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The Cricut and the Inept Crafter, Part 1

The Cricut and the Inept Crafter, Part 1


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If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that I’m a bit craft inept. I have great ideas but usually my hands just won’t participate. Sometime last year, I saw a few projects made with the Since then I have been obsessed. I HAD to have one.

Fast forward to November when my brand new Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine arrived. Even though I’d been super excited for it to arrive, I was feeling a little bit out of my element. Thankfully, I went away for a weekend with my girlfriends. One of my girlfriends has a Cricut and uses it all the time. She said “Bring your Cricut! I’ll teach you!”

Off we went to the Canadian Rockies. 14 girls and 2 Cricuts meant that everyone wanted to make something. I was amazed at how easy it was to make fun projects. One lady made gifts for her future bridesmaids. I made a gift for our former nanny and my stepdaughter. A few people made glasses and mugs for themselves with their favorite sayings.

In short, it was exactly what I hoped it would be. A fun and easy way to make things that look super professional but can be made by anyone. Even someone as craft inept as ME.

Oh! And I even figured out that I can customize my favorite Tupperware items. I made up this gift basket for a silent auction. What do you think? I thought Berry Sweet was the perfect saying to add to a FridgeSmart.

Stay tuned over the next month or so as I continue to learn all there is to know about the Cricut and make more fun projects. So far I’ve only used vinyl in my Cricut. Just yesterday, though, I bought a T-shirt so I can try my hand at making a custom iron on. I see a “Future Professional YouTuber” T-shirt in Evan’s future!

So tell me, what would YOU make if you had a Cricut? What would you like to see me tackle next? If you have a Cricut, what is your favorite project you’ve ever made? (See all the Free Projects in Cricut Design Space)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.