How Do You Cut Vinyl With Cricut?

Using a Cricut to cut vinyl is an excellent way to make custom stickers, decals, and signs. The versatility of the Cricut makes it easy to create unique designs and add a personal touch to any project.

With the right tools and a few simple steps, you can learn how to cut vinyl with a Cricut.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
The first step in learning how to cut vinyl with a Cricut is gathering your supplies. You will need your Cricut machine and cutting mat, as well as transfer tape, weeding tools, and of course your vinyl.

It’s important to choose the right type of vinyl for your project. Permanent outdoor vinyl is best for outdoor projects like signs or decals while removable indoor vinyl works best for indoor projects like home decor or wall art.

Step 2: Design Your Vinyl
Once you have all of your supplies ready, you can start designing your vinyl. Using the design software that comes with your Cricut machine or using one of their many design templates, create a design that fits the size and shape of your project. Make sure to save the file in an appropriate format so that it can be uploaded into the Cricut machine when you are ready to cut your design.

Step 3: Prepare Your Vinyl
Before cutting any vinyl, it’s important to make sure that it is properly prepared for cutting on your Cricut machine. Start by measuring out the exact size of your project onto the backside of the vinyl sheet and marking it with a pen or pencil so that you know where to place it on the cutting mat when you are ready to start cutting. Once you have marked out where you will be placing it on the cutting mat, peel off any excess backing from around the edges so that only adhesive side is exposed when placed on the mat.

Step 4: Cut The Vinyl
Once your design is uploaded into the machine and your vinyl is properly prepared on the cutting mat, you are now ready to begin cutting! Place the material onto the adhesive side of the cutting mat making sure that all corners are securely adhered before pressing down firmly against them with a scraper tool or credit card if necessary.

Then select ‘Vinyl’ from within material settings in order for it to properly recognize what type of material is being used during this step then press ‘Cut’! After everything has been cut out from within this step, carefully remove all excess pieces from around each individual part of our design by using weeding tools such as scissors or tweezers if necessary.

Step 5: Apply Transfer Tape

Now that our pieces have been cut out from within our initial step we can now begin applying transfer tape over each individual parts in order for them to stay together when being placed onto our final surface! To do this simply peel off one corner from within our transfer tape roll then place down firmly over each individual piece making sure not too leave any bubbles or air pockets behind before peeling away slowly until all pieces have been transferred onto our desired surface.

Cutting vinyl with a Cricut may seem intimidating at first but once you get familiar with these five steps it becomes much easier! With some practice and patience anyone can learn how do this fun craft activity quickly and easily.

Conclusion – How Do You Cut Vinyl With Cricut?

Cutting vinyl with a Cricut requires gathering supplies such as transfer tape and weeding tools; designing in software; preparing material; setting up machine; and applying transfer tape over each piece before transferring onto desired surface. With some practice anyone can learn how to do this fun craft activity quickly and easily.