When I say that I'm friends with some cool people at some cool companies. I mean, wow. I put out some calls, told everyone I wanted to have a big Thank You Party for my readers, and look what's coming in. Today's giveaway prize is another big one.
This incredible machine here is called the Cricut Expressions 2. It is an electronic cutting machine. Digital designs are plugged into the system on cartridges and out come perfectly-cut pieces. Pieces of what, you say? Pieces of cardstock, chipboard, sheet magnet, foam, felt, balsa wood, vellum, cling vinyl, fabric and more. That's a lot of creative possibilities.
This Cricut is a free-standing machine that is easily operated using touch-screen technology. You don't have to have a computer. From what I read, this is one of the easiest cutting machines to operate and there are a number of video tutorials and reviews posted online if you're a visual learner.
Included with the Expressions 2 machine is their Cricut Essentials cartridge which includes hundreds of designs and a Cricut Alphabet cartridge. Beyond that, Cartridges galore are available separately from a variety of designers. The machine features a cutting area as large as 12" x 24" and it will arrange multiple items for you in order to prevent waste.
Great for crafts, party decorations, card-making, scrapbooking, fabric applique, product packaging, valentines. I can think of so many fun things to do with a cutting machine. What incredible technology to have on hand.
Oh! And Cricut is also including a bundle of iron-on vinyl in three colors—winner chooses the colors. Wait till you see what you can do with this iron-on vinyl. Holy cow. You can customize tee-shirts, pillows, shoes, sports jerseys, hats, handbags, Christmas stockings—anything. To see images of this heat-transfer film in use, visit Cricut's iron-on vinyl product page, then click on each color of vinyl to pull up project ideas.
With so many functions and uses, it's quite impossible for me to cover it all in this one post. I recommend you visit their "New to Cricut?" page, the Cricut Blog, and the Cricut Forum if you want to delve in to the details and see all that the Cricut Expressions 2 can do. Cricut is also on Facebook (a great resource), Instagram and Twitter, so go say hello.
All in all, today's generous prize is a $345 value. Thank you, Cricut! To enter for today's giveaway, leave a comment here on this post. One entry per person.
Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You don't have to type your email address into the body of the comment if you entered it in the email-address field on the comment form; I can access that info from behind the scenes. Today's giveaway will close at 11:59pm PST on Sunday 8/18/13. (This is a big one and it's Friday—so I'm giving you all weekend to enter. This means it will overlap with Saturday's and Sunday's giveaways.) Watch for the winner to be announced early next week at the bottom of the post.
For more info on these August HELLO Giveaways, click here. Please share the word. We have lots more in store for you this month.
INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Follow @heatherbailey and #HELLOgiveaway. Share today’s giveaway on Instagram (see Heather's feed today for an image to repost) & you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to HeatherBaileyStore.com. Be sure to tag @heatherbailey and #HELLOgiveaway16. (The number there at the end will change each day.) Today's IG giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 8/18/13. We'll announce winners within a day or two.
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UPDATE: Congratulations, Kellie (thelemondime)! You win today's HELLO Giveaway. We will email you with next steps. And congratulations to @cyarnell on Instagram for winning our Day 16 Instagram giveaway. The giveaway is closed, but you can still join the conversation and comment. xo—HB