Cricut Project Ideas

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Cricut project ideas to inspire you - fun and easy projects, ideal for beginners - ideas for things to make with your Cricut machine...

When you get your Cricut machine, there seems to be no end of wonderful creations that you could make, but when you get it home, your mind goes blank and you're not sure what to make or how to make it...

I hope to remedy that with this page of Cricut project ideas for beginners, and even ideas for the more advanced Cricut crafters! Of course, this page isn't just for Cricutters! You can make these cool craft projects with any kind of cutting machine, and in many cases, even cutting by hand.

I have a Cricut Maker machine (original) and I love to cut paper and card with it, so you will find that a lot of these Cricut machine projects are papercrafts, but I'll also be exploring other materials including vinyls, and many of the projects could be created with other materials too, so I do hope you'll stick around and join me in exploring these project ideas, whatever materials you like to craft with.

I also love designing my own cut files, so I'm using my own cut files to make all these creations - and they're available for you to download instantly (for a small fee) so that if you feel inspired by any of these projects, you can get creative straight away!

I've got lots to learn about the capabilities of the Cricut machine, still, and lots of craft materials, ideas and inspiration that I want to discover and try out, so please do come along and share my journey of creative crafting with me...

Cricut Project Ideas for You

Things to make and do with your cutting machine...

Most of these projects use layered paper or card.

A perfect project to celebrate a new home, or just to celebrate the home you love - this is currently my most popular project!

'Home Sweet Home' shadow box craft project - click to see...


I wanted to make this wedding shadow box idea very romantic, pretty and floral - it's so intricate - but so easy to make too! Perfect for wedding celebrations but also for anniversaries to celebrate a loving marriage or relationship.

Click here to see the wedding shadow box project

Also check out my other wedding shadow box designs further down the page...

Follow the call of the wild with this beautiful nature-inspired shadow box project - with bright colours like this, it's perfect for a modern look or as a project for teens or a kid's room or nursery!

'Woodland Fox' papercut shadow box wall art idea - click for this project...


I wanted to create a great birthday card that's easy to make and perfect for any recipient. Ideal to make a few and keep on hand ready for that unexpected (forgotten!) birthday - and great to ring the changes with different colour combinations so it looks different every time!

Make an easy birthday card with your Cricut tutorial - click here...

The birthday card tutorial above uses techniques that you can use with my range of greeting card templates - click here to see all the greeting card templates....


I created this colourful wedding shadow box design with a beautiful rainbow to celebrate love, diversity and togetherness - it's a more contemporary style than the romantic wedding shadow box above - it comes in a bride and groom version (above) plus versions for two brides and two grooms (both below).

You can find out more about the projects here...


For when you want to tell mum you love her! I made my own mum one of these for Mother's Day and she loves it! Also great for birthdays or just to let mom know how much you care...

Mother/Mum/Mom/Mama layered cardstock shadow box project tutorial - click here


This is a fun and pretty floral cardstock project idea, layering up the colours to create a pretty floral display that you can pop in a frame, use in your crafting, or make it part of your home decor...

Sunflower florals layered cardstock tutorial - click here...


Pretty butterflies are never out of style. They make lovely wedding or party decor!

Papercut butterflies inspiration - click here...

This is another really popular project - a great dragon design that's ideal for papercrafting or vinyl crafts.

You can find this lovely dragon here if you'd like to make him...

Want to try something else?

Using vinyl with CricutUsing vinyl with Cricut

Start using vinyl with your Cricut

Want more Cricut project ideas and inspiration?

Every single cut file design that I create, I also cut on my Cricut Maker cutting machine, usually out of paper or card, so I've actually got lots more Cricut project ideas and inspiration for you within my cut file designs - so please stay and browse a while and take a look at all of my designs...

One or more of them might be just the perfect inspiration for your next project!

Need help with your cut files?

Lots of help with how to use my cut files here...

Help with how to use a Cricut for beginners here...



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