Meet my Cricut Explore Air 2

Today I would like to take a moment to introduce you to my Cricut Explore Air 2.

Audience, meet Cricut.
Cricut, meet Audience.

Through with the formalities, we can get on to talking about what this machine can do.

If you have ever done the most basic of crafting or even just wandered the aisles of a craft store, you are probably aware of Cricut products, specifically their machines. There are so many Cricut products to choose from that it might seem daunting at first. I’m here to calm your fears and take you on a three part Cricut Explore Air 2 journey. From purchase to project, we can get through this together.

If you are considering a Cricut, just do it. There are so many projects that you can use this for that you will soon wonder what took you so long to commit. I suggest just getting the actual machine and one roll of vinyl to start. Don’t try to stock your supply shelf before you take some time to figure out what you want to make. The Cricut machine comes with some basics included so you will have a way to try the machine without spending any additional money.

Here is a shot of everything that comes in the box.

You see the machine, a power cord, a USB connector, a medium adhesive mat, samples of vinyl, card stock, and iron on transfer paper, and a pen.

I suggest starting here and making a simple image out of the card stock. Try a gift tag or other basic item and get a feel for the machine. If you want to move on to the vinyl test piece, I recommend using a very simple shape. There are tools that make working with vinyl much easier (a weeding tool and transfer tape) and if you go too complex without those tools, you might find it challenging.

The Cricut allows you to cut a variety of materials. From vinyl to card stock to leather to wood veneer, there isn’t much that it can’t do. Selecting the correct setting is as simple as turning a dial. Cricut products will tell you where to set the dial as well.

This is what the inside of a Cricut machine looks like. The cutting device is already installed and is that little silver circle in the front right clamp. You can literally plug it in and start cutting right away.

You can see the hole on left clamp where you can insert a pen so you can use the drawing function of the Cricut. I’m super stoked to use the pen to draw Valentine’s Day cards for the kids!

Stay tuned for a couple more posts were I discuss just how simple yet useful Cricut projects can be! While you are waiting you can learn more about the Cricut machines here: Cricut

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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