Today I wanted to share one of my hobbies! I’ve owned my Cricut Explore Air for 2 years, and I love it! I’ve created tons of gifts, decorations, and personalized things. I don’t use my Cricut for selling items or a business. I use it strictly for fun and play.
Some of the reasons I don’t use it for profit are copyright laws. If you’re caught selling items that are copyright (i.e. Disney and NFL are the big 2) you can get in trouble. I work full time so I don’t really have the time to run a business as well. Everyone and their mother has a circuit or silhouette lol!
If you are planning on purchasing a Circut here are some tips!
Join a Facebook group- they’re super helpful and full of ideas
Practice, practice, practice!! Don’t expect to pull your Cricut out and begin making everything perfectly the first time
Watch YouTube videos! They are super helpful and explanatory. The world of vinyl cutting has acronyms and materials you need to familiarize yourself with!
Stock up on vinyl! My favorite is http://www.expressionsvinyl.com they have tons of designs and colors. Sign up for their emails! They are always sending out coupons
Check Hobby Lobby, Michaels, & Joanns for their specials every week!
http://www.lovesvg.com has amazing SVG files for FREE!! Please do not use them for profit and if you’re able they have an option to send them $5 for keeping the site up and full of great SVG files!!
Expect to spend more money! The Circuit is not cheap and after seeing all the projects you can make it starts to add up! Definitely look for sales!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments! Now I’ll share some of the things I’ve made over the past 2 years!
I made this sign for my cousin’s wedding! ( that’s my handsome son and bald baby girl )
These are some onesies I made as a gift for someone who was adopting! She cherished these and even had pictures done in one of them! This is one of my favorites!
A gift for my cousin!
I found these for $3 at Target! So cute and they made great gifts! It is a chalkboard so you can change if needed!
Banner I made for my daughter’s first birthday! This was cardstock and cost less than $5!
A gift for a new baby coming home from the hospital and pictures!
A decal I made for my Yeti!
Here’s the Circuit I have! It’s on sale and comes with some vinyl!