Come EXPLORE with the Cricut Electronic Cutting Machines Come EXPLORE with the Cricut Electronic Cutting Machines

Come EXPLORE with the Cricut Electronic Cutting Machines

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Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home décor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine.

There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site:

  1. Cricut Explore One
  2. Cricut Explore Air

Cricut Explore One MachineCricut Explore One

Cricut Explore One is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One:

Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example:

  • Paper
  • Vinyl
  • Iron-on
  • Craft materials
  • Upcycled materials
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Thick materials

Precision – Features Cut Smart technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall.

Smart Set Dial – Each machine features a Smart Set dial, which sets your settings (e.g. speed, pressure, etc.) for you so you don’t have to keep track of them. You just select the material that you’re using on the Smart Set dial and the machine’s Cut Smart technology will deliver a clean, professional cut.

Images and Fonts – You can upload your own images and fonts for free on all three Cricut cutting machines.

Cartridges – Both machines work with any Cricut cartridge and have the capability to hold all of your cartridges “virtually” in the cloud within your Cricut Design Space online software. So once you’ve loaded a cartridge, you’ll have it everywhere you go.

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Cricut’s Design Space and iPad app – All Cricut Explore machines work hand-in-hand with Cricut’s Design Space (for PC, Mac, iPad, and iPhone) that you get access to for free.

Cricut Explore Air MachineCricut Explore Air

The Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It offers all the impressive features mentioned for the Explore One, but two key things set it apart:

  1. 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!
  2. It has built-in Bluetooth capability. You just use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. 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.

Do you own a Cricut… tell us about it and what you like to create! 

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5 Comment

  1. Avatar
    Linda Johnson
    July 2, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Will it cut leather?

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    July 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Yes, both machines will cut materials from vinyl to leather

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    Jeani b
    July 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    i did not realize how versatile these are! cutting through plastic and upcycled materials!?! that’s a crafter’s dream!

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    Jane Ritz
    July 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I want one of these so bad I can taste it. I have an older model. This is awesome. The things I could make!!

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    nicole dziedzic
    July 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I have a silhouette portrait and i use it a lot, comes in handy for creating so much! I really want a Cricut Explore Air since it came out. These machines are great for taking your imagination and making it come to life.

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