A gift guide for the crafter in your life this Christmas.
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Have a crafter in your life and don’t know what to get them for Christmas? Well I have a complete gift guide for the paper crafter, sewer and DIYer in your life. There’s nothing worse than having someone in your life that is so passionate about something and you’re at a loss as to where to even start looking when buying a gift. Well I am here to guide you through some of my favorite Cricut crafting essentials that any crafter would be happy to have under the tree.
What is a Cricut?
A Cricut is a die-cutting machine that allows you to cut custom designs on paper, vinyl, fabric, felt and much much more. It’s the perfect machine for any crafter. The two most popular machines are the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2.
3 Types of Crafters
So where to start? Let’s break this down into three different types of crafters. There is the paper crafter who likes to scrapbook and make cards. The sewer who is looking to up her quilting game or try out some new patterns. And the DIYer who likes to take on anything and everything from making signs and T-shirts to dabbling in sewing and paper crafts.
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The Paper Crafter
Now this is where a lot of us crafters started when we got our Cricuts. Then the Cricut opened our eyes to the crafting possibilities that were out there. For this reason I suggest buying the Cricut Maker. The versatility of the machine to cut different thickness and the adaptive tools will allow the crafter to not only do paper crafts but expand into different types of crafts.
If you think they will strictly stick with paper the Cricut Explore Air 2 is also a great option. It does not cut as many materials as the Cricut Maker but it is great for the paper crafter.
Thinking about getting your crafter an EasyPress check out this guide for which EasyPress you should buy.
Why would a sewer need a Cricut? Because a Cricut can cut fabric and the Cricut Maker can cut fabric with out backing. Cricut has also partnered with pattern maker Simplicity to offer cut ready patterns. I know mind blown! The EasyPress mini is a sewer and quilters dream. The EasyPress mini can get between buttons, and squeeze into seams.
Read more about why the Cricut Maker is the sewer side kick here.
The DIYer is ready to tackle any project. They’re not afraid to to grab iron-on vinyl and stencil a sign, that they may have built. They are always looking to try out the new tools, like the engraving tool. They may sew, make signs and make their whole family custom shirts. If I were to suggest two things for the DIYer it would be the Cricut Maker and the EasyPress 2. It will open up their crafting world to cutting thick materials like bass wood and they can make professional quality T-shirts with the EasyPress 2.