The Cricut Maker is more versatile than ever – here’s all you need to know about the FOUR new tools that were just released.
QuickSwap Tools for Cricut Maker
If the announcement about Infusible Ink wasn’t big enough, Cricut just dropped another HUGE announcement today!
Well, it was actually FOUR announcements. They have FOUR new tools that will be available soon for the Cricut Maker.
When they announced the Cricut Maker a few years ago, they said that the tools they announced at the time (the Rotary Blade and Knife Blade) were just the beginning.
And they weren’t kidding. Whenever someone asks me what machine to buy, I tell them that if they can afford the Maker – they should get it, because you just never know what they are going to release.
So today I’m excited to announce the four new tools!
These tools all work with the Quick Swap Housing Unit, which is what you will have already purchased if you’ve bought the Scoring Wheel (which you can purchase here).
These new tools open up the possibilities for even more creativity and fun with the Cricut Maker. As I’ve said before, the Maker has made me feel craftier than I really am – and these new tools will only help with that!
These will be available on HSN.com on July 16th. So set your alarms! I would imagine they will be available on Cricut.com soon after.
Costs will be between 24.99 and 49.99, depending on what tip you get and if you already have the housing.
These are ONLY for the Cricut Maker 🙂
First, there is the debossing tool. This tool basically does the opposite of embossing – it pushses the paper in. It’s great for adding some fun detail to projects
It has a rolling debossing ball that makes debossing easier than ever. It can make amazing designs on foil poster board, coated paper, shimmer paper, foil card stock, basswood, and more.
This is $44.99 for the housing and tip, or $24.99 just for the tip.
Perforation Blade – This one seems like a lot of fun! It will be great for creating perfect, finely perforated lines for tear off projects (such as count downs!) and peel off bottoms, such as for party favors. No more folding needing!
This one is $49.99 for the housing and blade, or $29.99 just for the blade.
Wavy Blade – This one is really unique and fun! You can take any design and make it just a *little* more special by adding a decorative and wavy edge. It’s designed for iron-on, vinyl paper, and cardstock.
I think this would be fun for making ribbons, adding details to pictures and projects, and more. No more uneven wavy edges coming from me!
This one will be $49.99 for the blade and housing, or $29.99 for the blade.
Engraving tool – I have saved the best for last – it’s the one I’ve been crossing my fingers and toes that would they would release!
It does just what it says – it engraves! Cricut will be releasing metal sheets to be used with this. You can make professional-looking monograms, text, and more on leather, metal, plastic, even even more.
This one is $44.99 with the housing – just the tip I can’t find, but I would guess around $24-29.
As soon as I’m able to order these, I will be sharing more. But I just wanted to make sure I got the information out to all of you so you can make sure you get this marked on your calendar!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
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Jan Bielaczyc says
If you have the other blades with the housings, do you need to buy the new housings or will one of the housings from the four others blades fit?
These blades will only fit in the QuickSwap housing, which currently comes with the scoring wheel. So if you have that – or you buy one of these – you can use that for all four of the new tools 🙂
Jackie Schwartz says
Will you be able to engrave dog tags with the engraver or just plastics?
I would imagine so! They said that metal is one of the options – I am not sure of the thickness at this point, though.
Chelsea Johnson says
Ooooh! The engraving one sounds amazing!