[ReviewAZON asin="1596352825" display="inlinepost"]Earlier today, I came across this comment from Tiffney H. on another post:
Help! I have a Cricut Expression, and I know there are tons of projects it can be used for but I don’t know what those projects are. Do you have any suggestions, ideas, websites ANYTHING to shed some light on what all I can use my Cricut for? Thanks!
Tiffney, I should thank you! I have been wanting to put together a list of all the places that I get inspiration. Your comment gave me the motivation I needed to get off my duff and do it!
First, though, I have a confession to make. You see, I love to craft and create, but personally, I'm just not that creative! I'm always amazed at the people who can look at a pile of supplies, and come up with something completely original and unique. Every time I try, it's a complete disaster!
However, that doesn't mean my Cricut is tucked neatly away in a closet gathering dust. Not a chance! Instead, I depend heavily on the generosity of others when it comes to getting ideas for my Cricut projects!
Here are a few of my favorites places for getting inspired:
- Cricut Message Board - I love the Cricut Message Board! I promise you that you will find a treasure trove of ideas there. As a matter of fact, I try to avoid it unless I have a lot of time to spare - lol! When I visit, I literally end up there for several hours, just poking around and getting ideas. It's great! (UPDATE ON October 6, 2010: The Cricut Message Board has now moved to the Provo Craft Community. I left the link to the old message board active because it is still there - however, it is archived and read only. New posts are on the new message board, which is just as active and runs better than the old one.
- Bloggers - Once you spend a little time at the message boards, you will notice that several people have links in their signature lines that go to their personal blogs. Visit a few of these, and you will walk away with even more ideas! Some of my favorites include Joy and Melanie at Everyday Cricut, Creative Critters Cricut Club (say that one fast five times!), and Robyn at My Pink Stamper. Many of these bloggers even have projects that are published in popular scrapbooking and paper crafting magazines, which brings me to my next favorite...
- Magazines and Books - You can find excellent paper crafting magazines just about anywhere! As a matter of fact, when I pick up a few groceries at Wal-Mart or Meijer, I usually meander over to the crafts section, where they have their crafting magazines, and spend a little time flipping through the issues. I hope my husband doesn't read this - he always wonders why it takes me so long when I do the grocery shopping. That's the reason - heh heh!
I hope this helps you find ideas for Cricut projects - both online and offline. Of course, if anyone has additional recommendations (favorite blogs, magazines, message boards, etc.), feel free to comment below. We love to hear from you!