5 Little Monsters: Cricut 101: Frequently Asked Questions and a Giveaway

Friday, August 25, 2017

Cricut 101: Frequently Asked Questions and a Giveaway

-This post and giveaway sponsored by Cricut. This post contains affiliate links-


Over the first half of this year I posted my answers to some of the most frequently asked Cricut questions. While answering those questions I also shared lots of different projects I made with my Cricut. Before I got my Cricut I thought it sounded really cool and would be neat to have but I wasn't sure I would use it enough to justify the expense. I have had a Cricut now for over a year and I love it. It is great when I need a quick project, I use it for kids crafts, t-shirts, baby gifts, home decor, cards, and so much more. I have the Cricut Explore Air 2 in mint and if you keep reading to the end of this post I am giving one away along with a bundle of supplies (giveaway ends 9/1/17). I also recently got the new Cricut Maker and it is also amazing, I used it a couple nights ago to cut fabric for a whole quilt top and it was great. Even though the Maker is the newest machine there is still a ton you can do with the Explore family of machines and Cricut has said that with the release of the new machine they are not doing away with the Explore machines, they are still part of their current lineup of machines. There is so much you can do with either machine so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. But first, here are my answers to the most frequently asked questions about Cricut machines:


(Click on the question or the picture below the questoin to read the answer)

What is the Cricut machine?



How does the Cricut machine work?


Can I upload my own images with Cricut?



What different materials can I cut with the Cricut?



What different kinds of DIY projects can I make with the Cricut?



How easy is it to upload my own images with the Cricut?




Will it be easy for me to use the Cricut software to create Make it Now projects?


Will it be easy for me to learn the Cricut Design Space software to create my own custom projects?


How is the Cricut different from competitive cutting machines?



Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?



What tools and accessories do I need to use a Cricut and how much do they cost?


Will I use the Cricut machine enough to justify the price?





Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a new Cricut Explore Air 2 in mint along with some other fun items. The giveaway bundle includes:









Giveaway ends 9/1/17
(open to US, Canada, and UK)


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35 comments :

  1. The first thing I would make is a present for my son. His birthday is coming up and I need to add decorations to his room.

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  3. I would use it yo make scrapbooking layouts .. Thank you for all of the great information and for sharing it all with us ..

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  4. Gifts for my kids and grandson.☺

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  5. Dear monsters,
    If I win I will decorate with my Cricut a little dress for my sisters maltese puppy Nora.
    She'll have her first walk in 3 weeks and in that dress she'll be the cutest dog ever seen on the street! ��

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  6. 1st thing I would make...? Goodness the ideas are LIMITLESS!! I'm so excited about using CRICUT... especially working with fabric.. so I think I'd start there! I'd like to make something for my daughter who is away at school in OR... Something to remind her of home in Texas. 😍🤗❤👼

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  7. I would love to make those cute little tags you made. I tried a Cricut a few years ago that a friend let me borrow. I loved it, but I dont have enough in my budget to buy one. It would be so sweet to win one!! Thanks for all your great crochet patterns too!!

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  8. I'd love to use it to make holiday shirts.

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  9. Hi there! The first thing I would make would be something for the holidays!!

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  10. Birthday party goodies for my 2nd son!

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  11. I would use it to fill a package to send to my missionary in Canada! Cards, (your Mother's Day cards were beautiful) cutouts for quilts, r shirts..so many ideas! -Heather Adams

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  12. The first thing I would make would be some holiday decorations!

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  13. I would make some cards :) this is a very helpful post thank you!

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  14. Cards and Holiday Sign would be the first of many projects!

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  15. The first thing I would make is a present for my mom. She loves DIY gifts.

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  16. What a great giveaway!! Would love to be able to win!

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  17. The first thing I would make is a few signs for monthly pictures/ milestone achievements for my new baby!

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  18. Invites for my daughters birthday.

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  19. I would make applique templates for quilting first.

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  20. Probably about a thousand stencils.... There are so many projects I don't do because I don't have the stencil I want. (ayngemac@gmail.com)

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  21. I would use this to cut shapes for handmade cards. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  22. I would use this to decorate alll my kids parties and make decor for their rooms and my house! I'd also use it to cut out designs for tshirts for my family! I would so love to win this!!!

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  23. I'd want to make decorations for my new house! Would love to make Halloween ghost decorations first.

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  24. I would use the Cricut to make all kinds of things! Personalized project bags, shirts for my kids, stickers for vehicles, things for my crochet business...endless possibilities! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  25. I'd get straight to work on birthday party decorations for my oldest. No more going to Mom's to use the cricut!

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  26. I would love to make a bag for my daughter and cute stuff to put on her shirts and stickers for her and I would love to make decorations for the home for holidays and cards and whatever else. There are so many possibilities and a machine like this would be amazing.

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  27. I would make stickers to go on 4-H cups for 4-H'ers

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  28. It would blessing to win this being that im disabled and cant afford one...This is a great giveaway!!

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  29. First thing I would make? Lots of mistakes I think ha ha. I would be overjoyed to make them on this awesome machine!

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  30. I would make a Fall Sign for my home

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  31. Oh, what a great tool to have .... I love creating and this is a MUST HAVE. My first thingy that i will mak is a quilt for my one and only super special granddaughter, Madison Grace...��

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