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I believe in covering every surface of my home with decoration that evoke a sense happiness and pride. One way I accomplish this is by adding personalized touches to my home décor. Like the pillow below for example. The feather was cut on iron-on using my Cricut Explore. I chose to use a feather because it reminded me of the feathers I collected at my grandmother’s house when I was a child.
Over the years, I have even use my Cricut machines to add personalized touches to gifts. Like the framed picture I did for my cousin’s baby shower. The cool thing about the Explore is its ability to cut through a variety of materials. Such as, paper, vinyl, iron-on, fabric, plastic, leather, and chipboard. Plus the precision on the Explore is amazing and allows me to make cuts from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall. When I first got my Explore, I spent hours seeing how small of an image I could cut.
There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site: the Cricut Explore One™ and Cricut Explore Air™. The Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. The Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. On the other hand, the Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It has a dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step. If you do a lot of paper crafting, this is the machine for you! Also, it has built-in Bluetooth® capability so you can design on your iPad using the free Cricut app or home computer using Cricut’s Design Space. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life. Now that you know a lot more about how Cricut Explore® machines work, I’ll focus next week’s post on how you can design here, there and everywhere with Cricut Design Space. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is.
What would you make if you had a Cricut machine? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.