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How to use Cricut Explore Cutting Machines

By on March 1, 2018
How to use Cricut Explore Cutting Machines

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How to use Cricut Explore Cutting Machines

How to use Cricut Explore Cutting Machines


Maybe you have been curious for weeks, months, or even years now what all the hype is about with Cricut Explore Cutting Machines. Or maybe you own one but don’t know all of the power that these little machines provide! Whatever the reason – I will list some of the materials that the Cricut can cut as well as the projects that you can make, showing you how to use your Cricut Explore cutting machine. Whether you will be using your machine for personal use or to create products to sell, you will be amazed at the potential for success you will have once you see all of the amazing things people create with Cricut Explore! This list is curated for the Cricut Explore One, Cricut Explore Air, and Cricut Explore Air 2.

If you are thinking about buying your first cutting machine or just need to update your current machine, you can not go wrong with the Cricut Explore Air 2! Everything you need (& want!) is in this little baby.

Below is a list of what all of the Cricut Explore machines can cut. Each is provided with a link to that material (or a very similar material if one can not be found) from Amazon, because let’s face it – we all end up stocking up from Amazon anyway! This little list saves you tons of time – I even tried to pick out some of the cutest stuff I could find! All are Amazon Choice, Best Sellers, or have excellent ratings!

Materials the Cricut Explore Can Cut:

And all of those are just to name a few! Now if that isn’t enough encouragement to get started with your own business, I don’t know what is! The products that you can make with all of these mediums are endless! If you are about to start your own business, be sure to get your 40 free listings on Etsy!

Products Made After Using SVG Cut File Designs in Your Cricut Explore Cutting Machine:

  • T-Shirts
  • Mugs
  • Wood Signs
  • Cards
  • Pillows
  • Wine Glasses
  • Cupcake / Cake Toppers
  • Tumblers
  • Car Decals
  • Totes and Bags
  • Mason Jars
  • Journal Covers
  • Planner Stickers
  • Jewelry
  • Plates
  • Gift Tags
  • Dish Towels
  • Candle Holders
  • Glass Blocks
  • Ornaments
  • Party Décor
  • Stickers
  • Wall Decals

Easy Cricut Explore projects for beginners would include creating t-shirts using heat transfer vinyl, card-making using beautiful card-stock, and sign making using adhesive vinyl.

Did you know that Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore Air 2 can even WRITE?! Now that is cool! The writing function is perfect for creating custom cards and personalized gifts. We can’t forget to add this awesome pen collection to our cart!

Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set 30

By now you may be wondering what can’t the Cricut Explore do?

To be honest, it’s easier to list the things it can’t do, because it obviously does a lot.

  • The Cricut Explore is NOT a Printer
  • It is NOT a 3D Printer
  • These machines can NOT cut very thick material (thick leather, thick fabric, thick foam)
  • It can NOT cut materials that can shatter or are super hard (glass, thick metal, thick wood, ceramic)

Below is a look at projects that can be made with the Cricut Explore

Later on I will be talking more about Cricut products – I will even tell you all about the Cricut Maker! Be sure to join our mailing list down below and share this post on social media!


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