I'm back and it's almost over. This is the second to last chance for me to show you the goods of what our team is back with. We are Team 16 and this time, we've got our giveaway! One lucky reader will have the opportunity to win their very own Cricut Explore. I know it, you just can't contain your excitement cause I just can't contain mine! This machine has seriously changed the way crafting has been done. To the tee, it is hands down the most fabulous product in the crafting world to date. That's what us bloggers are here to show you, we're here to show you all that can be done with this awesome Cricut Explore!
I used the new feature of the Print then Cut of the Cricut Explore for these treat bags and decided I'd hang them across my window. I created a Christmas advent calendar. I found these fun treat bags at Target for $1 and they came with 8 each, perfect! I used the Scandinavian Christmas Cartridge for the stickers as well.
I used the printable Vinyl Sticker Paper which is available here. You can read my post about when I made these Halloween Treat Bags on how to do the Print then Cut method. You just stuff these with any little treat you want for you or your youngster. Fold them over and place the sticker to seal them. I used some Thickers from American Crafts to mark the days on them and some old school clothespins that I got from Joann's
When using this feature there are bleed lines so that when it cuts you are guaranteed to have your image cut all the way with color. I had no images that had white borders or that had cut off mark. I use this feature a lot for my kids as rewards or just as a fun way for motivation. I love this decor. Check back later on when I'll be having some more decor pieces that I made with my Cricut Explore.
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nancy clark says
I would love to try it for thicker materials- felt appliques.
I love this idea…I may use it for Hannuka with candles instead of numbers.
Being Spiffy says
I’d make you a present. Something…sparkly.
I would make some wedding items for a friend that is getting married next May.
I would make decorations for my daughter’s first birthday party with this:)
Amy Williams Costa says
I would use it to make Christmas wrapping and gifts!
Christmas decorations and crafts.
Bev Edge says
I’d help my kids make some fun Halloween costumes! We’re running late on plans, like usual, but we always have fun creating awesome looks.
Nataly Harris says
I would make cute decorations for all sorts of parties!!!
I would love to start making vinyl decals!
I love this idea for an advent calendar! I would love a cricut to help with crafting!
I would start with a wall decor with a cricut!
Such a unique take on an advent calender!! I love the it, even the placement against the window!
I would give it to my mom for Christmas. She LOVES making cards and then I could steal it for my projects too!
Raina DelRio says
I would make decor for my daughter’s birthday and get a jump start on holiday decor and gifts too!
brittney nielsen says
I would make so much stuff! First I would cut some fabric! I have never used my cricut to cut fabric!
Molly Braun says
If it’s possible to cut felt, I would cut lots of leaves for a Christmas wreath I’ve been wanting to make.
I’d start off with Christmas cards!
Atta Girl Amy says
I’m totally in love with this advent calendar. And I really want to win the Explore!
Ashley Aimi says
cece lambert says
I would make Christmas cards and decorations for my home.
Cathy V. says
I work with leather and would like to start there!
Siobhan Burtlow says
I would love to do leather projects with my Dad!
Thank you for the chance!
Johanne M. says
This new machine gives you so many options with your cartridges. I love all of the ideas.
Invitations for my daughter’s wedding next June!
lori roberts says
i need one just for my appliques that i use in sewing, that would be divine!!!
Judy Bock says
I think I would make just about everything I could think of. Quilt appliques, wall décor, scrapbooks, cards and on and on and on.
Gillian Mills says
What wouldn’t I make! Scrapbook pages, cards, gifts and home decor. The options are endless.
Michelle Thayer says
I’d like to do some holiday projects using vinyl.
Faye Russell says
Cards, decor, ornaments, wall art, boxes, bows….what wouldn’t I make is probably a shorter list 🙂
netty arbeider says
I would make banners and decorations
Gloria Pavese says
Never saw an Advent calendar like this one before. What a great idea!
Paulyne VanderSloot says
Lots of scrapbooking would get done and the first would be my last vacation with my late husband. Then I would start working on the new chapter of my life which I am very blessed to have. I would also make lots of cards for my family and friends.
Alisha D says
I would make ornaments for my Christmas tree n
Barbara Dundas says
Jeffrey Sheats says
This is very cute…..a wonderful project
I would use the Cricut Explore to make family scrapbooks of all our travels!! I have pictures from as far back as 30 years ago! Also, I homeschool and it would be a great addition to our home school!
I would start making personalized xmas presents with vinyl and etching.
Erica D says
I would love to create some wall decor for my baby-to-be’s nursery (blue and whale themed) and for our living room. I also enjoy making clothes and blankets and would love to create some appliques that I can’t do well with my Cricut mini.
I’d use it to make home decor items with vinyl and the new window cling (personalised Christmas window decorations!)
Erin Reichert says
Wow! What can’t you do with this machine! Cricut really outdone themselves! I would make all my Christmas cards on this! So neat!
Carolyn French says
I would love to make the Advent Calendar, holiday cards and crafts.
Mary Sarver says
Love the Advent idea – so many ideas need to make more time to try them all
Jennifer Devlin says
such a cute alternative to standard advent calenders…love how it doubles as a garland
Karen Critcher says
I would like to make vinyl decals. I have a project started and I could finish it lickity split with this cricut.
Karen Ziegler says
I love the Advent calendar idea! So different.
I would love to make cards!
Caroline Appleby-Thomas says
I would make cards and also there are other projects I like to do as well.
The advent calendar is so cute. I would love to make something like this for my grandchildren.
Bertha Hendricks says
Love the Advent Calendar :),, I also would love to make Christmas decorations to put on my Christmas packages this year.
Ashley Cooper says
For homeschool crafts, birthday parties, Christmas gifts/cards!!
Whatever it is, i want my first project to be something out of leather!
Pamela McKithen says
If I won a Cricut Explore I would make all kinds of decorations to hang in my bus for different holidays.
Vanessa L says
I would make scrapbooks, cards and t-shirts.
Jeannie Buechele says
I am working on a quilt for my son and would love to be able to cut out skateboards and logos out of material to sew to the quilt I am making.
Sukie Dhillon says
I would love to have an Explore to create some scrapbooking layouts!
Mary henry says
I’ want to try it with leather, to see if the color works! May be interesting on light tan leather!
Shari Klyn says
The first thing that I would make is this adorable advent calendar that you showed us. So darn cute!
Maria Steele says
Love this, so many possibilities!!!
Michael E Williams II says
Such a cool idea for the little one around the holidays….
Michael E Williams II says
if i won i would use it to make vinly decals to place on my bedroom wall to give them some life
Margaret Harrell says
I’d love to do the advent calendar for my granddaughter.
Super cute idea! So simple I could do one for my daughter and one for my son.
Teresa Rubino Quenstedt says
Love the Advent Line for the window….would look cute to make felt Christmas Stockings with Santa, Trees, Angels etc…..also would love the Explore to make things like Greek Fabric Letters & items for my Daughter’s Sorority.
Koryn Krekoski says
I would love to make homemade Christmas gifts, and definitely things for my new dayhome which should be opening in December!
george schneider says
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
These are so cute! Advents are one of my favorite parts of christmas!
Martha Henriod says
I would make some
Lynn B. says
I would try some clothing items with heat transfer vinyl.
Mary Barger says
I love making cards.
tomi Murdock says
I would make tire for my friends and family gifts!
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
I would make some home decor, Christmas gifts, gift wrap tags….a million things!
Cheryl Lorenz says
What a great idea!
Mary Berg says
Great idea for the advent calendar!
Sandra Kay Tate says
Kate Lewis says
I would make something for school. Not sure what but for sure for school!
Melissa Gardner says
This would be great for our homeschool projects!
Cara Feeney says
Wedding album and guest book.
Priscilla England says
I would make cards — lots of cards. I never realized how much my family liked my cards until I wasn’t able to keep up, and had to send purchased cards. The Explore, especially the Print and Cut, would help me to make cards faster. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great machine!
Nancee Purdum says
What a cute idea! Thanks for the chances to win!
Nancee Purdum says
There would be SO many things I would make! I have a cricut and love it! I probably would make some Christmas decorations if I won the new Explore!
Joan LoBrutto says
I would love to make some Christmas cards using Anna Griffin’s patterns
Stacie Laursen says
Wall decor signs
I really like this idea for an “Advent Calendar” – so many possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing!
Tiffani Bishop says
I would love to use it to get caught up on some scrapbook pages and maybe do some vinyl projects!
I would make table decor for Thanksgiving!
I think those look like fun to make and stuff
Ideas are flooding my head…would love to have one of these!
It’s the time of year for holiday cards, so what I’d be making!
Nancy Zunic says
This is a great advent calendar!
Rebecca B says
If I won – I would totally start with the Advent calendar!
Stefanie Haluk says
I would make cards and scrapbook layouts and more.
Christina Galloway says
I would have a go at making 3d projects.
Oh Cricut how I live thee
Diane Flatt says
How generous! I do have one and love it so much. I want to share with a friend who can’t get one at this time.
All kinds of quilt ideas are floating in my head!
Emi Parkes says
I would love to try cutting leather with a cricut explore. So many possibilities!
Lorna Plant says
I love my cricut, but I could share it with my daughter if I won a cricut explore. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas
Ashley Peaches says
Working on making flowers for my wedding! Winning this machine would be a great help!
Whitney Irene Thomas says
I would give it to my brother ( because I have one already ) he is a graphic design major and would love to see his designs come to life on tshirts, decals etc =)
Cathe Gallimore says
I would probably make invitations to my daughters 10th birthday party…
Valentina Hyman says
I would love to make new Christmas ornaments!
I would make something with balsa wood!!
Aubry Myers says
i would love to cut out intricate patterns for cards
Tabitha Keener says
I would make as much as I could testing it out! A quilt first though! Thanks
What a cute idea! I would love a Cricut Explore because I could do so much more crafting with it!
freda cannon says
I need to get started making my Christmas cards with the imagine cartridges using the print then cut feature
Marleni Flores says
I would make greeting cards 🙂
Betty Henry says
I have no idea what I would do with this new machine. I just bought a used Expression and am a newbie at all this. I have been reading blogs and watching Youtube videos. I don’t know what to start with!
Anna Marie Allegretto says
I love the Advent calendar and think that would be my first project out of the box. Would also like to some sensory touch letters and things for some special people in my life.
I’d like to figure out the whole vinyl thing. And then I’d probably horribly overuse it for a time….
Such a cute idea
I would make seasonal home decor, greeting cards, paper crafts for me and the kids. Gifts and gift accessories. And in the event I win this party supply for friends upcoming baby shower.
I would love to us it for vinyl projects!
Jessica Campbell says
Oh my goodness, the things I could make if I had an Explore!
Kelly Ethridge says
omg…I would love this new machine! I would make cards, whatever my fellow scrapbookers would like to make, I would definitely let them try it! share share share the wealth!! ha
Cards, layouts, gifts, and more!
Destynee Trevino says
I would make décor with layered vinyl!
I want to make gifts for family! Cards, wall art, scrapbooking! So many possibiities! 🙂
Kathy Jett says
I love the advent “calendar”. Looks very easy to do especially with an Explore! Thank you for the chance to win one.
Maritza Saavedra says
I would make holiday theme garlands
First I would cut some fabric!
I think the question should be, what wouldn’t I make. I would love to make some rustic signs and ornaments.