Have you received A Cricut Machine for your Birthday or for Christmas and you are not sure what does a Cricut do? Or maybe you are looking to purchase your very own Cricut Machine and need to do more research? Or maybe you are an avid crafter and looking for a simple tool to make crafting a lot easier.
Regardless of why you are interested in a Cricut machine, you are probably wondering what is a Cricut Machine and What does a Cricut do?
When I first heard of a Cricut Machine, I couldn’t wait to get my very own. I ended up purchasing a Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle Kit so it came with all the accessories I needed to get started. A few months after I purchased my Cricut.
I love to make all different crafts with my Cricut. I’m constantly showing off my crafty and creative projects. People are constantly in awe with my projects and they are always asking me ‘how did you make that’.
So I am going introduce you to the Cricut Explore Air 2 and tell you all the amazing things it can do. So then you can scroll through Pinterest and start making all those amazing DIY Crafts, projects, signs, t-shirts, and so much more!
WHAT IS A CRICUT
A Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that helps you to cut and create personalized projects. It uses precise blades and series or rollers to cut out almost anything you can imagine. You can cut vinyl, paper, fabric, foam, wood, faux leather, and so much more!
The Cricut can also act as a printer and will “draw” a design for you. All you have to do is insert a marker in the accessory slot. The Cricut can also help you to achieve a beautiful handwritten look.
In order to use your Cricut, all you need to do is design your project in Design Space. Then you can cut or print your design. You will need to place your material on the cutting mat, load the machine, confirm your settings,and click Go. When it finishes, you unload the mat and peel your projects off of the mat.
What Can I Do With A Cricut Machine?
There are SO many things you can do with a Cricut Machine. It would be impossible to list all the possibilities that you can do with the Cricut Machine. So here are some some popular projects:
- Personalized Signs
- Vinyl lavels for your pantry
- Vinyl quotes for coffee mugs, signs, and so much more!
- Invitations for your special occasion
- Custom cards for any occasion
- Iron-on vinyl for t-shirt or onesies
- Cut out fun shapes and letters for your Party Decorations
- Paper Flowers
- Cut out fun shapes and letters for scrapbooking
- Decal for your car
- Create your own Stencils
- Christmas Ornaments
- Glass etching
- Wall decals
- Window clings
- Leather Earrings
- Leather bracelets
- Personalized gifts
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Is it Easy to use?
Yes, the Cricut is easy to use!
The Cricut Explore 2 comes with Design space. Design space is a program where you can upload an image or create a design.
They also have an APP that is compatible with both, Android and Apply. So if you are on the go and an idea pops up, you can easily go to the APP to start it.
WHICH CRICUT SHOULD YOU BUY
When I bought my Cricut, I bought the Cricut Explore Air 2. At the time, this was the newest and latest model.
You can use the chart below to see the difference between each Machine.
What Is A Cricut Machine and What Does a Cricut Do?
Regardless which machine you go with, you are going to love crafting with a Cricut.
My 3 favorite things to make with the Cricut are: personalized gifts, signs that I hang around the house, and personalized ts-shirts.
If you are looking to use Iron-on Vinyl with your Cricut, you will need to get a Heating Machine to use with the Cricut. Check out my post: Heat Press or a Cricut EasyPress to see which heating machine is best for you.