Cricut Academy Makes It Easy!

If you're overwhelmed by the sheer number of mats, blades, tools, and materials—so much so that it keeps you from really learning to use your Cricut—this module is for you!

This extensive Cricut Tools & Materials module will get you comfortable with the vast array of accessories and materials for your Cricut, and teach you the ins and outs of using them so that you can stop being discouraged and start using your Cricut to make AWESOME projects!

After this course you'll...

  • Know Your Stuff

    Know which blades, mats, tools, and materials to use the FIRST time, without confusion or frustration. You'll be confident you're making the right choice!

  • Create Awesome Things

    Whether you want to create t-shirts for a family vacation, build amazing 3D projects, design planner stickers, or finally tackle transfer tape, we've got you covered!

  • Be Fearless

    Want to tackle a new project? Make something with a material you've never used? Finally break out that blade you've been scared to try? Let's do it together!

Here's What You'll Learn...

Click the titles to see what's covered in each lesson!

  • 1

    Welcome to the Cricut Tools & Materials Module!

    • 1. How to Use This Course

  • 2

    Cricut Materials

    • Introduction

    • What Can a Cricut Cut?

    • Material Sizes + Large Images

    • Material Settings

    • Paper & Cardstock

    • Adhesive Vinyl

    • Iron On Vinyl (HTV)

    • Fabric

    • Bonded Fabric

    • Felt

    • Tissue and Crepe Paper

    • Chipboard

    • Basswood

    • Balsa Wood

    • Matboard & Artboard

    • Leather & Suede

    • Faux Leather & Faux Suede

    • Craft Foam

    • Stencil Material

    • Washi Sheets

    • Acetate & Vellum

    • Party Foil

    • Cricut Infusible Ink

    • Cricut Iron On Designs

  • 3

    Cricut Mats

    • Introduction

    • The Four Cricut Mats

    • Priming Your Mats for Use

    • Removing Materials From Your Mat

    • Cleaning and Caring for Your Regular Mats

    • Cleaning and Caring for Your FabricGrip Mat

  • 4

    Cricut Blades

    • Introduction

    • The Fine-Point Blade

    • The Deep-Cut Blade

    • The Bonded Fabric Blade

    • The Rotary Blade (Maker Only)

    • The Knife Blade (Maker Only)

  • 5

    Cricut Scoring Tools

    • Introduction

    • The Scoring Stylus

    • The Scoring Wheels

    • Scoring Cricut Images

    • Scoring Your Own Design Space Projects

    • Scoring Illustrator or InkScape Projects

    • Creating Deeper Score Lines

  • 6

    Cricut Writing Tools

    • Introduction

    • The Cricut Pen

    • The Cricut Fabric Pen

  • 7

    Other Cricut Machine Tools

    • Introduction

    • The Debossing Tool (Maker-Only)

    • The Engraving Tool (Maker-Only)

    • The Perforation Tool (Maker-Only)

    • The Wavy Blade Tool (Maker-Only)

  • 8

    Cricut Hand Tools

    • Introduction

    • What's In Each Toolset?

    • Weeder

    • Spatula

    • Scraper

    • Tweezers

    • Trimmer

    • Scissors, Shears & Snips

    • Brayer

    • True Control Knife

    • Rotary Cutter

    • Self-Healing Mats

    • Rulers

  • 9

    Print Then Cut

    • Introduction

    • Print then Cut Overview

    • Print then Cut Materials Overview

    • Printable Vinyl

  • 10

    The Foil Quill

    • Introduction

    • What is the Foil Quill?

    • How to Use the Foil Quill

    • Using the Magnetic Mat

    • What Foil Can I Use?

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  • When does this module start and end?

    All Cricut Academy modules are completely self-paced—you decide when you start and when you finish, and you can always come back to refresh your knowledge. As long as your membership is active, you have access!

  • What's included in each lesson?

    Based on feedback from my readers, these lessons are all based in written text with extensive photos and screenshots. Some include video. We are currently working on additional videos to add even more dimension to the lessons.

  • What machines does this cover?

    Cricut Academy modules cover all Cricut Explore machines (Explore, Explore One, Explore Air, and Explore Air 2) and the Cricut Maker.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Due to the digital nature of this course, refunds are not available. Email me at for more details.

Meet your fearless leader!

Cori George

Hey hey! I'm Cori and I'm the creative mind behind the website and digital shop Hey, Let's Make Stuff. I love inspiring people to make their lives more fun with Cricut crafts, SVG downloads, and simple DIY tutorials.

You may have seen my Cricut work on the Cricut Inspiration blog, for the craft retailer JOANN, and for digital companies like and I have also had the privilege of teaching at the Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon in Salt Lake City.

You’ll also find my debut paper-crafting book, Paper Party, in craft stores and on Amazon, and my second cutting machine craft book is scheduled for release in 2020!

When I'm not creating, I love traveling, sarcasm, strong coffee, and spending quality time with my husband, adorable twin boys, and seriously enormous dog in beautiful Northern California. Let's learn the Cricut together!