I have always had terrible luck making pretty paper medallions. I am too impatient to make the crisp, regular accordion folds so they would be uneven or smooshed in parts. I had just about giving up on ever being successful. Then, I used the Cricut scoring wheels to easily make this beauty using thick foiled cardstock! Blue ribbon worthy, if I do say so myself.
The scoring wheels are designed to work with the Cricut Maker’s Adaptive Tool System to create crisp creases in materials. It is recommended that you use the single wheel tip for scoring thin materials, and the double-wheel tip for scoring thicker and coated materials. I ended up using both wheels in this project even though I was using a coated cardstock. Because the medallion requires folding in both directions (for the accordion folds), I used the single wheel because it was better suited for these kinds of folds. I found that it folded the cardstock perfectly!
The Scoring Wheel QuickSwap™ Drive Housing allows you to use both single and double wheel tips with just one housing. There is a small plunger button at the top of the housing that lets you quickly and easily swap out one scoring wheel for the other. And, as you can see in the pictures, the tips are etched with numbers so you can see which wheel is which quickly.
If you already own a Cricut scoring stylus, you might be wondering why you need this new tool. These scoring wheels can use up to 10X the pressure possible with the Scoring Stylus. This means you can create even sharper scores in your projects, and create scores in a wider range of materials.
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I used this project in Design Space with a few adjustments. I removed the 1 from the project and replaced it with a simple star shape that I cut from iron-on vinyl. I also added in the ribbon tails (which were my own design). The new Cricut Scoring Wheels will be available on HSN today, so get over and get a set of your own!
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- Cricut Maker
- Scoring Wheels
- Foiled cardstock
- Foil iron-on vinyl
- Cricut tools
- Double-sided adhesive
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Pressing cloth
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This looks so good! That scoring wheel really creates beautiful folds! ?
Angela Paris says
I’ve haven’t tried any projects with the scoring wheel…. your project came out SO cute!
Amy Anderson says
This is very cool!! I wonder if this would work with my Cricut? I have the Explore Air 2!
Amy Buchanan says
This is such a great tool! I might have to trade my Air 2 in for a Maker because I’m loving all the functionality with the different tools and blades.