How to use Cricut Smart Materials

A photo of a Cricut machine on a table illustrates how to use Cricut Smart Materials
(Image credit: Cricut)

Learning how to use Cricut Smart Materials will change the way you use your Cricut cutting and heat press machines. Cricut's Smart Materials make the whole process faster and easier, as well as being able to ditch the cutting mat and cut longer designs. This guide will share with you everything you need to know about Smart Materials and advice on how to get the best results whilst using them. 

Cricut offers a range of cutting machines that can cut, write, foil, score and much more. All Cricut machines can work with multiple materials, including vinyl, paper, card, fabrics such as leather and even more rigid materials like wood. Whether you’re a hobbyist or using your Cricut for professional reasons, there’s very little that you can’t do with one of their machines. If you can’t decide which Cricut machine will suit your needs check out our guide to the best Cricut machines

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Rachael Penn

Craft, photography and hardware writer Rachael Penn has written for The Evening Standard, The Independent, Fit&Well, The Radar, T3, and TopTenReviews. She also writes on many other subjects, including lifestyle, travel, food, internet culture and eco-living for online and print publications. 

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