I’m continuing my series of posts about a new set of Cricut tools, the Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel. The Scoring Wheels make it faster, easier, and more precise to make folds and creases in your projects. Today, I’m sharing “before” and “after” pictures of cards I made without and with the Scoring Wheel.
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Last week, I introduced the Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel in this post. At the moment, they are available on HSN, if you’re ready to get your hands on a set. In today’s post, I’m focusing on the “single” or “standard” Scoring Wheel. Last week, I started the Paper Pineapple Vases project, which actually has such a cool shape that I decided not to put crochet flowers into it. I like the geometric look in the earthy color, don’t you? (Of course, you can put crochet or paper or whatever other type of handmade flowers you prefer inside your version.) This was my first single Scoring Wheel project.
This week, I wanted to tackle another project with the single Scoring Wheel, which is ideal for scoring any relatively thin material, like paper (including construction paper, handmade paper, origami paper, pearl paper, and wrapping paper), cardstock (including glitter and corrugated cardstock), acetate, and vellum.
I decided to make a card. Now, I know for people that are primarily paper crafters, a card is no big deal. (Kind of like a granny square for seasoned crocheters.) But my cards have never looked quite right. Here’s what I mean.
I decided to work on a card for my cousin’s upcoming wedding. One that would actually be impressive and not look like it was folded by a three year old. (After all, that’s what the Scoring Wheel is for, right?)
I searched through the Ready-to-Make projects in Design Space until I found this Gettin’ Hitched card.
I didn’t think my cousin’s husband-to-be would appreciate the ultra pink-ness of the version in Design Space, so in addition to white cardstock, I chose three neutral colors. Spoiler alert: I really like how this card turned out!
- Cricut Maker with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access Standard subscription,
- Gettin’ Hitched Ready-to-Make Project in Design Space,
- Premium Fine Point Blade,
- StandardGrip Cutting Mat,
- Cardstock in white and 3 additional colors (12” x 12” sheet in each color),
- Weeder (optional, but helpful for “punching out” the hearts) and scissors or trimmer (for saving excess cardstock for another project) — I used the ones in my Essential Tool Set,
- Cricut Maker Scoring Wheel,
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Paper Craft Glue Gel, or any clear glue for paper.
This project is very straightforward to make following the instructions in Design Space. The first mat is the card and Design Space will notify you which Scoring Wheel to use when you select materials, and when to change it out with the Premium Fine Point Blade.
Once the card is cut, you may want to use your weeder to remove the hearts so you don’t accidentally tear your card. Follow the instructions for cutting the pieces on the other mats.
Once everything is cut, fold the card along the (amazingly perfect and easy to fold) scoring line and start glueing! Other than the colors, the only change I made was not to use all the Gettin’ Hitched layers. One looked great to me, so I left it at that. I’m so excited to have a handmade card to include with my handmade gift to my cousin for her wedding!
Tune in next week to find out more about the Scoring Wheels!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
3 thoughts on “How To Make Picture-Perfect Cards (and Other Folds) with the Cricut Maker Scoring Wheel”
I don’t have the Cricut (I have the other one), but I think I may have to add this machine to my craft room. That scoring wheel looks like a neat little craft helper.
It is pretty incredible! The Maker also lets you cut fabric without a stabilizer, so if you also sew or do other fabric crafts, it’s pretty incredible.