My exciting return to blogging has begun. While I’m a bit rusty at the moment, I can’t help but get excited about my future crafts and projects. Much of my excitement is because of one impressive machine that makes crafting easy for anyone. You are probably thinking (if you are a craft lover like me) “well yeah, crafts are exciting, but what’s so special about this machine you speak of?”.
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Seriously, What Is It?
It’s called the Cricut. If you are an avid crafter you may have seen or heard about this spectacular machine that does a ton of cool things. This post is a testimony of my experience with it.
Truthfully I had this thing in a box for like 4 months. I was beginning to wonder when in the world I was going to have time to learn how to use it. I wasn’t exactly sure what it would be like. Would it be extremely difficult or complicated? Turns out it’s a breeze.
I finally set this thing up and it’s really simple to get the hang of. At first I was worried it was going to be overly technical, but I went through the tutorial and was impressed by the ease of it all.
Now, you are probably sitting here like okay whatever just tell me what’s so great about it. Or better yet, what do I need it for?
Imagine being able to sit down, think up an idea for a fabric, vinyl, paper, ect project…and then making it a reality with a few clicks. Seems a little weird to most crafters because they are all about hands on activity. Trust me on this, the Cricut makes things easy and leaves you with the fun parts.
How It Works.
The Cricut design space allows you, the crafter, to upload designs or choose from virtually thousands of ideas. This could be fonts, images, shapes, or anything that you can come up with.
You simply switch your Cricut machine to its proper setting (while connected to your laptop/device), load in your materials and click create.
The machine then cuts out the design that you have chosen and you are ready to do with it as you please. In my particular case I did a simple vinyl project using a Mason jar. The Cricut did all of the work cutting out my fonts and shapes.What I was left with is the fun part. Simply adhering the vinyl to my jar and decorating it. Easy peasy.
Well Worth The Price.
You can find Cricut in virtually any craft store although I ordered mine from Amazon. I notice a lot of people worry about the price so I want to ease your mind about whether or not its worth it or not.
This machine is absolutely powerful. It’s like a printer on steroids. It can cut your designs to perfection in a short amount of time. In the end it leaves you with flawless projects that truly pop.
I’d say it is well worth the price in the long run. It took me mere seconds to set it up with my laptop and within 5 minutes I was loading in my special material mat (which it came with) and cutting vinyl in no time. Not only cutting it, but cutting it exactly how I wanted it.
Tons of Customization.
There are so many options and settings when it comes to this thing. You can buy any type of material from vinyl to poster board.
Cricut can help you bring your creations to life in just a few simple clicks. Spend less time trying to free hand or cut using stencils.
Like I said this is one machine that makes crafting easy for anyone. Leave it to Cricut to get the job done. I’m certain you will be pleased with the results.
Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea.
Okay so I know I boasted about how cool the Cricut is and I totally get if you’re not sold on the idea. There are a ton of other options out there for cutting materials and doing projects.
Kudos to those of you who have magical hands that don’t make disappointing mistakes or slip and ruin the entire pattern you were cutting out. Seriously I commend you. For the rest of us there is Cricut.
Whatever your ideas for projects you have I hope it turns out well. I wish you all much luck in your crafting endeavors.
Stay tuned for more posts by yours truly and feel free to leave a comment about your experience with Cricut or something similar. Do you think Cricut is the one machine that makes crafting easy for anyone? Or do you have something else in mind. Let me know!
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