Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Welcome Explore to the Cricut Family!

Have you seen it? The Cricut Explore is the newest Cricut machine. And this baby does it all!!!
It will cut from Cricut carts and scalable vector graphics  {svg files}! It will cut true type fonts {TTF}! It can be accessed using wireless devices like tablets and ipads with blue tooth capability {later in the year}. It will draw and cut and score! Print on your home printer then load the print to cut {also coming later in the year}. It will cut a variety of media with the turn of a dial!  It will have new, special images for 99 cents or $9.99 month library access. The release date is set with launch on HSN in mid-February and retail outlets in March. And, the MSRP is $299 for a machine that does it all!

The pen/score tool and blade holders:

The settings dial and back of the Explore:

The cart port:

All of these photos are from bloggers who attended Cricut's big reveal party. Thanks to all of them for sharing their photos on #explorecricut!

Here's a link to the Explore video on cricut.com:

Cricut Explore

And here is a link to a short Explore video on HSN:

Cricut Explore on HSN


  1. Thank you Paulette. I always value your comments and opinions. Please keep us updated!
    I love the fact that you can design your project on their pre-loaded canvases! That is something that I didn't know!

  2. Thanks so much.
    It sounds like a wonderful machine!
    The price seems reasonable too for all that it does.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. I'm not that impressed with this machine. I think PC if just finally catching up with what other machines have been doing for quiet some time now. And who knows if it will work as promised right out of the box. It could work out like the Imagine and then you will have just another big paper weight. I hope it turns out to be an awesome machine, but I just have my doubts.