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Before purchasing my Cricut, I remember wondering what came in the box with the Cricut Maker. What was already included, and what else would I need to get started? Purchasing a Cricut is an investment, and I wanted to make sure the tools I needed would be included or could be purchased separately.
After I received my new, shiny Cricut Maker in the mail, I took pictures of the unboxing so I could share what is included with the Cricut Maker. Now, to note, this is the Cricut Maker 2 that I purchased, not the recently released Cricut Maker 3.
Let me give you a quick tour!
Here’s what comes in the box with the Cricut Maker:
Here’s exactly what was in my box:
- The Cricut Maker itself with USB cable and power adapter
- Premium fine-point blade and housing
- Rotary blade and drive house
- Fine-point black pen
- 2 mats: a pink FabricGrip Mat (12″x12″) and a blue LightGrip mat (12″x12″)
- Welcome book (not a manual of how to use the machine really)
- Free trial of Cricut Access and 50 ready-to-make projects
- Materials for a sample practice project (card with a kite)
Here’s the picture of it all unboxed with the exception of the mats that wouldn’t fit in the picture!
A Little About the Included Goodies
Here’s just a little more information about the accessories.
Two Included Mats
There were two mats included, and you can purchase separate mats and different sizes as accessories.
The first mat in the box is the pink FabricGrip mat, which is used for fabric to be cut with the Cricut rotary cutting blade. If you want to cut larger sizes of fabrics, it helps to have a 12″x24″ pink mat, which you can purchase separately.
There is also the blue LightGrip mat, which is more of a general all-purpose mat for everyday materials. I have no problems cutting cardstock, vinyl, or iron-on using this mat. Materials that will require more force (example: balsa wood or heavy chipboard) will need a purple StrongGrip mat to help hold them in place. This is not included!
There is one black fine tip pen that can be used to “draw” with when designing in Cricut Design Space.
There is also the fine-point blade. This is your everyday blade. I use this to cut my cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on. If you want to cut thicker materials, you will have better luck purchasing the additional knife blade to make deep cuts.
Abd last is the rotary cutter blade. This cuts fabric precisely and cleanly. It’s great!
Some of the other exciting tools like the debossing tip, engraving tip, scoring wheel, perforation blade, and wavy tip, do need to be purchased separately. It’s a bit of a bummer because each of these tools is a bit pricey!
Cricut’s Official Unboxing Video
If you prefer to watch a video, take a look at Cricut’s “What Comes in the Box” video.
I hope this Cricut Maker unboxing has answered your questions about what is included with the Cricut Maker! Let me know if I can answer any questions!
And, of course, if this doesn’t seem like enough goodies that come with the Cricut Maker, consider purchasing a bundle!