Add foil accents with the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

September 23, 2020 by Cricut

We have a shiny surprise to share with you!


The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is now available, and it’s the easiest way to make your projects shine using foil. The foil tool works with the Cricut Explore family of machines and Cricut Maker. You can also check out our Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Tool.

The detailed foil lines make the process look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to add foil embellishments to a wide variety of crafts using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Just drop the tool into your compatible machine and watch it work.

There are hundreds of ways you can use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Here are just a few examples to help fuel your creativity.

I'm a sucker for you card with foil accents created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Wedding invitation with foil effects created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Christmas tree gift tag and wrapping paper with foil effects created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Faux leather feather earrings with foil accents created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Vellum box with foil accents created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool.
Thanks gift tag with foil effects created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Happy Birthday Card with Foil accents created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Favor box with foil effects created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Thank you gift tag with foil effects created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
Merry and Bright Tag with foil accents created with a Cricut and the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

Three tools in one

The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is actually three tools in one. It comes with 3 tips (fine, medium, and bold) so you can transfer foil onto your crafts in different line thicknesses – even within the same project!

Even better, because the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is fully integrated into Design Space, you can create using all the various line type options. Add a combination of foil, cut, score, write, or other line type options all within the same project on your canvas.

Changing tool tips

It’s easy to change between tooltips, too. Simply press the plunger down, remove the tip, insert the new tip, and release the plunger. It’s just like our other tools!

Easily switch between different tip sizes with the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool.

Using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool works as a companion to your cutting blade and you’ll need both tools to create intricate designs. The housing units on these tools are not interchangeable despite how similar they look to each other. So, be sure to keep both on hand!

However, the cutting blade and foil tool both utilize the B clamp on your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore machines.

Insert the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool into clamp B on your cutting machine.

Drop the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool into the B clamp and your Cricut machine will implement the exact amount of pressure to transfer the foil from the sheet onto your paper, kraft board, or other base material. See a complete list of materials compatible with the tool

Throughout the cut process, Design Space will intuitively prompt you to switch out the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool when needed. It will also eject your mat just enough so that you can remove your used foil and tape in-between steps. No guesswork needed!

Still a little confused? Watch a detailed process of how to prep your mat with foil and tape.


What’s included with the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

What do you think? Are you ready to elevate your creations with stunning foil effects? The Cricut Foil Transfer Kit includes everything you need to get started:

  • Cricut Foil Transfer Tool with three different tips
  • 12 sheets of foil (6 silver and 6 gold)
  • 48 pieces of pre-cut tape

Endless (shiny) possibilities

There are so many different possibilities – cards, invitations, gift boxes, and more! We can’t wait to see what you create. If you use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool in a project, share it with us! Tag @officialcricut and use #CricutFoilTransfer.

For more information about the Cricut Foil Transfer System, visit our help section. We also have a playlist of helpful videos on YouTube to guide you through the process.

Find the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool at Cricut.com or your favorite craft retailers.


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