Cricut Maker Review
I got my hands on a Cricut Maker – the ultimate smart cutting machine. Read on for the first impressions of a guy who’s never used one before!
It always starts with “just one.”
Oh, I’ll have “just one cookie.”
Yeah, right. Next thing you know, you’re covered in crumbs and wallowing in guilt.
Apparently the same applies to crafting.
Handan nudged me into the crafting game last fall. Before that, I was Big Project Man. I wanted no part of little crafts.
I figured she just needed my help that one time.
I thought it was a one-off.
I thought I’d be able to get back to woodworking.
But I had the taste.
I wanted more.
So she found more craft projects for me, and I gobbled them up like forbidden cookies.
I was hooked.
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Cricut got in touch with us and asked if we’d like to review their Cricut Maker and Easy Press 2 machines!
Are you kidding me?
It was as if Ben & Jerry called asking if they could send me a few tubs of ice cream to review.
Of course I wanted to do it!
Handan had been fiddling with a Cricut for a little while already, but to me it was still this magical box she kept secreted away in her office.
All I knew is that it made things.
And now I’d have one of my very own!
But it didn’t seem right, having two of them.
It seemed a little wasteful.
It seemed a little unfair.
So we came up with an idea.
A wonderful, fantastic and perfect idea.
Are you ready to hear it?
Instead of keeping the new Cricut Maker cutting machine that was so generously provided by the amazing and talented folks at Cricut, we’d give it away to one lucky reader!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Okay, okay, I know, it’s amazing, but we’re going to get back to that at the end of the post.
First though, I want to introduce you to this little chunk of wonder called the Cricut Maker.
And look, you all know me by now (well, most of you do, anyway), so you know that we here at The Navage Patch haven’t done many sponsored posts and the like.
This isn’t because we haven’t been approached by brands. We surely have!
Rather, it is because we have high standards, and we only want to work with brands we are truly excited about.
So it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway, because, well, I’m kinda legally bound to say it) that though Cricut has provided the machines and materials for these posts (there will be three posts in this series, but I will certainly write more than that!), all opinions are mine and mine alone.1 Please rest assured that my opinions are not for sale!2 But I think you could guess that already. 😎
Okay, I understand that many of you out there probably know all about the Cricut Maker and about die-cutting in general. But I’m willing to bet that there are many more of you that don’t know a thing about it, just as I didn’t (even though one of them has been sitting in Handan’s office, just a stone’s throw away, these past several months).
So for those of you who are unfamiliar with this desktop marvel, please join me as I explain a little about what the Cricut Maker is and what it can do!
And for you seasoned Cricuteers (That’s my term, but maybe Cricut will adopt it?), read on and relive the wonder you first felt after powering up your machine for the very first time.
1 I’m a married man, so by the transitive property of marriage, a certain percentage of my opinions actually belong to my wife.
2 For a million dollars, I’ll think, say and do whatever you tell me. Every man has a price.
Cricut Maker – The Ultimate Smart Cutting Machine
The Cricut Maker is an electronic cutting machine, also known as a die-cutting machine. I call it the Wonder Box.
Great. What’s an electronic cutting machine? Well, it’s like having the most skilled artist with an arsenal of cutting blades, scissors and fine pens shrunk down and stuffed into a little desktop box. You can create or upload an image or design on your computer, tablet or smartphone, press the MAKE button, and Cricut will draw, score or cut your design on or out of over 200 different materials!
Cricut Maker has an adaptive tool system that allows you to switch between blades and accessories, so you can tackle almost any type of project.
Are you into sewing and quilting? Super! Install the rotary blade, and Cricut Maker can cut your sewing and quilting patterns for you! You can easily make an intricate quilt like the one below in no time. Can you imagine trying to cut each state with scissors? Sure, you could handle Colorado and Wyoming, but Alaska and Louisiana would bring you to your knees and make you hang up your scissors in shame.
Like leatherwork or basswood projects? Fabulous! Pop in the knife blade, and let Cricut Maker do the intricate cutting! Handan used the Cricut Maker to cut the leather for her DIY leather and yarn tassels, and it made the process a snap!
Did you know the Cricut Maker can handle basswood up to 3/32″ (2.4mm) thick? Yep, but it is also precise enough to cut delicate tissue paper!
Oh, man I really love that it cuts wood! I have a ton of ideas firing, and for my first project I’m also using my Cricut Maker (yes, it is mine now – Handan has been replaced as Chief Maker around here) to cut some letters for a hamper I’m building for our son’s bedroom makeover.
We’re also cooking up a really cool basswood project that I’ll be sharing with you guys in the coming weeks. I won’t say too much about it, but let’s just say it’ll be illuminating! 😉
Wood and leather are all well and good, but you need a little more variety, right? Well, here’s a list of 200+ materials that a Cricut Maker can cut.
The Cricut Maker is a must-have for crafters, quilters, sewers, DIYers, and anyone else with creativity flowing through their veins. Here are a just a few project ideas. The full list would be nearly infinite!
- Cut shapes and appliques for quilting
- Create your own wall decals
- Create your own stencils for painting or glass etching
- Make monogram or statement pillows (I’ll be showing you how to do this in my next post when I review the Cricut Easy Press 2!)
- Make decorative signs and wall art for your home
- Make leather luggage tags, leather earrings or bracelets, leather tassels etc.
- Make paper or felt flowers, bunting and party decorations (it’s the perfect excuse to throw a party!)
- Make custom, handmade cards, gift boxes, gift tags for any special occasion (gift boxes are always welcome at The Navage Patch!)
- Cut out fun shapes and letters for scrapbooking
- Design a onesie, t-shirt or tote bag
- Label your pantry (you know it’s a mess), playroom (total disaster), or anywhere that needs organization (pretty much everywhere around here) in your home
- Create your own Christmas ornaments
- Decorate a mug, cup, or tumbler (or a martini glass)
- Make your own window clings
Now would be a good time for you to go outside and look up.
See it up there?
You’ll need to go way beyond that to find the limit to what you can make with your Cricut Maker!
But before you start cutting and scoring up a storm, you’ll need to learn how to use their free software called Cricut Design Space™.
Now don’t worry. I know many of you are technophobes who cringe when they hear the words “new software.” Cricut Design Space™ is really intuitive, even for you non-tech-savvy folks. And if you get stuck, you can find a whole slew of online tutorials that’ll grab your hand and lead you through all the ins and outs of the Cricut Design Space™.
You can find the tutorials here ( https://learn.cricut.com/design-space-for-beginners ) or just watch the video tutorials on YouTube, starting with the one below:
My First Time Using The Cricut Maker
Handan and I set up a little rolling Maker station with all of our supplies and accessories. The Cricut Maker sat atop, ready to make what I commanded.
I wanted to see how easy it would be for a total noob like me to set up and use the Cricut Maker, so I tried to keep Handan out of the process as much as possible.
Honestly, it was a breeze.
I know that when Handan would use the Cricut Maker, she would connect her laptop to the machine via the included USB cable.
But I wanted to do it differently.
I wanted to connect through my iPad via Bluetooth. Pairing the iPad with the Cricut Maker was as easy as pressing a button.
Once paired, I opened up the Cricut Design Space™ app.
I had already designed the letters using the desktop version of Cricut Design Space™. After saving the project to the cloud, I was able to open it on my iPad. Note that you can also design on the iPad app – I just chose to design on my laptop, as that was easier for me.
My Cricut Maker would be cutting the letters from basswood, so I installed the knife blade and then tried to calibrate the machine and blade as needs to be done before using the knife blade for the first time.
But I couldn’t find the option to calibrate the blade!
It turns out that knife blade functionality has not yet been added to the Cricut Design Space™ mobile app due to the complexity of knife blade cuts.
According to Cricut’s knife blade FAQ:
Knife Blade functionality has not been added to the mobile app at this time. Knife Blade cuts require multiple passes, often more than ten. Depending upon the complexity of your image and the material being cut, the time needed to complete these cuts can range from minutes to hours, which would restrict the use of your mobile device for that period of time.
Okay, no problem! I brought in my laptop and calibrated the blade – easy!
Next, I laid the basswood sheet onto the strong backing mat.
I fed the mat into the Cricut Maker and pressed MAKE!
The masking tape is recommended when cutting wood. I’ll talk more about that and give many more tips, tricks and pointers in an upcoming post.
The one thing that struck me most as my Cricut Maker sliced through the basswood was how quiet this machine operates! I remember before Handan got a Cricut Maker she used a competitor’s machine (I’m sure you can guess the brand). She kept that machine in her office, a room away from the living room. When it ran, it sounded as if the house were under siege from a battalion of angry banshees! All household activity ground to a halt while the machine completed its cacophonous business. TV was out of the question until the auditory attack abated.
The Cricut Maker is practically silent by comparison!
Okay, so after 14 passes, my letters were perfectly cut.
I’ll be staining those letters and using them on the hampers I’m about to build. Stay tuned for that project as part of our son’s teen bedroom makeover.
It wasn’t the most complex first project, but it was a useful one, and from it I learned how to use the both the desktop and mobile versions of the Cricut Design Space™ software.
Soon I’ll be sharing my review of the Cricut Easy Press 2 and then another basswood project with you. But I’m not going to stop there! Be on the lookout for a post with all sorts of Cricut Maker tips, tricks and pointers for other newcomers to the Cricut world!
I want to thank the folks at Cricut again for their generosity. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to give away a Cricut Maker.
Cricut Maker Giveaway
Update: Giveaway is over and here’s what’s in the box and what our giveaway winner received:
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OHHHHHHH how I would love to own this beautiful machine. I keep ordering vinyl pieces I want from Etsy from sellers who own a Cricut . would love my very own!
Good luck, Wendy! 🙂
Shut the front door!! This is an amazing giveaway! You’ve inspired both the woodworker and crafter in me through your blog, keep up all the great work!
Thank you so much, Pam and good luck! 🙂
Wow!!! Great read! Thank you so much for creating this post. I never knew how much this (Cricut) would simplify my life until I read your article & watched the videos. I was intimidated by this machine but now I’m pretty sure I can master this! I truly thought these were just expensive scrapbooking machines.? I’ve been on the fence about what product would be best to purchase to sell my artwork ( I’ve been wanting to created t-shirts, totes, mugs to sell to help my family financially but I’ve been so confused by all the products out there)
Without your article, I would still be researching what would be best for me! So “Thank you” again for sharing.
(PS: Also, I want to tell you thank you for your generosity by having a giveaway; it is so wonderful that you’re blessing someone who may not be able to afford a Cricut Machine or is too afraid to spend the money on one when they didn’t understand how to use it—- Prior to your write up of course!?)
Thank you so much, Victoria! Wow, what a great comment! I’m so happy that you found my post useful, and I hope you end up with a Cricut – either by winning or buying. You really will love it, and it will make your artistic life so much easier and better! Good luck to you! 🙂
I have dreamed of having one forever! Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win one.
You’re welcome, Cyndi! Good luck!
I love reading your blogs. Wish I had the workshop you have. I have been looking at these machines but they look so complicated. I’m afraid if I spent the money I wouldn’t be able to use it. You made it look and sound so easy to use that even if I don’t win this one I will probably buy one. Thanks for the smiles.
Thank you, Pamela! It really is so easy and fun! You’ll love it! (and good luck!)
Trust me when I say it’s so easy to use that my friends 9 year old uses it for school projects. I love mine for appliqué to use with my embroidery machine!
Thanks for always thinking of others with everything you guys do! You bring a lot of sunshine to my world ?
It is our great pleasure, Anne! 🙂
Cool! Thanks for being so generous ?
You’re welcome, Susan! 😀
What a great give-away!!! I would love to have this machine to up my diy projects. I end up having to order things that I would rather make myself. Fingers crossed.
Thank you, Charisse! Good luck to you! 🙂
I own one of the original Cricut machines that requires cartridges and only cuts a few materials (it’s about 12-15years old!) but this is a whole new ball game! The fact that my old one still works is a testament to their quality. I mainly use mine for cards and scrapbooking so this one would be amazing for so much more! I love the idea of being able to create art that doesn’t look like a preschooler made it! ?. Thank you for including Canada! We love you guys!
LOL, it would certainly up your game, Giselle! Good luck to you, my northern neighbor! 🙂
I am just flabbergasted at all this machine can do!! I have seen, on some You Tube posts, others making signs & things & am blown away by it!! I would absolutely love to win this! Oh the possibilities!!! I do the decorating at my church too. I could take that to a whole new level!!! I’m excited just at the possibility of winning it!
Wow, it sounds like you’d put it to good use, Cathy! Good luck! 🙂
Awesome Gesture Guys!! Well Done!
Would be so excited to work with one of these on our blog!! I had NO idea it had a cut feature for sewing; the possibilities are endless. Great post 🙂
Thank you, Sara! Good luck to you! 🙂
I would love to have one to add a flare to my woodworking projects. Have purchased two for my daughter that she uses at her job as the School Librarian at WN/R9 School in Wellington Missouri.
That’s a great use for it, James – I’ll be looking to do the same! Good luck to you!
What a little workhorse – my crafting “to do” list just grew 10 times it’s size! Thank you for the generous giveaway – excited! 🙂
Good luck, Amy! 🙂
You do know how addictive you are with your creativity! But I love it! I have the old original Cricut I need an upgrade! Thanks for sharing!
It would be an awesome upgrade, Patti! Good luck to you! 🙂
I’ve been a crafter for over 60 years. Outside of sewing machines, I am clueless about electronic crafting machines. But your demo and offer to share the wealth has inspired me and my creative juices. Love your family and everything Navage Patch. You lighten up the lives of many people who have embraced your persona and feel like we know you personally. I will follow Greg and Handen forever.
Oh, wow, Nancy, thank you so much! This is such a beautiful comment! Best of luck to you! 🙂
Would love to join the Cricut community and satisfy that creative itch. Fingers crossed.
Fingers crossed! Good luck, Donna! 🙂
I’ve never used a Cricut either! Look forward to seeing all the ideas you come up with. Great post as always!
Thank you so much, Barb! Good luck if you entered! 🙂
Your posts always make me smile (and sometimes giggle). I would love to own a Cricut but, being on a fixed income, could never justify the expense. It would be so wonderful to win!
Fingers crossed for you, Kim! 🙂
I have coveted a machine like this for quite a while. And to see the turorials and so many options to play with new stuff! Hope I win. I may have to designate that guest bedroom into a total craft room…I love your site!
Guest bedrooms make the BEST craft rooms, lol! Good luck to you, Ellen! 🙂
I have an old, old one and am working on things for my grandsons zoo themed birthday party in July. This would speed up that process a bit! 🙂
Oh, it would make it a breeze! Good luck, Marilyn! 🙂
I have tried to save money to buy one of these, then something always happens where I have to spend money on my Daughter or home or my car. Hope I win this!
Thanks so much for the give away!
Best of luck to you, Renee! 🙂
This has to be the best review yet that I have seen on this amazing machine. Thanks for all the links and quick info. I can’t wait to see all the projects you come up with using it: I know they’ll be awesome. Love your blog 😉
Awww, thank you so much, Sandy! Good luck to you if you entered! 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to review/explain what a circut magic maker wizard thing is I’ve seen them and seen so many things to make with them but never understood them now I do and I definitely need one! Shame I can’t enter the giveaway but good luck to all and I’m going to sneak one into my craft room and pretend I’ve always had it to the hubby ?
LOLOL! It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! :D:D:D
I’ve had my eyes on a Maker for awhile now. Glad to see your review and what else you do with it. One of these days I’ll take the plunge and buy one (that is, unless I’m super lucky and win this one). Thanks!!
Either way, you’ll be so happy to own it! It’s such an incredible machine. Best of luck to you, Krissy! 🙂
My daughter recently bought one and was showing me some of the functions but I didn’t realize (and maybe she hasn’t yet) just how much that little machine is capable of. Look forward to seeing what you create with it. I’m sure it will be amazing as always!
Thank you so much, Pam! I can’t wait to see what we can do as well! 🙂
Great give-a-way! Thanks.
You’re welcome, Carla! Good luck to you! 🙂
I’m from South Africa, why can’t we enter as well, I would like one as well
Hi Neels, I’m so sorry, but the shipping costs become astronomically high outside the US/Canada region. It would probably be cheaper to buy one in South Africa than for us to ship it there. Handan and I are paying the shipping costs out of our own pocket, so we had to draw the line at Canada. I’m sorry!
A crafters dream machine! I’m hoping that I can say, “If your reading my post, I’m the winner!”
It sure is! Good luck to you, Sandra! 🙂
Love your blog! I would also love this Cricut (smiling). A lot of my friends have Cricuts (all different models too) but I have been hesitant to get one because, well because they kinda intimidate me (the Cricuts, not my friends). But your review here was so clear & straight forward that I am now filled with blind optimism that I too can work one of these little wonder machines & not end up in the fetal position in a corner of my house crying. If I win it, I would love to show you everything (or nearly everything) I end up making with it☺
Oh, Vic, you’re going to love it! They’ve made it so simple to operate – really anyone can do it! Good luck to you! 🙂
What a wonderful and amazing opportunity!! Since I am extremely financially restricted I will be praying for a little favor from above as the only way I’d be able to ever own one!! This is so gracious and generous of you! I love you guys so much. I follow very few blogs routinely but I absolutely adore you and love your projects! I’m a creative for sure and have endless ideas for ways to put this amazing machine to good use!!! Thank you both for being there and for such a lovely opportunity!
Oh, thank you so much, Joy! Best of luck to you – fingers crossed! 🙂
Boy, I sure hope I win this gizmo. You’ve pretty much sold me on the attributes! I have a young teacher friend that I would share it with. She teaches 10 year old fourth graders, and I occasionally divest craft supplies in her direction. Love your site! (And, love your love story, too!)
Oh yeah, what a great tool for a teacher! Imagine the possibilities! Good luck to you, Corky!
Thanks Greg for the review. Have been thinking of purchasing one but was still on the fence. With your review I will stop the straddle and make the leap. Thanks!
Awesome! Rita, you’re going to love it, I promise! 🙂
You started getting me started crafting, you intoduced me to your cheese boards and from there I’ve been growing.
I want to thank you so much, I have stage 4 cancer and I am unable to work so this has given me happiness and no time to think of my issues.
I love your blogs and share with my daughters and friends
Oh, Paula, you’ve brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for writing. Our prayers are with you, and I promise I’ll be here to inspire you to craft and to make you smile! 🙂
Greg and Handan,
You already give us so much inspiration and great ideas and now we have a chance to win this fantastic Cricut Maker??? You guys are the Bomb Diggity!!!
LOL, why thank you, Donna! I keep telling Handan how Bomb Diggity I am, but she never listens! Thanks for setting the record straight! 😀 Good luck to you!
She knows…. she didn’t come here from Turkey for nuthin’!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to win this Cricut maker. I have the first Circut machines but have not been able to afford this one yet.
You’re so very welcome, Lynne! Good luck to you! 🙂
My daughter wants this so much. After watching and reading I want one too.
You’re going to love it, Britten! Good luck to you! 🙂
You two are so inspiring! I love the Navage Patch projects and I always get a bonus laugh from the very creative writing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects!
This give away is incredible!
Thank you so much, Carol! I’m so happy to hear that we inspire others! 🙂
WOW! Simply WOW! Thank you for the chance to own this Cricut!
You’re welcome, and good luck, Gina! 🙂
Oh my goodness what a generous couple you both are not only do you share your genius talents now a wonderful giveaway that I have been drooling over for years, you see I am a quilter and do all my cutting by hand etc. Not sure I can win since I am in Canada
You can enter! Canada is okay! Good luck, Bynny! 🙂
Thank you so much for this opportunity! Fingers (and toes) are crossed–It’s making it a bit hard to walk and do things. . .but it’s worth it! 🙂
LOL, good luck to you, Christie! Fingers crossed! 🙂
Thank you for including Canada 🙂 Your friends to the North often get passed over on other sites. I would love one of these machines for my miniature work….I’ve seen it do amazing things but was too intimidated by it to spend the money.
Thanks for the opportunity!
You’re welcome, Tracey! It’s such an amazing machine – perfect for miniature work! 🙂
I just want to say that I absolutely love reading your posts. They are so fun! (Do you spend hours carefully selecting the perfect words to use? Or do they just flow from your fingertips as you type? I imagine that you write like how you speak . . .)
I’m a grandma blogger (who was born in the Mesozoic era) who writes about doing crafts and fun activities with grandchildren — to strengthen our family relationships!!
Can you see me drooling over this Cricut? It’s not a pretty picture, lemme tell you. A Cricut would take my crafting to a whole new level!
Hi Nina! On good days, the words just flow, and afterwards, I don’t even remember what I’ve written, lol! On bad days…well, I just get up and do something else! 🙂 Good luck to you – the Cricut would be a great addition for your crafts! 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
You’re welcome, Lyn! Good luck! 🙂
Wow, what an amazing conception. I enjoy reading your post and looking for ideas for my home. U have inspired me. I do things the hard way. The circuit machine would indeed bring me to the current 21st century….
This is indeed an awesome giveaway…..
Thank you, Maria! Best of luck to you! 🙂
I used to own the very own cricut. And loved it. But i wore it out. But would love to own this one. Your so generous in doing this give away. Thanks for thinking of everyone.
You are welcome Judy – good luck to you! 🙂
Oh, wow, this giveaway is amazing. How did you know I have been thinking about this machine for an entire year? Hope I could be so lucky! Thanks!
Thank you, Pamela and good luck! 🙂
I have never seen anything like this before. How amazing is that! I would love to have a chance to win the cricut, how generous of you to do a giveaway. Fingers crossed lol.
Fingers crossed, Wendy! Good luck to you! 🙂
Greg and Handan ~ A Cricut Maker? How generous is this??!! V*E*R*Y generous! You’re both SO sweet, and I love reading your blog. Truly, it’s a breath of fresh air. Your “love story” got me hooked. It is just the sweetest!!
Awwww, thanks, Laura!! 🙂 We’re so happy to do it! Good luck!
It cuts wood and leather??? Ooh boy, sign me up! I thought they only cut paper and stencils. This is a game changer if it does all these materials.
It does! And it is!! Good luck to you, Laurie! 🙂
Thanks Greg! This will be another acid test to determine whether I’m lucky or not! LOL! 😀
Fingers crossed, Constance! 🙂
My goodness Greg, you are inspiring me to…… RETIRE EARLY!!!! …….so I can do the things I really want to do! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the babies!
And the best part is you can open up a small business in your retirement selling things you make with it!! Good luck, Karen! 🙂
Lord one of the desires of my heart is to have one of these!!
May your heart’s desire be fulfilled, Colleen! 🙂
My husband was drooling and watching over my shoulders I was reading this to him. He has been after me to get one. I didn’t realize how many materials it could cut. May just have to gift ourselves for the 38th wedding anniversary coming up. We enjoy your wrting and Handan’s creativity.. Keep up the good work!
Everyone knows the 38th is the Cricut anniversary, LOL! 🙂
What a thoughtful idea! Thank you! Is a fabric cutting test in the works? I am a quilter and I can’t rotary cut straight lines as well as I used to. Can’t afford one of these to test. Counting on my Navage friends for the straight scoop!
Quilting is whole new terrifying world, Derry! I’m still getting used to crafting. We’ll have to take it one step at a time, lol! Good luck to you! 🙂
I would Cricut the worlds cutest thank you note if I won : D
LOL, and we would be happy to receive it! Good luck, Karen!
This will be the only way I can afford one….thanks for the chance
You’re very welcome, Vickie. Good luck to you! 🙂
Great tuts! I would be really, really surprised to win this. The only time I ever won anything was at a tacky party given by my church. and I hadn’t even entered. So, just to let you know, I don’t expect to win, but this post has got me itching to save for one. Thanks!
I wish you good luck to win this one, Tracy, but if not, you’re doing the right thing by saving towards it! 🙂
oh how i would love to have a Cricut machine! i am a jewelry maker and i can only imagine the goodies that can come forth!
Good luck, Vallie!
You guys rock for being so generous with the giveaway. I had trouble getting my email to be added to the list. Had to go to another post (about the cool world map on the wall – bet you could have done that yourself on the Cricut!!)
Hopefully it worked. And I wouldn’t mind getting 2 emails from you, lol. I always look forward to reading them.
Hi Jan, yep, you are entered! Good luck to you! 🙂
So cool of you! Thanks for the opportunity and for all of the laughs and great inspiration! ?
You’re so very welcome, Erin! Good luck to you! 🙂
What a generous give away! I have been making cards for over 20 years and I still do not own a Circut Maker! I would love to give one a try!
You’d love it, Diane! Good luck! 🙂
Ive been looking at these and one of the competitors as they’re the ones that are sold here the most. Occasionally one will go one sale and I start wondering what I could hock to pay for it. I don’t really play that x-box anymore… But I’ve always kind of told myself nah, I wouldn’t use it, what do I do that I’d need this sort of thing for? Then I end up scouring the net for the right metal corners, the right wooden letters, the right appliqué, and looking at alternative methods of making the things I really want. Whereas I could just do up a pattern on my laptop and send it to the machine to be cut in my choice of material. And since I found out they could cut wood? Oh boy, I gotta get me one of these.
Usually I end up getting things when they’re not so shiny anymore. I got my laptop and iPad as they were the recently-previous gen. My car I got the 2016 model that had been a dealer car. And I *whispers* only have an iPhone 6! *gasp*
I’ll have to keep saving my pennies in the mean time. You’re both so good to give one away! I hope it gets you lots more Patch’ers and they all fall in love with you both, too. Or at least stick around for all the great projects!
Oh, Jay, you’d love this thing! I think they make an upside down model for Oz! :p
Love reading your posts/blogs, for the humor alone. Guest rooms DO make for good craft rooms, as well as cat litter box rooms ? Winner winner chicken dinner!
Grandma in the woods. I love reading your all about the wonderful things you to make. I always get a good laugh. You both are so talented. You have no idea how much I would love this machine. I also wanted to thank you for all the free printable you share. For a grandma with a limited budget this is perfect. Thanks again.
Thank you so much, Mary, and best of luck to you! 🙂
Maybe , in all my excitement, I missed it– does it say somewhere when the drawing will occur? Super excited!
Hello Christie, on the giveaway entry widget (which you use to enter) it says 20 days left as of now. But if you mark it on your calendar, then it ends on May 15, at 12 AM. Good luck!
Thank you for this generous giveaway. I absolutely love going to your page to see all the new things you have done. You make it all look so easy. I am completely blown away by all the things this Cricut machine can do! Seriously!!! Thank you for creating such a giving website too. I have downloaded some of your printables and framed them. They are just beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful week. <>
Awww, thank you, Lisa! We are so happy and honored to share what we do with everyone. I’m so happy you find joy in our site! Good luck to you!
I’m so happy that Circuit chose the two of you to test out their machine. I’ve been wanting the Maker for a long time just for cutting the Basswood. I don’t believe any of their other machines will do this. So many things you can do with this, so many ideas. Great tutorial, as always. You are one of my favorite couples and I enjoy everything you show us. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much, Theresa! Yeah, this thing is a basswood badass! Good luck to you and thank you for writing! 🙂
I borrowed a Cricut from my co-worker once & fell in love with it–It would be great to have my very own–Please enter me for the Cricut Giveaway–thanks!
Hi Barbara! To enter the giveaway, just enter your name and email in the entrance form at the end of the post. Thanks and good luck! 🙂
So happy I found you guys! I’m a newbie & have been LOVING the cricut from a far as I decided on which machine would work for me! The maker look wonderful & I can’t wait to learn while I follow your channel!
Hi Lauren, and welcome to The Navage Patch! We can’t wait to make more Cricut projects and share them with you! 🙂
I never win anything…ever, but I’m still gonna try!! I’m hoping this time it will be my lucky day!! Would love to try it!
You never know, Karen – good luck to you! 🙂
Would love to win this. Looks like so much fun
Good luck, Kimberly! 🙂
What a blessing for whomever wins this. Ive read you guys story 3 times and it’s so awesome. The wit you put in with the stories is delightful. Bless you all three. Keep on keeping on, don’t stop your blog. Blessings from our home to your home.
Aw, thank you, Sherry! Our blessings back to you and your family! Have a wonderful week! 🙂
Thanks for the great opportunity.
You’re welcome, Linda – good luck to you! 🙂
Love the Cricut and would be thrilled to own one! Thank you for all your wonderful posts, videos and your newsletter! I enjoy every one of them. (What I wanted to say wasME, ME, PICK ME, but, alas, there will only be one winner- at least I can dream until May 15) Thank you for you for all you two do!
Good luck to you, Frani! You are very welcome – we’re thrilled to have you with us! 🙂
Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome machine! It would greatly benefit our school so as like all the others that entered- I hope I win!!!!
Hi Tammy, it would be great to see it go to use in a school! Best of luck to you! 🙂
I’ve been trying to purchase one, every time I get close, something in the house breaks, or a car! I would love it, I am trying to start my own business.
Thank you for the opportunity to maybe win
Maybe maybe! Good luck, Barbara! 🙂
I just retired and stating to do diy projects not only on my home, I want to try the circuit. Did not realize how much I could dyi around the house, make presents for my family and maybe make a few extra dollars.
Thank you for your stories and of the contest, Will be following for a long time.
I love THE NAVAGE PATCH! I stumbled upon it a couple of years back, and I look forward to every email. You two are so creative, and a little of it rubs off on me every time I read your blogs. I am still trying to figure out how to get a set of those darling little plywood hearts from Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for the opportunity to get the Cricut. I’ve been drooling over them for about 18 months.
Thank you for a wonderful wonderful wonderful give away!
Thank you, Bonnie, and good luck to you! 🙂
I so enjoy your posts and your creative talent. You’ve inspired me to try so many projects! Thanks for the opportunity to have one of these great machines. I’ve drooled over one for a while, but it just hasn’t been in the budget. Now, I’m trying to find someone to make the Valentine project you showed earlier this year…LOVE it!
Thank you so much, Cindy! Perhaps you’ll be the lucky one? I’m so happy that you’ve found some inspiration in our posts. We’ll keep writing as long as you keep reading! 🙂
Obviously this is over already I wish I seen this back when you made it . I would truly love this I am a craft enthusiastic!!! But I am scared of it . I am not tech savvy so I fear I would never understand ! Ty for this post ! I don’t ever read these things but for some reason your blog or post whatever you call it caught my eye and I read it from beginning to end !!!
Hi Constance, it’s really so easy to use! If I can do it, anyone can, lol! 🙂