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Cricut Maker Review

Cricut Maker Review 

Is the Cricut Maker worth the upgrade? what if I'm a beginner? What if I don't sew or cut wood?

I get a-lot of questions when it comes to the Maker and since I have owned my Maker for over two years I thought It would be a good time to tell you my thoughts on it.

When Cricut first announced the Maker I was so excited and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Fabric? Wood? say what! Two things I absolutely love to play with I just knew this machine was going to fulfill all my hopes and dreams. 

The Design is stunning I love how sleek and smooth it looks. You can tell a lot of thought went into every detail from a spot to hold you phone/Ipad to a USB. The storage got bigger and the pen holder/storage got better. 

The Maker Currently has 3 Adaptive Tools outside of the Standard blade and 4 different Mats available.

The Maker is so easy to use and setup it really is a plug and play machine it comes with all the supplies to make a simple project. All you have to do is unbox your machine plug it in the outlet and USB on your laptop or desktop go to Cricut Design Space online. From there you will choose new machine setup an it will walk you step by step on screen :)

 Let's just say the Maker never disappoints, The amount of materials it can cut is unreal and it cuts everything like butter You can see a list of materials here .
I upgraded from the Cricut Explore Air 2, I immediately noticed that it cut Glitter iron on way better then before same with glitter card-stock. No more struggling with leather or felt the Rotary blade cuts both like a dream. 

The Maker has 10X more  force than the explore family and oh boy can you tell. I have cut everything from paper thin to hard thick plastic/wood the knife blade does take more time for thicker materials but its defiantly worth the time. I clean or organize my craft room or work on other projects while I wait. Now don't think everything you cut that is thick will take a long time it depends on how much and how intricate for example it only took me 4 minutes to cut out a pair of earrings from 2mm plastic/wood.

The scoring wheel is so perfect when it comes to score lines It will make your life a breeze when it comes time for all that folding. I haven't played with this one as much as the rotary blade or the knife blade but I do love it and I'm Thankful I have it readily available for when I need some score lines.

If you follow me on youtube you know my #1 thing I use my maker for is Vinyl, from iron on to vinyl I have cut a ton of it and I never have an issue wheather its everyday iron on or foil, glitter ect the maker cuts it like butter and helps it weed like no other from the most intricate smallest cuts the Maker can do it.

One of the first projects I made was the Dust Cover for the maker  I got all my pieces cut out and sewn together in no time at all. The rotary blade cut the fabric so quick you can't get more perfect cuts. I love the fact that I don't have to cut out a pattern and pin it down carefully cut around it and fuss to fold back up the pattern. you just save so much time. Here is a list of  some of the Tutorials I have done with the Rotary blade 

If you have ever tried to cut faux suede or faux leather with your explore machine you know what a chore that can be as it wasn't designed to cut out thick leather but here we are forcing it to do so lol. If you want one good reason to upgrade to the Maker? The rotary blade + Faux Leather  = Butter. If you make those famous leather earrings the Maker will be your best friend there is no struggle no waisted product just easy peasy.

Now lets talk about the knife blade this is where the 10x force really kicks in gear you can cut up to 3/32" Thick Balsa to basswood, heavy chipboard  I even cut Bubbalux Craft Board using Heavy chipboard settings I will have a video on this soon. I made the Balsa Airplane  from Cricut projects it was so easy and fun to make. You can find more wood projects over on my channel. Cricut now sales Basswood 11" x 11" and Basswood 12" X 6"' I recommend stocking up during they're sales. 

Here is the Link to see the Cricut Maker + Knife blade cutting Basswood to create this awesome  Dinosaur. 

So far I haven't had any issues with my Maker and I'm so glad I made the upgrade I cant wait to see what other tools they create. Whats awesome about the Maker is its so easy to use so yes if your a beginner new to die cutting you got this I promise.  It's made for everyone, girl or boy paper crafter, sewist, or wood working its worth the investment and or upgrade.

I have tried other machines and hands down 99.99% nothing in my book compares to the Cricut Maker or Cricut Design Space the only thing I wish the Maker had is the ability to scan my stamped images or pattern cardstock and cut them out. 

I love the fact that there is so many projects to choose from in Criuct Design Space. You can never say the word BORED with Cricut there is always something new and so many designs to choose from if your not already I highly recommend paying for the Access Membership They now have over 75,000 Images that is insane! 

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment down below :) Thank you for reading my blog and I hope this has gave you inspiration on your next project. Don't be scared to try new adventures!

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