By now I am sure you know how much I love my Cricut Explore, it is my favorite craft tool and I use it almost daily. I’ve been a loyal fan of Cricut since the very first machine made it’s debut on the HSN, thanks to my mom who made an impulse purchase and bought one while she was home sick from work. And while I’ve always been a fan, the Cricut Explore changed my world. Simply put, this machine is awesome and I think everyone should own one. Which is why I’ve put together my Top 10 Reasons to Own the Cricut Explore and I’m sharing a special Black Friday deal (good through Monday) so make sure you read all the way through!
1. THE CRICUT EXPLORE WILL BE YOUR GO-TO CRAFTING TOOL!
With this amazing tool the possibilities are endless. You can be as creative as you want and design, cut, score and draw. Or you can use the thousands of ideas available in the Cricut Design Space. Whether you are looking to create paper projects, handmade gifts, party decor or home decor this machine can do it all.
2. THE CRICUT EXPLORE IS PRECISE.
I am constantly amazed at the ability of this machine and the ability to make precise cuts on the most intricate designs and even cuts them on such a small scale.
3. THE CRICUT EXPLORE IS SMART
The new Cricut Explore takes the guess work out of creating the perfect project. With the SmartSet Dial the Cricut Explore automatically adjust the blade or pressure so there is no more guessing when it comes to cutting your projects.
4. NO SOFTWARE NEEDED WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE
With the Design Space I can use any computer, or iPad anywhere and this is probably my favorite feature! I love that the Design Space is online and with with wireless bluetooth adapter on the Explore I can take my machine anywhere and create and cut projects. And everything I create or purchase is stored in the Design Space cloud, it’s all in one spot which makes my life much easier.
5. NO MORE CARTRIDGES WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE
You can take your storage space back. Why? No more cartridges with the Cricut Explore. Don’t worry if you already own a warehouse full of cartridges you can easily download and link them to your Design Space account and you’ll be able to access and use them whenever and where ever you want. So much easier, and just imagine what you can fill all that space with now that you don’t have to store cartridges any more!
5. YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR OWN IMAGES WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE
Your creativity can soar with the ability to design and upload your own images with the Cricut Explore. I’ve uploaded my own images, like my deer silhouette, that I’ve been using to create lots of holiday projects. You can easily upload SVG, PNG, JPG files and transform them into a cuttable image for FREE. But, you aren’t just limited to your own images, the Cricut Design Space offers more than 25,000 imagesfor only $9.99 per month.
6. CREATE MAKE IT NOW PROJECTS WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE
Not feeling super creative? No worries, the Make It Now feature gives you tons of ideas and step by step details on how to not only assemble the project, but it details everything you will need to complete it. All you need to do is gather your supplies and hit go!
7. USE YOUR OWN FONTS WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE
If you are a font junkie like me you will love the new Cricut Explore. You can cut any font you have downloaded on your computer or use the extensive library in the Design Space. I made menus for our Thanksgiving dinner using some of my favorite fonts, and can you believe that the Cricut Explore did everything including the writing, scoring and cutting?!
8. THE CRICUT EXPLORE CUTS MORE MATERIALS THAN SILHOUETTE
Fabric, Paper, Leather, Wood and 50 other materials can be cut with the Cricut Explore. The German carbide blade is made to last and easily cuts through almost any material you can imagine. I’ve cut lots of glittered cardstock, canvas, fabric and vinyl and it’s still as precise and smooth as the day I pulled it out of the box.
9. THE CRICUT EXPLORE IS BUILT TO LAST
The Cricut team really put a lot of thought and detail into this new machine and the Cricut Explore is built to last. Every detail from the fact that it’s incredibly quite, it comes with built in storage for your most used tools to it’s sleek and slim new design this machine is finely engineered and is certain to be your favorite craft tool for a long time!
10. THE CRICUT EXPLORE HAS A NEW APP
Yep, there is an App for that! In January Cricut is launching the all new FREE app that will give you the ability to use your iPad from any location using the new Cricut Explore app. The freedom this feature offers is amazing, for more details got HERE.
Have I convinced you yet? If you are still debating on whether or not you need to own the Cricut Explore I’ve got some pretty awesome news just for you! Cricut has some AMAZING Black Friday deals, especially for our readers. Beginning at 12 am EST on Friday, November 28th the Cricut Explore will be on sale for $229. To Sweeten the deal, you can get an additional $10 off with the code EXPLOREBFBLOG, $5 off a purchase of $50 or more with the code CRICUTBF5, and free shipping until the end of November with the code FREESHIPNOV. That would make this awesome Deluxe Starter Set only $214.99 with free shipping! This is a deal that you can’t beat, and just think you don’t have to hassle with the crazy Black Friday crowds. You can also take advantage of the other bundle deals, which will all be $30 off. Prices are good until Monday.