Cricut Scoring Wheel Pencil Box. Create this gold sparkle pencil box for back to school using the Cricut Maker and scoring wheels.
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One of my favorite things about Cricut is they are always coming out with new and innovative tools and features to make crafting even better. I am excited to announce Cricut is launching their new scoring wheels today!
Cricut Scoring Wheels
The scoring wheels use the Cricut Maker’s Adaptive Tool system using up to 10X the pressure of the scoring stylus so you can make crisp, perfect, effortless folds even on thicker and coated materials.
Single Wheel vs. Double Wheel
There are two scoring wheels – the single wheel and double wheel. The single wheel makes a single crease on the material you are scoring and works great for every day thinner materials like thin papers up to cardstock. The double wheel makes two parallel creases on the material and is recommended for thicker or specialty materials. It allows you to fold thicker materials without cracking!
There is one housing for both wheels. You simply change out the tip in the Scoring Wheel QuickSwap™ Drive Housing. The single wheel is marked with a 01 and the double wheel with a 02. Design Space will tell you which wheel to use depending on the material you want to score. Cricut has rigorously tested the two wheels so you can be confident you are using the correct wheel for your particular project.
Check out all the materials the scoring wheels can score: Recommended Materials List
Note: The Cricut Maker will scan to ensure that you have the QuickSwap™ housing installed for scoring projects, but it does not scan for the single or double wheel. Always double check you have the correct tip installed before scoring.
Cricut Scoring Wheel Pencil Box
I am going to show you how to create a project using both scoring wheels. I will be making a sparkly pencil box for my daughter for 3rd grade. It will hold plenty of pencils and pens for her to take to school with her, or to keep here at home. The sparkle paper may be my new favorite from Cricut for paper crafting.
- Cricut Maker
- Scoring Wheels
- LightGrip Mat
- Foil Poster Board
- Sparkle Paper
- Glue and/or Glue Gun
I started by creating my design in Cricut Design Space. I used the pencil box, a rosette apple, and a 3rd-grade ribbon label to complete the box. I wanted the box to be sturdy, so I decided to make it from sparkle paper. It feels to be the same thickness as poster board, and even better, it is glittery without making a mess.
I sized the box so that when folded it would be about 8 inches wide. This is the perfect length to hold pencils.
Cricut Design Space File: Back to School Pencil Box
Cricut Double Scoring Wheel
To create the pencil box, I used gold sparkle paper. I also cut out the word “grade” from the gold sparkle paper. To make sure that the paper doesn’t crack when folding, place the sparkle paper with the shiny side (nice side) down on the light grip mat. Choose Mirror Image for that mat.
Then, choose “sparkle paper” from the materials list. The Maker will tell you to first place in the double scoring wheel. You can see which scoring wheel you need to use by the 02 in the picture, and it will say “Load Double Scoring Wheel in Clamp B” below the picture.
Helpful tip: The new default for any scoring project is the scoring wheel rather than the scoring stylus. If you only have the stylus, you can select it by clicking “Edit Tools” when you are on step 2: Load tools and mat. This will allow you to change the scoring wheel to a scoring stylus for your project.
After the lines have been scored, it will prompt you onscreen to change to the fine-point blade in clamp B. Change the blade and finish cutting the design.
The double scoring wheel scores two parallel lines rather than just one. This allows for a small gap of material on the nice side between the two score lines so your material doesn’t crack when folding. Fold on all the scoring lines, and secure the end tabs with hot glue.
Be sure to follow the onscreen instructions for each mat. Change the Material set to: to whatever material you are cutting. For the rosette apple and 3rd grade flag, I used a combination of sparkle paper, foil poster board, and cardstock.
Cricut Single Scoring Wheel
The rosette part of the apple is cut from red cardstock so it only requires the single scoring wheel. You will see this indicated by a 01 and Load Scoring Wheel in Clamp B. Again, just like the pencil box, it will tell you to load the scoring wheel into clamp B, score all the lines, and then prompt you to change to the fine-point blade.
Once the rosettes are cut out, fold the paper accordion style.
For the small apple, it was only one piece, and the larger apple has two pieces.
Use hot glue to secure the ends of the rosette to make a circle, then press it down flat.
Glue the assembled apples onto the top of the rosettes and add the stems.
Finish the box by gluing the apples and 3rd-grade flag to the top of the box. I used hot glue for almost everything so it would be really secure. The sparkle paper has a glossy finish and getting everything to stay put with regular glue would be difficult. I used Turbo Tacky Glue to attach the words to the flag.
Now my daughter has an adorable pencil box to take to 3rd grade.
Where to Buy
Cricut is launching the scoring wheels today on HSN. They have a great Cricut Maker with Adaptive Tools bundle which includes the scoring wheel, rotary blade, knife blade, and many other great accessories to go along with it for only $399.95!
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