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Before purchasing my Cricut Maker, 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 as many of the tools I wanted would be included.
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.
Here’s what comes in the box with the Cricut Maker:
- 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)
When you first purchase and open your Cricut Maker, here’s how things are packed.
Beneath all the packaging is the Maker itself. The box on the right contains everything you need to set up and get started.
Here’s what the two included mats look like.
The pink mat is used for fabric with the rotary cutter, while the blue mat is more of a general all-purpose mat for everyday materials. I have no problems cutting cardstock, vinyl, or iron-on using this mat. If you want to cut larger sizes of fabrics, it helps to have a 12″x24″ pink 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.
Here are the tools included:
On the far right is the pen that will be used to “draw” with when designing in Cricut Design Space.
The tool directly left of the pen is 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.
The tool on the far left is the rotary cutter. 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!