Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines for Holiday Projects

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Have you been considering a Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machine? I started making my own notecards years ago when I used to have an online craft business. I sold the cards to customers and also tucked a thank you card in with each order. 

Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines

Cricut Mini Personal Die-Cut Machines

I spent hours wandering through the craft store checking out the Cricut machines and all the neat die cuts that I could make if I had one. Fast forward several years until I was president of our local PTA. One of the things I enjoyed doing was creating our monthly PTA bulletin board. All the neat letters, shapes and border pieces came from a Cricut machine.

Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines

Fast forward a few several years, and I still enjoy making note cards except now, it is just for fun and holidays. When I was contacted to review one of the Cricut Mini personal die cut machines, you could have heard my shout of joy in the next county.

Finally, I would have one of my very own to play with.  The Cricut Mini is made for everyday use, school projects, organization, scrapbook embellishments, cards, invitations, and more.  It is perfect for the casual crafter.   The Cricut Mini is designed to work with Cricut Craft Room, so you can make designs and experiments before your first cut.

Is the Cricut Mini Still Usable?

As an update, since the Cricut Craft Room is no longer available, the Cricut Mini Personal Die-Cut Machines will no longer function. Instead, you should look for another Cricut Machine for your craft projects.

Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines

The free Cricut Craft Room online design software makes it easy to design and create projects with your Cricut machine. Just create your free account and start designing your project.  

Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines

You can choose from a wide variety of letters and shapes that are included with your Cricut mini.  Just drag them onto the mat to create your design just the way you want it.  Then click *cut* and the design you created will be cut from the paper you have loaded on the cutting mat for the Cricut mini.

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Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines

Peel the paper off the sticky cutting mat and remove the pieces you need for your design.  Now you’re set to create a notecard, gift tag, decorate a bulletin board or scrapbook page, etc.

a handmade Christmas card

The Cricut Craft Room

As of 11/8/19, the Cricut Craft Room is no longer available. The Cricut Craft Rooms gives you access to over 500 free images and 40 project ideas. If you’d like more images than what comes with the Cricut Mini, you can purchase digital image sets from the Cricut Craft Room starting at $4.99 each. With the Cricut Mini, you can cut a wide range of materials including cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils.

Cricut Mini Discontinued

The Cricut Mini has been discontinued. If you’re looking for a new Cricut Machine, I highly recommend you Check out what’s new at Cricut.

The Cricut Mini is very easy to use. When you first get it, you need to install the blade which takes only seconds.  Then you plug it in, create an account at the Cricut Craft Room, and connect the USB cable to your computer.   You create your design in the Craft Room and then click cut and your Cricut Mini cuts out the design on the paper you loaded.  

When you get the Cricut Mini, it comes with everything you need to use. That includes a cutting mat, cutting blade, power cord, and USB cord.   You can buy extra cartridges if you want to create different things that aren’t in the Craft Room. But, you don’t need to.  Additionally, Provo Craft now offers Holiday Rental Bundles which gives you access to hundreds of holiday and winter-themed images for three months, starting at $19.99.

Take a look at all the amazing holiday projects you can create with your Cricut.  Or, you may want to check out a few Silhouette Craft Projects. The Silhouette has much of the same crafting abilities as the Cricut Mini does. And, it is still available today.

You can also check out the selection of machines on Amazon and choose the one that’s best for you.

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161 thoughts on “Cricut Mini Personal Die Cut Machines for Holiday Projects”

  1. I learned about the Cicut software and online images. I have played with them before but have never seen the computer software. Makes is even more want-able!
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  2. I have played with the Cricut before, but I've never seen the computer software! Love it! Thank you for walking us through it. Now I want one even more!
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  3. I've learned that they have the Holiday Basics Rental Bundle that includes over 700 of our top holiday images from ten complete digital cartridges for $19.99/ 60 days!
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  4. i learned it -Cuts a wide range of materials—including cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils—in sizes ranging from ¼" to 11 ½"
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  5. I learned that there are four different machines and they have a find my cricut option to help you figure out which one is best for you
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  6. I learned that the Holiday Deluxe Rental Bundle contains over 1200 layered images. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :) Renee fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com
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  7. My sister in law and I use hers for cards, etc...I would never have even thought about using one for ornaments...these are gorgeous!
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  8. The craft room technology looks SUPER convenient! I'm much more of a visual learner so I imagine this makes the creative process much more appealing!
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  9. I have used a gypsy but the craft room looks awesome. Bigger screen though same concept so I think it would be easy to use. I love the portability of the mini.
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  10. i love my cricut, and i love working in the craft room, it is amazing. i need the new mini as i love the A4 cutting sheets and the simplicity of the machine and the free images for the mini are amazing too. xxx
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  11. Cricut Craft room is a wonderland of great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays to you. Keep up the creativity that keeps me crafting.
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  12. I'm learning many things can be done with cricut. I've downloaded the craft room for mac, but just wished I have the Cricut machine to be able to share with everyone all my creativity. In the meantime I'm still cutting everything by hand and its much more tedious. I wish I did own a Cricut!
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  13. I love using the cricut and I am learning more and everyday on great this machine can be! Its would a great addition to craft room
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  14. Ease into Cricut with these three simple project videos. We'll take you from start to finish with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
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  15. i learned that you can use the ciricut craft room for all the machines. I thought they were only stand alone an you had to buy cartrages for them. This makes them much more access able. 
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  16. I always thought Cricut machines were only for card making and scrapbooking. I had no idea that they make cutouts and stencils for so many different uses.
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  17. I learned that the Cricut Mini is easy to set up...it works with Mac® and Windows® computers...and it comes with access to over 500 free digital images!
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  18. I learned that you can use the Cricut for a lot more than just scrapbooking.  If I read correctly, you can log into the Cricut web site and use some of the patterns free for short periods of time.  Thank you so much for this giveaway and hope I win...Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
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  19. I learned that you can get designs for as low as .99. I'd really love this, I'd make my own cards to start & so much more. Thanks so much for this giveaway and Happy Holidays!
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  20. The Original Cricut was one of our first forays into revolutionizing the craft world. It easily cuts letters and shapes out of all kinds of materials.
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  21. I didn't realize there were so many different machines to choose from!  The "find your Cricut" is a great help in that decision-making process.
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  22. I learned that Making each project pop starts with the right artwork. From cartridges to digital images and Cricut Craft Room® Exclusives, we’ve got thousands of images for you to make each and every project your own.
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  23. I learned there are so many more ideas than I ever thought of before! Can't wait to get started on some of these like the bleach guitar shirt!
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  24. I can down load form my pc cool beans and I like the victorian percut package. would be sweet for christmass cards and decorating
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  25. I learned that I definitely need this for Christmas! :) http://www.cricut.com/Shopping/detail--Cricut-Minireg;-Personal-Electronic-Cutter-363-1715.aspx
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  26. i learned that Cricut is the family of products that will help you hear the three little words most creators just can’t get enough of: “You made that?” It doesn’t matter if you want to craft cards, scrapbooks, home décor, and more!
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  27. learned there is so much to do with the circut, you can make a pennant banner, little cupcake boxes, monogram store bought ornaments.. the list goes on.. this is the perfect gift for all our party needs and makes it easier instead of cutting out each piece that you need for your projects.
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  28. I love cricut! Although i have not used it. Seems like it might be a bit tough to get the hang of it. If I win i will have to challenge myself & figure it out! Lol
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  29. I would give this as a gift to my daughter as she loves to do craft with her children  and this would help her a lot. as she has a a 15 year old a 8 year old and a 7 year old and a 3 year old. I no she would love this
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  30. You can make so many different things with this-vinyl decals, cupcake holder, 3d shapes. Right now they have a special that you can get a free quilted ornament download when you register your new machine. 
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    • All I've done is scrapbook with my Cricut .... I'm interested in learning more idea's including the mini and doing cakes.... I love Cricut and recently created a wonderful craft room just for crafting ....
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