I am a cutting machine junkie. I admit it. I just recently got a Cricut Explore and I quickly fell in love! I use it all the time. All the time people. It’s fantastic and handy and cuts easily and I love it! I am noticing among my readers that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about Cricut and I am going to take some time today to clear them up and tell you more about this machine and why I love it so much!
Also, Cricut has some unbelievable Black Friday Deals going now!
Here’s the lowdown on this Cricut Explore Machine.
Why I Love My Cricut Machine:
#1: This is NOT your mother’s Cricut Machine:
I keep hearing readers say “well I just wish I didn’t have to have cartridges for a Cricut machine.” Guess what people? YOU DON’T! Those days are gone. The new Cricut Explore is entirely digital. As in you hook it up to your computer and you design what you want and then cut it! You store everything on your computer. They have a digital library where you can purchase images and projects to work on and you store evyerything online! Nice right?
Here’s a look at the digital design space. I’ve created all of this myself. No cartridges! There is a library where you can buy images and fonts that will be stored online as well:
#2: Sleek Design:
One of the things I really love about the Cricut is the design of the machine itself. It closes for when you aren’t using it and then opens again with the click of a button. I feel like that protects it from dust damage (and children). My very favorite part of the design though is the tool storage. There’s a little bin on the bottom of the Cricut to store your tools:
Also, on the side of the Cricut there is a dial to tell the machine what you are cutting and then it automatically sets the depth for you! It’s so handy!
The machine also cuts so quietly and so smoothly! I never have problems with my cut when I use my Cricut! I LOVE this machine!
#3: It’s easy and reliable!
I rarely have any complications while cutting with this machine! It’s quiet, it’s sleek, it cuts clean and it’s fun! Once you learn to work in the design space you will be able to create anything!
Also, they have a whole area of projects that you can click on and they are totally and completely set up for you to make. You don’t have to do anything. It will even separate out what material to put in for what cuts and do all the thinking for you!
Here’s an example of a few of the things you can make quick and easy!
Other things I love:
- It cuts paper, card stock, fabric, wood, metal, vinyl, iron on, and really, so much more!
- The library is full of projects, images, fonts and ideas of things to make.
- I love the tools and supplies! The cutting mats adhere well, the scissors cut create, there are supplies for removing your project. Great tools!
- It can draw! Get the sketch pens.
- It can do Print Then Cut! Print something out, then cut around it.
Now, the Black Friday Deals. These are AMAZING!
Black Friday Deals:
This is an amazing deal! You won’t find it cheaper anywhere else. Get these deals here. They only go through Monday!
^^^^This is the one I would get! Love those sketch pens! And the starter kit is great! Make sure to use these promo codes: CRICUTBF5 (gets you $5 off a purchase of $50 or more) and EXPLOREBFBLOG (gets you the discounted price) and then use FREESHIPNOV to get free shipping. That will get you the price mentioned above.
Here’s another great one:
Or get this one!
These deals start at 10:00 Mountain Time on November 26th and last only through Monday! Get them now!