Daily Highlight: How to use a Cricut Expression

Part of our daily highlights are bloggers who interface directly with their audience and promote self-reliance and craftiness. Today we’re highlighting the Memory Bound Scrapbook Store, they cover paper crafting, scrapbooking, and home crafting.

In their post on how to use a Cricut Expression they mention how when they received their first camera they were too afraid to use it, as they didn’t want to break it. Unfortunately, this is a common mentality not just for crafters but for novices and beginners at every activity.

Until you’ve taught yourself a skill, from knowing nothing to expertise, you haven’t tasted true self-reliance. Let’s highlight their tips and tricks.

Finding a design

First, you want to make sure to have your design. If you’re really new to crafting, you might want to rely on another to provide this because you’ll have enough on your plate as it is. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use the software (either Craft Room or Design Space, depending on your model) to create something of your own.

The crafting community is incredibly collaborative, so if you find yourself unsure of what to do, there are many you can ask for advice, either on their site, over in a Facebook group, or at a local crafting meet-up.

Making your first design

Cut out paper hearts, drying

Whether you’re working on your first or five hundredth design you’ll want to take care. Measure twice, cut once.

With a cutting machine like the Cricut Expression you don’t have to worry as much about making mistakes because it will handle most of the work for you. If you make a bad cut on a piece of paper, you aren’t out much.

Just try again, keep your head above water, and share your findings with your fellow crafters to pass the knowledge on.


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