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How to use Cricut Party Foil

Have you ever made anything with Cricut Party Foil? I think it’s one of the under-appreciated Cricut materials, so today I’m going to show you a couple of ways to use it.

Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to try it out too!

Tips for using Cricut Party Foil

TIP 1: Use a strong grip (purple) mat. The Cricut Party foil is very shiny and slick, so I like to use the stickiest mat I can.

TIP 2: Use a brayer (here’s the Cricut one) to really press the foil down onto the mat. Again, since it’s very slick. It’s so frustrating to get halfway through a cut and then have it slip out of place and I don’t want that to happen to you!

TIP 3: Use a 12×24 mat. When you buy a roll of Party Foil, you get two pieces that are 12 inches wide and 4 feet long. That’s a lot of material! To really take advantage of that, use a long mat so you can make larger cuts.

TIP 4: Scrape confetti off with an XL scraper. I promise this will save your fingernails!

I made confetti and a decorative swirl to dress up the cancer run gift bags that I posted back on Monday.  If you go to that post, you open the Design Space project I made. There you will find a block of ribbons, and a block of hearts.

I didn’t size them very small, because if the inside cuts were too small, they were popping off the mat before cutting completely.

I cut the hearts from the holographic pink and the ribbons from the solid pink.

Tip 5: If you are making 3D bows using party foil, secure the centers with a brad. I have yet to find a glue that will work with party foil!

Then I cut a swirl from the holographic, because I love the rainbow glimmers it gives.

how to use cricut party foil

DOWNLOAD the swirl file here 

These would look really cute in a cluster hanging off of a larger bag. You can tape or hot glue them on – or, you could even edit the file in Design Space a little – slice a small circle right out of the center, and then you would have a hole to tie it on with string!

And you can see how I cut really large party swirls (using images from the Party Foil Cartridge) to decorate for my husband’s 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago!

cricut party foil swirls

With a variety of colors, including red, teal, green, silver, and gold, you can match any party or project. Do you think you’ll try it?

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Saturday 4th of May 2019

How about E6000


Saturday 4th of May 2019

How about E6000


Saturday 9th of March 2019

Thank you for the free cut file!! I'm hoping you might have some advice- I'm working on a party foil craft to make little foil fountain picks and I can't get the foil to stick to itself. Any suggestions? I've used a hot glue gun and permanent glue runner with no luck so far. Any suggestions??

Ruby Canody

Thursday 21st of October 2021

I have had some luck with double sided tape but find thad E6000 does not always stay together for long

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