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Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition

Cricut Imagine 2Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition
Gifted by Provo Craft
Reviewed by Karisa Tell

If you already have a Cricut machine or have used one before, chances are you were awestruck at the amazing abilities of the machine. Cutting intricate shapes and font variations out of paper, fabric, vinyl, and other media is amazing in and of itself, but the Cricut does so with an extremely easy-to-use interface. While the previous Cricut Expression machines were great to begin with, the new Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition is even better. All of the minor grievances you may have had with your previous machine have been addressed and improved upon in the new edition. For instance, there’s a cutting area light on the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition so you don’t have to squint to see where you’re cutting. The updated machine also features an LCD touch screen, so you don’t have to keep track of your keypad overlays anymore. Another cool improvement I noticed is that you can see all of your shape options right on the screen, so you don’t have to keep referring to the cartridge handbooks. Both of these features are a definite plus for someone who has a tendency of losing things!


Many of the other upgrades will benefit a more experienced crafter, such as text wrapping, multiple mat cutting, and mat preview. Plus, this machine comes with four cartidges (two of which are exclusively bundled with the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition) and—get this—it’s compatible with all of your other cartridges too! So don’t worry about what to do with the cartridges you love from your Cricut Expression or Cricut Imagine—you can just pop them right into the new machine. If you want a pleasant die-cutting experience, I would already recommend trying a Cricut machine, but if you want a top of the line, luxury die-cutting experience, make sure you try out the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition machine!

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my daughter uses Cricut all the time at work and she loves it, this would be a wonderful Christmas gift for her.

I wish, I wish I wish I had this!

My daughter-n-law raves about this all the time! She is a troop leader in Girl Scouts, and would benefit from this!

I have seen the cricut in action my friend has one. This one sounds easier to use.

Have always wanted a Cricut since I found out how great they are for applique for quilts!

I have been on this forever - an amazing, amazing tool and concept. Would love to win - no stopping me then

Sounds like a great upgrade

Thanks for a great review! OMG I would soo love to win this! It's on the wish list but so far thats as far as its gotten.

@esmie1 6045665 - We cannot announce the name of the contest winner until we have received their signed release form. Once we have that in hand, we can let you know who won. Thank you, -The Editors of FaveCrafts

so who won the E2?

i would love to win one for mothers day

I would loved to win Cricut Expression 2 it would make a good mother day gift.

That would make an awesome birthday present. Would love to have this machine.

i would love to own this Machine!! I heard it sold out in One Day!! I love the fact that it takes both the Regular cricut and Imagine carts. I am so excited!! Good luck to all.

Great review!!! TFS! I would love a chance to win the Expression 2. I'm not working right now so buying it isn't going to happen :-( I have the origional expression and love it. My mom loves to craft with me so If I win the E2 my expression would be going to her :-) I love the new features and the touch screen and I love the carts that come pre-loaded. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win, whoever wins it will be a very lucky crafter! :-) -Samantha SamanthaJDesigns @

I purchased the first Cricut machine when it first came out, and gave it to my daughter so I don't have one now!!! She uses it a lot and I am so happy for that, but I don't have it to craft with now! I would absolutely love to win this new version with all of the kinks worked out! It just sounds fabulous! It's just amazing how many things this machine can do! I was surprised when the second version , that is wider, came out and made it easier to do wider items. I thought that was great! Now this! I just can't believe how many increments it has for every, single letter, number and item. It just blows my mind! I have even seen the one for cake decorating. That is just crazy! But this is really the one that I want so won't you please consider me to win this? I'm a stay at home mom and grandmom and I love to craft for my family and for my grandkids school, and we also volunteer our time for whoever needs it. I've taught my children that it is important to give back to our community when we can and I now see my daughter giving her time to her childrens' classrooms. I try to be there for anyone in my family who needs me and try to make life colorful and fun for everyone. Life can be difficult and at times very sad, but I try to be the family cheerleader and keep everyone on track and positive and doing crafts helps keep me up and positive in order to do my job well. So won't you please consider helping me to help so many others by choosing me to win this wonderful machine so that I may make a multitude of people happy by making cards, stationery, and many cute gift items for them to enjoy. Thank you for reading this. Very sincerely, Mrs. Jeanie V. Pettifer

I can think of so many uses I could find for the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition. I have seen them, but am amazed at how easy and accurate they cut. Also, the many different materials which the machine can handle. I can imagine making the most wonderful scrapbooks by being able to pick my own colors and textures to surround my special pictures. Hope to win this one and all my friends will want one of their own.

I already have the baby bug, but this would be a dream come true!! I hate dealing with ProvoCraft, but I love, love, love their products ...

I like this article. I would really like to have a Cricut Expression 2! I would love to own this top of the line machine!


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