If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re a creative type and if you are long time followers of mine you know I love to craft as well. If only I had the time I like to devote to those crafts. I like to craft, explore my creativity, and share my creations with others but sadly if I can’t seem to find the time. Are you like that too? I have always wanted to own a Cricut but just don’t have the time to sit down and learn how to work it. Plus I don’t want it to be another thing that just collects dust. And it’s for people like you that Cricut created their line of personal electronic cutting machines and tons of free projects as well.
A little known fact about Cricut is that they’ve actually been in business for over 50 years, and their primary purpose has been to develop tools that inspire creativity in people. I LOVE that about this company.
Today, millions of people use Cricut’s award-winning products to create beautiful, inventive, and personal projects. One of my friends has one and you should see the things she has created with hers. I am so jealous of her creativity.
So, what is Cricut? Cricut is actually a family of electronic cutting machines that make it possible for you to easily create amazing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Well, not totally DIY because Cricut’s incredible machine’s do a LOT of the heavy lifting. All I can say is that anything that does heavy lifting from me I am all in. Yes I am a weakling and have more flab than muscle. Yea I went there.
Cricut offers two types of machines you to chose from:
- the Cricut Explore One™ – allows you to cut
- the Cricut Explore Air™ – allows you to cut and write wirelessly
To give you loads of creative freedom and versatility, Cricut developed the Cricut Design Space™, a cloud-based software that works seamlessly with the Cricut Explore® family of machines. That I totally love. But I am a little weary of it because of it being cloud-based. Don’t want people seeing my stuff in the cloud. I can just see it now blasted all over the cloud like I was Jennifer Lawrence or something. Where is my Peeta?
Design Space gives you access to all of your images and projects from any compatible computer or iPad, so you can design just about anything, anytime, and anywhere. I love that I can use my iPad with it because I carry that with me most of the time. And when I can’t sleep at night it is a lot easier to use than my computer.
Once you’ve uploaded your design (or pre-designed image) to your Cricut Explore cutting machine, you can sit back and watch it magically bring your design to life. Well not really magic, but wouldn’t that be nice.
There are so many interesting things you can make and do with Cricut just check out their website. Look for more posts about how to be creative soon. Hopefully one of those posts will be that I finally broke down and bought a Cricut.
Until then … happy crafting!
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