Learn how easy it is to make custom picture puzzles on a Cricut! I’ll even show you how to make one with a hidden message that is only revealed after the puzzle is put together.
Much love to the readers who requested I made a puzzle or just something with chipboard (Jasmine H., Megan T., Misty M., Melissa C., Catalina, Deb, Kacie R., Jan A., Melony T., and JJ). Each person who contributed this project idea will receive an extra entry for your idea (I am keeping track on this on my end). And don’t forget, you can suggest project ideas for this Challenge here and receive entries to win one of our awesome prizes, including a Cricut Maker!
Key concepts taught in the video tutorial include how to Slice, how to Align, how to Print Then Cut, how to cut Kraft board and chipboard (with the deep-cut blade and knife blade).
See exactly how to make picture puzzles on Cricut in this step-by-step video below:
Now let me show you how to make custom picture puzzles on the Cricut! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make Picture Puzzles
- Printable sticker paper (full sheet) or printable vinyl — I used the the Staples brand of full sheet sticker paper
- Light chipboard (aka a cereal box) or Kraft board
- Deep-cut blade (for light chipboard) or regular fine-point blade (for Kraft board)
- StrongGrip mat
- A way to cut your materials (I used the amazing Cricut)
- My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)
NOTE: Some readers are reporting cutting issues when they use the Cricut brand of printable sticker paper. Just FYI.
How to Make Picture Puzzles on the Cricut
To get started, download my puzzle templates and designs from my free resource library (you can get a password for it at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut the puzzles out on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Check back later for more instructions and photos, or watch the video linked above!
Get my free SVG cut files and patterns for the Picture Puzzles
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