Intro Class

11 Things to Consider Before Buying a Cutting Machine

Cutting Machines

Lesson Discussion

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  1. Izika December 26, 2023 at 2:40pm

    Hi Lia,

    I’ve always loved your informative and helpful videos! They are what helped started me in this world of crepe paper craft!
    I’m looking to purchase the Cricut Maker but unable to find online source that sells only the machine. I don’t want the bundle option, do you have any reliable retailer online that you can recommend? The link provided to purchase on this page doesn’t seem to work anymore.

    Thank you!

    1. Lia Griffith December 27, 2023 at 8:44pm

      It looks like Walmart has the best price right now from what I can see.

  2. Susan Todd May 28, 2023 at 7:58pm

    Thank you Lia! I just purchased a Cricut Maker after having the Explore Air 2 for 3 years. Your lesson helped me figure out what additional blades I might need to buy. I won’t revive the machine until next week but then I will make some of your projects that I can share.

    1. Lia Griffith May 29, 2023 at 12:43pm
      @Susan Todd

      Congratulations!! If you have not watched this mini-course yet… Be sure to take our Skill Course for the Maker. It is fun and has cheat sheets and a workbook to access anytime 🙂

  3. Karen Santiago December 22, 2022 at 1:32pm

    Maker 3 doesn’t require mat, is there any tip to put the paper?

    1. Lia Griffith December 22, 2022 at 2:55pm
      @Karen Santiago

      That is partially true, but not really true. It does not require a mat for the Cricut branded “smart materials”. These are Cricut’s own heat transfer vinyl, decal vinyl, and label paper. I feel they are doing a disservice by letting people think this machine is matless. For anything that does not have a backer, like paper, felt, crepe paper, you will still need a mat.

  4. Beverly Wagoner October 9, 2022 at 9:02pm

    Is the Cricut Maker 3 an updated machine from the Cricut Maker?

    1. Lia Griffith October 10, 2022 at 11:56am
      @Beverly Wagoner

      It is the newer version, yes.

  5. Bernedina Schouten February 1, 2022 at 8:36am

    Good Morning
    All three links outdates. Circut just gives you and error message and the Silhouette 4 link is now to a site called swing design. It has all makes models and accessories in one site. I have not used it but it looks interesting in all is in one web site.
    Bernedina (Diana)

    1. Lia Griffith February 1, 2022 at 12:12pm
      @Bernedina Schouten

      Thank you for letting us know. We just updated all of those links. 🙂