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Learn how to use the Cricut Scoring Wheel on the Cricut Maker! Probably the easiest Cricut tutorial ever – just create score lines, then send to the Cricut!
When I switched from being a graphic designer to blogging in 2012, my main focus was parties. I used to painstakingly create rosettes by hand, then I upgraded to a scoreboard. I thought that was amazing until I got the Cricut Maker and tried the Cricut Scoring Wheel. You can get it here. OH MY GOSH, IT’S SO EASY!!! It was definitely one of those “Where has this been my whole life?” kind of deal when I tried it out.
Cricut Scoring Wheel
Now, you’ll need the Cricut Maker to use the scoring wheel. See that gold wheel on the top? That’s a good indicator that it’s made for the Maker. You can also use the double scoring wheel, knife blade, and rotary blade with the Maker. The rotary blade is included with the Maker, but you’ll need to purchase the Scoring Wheel separately.
The Cricut scoring wheel is perfect for boxes, cards, 3D home decor, and more!
Before we get started with the Design Space tutorial, I wanted to tell you what makes the Cricut scoring wheel different from the scoring stylus.
Difference between the scoring stylus and Cricut Scoring Wheel
- The scoring stylus will work in both the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore machines, but the wheel will only work with the Maker.
- The Cricut Scoring Wheel has higher precision, so you won’t get those cracked edges.
- And maybe I’m getting older, but those scorelines can be hard to see. You won’t have that problem with the scoring wheel!
- You can use the double scoring wheel for heavier materials like cardstock and poster board – the scoring tool wouldn’t be able to create a deep enough line in those materials.
- The double scoring wheel can also score coated materials like acetate, glitter cardstock, and foil poster board (just to name a few).
- Learn more about my new favorite Cricut Tool.
What you’ll need to create this Cricut Scoring Wheel Project
- Obviously, you need to get the Scoring Wheel ASAP
- Cricut Maker
- Star Rosette Cricut Project
- Cricut Cardstock (I used three colors, and feel free to try out other paper materials)
- Hot Glue Gun
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- Open the Star Rosette Cricut Project and either click MAKE IT or CUSTOMIZE it to make edits.
- Now, say you wanted to create your own score lines, you would click on the SHAPES tool, then click on the score line and place it where you want score lines.
- If you have a line you want to change to a score line, you’ll go to the LAYERS panel and click the small circle image (check out the image above with the arrow or download the ebook for more info). You’ll then click the SCORE TOOL in the layer attributes panel.
- Now click the green MAKE IT button at the top right corner, then CONTINUE.
- Once you’re at the cut page, choose your material, then the Load tools and mat prompt will appear.
- Change out your cutting tool for the Scoring wheel in Clamp B (teeth facing toward the machine).
- After the scoring is finished, change back to your cutting tool.
- Remove the items from the mat and follow the instructions for creating the star rosettes (you can make that cute box while you’re at it, too!)
So, basically, you just have to follow the directions in Cricut Design Space. I have another Scoring Wheel tutorial coming your way next week, and it’s absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to show you!
What will you be making with the Cricut Scoring Wheel? For inspiration, check out some of these Cricut Access Projects.