Whether you’re a teacher, homeschooling mom, or just an avid crafter, the Cricut machine is a tool that you will use over and over again. I use mine for papercrafting. Here’s my review of the Cricut Expression compared to the Original Cricut machine.
Now that you have your Cricut, you’ll want to know about all of the great accessories that are available to use with it. While the bare minimums that you need are a cartridge, spatula, cutting mat, and paper, you will see that some of the optional accessories will definitely assist your creativity. Here’s a rundown of all the great ‘stuff’ that will make your Cricut machine even better!
Want to make a fun card for Dad’s special day? This unique Dad card is sure to let him know how much you care. It could be used as a Father’s Day card or a Birthday card for Dad.
This diaper pin baby card is one of the many fun cards I’ve made using the Wild Card cartridge for Cricut. I love this card and its cute matching envelope. See how I made this adorable baby gift card.
With the Cuttlebug machine, you to use their plastic and metal dies to cut and emboss paper. You can also use the dies of several other popular cutting machines. I wanted to be able to emboss paper and cutouts for my handmade cards and other craft projects. I couldn’t wait to start embossing!
This is a graduation card for my 5-year old nephew who is graduating from pre-school. Obviously this card can be used for any type of graduation ceremony, and for graduates of any age.
I plan to use these flower cards mostly as birthday cards, but they would also be lovely as Welcome Spring cards, Happy Mother’s Day cards, Friendship cards, or as Just Because cards for practically any occasion!
This card was for a colleague who is leaving for a new job. I have now been recruited to make a card for every event in my office! For this one, I used my Cricut machine and a Sharpie marker, in addition to colored papers.
See how I made this ice cream cone birthday card — with sprinkles! I used bright colored card stock, striped paper and my cricut machine. Matching envelope too.
This elegant wedding card was created to match the wedding colors: red and black, and the theme: bling. It was a cinch to make and can easily be adapted for any occasion. Simply exchange the stickers or colors to match your event. See how I made this wedding card.
The Cricut is really a personal die-cut machine. In typical scrapbooking-addict fashion, I quickly collected several more cartridges… and quickly learned that not all cartridges are the same. I also purchased 2 of the Cricut’s newest additions: Design Studio and Jukebox.
The Cricut die cut machine looks like one of the coolest gadgets around. Anyone who is into crafts like cardmaking, scrapbooking and such would probably enjoy one of these. Oh, and teachers would probably find a lot of great uses for it, too. Now you can find the Cricket cutting cutting machine pretty cheap!