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Cutting Chipboard with the Cricut Maker Knife Blade

Cutting Chipboard with the Cricut Maker Knife Blade


Hi everybody its Beth from Kingston
Crafts and today I’m gonna do a quick project using the new knife blade I’m so
excited. We’re gonna be using chipboard. Cricut has actually come out with this
heavy chipboard that works perfectly with the knife blade – you guys know there
are a thousand different thicknesses and types of chipboard out there so Cricut
came out with their own and that’s what I’m using today because that’s what they
recommend using with the knife blade. A couple other tools you’re gonna want – a
strong grip mat – I’ve got the 12 by 12 because I’m using a smaller item but I
highly recommend getting a 12 by 24 for if you do large pieces of wood or
leather. You’re also going to want some masking tape which I’ll show you what
you’re going to use that for in a minute and also the cricut brayer which is the
most amazing thing ever so let’s get started. I’m gonna peel the cover off my strong grip mat, I’m gonna lay the chipboard in the corner now the chipboard is 11 by 11 you don’t want to use anything wider than 11 inches and that’s because of these white star bars – sorry star
rollers over here because you don’t want them to leave any indentations so the
cricut chipboard is cut to 11 by 11. So I’m gonna take the brayer and actually
roll it on to – roll it just to give it a little extra adhesive because the force
of the blade is so strong that you want to make sure it’s nice and tight on
there and that’s also what you’re going to use the masking tape for. You’re going
to actually tape down the chipboard on all four sides just to give it that
extra layer of protection. All right and then you’re ready to cut
your project! So I’ve already created just a real simple design but I wanted
to show you how the knife blade does some real intricate curves. So I’ve just
got “hi” – it’s about nine inches across just like you’re gonna do it on paper or
iron-on you’re going to have your image on the screen, cut make it or click make
it, click continue if it’s where you want on the screen, select my maker and I’m gonna click browse all materials
and then I’m actually gonna type in chipboard so I don’t have to look for it.
So this is the heavy chipboard – it’s a pretty basic cut so I’m just gonna
select that one, click done, and it reminds you to move the star wheels all
the way to the right of the machine, reminds you you shouldn’t have material
more than 11 inches, that it’s secured to a strong grip mat using tape on all four
sides, we’ve done all those things and we are ready to go. So just like you would
with any of your other materials you insert it in, press the arrow button and
then click go. And see how it’s cutting right through
the tape you don’t have to worry about that at all. So that knife blade has to
do multiple passes because it’s working with thicker materials the great thing
about design space is it tells you exactly how many passes it has and how
much time you have remaining. So it’s cutting number two of eighteen
passes we have 16 minutes remaining which means I could go put in a load of
laundry, I could start working on another project, so it’s nice that it tells you
exactly how long it’s gonna take so this is sort of like a recipe where you have
10 minutes of actual prep time and then 30 minutes of cooking – this is very
similar to that we have 18, 16 minutes of cooking. So here’s another quick tip if
you’re – if I was doing something super intricate and this part was
popping up you can actually take some more tape – we’ll wait for come back
around – and just lay it right over it and that’ll help it not pop up. So say if it
was like the “i” if that was popping out or the tip of the “i” or if you were
doing a really intricate project you just tape right over it and not have to worry. And when it’s done you just pull it out – look at this gloriousness. This is a game-changer guys I could paint this, I could cut another one, I can peel these
right off, you could layer chipboard to make thicker signs, do custom names I
mean the possibilities are just endless. See this comes right off – peel it, paint it, stamp on it, color it, layer it, this is gonna be fantastic.
Hi!

Comments (70)

  1. Once it starts “popping up”, would you think that it was cut enough and stop the cut?

  2. thank you Beth I am sure there will be many learning curves . Waiting for my blade . have a good day.

  3. Hi can you make a longer name if so how would it adhere to the mat if it's longer. And what's the name of the font used thanks so much!

  4. Hi – in America is Chipboard what we in the UK call: MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard?)

  5. Wow this is so cool. wish I could get the Cricut Maker. Thanks Beth.

  6. Hi, loved the video. Is this the new cricut maker or the air?

  7. Hi Beth! I just got my Maker for Mother’s Day. Thank you to my sweetheart of a husband and wonderful Boys! I haven’t purchased my knife blade yet waiting for tonight on HSN!!!! Thank you for all you do for all of us, we appreciate your tutorials and fun fun videos! Will you be on HSN tonight? Most sincerely, Kathleen Baugh

  8. Can this be made with the cricut air? And also is design space different with the maker because mine doesn’t have the timer part 🙁 it only tells me the percentage.

  9. Great video,instructions were clear,video time was perfect for my quick search. Awesome,Im off to go buy one!!!

  10. Are you wearing scrub pants? lol

  11. AWESOMENESS! TFS.😊

  12. What kind of cricut are you using?

  13. Hi ladies I do use my Cricut air with chipboard but after it’s done it needs a little help to complete the cutting manually

  14. I have to get the Cricut Maker…it is a game changer

  15. Awesome! I'd like to make the lettering appear to be metal rather than wood – have you ever tried cutting aluminum adhesive to the top of the chipboard? Wondering if that would work or if that would look stupid on the sides! Thanks!

  16. I wish i had the maker, i have the explore air just for this reason need to sell my other that be a good trade

  17. Can you use the knife blade with the Explore Air to cut chipboard?

  18. Loving the knife blade. I just cut out a letter for a wreath I'm making and it is awesome!! Thank you so much for your tips and video using it!

  19. Love this. I'm planning on making a cake topper for my niece's 2nd birthday. Question: can I lay glitter adhesive on top of the chipboard before cutting?

  20. Did you set and save a customize setting for cutting heavy chipboard? I only have one option under cutting chipboard and it's for light chipboard.

  21. How small of a font can you go cuttin? Was wondering bout a size for Embellishments in a card

  22. I have the explore air 2 and if you use the deep blade cut and do the setting it cut really nice

  23. Im new to this..thinking of purchasing..so are you using s computer to design the actual letters or is that part of the cricut? Thanks!

  24. what kind of font are using??

  25. Dang I wish I would have both the Maker

  26. Good informative video! Just got three packages of the Cricut Chipboard when it was buy two get one free. Can't wait to try it out with my new maker! Thanks for the video! 🙂

  27. Thank You for your videos. They are so well made and sooooo helpful.

  28. Hi can you use the Explore Air 2 with the chipboard and what font did you use?

  29. Can I do this on my Cricut Air? Cut chipboard? Leather?

  30. What font is that?

  31. I have a question but it is no regarding the chipboard. I just bought a new cricut maker and want to make a big wood sign that says home. How can I get the fonts to be big? Also I do have a 12 by 24 mat, do i need to buy vinyl as big as my mat?

  32. I have had my maker for a little more than a year and didn't know I could move my star wheels… Haven't done work with thick materials yet… Tks

  33. Can I cut chipboard with the explore air 2?

  34. Have you cut picture mats for photos?

  35. Is cricut maker??? O explore air 2?

  36. hi what blade is it??

  37. @ 5:11 now I cannot wait 16 minutes. I have to be there all the time to tape whatever piece pops up

  38. Does it has to be their chipboard or I can use any ?? By the way I love this video I’ll try to do my daughters name for her room

  39. Thank you for the lovely video! I haven’t experimented too much with my maker yet but this makes me really want to!
    I don’t have chipboard but I do have cardboard- I see practice in my future! Lol.

  40. Thank you so much for this video. I was trying to find info on chipboard and came across your video. I really appreciate you taking the time to post this tutorial.

  41. I just bought the cricut Air 2 and now wish I got the maker :(. Any suggestions?

  42. Ugh. On my second cut its not inline. I've calibrated. Any ideas? So frustrated.

  43. Great video.Question, do you know if the Chipbord from Cricut has titanium dioxide, other chemicals?Many Chipboards sadly
    proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals inside which is a big warning sign.

  44. So cool!!! Just got my Cricut for Christmas. Can’t wait to get this blade and get to work. I did subscribe to your channel, looking forward to more videos

  45. You tapew over it when it pops up then the machine will just cut over it again🤔

  46. Is this chipboard similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013JRFUA/?ref=exp_wylochscraftingvids_lv_dp_vv_d ?
    Or to ask the other way around, could the Cricut Maker cut the chipboard I mentioned?

  47. Hi what is this font called?

  48. Can this be done with the explorer air 2? Does it need an special blade or knife?

  49. Question for you if l wanted to make a long sign for above door that read Fellowship Hall ….what would be the best way to do that?

  50. Hi Beth. How many passes would you need for cutting 300 gram cardstock?

  51. How thick is the chipboard? and other type of materials like vinyl, textile, cardboard etc.., what is the maximum thickness does the cricut air can cut?.

  52. please, how can I get the cutting machine….this is exactly what have been searching for.

  53. I cannot find chipboard in this thickness at the Cricut website. Any alternatives? Thanks in Advance

  54. Can you make SMALL projects with this device? Ho 1:87 scale project?

  55. Qué espesor tiene ése cartón?

  56. Can you do this on a Cricut Air?

  57. What if I wanted to cut out a baby shark with card stocked on the wood?

  58. Is the chip board only for the maker or can it be use on the explore Air 2

  59. I love your excitement at the end thinking about all the things you can do !!!!

  60. Badiya ye cutting machine kha milegi

  61. Какая толщина картона.???

  62. Hi Beth, love all your demonstrations. You are amazing. Would love to see you more on HSN.

  63. Can you pass it through to make whole words or phrases with a larger board?

  64. What to do when it stops in the middle of cutting basswood with the “go” button flashing?? Plz help

  65. nice! Thanks for showing this – I'm impressed that their knife and the machine can handle 2mm thickness, which is "E-Flute" in corrugated cardboard, our USCutter model can only handle 1mm, I'm so jeally!

  66. I tried cutting the 2 mm chipboard and according to Design space it needed 24 passes, but it cut right through my mat. Have you ever come across that problem?

  67. Sorry if i missed this, but can you cut out thin magnetic letters and numbers?

  68. Are you able to do sheets longer than 11 or does the limitation also apply there?

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