Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cricut Explore ouf of the box





The one of the left is a booklet, and the one of the right has a sample of materials you can cut using your machine like
You can see the mat that comes with the machine between the box and the egg crate the machine is sitting in.
Your machine comes with this great tote! There are even projects loaded into the Design Space to decorate it!
Here is a view of the included cuttables.

Also, included with the machine is a power cord, USB cord, and a silver marker!
You get one of the regular grip mats.
Press the 'open' button and this is what you will see. Not a ton of Styrofoam or tape.
Just this little piece of foam. The blade is pre-loaded, so no need to worry about that.
The bottom lip has some fabulous compartments for tools and blades!
I put my tools in, so you can see how it looks. They fit in there perfectly!
I really love this little compartment for tools while you are working.
Your mat slides neatly under the machine while you are assembling your cuts! I really love this because when I am crafting, there is always the question of where to put my mat and then when I need it again, I cannot remember where I put it.
There it sits on my desk! I am now ready to rock and roll!








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60 comments:

Kim said...

This machine looks so awesome. I like all the accessories it comes with.

Crystal said...

Love love love...can't wait to get mine in March.....woop woop!!!

Joan Smith said...

0H Melanie what a beautiful Cricut. Love, Love, Love!!! I soooo can't wait to get mine....supposed to arrive at my door on Feb. 27th. I also purchased the Explore tool kit and the pack of Explore pens.
Sooo can't wait too for all that you will be sharing and of course all your tips and ideas as to how to get the most out of this beauty.

YOU ROCK....oh great pics!!!!

Crystal said...

I'm so jealous! Still debating about the purchase of this since I ask can't figure out ask the functions on my E2. In can't wait to see what you create. Have fun!

BethAnn M said...

Have fun with your new Explore! It looks really cool, and I can't wait to see all the different tricks you will make it do for us. Thank you.

Star said...

Explore looks AWESOME!! Can't wait to see what it can do.

Kathy:) said...

Love it. Can't wait to see what you make with the new machine.

Kathy U:)

Ann said...

Cool, cool, cool! I would love to win this cartridge.
Haven't ordered the EXPLORE yet.
Hugs
Mstgane
Ann

Janis LU said...

Thank you for sharing! My Explore is due to ship on March 18th. Little teases keep my adrenalin rushing, cannot wait to receive mine. Looking forward to your projects.

Diane said...

All I can say is "Wow".

Barb A. said...

The Explore looks awesome. Can't wait to see the projects you do.

Melinda said...

Can't wait to get mine as well. It was ordered as soon as it was released then, I got THE email - ha! Oh well, it will get here when it get's here. On another note, I keep seeing that cute Chevron covered album and I'd love to do that! I have the embossing folder but, can you tell me how or what they used to cut them to fit like that! Thanks in advance...

Beth O said...

Great photos of what is to come to many of our homes VERY SOON

Sue D said...

Very nice features.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

wow so envious Melanie looks great, I have it on my wishlist for my birthday my husband has been hinting I might get one yay!!!! I'm so excited if I do, oh the possibilities!

Brenda said...

It is a pretty machine and has some well thought out things about it. My thing is that it was to late in coming. I don't think we should have had to wait this long for perfect circles and scallops among other things. I am looking forward to seeing how well it performs and to learn more about the designing end of it.

Martha Herrera said...

This is a great machine! Can't wait to see your creations.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara Hart said...

The Explore looks so promising! I look forward to seeing your many creations with it. I'll still be using my Expression for awhile, but I'm thinking......

Tanya said...

This is so exciting! thanks for letting us live vicariously through you until our machines arrive!

LST in Colorado said...

WOW!!!!! What an awesome machine, and thanks for showing all that comes with it, I felt like I was right there when y opend the box. What an exciting time for you and your crafting, can't wait to see all of your awesome projects. I haven't had my E2 for a year yet, but I'm thinking about the explorer. Oh the tease and envy that lies in my future.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the peek at the new Cricut machine. Especially like the tool compartments & that mat can fit under.
Melissa
"Sunshine Honeybee"

JoAnn said...

Wow, the Explore looks fabulous. Thanks for showing the photos of all the details. Can't wait to see what you create with it.

tani said...

Thanks so much for showing the out of the box. My explore is on its way from HSN and it's nice to know what is in the box. I enjoy your blog so much and follow every day.

TeresaK said...

I'll be eager to hear how you like using the machine!

Betsy said...

I CAN"T WAIT to get my Explore! My is due for delivery on Feb. 27th! Yippeeeee! Can't wait to see what you make with yours!
Thanks so much for the chance to win this great cartridge!

Anonymous said...

So excited for mine to arrive TODAY! Keeping hearing what I think are trucks in the drive, get up and look, but nope, no one there...hurry up!!!!!!

Theresa said...

What a great machine, and you displayed beautiful. The Creative Holiday Cards cartridge is awesome. Love the card ideas, that way you can wipe up a card at the last minute and looks like you spent hours. Beautiful cards.
Theresa
tacalo@live.com

Judy Webb said...

The Explore may be a be a little too much for me!! I am just now, getting use to CCR. Looking forward to your comments and use and demonstrations.

Coelle said...

What a 'sweet' looking machine...can't wait to see what you can do with it!!!

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing your creation!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

looks amazing! Carri~Abusybee

Anita said...

How cool! Have fun!

Edwina said...

Thank you so much for sharing about the Cricut Explore. I am trying to find out as much as possible about it. Your photos are great! They are better than any I have seen. I like the way you made everything so clear with your words too. I hope you will post more about the how to use it and it's features. Edwina Brown

Mary Bowlin said...

It has some really nice features. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The machine looks awesome,would love to own one.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing all the info. I'm gonna wait a bit to see what happens. Looks like fun though

RichStampin said...

How fun, I cannot wait to get one.

JaneT said...

I would love to win this to go with the Explore machine I bought when it was on HSN. What more could a girl ask for? I am already subscribed.

Anonymous said...

Wow!So nice,I love how you can store your tools & your mat under it.When I'm working on anything my cat Fluffy 18yrs old is right beside me.I can't count how many times she has sat or laid on my mat.She a big fluffy fur ball with long hair.Thanks for sharing your Explore box with us.Can't wait to see your posting on the scallops to see how good it cuts!
Rosebud222222222

Cathy said...

looks like i am going to want this machine...thanks for the sneak peek:)
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Pick n Renny said...

Thanks for sharing the unboxing of your new Cricut. I would love to win the cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win! Blessings to all!

Anonymous said...

I just love the way this new machine looks. Thank you so much for going step by step with opening the Explore. I am so looking forward to when you can share more and more of what the Explore can do!

Kathleen
Arizona

Cynthia B. said...

What a great-looking machine! Love the little extras - the silver pen, the tote...and of course I love the creative possibilities! So intrigued to see what you'll create with this first!

Got2BCrafting said...

It looks like a lot of thought was put into this machine. I can't wait to hear more reviews from those who purchase one. I have always purchased my Cricut machines when they launched on HSNm but I am waiting on this one. I hope to hear good things. :) Thanks for sharing. I am looking foward to seeing the card you created. :)

Peg Toth said...

NICE! what more can I say!

LemonDropMemories said...

Earning the $300 I need for this cannot come soon enough. So excited to buy one of these!

Cheryl W said...

Can't wait to hear more about the Explore as you create with it. Thanks so much for sharing all the pics of it.

Tisha Sewell said...
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Tisha Sewell said...

Thanks for sharing about the Explore. It looks like a awesome machine! Can't wait to see your projects that you make with it.

Michele Washburn said...

Thanks for sharing the new Explore with us! I look forward to seeing the many projects you'll create with it!

Ashley said...

Following your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!
oldnavyash@aol.com

Irene Uy said...

Followed your blog! Thinking of getting an Explore too but can't bear to part with my Expression!

Penny said...

This looks like a fun cartridge and one I don't have...

D- said...

Have fun with your new machine.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Pat N. said...

Well, it certainly looks good coming out of the box. So far so good. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway cartridge!

Luria said...

WOW I would love to own one maybe one day. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Luria

Linda said...

You're gonna have so much fun with the Explore. Looking forward to seeing what you create!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Looks like a lot of fun to me. Can't wait to see what you make.

Mackenzie said...

Cannot WAIT to get mine! You are so lucky to have recieved yours, and so kind to have shared the experience with us! I can't wait to see what amazing projects you come up with!

grandmaplenty said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I'm so anxious for mine to come.

 
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