I’ve been wanting a Cricut for quite some time but never pulled the trigger on buying one. I thought, for sure, I’d be one of those people that invested so much in getting started but then never use it.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

This month, Cricut got in touch with me and asked me to be one of their ambassadors! I was thrilled for so many reasons, not the least of which was my growing Pinterest board of projects I wanted to make.

We all have one of those, don’t we?

Whether you’re a seasoned Cricut user or a “newbie” like I am, there’s so much that you can do with with the newer Cricut Explore Air 2.

What’s Been Updated on the Explore Air 2

Because this is my first Cricut, I’ve nothing to compare it to. But, I wanted to make sure that those who do own the previous generation of Explore understood why this new Explore Air 2 is worth the upgrade.

Cricut Explore Air vs Explore Air 2

The most convenient difference between the two is that the new Air 2 has Bluetooth capabilities! This means that there’s no need to run a cord from the machine to your computer. Perhaps best of all, with the new Explore Air 2, you’re not limited to where you can place it in your craft room.

It also features a secondary tool holder so that you can cut or score and write in the same pass. And, you now have the option to cut certain materials twice as fast.

Cricut Explore Air 2 As A New User

If you’re new to crafting with Cricut, we have some fun details for you!

It’s such a versatile crafting machine that it might be easier to list what you can make rather than what you can. Imagine being able to cut vinyl, cardstock, poster board, iron ons, and more!

Get ready to fire up those crafting Pinterest boards and all those screenshots of mugs and t-shirts that you had to have. With the Cricut Explore Air 2, you can make them. All of them.

Make your own nail decals, paper flowers, party decorations, personalized coffee mugs, place cards, greeting cards, stickers, stickers for your planner, onesies, signs, and SO MUCH MORE!

Using the Cricut Design Space, you can chose from 3,000 ready to make projects or create one of your own. The pre-designed projects contain step-by-step instructions and a supply list, so these are a great way to learn your machine.

One of the first projects I made were bookmarks for 8-year-old who reads more books than literally everyone I know. They were inspired by these geeky bookmarks from the blog 2 Dorks in Love.

There are literally thousands of projects that you can make with the Cricut Explore Air 2

In the coming weeks, we’re going to feature some fun projects you can make and, especially for new users or those still on the fence about buying a Cricut Explore Air 2, we’re going to give you so many reasons to want one in your home.

I would love to hear from you! What have you made with your Cricut or, if you don’t own one, what would you make?

About Author

Dusty is the editor of As Mom Sees It, a family lifestyle and travel site. She is a wife and mother of two in Ohio.

Dusty has been featured on ABC, on Mom Talk Radio and in iBlog Magazine. Her creations have been featured on Craftgawker, DIY Weddings, and in 2013, As Mom Sees It was named one of the Top 50 New Product Review Sites by Cision.

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