Last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 08:03 am
The Cricut Maker is the newest from Cricut Cutting Machines. More Tools, More Materials, and More Possibilities! A review of the new Cricut Maker. This post is sponsored and written on behalf of Cricut. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. #cricutmaker #cricutmade #cricut #ad
Have you heard all of the buzz about the new Cricut Maker? This is the newest cutting machine from Cricut and it is AMAZING!!
Recently, I was invited to the release of the Cricut Maker and it was such an incredible experience. I was able to meet Ashish, the CEO of Cricut and, of course, play with the New Cricut Maker!
Now, it is my pleasure, to introduce the Cricut Maker to you and tell you why this machine is so amazing and cutting edge! (And yes, that pun was on purpose!)
A Review of the NEW Cricut Maker
Let me introduce you to the Cricut Maker, the ultimate smart cutting machine! The Cricut Maker has an expandable suite of tools including the advanced Rotary and Knife blades making it possible to design and create nearly any DIY project. This smart cutting machine can cut 100s of different materials from light and delicate fabric without an interfacing backing, paper, matboard, leather and even wood. The Cricut Maker is the perfect machine for a proffesional designer to a hobby crafter. You will be amazed at the quality of what you can create!
New Design Features
The Cricut Maker has some very smart features in the design of this machine! The creators definitely had the user in mind.
The built in tool cup on the side of the machine is divided into two sections with one side being deeper than the other. So you won’t loose those pen caps or shorter tools when placed in the cup. Also, the bottom of the cups are so soft and squishy so you won’t damage the points of your Cricut Tools when you drop them in the cup! That is so smart!
Of course, you can still use Cricut Design Space from a computer and connect through Bluetooth to cut, or you cut directly from your device using the Cricut Design Space App. But, did you notice the groove on the top of the machine? That groove is to hold your device or phone so you can always keep it in reach and know exactly where it is.
The machine also has a USB port so you can charge your device! So a dead device or phone won’t be able to stop your creativity!
You may have noticed that the Cricut Maker does not have the Smart Dial like the Cricut Explore Models. The material selection is all done inside Cricut Design Space there is less room for error in the cutting process.
Expandable Suite of Tools
The Cricut Maker has the ability for different blades, pens, embossing tools, and the possibilities are endless for future tools that can be created to be used in the machine! That means you really can make whatever you dream up!
Rotary Blade Kit
The Rotary Blade is designed for soft flexible fabrics such as silk, denim, cotton, burlap, and canvas. Use with the Blue Washable Fabric Pen and the machine will cut and mark your patterns, making sure each piece is cut and marked perfectly to make your sewing project stress free.
Some of the popular materials that the Cricut Explore can cut are:
- Paper – Standard, Cardstock, Vellum, Poster Board
- Vinyl – Standard, Premium, Dry Erase, Chalkboard
- Iron-On – Heat-Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Craft Materials – Washi Tape, Craft Foam, Glitter Paper
- Upcycled Materials – Chipboard, Cereal Boxes, Aluminum Cans
- Fabric – Felt, Denim, Polyester, Burlap, Canvas
- Plastic – Stencil, Window Acetate, Silicone
- Thick Materials – Leather, Balsa Wood, Magnet Materials
For a more detailed list of materials visit the Cricut Help Center.
Types of Projects
No longer are you limited to only paper crafts when using a cutting machine. There are so many different types of materials that you can cut with the Cricut Maker, the possibilities are endless!
- Home Decor
- Sewing Patterns
- Kids Crafts
- Party Supplies and Decoration
- Handmade Cards
- Jewelry Making
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Cricut Design Space
Along with the Cricut Maker comes a program that allows you to quickly design all of your projects. You can use the Cricut Design Space on their website, but I highly recommend downloading the Cricut Design Space App so you can design anytime or anywhere.
50 Free Projects
Included with the Cricut Maker are 50 Free Projects!
I have been a fan of the Cricut machine since the introduction of the Cricut Explore. Cricut has a way of making their machines and programs simple to use and are constantly improving and finding better ways.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE CRICUT MAKER and am really excited about all of the possibilities of what this machine can do.
The Rotary Blade is the feature I am most excited about. I know how to sew but the prep work that goes into sewing takes FOREVER and so I rarely take on sewing projects. Now, the Cricut Maker with the Rotary Blade and Washable Pen will do all of the prep work for me so I can enjoy the sewing!
I highly recommend the Cricut Maker for creators at any level. It is perfect for beginners, experts and everywhere in between!
While the Cricut Maker is my new favorite machine, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is still a great machine and is still a great cutting machine for crafters, it just doesn’t have all of the capabilities. If you are trying to see what machine is best for you, I have created this infographic so you could quickly see the differences between the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore Air 2. You can also read my Review of the Cricut Explore Air 2.
What feature of the Cricut Maker are you the most excited about?
And let’s be friends on Pinterest so you can see all the DIY projects I’m pinning!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.