If you’ve been wanting to know how to cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, this post is for you! I’ll walk you through the entire process so that you can get started creating beautiful glitter vinyl projects.
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To cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, you’ll need the following materials:
-Standard grip cutting mat
To cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, follow these steps:
1.Load your glitter vinyl onto your cutting mat. Make sure the shiny side of the vinyl is facing up.
2.Attach the rotary blade to your Cricut Maker.
3.Select the “Vinyl” setting in Design Space.
4.Cut out your design.
5.Weed away the excess vinyl using your weeder tool.
6.Apply transfer tape to your design and transfer it to your desired surface.
glitter vinyl is a great way to add some sparkle and shine to your projects, but it can be tricky to cut. If you’re using a Cricut machine, there are a few things you can do to make sure your glitter vinyl cuts cleanly and doesn’t tear.
To start, make sure you’re using the correct blade for your machine. The fine-point blade that comes with your Cricut is designed for cutting paper, so it’s not going to be sharp enough to cut through the thicker vinyl. You’ll need to use either the deep-cut blade or the rotary blade, depending on which machine you have.
Once you have the right blade, it’s important to adjust your settings. For glitter vinyl, you want to use a lower pressure setting so that the blade doesn’t push too hard and cause the vinyl to tear. You also want to increase the speed so that the blade can move quickly enough to cut through the thicker material.
It’s also helpful to use a piece of transfer tape when cutting glitter vinyl. The tape will help hold everything in place and prevent the vinyl from sliding around while you’re cutting it. Just be sure to use a low-tack tape so that it doesn’t damage your project surface when you remove it later.
With these tips, you should be able to cut glitter vinyl cleanly and without any tears!
The Cricut Maker is a cutting machine designed for use with paper, vinyl, cloth, and other materials. It can cut through thicker materials than the Cricut Explore series, making it a versatile tool for crafting projects. You can use the Cricut Maker to cut glitter vinyl for a variety of projects, including signs, decals, and more.
Here are some tips for cutting glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker:
1. Use a sharp blade – The Cricut Maker comes with a fine-point blade that is ideal for cutting paper and thin vinyl. For thicker materials like glitter vinyl, you will need to use a deep-cut blade. This blade can be purchased separately and installed in your Cricut Maker.
2. Set your blade depth – When you are using the deep-cut blade, you will need to adjust the blade depth setting on your Cricut Maker. The depth should be set to “3” when cutting glitter vinyl.
3. Use masking tape – Glitter vinyl can be tricky to keep in place while you are cutting it. To prevent it from shifting, use masking tape to secure it to your cutting mat.
4. Cut slowly – Glitter vinyl is thicker than regular vinyl, so you will need to cut it slowly to prevent the blade from tearing it. Set your cutter speed to “2” or “3” when cutting glitter vinyl.
5. Use the weeding tool – Once you have cut out your design, use the weeding tool that comes with your Cricut Maker to remove any excess vinyl around your design.
By following these tips, you can successfully cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker!
Standard Grip Cutting Mat
To cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, you will need to use a Standard Grip Cutting Mat. The Standard Grip Cutting Mat has two adhesive strips that help to keep your vinyl in place while you are cutting.
To load your glitter vinyl onto the Standard Grip Cutting Mat, start by peeling off the top layer of the transfer tape. Then, place the sticky side of the vinyl down onto the mat. Use your hands to press the vinyl down onto the mat, making sure that there are no air bubbles.
Once your vinyl is securely on the mat, you can load it into your Cricut Maker. Make sure that you select “Glitter Vinyl” as your material type in Design Space before you cut.
Set Up Your Cricut Maker
Before you can start cutting glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, you need to set it up. This machine is very user-friendly, but you need to take a few minutes to read the manual and familiarize yourself with the controls. Once you have your machine set up, it’s time to gather your materials. You will need:
-StandardGrip cutting mat
Choose the “Vinyl” setting on the dial
Before you get started, it’s important to know that there are two types of vinyl — static cling and pressure-sensitive. If you’re using the latter, you’ll want to choose the “Vinyl” setting on the dial. For static cling vinyl, use the “Fabric” setting instead.
Now that you have your machine settings correct, it’s time to load your vinyl into the cutting machine. Make sure that the shiny side of the vinyl is facing up as you load it into your machine. If you’re using a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker, insert your cutting mat into the loading dock and then touch the “Load/Unload” button on the machine. For older models, press the loading dock all the way down until it clicks before hitting the “Load/Unload” button.
Load your glitter vinyl onto the cutting mat
To load your glitter vinyl onto the cutting mat, start by peeling away the liner material. If your glitter vinyl has a carrier sheet, leave that in place. Then, firmly attach the exposed vinyl side of your material to a Light Grip cutting mat. Use your hands to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles. For larger pieces of glitter vinyl, it’s helpful to use masking tape to secure the corners of your material to the mat.
Cut Your Glitter Vinyl
If you want to cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, you’ll need to use the rotary blade. The first thing you’ll need to do is load your vinyl onto your cutting mat. Make sure that the shiny side of the vinyl is facing up. If you’re using a Cricut brand cutting mat, you’ll want to use the light grip mat for vinyl. If you’re using adhesive vinyl, you can use either the light grip or standard grip mat.
Once your vinyl is loaded onto the cutting mat, select the “custom” setting on your Cricut machine. For glitter vinyl, you’ll want to set the blade depth to 3 and set the pressure to more than medium. I usually start at about 400 and then increase the pressure if my machine is having trouble cutting through the vinyl. If you’re using a different brand of glitter vinyl, you may need to experiment with these settings to get them just right.
Once you have your settings set, send your design to be cut! When it’s finished cutting, remove the excess vinyl from around your design and then weed away any negative space from inside your design. You can use transfer tape to apply your glitter vinyl design to your project surface.
Select your design in Cricut Design Space
Now that you have your glitter vinyl all ready to go, it’s time to choose a design. You can use any design you want, but I recommend starting with something simple. For this project, I used this Boho Floral design.
Once you have your design selected, resize it to fit your project. For the frame I made, I resized my design to 6″ wide.
Then, click on the “Make It” button in the top right corner of Cricut Design Space.
Click “Make It” in the top right corner
1. When you have a new file open, click on the “Upload” tab in the upper left corner. This is where you will find the Image Library. Once you find your image, select it and click “Insert Images.”
2. Find your glitter vinyl in the materials list and select it. Be sure to ungroup your design so that you can move each element independently.
3. Place your vinyl on your cutting mat with the glitter side down. If you are using Iron-On Glitter Vinyl, be sure to mirror your design before sending it to cut.
4. Click “Make It” in the top right corner and send your design to cut!
Follow the prompts to load your mat and begin cutting
1. To begin, select “Make It” in Design Space. This will take you to the Choose a Material screen.
2. Scroll down and select “Vinyl” from the list of materials. You will then be prompted to choose a type of vinyl. For this project, we are using Glitter Vinyl.
3. Click on the “Upload Images” button in the upper left-hand corner of the next screen. This will open a menu where you can locate and upload your own images for cutting.
4. Find the image you would like to use on your computer, then click “Open” in the bottom right-hand corner of the menu.
5. The image will appear on your canvas in Design Space now. To further edit your image (like resizing or adding text), click on “Edit Image” in the top toolbar.
6. Once you are happy with your design, click on the “Send To Machine” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and follow the prompts to load your mat and begin cutting!
Remove the Excess Vinyl
Remove the excess vinyl from around your design. Make sure to leave a little bit of space, so you don’t accidentally cut into your design. Once you have the excess vinyl removed, use a weeding tool to remove any small pieces of vinyl that are left behind.
Weed away the excess vinyl around your design
Now that your design is all cut out, it’s time to weed away the excess vinyl around your design. Weeding is the process of removing the negative or unwanted pieces of vinyl from your design.
To weed your design, start by flipping your transfer tape over so the sticky side is facing up. Then, use a weeding tool or your fingers to slowly peel away the excess vinyl.
As you weed, make sure to hold on to the vinyl close to your design so you don’t accidentally pull up any pieces you want to keep.
Use a weeding tool to remove small pieces of vinyl
To cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, start by loading the vinyl into your machine. Then, use a weeding tool to remove any small pieces of vinyl that might be left behind after the cutting is complete. Finally, carefully remove the transfer tape and apply the vinyl to your project surface.
Apply Your Glitter Vinyl
Whether you’re a first-time crafter or a seasoned pro, we’ve got all the information you need to know about how to cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker. Check out our quick start guide below, then keep reading for more detailed instructions and helpful tips.
With its fine-point blade, the Cricut Maker can cut through glitter vinyl like a hot knife through butter. Glitter vinyl is a great choice for projects that need a little extra sparkle, like holiday decor, party favors, and personalized gifts.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
-transfer tape or contact paper
Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design
If you want to add some sparkle to your Cricut projects, glitter vinyl is a great option! Glitter vinyl comes in a variety of colors and styles, and it’s easy to cut with your Cricut machine. In this post, I’ll show you how to cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker.
To cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut, you’ll need the following supplies:
-Cricut cutting machine
Cutting glitter vinyl with your Cricut is easy! Just follow these simple steps:
1. Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Peel the backing off of the transfer tape and adhere it to your design.
2. Load your glitter vinyl into your Cricut cutting machine. Make sure that the shiny side of the vinyl is facing up.
3. Select “glitter vinyl” as your material setting and load your mat into the machine.
4. Press “go” and let your Cricut do its thing!
5. Once the design is cut, carefully peel away the excess vinyl from around the design.
6. Use a weeding tool to remove any small pieces of vinyl that are not part of the design.
7. Carefully peel away the transfer tape from the top of the design and apply it to your project surface
Peel away the backing paper and place the transfer tape on top of the vinyl
If you want to cut glitter vinyl with your Cricut Maker, you’ll need to use the knife blade. The knife blade is able to cut through thicker materials like glitter vinyl, which is why it’s the perfect tool for the job.
To start, load your glitter vinyl onto your cutting mat with the shiny side down. Then, use your Cricut design space software to design your project. When you’re happy with your design, click “Make It” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
On the next screen, select “mirror images” and then click “Continue.” This step is important because it ensures that your design will be cut in reverse so that the finished product will be mirror images of what you designed. If you forget to mirror your design, don’t worry – you can always flip the vinyl over and place it back on the cutting mat to cut it again.
Next, select “Material Type: Glitter Vinyl” from the drop-down menu and then click “Continue.” Cricut Design Space will prompt you to insert your knife blade before proceeding – make sure that you do this step or else your machine won’t be able to cut through the vinyl!
Now it’s time to load your mat into your Cricut Maker. Start by pressing down on one end of the loading tray and then sliding it into position until it clicks into place. Then, gently insert your cutting mat into position – be careful not to force it as this could damage your machine. Once your mat is inserted all the way, press down on the other end of the loading tray until it locks into place.
Now hit “Go” in Cricut Design Space and watch as your machine starts cutting through the vinyl! When it’s done, hit “Unload Mat” in Design Space and then carefully remove both the vinyl and transfer tape from your cutting mat.
If there are any parts of your design that didn’t quite get cut all the way through, you can use a weeding tool to remove them now. Once you’ve weeded away any excess vinyl, peel away the backing paper and place the transfer tape on top of the vinyl. Then, use a scraper tool (or just a credit card) to burnish over top of the transfer tape and ensure that all of the vinyl is stuck down tightly.
Finally, peel away the transfer tape slowly and carefully – if any parts of the vinyl come up with the tape, simply lay it back down and burnish over that area again until all of the vinyl is stuck securely in place.
Smooth out any bubbles
To avoid any gaps or lines in your vinyl design, it’s important to smooth out any bubbles before cutting. You can do this by using a Cricut scraper tool or by running a credit card over the design. Once the design is smooth, you’re ready to cut!
Carefully peel away the vinyl backing
Slowly and carefully peel away the vinyl backing. If the vinyl tears, stop and reposition the vinyl so that you can continue peeling. Be sure to hold onto the transfer tape with one hand so that it doesn’t curl back on itself and cause the vinyl to bunch up.
Place the vinyl on your desired surface
To get started, gather your materials. You’ll need:
-Vinyl of your choice
Once you have your materials, it’s time to start cutting! First, you’ll need to format your design in Cricut Design Space. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out our tutorial here. Once your design is formatted, send it to your Cricut Maker and let it do its thing.
While your vinyl is cutting, go ahead and weed away the excess material. Weeding is the process of removing the negative space or excess vinyl from around your design. You’ll want to be sure to get rid of all the little pieces so that only your design remains on the backing paper. If you’re new to weeding, check out our tutorial here for more tips and tricks.
Once your design is cut and weeded, it’s time to apply transfer tape. Transfer tape is a clear adhesive material that allows you to move your design from the backing paper to your desired surface. To apply transfer tape, simply peel it away from the liner and place it over your weeded design. Then use a scraper tool (or just your hands) to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.
once the transfer tape is applied, slowly peel away the backing paper from your design. If any pieces of vinyl come up with the backing paper, simply press them back down with the transfer tape. Now that your design is on the transfer tape, you can place it on any surface you’d like! Slowly peel away the transfer tape at a low angle, making sure all of the vinyl comes up with it before removing it completely.
Remove the transfer tape
After the design is cut, remove the excess vinyl around the design. To do this, use a weeding hook to lift the edge of the vinyl. Slowly peel back the vinyl until only the design is left on the carrier sheet.
Once the excess vinyl is removed, gently place transfer tape over top of your design. Use a scraper tool or your fingers to rub over the transfer tape and design to make sure it’s properly adhered.
Slowly peel back the transfer tape at a 45-degree angle. If any vinyl comes up with the transfer tape, lay it back down and rub over it again with your scraper tool or fingers.