For a whole lotta people, 2020 has been a year like no other. And with the holiday season in full swing now, Christmas 2020 promises to be like no other in living memory.
But here’s the thing.
You can let it be like no other…
Or you can make it like no other.
There’s a big difference.
It’s time to stop griping about how bad a year it was and start making December as fantastic as it can be.
It’s not hard, you know.
You can take some of those negatives and turn them upside down.
Forced time at home got you going a little bananas in the coconut?
Hey, you just got yourself more crafting and DIY time! Imagine all you can accomplish during the promised “long, dark winter” ahead!
It’s a Maker’s dream, madam!
I say, “Bring it on!”
But what to do what to do what to do??
Well, lemme tell you something, sister – there’s one little machine in this house that’s been flexing more than any other this holiday season.
And, no, I’m not talking about my hulking biceps! [Bwahahaha! Well you got the “little” part right, lololol! 😀 -Handan]
No, I’m talking about Cricut Joy – our tireless craft room work
If you’re not familiar with Cricut Joy and all its myriad mini wonders, please check out my Making on the Move post to learn all about the little bundle of fun.
Our Joy has gone from Cute Little Oddity to Ruler of the Craft Room – I can’t imagine crafting without it! Yes, we still use and love our Explore Air 2 and Maker, but I have to admit that Joy is getting a ton more flex-time these days!
My 3 favorite things about Cricut Joy are:
- Portability and ease of use. It’s tiny enough to use almost anywhere, and there are no wires (except the power cable) to clutter your workspace.
- The card mat and card-making abilities. Seriously, card making just got stupid simple, and that’s just how I like things!
- The long cut. Can your Maker or Explore Air cut a 4-foot-long design? Can it repeat that 4-foot design 5 times for a continuous 20-foot cut? No? Then you need Cricut Joy, madam!
Let’s check out some of deals!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cricut Deals Out There
If you’re planning to invest in a Cricut machine or gift your better half (that’s me, but don’t tell Handan!) with one, there’s no better time than now! There are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on all Cricut machines, but especially on Cricut Joy. Target has it for $169 plus a $30 gift card – ends Cyber Monday, so what are you waiting for, madam! It’s time to hop on the Joywagon and crafty!
- Cricut Joy on Target.com – $10 off plus $30 gift card – ends Cyber Monday!
- Cricut Joy at Cricut.com – $10 savings from listed price
Still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smart-cutting-machine world , Cricut Maker can pretty much do it all. If you’re looking for the best machine that can cut the most materials (including wood!), then Maker’s for you. It comes with the biggest price tag, but these holiday sales make it a lot more affordable!
- Cricut Maker at Michaels.com – $70 savings from listed price
Cricut Explore Air 2
Okay look, I have a confession to make. I know I’m supposed to love the best machine best, right? And I do love the Maker, make no mistake, madam! But if I ever find myself needing a to whip off a simple project that’s too big for Joy, I’ll more often than not reach for our Explore Air 2. It’s my little secret, but, shhhhhh! Don’t tell Cricut!
Like it’s bigger sister, the Explore Air 2 is a whole lot cheaper this holiday season!
- Cricut Explore Air 2 on Amazon – $70 savings from listed price
- Cricut Explore Air 2 at Michaels.com – $70 savings from listed price
- Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundles at Cricut.com – lots of savings in these bundles 🙂
Cricut EasyPress Mini™
You think you don’t need it until you try it…and then you wonder where the hell it was all your life! The EasyPress Mini is one of my favorite Cricut tools, and it gets a ton of use around here. Now that it’s $20 off, it’s practically leaping into your shopping cart!
- Cricut Easy Press Mini™ on Amazon – $20 savings from listed price
- Cricut Easy Press Mini™ at Cricut.com – $20 savings from listed price
Cricut Materials, Tools and Accessories
- Save 50% on select materials at Cricut.com! This deal is valid through 12/1.
- Save 50% on select accessories at Cricut.com! This deal is valid through 12/1.
I call this the “wax on, wax off” set, and I can’t tell you how much I love my brayer!
When we first got this knife, I was thinking, meh, it’s just a prettied-up X-ACTO! But, wow! It really feels good to cut with this knife! It really is just a prettied-up X-ACTO, but Cricut hit all the right notes with the prettification! The grip is insanely comfortable and allows for precise control, and you won’t find an easier way to change blades!
Well, you just need this set, plain and simple. I don’t think much about it, but there’s not a single Cricut project we do that doesn’t involve one or more of these tools. A no-brainer for sure!
Oooooh, I love this kit, first and foremost for the self-healing mat! If you’ve read any of our recent posts, you’ve seen this mat as a backdrop. Bundled with the always-needed acrylic ruler and smooooooth-rolling rotary cutter, this is one of my favorite Cricut kits.
We don’t have this snappy little organizer…yet…but we will before the new year, that’s for sure!
If you have the slightest notion of jumping into the Cricut game or giving the gift of Cricut Joy, now is the time to do it, as we’ve never seen sales this good before! You won’t be sorry you did. Cricut is more than a machine, it’s kinda become a way of life. Handan and I have had so much fun using ours, and it keeps the crafting magic alive between us. I know it sounds kinda corny, but it’s true. There’s a reason they’ve built up such a loyal and devoted following. Make the jump and take the plunge this holiday season. You won’t regret it.
Handan and I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers and a joyous and peaceful holiday season to all.