Miscellaneous

Cricut Explore Air 2

It’s been so long since I last posted!

Today I just felt the urge of having to share my review of a craft machine that I’ve been using for the last year and a half. It’s seriously every crafter’s dream machine.

Crafting is a hobby of mines. It’s something that I like to do on my spare time that takes time but SPARKS JOY. 😉 I absolutely love my Cricut and feel so happy to have it in my life.

Cricut Explore Air 2.jpg

I got my machine from Michaels for USD $220. They have a wide range of colors but I purchase the color in Coral which appears to be a Michaels Exclusive. I absolutely the color! Most of the time, I use my machine to cut vinyl. My Cricut is for personal use but there are a lot of people who turn their Cricut into a feasible business on Etsy. 😊

Cricut uses an app called Design Space where you prepare your files to cut on the machine. The app is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of how the app works and understand the different terminologies.

Some Tips for Cricut Beginners (based on my own experience)

  • Refer to a lot of Youtube videos and blogs for Cricut 101.
  • Nice downloadable fonts can be found on DaFont
  • Join Cricut Groups on Facebook. The community is extremely helpful when you need advice or a little inspiration on a project.
  • Remember to reverse your image in Design Space before cutting when you work with Iron On Vinyl (HTV)
  • Don’t forget to weld your letters together to great one large word file before cutting with the Cricut.
  • Just have fun with it and be creative!

I never posted about the projects I’ve created in the past but below are just a few.

Cotton Ball & Q-Tip Holder

Cotton Ball and Q-Tip

The containers were purchased from Dollar Store.

Hubby and Wifey Towel

Wifey and Hubby Towel.jpg

The microfiber towels were purchased from Amazon.

Bride Flip Flops

Bride Sandals.jpg

The flip flops were purchased from Charlotte Russe.

Bridal Party Tank Tops

Bridal Party Tank Tops.jpg

The tanks tops were purchased from H&M. I used gold glitter iron on vinyl for the letters.

Wedding Mirror Decor

Wedding Mirror Welcome Sign.png📷 Credit: Billings Photography

I used regular white vinyl that was purchased from Amazon.

Minnie Birthday Outfit

Harper Minnie Shirt.jpg

My niece was turning one so I designed a shirt for her. The toddler set that I used as a base was purchased from Carters. The iron on vinyl is from Cricut and Siser.

Matching Couples Boba Pokemon Shirt (Munchlax and Igglybuff)

Munchlax and Igglybuff Shirt

For my boyfriend’s love of boba and Pokemon Go, I made us matching shirts. We wore it this past community day for the Swinub event. I purchased the long sleeve shirts from Michaels. The iron on vinyl was purchased from Cricut.com. I used the Everyday Iron On Vinyl.

The project possibilities are endless! ☺️

Feel free to use the projects I’ve done as inspiration for your projects! Happy crafting!

If you have a Cricut, what is your favorite type of project to make? If you don’t have a Cricut, what is something you would like to make if you had a Cricut?

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

❤️ Connie

 

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