The Cricut Mini – see what it’s all about.

 We had an invitation a few weeks ago to an event that sounded a lot of fun – but we couldn’t attend. Thankfully, Michelle from Utterly Scrummy stepped in, and went on our behalf…

I was very excited to attend a Cricut Mini demonstration and craft workshop at The Make Lounge in London on behalf of Little Stuff. I am an enthusiastic crafter and had been thinking about purchasing a similar machine so the opportunity to test one out was one I gratefully accepted.

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The Cricut Mini allows users to electronically cut shapes from a variety of materials such as paper, card, vinyl, stabilised fabric and more. You can make various paper decorations, cards, invitations, cake pop or cupcake boxes, refresh old clothing with new designs, or make vinyl wall stickers.

Each machine comes with 500 free images from the Cricut Image Library. Additional images can be purchased via cartridge, packages of images or individually online. These can be somewhat expensive depending on the image or package of images you want. At the moment you can’t use your own images, or those acquired from elsewhere with the Cricut Mini.cricut mini event 1

A brilliant time was had by all the bloggers who attended the event. We tested out the machines by selecting and cutting images from iron on material which we then used to decorate t-shirts, baby vests, pillowcases and aprons. The whole process was quick and easy, much the same as using word processing software.

I could see how the Cricut Mini could provide hours of entertainment for my three daughters and I as avid crafters, and also help us to create inexpensive but impressive gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc.

This machine retails for around £130 and is available from Amazon and Hobbycraft. Specialist rolls of materials such as vinyl and iron on transfers are sold separately.

Thanks to Michelle fro reviewing for us – glad you had sucha great day!
You can read Michelle’s blog Utterly Scrummy Food For Families right here. Go say hello – she’s nice!

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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