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Congratulations to this month’s random winner, Zeeone! Come back on March 7 for another great giveaway.

I just returned from Altitude Design Summit, where I met fabulous makers of all sorts: jewelry designers, sewing mavens, interior designers, fashion bloggers and so much more. In addition to great panels and conversations about blogging, photography and DIY, there were some pretty amazing decorations. Check out this dessert table by HGTV.com contributor Kim Stoegbauer of the The TomKat Studio:

Paper Backdrop from Cricut Lounge

I was also blown away by the paper decor at a garden-themed party, especially this butterfly-covered dress.  The cool thing? The decor for both of these spaces was cut using Cricut’s all-new Explore cutting machine, which lets you upload your own designs or try out their pre-designed templates.

Cricut Alt Summit Party

It’s not available in stores until March 15, but you can enter for a chance to win your own right now! Read on to find out more and throw your name in the hat.

So, what’s new about the Cricut Explore? The cutting machine features a dial that easily lets you switch between materials, from paper to iron-on sheets to fabric to cardstock.

Cricut Explore System Shot

That vinyl decal you’ve been wanting? Cut it out yourself using one of the Cricut Design Space templates:

Cricut Decal Patterns

Or design your own custom template, upload it and cut it out yourself:

Cricut Design Baby Onesie
Ready to wow your friends and family with custom decorations at your next birthday party or barbecue? To enter for a chance to win the Cricut Explore cutting machine, leave a comment below.  This giveaway’s question: What do you make? What’s your crafting passion? Tell us in the comments below.

Cricut Cupcake Wrappers

 You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on February 7, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on February 10, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $299.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932



193 Responses

  1. missdanyelli says:

    I would love one of these!!! I love to make home decor items and I would love this to help with the baby room, I am having my first child this July!

  2. Kathryn says:

    I'd love to make stencils for paint and vinyl cutouts for walls. Also, for all the greeting cards I make.

  3. Jeni says:

    What an amazing 40th birthday present this would be for me!! Hope I win. :)

  4. Karina says:

    I love to make creating for birthday parties and celebrations. My passion is making thing cute!

  5. Penny says:

    I make all kinds of paper, clay, and jewelry items… I'm a jack of all trades but master at none…hoping to win a new Cricut Explore to finally reach that master status, lol…thanks so much for the chance to win. Blessings to All!

  6. Rita says:

    I love all thing to do with paper crafting and love learning new techniques and new machines! The Explore would live happily with all my other Cricut Machines!

  7. Julie Lee says:

    I throw a lot of parties, and baby showers and bridal showers so this would be the perfect win!

  8. Joseph says:

    I make large format motivational trackers for work and cards for gift giving or thanks. Creating something that comes from my ideas and from my heart to affect those I care about is what I am passionate about!!

  9. Andrea Smith says:

    Oh…so much fun I could have.. Really I would love to have this for card making and my sewing projects.

  10. Debbie Rochester says:

    My greatest passion is spending time with my kids, I especially enjoy this when we are making stuff. My daughter and I enjoy scrapbooking, card marking and very much decorating our home. I am very excited about all the new word art for the walls. Thanks for this opportunity.

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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