I love being able to do so many kinds of projects with Cricut, and to be able to use my Cricut and cunning talents to help my less astute friends with their projects. The font I chose was certainly intricate, with many swirls and flourishes, but the Cricut was able to cut the labels to perfection. However, if you have a Cricut Maker, you can “engrave” (as opposed to stamping) with the engraving tip. Cricut Design Space is the software that allows you to organize, create, and ultimately trim your projects.
As someone who feels guilty every time they buy single-use plastic, it bothers me that there is so much waste involved in the Cricut process. There are also Cricut mats (used to cut materials) that will wear out and need to be replaced eventually. If you want to learn more complex things, such as how to design sewing patterns to cut fabrics on the Cricut, it will take longer to learn them, but anyone can learn the basics quickly and easily. The next step forward is Cricut Maker, which can handle more than 300 materials and has 12 functions, making it ideal for more professional applications.
The Design Space program that you use to make Cricut projects is quite intuitive and easy to use, but there is a small learning curve. The only Cricut machine that was and is capable of actually recording is the Cricut Cuttlebug (discontinued). Cricut also launched blank mugs that match the new press, and are the perfect gift for any occasion. Things like opening a page and signing in to Cricut Design Space, where you organize what you need to cut.
It doesn't make sense to get the Cricut Maker if you don't have an extra budget to cut the other materials. Now, I'm here to share with you the many things that occurred to me while I borrowed this Cricut machine in case you're sitting around wondering if it's worth investing in buying a Cricut. If you work with fabrics and need to cut tons of fabric in different sizes, Cricut will be your best and most reliable cutting assistant.