If you’re wondering, “should I get a Cricut Explore Air 2 or another Cricut machine,” this post will help! I’m sharing all about the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, outlining a few amazing sales going on right now, and sharing a giveaway for a FREE Cricut Explore Air 2!
Should I get a Cricut Explore Air 2?
Hey gang! Today I’m partnering with Cricut to promote a fab sale they are having on their Explore Air 2 series, as well as sharing how you can win one for free! This is a great giveaway that doesn’t come along too often. The Explore Air 2 is a fantastic machine that would make a great gift or could jump start you into Cricut crafting if you’re new to it!
I often hear people say that they are worried about investing in a machine and not using it too much. Or getting a Cricut machine and being intimidated by it, not knowing how to really get the full worth out of the machine and its capabilities. Don’t be! It’s a great machine that’s easy to learn. Let’s chat a bit about it.
Details About the Machine
The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine is the first Cricut machine I got. It’s perfect if you primarily want to cut vinyl, iron-on, and paper, which covers the vast majority of hobby crafters. However, the Explore Air 2 cuts much more than just vinyl, iron-on, and paper—it cuts over 100 materials…here are a few of them!
The Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts (and writes, using the Cricut pens!) up to two times faster than previous Cricut Explore machines. You can quickly and efficiently make beautiful custom cards, t-shirts, home decor items, baby bodysuits, party decor, and much more.
Cricut uses the free Design Space software to help you design things on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Now a designer? You can use thousands of images, fonts, and readymade projects for a small fee. You can also upload your own fonts, images, and files to Design Space! (Check out my free .svg cut file gallery!)
You might have noticed my Cricut shelving storage…it’s a DIY! You can check out this super easy DIY project on my post: how to build storage shelving for your Cricut machines!
Here are the high-level bits about the machine:
- Cuts over 100 materials
- Comes with a Fine-Point Blade that can be replaced separately
Bluetooth wireless technology
- Compatible with Scoring Stylus and Deep-Point Blade (sold separately)
- Double tool holder to keep blade and pen always at the ready
- Design Space software for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac
- Upload and use your own images and fonts for free
- Compatible with Cricut cartridges
A few things I’ve made with my Explore Air 2…
Want to see some real projects made with the Explore Air 2 machine? Here are some things I’ve made over the last few years using mine. I’ve mostly used it for iron-on, vinyl, and Infusible Ink projects.
Cricut Explore Air 2 Sale and Giveaway
Cricut is doing an absolutely fantastic online-only sale on the Explore Air 2 right now in different colors at select retailers. I want to highlight the Amazon sale on the Explore Air 2 in the Twilight color because I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon 🙂 And because I’m giving one away in partnership with Cricut! It’s a gorgeous color.
If that’s not your color, then you can also check out the amazing sales on different Explore Air 2 machines below:
- Cricut.com store in Raspberry
- Walmart.com in Emerald
- Michaels.com in Mint
- Joann.com in Pistachio
- Target.com in Blue
If you want to enter to win an absolutely free brand new Explore Air 2 machine in Twilight, head on over to my Instagram page! Giveaway closes at 1159 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 22nd. Good luck!
Remember, you can always check out what sales Cricut has going on on their official website’s sale page. While you can get Cricut stuff at a lot of different great retailers, it’s always worth checking this page for great deals! (I have the Explore Air 2 in matte black, which unfortunately isn’t part of this sale. But if you’re interested in the matte black Cricut, you can check out the pricing here on Cricut’s website and here on Amazon!)
Want More Cricut?
Want to get to know your Cricut machine more? You’re in the right place—check out some of my best posts on working with your Cricut machine and Cricut materials!
- How to slice text and objects in Design Space
- Ultimate guide for using the Cricut EasyPress
- Tips for using patterned iron on material
- Using the Maker’s Debossing and Engraving Blades
- How to make custom coasters using Infusible Ink
- Personalize a tote bag using Infusible Ink transfer sheets
- Mix and match Infusible Ink transfer sheets
- What can you make with the Cricut Joy?
Do you have a Cricut Maker or are you interested in learning more about the machine? If so, check out my posts on how to use the Cricut Maker’s Knife Blade to Cut Wood and how to cut chipboard with the Maker and Explore Air 2!