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5 Things I Love About My Cricut Maker

Missy Briggs

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

I am in love with the Cricut Maker

I love the Cricut Maker for so many reasons. For the sake of time, I’ll round it down to five fantastic ways this machine is superior.

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Saves time

The Cricut Maker Saves me a trip to the store for greeting cards, small gifts, and last-minute t-shirts. I keep a stash of white tees for my kids. They come in handy for those moments when you have forgotten about International Day at school.


USA representing!

If you want to try this fun and design, here’s the link for the Map USA Large design. You can slice the design into several different sections. My daughter decided after I cut it out in blue that she wanted three colors, so I cut the design three times and cut with scissors. A bit of vinyl waste, but she was very excited about the final design, so well worth it!

Saves me money— and makes me money!

I no longer sell finished goods in my Etsy shop. But I used to! A few years ago I completely offset the cost of my own holiday spending by selling personalized totes, pillow covers and Santa bags. I still sell vinyl decals to friends locally. Thats just good grocery money! I can’t say no.

These Hydroflasks are designed using Cricut fonts and cut with the Cricut Maker.


It’s so versatile

Cricut Maker cuts wood. I mean, that’s kind of the selling point to me. I can cut balsa and basswood up to 1/16” thick. The Cricut maker cuts over 300 materials, from crepe paper to leather. Check out my last post to see both leather and basswood cutting in action.

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It just looks good


I’m a sucker for the look of Cricut Maker. The sleek minimalist design and rose gold finish means that I can close the top and leave it uncovered in my studio. I don’t have to worry about dust. Once it’s opened, that smart design is echoed inside with the handy and hidden storage tray. I keep all the Cricut tools inside.


Adaptive tools are easy to use and swap out

The adaptive tool system was designed to easily swap out blades in one housing. Just buy the housing once and the blades separately. There is a perforation blade, scoring wheel, double scoring wheel, a wavy blade, a fine debossing tip and engraving tip.