Review & Giveaway: Cricut Mini

If you've been around the blog for awhile, you know I love my old Cricut Expression. I use it all the time (my recent Halloween wreath, goodie bags and pinwheels). Well, ProvoCraft gave me the opportunity to try out a Cricut Mini, which uses their online design software, Cricut Craft Room. Click 'read more' to see the details and enter the giveaway!

The Craft Room comes loaded with a fair amount of free images and gives you freedom to resize and position those images anywhere on the cutting mat. To cut out more images, you purchase and download 'cartridges' to your Craft Room. Using the basic images and text, I designed the 'hi there' bubble to complement the typewriter embellishment on my card. Craft Room was really easy to use and the machine cut perfectly.
A couple of nice things about owning a Cricut: the Cricut Project Center is full of ideas that are labeled by level of difficulty (brilliant!) and they have a guide to help new Cricut owners get started. Cutting elements for projects (paper, fabric, vinyl, home decor, scrapbooking, card making, etc) is WAY fun and produces professional results.

I've only found one drawback to the Cricut Mini (or any Cricut cutting machine). You have to purchase cartridges to cut more than the basic images (granted, there are lots of preloaded images - did you see my Obama & Romney puppets?). I wish I could cut any SVG image that I want instead of relying on cartridge images. With that said, some people like using cartridges because they do not want to mess with software and SVG images. Cartridges are easy to purchase, add to your Craft Room and use.

Look how pretty that machine is. Guess what? ProvoCraft is giving one of you a Cricut Mini! I'm majorly excited to give one of my readers a Cricut Mini! I totally love using my Cricut. There are two mandatory entries for the giveaway and lots of extra ways to earn entries. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!a Rafflecopter giveaway ProvoCraft supplied product for this review but no further compensation. All opinions are 100% my own!


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