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Cricut new materials – Spring 2023

Cricut is releasing today awesome new materials that we’ve all been asking for and even more! Vinyl, Iron-on and even a special dissolvable product!

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You’ve probably seen similar materials in other brands but personally, I’m so glad to have them in the Cricut brand. Cricut branded materials are always easy to use and specially made to work flawlessly with Cricut machines.

For each new product, you’ll have specific material settings to cut them right into Design Space.

Colour-Changing Vinyl

People have been asking this for so long. Well, I know I have. I do own all kinds of colour-changing stuff, even nail polish! So you can imagine how excited I am about this.

The colour-changing vinyl is permanent vinyl that will be available in Cold and Hot!

The cold version changes colour when it comes in contact with a surface this is below 50°F (10°C)

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The hot version changes colour with a surface that has a minimum temperature of 88°F (31°C)

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In both cases, vinyl will revert to its original colour as the stimulus is removed.

Note that this vinyl is not recommended for automotive or long-term applications. But just imagine all the fun projects you could make like mugs, glassware, bowls, etc!

As with all vinyl, it is not microwave safe. Handwashing is also recommended.

Colour-changing vinyl comes in different colours:

  • Cold: Roll of 12″ x 24″ available in Light Pink (changes to dark pink), Blue (changes to Turquoise) and Turquoise (changes to purple)
  • Hot: Roll of 12″ x 24″ available in Dark Pink (changes to light pink), Turquoise (changes to blue) and Purple (Changes to turquoise)

UV Color-Changing Iron-On

After hot and cold colour-changing Vinyl, here comes an Iron-on vinyl that changes colour when exposed to sunlight!

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This heat transfer vinyl starts by being white and changes colour when exposed to sunlight. It will also work if exposed to UV light, except for the yellow which will only work under the sun.

It is tested to outlast multiple washes.

As it is a specialty Iron-On, it can only be used as a top layer if you’re layering multiple heat transfer vinyl.

This Iron-On comes in a 12″ x 19″ roll in Blue, Purple, Red and Yellow once under the sun (all the colours will start white before exposure to the sun)

Reflective Iron-On

When we read reflective, we immediately think of reflective stripes for protection but this is NOT what this reflective Iron-On is made for.

Actually, it also looks way better than the reflective material that we’re used to seeing. But the principle is the same meaning that it will shine in rainbow hues when light hits the material.

You’ll also be able to see this effect day or night!

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It is important to note that it is not a product that glows. It really only reflects the light.

This product is also not classified as “high visibility” and not certified to be used for safety.

As it is a specialty Iron-On, it can only be used as a top layer when layering multiple types of Iron-On. It is ideal for cotton, poly-cotton blends and polyester.

The reflective Iron-On comes in a 12″ x 19″ roll

New colours for Smart Labels Writable Vinyl

The Smart labels Writable Vinyl already comes in white, transparent and black and these three are also available in permanent and removable.

Today, Cricut is launching three new metallic colours of smart labels writable vinyl: silver, gold and silver holographic.

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These three colours are permanent vinyl and are only available in the Joy size. You use them just like the other Smart labels writable vinyl meaning you write on it with Cricut pens, cut and peel!

These three new colours are only available for the Cricut Joy in a flat pack of 4 sheets of 5.5″ x 13″

Cricut Smart Label Paper – Dissolvable

Yes, you read right! Dissolvable!!!!

This product is made to dissolve under water, leaving no sticky residue. You can put it in the dishwasher or simply in water for 30 seconds.

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It works with all Cricut pens (except of course Infusible ink pens and fabric pens). It is a “Smart label” so made to be inserted without a mat into the Cricut Maker 3, Explore 3 and Joy. But nothing prevents you from cutting a piece and using it on a mat for the other Cricut machines.

This dissolvable material would be awesome for home canned goods, party cups, kid’s lunches and so much more!

It is even Microwave and freezer safe! Wow!

What would you do with it?

Skin tone samplers

These new colours will be available in Iron-On and Permanent premium vinyl.

Of course, it’s called “skin tone” so we obviously think of people cut out of vinyl but it can also be used for any neutral designs and projects.

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If you wondering how to use these designs, Cricut Artists have come up with awesome designs that you’ll find right in Design Space. I’m telling you, they are beautiful!!!

I have also made a couple of them that you can find in my Design Space profile.

This material is available in both Iron-On and Vinyl and comes in a sampler pack containing all the colours.

*The skin tones are only available in a sampler pack at the moment. The colours cannot be purchased individually.

Linerless Transfer Tape

Linerless means no backing meaning also less waste! This new transfer tape unrolls right from the roll and sticks directly to your projects. Think of a roll of adhesive tape (a.k.a. scotch tape).

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Now, nothing prevents you from unrolling a piece and using my parchment paper trick.

It seems that people like or dislike this new transfer tape! (it’s either one or the other!) The user experience is really different from the regular transfer tape. If you want to give it a try, make sure to use it 4-5 times to get past the learning curve and see which one you prefer!

Therefore, it’s important to note that the regular transfer tape (the one with a liner) will still be available so you’ll always be able to choose the one you prefer!

Also, note that this new linerless transfer tape is comparable to the StandardGrip transfer tape and is therefore not compatible with Shimmer vinyl or textured vinyl.

The linerless transfer tape comes in different sizes

  • Roll of 5.5″ x 10′
  • Roll of 13″ x 15′
  • Roll of 13″ x 30′ (available online only)
  • Roll of 13″ x 75′ (available online only)

3 new colours of Everyday Iron-On

Last but not least, there are now 3 new colours of Everyday Iron-On: Mint, Rose Gold and Coral.

The new colours of Everyday Iron-On are Mint, Coral and Rose Gold and are available in a roll of 12″ x 24″


Monday 20th of March 2023

Thank you, Natalie, for giving such clear, concise descriptions. I can't wait to try these!


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023



Monday 20th of March 2023

Love your two above designs using the skin tones. Following you in design space. Thanks for all the explanations and tips on the new materials! Wasn't sure about the dissolving labels, but now I get it! We can and freeze products from our garden every summer/fall. This new label material will be tried out then!


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023



Thursday 16th of March 2023

These all look amazing I can’t wait to try some

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