25 Best Cricut Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, Hacks, & Hidden Features

25 Best Cricut Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, Hacks, & Hidden Features

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The Cricut cutting machine is hands down my favorite crafting tool. I use it so much that over the years that I’ve come across or come up with a lot of nifty Cricut Shortcuts that help me craft better and faster with it. It took time to learn these tips, which meant in the beginning I was making a lot of mistakes, wasting a lot of material, and working slower than I wanted to. So I want to pass along my favorite tips to you now in the hopes of saving YOU time and money!

These Cricut tips and tricks are from my personal collection, as well as contributed by the members of my amazing team. Between us all, we have decades of Cricut experience with a variety of different materials and techniques. These shortcuts are the best of the best. If you only had time to learn so many tips, these are the ones I want you to know!

The tips & tricks in this video are in reverse order, counting down to my favorite, but they’re all pretty amazing and every Cricut crafter should know them.

You can see all of the items I mention in the video here in this Amazon wish list (contains my affiliate links):

And here is a list of the individual items that appear in this video:
– Silicone Weeding Ring:
– Alcohol Pump Dispenser:
– Spray Bottle:
– Command Wire Hooks:
– Painter’s Tape:
– Baby Powder:
– Makeup Brush:
– Lint-Free Towels:
– Super Sticky Lint Roller:
– Contact Paper:
– Cricut Scraper, XL:
– Compressed Air:
– Cricut Tool Organizer:
– Aluminum Foil:
– Weeding and Application Tools:
– Weeding Tool & Air Release Pen:
– Slap Bracelets:

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

28 thoughts on “25 Best Cricut Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, Hacks, & Hidden Features

  1. Brilliant idea of the needle in the mechanical pencil holder.😁 (as I smack my head against the wall a few times. )🤦‍♀️

  2. Just bought my Maker (30 minutes ago) and am beyond excited. Will be using it for my business.
    Your videos helped make my choice vs other machines.

    Thank you so much for the great videos!
    Subscribed and hit the bell 🙂

  3. Hey!! I have loved your videos and you've taught me a lot. I just recently finally made my own channel to try and share my own tutorials and it would be super cool if you could watch my first one! <3 ty~!

  4. Brilliant tips! Thank you so much!! I was just starting a big project and your weeding tips were so helpful. I have never had such a quick job!

  5. Jennifer, you are my hero! 😉 I got my Maker last year and you have helped me more than anyone else! Thank you!

  6. Awesome thank you so much for these tips I just got my maker today and tomorrow I am going to make the card project that came with it. I am saving this video too and I did download your material so thank you so much you made something a little overwhelming much more manageable 👍

  7. Hi Jennifer, I love your video tips and tutorials. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I have a maker and have had an issue I would love your direction on. I often create artwork in Adobe products and bring a jpeg into cricut to print and then cut. I have some shapes for tags and cards that I have already uploaded and then I like to customize them with new graphics, for instance TO & FROM tags, or specific holiday tags or cards. I have been bringing my artwork in as a jpeg and then putting it on top of my tag shape or card and then FLATTEN it. This works great EXCEPT when I MAKE it and it prints the quality of the print is very poor, it usually actually has a slight gray background behind my text / graphics. Do you have any suggestions? OR could you make a video about this? Thank you sooooo much for being awesome!!!

  8. I'm glad there are so many videos on how to use the Cricut maker. I got one for Christmas and I had no idea what all I needed. I'm not sure what mats I should use for certain material's. I ordered faux leather and genuine leather. I'm not sure which mat is best for the faux leather. I'm not sure if I need to use the fabric mat because the material is thin.

  9. Thank u so much for this video. I'm trying to become familiar with the product while I save up for one, so this helps!! Hopefully by the end of this year…!

  10. Could you do a full how to on silk screen/screen printing? I’ve seen people say they’ve been able to make stencils for it but I’m not sure how I would go about doing the rest

  11. Good afternoon! I have a ?… I made layered basketballs with regular vinyl.. can I put those on drawstring backpacks? Or should I go purchase iron on and start all over??

  12. Hi Jennifer, do you have any tips for transferring vinyl letters to a surface but wont transfer. I am having the darnest time with transferring letters with the Cricut transfer tape? Help???

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