Whether you have never heard of the Cricut Maker before or if you have been thinking about getting one for a while, this post will show you what to expect when you unbox the Cricut Maker.
When I unboxed my Cricut Maker there were some things that I thought would come in the box that didn’t. And to the opposite effect, there were some items that I was surprised that actually came in the box!
If I knew this in advanced it would have saved me some cash monay because I definitely ordered some unnecessary supplies along in anticipation.
This year Black Friday got the best of me and I took the plunge and bought the new Cricut Maker. The whole reason I wanted it was to be able to cut custom wood pieces to decorate my place and possibly some pieces to sell or give as gifts. Basically I had no plan but I was going to do great things with this machine.
What Comes in the Box?
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Cutter (for fabric)
- Rotary Cap
- Cricut Premium Fine Point Blade and Housing
- Cricut Pen (0.4 Black)
- Power Cord
- USB Cord
- Welcome Book
- FabricGrip Mat (12×12)
- LightGrip Mat (12×12)
- First Project Kit (Including white cardstock, blue cardstock, and patterned fabric to create a greeting card)
- Warranty Information
What Doesn’t Come in the Box?
- Cricut Premium Knife Blade and Housing (if you’re interested buy it here for half price!)
- StrongGrip Mat for thicker materials
- StandardGrip Mat for normal materials
- and much more….see below
See a full free guide to materials that I suggest for your Cricut Maker starter kit here! I basically wasn’t able to do many of the crafts that I wanted to without most of these materials.
I was actually pleasantly surprised that we got two free 12×12 mats in the Cricut box….the only problem was that these are the two mats that I am least likely to use. I don’t do much sewing so I don’t have a use for the Fabric Grip. The main reason I wanted the Cricut Maker was to cut wood (which the other Cricut machines can’t do) but to do this I had to buy an additional blade and the StrongGrip Mat.
If you are like me and want to use your Maker to cut wood I would order these materials in advance so you can get started playing right as your Maker arrives!
The Starter Kit which came with the greeting card project was actually super cool because it showed me some features that I didn’t know about – such as using the Cricut Pens to draw a design. I was actually super amazed by the precision and speed of the Cricut….I was filming the entire thing for my Instagram Stories!
So What Do You Think?
Is the Cricut Maker right for you? Let me know in the comments below what you would be most excited to use the Maker for.
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