There’s something really amazing that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to share with you. I’ve been selected to be a Cricut Ambassador! This is so exciting to me, because I truly love crafting. While some people might get stressed, I actually find it therapeutic! I love being creative and designing new projects. My favorite gifts to give are always handmade. I think it adds an extra personal touch. Way back before I had children, I was an avid scrapbooker. I scrapped one of our wedding albums, and honestly, I love it more than our professional one!
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A lot has changed in the crafting world since my scrapbooking days. Like everything else, things just continue to get bigger and better! Which is why I was THRILLED to hear I would be receiving a Cricut Explore Air 2!!
What is the Cricut Explore Air 2?
Putting it simple, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is a cutting machine. It can cut 100’s of materials from cardstock, vinyl, leather, and more! Essentially, you’re designing an image on your computer (using their Design Space), and then sending that design to the machine. Basically, the Cricut then does its magic and does the hard part for you — which is cut out your design!
Is the Cricut Explore Air 2 Easy to Use?
I’m going to be honest. When I received that big box in the mail and opened it up, I was initially intimidated. It’s always scary trying something new. I actually put it away in my closet for a few days and then decided it was time to dive in, and you know what? It wasn’t NEARLY as difficult as I expected it to be! Setting up the machine took less than 5 minutes.
Not only is setup a breeze, but using the Cricut Design Space enables you to either design your own image, text, etc…OR, you can choose from one of their already designed projects! This is a great way to get the hang of using your new machine! All of the supplies needed are listed, and you simply follow the instructions! Easy Peasy!
What’s Included in the Cricut Explore Air 2 Box?
Aside from the machine itself, you will find the following in your box:
- Fine-point blade + housing (pre-installed)
- Fine-point pen
- LightGrip mat
- Welcome Book
- Power Adapter
- USB cable
- Cricut Access Trial Membership
- 50 ready-to-make projects
- Materials for your first project
I am so excited for the upcoming projects I have in mind using my new crafting machine! Make sure you’re following me on my social media channels for hands-on crafting!