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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 March 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920002
  • Stock: 9 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $39.99
  • Series: Cut & Craft
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Cut & Craft: Digital Die-Cutting


Getting started with your machine by Laura Strutt

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Book Description

Discover the secrets of digital die-cutting, using all popular machines including Cricut, in these simple-to-follow guides for aspiring artists.

Explore the full potential of your Cricut machine!

Digital die-cutting machines are the ultimate creative tool for crafters, but beginners sometimes don’t know where to start. This book provides a simple, down-to-earth guide to using your machine, including Cricut and Sizzix, and shows you how to make 37 amazing projects.

This first book in the new Cut & Craft series introduces you to the basics including the tools and accessories you need and a quick guide to using the software. The step-by-step projects offer an exciting array of ideas and designs that will really spark your imagination, and all come with clear instructions and photos, plus over 70 free downloadable SVG files.

Learn how to make gorgeous paper flowers, intricate papercuts, journal embellishments, engraved jewellery and etched glassware. Explore different materials including paper, fabric, acetate and vinyl, and personalize your creations to make unique gifts and themed accessories for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, baby showers and more.

If you have just bought your first digital die-cutter or already own one and are looking for fresh ideas and new techniques, then this is the book for you!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6, Getting started 8, Anatomy of a digital Die-Cutting Machine 10, Tools & accessories 12, Talking tech 16, Craft tools & accessories 28, Materials 30


Paper & Card 34
Shaker card and envelope 36, Papercraft variations 44, Paper flower wreath 46, Paper flower variations 50, Shadow box frame 52, Papercut variations 58, Journal embellishments 60

Vinyl 64
Rainbow romper 66, Heat transfer vinyl variations 70, Chalkboard planner 72, Chalkboard variations 76, Abstract plant pot 78, Vinyl decal variations 82

Fabrics 84
No-sew bunting 86, Bunting variations 92, ‘Read with me’ cushion 94, Fabric variations 98

Branching Out 100
Love potion pendant 102, Engraving variations 106, Stunning storage 108, Etching variations 114, Leather purse 116, Leather variations 120, Engraved acrylic bag charm 122, Engraved acrylic variations 126

Index 128

About the Author

About Laura Strutt

Laura Strutt is a passionate designer who enjoys a wide range of crafts including knitting, crochet, dressmaking, quilting and hand-lettering. Laura is a former editor of Craft Business magazine; and the author of several books including Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps35 Knitted Baby Blankets and Modern Granny Square Crochet, as well as Cut & Craft: Digital Die-Cutting, published in 2022.

Laura lives in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Discover more about Laura at


Craft Focus

If you've just bought your first digital die-cutter or already own one and are looking for fresh ideas and new techniques, then this is the book for you!

Crafts Beautiful

Recently got your hands on a Cricut? Not sure how to use your Brother ScanNCut? Well, Laura Strutt is here to help with her comprehensive guide. First, she explains how a digital cutting machine works, talking you through using your crafty contraption. Then the fun starts, as Laura offers up some gorgeous projects to ensure the infinite possibilities of digital cutting aren't too overwhelming.

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