Introducing the New Cricut Explore Machine

by Richelle Naegle

Update:  Entry for the contest has been closed, but we have yet to determine a winner. Unfortunately, Provo Craft has not made any machines available to us yet, so we don’t have any to give away at the moment. We hope to get product in early April. We will announce the winner when we have an Explore to give away. Hopefully Provo Craft can deliver soon!

We anticipate that the new Cricut Explore machine will be available to CraftDirect customers on March 15, 2014.  Stay tuned for more details.

In case you haven’t heard the buzz, the paper crafting world is going nuts over the news about Cricut’s brand new machine that is slated to hit the market in the upcoming weeks. The Cricut Explore will kick off 2014 with all the bells and whistles you could possibly ask for in a die-cutting machine. With several new features, Cricut is distinguishing itself as an industry leader. This machine bridges the gap between new school and old school with its patented Cut Smart technology and the ability to create designs both with software and the Cricut cartridges you have come to know and love.new cricut explore machine

Cricut Design Space vs Cartridges

One of the beauties of Cricut is that its cartridges have allowed the less technologically inclined to operate their machines with ease. This was very appealing to many users, but many of their customers have yearned for something more customizable. The new Cricut Explore machine offers the best of both worlds. With the software application you can use image files to create the design you desire or you can rely on the tried and true old fashioned way, and put your Cricut cartridges to use.

cricute explore smart set dialCut Smart and Other Features

Not only does this feature allow for quieter operation, but it can simultaneously utilize the marker as it cuts with one simple pass of the blade. This is made possible by multiple housings that allow for more convenient functionality. Learn more about the Cut Smart technology that the new Cricut Explore machine offers, here.

Changing your blade settings is a snap with the smart set dial (image to the right) and this machine is compatible all kinds of materials, including cardstock, poster board, fabric, vinyl, and more.

 With blue tooth technology, the Cricut Design Space software can be operated with a wireless iPad, which indicates to the machine exactly how you want your project to be cut and marked. In addition to this, the machine offers convenient storage space for tools and more, for improved organization (see below).

storageStay Tuned for Unbeatable Offerings from CraftDirect

In the next few weeks we intend to offer more information, tutorials, promotions, and even giveaways related to the Cricut Explore, so check back with us about this exciting new product. We’ll have videos ready for your viewing pleasure as soon as possible.

As always, we appreciate hearing from our loyal customers, so please feel free to leave comments or questions. We have all the accessories you need, including Explore cutting mats and Cricut blades.

9 thoughts on “Introducing the New Cricut Explore Machine

  1. Vicky Morgan

    I don’t usually buy new technology when the item I have is still kicking. I would definitely make an exception with the New Cricut Explore Machine. Can’t wait for them to be available.

    1. admin Post author

      It will retail at $299, but we’ll offer it a lower price on CraftDirect, as we always do.

    1. admin Post author

      We are not sure when we will be taking pre-orders. We aren’t exactly sure when we will have product, so we can’t take pre-orders until we have that information and adopt a price point. We will keep you posted. Thank you for your question and sorry that that is the best answer we can give at this point.

  2. DebDDD DallmanD

    I hope I win this sounds really great, I love having friends over and doing scrap days. we all have so much fun

  3. Brenda Hendrickson

    I would love to win this unit. I have had nothing but cricuts and ready to complete my journey with CRICUT’S

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