This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey guys! I have a very special post planned for you today. I was finally able to take the time to sit down and answer three of the top questions that I get asked when it comes to the Cricut Maker.
I know that a lot of you have so many questions when it comes to deciding which Cricut machine to purchase and I hope that by starting with the top three questions that I get asked I can help clear up any confusion.
Diving into the world Cricut is super exciting but it can also be a little overwhelming. You may be intimidated at first by the different machines, all the tools and materials but I promise you that you will not regret your decision to become a Cricut crafter.
So let’s dive right into the top three questions!
1. Will it be easy for me to learn the software to make projects?
This is the number one question that I get. It comes in all forms. “How hard is the software?”, “I am not computer smart at all, can I do this?”, “Will I be so frustrated with Design Space that I just give up?”.
Well, let me start by saying. I am a firm believer that you can learn anything if you are open, patient, and willing to learn. It all goes back to that old saying that practice makes perfect — but I also think that patience makes perfect.
Now, that being said — Design Space is very user friendly and not only that there is TONS of online help to coach you through it if you get stuck.
In the coming weeks, I will be working on a full YouTube walkthrough tutorial about Design Space so stay tuned for that but in the meantime, let me just start by saying that if the thought of not being able to work Design Space is what is holding you back from getting a Cricut Maker, please don’t let that stop you.
The Cricut community is full of people of all skill levels that are willing and ready to lend a hand if you ever get stuck.
I am not going to go too in-depth with a tutorial in the post because I don’t want this post to be too long, but all the tools and help will be available to you if you ever need them — and remember, patience and willingness to learn will be your best friend.
2. Can I make money with my Cricut?
YES 100% A THOUSAND TIMES OVER, YES!
I can’t stress this enough to you guys, CRICUT CHANGED MY LIFE. For 11 years, I worked as a dental assistant and I was miserable. You can read more in-depth about my journey that got me where I am today in my About Me section but let me just sum it up for you that my life changed so much for the better when I got my first Cricut machine.
I got my first machine because someone asked me to make them I sign. I used to hand paint the lettering on all my signs but I quickly realized that that wasn’t going to cut it anymore if I wanted to play in the big leagues. Plus, the particular sign this woman asked me to make had a ton of lettering on it and it was tiny. I knew that there was no way I could hand paint that and have it be anything that someone would want to pay for. A quick Google search led me to the Cricut website and once I saw their machine, I knew that it was exactly what I needed.
After I got my machine, I spent the next couple of years, taking custom orders and making a lot of money selling my creations that I made with my Cricut. Everything from t-shirts to cups, signs and a whole whack of stuff in between. One Christmas, I made over $1,000 by using Iron On to iron on names onto adorable little reindeer stuffies I got from my local dollar store.
You can make a lot of money with a Cricut Maker and you are only limited by your imagination.
3. What can I make with Cricut?
Now for the last question and this one is a really popular one — What can I make with my Cricut? I think the more appropriate question is What can’t you make with a Cricut?
Again, I say this all the time folks, you are seriously only limited by your own imagination. The Cricut Maker is the machine but you are the creator and if you have a passion and a drive for creating you can make just about anything with the Cricut Maker.
With the Cricut Maker’s line of machine tools you can create a wide and I mean wide range of projects. You can cut fabric, leather, paper, vinyl, Iron On even thin basswood. Felt, tissue paper, cardstock, glitter paper, cardboard — I am not going to go on and on because this list would get way too long but I think you get the idea.
The Maker Tools are your new best friends when it comes to creating with a Cricut Maker. Here are my favorite blades:
The Rotary Blade
The Deep Knife Blade
The Engraving Tip.
With these three blades alone, the extra projects that you can create are insane.
You will never know until you try and once you dive into the world of Cricut, you will see that so many possibilities wait for you on the other side. I mean when you think about it, how great is it to be able to create whatever you need and have all the tools you need right at your fingertips.
You want to make labels to organize your pantry? Cricut can help with that.
You want to make a shirt for a family member on their birthday? Cricut can definitely help you with that.
Make a new sign for your home? Personalize a cup? Make your own fabric purse? Seriously. Cricut can do all of these things and so much more.
I really hope that this post helps you to make a decision on whether or not to get a Cricut Maker and if you ever have any questions, I am here. You can send me a quick email by filling out this contact form and I would love to help you in any way that I can!
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