Do you know someone who needs a little extra love and care right now? Why not make them a book of caring coupons with the help of the new Adaptive Tools for the Cricut Maker machine?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
When Cricut released the Cricut Maker machine two years ago, the Adaptive Tool System unleashed a whole new world for Cricut users. The system’s ability to provide 10 times more force than the previous Explore line of machines (and its sophisticated system for steering those tools) opened the door to many different types of possibilities for tools – and Cricut promised that users would get many more options. With the latest release of tools for the Adaptive Tool System, Cricut has delivered again on that promise in an exciting way!
Until now, there was no way to create an “embossed” look with a Cricut machine. Meet the Fine Debossing Tip for the Cricut Maker’s Adaptive Tool System! Now users of the Maker can create sophisticated debossed designs on cardstock and similar materials.
The new Basic Perforation Blade for the Adaptive Tool System creates professional looking perforations for beautiful tear-offs and peel-aways. Create coupons, calendars, planner items, and so much more…with no messy tears!
The delicate waves of the Adaptive Tool System’s new Wavy Blade are just the right size for versatility. A nice updated substitute for a deckled edge, I expect this blade will become a staple in many Cricut Maker owners’ tool boxes.
A fourth new Adaptive Tool that I haven’t pictured, the Engraving Tip, works with materials like aluminum, leather, wood, acrylic, and more to create debossed designs. Use your Cricut Maker to create jewelry, home decor and beautiful gifts!
- Caring Coupon Book Cut File
- Cricut Maker Machine
- Cricut Adaptive Tools Wavy Blade
- Cricut Adaptive Tools Fine Debossing Tip
- Cricut Adaptive Tools Basic Perforation Blade
- Cricut Adaptive Tools Single Scoring Tip
- Cricut Multi Pen Set – Gold (1.0)
- Cricut Multi Pen Set – Black (1.0)
- Cricut 12×12 Sorbet Cardstock Sampler
- Cricut Divine Peonies by Natalie Malan Patterned Paper
- Cricut White Permanent Vinyl
- 7/8″ white sheer ribbon
If you don’t already have the Cricut Adaptive Tool Quick Swap Drive Housing, it will need to be purchased with one of the adaptive tools.
It’s easy to swap the various tools out of the right hand tool slot on my Cricut Maker. To swap tools, I just open the slot, and remove the drive housing from the machine. Then I pop the top button on the drive housing to remove the tip, and click the new one on. Finally I slide the drive housing back into the machine and fasten the latch. I’m ready to go! (It took me longer to type that than it takes to do the process!)
When you are done cutting out the coupon book, you should have all of these pieces below ready to go: coupon pages, cover, cover title, and binding.
I cut my title for the cover from vinyl for several reasons. First I love how easy it is to stick down intricate pieces cut from vinyl. Also, I love how flat the vinyl lays, and how “finished” it looks. Using patterned paper for the binding is a great way to add a design element, while using up paper scraps!
The coupon pages are designed very simply with some text and a pen art design representing the item. That makes it really easy to add your own coupon. I even included a blank page in the cut file for making your own coupons! Just find a graphic that will work with the pens, and add your text!
If you’d like to customize this coupon book even more, it’s easy to change up the colors for a holiday. Use purple and orange for Halloween, or red and green for Christmas!
To bind your coupon book, stack all the pages together. Then fold the patterned binding piece and line the holes up with the front and back of the stack of pages. Tie it all together with ribbon in a pretty bow!
This coupon book of favors is a great gift for a new parent, a newly divorced friend, someone dealing with an illness, or so many other situations. Show your love with gifts of your time, and small favors!
Who will you give your caring coupons to? Which new Cricut Adaptive Tool is your favorite?