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Get Started with Cricut Explore Air 2

Get Started with Cricut Explore Air 2

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So you bought yourself a Cricut, finally! Or maybe you received one as a gift. Now you can cut and make just about anything. I can’t wait to share all the possibilities with you, but first let’s take the Cricut Explore Air 2 out of the box and learn what it can do. Get started with Cricut!

Get started with Cricut Explore Air 2 in Sky

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This machine is your ticket to a whole new world of crafts. I’m going to tell you what this machine can do, what materials it can cut, take a peek inside the Design Space and share an easy first project.

What comes with the Cricut Explore Air 2

The Explore Air 2 comes in a variety of colors, you can choose one to fit your personality. I love this sky blue color.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Sky in box

In the box you will find the cutting machine nicely packaged and padded. In addition to the machine the box contains the following.

  • Power cord and USB cord
  • Blade
  • Pen
  • Cardstock samples
  • 12×12 LightGrip cutting mat
  • Getting started guide

As you get started with Cricut and plan more projects you can shop here for more accessories and materials.

What can you do with a Cricut?

I think a better question is what can’t you do with a Cricut! This machine cuts materials from paper to leather and so many in between. It uses a variety of tools to cut, score, emboss and write. You create a project on your computer and send it to the machine to be cut.

Right out of the box you can use the blade that comes with the machine along with the cardstock samples to make your fist project. Just connect the Cricut to your computer and navigate to Design Space to set up your machine and get started on your first project.

Cricut Explore Air 2 first project

What is Cricut Design Space?

Design Space is a free design layout application with an incredibly user friendly interface. It’s simple enough for beginners but comes with a powerful suite of tools for the most experienced crafters.

Design Space is cloud-based so you can access it from any device. You can even use it offline!

Cricut Design Space projects

When you first set up your Cricut you’ll be prompted to create a Design Space account. Once this is set up you will be guided through your first project.

This process allows you to see all the features of your machine and the application. I encourage you to do this first project even if you are an experienced crafter. A new machine has lots of unique capabilities that you will discover as you play around with it.

Your first Cricut project

Cricut Design Space Enjoy card project

This pretty card is made with cardstock and the Cricut pen. Both are included in the box with your machine. Click the green Make It button and follow the prompts to cut your card.

Cricut Design Space Enjoy Card on canvas
Cricut Design Space Enjoy Card cutting

Your Cricut will use the blade to cut the white cardstock and the pen to write enjoy on the front. When the cut and writing are complete, carefully pull the card off the mat and insert the piece of black cardstock into the cute on the back of the card.

Cricut cutting and pen

You just made your first Cricut project!

I told you we would get started with Cricut and I have a feeling you will be well on your way to creating amazing things after this first project. You have used Design Space, loaded paper on a mat and used the pen. All great steps in your creative journey.

Stick around for lots more Cricut projects here at Creative Ramblings. Don’t have a Cricut yet? Pick one up right here.

If you like this, be sure to pin it and refer back to this post as needed.

Get started with Cricut Explore Air 2

What will you make next with your Cricut?

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