How to Use the Scoring Wheel with Cricut Maker

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Did you get a Cricut Maker for Christmas?  Or maybe you’ve had one for a while, but you just aren’t sure how to use it to its full potential. One of the key features of the Cricut Maker is the adaptive tool system.  With this innovative design, you can easily change out the tools on the Cricut Maker, making your ability to craft and create as expansive as your imagination.  Today we are going to chat all about how to use the scoring wheel with the Cricut Maker.

How to use the scoring wheel with cricut maker

Just like the other tools, for the Cricut Maker, the Scoring Wheel has the same gear system and offers precise, crisp lines as it scores your material. From flawlessly finished tags, cards and gift boxes to 3D home decor, you’ll get pro-level precision to every possible crease-and-fold project.  This tool comes has two levels, .01 with one wheel and .02 with two wheels, which is ideal for projects with thicker materials and a sharp or flat bend.  

Cricut Scoring Wheel

If you are already familiar with the Cricut Maker tool system you will notice that the Scoring Wheel includes the QuickSwap™ Drive Housing for interchangeable tool use, which makes it easy to swap out the wheels at any time.  It is important to note that this tool is available on Cricut Maker™ machines only.  If you don’t have a Cricut and you are still unsure which machine is right for you, make sure you check out this post where I compare the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore Air 2.

How to Use the Cricut Scoring Wheel

Now that you know more about this fancy new tool and how it works, let’s talk about how you bring all kinds of images and projects to life with perfectly crisp folds and lines.  I’m using this Geometric Snowman I created as an example.  When you open up Design Space you will find tons of ready-to-make projects, images or designs that use the scoring wheel. 

Geometric snowmen design file

Once you select an image, you’ll clearly see which lines will be scored, those are the dotted lines, and which lines will be cut (those are the solid lines.) 

Geometric snowman score line

When you are ready to send the project to the Cricut Maker, you’ll be prompted to place the Scoring Wheel in clamp B, which just one pass the wheel will create crisp creases.  Next, you’ll be prompted to switch to the Fine Point Blade to cut and finish the project.  What I love about the Cricut Maker is the machine walks you through each step, so it’s practically foolproof.

Scoring wheel prompt

Simply remove the project from the mat and effortlessly fold along the score lines to create your finished project.

Geometric snowman fold

Geometric snowman shapes

Modern geometric snowman

With the Cricut Scoring Wheel, you can break creative barriers and make more than ever before. From flawlessly finished tags, cards, gift boxes and cute holiday decor, your projects will go from ordinary to extraordinary with the Cricut Scoring Wheel!



Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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