Paper Cutting With The Cricut Maker


Sometimes it’s so hard to choose a gift for a special occasion or a personalised print for you home. This is why I have found my discovery of the Cricut Maker and paper cutting revolutionary. Check out my Cricut Guides Page for more projects and tips or if you want to find out all about Cricut’s newest cutting machine the Cricut Joy CLICK HERE.

It’s amazing what you can do with a Cricut. With this in mind today’s tutorial shows how to make a beautiful paper cutting monogram letter. Which is perfect for paper cut greetings cards or framed in a collection for an interiors project, or gift, with the Cricut Maker. However if you dont want to make your own check out my free set of Alphabet Letters Here

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Paper cuts for framing

Also if you love paper cutting with Cricut check out my tutorial to create a Unicorn Paper Cut here.

Paper Cutting Cricut Maker tutorial
Tutorial for making Monogram card

What Will You Need For This Project.

Cricut Maker or Explore Air or Joy

White Card Stock

Or Cricut Card Stock (I have just discovered this cuts much better and produces a cleaner cut)

Blue Cutting Matt

Cricut Design Space.

Follow These Simple Paper Cutting Design Steps, How to Make Cricut Paper-Cuts With The Cricut Maker.

  1. In your design space click new project.
  2. Choose your letter and font, I chose Colonna as I like the option of adding detail inside the letters as well as around them.
  3. Decide on a rough size. This can be amended once the project is finished, before cutting.
  4. Go into images and choose the embellishments you would like to use to decorate your paper cut.
  5. Set the whole project to one colour, I use black to create a silhouette paper cut effect, this makes it easier to visualise and also enables you to group the project.
  6. Start dragging the embellishments to size and position onto the project. To duplicate, right-click and click duplicate or copy and paste. You can also flip embellishments to create mirror images.
  7. Once you are happy right-click and highlight the project, then click group, please note this will not make the project cut ready, just make it easier to size and continue adding to without affecting the rest of the design.
  8. One you are happy with your letter, right-click highlight the project and click weld. This will bond all the components ready to cut.
  9. Click make it, prepare and load matt, choose card selection on the design space and press go.
H Monogram Paper-Cut design space pattern,

Hints and Tips paper cutting with the Cricut Maker

When choosing the size of your crafting project, use your Cricut cutting matt for guidance. If using a photo frame I generally place it on top of the matt to ensure my sizing is 100% accurate. You can then change accordingly on the design space where you can access many free Cricut images to add to your design.

Keep the whole project in one colour to ensure you are able to group and weld it together.

Save it as a project before grouping so you can edit and change for future projects.

Also before grouping check for over lap of embellishments/images as this will create blank spots on the cut.

Avoid using any tiny detail as it can make the cut a little messy, the Cricut is able to cut fine detail as you can see from my finished letter. But too many tiny thin lines can be problematic.

Ensure the while project is connected in some way to create a connected finished project.

If you are struggling with multiple embellishments/images moving about during design, group the project to make it whole. I find this so much easier. You can then continue to add to the project.

Before pressing cut ensure you have welded the project.

Save the finished welded project for future use.

Cricut  Tutorial
Paper Cutting tutorial.
How to make a paper cut

Check out my vlog below, I have also included the links to my finished projects and the unlinked paper cutting project.

The latter being useful should you want to open and edit the project, change the letter and rearrange thus saving time collecting and sizing images.

Good luck. But honestly, it’s not a difficult project, yet is very rewarding once finished. And if you create a beautiful letter from this tutorial please share it and tag me on @sarahjchristie 

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Finished and welded H

Finished and Welded S

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33 thoughts on “Paper Cutting With The Cricut Maker”

  1. This is so beautiful Sarah i’d Love to have a go on this cricut machine it looks so professional! I’ve put one on my mothers days gift list haha fingers crossed. The tutorial is brill you make it look so easy ? Mandy xxxx

  2. This is SO brill Sarah!! It’s so similar to the larger ones I’m making for my NOTHS shop. I’m really keen to know if it will cut artwork that is deigned outside of the software — and whether I could upload my own designs! I have so many ideas that this would be brilliant for — it’s a shame you can test them out in store! Our local Hobbycraft sells them, I think. I might ask them if I can test one out 🙂 Lovely to see you putting it to good use!! xx

    • I do know that Hobby Craft have crafting events with the Cricut so keep your eyes peeled, I love mine it is fab and I am confident with would cut most thicknesses as it has a thick blade. You can also import designs too x

  3. WOW, what a stunning project! I love the tutorial too. You are very kind to share, I’m slowly trying to get one made with the letters P & N for a bridal shower!!!

    • Thanks so much Marilyn, jut remember to keep welding your project and it will work out, and copying and pasting the embellishments saves time too x

  4. Beautiful I love it! I have had a lot of difficulty with card stock ripping or tearing on my maker even if I use a brand new blade. No problem with simple cuts just the fine detailed. Also No problem with vinyl etc. What type or brand of card stock do you find works best for these detailed cuts?

    • Thanks Lisa I use the Cricut Cardstock I have never tried another brand and I always set my blade one heavier on finer cuts x

  5. Beautiful!! Ive had my cricut for almost a year and I am in love!! I had always wanted one! But I was intimidated by it the first month I had it. Finally I take it out of the box lol and start searching “Im scared of my cricut” and now 10 months later and I have over 200 projects in my cricut design space!! I LOVE MY CRICUT!

    Your design is beautiful Sarah!! I cant wait to try this!! Another reason I love my cricut, I still learn something new everyday! The possibilities are endless!!

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Your cricut soul sister,


  6. I love this papercut. Just one question, where do you get all your images from? The swirl, flowers etc? I have the explore air. I want to try and make something for my parents 60th anniversary. So far all the projects i have done have been bought ones.

    Thank you

    • Hi Julie I just searched flowers in design space and welded them all together, if you copy and paste multiple times it makes it quicker, also there are tips on the youtube video on the post, but its actually pretty simple once you get started x

  7. Thank you Thank you Thank you I have been going crazy trying to figure out how to do this . I found you on pinterest I couldn’t believe my luck you also explain everything step by step which is a great a help . I have a silhouette which is not so different I can’t wait to try this out tomorrow just one question though the images you used what are they e.g. svg , png

  8. OK. Is the alphabet available somewhere? Got it to pull up the pic of the letters somewhere yesterday. Everytime I try today all the links say the projects say they are private of exclusive content.
    I am quite sure that I can not reproduce your amount of creativity.
    Any help/hope for me?

  9. A couple of months after receiving my Cricut Maker as a Christmas gift I began looking for something I could make as a wedding gift for my son. I had no previous experience with cutting machines or paper crafting. I found some pictures of your letters but I did not find your website. I used your photo to create a Monogram of the letter ‘B’. When I shared it on a cricut group on facebook I was asked where I got it. When I said I created it myself I was asked if I would share it. I explained that it was my first project and I had no idea how to share. I must have done a pretty good job on my creation because another member said that they had seen it somewhere and would find it and share it.

    I am so glad that I have found your website two and a half years later. If I had found it back then it certainly would have saved me much frustration. Thank you for your creations as well as your generosity in sharing your knowledge and designs.


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