Bottom line: a vinyl cutting machine is a glorified pair of scissors.
Yes, you read that correctly! If you think of it that way, doesn’t it make it LESS intimidating?
If you are in your “midlife” (like me), having the right tool for the job makes DIY’ing more fun and less frustrating.
It’s like when you started using your first rotary cutter (if you sew or scrapbook) – suddenly, cutting stuff was a whole lot easier and way more fun!
So, you’ve decided you want a new vinyl cutting machine… the next question is: “Which Cricut machine should I buy?”
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FAQ: Is the learning curve steep? Well, yes and no:
- Yes, you’ll have to get used to the Cricut Design Space™ app. Once you’ve logged in and started using it, you’ll find your imagination exploding with ideas!
- No, there are a TON of guides, tutorials, and Facebook groups available to help support you! And there are lots of projects with instructions available within Cricut Design Space™!
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Let’s compare the Cricut machines to find out which one is best for you!
- Easy enough for anyone to master
- Cuts, writes, and scores 100 materials
- Same as above
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- Double tool holder
- All of the above
- Up to 2X faster cutting and writing
- All of the above
- Adaptive Tool System for cutting hundreds more materials
- Rotary Blade for fabrics
- Knife Blade for thicker materials
- Access to hundreds of digital sewing patterns
Extras Make Life Easier!
Will you be creating custom shirts?
- Then you may want the Cricut EasyPress.
Need extra light for weeding out the small pieces of your design?
- Take a look at the BrightPad.
Worried about storage?
- Check out these totes.
Don’t forget to pick up a set of accessories to make projects with ease!
So, don’t be intimidated. You can create projects with ease when you have the right tools. Do your homework and review your options. Check out this video. You’ve got this!