Have you heard the buzz and want to know what is a Cricut Machine? Maybe you received one as a gift or you are thinking about buying one and not sure which Cricut Model to get.
I’m going to help you to understand what is a Cricut Machine and which Cricut Machine you should get.
WHAT IS A CRICUT
If you are wondering what is a Cricut- it is the ultimate DIY tool.
A Cricut is a smart electronic cutting machine that helps to cut and create personalized projects. It uses precise blades and series of rollers to cut out almost anything you can imagine. Vinyl, paper, fabric, foam, wood, faux leather, and so much more!
A Cricut can also act as a printer that can draw and write.
HOW DOES A CRICUT WORK?
There a few different Cricut Machines, which I’ll explain in detail later on. But all the Cricut machines require you to create a design in Design Space.
You can use Design Space with a computer, IPAD, tablet, or phone.
You create a design in the form of an image and send it to the Cricut Machine via Bluetooth or USB Cable. The Cricut will then make your design by either cutting, scoring, writing, or engraving.
IS A CRICUT EASY TO USE
Yes, a Cricut is easy to use!
You can design your own designs in Design space or upload SVG files to Design Space. (A great place to buy SVG files is on Etsy!)
Design Space is also an app that can be dowloaded to your Android or Apple phone. So if you are on the go and an idea pops up, you can easily go to the APP to create it.
HOW MANY CRICUT MACHINES ARE THERE
CRUCUT EXPLORE AIR 2
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the most popular Cricut machine and the best bang for your buck. It can cut up
The Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut, write, and score so you can use if for a variety of DIY projects. It can cut 100+ materials.
The Cricut Maker Is the ultimate Cricut Machine. It does everything the Cricut Explore Air 2 and more!
The Cricut Maker can cut 300+ materials and it allows for cutting thicker materials like wood, leather, and fabric.
The newest Cricut Machine is the Cricut Joy.
The Cricut Joy is a compact machine that allows for quick and easy DIY projects. It can write and cut 50+ materials. Since the machine is simple and compact, it can only cut up for 5.5 inches wide, but you could cut up to 20 feet long.
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What Can YOU Do With A Cricut Machine?
There are SO many things you can do with a Cricut that it would be impossible to list them all. But here is a list of my favorite things to do with Cricut
- Create Reusable Stencils
- Custom Wine Glasses, Coffee cups, and tumblers
- Custom T-shirts and Sweatshirts
- Custom Onesies
- Create handmade Cards
- Address Envelopes with a calligraphy font
- Cut Felt
- Cake toppers
- Custom Doormats
- Leather Bracelets
- Personalized Signs
- Organization Labels
- Car Decals
- Christmas Ornaments
- Window Decals
- Teacher Gifts
- Personalized Tea Towels
- Birthday Banners
- Paper Flowers
- Stencils for Glass Etching
- Glass Cutting Boards
- Glass Etching Stencils
- Personalized Gifts
and so many other DIY Projects. There is SO much you can do with a Cricut.
WHERE TO BUY CRICUT PRODUCTS
You can purchase a Cricut and Cricut Products directly from Cricut.com. They usually only ship economy, which can take up to 2 weeks.
What Is A Cricut Machine
After reading this post, I hope you now know what is a Cricut and what you can do with it.
Regardless which machine you go with, you are going to love crafting with a Cricut. There is so much you can do with it. If you do want to get into making custom tshirts and sweatshirts, you will need to get a heat press.
Check out my post: Heat Press or a Cricut EasyPress to see which heating machine is best for you.