Product Review: Introducing the Amazing CRICUT Mini

That's right. This is a Cricut. And it could very well change your life. Or at least your crafting life. The team over at Cricut graciosly sent me this Cricut Mini a while back, and I have been just WAITING to whip it out and see what it is capable of!

So, for our Halloween Party, I decided to do just that.

I really wanted to make a welcome area, and spruce up the snack table, but I seriously HATE cutting out tedious projects. And my hand writing is not all that hot. So. I got the box out. 

Check out how fun this quick and simple DIY is...

So cute! I can see this machine being really helpful for greeting cards, posters, teachers, homeschoolers, and fun, gorgeous, ambitious, smart, and flat out fantastic DIYers like myself.

The project I show here, used the paper that came WITH the Cricut Mini. SCORE. But, now I am curious to see how it works with other cardstock weight paper that I have lying around. It also says that it works with fabric. Whaaaa? That gets my mind reeling. So I will fill you in on further findings with this little whiz. 

So, the Cricut Mini was a hit, though I do think that its functionality will be limited. I have looked at some of the more developed models (the Cricut Expression & the Cricut Create) and these can cut custom images, add color, etc. The other down side is that anything more than basic shapes and letters (at least with the mini...) must be purchased at an additional cost.

These are my thoughts on the Cricut Mini! Do you have any experience with these machines? Do you have any DIY projects that I could test out to see just how much I can do with this thing? I would love to hear from you!



  1. How did you get the software for your computer? I have two circut's and have a new mac, and I know you can hook them up together...but I have no idea beyond that.

  2. I've always wanted a Circut and the mini looks awesome too! Can't wait to see what else you create :)

  3. that's such a cute idea and seems easy to use - i alwyas exacto cut this king of stuff out

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. LOVE IT! love love love ... and your pumpkin theme is soooo cute!
    Lindsay D