Do you want to learn how to cut multiple colors on one Cricut Mat?
Let’s face it, Cricut doesn’t have the option to cut different colors on the same mat. Instead, Cricut wants you to cut different colors on separate Cricut Mats.
I don’t know why Cricut won’t allow the option to put different colors on the same mat. This just causes the project to take longer to cut with your Cricut if you have to load and unload your mat.
If your project involves multiple colors, whether it’s cutting cardstock, HTV, or vinyl, you can use this trick to cut multiple colors at once with your Cricut.
This is an easy Cricut Hack so you can cut various colors on the same Cricut Mat during one cut.
HOW TO CUT MULTIPLE COLORS ON ONE CRICUT MAT
When using multiple colors on the same Cricut Mat, you need to make note of a few things.
- All the different colors should be the same type of material, just different colors. You need to be using the same Cricut Setting to cut everything on the mat at the same time.
- Stay organized so your cuts are done on the correct color
- You can only use one blade at a time. So you can’t cut projects that need different blades at the same time on the same mat.
If you are not cautious of these things, you could end up ruining material and having to re-cut the project.
I’ll walk you through step by step how to cut multiple colors on one Cricut Mat.
STEP 1 – UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN
First, you will need to upload your design to Cricut Design Space.
If you are not using an SVG, then you can create your design in Cricut Design Space.
STEP 2 – REWORK YOUR DESIGN
If the image you uploaded has different colors, Cricut will automatically try to cut each part on a separate mat. So you’ll need to do some rework on the file.
Start by ungrouping the image (select the entire image and right-click to click ungroup).
You’ll see on the right side in your layers panel each piece is now ungrouped. So you can easily move it around.
You’ll want to move things around just a bit so each part of the design will have enough room to be cut on the mat in the correct color.
STEP 3 – CREATE A MOCK MAT
Click shapes to make a square or rectangle that is the same size as the Cricut cutting mat you will be cutting on (either 12×12 or 12×24).
Then move your project onto the square or rectangle. This will help you to visualize how it will look on your mat. Move the project around a bit to ensure each part has enough room.
You’ll want to spread it out with a little more space between each part of the project that will be cut in a different color to ensure it cuts in the correct color.
Delete the square or rectangle.
Now you’ll want to select your entire project and click Weld. You’ll notice the project will change to one color. Then you are ready to cut
STEP 4 – PREP MAT
Cut strips of the material you are using in the size you need to cut.
If you are not sure what size you should be cutting each color, click Make It so you can see what the mat will look like with your project on it.
You’ll be able to see on the preview mat the size strips you need for each part of the project. Place the strips down on your Cricut Mat in the same spot as the preview.
If you don’t have enough space, you can also go back and undo the weld to spread the project out more.
Once the strips of material are the correct size, place them down on your Cricut Mat and use your brayer tool to smooth everything down.
STEP 5 – CUT YOUR PROJECT IN MULTIPLE COLORS
Click continue in Cricut Design Space. Select the Cricut Cutting setting and load your mat intoy your Cricut.
Click the go button and watch your Cricut cut multiple colors on one Cricut Mat.
Once the image is cut, you can either weed them directly on your mat to remove the excess material or remove them from the Cricut Mat to weed.
Then proceed with completing the rest of your project.
CUT MULTIPLE COLORS ON ONE CRICUT MAT
With this Cricut Hack, you can easily cut multiple colors on the same Cricut Mat. You can use this Cricut Hack with all different types of materials, so it’s not just limited to vinyl.
Leave a comment below and let me know how you used this Cricut Hack to cut multiple colors on one Cricut Mat.