Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cricut Explore at a glance

 








































The above butterflies are cute with Felt and Aluminum metal.
The above are cut with Light Woven Burlap, Polyester, and Light Cotton Denim.
The above are Silk and Fabric
The above is Faux Leather, Cork Board, and Burlap!
Heavy Leather and Craft Foam
Duct Tape and Glitter Iron-on
Epoxy Mulberry Paper and Foil Mulberry paper





























This dress is made out of felt that was cut with the Explore. Even the necklace was made using this machine!




This FABULOUS dress was made using faux leather pieces cut with the Explore! Can you even believe this? So fantastic!




This flower is made out of leather and is cut using the Explore. Is that not the most awesome thing!? I want to make tons of these in every color for belts, bags, and hair accessories! You could make these and sell them on Etsy!
I know this was a crazy long post, but I wanted you to get as much information as possible!

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181 comments:

Liz said...

You said that you could still use your old blades with the Explore even though they're not as good as the new blades. Does this mean people can use the new blades in their older machines?

Melanie Brown said...

Liz, I have no idea. It sounds like a reasonable thing to expect, but I have not heard anyone address this.

Brittany Lawrence said...

I almost cried when I heard about this machine. So exciting!

Diane said...

Thanks for all of the photos - what a wonderful variety of materials to cut!

Vanessa said...

Thank you for this informative post!

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for all these details! This machine sounds amazing!!

naiwatts said...

I'm so excited about this machine! I was wondering if you'll be to use your Gypsy with the new Explore?

Sparky said...

Thanks, Melanie!
~Kris~

barbp said...

So much information! Thank you so much. Really appreciate the work you put into this post.

Jan Lynn said...

I am really excited about this new machine. I am going to look forward to reading more and seeing info in blogs before I get my pennies saved to buy one.

Penny said...

this was a great review. I did not know Cricut was coming out with a new machine!! Thanks so much. I subscribed via email.. you are wonderful.

okieladybug said...

Looks like they have really improved the accuracy! Thanks foe sharing all the info!

moknowsall said...

How exciting that you got to go to Utah. I think I like this new machine but will have to see it in action. Price seems reasonable. I love the leather and material cuts. Thanks for sharing. Wish they would post the names of the 100 bloggers so we could follow them too


Maureen

AnnBoShow said...

I'm SUPER interested in this, but I have a question. Can you use this machine with your old cartidges and no internet? Just wondering about those times when you can't or just won't be online.

Scrappin Realtor said...

Thanks so much for putting together all this information. It is very informative and helpful!

scrapperbecka said...

I'm in love!!! I can't wait to get one. So will it cut all svg files even non circuit ones? Can't wait to play with it

Jodie R said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! You answered all my questions! What an exciting machine! Hmm... my birthday is in Match! Lol!

Annie B said...

I am so happy I held out and didn't buy a Silhouette yet! Thanks for the informative post!!!

Joan Smith said...

Oh Melanie this new Cricut sounds amazing. I look forward to each day seeing what you'll be sharing about this new Cricut. Thanks so much for your up close and personal blog post today it was so interesting sure packed with a wealth of info. You really out did yourself putting this together you are such a sweetheart and I am so thrilled for you that you got to go to Utah with your BFF and find out all about it and now sharing.
I too can't wait til Feb 12th and am looking forward to learning more from you because you really know how to explain things and I love seeing your responses to people as we all have questions about this new Cricut. YOU ROCK!!

BethAnn M said...

Thank you for all the information! You & Joy did a great job of making it make sense to us. I can't wait to see you do something when yours arrives.

craftymom205 said...

Thanks for sharing about the new machine.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mary G. said...

Thanks for all the info, sounds like an awesome machine!!

Crystal said...

Sounds exciting and I can't wait to get the new machine....one question though. Since you can use fonts that you already have on your personal computer...will it allow svgs, jpegs, etc....that are not Cricut licensed.

Seahorse Creations said...

Thank you so much for showing us the New Explore is such great detail. Can't wait until it comes out.

Seahorse Creations said...

Thank you so much for showing us the New Explore is such great detail. Can't wait until it comes out.

Star said...

New Explore looks AWESOME!

karen said...

I would love to win the Cricut Expressions 2 - Thanks for the opportunity!

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing everything about the new machine, and for answering all the questions on FB!

Diana said...

I am looking so forward to this machine! I too would like to know if you are able to use your gypsy & carts & work off line!

Bdcampers@ msn.com

Barbara Hart said...

Melanie, that post was the best!!! We really got a good idea of what this machine can do. I have way over a hundred cartridges--have you addressed whether this machine can use cartridges? Sorry if I missed that. Thanks for a super post!

Jen Rolfes said...

Thanks for all the info. Can't wait for the launch.

Vicki Glenn said...

Excited to see how everyone likes it once it's released. Still to expensive for me at the moment. Will have to wait until the price drops.

Anonymous said...

Debbie from Fallston: This new Cricut looks fantastic! Just from your examples, I see tons of things I'd like to try. I've just started trying home decor items, but love to sew, also. This would be great to have to embellish my sewing projects.

Melanie Brown said...

Yes, you can use all of your cartridges! That is what the cartridge slot is for in the photo. Don't worry about that. Now as far as the GYPSY goes, you cannot use it with the machine because all of the designing will be done with the new software. However, all of the cartridge you have loaded onto your Gypsy will be accessible as long as you link your Gypsy to the Cricut Craft Room. It will then bring everything over into the new system as long as you use the same email and password to sign in. They really thought of everything!

Melanie Brown said...

You will have to be online to use the machine. This machine is online dependent.

Melinda said...

Mel - thanks so much for putting this post together - a lot of info there! I'm excited that PC put together the machine for those of us who like having a color option other than multiple squares of colored cardstock - ha! Hope you guys had fun while learning and thanks again for sharing.

ScrappySue said...

Thanks for all the photos. This machine looks awesome. I'll be tuned in for Anna on HSN.

pattyk said...

Thanks for all the great info!!!millierose651@aol.com

Kathy:) said...

This new machine is so exciting. I want one.
Kathy U:)

Melissa said...

Excited about the new machine but would love for there to be a more direct option to connect my gypsy. Can't wait!

Kim said...

I like the new machine. It seems like you can make a lot of exciting things but I would rather win the expression 2 better. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim Lundstrom said...

I am one machine away from breaking through to unlimited creativity!

Diane said...

Wow! Maybe it would be easier to say what the Explore CAN'T do!!

Lorrie said...

That was a crazy good post! Thanks for all the info on the Explore. Can't wait to see your beautiful creations.

Martha Herrera said...

Great info!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Barb S said...

Thanks for all this information! It will be interesting to see what you discover when u get the Explore and tell us all about it!

Megan H. said...

The new machine looks great. Thanks for all the information. Thanks for the chance to win the E2. I would be thrilled to win.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Karen Wedding said...

Wow! It looks like the new Cricut can do so much more. Do you have to have a deep cutting blade to cut the chipboard, corkboard, etc.? That would be so nice if you only had to purchase 1 blade to cut everything.

Megpie said...

Wow! I understand that you can download your own image to cut on the Explore. What are the limitations? For example, if I have my own company logo can I cut it using Explore?

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Wow, it looks like Provo Craft might finally be moving in the right direction again. I just wish I did not have to be online to design... That makes it very difficult to craft at the beach house where internet is spotty at best. The Explore looks awesome - thanks for sharing.

sam l said...

Your little fingers must be tired from typing so much. Great Job! I always look forward to hearing from you. it is like I kmow a celebrity.
I am glad u had a great trip. I am sure I will be getting the new machine when HSN comes out with it!

Melissa said...

Excellent post...thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great post on the new Explore! Provo Craft has really outdone themselves this time. Excited to see your future projects done with the Explore. Martha in Leonard, TX

KarenK said...

Can't wait to try this new Cricut! Only wish there was a way to get licensed images! Some of us that found the Cricut later.....have no access to these images other than to spend a lot of money on used linked cartridges! Perhaps PC can produce new licensed images soon?

Scrapbooking Maria said...

This machine looks like the answer to all the problems of past Cricut machines. I just love thing of the possibilities with this machine.

Kay said...

Wow! This machine does a lot. Thanks for sharing the info.

Gwen said...

Sounds like an awesome machine! Want to learn more about it.

judyklarson said...

OMG! My mind is just spinning with all the new possibilities this machine creates!

Diane Anna said...

Wow - this machine sounds fantastic - I might have to upgrade. It'll be interesting to see how the old cartridges work with this. Can I just quit my full time job and play all day long with the new machine?

Erin L. said...

WOW! The Explore looks amazing!

Janice P said...

this sounds like quite the machine!

Debby/Darthy said...

I can' t wait to see the cuts on this!

scrapperme said...

Am a follower via email now.

Karen Sue said...

I love this new machine, I've been saving up for one that has the ability to cut fabrics and leathers as well as some of the other materials listed, so this is a dream come true, I am a bit disappointed though that it can only be used via the internet, I wish it could also be used independently, I'm wondering if the program could also be used for our older machines, even if I do get an explore I'd love to hang onto my expression, and having just one program would be wonderful.

Victoria Collinsworth said...

Thanks for all you do I don't know what I would do without your inspiration....The new cricut explore is going to be great I don't think it is possible to wait that long now that I have seen what it can do....Excited beyond belief...

Laney's Legacy's said...

Lots of great info. I am really excited about the new machine.

cmarie said...

Have been leaning toward a cameo, but love my cricut so. I am so thrilled provo craft has come around. Today is my anniversary so would be wonderful gift.

fishinmomma said...

I would love to win a Cricut Expression 2. That would be such a nice surprise to win!

forpahl5 said...

I would love to win this and see how it works. I have thought about buying a shiloette but we will see! I hope to win!

Mary B. said...

Thank you for sharing this information. Look forward to the HSN debut of the machine.

Wayne, Naomi, Sydney, Elijah and Kezia said...

I didn't know cricut was coming out with a new machine! Very exciting. This would be a great tool to use at my church. I help with a lot of decorating and this would be amazing to have.

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing all the details about the explore. Can cartridges be used still independent of the software/ internet? Too bad they couldn't have developed an app so we don't have to be on line..huge disadvantage. Still exciting though. Thanks for the E2 opportunity and your great blog.

Coelle said...

Thanks so much for such good info on the new machine....makes it very enticing!!!

Tina H said...

Thanks for all the info. Your blog is awesome! The machine has many great features but I'm still not liking the fact that you have to be online just to use your cartridges. Don't like crafting dependent on the internet.

Terri Burson said...

I too will follow and see if there's any kinks or quirks. Sounds great though . Thanks for all the great info!

Monica said...

This looks very interesting. Hoping it is as good as it appears. Can't wait to see your projects when you get one. I look to you for guidance on such things.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Amazing that it can cut so many different materials and has settings for them. Does it work with the Gypsy?
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Charity Brown said...

I am excited to see this machine work..sounds like it will perform lots of fun stuff and convenience.

Patty said...

Quite impressive!! Thanks for all the great info!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Ok, saw response on not being able to use Gypsy unless connected to online software. Not sure this is a good thing because I'm thinking then that you have to always have the new Cricut connected to your computer and my lap top is in my computer room and my Cricut is in my craft room and I do not want to move things around to accomodate Cricut in my computer room since I have scanner & printer connected to my computer. Was so excited for this but not sure now.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Sounds like a great machine. Thanks for all the information. Can hardly wait for this one, and thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

CraftyCooky said...

Wow great explanation and pictures. I am seriously thinking about this new machine.

Cindy said...

So excited about Explore! Sounds like a great new machine. Thanks for sharing all this new info with us!

Cindy
crdhins@ymail.com

KitnM said...

I love all the projects they did to show how versatile this machine will work! Love the dresses and flowers! This looks wonderful...however, I don't love the idea of having to work on the computer to get the project together. This may be an adjustment for me since there are so many options with this new product and the craft room itself. Thanks for sharing so much information with us!

Sandy Lewis said...

Thank you for this post. I'm a diehard Cameo user, but I'm interested in the multiple products this can cut. It would be fun to cut leather and several other things you've mentioned. I am concerned about the svg thing, as my machine currently cuts them with a one time upgrade fee (which goes on sale often). There are so many free svg files online, one will never have to buy another file to cut. The capability of creating my own file is also a huge plus, as I can do that now. I'll be watching this.

Anonymous said...

Linda from Indiana, PA :
Wow! Thanks for sharing the information on this new machine. I was on the fence about this one, but really do like it. Now, I just have to find a way to get one, like maybe winning this one? :)

Marie Ross said...

Thank you for sharing your insights into this machine. We will just have to see for ourselves on Feb.12th. It does look pretty sleek!

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scrapinggamma said...

Thanks for all the info, this machine sounds amazing. Can't wait for it to hit HSN.

Mollie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am seriously impressed with what it can do! Thanks so much for sharing all those great pics, Melanie!!! EXCITING!!!

Anonymous said...

Sound like a great addition to paper crafting. Mary H from North Dakota

Anonymous said...

All the things this new Explore
machine can do is amazing! And I thought the Expression was great.
rosebud114

nanny23 said...

WOW that is quite a machine!! Thanks for the review and the chance to win!! Just found your blog and subscribed !! Looks good!

Peg Toth said...

This is just too amazing! What will be next? Thanks for sharing!

Denise Ollanketo said...

Thanks for sharing all the great info :) So excited to see this machine!

Dianna said...

Thanks so much for sharing all the great projects you can make with the new Explore!

Jody Smith said...

I love my cricut but have never been impressed with small or intricate cuts so I wonder how this machine will do with those type of cuts. Does anyone else have that issue? My friend has the cameo and she can cut things so thin and intricate that it is amazing but I have not wanted to think about switching because I have so many cartridges.

Anne Grahl said...

It is SOOOOO very exciting to hear all about this new machine. All the types of materials it can cut is AMAZING!!! I already LOVE my Cricut, and can hardly imagine all the "bells and whistles" this one comes with. Can't wait to hear more!!

jackie said...

Melanie, after your post PC confirmed through a message reply to me that SVG cut are now free also . I can provide you with a copy if you'd like!

Julie said...

When I purchased my first Cricut in 2006, being able to cut .svg etc was never a thought in my mind, still isn't today. I was leaning toward an E2 when there was room in the budget for it. Now I am thinking of skipping that idea and go with this new one. Not for the non-cartridge cuts, but just for new technology! It sounds promising. Can't wait to see what Melanie can do with it when she gets hers!

Melissa H. said...

I would love to buy the Explore IF it wasn't internet dependent. I take my cricut to Girl Scout meetings where internet is not available. And I don't have space to move my computer into my craft space at home.

Laura Pizz said...

Wow love seeing all of the pics - thank you for sharing! ~LAura

sheilaryan said...

Wow- this looks amazing! I'd love to cut leather and silk!

remus79 said...

Thanks for sharing the new E2. Can't wait to see it in person. Maybe if I win.... ;-)

Sue D said...

All I can say is Wow!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting an app to use the CCR on my iPad for the e2. Wonder if they will include this?

Kristi Curtis

Cheryl W said...

The ability to cut leather and other materials like it, would truly be fantastic. Like you say, it could actually cut items that could sell on Etsy (or at craft fairs). Thank you so much for sharing this info with us. I hope we'll see some videos soon. I've seen the promotional video, but I'd really like to see some hands on by someone like you!

Anonymous said...

I am SERIOUSLY intrigued! :D
Barb Lawson

Beth O said...

Thanks for the great post on the Cricut Explore. There has been sooo much speculation and your post puts much of that to rest.

Anonymous said...

The explore looks awesome-- sooo much potential!!

I heard now they will allow free cutting of SVGs and DXFs. No subscription required. YAY!!

1Happy Mimi said...

Thanks for all the information! The Explore seems to have captured the best of both worlds; still using your cartridges & your computer for SVG cuts!

Heather said...

Will we be able to cut an svg file purchased from somewhere else or only purchased through PC?

Maria Giselle B. said...

I am so excited about the Explore. I have an Imagine and decided to hold on to it despite a couple of occasions when it almost gave up on me, and despite the new releases, and the Silhouette. After Silhouette, I felt bad for PC. I hope this machine can match up or exceed the competition.

bgsadler said...

Thanks for the info. It looks much smaller than the expression and the imagine?? I can't wait to see this!

Edwina said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing more about this new Cricut. It helps a lot knowing more about it. Really cool all it can cut. Love it! Thanks. Edwina Brown

Angie Bridgwater said...

Wow! So exciting!!!

Angie Bridgwater said...

Wow! So exciting!!!

KathyM said...

Thanks for the great information and pictures of what the Explore can do!

Jwalters09 said...

Thank you for a very informative post!

coolnana72 said...

Melanie, Thanks so much for all of the info on the new Explore. This new machine is sounds fabulous.

Bunnyfreak said...

Thanks for the info. Which my cricut cut this well. Not sure I will upgrade though.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see how it works.



jac's mom

Jan Lynn said...

Looking forward to seeing this machine in action. I will start to save my pennies.

Jill said...

Thank you for all the fabulous info on the new machine. So many possibilities. I am a little disappointed there is not keypad, and I can't use my Gypsy.

Kim F said...

Thanks for the info on the new cricut, still up in the air on it. Would love to win the E2

Dawn Kunar said...

Can't wait to start seeing your projects with the new Cricut Explore! Loved all the info, and I'm looking forward to someday owning one myself! In the meantime, it would Be Awesome to win your giveaway!!
Dawn in Toledo, OH

Anonymous said...

It will only cut svg files if you have the monthly subscription.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Looks like a great machine!

Veronica

Mary Jo said...

Thanks for all the information. There is so much info floating around it's nice to see it all explained.

Anonymous said...

I would love one of these Machines! I love Cricut and Anna Griffin!
Grandpa97@msn.com Rose...

PattiB said...

Thank you. Yours is the best information we have seen on the new Explore. It really looks fabulous with the potential of getting even better. I am so happy they have now made cutting .svg's free. I am really excited about it now.

Pick n Renny said...

The new Cricut Explore really seems amazing! Thanks so much for all the information. You are so Creative!!!
Blessings to All!

Barb S said...

I love the quietness and the interface with iPad!

Tanya said...

Thank you for such an informative blog post. I'm on the fence about this new machine....keep the information and updates coming...you're advice and data about this new machine will probably help me decide to buy it...LOL!

JustJules said...

Thanks for all the information. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Not true! You can upload and cut SVGs without a subscription!

Jane Markham said...

@Jody Smith - I have both machines and I know a lot of people talk about intricate cuts, but I do not think there is much of a difference as long as you get the settings right for each machine and each material. That is why the dial will be so nice. No more looking for the scrap of paper where I wrote the perfect settings for vinyl. If this Explore machine has increased the accuracy it will definitely give it a leg up.

Marcia said...

This is a great post! Thanks for all of the pictures.

rakiya32 said...

Love this post! I can't wait to get my hands on the Explorer and I wouldn't mine the expression 2 as well!

Carla Frohne said...

Really like how this machine looks but I wonder can I plug my carts right in this machine or does it all need to run threw the computer?

PattiB said...

Thank you for so much information on this new fabulous machine. I am excited to see much more.
Your giveaway is incredible.

Deborah R said...

Wow! This machine looks amazing! Thanks for all the info and the give away. :)

Boots And Bling Time said...

Wonderful post! I cannot wait to purchase this machine! I am glad it has so much versatility and hope it is the last machine I have to buy. Cannot wait to cut burlap!

Debby/Darthy said...

Wouldn't this be great to own?

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Debra Penk said...

Thanks for sharing all of the projects cut with the Explore. I like how the stars run off the page and still cut on the chipboard example. The quality of the cuts look excellent also. This machine will be very tempting!

scrapqueen141 said...

Thank you so much for posting this, very helpful. I have been going back and forth over whether or not I want to buy the Explore or go with a Cameo. A big part of me wants to go ahead and try the Explore if for no other reason than I already have so much invested in Cricut. It does sound exciting especially now that the SVGs are included for free!

SaraBug said...

Wow, looks like the Explore can do it all.

Angela Cash said...

Wow! Some of these project photos are amazing. I particularly like the flowers on the bike basket.

MulticrafterAmy said...

Thanks for all the great detailed info Melanie. I know why they keep you and Joy in loop for the new PC products because you give the facts and details you can so well. THANKS!!!
Amy

D- said...

What a wonderful post.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful details.
This machine is definitely now at the top of my wish list.
Hmmm my 34th anniversary is coming up. Wonder if plastic (the machine) is for the 34th anniversary... wait since it cuts almost anything I bet it will cut that too. lol
Okay I had to look it up. The traditional 34th ann gift is opal. The machine is opal in color. BINGO it fits. lol.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Unknown said...

Oh the new machines just get better and better!
Laurie

Diane Loughrey said...

Thanks for sharing this info, I'm sure it will help others make a decision.

Marty said...

TFS about the new Explore. Can't wait till it's available

M DeJ said...

I'm wondering if you'll be able to use the cricut Expression machine with the new Design Space? Will Design Space be replacing the Craft Room??

Michelle said...

Oh My Goodness.... just look at all of those ideas!!

:-)

Mary said...

How exciting!! I can't believe all the different materials you can cut with the Cricut Explore. This machine is going to be so much fun to craft with!!

Lisa C. said...

Looks exciting!! I can't wait to see all the free projects.

Renea said...

Can wait to see more projects with the cricut explore. I think it is wonderful that is can cut some many mediums and has SVG capabilities as well.
Renea
nurses1977@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Wow, it can cut so many things and seems so versatile! The Explore is looking pretty good!

Gabby said...

Will be watching this one. Wish it wasn't Internet based.

Doramiyi said...

Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Doramiyi

Angie said...

The new machine looks amazing. I can't afford it right now but, I LOVE that it can cut so many different materials!

Leslie Z said...

Thank you for this more comprehensive look at the a Explore. As a burned Imagine owner, I won't be purchasing the machine myself. However, it will be interesting to see if PC can start restoring the repetitional damage they've done to themselves by having a successful launch of the Explore. I will be watching to see if the machine works as advertised and if PC keeps the 'coming soon' promises they've made regarding this machine. I hope you can keep us posted as we go along.

Deborah Cariker said...

I want this machine!!!!! I love my Cricut Expression. I loved my Baby Cricut. This one is going to be so wonderful!

Narelle said...

Thanks for such an in depth look at the new Explore Melanie.

It's obvious that the Ashish and the new team at Provocraft have really done their homework on this machine. I can't wait to get one in my hot little hands!!

I'll be sending my blog followers here to read all about it!



Anonymous said...

They announced a blue tooth option for the Explore that should allow you to work from another room.

shabbycottagegirl said...

So excited! February can't come soon enough! :)

Pokey Puppy said...

This is AWESOME!!! Appreciate the info and opportunity to win this incredible machine. Thanks!

Kathleen Schriber said...

my only question (for now) is. will this machine cut the cheap papers we all have so much of? having to replace my cheap stuff for better quality cardstock so it would cut nicely in our machines, are they just telling us 'again' that this will cut everything nicely including the cheap stuff? my cricuts always did cut good, as long as i had good paper on the mat.

Anita Scroggins said...

So sad that PC decided to make this machine online dependent - so that they would have access to all of the designs you create I am sure. This makes the machine totally unusable to those of us who retreat at places with NO INTERNET ACCESS, and yes, those places do still exist. Not everyone is connect every minute of the day. I have been a Cricut user since I pre-ordered the original bug- but I am now a Cameo user. So sad.

Pam Hellewell said...

I would love to get the explore. I love the ability to have an access to so many images for a monthly cost

Teri said...

Cannot wait to see this in person and try it out!! Love that we can now import any font!

JaneT said...

What a generous giveway! Keeping fingers and toes crossed!!! This new machine sounds great, but were I to win this one, I could use it and wait for the newest one to go on sale. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes it will allow you to cut all your system fonts

sam l said...

I am sorry if you have already addressed this. But do you have to "hardwire" to your computer or can it work wireless?
I am going to get a part time job so I can get one my first paycheck is going to purchase this!!!

Pat P said...

I would love to win the Expression 2. I use my Cricut all of the time. The new machine looked awesome until I saw I had to be online to use it. Phooey! Not interested now.

patpionkeathotmaildotcom

Fran S. in NC said...

What a detailed description and post for us to get a complete feel for the new machine. I am so excited to get one and give it a go!!

Anonymous said...

Wow the Explore sounds so awesome!! I can't wait to get mine and try it out. Thanks for all the info. Scrappinsherry from Maryland

Anonymous said...

No, you have to be online to use the Explore.

Donna said...

Great Cricut ideas! Thanks!