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Do you know someone who has a Cricut and has never used it or uses it only to make the simple projects? Help a Cricut-er out! This “Maximize Your Cricut Gift Guide” will help that friend (or maybe even you?) discover all that they can do with their Cricut Maker and inspire them to get started (and take it out of the box already 😉 )!
Maximize Your Cricut Gift Guide
Cricut Access Subscription
A Cricut Access subscription is a great way to get a new Cricut user (or the most experienced Cricut user for that matter) to get started in creating amazing projects. Cricut Access offers thousands of exclusive fonts and images that are only available with a subscription, and cannot be purchased individually or in sets. These include some of their most beautiful and distinctive designs as well as licensed images/fonts (think Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and more!) In addition to the exclusive stuff, the subscription can score you discounts on Cricut products, fonts, images, etc. and free shipping on orders over $50! Cricut even frequently offers exclusive sales to Cricut Access members. Like right now… get $10 off your first order over $50 when you sign up for Cricut Access! Gift an Access subscription to your fellow Cricut fans and snag one for yourself while you’re at it! Treat yo’ self!
A Cricut Maker makes an epic gift! It’s no secret how obsessed I am with mine, and if you know anyone with a love of crafting or creating handmade gifts, the Maker is a gift that keeps giving. The Explore Air 2 is also a phenomenal machine.. the Maker is just next level crafting bliss. Maaaajor brownie points for this gift!
The knife blade is probably my favorite tool to use with my Maker. Everyone with a Maker absolutely needs it, which makes it a great gift. I’ve been able to make amazing decor, gifts and keepsakes with it and I continue to be amazed by all that it can cut (and the precision that it cuts with!) What can the Cricut Maker cut with the knife blade? For starters, basswood, balsa wood, leather, craft foam, thick chip board, mat board and more.
Fine Debossing Tip
This tool is so much fun! The little guy makes embossing folders a non-necessity. Isn’t it the worst when trying to get every area of a project embossed with the folder but it just can’t hit every spot? No more. The fine debossing tip creates beautiful depth and texture on any number of materials and adds such a detailed elegance to projects. This tip works with QuickSwap housing (shown below), along with the single scoring wheel, double scoring wheel, basic perforation blade, wavy blade and engraving tip. Any (or all!) of these are great gift ideas to help someone maximize their Maker’s capabilities.
Precision Cutting Bundle
I can’t tell you how amazing these bundle products are. The True Control Knife I use almost on the daily and its sharpness is unparalleled to any other craft knife. The self healing mat sits on my craft desk and shows no evidence of all the cutting I’ve done on it! And everyone needs a quality, solid straight edge ruler.
Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
Cricut Infusible Ink products are mind blowing. Nothing can be crafted to look so professional by non-professionals haha! Watching the way these transfer sheets become one with the blank they are applied to never gets old. It’s like watching a science project come to life, but much cooler. 🙂 There are so many amazing colors and patterns that would be a great addition to any Cricut-er’s stash.
Infusible Ink Pens and Markers and Ceramic Coaster Blanks
To complete an infusible ink gift set, add these ceramic coaster blanks and some infusible ink pens and markers. There is so much fun to have with these. The pens and markers are simply applied to copy paper to transfer onto a blank! Crazy, right?!
The styles and patterns of iron-on vinyl that Cricut continues to put out there are addicting. I would show you my stash but you would absolutely judge me and I wouldn’t blame you. But don’t worry, I use it! Your Cricut newbie friend definitely needs you to show them that there is a vast world of iron-on outside of black and white. Put together a fun grab bag of fun patterned vinyl, holographic iron-on vinyl, mesh iron-on, foil iron-on, or mosaic iron-on.
I never knew how much I needed an EasyPress until I got one. Or 4, haha! Any size of this powerhouse would be a great gift idea.
Although there are many new amazing materials and technologies, vinyl will always be a staple must-have and will always be a well received gift. There are so many finishes, textures, colors and adhesive types of vinyl, perfect for any type of project.
If you are that person that has the Cricut still sitting in the box, then you should treat yourself to these or at least put them on your holiday list. 😉