Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cricut Mini Review & GIVEAWAY @OfficialCricut




This Momma attepts to be crafty and I have been eyeing up the Cricut Mini since it came out. 
I try to scrapbook as much as I can with 3 kids but life gets in the way. 
Love that I can use the Cricut Mini for so many things. 

For Christmas I made adorable gift tags for the kids teacher gifts. It was super easy and I loved how they turned out.


The Cricut Mini® Electronic Cutting Machine enables you to create things you never thought you could. Whether you'd like to make cards with a personal touch, beautify your home with crafted décor the Cricut Mini machine can help you create it all.

It’s simple to get started! You can go from setting up the machine to completing your first project in minutes. You also have access to over 500 free images and 40 project ideas. If you want to expand your library of Cricut images, you can explore and purchase digital images from Cricut Craft Room.

The Cricut Mini machine can cut a wide variety of materials at a whole host of sizes. You can cut images and fonts on cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foil at sizes as small as ¼" and as large as 11 ½". Some images are very intricate and will cut best at larger sizes, while simple images can be cut at smaller sizes.

  • -Works with Mac® and Windows® computers (computer and high-speed internet connection required)
  • -Cuts a wide range of materials—including cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils—in sizes ranging from ¼" to 11 ½"
  • -Connect to a computer and design on a big screen using the free online Cricut Craft Room® design software in order to create projects with all of the Cricut® images you own
  • -Comes with access to over 500 free digital images through the Cricut Craft Room® design software so you have immediate access to 4 full fonts, 50 phrases, and over 150 layered images
  • -Contains a Welcome Packet with detailed project instructions and 4 sheets of cardstock so you can create your first project in minutes
  • -Small and lightweight for space savings


When you join Craft room you have access to so many awesome ideas. 
One thing I cannot wait to try is making my own vinyl for our walls. 
Yep, you can do that with the Cricut Mini too!



Buy It: The Cricut Mini retails for $129.99 and is on sale right now for $99.99 at www.cricut.com

WIN IT: ONE Lucky Party of 5 reader is going to win a Cricut Mini!!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

169 comments:

Nicole B said...

looking forward to making lots of scrapbook stuff, cards, invites etc

Mayla Moore said...

I'm looking forward to making personalized cards for birthdays and holidays. I'd also use it to make craft projects for my sons.

Kerri Fay said...

Awesome stuff for my bulletin boards

Birdie Skolfield said...

Place Cards for a Baby Shower

ilona said...

No clue I've never used one but it looks cool!

Dawn Boyd said...

fancy cards!

Lindsey D. said...

I'd love to make birthday invitations

Morgan Arthur said...

So many ideas! Decals, labels, crafts, bulletin boards...possibilites are endless!

debijackson said...

shower invitataions debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Shay said...

SHERRIE C. ON RAFFLECOPTER

I'm most excited about making holiday & birthday cards.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

I'd love to have this for scrapbooking retreats.

juliannej said...

I would make greeting cards!

Hetal said...

I will use to enhance my scrapbook pages.

jessica hardin said...

to make birthday party invitations

KAT said...

cards, layouts for my scrapbooks and vinyl wall clings. thank you for the chance to win.

Cathy said...

Love making cards, this will make it a real fun experience,
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

OooOooOoOo I would love to have this !!!

Rikki-Dee said...

Looking forward to making decorations for my children's parties.

Sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

gweinnie said...

personalized greeting cards and preschool materials

Carrie B said...

I am so very excited to make cards, notes and cute little things for teachers and neighbors!

Not Another Blonde Moment said...

Ohhhhhhhh thanks for a chance to wink, this would be awesome!!!!!!!

MMitchell said...

Love the cricut expression but would like the mini to travel and share with friends

Cretia said...

labels, cards, other craft projects

April said...

You name it! My little fashionista daughter will dream big for bedroom designs, every holiday there is and anything else she could make for her friends and her mom, who is just like her...will do the same!

Anonymous said...

I would use mine to continue to make cards& tray items for the nursing home. I also make cards for the military people! I make cards for people I know as well. Thank you for a chance to win. I am currently unemployed so no money to buy a Cricut.

Cheryl said...

Every and anything!!!!

Julie said...

my daughters bday invites

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Dianne said...

Awesome to take to Scrapbooking crops...thanks for the chance to win!!

LosMorrisons said...

I would love to be able to make my own cards.

Alycia Bollinger said...

I would LOVE to get one of these :~)

Jamie Tomkins said...

I want to make window stickers!!

sherry said...

I would donate it to my daughter and her school since I still love my original cricut. She works at a small private church school that has a tight budget so it would be a big bonus for them!

Alycia Bollinger said...

Oh...and I would use it most for my kids birthday parties :~)

Maureen said...

I would be most excited to cut custom vinyl!! Have been wanting one for so long!

roxanne said...

with having MS LIMITED use of my hands i would love to win the mini and see what i can do..

saraleo said...

I would love a mini cricut; so I can carry it to my daughter's school when we have craft activities for the school parties... :)

Nancy Klaphake said...

I love the cricut I have and my daughter watches me use it all the time. My neighbor comes over ever year to use it for her high school projects. I have two people already I could give this to. Another friend wishes to purchase one also but funds are tight. I LOVE my big cricut = a mini one would be awesome to do my cards away from home with my laptop and the draft room.

Marie Jane Rosell Jaime said...

We will be moving out to a new place very soon. And I am excited to decorate the house. I can make lovely cuts and frame it. :) That will be very practical!

Smith Family Memories! said...

wall sayings

Megan Hoag said...

I would use this for every day to day thing I do.

Sierra Heath (adamscc@verizon.net) said...

I have a 9 month old that I need to make an album for. So I would use it to preserve the memories of her first year.

Julie Phillips said...

Would love it to take with me when I go visit family. I made all the decorations for a recent family party. Not I could do twice as many.....

Jewel

Nina Morgan said...

I would love to make valentines for my kids and their teachers witht the cricut mini

Heather Coulter said...

Bookmarks, Cards, and other fun stuff.

S.Bayles said...

I would love to win and good luck to everyone.........Thanks for the chance to.

suezq said...

I want to make letters of all shapes and sizes!

~Ash~ said...

Vinyl stickers to spruce up my KitchenAid!

Shauna said...

I would love to be able to make cards and do scrapbook pages. My grandchildren would love this!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

Making cards, making signs, gifts, & the possibilities are endless!

moushka said...

Wonderfull creative things for my daughter's Birthday Tea Party!

Jessica said...

i love the cricut and the cricut craft room! i would so love to bring a cricut mini to my church's craft night and let my everyone try it out, there are lots of ladies who like to scrapbook. i love cardmaking soooo much!

Angela said...

I would love a Cricut Mini to make cards for my students, nieces and nephews. They love the homemade touch. I would also use it to decorate for parties!

Bridget said...

Oh the things I could make, home, school and fun fun fun.

Barbara Martin said...

I would get my pantry and my craft supplies organized and looking great!

Rebecca Collinsworth said...

I can't wait to make personalized room decorations for my kids rooms. I would also try my hand at personalized cards and cutting fabric with them.

Leslie Z said...

I also have 3 kids and get a kick out of your blog name! Thanks for the chance to win.

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

I have one I am giving to my niece but I love it I need one too.

Rhiannon said...

Would love to win!

ruby thursday said...

winning this would be so awesome! i've got lots of crafty ideas in my head and this cricut would really help me :)

the de Roda Family! said...

I love to scrapbook!!

italia said...

Hi! I am mexican, I am studying the 8 grade, I want to win the cricut mini because i like and enjoy doing gifts to my friends in the school. Right now I am doing a little mails for Saint Valentines day.
One more comment I LOVE scrapbook!!!

cambriabiedenbach said...

i want to get crafty with my cricut- super awesome party decor, here i come!

Marinewife29 said...

Birthday invitations for my daughters!

Lynnette said...

This would be much easier to store than the Original is.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I would love to win this,I love making cards,this would just make it easier.

amanda freeman said...

I can think of a million and one things I could make withthis!

Debbie Villano said...

I would love to use this for cutting fabric and vinyl for gifts :)

ChristyC said...

I'd love to be able to make gifts and home decor!

schance said...

I have been thinking of getting one but can't find the money, I love making cards and scrapbooks for all the events in my kids lives.

jarndt said...

I would make cards for every holiday

One Blessed Mess said...

I would love the mini to take to my kids school and use up there :)

Miss Sarah said...

My other two machines are amazing! I'd live to have a smaller version!

Channah said...

Decorations for my son's party!

Annie said...

Great give away! I make cards and also scrapbooks for my grandchildren, church and groups that I am involved in so a Cricut would be a great asset to my inventory. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Good luck to all!

Marissa said...

Subway art. I love the ones I have been seeing on blogs.

Krafty Kat said...

I would so love to win this. I've been wanting one for a long time. It might help me jumpstart my scrapbooking again.

Tamra said...

Would love to make a set of number decals for our front door!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Special valentines for my grandkids.

Hope Symes said...

I really would love to finish my kids' scrapbooks and get into card making!

Lisa said...

Monogramming! I have a good friend that is addicted to anything monogrammed so it would be fun to feed her addiction!

Anonymous said...

I love making cards...birthday, Xmas, anniversary, and thank you cards.

annette said...

scrapbooking here i come

The Students Wife said...

I love scrapbooking and this would be perfect for it!


www.studentswife.com

Mary Calabrese said...

My dream is do up a bunch of cards so I'm ready no matter what occasion!

ighmeg at yahoo dot com

Antoinette's Bridal Stationery said...

love cricut, and would love to test drive a mini

Mia E said...

This would make making cards sooo much easier!

katherine peas said...

I want to cut vinyl!-Katherine

Amy said...

I have an Expression in my craft room, but would love to have a mini to leave beside my computer all the time! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

i love to scrapbook

ImTheNana said...

Scrapbooking elements made to my specifications rather than what the store carries

Lindsay W said...

I would love to win a Circut mini!

Mandy C. said...

Anything! I haven't pulled the trigger on buying one yet, but can't wait to try it all!

Jhancock353 said...

I would love to win mini cricut it would be very useful with scrapbooking homeschool arts

Stephanie Poulakos said...

Wall decor!

BriAnne Copp said...

Would love to jewelry labels!

Maria Hughes said...

Love making personalized cards for all occasions and cute organizing labels.

Valerie said...

This would be awesome maybe r would make me use craft room more. So many things to make. Please pick me!!

Kathy M. said...

I will make scrapbook pages and cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Broughtons said...

Would love to make stencils for etching glass!

Michelle said...

I would love to use this to cut vinyl for wall decals. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying this one.

MaryJo said...

I would use it for cardmaking

abbysmom said...

Would love this for scrapbooking!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I love making cards, so the Cricut Mini would come in real handy!

Cassandra Eastman said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I would love to make cards, thank you notes, invitations, and use it for scrapbooking!

Mackenzie@marykay.com said...

This would just make my day...month...no this would make my YEAR! I would do so many crafty things with this mini Cricut. Mostly excited about doing my own vinyls for my sons nursery. Thanks for the opportunity!

Nellyschuh said...

I can see this being very handy with a house of kiddos. DIY projects and kid activities. As well as capturing those moments in a scrapbook

Lisa P said...

I am a scrapbooker and cardmaker and I can't wait to use the Cricut to make my pages and cards even more awesome!

Nellyschuh said...

I can see this being very handy with a house of kiddos. DIY projects and kid activities. As well as capturing those moments in a scrapbook

Anonymous said...

what a great job you have I would love to be a stay at home mom thank you for the opportunity to win that's great prizes

JensTreats.com said...

I would make a memory book of my beloved Chihuahua that recently died of brain cancer.

DianaMilbourn said...

My friend has one of these and I am so jealous! I want one of these so badly, but with my husband being the only one who works and having 4 children, the youngest just 10 weeks, I can't bring myself to spend the extra money. I would love to get started on the kids' childhood scrapbooks!

Anonymous said...

Anna Hutchins annamchannel@yahoo.com


My cricut died and now have a lot of carts and am gonna have to buy myself another one but thanks for the chance to win one instead will wait for the end of contest.

Maryann said...

Just gave one of these to my granddaughter, age 11, for Christmas. Would love to give my other graddaughter, also age 11, one as well.

k. smith said...

I'd finish the Vinyl wall art that I am currently cutting by hand,

Linda said...

Makes cutting intricate patterns so easy.

Pam I. said...

I have been looking into buying a cricut to make cards, labels and lots of different crafts. My daughter died last year and I wanted to do some picture frames with lettering and designs on them. A cricut would make this much easier to do.

Jenny Sims said...

I would love to use a Cricut to make holiday decorations!

Phyllis McKenna said...

I would love to win a cricut mini.

Lisa J said...

After my seperation I have not been able to craft as all of my belongings were left with him. That was over a year ago. So my Cricut has not been used.. would love to win this!

Phyllis McKenna said...

Oops hit enter too soon. I would like to make cards, cards, cards with the mini.

Michele Liebig said...

So much you could do with the Cricut Mini! But most of all I would create some wall art with all different colors of vinyl.

Great Mom said...

Looking forward to putting the cricut mini in my motorhome so I can make cards when I travel down the road....would love to win this....

Great Mom said...

Looking forward to putting the cricut mini in my motorhome so I can make cards when I travel down the road....would love to win this....

The Tangled Tulip said...

I would absolutely love to win this little Cricut Mini! Oh the fun I'll have with the family!

ladybugstamper said...

Hi!
Thank you for the opportunity to win a Cricut Mini. I would use it to make letters and images for the bulletin boards at the school where I work for the teachers. We don't have a die cutting machine, and this would be so appreciated by our staff.

antoinette spoon said...

embellishments for card.

Shelly said...

I would love to use it to do all the cute crafts I see everyone posting using Cricut!

gypsyrps said...

i would love to take it to school and make projects for the teachers and kids. Thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!!!

Jo Oakes said...

This looks wicked- there are so many things I could make. I would never sleep. I love crafting!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi I would love the chance to design my cards and have a machine that can cut as my arthritis in my thumbs limits what I can cut but having a machine would help.
Good luck to all

Susan in Devon said...

It looks a really good mobile machine to take with you to play with your friends. would love to win and be able to cricut with friends.

cpeshman said...

Cards and gifts for others

Barb said...

would love to win the mini. I love using friends cricut machines when we are scrapping.

Larmabee said...

I would love a mini for my classroom. I teach Special Education classes and they love my cricut create, but I don't like carrying it around!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win, the smaller machine would be great for taking to crops instead of my expression. Thanks for the chance!

Tiffaney Morgan said...

I would love to have the Cricut Mini!! Thanks for the awesome give away :-)

Judy Webb said...

Really need a 12 x 12 format. Love CCR

Sin City Chix said...

Wow! I would also love to win this Cricut Mini! I am an avid card maker and am just getting started on scrapbooking. Thanks for the opportunity! jobcorpsjen at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I Love Scrapbooking!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh! Lots of stuff!(cards, gifts, decorations, etc....)

Erin N. said...

Oh, what a great giveaway! I have a birthday girl's party coming up so would love to make some party decorations. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

My own embellishment would be the most exciting..oh that and the designs to put on candles.

Christine M. said...

I love making homemade cards! It would be great to use it to make my own embellishments & so many other possibilities. But the best thing for me if I had a mini would be the size. Since I'm disabled having it so accessible, light weight & easy to use would be extremely helpful for me to be able to craft. Thanks for this opportunity & good luck to all!

Debbie said...

i would love to have this to make cards thanks for the chance
upnurse at aol dot com

AngieM said...

I would LOVE to win this! I have wanted a Cricut for so long now, and just haven't been able to afford it. I haven't given up hope yet :)

PaulandAlyssaFamily said...

I would love to make this for my little girls to craft with especially for Valentine's day. These look so fun!

Beth Clark said...

things for my daughters bday

SCatchings said...

I would love to make vinyl cutouts for my walls

Chris Wooten said...

I would give this to my granddaughter who is 11 yrs old and loves to craft.

Thanks for the chance to win.

chris@iwooten.com

ELLEN said...

I have looked at the Cricut machines for oh so long, but being a Senior Citizen and living on a check i just havve not been able to purchase. Oh how i would love to win this!! I love Cricut....

Rebekah Majors said...

I would love a cricut to use in my classroom! Thanks

Celia McFadden said...

I would love to create personalized cards and crafts.

czecher1 said...

I'm wishing on a star right now......I'd SO love to win this!

czecher1 said...

Has the Cricut winner been announced?

Erin said...

I'm planning a subway art project and the cricut would make it so much easier - and better!

Erin said...

I'm planning a subway art project and the cricut would make it so much easier - and better!

Dealsfan32 said...

I would like to make postcards.

A. Truckenmiller said...

cards with my daughter

Ellen said...

Cards and scrapbooking pages

latanya t said...

holiday cards

Jennifer Young said...

Definitely cards!

lana said...

party invites

JKCrewell said...

I would love to make baby shower invitations!

~Kelly said...

I'd make wall decals.

Robyn said...

Party decorations!

Anonymous said...

Personalized things for my little nephew

Misty Smith said...

Cards and gift tags

pRiYa said...

Wowww Wat a givieway of the wonderful machine I am dreaming for. I will make the baby scrapbook pages for my unborn princess..