It’s no secret, I’ve been using a Cricut machine since 2008. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about I’ve decided to let you in on why I’m such a fan of Cricut and how I’ve seen the machine change and improve over time and all the cool things it can do.
I was first introduced to Cricut via an infomercial in 2007 and after much debate purchased my first machine. I started off with the Cricut Expression, and it was a great investment, there was nothing else like it out there. I used that machine to cut all kinds of party decorations, banners, cupcake wrappers and lots of paper items. When the Cricut Explore came out I decided to upgrade. That’s when I realized how much this machine and programming has evolved and I was glad I made the upgrade.
To start the Explore is sleek and a lot easier to use and cuts with amazing detail and precision. It’s got a great storage system for the tools and using the Cricut Design Studio makes creating projects so much easier with the computer. I will admit I had a bit of a learning curve, but once I played around I was excited at all the possibilities.
I also love the dial with all the different options to cut. I can easily switch from vinyl to cardstock, and there’s even a custom setting. I can use it to cut everything from post-its, duck tape, fabric, leather, and craft-foam. You can actually cut over 60 different things (and the new Explore 2 cuts even more and faster) with precision and ease.
For me the Cricut will allow me to create in a new way. It’s got the ability to score, write, and I can even print to my printer and then cut it out later. Don’t worry I’ll have more on this soon!
So why is a Cricut machine a good investment? Well if you’re a DIY kind of person this will allow you to create all kinds of things, party decor, fun shirts, treat boxes, personalized items and I’m just scraping the top of the surface. I’m learning new things all the time on what my machine will do and excited to continue to learn more and share with you.
Have you been thinking about purchasing a Cricut or do you have one? What’s your favorite thing to make or create?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.