” aluminum cutting ruler has a stainless steel straightedge and protective guard to shield your hands from sharp cutting tools! LOVE this feature! There is also a textured, nonslip base that grips the work surface for safety and control. This is a really nice, easy-to-use ruler!
As simple as a ruler is, this actually may be my favorite of the hand tools. This is such a fab ruler and is a go-to in our house for just about any project. The kids love it too! With its 3” x 18” size and measurement marks in 1/8” increments, it offers really good versatility and precision for almost any crafting activity. I also love the frosted finish with easy-to-see measurements so you have visibility on both light and dark surfaces.
So many great craft tools, right?! Which one of these Cricut Accessories do you want first?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.