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Good morning! 🙂 When Cricut launched the Cricut Maker 2 years ago, they made a promise to come out with more tools & more materials. They have not disappointed! 🙂 Over the last few years the Maker’s arsenal of tools has grown & along with that creators (like you & me) have had the chance to master new crafts & create things we never knew we could. It’s truly ah-mazing!  These tools are all possible, & can be used only with Maker, because it was specially designed with an Adaptive Tool System. Recently Cricut released 4 more tools (Eek!!!) made especially for the Maker using this system. Annnnnd I can’t wait to tell you all about them. I used two of those tools to make this cute Peel-a-way Banana Card. Let’s get started. I’ve got a lot to tell you! 🙂

The Adaptive Tool System that the Cricut Maker utilizes brings together three major technologies that give the Cricut Maker professional class cutting versatility and performance.

1. The Maker delivers 10 times (4 kg) or more cutting force than the Explore line.
2. The Maker uses a sophisticated steering system to actively control the direction of the blade at all times.
3. The Cricut Maker tests to be sure you are using the correct blade before it starts cutting, & it tells you to change it, if not. (I love, love this feature!)

Like I said earlier, Cricut has just released 4 new tools for the Cricut Maker. Eek! Now we have the wavy blade, perforation blade, fine debossing tip & engraving tip all available to help us create, create, create! 🙂 Each of these tools are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset, so you can quickly & easily move between tools as you complete projects. These new tools allow you to find even more ways to create, such as engraving & debossing, & expands the variety of materials that you can use. Now you can even use materials such as metal with the Maker! So fun! 🙂

Here’s the breakdown (from Cricut) for all of these fabulous new tools!

Basic Perforation Blade – Create finely perforated lines for any design:

Get the perfect tear quickly and effortlessly with precise perforation cuts for a wide variety of projects. To create uniform, finely perforated lines for any design, just snap this tip onto the QuickSwap Housing and tell your Cricut Maker to “Go!” Evenly spaced perforation lines allow for clean, well-spaced tearing without the need to fold beforehand – especially great for shapes with curves. Perfect for tear-out booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or for any project that demands a neat tear.

Wavy Blade – Go crazy with Wavy Blade:

Get a decorative edge in half the time than a drag blade with a gentle wave cut for a wide variety of projects. To add a whimsical wavy edge to any design, this specially sculpted stainless steel blade is great for original vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift tags, collage projects, or any time you need fabulously finished edges and stylish design accents. Perfect for iron-on, vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric, and more. 

Fine Debossing Tip – Add elegance with pro-level debossing:

Add professional polish and elevated elegance to paper crafts by creating crisp, detailed debossed designs. Unlike folders, which lock you into a specific design, this rolling debossing ball, with a wider range of motion, gives you free reign to customize, personalize, and design with incredible intricacy. Make a dimensional wedding card, thank you card with your monogram, or add flourish to gift boxes, tags, and more. Creates a stunning effect on foil cardstock, coated paper, shimmer and glitter paper, basswood, and much more. 

Engraving Tip – Turn any project into a keepsake:

Make a lasting impression with Cricut Engraving Tip. To get professional-looking results, just snap this tip onto the QuickSwap Housing and tell your Cricut Maker to “Go!” Watch with awe as you write personalized text or create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments, or inscribe your favorite quotes on a keepsake. For an eye-catching effect, engrave Cricut Metal Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath.   

Alright, let me show you how I made this cute project. For this project I used the wavy blade & perforation blade. 🙂

You will need:
Design Space bow cut file
Design Space banana card
Cricut Maker perforation blade
Cricut Maker wavy blade
Cricut Maker
Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat
Cricut pen (black)
Cricut fine tip blade
cardstock
patterned paper
scissors
hot glue & glue gun
glue stick
gift box (I found this one in the Target dollar spot.)
banana flavored candy or treat

Let me show you how easy it is to swap out blades using the QuickSwap Housing. You simply press the button on top. It releases the blade.

Then you pop the new blade into place. Literally takes 2 seconds to do! Next, you’ll put your tool into your Maker.

Close the doors, and you are good to go! 🙂

I made a couple of bows using the wavy blade. Look close & you can see the decorative wavy lines. After I cut these strips out, I curled them with a pair of scissors and then hot glued them together in a circle making a cute bow.

Next, I cut out the banana card. I found this card in Design Space. I couldn’t resist! I used the perforation blade to make the cute tear away piece that reveals the appealing message! 😉

You simply glue all the pieces together with a glue stick or other adhesive.

I attached the bow & card to a gift bag full of banana flavored candy, and it would make the perfect treat for my hubby. ha! 😉 I always enjoy a good pun! 🙂

What would you like to make with any one of these amazing tools for the Cricut Maker???? Let me know. 🙂


Check out these other Maker inspired posts!

Everything You Need to Know About the Scoring Wheel

Everything You Need to Know About the Rotary Blade

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