Cricut Explore Giveaway

I am thrilled to start September off with an amazing giveaway for one of my all time favorite craft tools, Cricut Explore!  My teammates and I can’t wait to give one of these amazing machines to one of you!

Win a Cricut Team #4

You may remember last month my Home State Burlap Canvas project made it to the Top 10 for the first round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge.  The Cricut Design Space Star is a contest to identify the next great talent to and to create and share projects for the Cricut Explore with you.  Make sure you head over and check out the Top 10 finalist for this months challenge and vote (voting end Sept 1st.)

Burlap Home State Canvas_Michaels Raw Bar


This little machine will change your life.  The possibilities are endless, you can literally go from inspiration to completion in just a few clicks!  Here are just a few of the amazing projects created by Team #4, and for other projects and ideas make sure you check out the Cricut Design Space Star Pinterest board.

Team #4 Projects

Gem Phone Case via TomKat Studio, Hit Snooze Back to School T-shirt via Tattertots and Jello, Jumbled Letter Pillow via Obsessed with Scrapbooking, DIY Paper Succulent Wreath via Lia Griffith, Be Awesome T-shirt via Giggles Galore, True North Card via Obsessed with Scrapbooking, DIY Painted Wooden Bracelets via Giggles Galore, DIY Geometric Leather Jewelry via Lia Griffith, Teacher Tote via Tattertots and Jello, Heart of Gold Cups, via TomKat Studio, You’re a Gem Tote Bag via TomKat Studio

Now, are you ready for a chance to win your own Cricut Explore?  I can’t wait to give this baby away to one of you!

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. I’m dying to try cutting metal with the new Cricut!

  2. I”m ready for Halloween!!! I’d start on costumes for sure 🙂

  3. I’d love to create something with leather!

  4. Elane Holloway says

    I would make all sorts of things, cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and lots more, thanks for the chance to win

    later tater,

  5. I’d love to make anything, been coveting one for a while now 🙂

  6. Becky Sandusky says

    With so many choices I am not sure what I will make. I might do something with fabric.

  7. I would love to make an amazing scrap book for my kids.

  8. Emily Morris says

    I would love to make a canvas message board with some of my favorite song lyrics!

  9. brenda moss says

    I would really love to win one for my new daughter in law. She is such a sweet young lady and I think she would love having one. Thank you for the cance.

  10. Jeannie Garcia-Buechele says

    I would really like to cut some cute animals and shapes for a quilt I am making for my niece for Christmas 🙂

  11. If I had the Cricut Explore I would make all kinds of die cuts for scrapbooking, and things for my girls to do projects with.

  12. Rebekka Voegele says

    I would start working on Christmas gifts for friends, family, and my kids school teachers

  13. Andrea Sherman says

    I would love to cut crowns out of the glitter iron on vinyl to make shirts for my daughters.

  14. Elsie Christy says

    I would love to win.

  15. Monica Sahl says

    I would like to make everything I can with the Explore. Thank you for this special offer.

  16. Crystal Lewis says

    I would make Halloween treat bags and decorations!!!

  17. I would love to try all the new and exciting projects!

  18. I would love to start quilting with the cricut!

  19. I would make so much! I’d start with wall art, then Christmas cards and then all the decorations for my son’s 4th bday party!

  20. Michelle mast says

    I can’t wait to use the pen, I love to make cards and invitations and the Explorer would just be so perfect. I see all the amazing things people make and I would love to be able to make them too! 🙂

  21. Carrie Harris says

    I would like to try metal and wood veneer.

  22. Morgan Leese says

    I have been wanting a Cricut for awhile but its just not in the budget with 5 kids! I love crafting but especially scrap-booking!

  23. I would love to have this!!!

  24. I would love to start halloween and christmas decorations on the new cricut machine.

  25. I am really wanting to open a Etsy store and make custom vinyls with my Circut Explore!

  26. I love my expression, but I would love to upgrade!

  27. What would I make? Where do I start?

  28. Angela Rosas says

    I would like to cut vinyl sayings to make reclaimed wood signs!

  29. Juanita Urban says

    I would love to own an explore just to be able to use svg files. I currently own a cricut expression and love it but the explore would give me so much more options.

  30. 2nd birthday party decorations

  31. Deborah Burns says

    Would love to create new stencils for etching glass.

  32. Michelle S. says

    I would like to create 3D and Halloween/Fall projects.

  33. Ohoho Dying to cut some Vinyl and stamping material!

  34. Would love to be able to give my daughter a new Cricut so she can continue to work on etching glass.

  35. I would love to try my hand at fabrics and small detailed cuts

  36. Margilyne W says

    I would love to use it to cut vinyl.

  37. Cards!

  38. Bridgette Reuther says

    Kids play costumes! Crowns look so much cooler when cut beautifully.

  39. I would cut lots and lots of vinyl:)

  40. I’d make the invites, decorations, party favors and thank you notes for my daughter going away to college/ house warming party! I’d also make Christmas cards…those will be the first things I do. I’d do too many things to name or think of in such a short time!!!!!!!1 TRUE STORY !

  41. I have a couple of the older machines but would sure love the new one so that I could cut leather into designs and also would love to be able to cut metal.. Hope I have a chance to try this new machine with a big win.

  42. Wow, that would be great!

  43. I’d love to use it for all my holiday projects.

  44. I would LOVE to win this newest Cricut machine, and to be able to make all sorts of things with it.

  45. I want to start cutting my designs in different media!

  46. OMG!!!! i would as much as i could , would never come out of the craft room with one of these little beauties

  47. What am amazing site you have. Looking forward in learning new creative ideas. Thank you for this Cricut giveaway!

  48. I love your blog!

  49. If I win the new Cricut explore I would use it to make birthday cards for my fellow workers. I enjoy making cards and seeing the smiles on the faces of people not expecting me to give them a card.

  50. Karen Price says

    I make Christmas cards every year and would love a Cricut Explore to make them this year.

  51. This would be amazing to win!!! Cannot afford to upgrade my old machine but it still does the job. This would be amazing!

  52. Jessica Asire says

    I would make educational stuff for my kids

  53. I’d love yo try a project with material

  54. I would first make my holiday cards: Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  55. I would start with creating some awesome appliques for my quilts if I got the new circuit!

  56. I would make so homemade cards for the holidays

  57. Carla Hundley says

    Thanks for the giveaway and I’d
    use it to make up Halloween
    Carla from Utah

  58. Sheila Fouts says

    I would do so much with an explore! I have 4 kids and we love to make crafts!!!

  59. I teach classes for the cricut and I haven’t upgraded myself or my students to the explore… I would love to play and learn and teach!

  60. I’m want to start my christmas cards already! Just need that cricut explorer!! 🙂

  61. Laura Webster says

    Lots and lots of vinyl!!!!

  62. Dee Schimmoller says

    I look forward to looking at your blog

  63. I would love to try cutting leather designs with an Explore. Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. I would LOVE to address my wedding invitations with the Cricut Explore!

  65. I would love a new cricut. I only have the old 6″ model and could so so much more with a newer one!

  66. Would love the new cricut

  67. I have the old Cricut. I cant wait to upgrade! There’s so much you can do!

  68. The Shriners are always making things for fund raising so that we can help with transportation for getting them medical care. What exciting new ideas we could come up with if only we had a piece of equipment like this to use!

  69. I would love to try this for my leather work. Could be a game changer.

  70. I will fill my classroom with all kinds of fun materials and decorations!

  71. Julie Broadway says

    I would make letters, shirts, and Christmas presents with my Cricut:) I would love to win!

  72. I have been wanting to try this out for a while now, the possibilities are endless! Good luck everyone!

  73. Claudia Davis says

    I would use the cricut explore to enhance my scrapbook pages and design greeting cards.

  74. Stefanie Haluk says

    i would make cards, layouts and home decor.

  75. The possibilities would be endless for me!!!

  76. Love the inspiring projects.

  77. I just want to get my hands on some circles and scallops that are NOT wonky!!! I can’t quite afford one yet with our oldest starting college this year, but winning one would solve that little dilemma! 😉

  78. Would love to win…

  79. I would love to make a Christmas 3D project!

  80. It can cut metal???!!! I’d try that!

  81. brenna prestien says

    I would use my new cricut to make a scrapbook of my girls’ first visit to Disney World.

  82. I would love to try to cut vinyl. I have seen several very nice projects that I would really like to try!

  83. I would love to cut many different types of papers, cardstock, vinyl, and duct tape! I would love to have a Cricut Explore machine to help with my scrapbooking and card making and crafts!

  84. I want to try to cut come wood items!!

  85. Yadhira Saladrigas says

    I wanna be able to cut svg files that I have accumulated.

  86. annette zimmerman says

    cards and scrapbooking

  87. I want to cut fabric to create a blanket for my daughter

  88. Looking at all your beautiful vinyl projects, I would love to make something with vinyl.

  89. I soooo want to try it with leather!!

  90. I have 4 cricutsand find them all difficult to use heard this one is easiest.

  91. Linda DeWalt says

    Sure would love this machine to design some beautiful home décor and clothing.

  92. I want a Cricut so bad.

  93. I want to start die cutting my Christmas cards!

  94. I’ve wanted a Cricut forever! The new Explore looks so fun and exciting, I just want to make everything!

  95. It’s time to start making Christmas presents.

  96. I would love this and I could use it to make custom toppers for my cakes and cupcakes!

  97. I’m hardly the creative type, so I need to start small….I think I would start simple with some artwork for our playroom wall, and then let myself evolve from there.

  98. I would love to make inspirational signs and clothing!

  99. So many possibilities

  100. I would love to do cards and party decorations or some with fabric too

  101. This machine is at the top of my wish list, it is the only Cricut missing from my little Cricut family of products. The first thing I would create would be a layout page using intricate cuts. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  102. Margaret Harrell says

    What couldn’t I do with it, is the real question.

  103. I have been dying to upgrade to the Explore! This would be awesome!

  104. Mindy Beverly says

    I would love to make my own designs on the cricut explore to add new dimensions to my fine art paintings. I would use these designs as stencils and layer them into my paintings.

  105. Karen Critcher says

    I would make something using fabric for the reception area of the office.

  106. Would love to win!!

  107. Need to catch up on my scrapbooking

  108. I love making banners and boxes, with the new cricut I would love to try doing cards and more scrapbooking. I would love to try different materials to work with it.

  109. I would definitely make all kinds of Christmas gifts!!

  110. I would cut more intricate designs for my scrapbook that I’m making for my niece’s high school graduation this year! 🙂

  111. Thank you… I would use it for everything!

  112. Would love to win a cricut to help me catch up on scrapbooking and card making 🙂

  113. I have a long list of things I want to make with an Explore, if I ever get one.

  114. I’ve been dying for a cricut to make fun gifts for the kids and their friends and teachers! Plus all the neat things I could make for the blog and my office!

  115. Amanda Marshall says

    I’m dying to try some Halloween costumes!!

  116. I’m intrigued by the new Cricut Explore’s capabilities. I would love to start my own banner business.

  117. April Murphy says

    I would love to make stuff for my nieces and my house!

  118. I just wish to have it

  119. I would love to win one of these! I have been eyeing these lately. Thanks for the chance!

  120. Want to cut more vinyl !

  121. Cindi Banres says

    I would love to learn how to use the Explore. It looks exciting to be able to make anything your heart desires.

  122. Awesome!

  123. Would make a great present for someone I love. 😉

  124. Love your different designs!

  125. I would be so excited to win! I love the Texas sign!

  126. Great giveaway! If I won, I would use it to make appliqués for all,sorts if crafts and quirking, I have a decal project I’d love to test with a cricut machine, I also have a ton if scrap booking and seasonal craft ideas I’d use for myself and with the kids! Oh! And I saw some adorable ideas for a Halloween party and Christmas party!

  127. Thank you for this opportunity!!! Here’s hoping!

  128. Fall garlands for sure – different leaf shapes, with all the details.

  129. Kendra Smith says

    Oh My heart would be soooo elated, I’ve wanted a Cricut Explore ever since they came on the scene!

  130. Susan Clark says

    With all the great choices it is hard to pinpoint one thing. I would like to try and work with the metal.

  131. I would experiment with fabric!

  132. have so many albums to create from vacations and events – I plan on doing these in the Project life stlye – the new explore would be perfect to create embellishments and journal cards in my own handwriting !!!

  133. I would create tons. My other Cricuts are on their last leg so I could really use this.

  134. I would make cute shirts for my little one!

  135. I’d love to try some of the new materials they can handle- like leather!

  136. Christy Thomas says

    I’d love to try this machine! I always want to put letters on things but think my handwriting isn’t good enough. 🙂

  137. Lyndsay Hamilton says

    I love your pages!! So inspirational!! I am a new mom and was saving for a cricut explore to do some crafts for my new baby boy but due to some unforeseen circumstances I can no longer afford one so winning a cricut explore would be just the most amazing thing. I’m currently on mat leave and have so many ideas I would love to create but without the cricut explore I don’t have the right tools to execute these plans! My fingers are crossed as I’d be so grateful to own this machine! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!! Keep on crafting as your inspire us all!! 🙂

  138. I am a party and design LOVER, hence I follow you for inspiration galore! We all know what a cricut would do for girls like us :). My fingers and toes are crossed. This win could do wonders for me!

  139. I would give this to my wife. She likes to make cards, so I am sure she would use The Cricut for card making!

  140. I would love to make the shirt you made…my granddaughter would love it…so much I could do to update my home.

  141. “What would you make with your new Cricut Explore?”
    What wouldn’t I make!!! I would love the opportunity to have one of these.
    Thank you!

  142. Mary Katherine Torrez Watson says

    Just watched the video comparing the two Cricut machines and I am excited to get the new Cricut Explore. I have many many fonts that I bought and would love to be able to cut them out to use for scrapbooking or for making vinyl words to put up on the wall. I can’t wait to get one because it seems to be so versatile and easy to use. There are soooo many projects to be made from making cards to display the earrings I make to cards to send , to cute little bags and notes. I hope I win this machine so I can start creating all these fun projects right away!!!

  143. Gayle Erwin says

    I would love to make custom clothes for my niece!!!

  144. What wouldn’t I make! Fingers crossed!

  145. Everything! But first off would be children’s birthday cards 🙂

  146. Jennifer Kroan says

    The possibilities are endless with the fall holidays and then Christmas!

  147. If I were to win, the first thing I would do is use my Mickey & Friends cartridge in Design Space to create t-shirts for my upcoming Disney trip. After that the possibilities are endless!!!!

  148. Love the cricut explore!

  149. I would love to make something using fabric for our new baby due in January!

  150. I would make the decoration for my son´s 1st birthday

  151. Love Cricut! Been wanting a new one for a while…ever since my old one broke. And would love an upgrade. 🙂

  152. Aliza Biorn says

    I would love to make a family of vinyl sea turtles for my car. Then I would make some of those cute owl out of paper and decorate some wood crafts I have.

  153. Jessie Cook says

    Cards and paper crafts

  154. Ashley Kenney says

    Umm.. everything! Personally I love thet texas burlap canvas sign, I would start with making one for my home state of RI!

  155. I would make up a ton of Christmas gifts for family and friends.

  156. What would I do with the Cricut Explore? Best answer would be Lock myself in my scrap room an not come out till I have made every item I Pinned an said FUTURE PROJECT. It’s ok we are military my husband can feed MREs through a tube under the door. Thank for a chance at a great giveaway.
    TC Dye

  157. Would love to create and make gifts for friends and family.
    Would LOVE to have one!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this,

  158. I’d love to make monogrammed pillows.

  159. Marty Stanelle says

    I would do plenty of home decorating/vinyl projects and scrap pages of my kids and grandkids. If I owned a Cricut Explore it would make my crafting so much ore professional looking! Thanks for the chance to win.

  160. I would love to win so I can make more personalized gifts for others.

  161. I would make some fall home decor projects!

  162. I would make soooo many cute things for my kids!

  163. I really want to try it out and start creating monogrammed decor, wall art and pillows too! Thank you for the chance

  164. Kristi Curtis says

    I would love to own one. But it will take me a year just to save up enough money to replace my computer that die last month. Then maybe I can save for an explorer

  165. I’d love to try out this machine and blog about it. Thanks so much!

  166. What wouldn’t I make?!

  167. I want to create wall art for my grandsons rooms

  168. Man oh man I don’t know where I would start vinyl, leather, metal, embossing, markers, school supplies, Halloween, birthdays! I guess I would have to set the goal to use everyday. Right now I’m really into headphones, cassette taped, 70’s banana seat bikes….I can’t wait the possibilities are endless. Craft on with your bad self!

  169. I would let my imagination run wild with the Cricut Explore and explore all my ideas!

  170. I would let my imagination run wild with the Cricut Explore and explore all my ideas!

  171. carol easterday says

    I would love to make some stenciled signs with the cricut

  172. Everything!!

  173. I have a Cricut Expression. The Explore opens up a world of possibilities. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  174. I would make stuff to craft and sew with…starting with designs for cheer bow gifts!!

  175. I can’t even begin how much I’d love one of these for classroom projects! My first graders would have the coolest stuff!

  176. Greeting cards are a hobby of mine, and I want to make halloween decorations, spiders, bats and other creepy things to place all over the house.

  177. Ashley Outland says

    I would make banners and decorations for birthdays and holidays!

  178. Lindsay Johnson says

    What wouldn’t I make!!tgd possibilities are endless!!

  179. I would love to make party decorations!

  180. Courtney Burden says

    I can’t wait to make Christmas presents!

  181. I would love to make more party decor to add to my etsy shop!

  182. Bianca Andrea says

    monograms to stick on everything!

  183. Caroline L. says

    I have coveted these for so long. I would love to use it to make cards and party decorations for daughter’s upcoming bee-themed birthday party. As you demonstrated with all of your amazing creations, the possibilities are endless!

  184. the question SHOULD be: what wouldn’t I make! 😉 I am dying to get one of these machines as I would love to make some home decor items using vinyl. Some paper crafts with my daughter! Holiday decor items like pillow decals or wall art. I have so many ideas . . . thanks for the chance!

  185. Fingers crossed

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