This year I have been doing a ton of tutorials all about the Cricut Explore machine. I am hoping I have answered most of your questions about the machine, how it works, and the different projects you can make with it. It is truly one of my most favorite crafting tools. I use it weekly on many projects that you can see both here on the blog, for my kids, and around my house.

Cricut Explore - frequently asked questions answered

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Cricut Explore Frequently Asked Questions

Below, I am going to link to all the posts I have shared this year all about the Cricut Explore machine. You can click on any of the links below to learn more about the Cricut Explore Air 2.

  1. What is the Cricut machine?
  2. How does the Cricut machine work?
  3. Can I upload my own images with Cricut?
  4. What different materials can I cut with the Cricut?
  5. What different kinds of DIY projects can I make with the Cricut?
  6. How easy is it to upload my own images with the Cricut?
  7. Will it be easy for me to use the Cricut software to create Make it Now projects?
  8. Will it be easy for me to learn the Cricut Design Space software to create my own custom projects?
  9. How is the Cricut different from competitive cutting machines?
  10. Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?
  11. What tools and accessories do I need to use a Cricut and how much do they cost?
  12. Will I use the Cricut machine enough to justify the price?

If you have any other questions about the Cricut, feel free to ask in the comments. You can also see all my Cricut posts on my Cricut tutorial page.

And now on to the best part! I have partnered with Cricut to be able to give away a Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint Machine Bundle Giveaway

The Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint machine, deep cut blade with housing, Candy Shop pen set, Cricut tools basic set, Cricut cutting mats (12 x 12, variety 3 pack), and window cling (12 x 48, black).OfficialExplore Air™ 2 Mint + Ultimate Machine Set |

To Enter

Enter using the PromoSimple giveaway widget below. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway ends Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00PM MST. Please see giveaway widget for full terms and conditions.

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4 Comments on Cricut Explore Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Hi Laura – what is the deal with the font cartridges for the Cricut? Is there a preloaded inventory of fonts that you can access with the software or are they all an additional cost? Seriously considering purchasing a machine, but want to figure out my all in costs. Thank you!

    • Kelly,
      With Cricut Design Space you no longer need physical cartridges for your machine. You can use any of the fonts you have on your computer. Because of this, you technically would never need to pay for a font, if you have free ones on your computer you are using. If you have a Cricut Access subscription there are a ton of fonts that are included with that, including a fonts only plan. There are also some Cricut fonts that are included with the software. Here is a helpful article about Cricut Access: Cricut Access Membership Plans. You can also sign up for a Cricut account before you buy your machine to try out the Design Space software. If you decide to buy, right now (through 10/31/17) you can get 10% off Air 2 or Air machine (includes bundles) + free shipping with code: OCTOBAIR at checkout.

      Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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