I love stencils and I’m so glad that there are cutting machines available that make cutting stencils at home easy. I use the Cricut machine to cut stencils and it works so great. Since I cut stencils all the time using my Cricut and I thought I would make a Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Maker.
Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Explore:
1. Cricut Machine
I have a Cricut Maker and it works great for cutting stencils! I would say that if I were going to switch my machine for a new one it would have to be for the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker 3.
But as of right now the Cricut Maker is awesome and serves my stencil cutting needs very well.
2. SHOW-OFFS Stencils Blanks
It’s no secret that I love, love, love the SHOW-OFFS Stencil Blanks for making stencils.
They are economical, reusable, durable and easy to cut.
I wrote a tutorial specifically on cutting the SHOW-OFFS Stencil Blanks if you’re interested in checking that out.
3. Cricut Mat
I prefer using the 12″x24″ Cricut mat because the stencil blanks I use are 18″ long and fit on the longer mat.
The Cricut machine comes with a 12″x12″ mat but to be honest I rarely use it unless I am cutting stencil blank scraps.
4. Cricut Blades
I use both the German Carbide blade that comes with the machine, and the Regular blade for cutting through the stencil blanks and they both work great.
5. Cricut Scraper
I did invest in the Scraper set with the scraper and spatula.
I use the scraper all the time to get the stencil remnants off the mats after the stencil has been taken off.
6. Stencil Fonts
I love creating stencil designs and when I do I usually use a stencil font set called the Tingler Duo and I love it!
I also use regular fonts that I make into stencil fonts and wrote a tutorial on that process of keeping the middle of letters from falling out when it comes to making stencils.
I have also put together a collection of fantastic stencil fonts for making stencils.
7. Stencil Designs
There are also pre-made stencil designs like the ones found in my Resource Library that I design or ones found on other blogs, or sites like Creative Market or Etsy.
If you’re interested in designing your own stencils, I wrote a tutorial on designing stencils for cutting on the Cricut.
I hope this Supply List for Making Stencils with a Cricut Explore comes in handy whether you’re just starting out cutting your own stencils or if you’ve been making stencils for quite a while.
do you use both blades at the same time? If so how do you make them work together? or do they work together automatically?