Did you know you can cut as fine of a material as tissue paper with Cricut? I'm going to give you all the tips and tricks here to show you how easy it is.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
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To cut tissue paper, it can be kind of tricky. You have to use a light grip mat that isn't brand new. You have to know that it'll stay down but it also won't stick when you are finished. There are many different qualities of tissue paper and I prefer to go with something that is a little bit more expensive than the dollar store.
Do not cut something that is super intricate. It will stick to the mat and ruin it. i.e.;
Begin by uploading the SVG file into Design Space. It's just as simple as uploading a jpeg into Design Space. Place the tissue paper onto your light grip mat and load it into your machine.
If you have a Cricut Maker, the tissue paper setting will have you use the rotary blade. If you have a Cricut Explore, the fine point blade will work ok too, just choose the copy paper setting and a very clean mat.Cut away and then peel up the areas that you are not going to use first. Take your mat and slightly bend it backwards. This will make it easier to grab the cut tissue paper and not make any folds or tear it. Pull your mat away from your design carefully.
Once your design is cut, assemble it with the glue dots and the string and hang.
I've cut tissue paper once before and I really loved the effect. For that project, I dipped the feather into glitter and it looked amazing. I used the fine tip blade for that project and it took a lot longer and I had more errors than when I had no errors using the rotary blade.Other bloggers have used the Create with Cricut Challenge to make other items with Tissue Paper. Check it out below.