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These Cricut Explore Air 2 Classes Will Have You Cutting a Bug and It Won’t Hurt a Bit!

Over the last few months I’ve talked with dozens of Joann customers who can’t figure out how to use their new Cricut. They also don’t want to spend the time or the money to take our in-store Cricut Explore Air 2 classes. The solution? Read on. This won’t hurt a bit!

Look, I can see why you don’t want to take one of our in-store Cricut classes. It’s hard to plan ahead and schedule that 3 hour class and, after spending all that money for the machine itself who has money for classes?

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Learn How To Use Your Cricut Explore Air 2 at Creativebug

There are now 42 Cricut video tutorials on Creativebug, and they add more every month. But the one class I want to tell you about is this one by Natalia Malan.


Natalie Malan is an Illustrator with a BFA in illustration from BYU. Traditional media is her first love, but somehow Illustrator and Photoshop also stole her heart. Her work includes two new lines of quilting cottons for Free Spirit, licensed embroidery panels in Walmart stores, art prints for Minted, licensed scrapbook paper in Joann Stores for Cricut, two children’s books, notecards, die cuts, electronic cutting cartridges for Cricut, embossing folders for Cuttlebug, magazine illustrations, and greeting cards. Clients include Walmart, Cricut, Target, Gerenal Pencil, Free Spirit, Coats, Petite Lemon, Shutterfly, Minted, and more. Natalie Malan

Creativebug says it much better than I can so here’s the class description:

Cricut Crafts: Get to Know Your Machine

With the Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose bundle, there’s no such thing as starting from scratch. Your first projects – empowerment hashtags – are ready to make right out of the box. Artist, designer, and avid Cricut user Natalie Malan shows you everything that comes with the bundle and three ways to connect your machine. Use transfer tape and the scraper to attach a vinyl hashtag to your machine, then learn to cut, weed and transfer a design of your choice. After completing this class, you’ll have the skills and confidence to begin working independently on your Cricut machine.

Learn how to:
Connect your machine three ways
Cut vinyl
Weed and apply vinyl
Resize your image
Work with Cricut Design Space

What you’ll get:
A four-part class on how to use your Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose bundle
3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
Detailed supply list
Step-by-step instructions by Natalie Malan
The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Start your Creativebug subscription and get your first three months for just $1!

Natalie’s video class is just one of 42 Cricut classes you’ll find on Creativebug. When you look at the cost of a Creativebug subscription it kinda makes you want to dive right in, doesn’t it? Kinda makes you want to stand up and cut a bug… erm, I mean rug!

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask me about lightbulbs!)

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