I have a Cricut Explore and there are few things I love more than my electronic cutter, they are mainly people, but when Hazel and Ruby came out with their Cut Your Own Stencil-Mask Sheets, it was simply a match made in heaven. When you’re working with the Stencil Masks, it works just like a piece of paper. You load it onto your mat and select the light cardstock setting on your smart dial and cut.
I chose this cute geometric squirrel that Vintage Revivals has designed and it was spot on. I didn’t need to do anything differently that I would do normally which is really nice. Now, when I cut mine I had used the cardstock setting, not the light and it cut through all the way to the plastic. You can choose to do this and have basically a 2-for-1 stencil, whatever is your gravy.
I got some inspiration from the Makery Members and just adhered it directly to my wall because I figured I have enough framed pieces in my house and it’s just fun having this odd little squirrel just sitting there.
I highly recommend getting an electronic cutter of any kind. There will be a fight to the death if it’s between Cricut and Silhouette but it really just comes to personal preference. I’ve used both and I prefer the Cricut Explore because the blade moves around with the cuts and I’ve had less tearing in my papers.
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