This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I get asked this question ALL the time. Which vinyl cutting machine is better? Cricut or Silhouette? You've been following our blog and know that Cassie and I both have been using the Silhouette Cameo machine. What you might not know is that we recently made the switch to team Cricut (the "Cricut Maker" to be exact) and we are never looking back.
What are some big differences in the machines?
Looking at them, you might not think much. After using my Cricut Maker for the first time though, I knew it was a superior machine. Here are a few reasons I like the Maker better than my Cameo.
Cricut Design Space is easy to use. It can always be a challenge getting used to new software. Something big that stuck out to me though, is Cricut Design Space has no "delay". When using Silhouette's version of Design Space, I always have delays when moving an item around or erasing something. IT DROVE ME CRAZY!!!!
2. The guidelines on the Maker!! LOVE! Silhouette Cameo has a line for guiding in your cutting mat and I love that Cricut Maker has built in guides- No room for mistakes!
3. The Maker is SO quiet! My husband even made a comment about it.
4. Cricut Maker is just pretty and sleek. I can't help but leave that out. This may not be a priority for you, but I keep my machine out 24/7 and love that it is pretty to look!
5. Cricut has tons of great tutorials that are easy to find on their site. I have been extremely impressed with how easy it is to find the answers to my questions.
6. Cricut cutting mats are AWESOME. If you've used the Silhouette, you'll know what I mean when you try out the Cricut Maker. I've included a photo below but it still won't do it justice. My Silhouette mats get "gummy" and the sticky substance on the mat just feels thick. My Cricut mats don't feel gummy at all.
7. Cricut mats are thick and durable. Super impressed with the thick durable quality of the mats.
Wondering why I didn't originally go with a Cricut cutting machine? I was honestly uneducated and didn't really know what to look for in a machine. Another reason? I thought I'd need cartridges to use my Cricut machine. Not the case anymore. I can find the designs I need right in my Cricut Design Space.
If I haven't convinced you yet, hear this: I've used my Silhouette Cameo nearly every day for the last few years. I have made hundreds and hundreds of projects and I would absolutely tell you, go with Cricut. I am very confident you will be as pleased as I am! I truly feel like my Maker is an investment that will keep me happy for years to come! Any questions? Feel free to comment below or send us an email.
P.s. Check out this adorable bunting I cut out today. I also used my Easy Press iron and it changed my life. More on that in the next few weeks.
With the new year, comes new goals. I am going to be frank with you.....I HAVE to get organized and stay organized this year. It makes me crazy to not be able to find things in my house. I need clean and order to function and for my household to function. My first item of business is to de-junk every room. After that comes our Cleaning Baskets and Cleaning Checklists. Read on for our free printables.
In May we closed on our home. This house is a little different than the last. My heart aches to tear down a wall.....I see a flip in my future! On the day of closing, we had the floors refinished; they went from a blonde oak to dark walnut. I love how they turned out!
Who would have thought Llama's would be a thing??...but here we are!! Cassie and I officially jumped on the llama themed party bandwagon and couldn't be happier about it!!! We created the CUTEST llama party supplies ever with the help of Canvas Corp. Never heard of them? Canvas Corp is an American company producing the highest quality canvas products, burlap products, and more!! Check them out HERE.
The last 8 years of my life I’ve lived 28, 18, and now 22 hours from my family in Idaho. I decided at the start, that I’d have to conquer my fear of traveling without my husband. Two months after Rex started Medical school, I took my first trip from Ohio to Idaho with my 11 month child, and my 7 month pregnant self! I was given lots of advice to pack a ton of stuff to make it an “easy” day of traveling. Things like extra clothes, pacifiers, and suckers to help with the pressure change....toys galore, quiet books, picture books, food, blankets, and extra toys.
Over the past 8 years I’ve taken at least 28 cross country-ish trips with two kids that are 14 1/2 months apart. The boys have visited 30 different states and I’m so grateful for all the places we’ve been able to visit! Traveling with kids is the only area in my life I feel like I actually know!
Hopefully you can take some of these tips to ease the fear of traveling solo with your kiddos!
It is no secret that Cassie and I LOVE sharing our favorite products with you guys right? Speaking of secrets, do you know how much both of our husbands are involved in our projects here? They are the very backbone of most everything we do here at Clover Lane, so when I had the opportunity to give David a handmade STUNNING wooden watch, I jumped at the chance.
What did I get in the latest Sugar Smart Box? It was the best month yet!! The item I am most excited to try is the Keto Brownie Mix....YES!!!! So excited!
I am sure by now you have heard about the Keto Diet. I have been on and off this diet (NOT how you are supposed to do it). I am a horrible dieter and have a hard time living my life without sugar. It's bad. Part of my issue with this diet is I get SO SICK of meat, cheese, and the same vegetables. I want "substance" to eat and snack on. I've been lucky enough to try the Sugar Smart Box two months in a row now and it has been a lifesaver for my diet.
I am super excited to share this new DIY with you. Introducing antique balusters turned into candlesticks! This is an easy one and you won't even break a sweat!
I'm excited to share this DIY light with you! Globe Electric made this project super simple with their light kit! I used a decorative globe that I purchased from TJ Maxx- the great thing is, you can use any piece you'd like to create the perfect light for your space!
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