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One of my favorite things to do with my mom is crafts and DIY projects. We have spent a lot of time over the last few years stocking up on supplies and materials. We have so much stuff it is unbelievable! We’ve really gotten into it again lately and one of the things I plan to do is post some of our projects here.
We had been given an older Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter a while ago. Nova Scotia has allowed two-family bubbles as of today and so we are “bubbling” with my parents (and brother who still lives at home) who live about 15 minutes from us. They have lifted some of the restrictions in our province today for a 28-day trial. If things go well they will lift some more and if not then they will either stay as is or even move in the other direction and put some of the restrictions back depending. Seeing my parents and brother for the first time today was wonderful and of course, the first thing we wanted to do was to do some crafts.
We knew the Cricut was older, we tried getting it to work but couldn’t so we made the decision to purchase a new one. We ended up getting it at Walmart as we wanted it sooner rather than later, plus my husband works there. We ended up purchasing the Cricut Explore Air 2 (I have included a link to the same one on Amazon in case you want to check it out). We got it back to their place and got it hooked up and did a few test projects which did not turn out the greatest but it’s our first time using it so I expected that.
I checked out Pinterest for some ideas and pinned a few such as this one with projects for beginners:
We plan to order some Cricut Printable Vinyl, a couple of different Cricut Mats as the ones she was given with the old Cricut machine are the smaller size and covered in dog or cat hair. We can’t seem to get them clean, even following instructions we found online. She already has some Cricut Pens, as well as other fabric pens and markers. I am not sure if they can be used with it but we will have to figure that out.
I have to say I am super excited to explore all the things we can do with it such as vinyl wall decals, stickers, iron-on transfers for clothing, decorate mugs & other things with vinyl and so much more. The possibilities really seem endless!
If you have a Cricut let me know what you do with it! Link me to some of your projects or provide pictures if you want. I would love to see some of the things other people have done with it.