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My Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint arrived in the mail. It was like opening Christmas! In the box I found my Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut tools, and my first project!
The paper for the project was included with the warranty and easy to follow, visual instruction manual. The instruction manual was a six page, full color fold out:
Page 1: The front page had a clear invitation and simply said, "Learn more."
Page 2: "What's in the Box?" This included seven labeled color pictures: Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine (color may vary); Cricut Cardstock; Standard Grip cutting mat; Pen and Accessory Adaptor (adaptor pre-installed); Blade and Housing (pre-installed; power cord and USB Cord.
Page 3 and 4: "Start Exploring." This is a two page spread, full color of the Explore Air 2 with each part labeled. The Cricut is sitting on a cutting mat. The picture also includes a close-up of the USB ports and a picture of what tools go in what storage tray and how to arrange them.
Page 5: "Blade Replacement." This is full color and an easy to follow, step by step visual guide. Also includes guidance on how to install the Deep Cut Blade.
Page 6: "Keep Learning." This is a clear invitation to start creating. It says to:
"Watch your email for tips and tricks on using your machine.
"Learn at your own pace, watch the videos, or download the manuals." (a url to continue learning)
"Find answers to all your Cricut questions" (the url to the Cricut help line)
Unpacking the cutting mat & Cricut Explore Air 2 out of the box.
When it comes to Creativity, one must think outside the box!
The setup instructions in the box sent me to the Cricut website and the instructions there were clear. So, I logged into the Cricut Design Space website, I clicked on the "New Machine Set up" found in the drop down navigation bar on the left.
Design Space works on you tablet, cell-phone, or computer. The Cricut Explore Air 2 has built in Bluetooth, but it also has a a cord that can connect to your computer through an USB.
Set up your machine and plug it into an electrical outlet.
I was able to create my first project with easy and feel the victory of a lovely project. All I had to do was click the button that said make it and then follow the instructions. The design Space told me when to change paper, when to add the pen, and basically gave me step by step instructions.
Pressing the button the first time!
I am always saying "Enjoy" at the end of my webinars. I enjoyed the beauty, simplicity and ease of this first project!