Tuesday, February 18, 2014

[Video]Cricut Explore Design Space Software - 8 Reasons I love it!

I just made two videos about the Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space software!  The first is "8+ Reasons to Love your Cricut Explore and Design Space software".  I'll have a post about the other one tomorrow but if you go to my youtube channel, you can get a sneak peek...(hint-it's about SVG files)...

Check it out below (if you can't see it, click HERE to see 8+ Reasons):



 Want to learn more about the Explore machine?  Go to the Cricut Explore page here!


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Next up is the new funky February Stamp of the Month, yours for $5 with every $50 purchase:
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New Cricut Giveaway - Small Talk and Frames
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Did you order the Explore? What do you think of the Design Space software in the video?
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Winner will be announced on February 23, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.
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71 comments:

  1. Good morning Joy!! I did not purchase the explore as of yet. I'm still looking for tutorials, like yours, to convince me to spend so much on another machine. Not crazy about having to be logged in to the computer to use. I LOVE my cartridges and my expression. It'll take some convincing, but I'm open! Thank you for all you do!!
    Gina
    Babi96@aol.com

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  2. Thanks for this video and the great SVG video. I did order the Explore when it launched on HSN....and would be kicking myself now if I hadn't. I'm watching everything I can so I will be up and running on the software when "THE BOX" finally arrives.

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  3. I am very excited about the Explore and its capabilities. I have not ordered one yet, but I am paying very close attention to the release.

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  4. I have not ordered the Explore and really don't thing I will at this time

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  5. OMGeeeeee.... I'm in live already. YES, I ordered one and it should be here in March!!!!

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  6. thanks for the chance to win the new cartridge. I have not order The Explore, but I would like to play with the software first and hear what the voices say about there new machines.

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  7. I did order the Cricut Explore on it's launch on HSN I'm to get it Feb. 27th. I am so loving your videos on it too.
    I purchased it because of it's WIFI capabilities my goodness how awesome. I am so excited about it and you sharing thru your videos is huge. I am loving your videos and you explain things extremely understandable and I love too how you are open for questions. I am extremely tech challenged but this looks so friendly. Thanks for all you do and for the way you do it.

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  8. I did not order the Explore. I have a lot invested in my other Cricut machines and I just received a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. I don't think this is in my future right now, but I do enjoy learning what it can do. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  9. I did not order the explore, but I'm intrigued!

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  10. No, I did not order. Cost is too high & I feel that updates to exisiting machines & not being tied to a computer would have been the way to go.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. The Explore looks amazing, but since I already have a Cricut Expression and a whole bunch of cartridges, I didn't order the Explore. I'm sorta hoping that as people gravitate towards the Explore, the cartridges will come down in price and I'll scoop up some bargains.

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  12. Yes, I ordered the Explore. Due to arrive on the 27th. I want to dabble in Design Space, wish they would release it earlier than the end of February. From your video, I am in love with Design Space. Just press a button here and there and you have a complete project ready to cut. I also love the fact that there are two buttons to choose how you want to import or pick your image. Like I said, I cannot wait to play in DS and also receive my machine. Looking forward to more video tutorials. By the time I receive my machine it should be old hat. LOL

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  13. I did not order - I have my hands full (and my craft room) right now with my E2 with G, and a new Sil Cameo

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  14. I did not order an Explore. I'm waiting for the "Print then Cut" sensor to be enabled. I really like that Design Space seems focused on layout and mat management rather than drawing.

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  15. great video ,Im sorry I didn't buy the Explore, looks like a lot of fun.. I do see this machine in my future. Timing for me was not good. All the medical bills are coming in. Its been a rough year. Keep showing more about the Explore and when I buy one Ill be ready to go. Thanks Dawn RI

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  16. great video, thanks for the info. I'm still "on the fence" about the explore, it seems very expensive and I'm not one to just spend a lot like that without good reason. I have a great Cricut machine already and lots of cartridges, so not sure yet..will wait a bit and see!

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  17. I see an Explore in my future because I love the way it cuts and capabilities for the fonts. I use CCR all the time so like the design features. Would have to keep E2 tho in case of computer

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  18. Or internet glitches because they do happen...just like the one that wouldn't let me finish my comment! Would love to try out the Explore!

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  19. I got a Cameo for Christmas so the Explore may be down the road a bit. I do love my Expression & have lots of cartridges to keep me busy for now.
    Donna K U

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  20. Very informative video. I don't have the Explore but I do like that it cuts SVG files.

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  21. Thank you for the great video...I'm so happy to see the Explore in action...even with the "oops"...makes it that much more real life!

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  22. I did order the Cricut Explore and can't wait for it's arrival. I really enjoyed your video. I have an Expression now and use the CCR, watching you play with Design Space makes me even more anxious to receive my own Explore. You make it look so easy and all your info will make it much easier once we get our hands on our own machines. I am most looking forward to using my own fonts and SVG files! So excited.

    Nancy loves to craft in NJ

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  23. That's a really cute cartridge. Your video is very informative and helpful to a non-techi like me to understand how the Explore works.

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    1. Watched your SVG "sneak peek" where you addressed moving items around for those of us who try to cut on just one mat...do you just not unload the mat between cuts?

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  25. I ordered the Explore and can't wait to get it!! I love the endless possibilities with this new software!!! Awesome!!!!

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  26. I have no plans at this time to order the Expore. I have 4 Cricut machines and no room for another. I love my Imagine and my Expression and have yet to try my Cake. My personal Cricut still cuts better than my other machines. I love my Cricuts :)

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  27. No, cant afford to buy a machine since I already own a Cricut Expression.

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  28. No to the Explore. I just got my first Cricut, the Expression in January.

    Barb

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  29. Thanks for the video! I didn't order the Explore. The software looks good to me!

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  30. I did not order the Explore. :( would like to but right now I haven't even mastered expression. I think I read that anyone can download the Design Space. I am going to check that out. I love how you discovered things you didn't even know you had. That usually happens to me when I watch your video's. Thank you for sharing. Fabulous

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  31. excellent video! keep them coming! waiting for my Explore to arrive from HSN, trying to be patient!

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  32. I did not order the Explore but after watching your favorite things video I want it. I love that the machine automatically separates the layers for you to cut. Thank you, Joy. Mother's Day is coming up and I am dropping hints to my kids. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  33. Yes, I ordered the Explore during the launch on HSN. I, along with many others, am hoping it will arrive by the end of business next week. Thanks for giving us a jump start understanding the software. I am looking forward to my turn to play.

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  34. Yes! And I can't wait to play with it, love all your videos and posts. You have been my go to site on all news related to cricut release.

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  35. I did not order the Explore. I'm still on the fence but you might just be convincing me to get it. The software looks great.

    Leslie

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  36. I didn't order the Explore, but I did enjoy your video on the software! It looks fun!! Maybe someday!!

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  37. No, I did not purchase it and don't plan to. Every time a machine is created, when we purchase it a new one appears. It becomes too expensive and wasteful I don't believe I need to have every new machine. I just need one.

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  38. Nope, did not order the Explore and probably won't because I am a basic-machine kind of crafter! It's too hard to keep up with all the newest items and then having to learn how to use them!! Thanks for your video though...always like to see what's new even if i don't have one!

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  39. No, I did not order it. By the time I could turn the tv on, they were sold out!

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  40. Hi Joy! I did order the Explore and I'm waiting anxiously for it to arrive! Now like everyone else out there, I'm watching every video and reading every blog post that I can find to learn more... I love your 8 things to love video that you posted on the Facebook group... and have since started following your YouTube channel & Pinterest boards. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful content... and my fingers crossed for a win! ;o)

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    1. OH! And I love what I'm seeing in Design Space, particularly those canvases! And my favorite feature is probably how they separate out the layers & cuts... relief!

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  41. I have not ordered the Explore...yet. Loved your video and seeing some of the assets of this machine. Sure looks enticing!

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  42. I don't think I will be getting the Explore. I am satisfied with my plain old Cricut Expression.

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  43. NO, didn't order the Explore. I have a Cricut Expression which I love and a Gypsy with a love/hate relationship. (Probably since I'm not that familiar with it yet). Also have an abundance of cartridges.

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  44. I haven't ordered the Explore yet, but hopefully for my birthday! (August seems sooo far away all of a sudden!). The design space looks pretty great too! and I can't wait to see a video of the Explore cut!

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  45. I will not be getting one and will not be caught up in the " I have to have the new Cricut frenzy! How many machines does one person need? I have a Cricut Expression and have had problems with it giving clean cuts even though I have followed your cut guide and even changed the blade. It seems Cricut comes out with a new machine every year. No updates to existing machines as told they would do and they have never added new items to the Cricut Rewards program and I have lots of points to redeem. I just wonder if they have already started planning a new machine release to replace the Explore. I for one, am disappointed with Cricut and could not promote a company that does not seem to care for their customers. I just received a Silhouette and will be learning to use it.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  46. I did not order the Explore. Not enough money right now and waiting to see if PC can live up to its promises. LOVE my Expression and CCR. Happy enough for now.

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  47. I haven't ordered the Explore and probably won't for awhile. I'll wait for all the glitches to be worked out, BUT it sure looks interesting as does the software.

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  48. I haven't ordered one. I can't justify another machine price wise. Especially with four high schoolers. I wish I could win one!!!! That would be the only way one is entering my house.

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  49. By the time I got off work and went on line they had sold out of the Explores. I am saving my pennies and almost half way there so I guess I will have to wait till they are in the stores. You make me want one even more. Post more videos so I will be all up to date on how to use one before I get one.

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  50. I didn't not order this machine. It looks wonderful and thanks for the videos.

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  51. I would love to win the small talk and frames. I love my cartridges. Jean Babb

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  52. Does the Cricut Design Space software come with the Explore? Will it work with any of the older machines? I would really like to be able up upload .jpg to cut.
    Sue who lives in MI and winters in TX

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  53. I really think the software is amazing! I think that the Cricut Expolore is in my future! I'm addicted to Cricut! I have the Expression, Imagine, Cake and the E2! They make all my crafting ideas come to fruition and I can see how the explore will too! Thank you for the videos!

    Kathleen
    Glendale, AZ

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  54. We would love to win the small talk and frames cartridge. Our cardmaking & scrapbooking club of retired ladies have a club just starting out....and we have very few cartridges. This would be a areat one as it has many icons we could use. WE're learning to use the Cricut 2. Thanks for chance.

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  55. Awesome video! This machine/sw looks so easy to use! I did just get a Cameo before I knew about this machine, plus I still can use my cartridges with my E2 and Gypsy - so I'm set for now, but I can see that if my G ever fails me, this would be a good option

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  56. I would love to have the explore but can't afford it right now. I do`love all your videos.
    Mary O'Neal

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  57. Is there an option to put all layers on the same mat so you can cut it all on the first time?

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  58. No I have not ordered the Explore. I need to wait a while and see how it works out. I have really enjoyed seeing all of the videos and can't see more.

    Luria

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  59. I am loving the videos and my cricut is due on the 27th! Keep up the good work, i am confident i will use mine right out of the box!

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  60. I ordered the Explore. Should get it next week. Love all your videos.

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  61. I ordered the Explore and should have it by Feb 27th! I can't wait! The Design Space looks user friendly while watching you. I hope it is when I try to do something. Lol at least I know I can refer back to one of your videos for a little help. Thanks so much Joy!

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  63. Watching your videos have given me confidence in operating the new machine, when it comes next week. The shadowing isn't as simple as I hoped it would be, but I have you to refer back to. Thanks

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  64. like the new machine
    josiegirl

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  65. Haven't ordered an Explore, but I never say "never"! Design Space looks just WOW!

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  66. I haven't ordered the new explore so I haven't checked out the new design space. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. I have not ordered and will not be ordering or buying this machine. I had the very first cricut machine that came out and bought the Design Studio which is totally worthless these days. Upgraded to the Expression and bought a Gypsy. Have a ton of cartridges. They just keep bringing out new machines when they could upgrade the ones we already have. If I do decide to buy a new machine I know that I will buy the Brother Scan and cut. I won't have to be spending money every month to get new dies.

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