It’s no secret that I love my Cricut. I use it on the daily and it pays my bills. I run my Etsy shop solely on the items I create with my Cricut tools. And I can do this because Cricut has so many tools that speed up my process allow me to work smarter, not harder. Today I wanted to share all of those tools with you.
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Just getting started package
If you’re just wanting to test the waters and see if this Cricut thing is for you then here are the essentials.
The Cricut Explore Air will come with a standard grip mat, a blade, a Cricut pen, some sample vinyl and instructions for using the Cricut Design Space software. This plus the 2 tools mentioned above is all you will need to get started.
Cricut does have a starter bundle that comes with everything you”ll EVER need to Cricut like you mean it. The price on this bundle is pretty darn amazing considering everything you get. I will say though that I don’t use all of the items included in this bundle.
Moving on up package
If you’ve done a little Cricuting before and you’re ready to move to the next level here is what I suggest.
- The Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Tool Set
- The Cricut BrightPad (This is a miracle worker. Check out my post on the Cricut Brightpad here)
The Explore Air 2 is a faster machine. It will cut in less time and at this point saving time = making money. The complete tool set has things in it you didn’t think you needed but once you have them you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. The Cricut BrightPad is probably my favorite Cricut tool in the history of forever. This one simple little tool increased my productivity and saved me so much time that I saw a pretty significant spike in my Esty income.
I recommend this package if you’re looking to start a small business using the Cricut. This is everything I use in my business and I couldn’t be happier.
Let’s just make this a full time gig package
Okay, so you’ve got the hang of the Cricut and you’re busy making amazing crafts. Maybe you already have an Etsy shop or other online store. Did you know that there’s still MORE you can do?? Ready to turn that small business into a fulltime money making machine? Here’s what I suggest.
Now not only are you making vinyl crafts, faux leather accessories, wooden home decor and everything else under the sun but you can also create amazing sewing and quilting crafts. The Cricut Maker cuts more material than any other Cricut machine and it has a rotary blade to cut fabric WITHOUT a backing. Yep, just place your fabric right on the mat, pop in your rotary blade and cut. Can we say “hello appliques”? This machine just broke the mold for any cutting machine that ever was or ever will be. (Well, until Cricut comes out with something even more amazing and we all know they will!)
If you know how to sew and you’re ready to make some serious crafts and some serious cash selling those crafts, I recommend this package for you!