Paige Joanna

Getting Started With The Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine!

Some of you may have seen a few weeks ago on my Instagram I received the Cricut Explore Air 2 and couldn’t contain my excitement. The machine is a crafters dream because it can make so many amazing things. As a complete beginner to cutting machines I did feel a bit intimidated at first but it soon came to me after a little practise. I wanted to share my beginners tips for getting started with the Cricut Explore Air 2.

Overview of the machine

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is a crafters dream machine to own. All you need is your imagination to start creating wonderful handmade things. Not only is the machine great for creating personalised gifts but you can also decorate furniture, walls and pretty much do anything you can think of. As I can never fully explain everything about the Cricut below is a summary from their website.

The Design Space

As you will see in my video embedded below the Design space is pretty easy to use it just requires practise. Built in are several functions and templates to choose from. If you want to use a bespoke design you can also upload that onto design space.

Personalised gifts

Above are a couple of really easy personalised gifts I made after I got the hang of the machine. Using adhesive vinyl I created slogan stickers to make these little gifts. The memory box and scrap book are for my sisters new baby. Watch the video below to see more.