I am so excited!!! I finally decided to buy my Cricut Machine. Gaaaaaaaaa!!!! I can’t wait to learn how to use my Cricut.
I have wanted a Cricut for a long time but I just couldn’t justify the cost. I am so excited to get started!
If you just bought your new Cricut machine I know you are excited to get started too.
Next step is to get the Cricut Machine set up, get it connected with the internet, and ready to explore how to make so many great projects. I hate the set up part, but it is vital to do it and do it right.
Below are some links to the Cricut YouTube channel and instructions that made it a lot easier for me. Also, at the end of this post you will find the manual for the Cricut Machine Explore Air 2. That may come in handy soon.
Cricut Explore Air 2 Set Up
Here is the official Cricut video on setting up your new Cricut Machine Explore Air 2. This video will get you up and running in a few simple steps.
Be sure to do all the steps or your Cricut won’t work correctly. Now is not the time to skip steps.
Where Do I Start with my Cricut?
When I first got my Cricut Explore Air 2 my first question was…Where do I start?
The Cricut machine came with basically no directions. I felt like I was thrown in the water and was floundering.
I quickly jumped on Google to find a manual. Although Cricut had included in the box all the supplies I would need to do it the first project, the instructions were missing.
The manual helped me identify what things were, but not how to use it. So I went back to YouTube for more help from the Cricut YouTube channel. I found the video above very helpful.
Cricut Project Beginner Ideas
Now that you have your Cricut machine set up, what can you make with it?
My dreams were to use the Cricut machine for home decor, gift items and so much more.
With my Cricut Machine I can create custom cards with card stock paper and it will cut a design and write the sentiment on the card all at the same time.
I can create sayings and pictures with iron on vinyl (HTV) to create t shirts for my grandsons.
I can monogram just about anything with vinyl and I can even etch glass or do some paint projects using cut vinyl as templates.
And that is just touching the surface of what this incredible Cricut Machine does.
Check out these great projects(not mine). Custom coasters, Rockin baby onesie, and a beautiful Get Well card…all made with Cricut. Are you getting excited???
Where Can You find Answers and Help with Problems?
I had so many questions and finding the answers was hard. Everything I saw or read was about projects people were doing, but not about HOW to do them.
So I had to dig to find answers. I decided I was going to try to make this easier for other new Cricut owners. I started this blog and I set up a FaceBook Support Group, Addicted to Cricut.
As I learn, I will share it with you here on this blog and on the FaceBook Support Group. If you have questions or get stuck, just send holler out on the FB group and I will probably be around to answer your question pretty quick.
Please come join us! Addicted to Cricut.
Cricut Beginner First Project Inside the Box
Now that you have your Cricut all set up, the real fun begins! Let’s tackle the first project that Cricut recommends. We already have supplies right in the box with our Cricut.
I have found the official Cricut video links to walk you through your first project. Click here start creating.
This is going to be fun. Don’t worry if you mess up. I was terrified to start. So go now and find your project and get going!
Ready, Set, GO!
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