My First Time Using The Cricut Explore Air 2 And I Love It

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

I love DIY projects, gifts created with a person touch, custom shirts, jackets, shoes, and anything with my blog name printed on it. Unfortunately I’m not great with crafts, but I have a creative spirit.

Using the Cricut Air Explore 2 has allowed me to tap into my creativity and personalize some really cool gifts for my friends and family. I’ve used a little of everything from vinyl, glittery paper, polished foils, to nice bonded fabrics. The Cricut Air Explore 2 has roughly 3,000 ready to make projects or create one of your own. I appreciate the high quality cutting machine, with tons of support providing me with the potential to create different ideas that come to minds I’ve officially found my new hobby.

My husband and I often travel once a year with a large group of friends. During the trip each attendee is given a personalized gift to remember the trip. This year I decided to personalize wine glasses with the group logo would be the perfect gift. I came across these beautiful black wine glass that would look amazing with the gold vinyl logo image.

Here are the simple steps I followed directly from the Cricut.com help section of the site (I skipped a couple steps until my tools arrive):

Place vinyl liner side down onto Cricut StandardGrip Mat.Select images and size and load the mat into the machine.Refer to Kiss Cut Guide below to adjust machine settings.Press flashing Go button.Peel away the vinyl liner at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl does not separate from the liner, simply burnish the Transfer Tape onto the vinyl and peel away again.

Make sure your project surface is clean dry. Carefully place the Transfer Tape with vinyl images onto your surface as you would like them to appear.

Now burnish Transfer Tape onto the surface, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or Cricut Scraper.

Peel the Transfer Tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the Transfer Tape, simply burnish the vinyl onto the surface again. Then continue to peel the Transfer Tape away from the vinyl.

I love the Cricut Explore Air 2 I had no clue how easy it was to use for creating some pretty awesome gifts right from the comfort of my home. This Christmas all gifts will be handmade using the Cricut Explore Air 2. I look forward to spending my events enjoying my new hobby and hang out with my nieces who also loves Cricut projects. Visit Cricut for details on proucts and more.

<p>I love DIY projects, gifts created with a person touch, custom shirts, jackets, shoes, and anything with my blog name printed on it. Unfortunately I’m not great with crafts, but I have a creative spirit. <!–more–></p>

<p>Using the <a href=”http://cricut.com”>Cricut</a&gt; Air Explore 2 has allowed me to tap into my creativity and personalize some really cool gifts for my friends and family. I’ve used a little of everything from vinyl, glittery paper, polished foils, to nice bonded fabrics. The Cricut Air Explore 2 has roughly 3,000 ready to make projects or create one of your own. I appreciate the high quality cutting machine, with tons of support providing me with the potential to create different ideas that come to minds I’ve officially found my new hobby.</p>

<p>My husband and I often travel once a year with a large group of friends. During the trip each attendee is given a personalized gift to remember the trip. This year I decided to personalize wine glasses with the group logo would be the perfect gift. I came across these beautiful black wine glass that would look amazing with the gold vinyl logo image.</p>

<p>Here are the simple steps I followed directly from the <a href=”http://cricut.com”>Cricut.com</a&gt; help section of the site (I skipped a couple steps until my tools arrive):</p>

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<li>Place vinyl liner side down onto Cricut StandardGrip Mat.</li>
<li>Select images and size and load the mat into the machine.</li>
<li>Refer to Kiss Cut Guide below to adjust machine settings.</li>
<li>Press flashing Go button.</li>
<li>Peel away the vinyl liner at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl does not separate from the liner, simply burnish the Transfer Tape onto the vinyl and peel away again.</li>
<li>Make sure your project surface is clean dry. Carefully place the Transfer Tape with vinyl images onto your surface as you would like them to appear.</li>
<li>Now burnish Transfer Tape onto the surface, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or Cricut Scraper.</li>
<li>Peel the Transfer Tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the Transfer Tape, simply burnish the vinyl onto the surface again. Then continue to peel the Transfer Tape away from the vinyl.</li>
</ol>
</section>

<p>I love the Cricut Explore Air 2 I had no clue how easy it was to use for creating some pretty awesome gifts right from the comfort of my home. This Christmas all gifts will be handmade using the Cricut Explore Air 2. I look forward to spending my events enjoying my new hobby and hang out with my nieces who also loves Cricut projects. Visit <a href=”http://cricut.com”>Cricut</a&gt; for details on proucts and more.</p>

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16 thoughts on “My First Time Using The Cricut Explore Air 2 And I Love It

  1. I’m eyeing for the maker since I’ll be using mine for a small business. But this one is a good choice as well. And cheaper than the maker so just perfect for business or crafter that’s just starting.

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  2. The wine glasses are so cool!! I love how it comes with so many ideas. Sometimes I feel as though my imagination is lacking. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I would love to make some clothes we just had a baby girl this past monday I would love to make her some custom onsie’s

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  4. 3,000 projects seems like it could keep me busy for a while. LOL kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for the giveaway.

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