Learn how to make a DIY Dad Coupon Book using your Cricut Maker Adaptive Tools! This handmade gift is the perfect gift for Dad for Father’s Day, birthdays or Christmas!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s hard to believe that it was 2 years ago that I sat in a hotel ballroom in Salt Lake City and saw Cricut’s CEO Ashish Arora unveil the Cricut Maker for the first time! I remember being so excited about the Cricut Rotary Blade and Knife Blade and curious about all the possibilities for the Maker in the future with the adaptive tool system.
Cricut recently launched 4 new tools that work with the Cricut Maker Adaptive Tool System which brings us up to a grand total of 8 speciality blades! In this post I’m going to break down each of the blades and what it does as well as show you a project that I made using the perforation blade and the fine debossing tip.
What Is The Cricut Adaptive Tool System?
Unique to the Cricut Maker, the Adaptive Tool system brings together three major technologies that give professional class cutting versatility and performance:
- Delivers 10 times (4 kg) or more cutting force than the Explore line! Now that’s a lot of power!
- Uses a sophisticated steering system to actively control the direction of the blade at all times. (That’s what the shiny gold teeth at the top of each tool does!)
- Tests to be sure you are using the correct blade before it starts cutting, and tells you to change it, if not… which makes this system pretty much goof proof!
So what does each one do?
Get precise cuts through thicker or denser materials such as balsa wood, basswood, tooling leather, garment leather, chipboard, matboard and craft foam.
Create beautiful designs out of soft fabrics for sewing projects that are quicker and easier than ever. Cut everything from silk, cotton, and denim to canvas and burlap. You can also cut delicate materials like crepe paper.
These two professional-quality scoring wheels give you extra-deep score lines and a flawless finish on everyday and specialty material projects. From flawlessly finished tags, cards, and gift boxes to jaw-dropping wearable art, 3D home decor, structures, and more, you’ll bring pro-level precision to every possible score-and-fold project. Get crisp creases and effortless folds in one pass. With up to 10X more pressure than the Scoring Stylus, the patented wheel design takes on thin, thick, and even coated paper materials with ease.
This blade creates evenly spaced perforation lines which make creating perfect tear-offs and easy peel-aways a breeze. Create perforated straight lines, curved lines and even shapes! Perfect for using with paper, cardstock, acetate, poster board, and more. Use this tool to make tear-out booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or for any project that demands a neat tear.
Customize projects with crisp, detailed debossed designs – no folders necessary! Unlike folders, which lock you into a specific design, this rolling debossing ball, with a wider range of motion, gives you free reign to customize, personalize, and design with incredible intricacy. Make a dimensional wedding card, thank you card with your monogram, or add flourish to gift boxes, tags, and more. Creates a stunning effect on foil cardstock, coated paper, shimmer and glitter paper, basswood, and much more.
Cricut Wavy Blade #31:
Quickly create a fun wavy edge on a variety of popular materials! This blade takes half the time to cut a wavy line than with a drag blade! This specially sculpted stainless steel blade is great for original vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift tags, collage projects, or any time you need fabulously finished edges and stylish design accents. Perfect for iron-on, vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric, and more.
Cricut Engraving Tip #41:
Engrave unique and permanent designs on a variety of materials! Make intricately engraved dog tags (human or canine), name plates, inscribed art and decor, jewelry, monograms, and keepsakes! This tip truly allows you to personalize your projects and make them one of a kind! Use it to write personalized text or create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments, or inscribe your favorite quotes on a keepsake. For an eye-catching effect, engrave Cricut Metal Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath.
Do you need to buy the housing for each of the tools that you want to use?
Nope! Each of the tools that have a number (Scoring Wheels, Perforation Blade, Debossing Tip, Wavy Blade and Engraving Tip) are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset, so creators everywhere can quickly and easily move between tools as they complete their projects. To change the tool tips you simply press the button at the top of the housing which releases the tip and allows you to put on a new one! I linked to each of the tips that comes with the housing above, but you can also find Cricut’s full line of Maker Tools here which includes tips with housing and just tips!
Ready to learn how to use the perforation and debossing tips? Check out my first project using these awesome tools! I made a DIY Dad Coupon Book and I’ll share the cut file and instructions to make it below!
DIY Dad Coupon Book
Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open My Coupon Book Cut File. Click “Make It” and follow the prompts on your computer screen which will prompt you when to load each of the tools and pens.
Step 2: Decide on the order that you want your coupon book to go in. Line up all of the edges of your coupon book and thread ribbon through the holes. Tie the ribbon and cut the ends.
Voila! You have an awesome little DIY Dad Coupon Book that’s perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays or Christmas! Dad can simply tear along the perforated line each time he wants to redeem one of his coupons and hand it in!
Disclosure: Thank you so much to Cricut for working with us on this post. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We only share things we love and we certainly love our Cricut!