I’ve been waiting since the Cricut Mountain Makeathon, and my new Cricut Maker machine is finally here! Friday afternoon I saw the box on our front porch and literally ran to open it. My neighbors probably think I’m crazy.

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With each Cricut machine, you’re given a project to do as a part of learning how the machine and Design Space works. If you happened to see my Instagram story on Friday then you saw as I put the first project together, but I’m also sharing it here today as the new machine comes out to the public!

Once you open the machine and get it hooked up, you head to cricut.com/setup to start your first project. You’re given 2 pieces of card stock, a pen and some fabric which covers a few of the Cricut’s abilities, so my guess was that I was going to make a card.

First, you load the white card stock, and put your .04 point black pen in clamp A and make sure the fine point blade is in clamp B. Then you Make it!

The Maker will start drawing a design on the card stock, then use the blade to make some cuts. When it’s done, you remove the card stock from the mat (pull the mat away from the card stock for best removal), and insert your smaller piece of card stock in the slits. Boom!

Cricut Maker MachineWe’re not done yet though – now we’ll do part 2 to see how the rotary blade works on cutting fabric.  Take out the blade and put the rotary blade in clamp B.  Then put your fabric print side down on your fabric mat, load and go!

I love watching the rotary blade do it’s thing. It’s literally like a mini pizza slicer cutting all these different angles.

When it’s done, remove the fabric from the mat, glue it to your card and now you’re done with your first Maker project!

I knew the Maker was coming soon, so I already bought some fabric to make my first sewing project – a cosmetic bag!  I also have my eyes on some felt and leather projects too. I’ve also checked out the balsa wood supply at my local craft stores and have been coming up with ideas on ways to use that too.. My head is going CRAZY with all the ideas right now!

Do you have any projects you can’t wait to make?

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