Okay, you Cricut, right? Yeah, me too! Have you ever lost small pieces of your design when you’re weeding or cut through your design because you couldn’t see the cut lines? It’s totally frustrating isn’t it? I not only get frustrated when that happens but I lose money too because I either have to start over or go back and re-cut the small pieces I lost. You see, I Cricut all day ‘er day. I make my living doing this and that is why I am ecstatic about the new Cricut BrightPad! Have you guys seen this thing? I am literally in love because this thin little piece of genus saves me hours of time a week.
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Now, I’m a vinyl crafter so I pretty much only use this to weed vinyl and that’s probably all I’ll ever use it for even though it has tons of other uses. You can use it for tracing, weeding, quilting, jewelry making, needlepoint. The list goes on and on.
Here’s what I love about the Cricut BrightPad:
1. The Brightpad has a hard surface so I don’t have to work at a table or desk. I can sit in the living room with my family while I’m weeding a detailed design and have all the light and support I need. I get all the cutting out of the way during the day when my little one is at school and then I don’t feel bad about sitting in the living room weeding in the afternoon while he’s having his snack and watching cartoons. Weeding to the theme song to Bubble Guppies is pretty much life these days!
2. It back lights the vinyl so I don’t have to deal with glares or shadows getting in the way of me seeing the cut lines. It just lights them up and I know exactly where to weed. This has been a life saver when I’m weeding my holographic vinyl and my glitter vinyl. I could never see those cut lines and I was always tearing part of my design when pulling away the negative vinyl. I haven’t lost one small dot or torn anything at all since I got my BrightPad.
3. You can adjust the brightness so you don’t get a headache from the bright light if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing. Now I know when my husband bought me a BrightPad he never expected I’d be bringing it to bed with us! But, I do. Sometimes I’ll weed in bed while he’s watching TV or getting all caught up on Twitter. I like being able to turn the brightness down so it’s comfortable for me in the darker setting but I’m still able to see the cut lines perfectly.
Now I have more time and more money
I’m not even kidding when I say the Brightpad is worth way more than the $80 my husband paid for it. It was a Christmas gift. LUCKY ME! The amount of time it saves me alone on weeding means I can turn out more products with better precision and a quicker turn around and make more $$$$ selling my products. You combine this tool with the other amazing tools Cricut offers and you’re ready to conquer the crafting world.
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I bought this one from Amazon for $30 and it does the same thing as the Cricut one but for way less. I think Cricut marks things up too much just because it says “Cricut” on it. It kind of makes me mad. Granted I love my cricut but I think they are taking advantage of a lot of people. Even their tools are pricey. half of them you can go to Harbor Freight and get the same things for a buck or two. And don’t even get me started on their brand of vinyl, it’s the worst. I’ll leave it at that. If you shop around you can save a lot of money.
I agree with you on the vinyl. I prefer Oracal myself. But other than that I love anything and everything Cricut. When I first started out I was actually using a dental tool to weed with! I thought, who needs fancy tools, this is working just fine. Then I got a hold of some of those fancy tools and I could have just kicked myself for not getting them sooner. Yes, they were a bit more expensive but they were so worth it. I craft all day every day for my Etsy shop and I really don’t know how I would do it without my Cricut tools. I bet there are tons of other tracing pads and tools out there that are less expensive but I’ve got some major Cricut love.
Thanks for sharing, Wendy, and happy crafting ?