First Time Cricut User – Making a Card 127

This is a different kind of video for today, but I think some of you will really enjoy the heart behind it.

I am going to post a video by me later this week, but for today, I really wanted to share this video of my wonderful husband making me a card with the Cricut.  This was his first time ever using the Cricut, and while he’s seen my videos and watched Cricut A to Z, you have to love the man for trying.  🙂

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In This Video Sean Used:

  • Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
  • Best Occasions Cardstock
  • Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
  • Sharpie

And yes, I did say that there SHOULD be a live Ustream coming THIS WEEK!!!  I have to work out all the final details (tomorrow I’ll let you know for sure!)  So make sure you check back and tell your friends – we may have a few surprises hiding up our sleeves that I KNOW you won’t want to miss!!!!!

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127 thoughts on “First Time Cricut User – Making a Card

  • AndreaA

    OMgosh, What a Sweetheart you have there.
    You had to had be tickled pink.
    This would have been something exactly what my Sweetheart would have done. And what a cutie Ben is, he is a good Daddy;s helper. And you have it on video to keep forever. What a lucky family you are.
    This made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lilla Benson

    You have really taught your fellows well, it was a joy watching them make you a sweetheart, you are keeping it in the family, good job and thanks to Sean for the encouraging remarks to all the scrappers. Hope to see them do a video. Thanks for sharing

  • Penny

    Wow! All I can say is that you gotta love a man who takes the time to use your Cricut to make you a card. I love the ‘M’ he drew. At first I thought he let your son add his personal touch. lol! Penny

  • Debby

    I think you should keep that man, what a wonderful guy to make you a card like that. My hubby has no interest in making a card for me at all. Loves what I do but refuses to step into it. Personally I think he would like it and don’t want to admit it. LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

  • TR

    (((((HUG Sean)))))!

    Awwwww. I love you for doing that for Megan!

    I was thinking while he was doing that,
    and even being his own Videographer, how much
    work and patience it must take to do those videos
    you do! Thank you for sharing such intimate parts
    of your lives with us! (((((HUG)))))


    Oh my gosh, what a sweet husband you have Megan. Just the fact that he would even take the time and not give up when it didn’t cut the right way the first time. Love it, you are very lucky.

  • Gloria Westerman

    This brought tears to my eyes…..Sean really loves you, to do this and to record his actions…. and I’m sure it meant more to him than it did you…it’s like getting to used his tools and doing a project and you didn’t cut yourself or blow something up……how awesome to see this….thank you Sean that was so sweet….

  • miriam

    thank you so much for sharing how special your valentine is! Not only did he make you the sweetest card but was brave enough to film himself. I love it!

  • Jen McLaughlin

    What an amazing hubby you have! I can’t believe he took the time to video the process and surprise you like that. If it were me I’d treasure that card as well. He seemed very together during filming even with the problems, which I’ve experienced myself! I think that’s better than a dozen roses! Way to go Sean!

  • Lisa D

    This sounds just like something my hubby does!! He goes above and beyond just like yours. I thank God daily for him as I’m sure you do. I got a twofer in this video. I got the joy of watching him do this for you AND I got to see that beautiful red expression thanks Sean!!!! And Megan of course.

  • Sandy

    WOW! What a man! He did good and I can’t imagine any of the men I know who would do this for their valentine. It is so sweet to see him be interested in what you do and then try it himself! He’s a keeper!

  • Jeanne

    How sweet! Great job!! The boo-boos make it all the more precious! That’s a memory worth framing!
    My hubby supports everything I do, but I don’t think he’d have the nerve to try the Cricut!

  • Tracy

    That was sooooo sweet of your husband! I like how he said he used some of your best occassions cardstock from Walmart instead of your desinger paper. How thoughtful! Wonderful video, Sean!

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  • Mel

    OMG! That is absolutely the sweetest & speaks volumes for Sean to use the cricut to make you a valentine. How romantic to take the time & effort to do the hobby that you love so much to make a card for you. That will be a treasured keepsake for you I’m sure! Thanks to Sean for sharing that with us. You did a great job! You two are a wonderful couple!! : )

  • Donna

    What a special husband you have!! He did a great job using the criucut for the first time!!
    Nice that he supports you and your passion for crafting 🙂

  • Kathryn

    Oh, this was priceless! Sean did a great job! His heart was obviously in the right place. Now you know what you can get him for Christmas next year….his own Cricut!! lol.

  • Mary S

    Awesome Guy! Not many men would presevere when it doesn’t go right. Then to put it on video & let all of us see that he didn’t accomplish his goal the first time. This video will go far towards showing other guys what we go through to get the end result & that it isn’t as easy as it looks. Do you suppose more men will give it a try? Thanks Sean, for educating men on the Cricut. I am sure a lot of men watched this video. (if they wanted to or not; te he)

  • Jenna


    That was the cutest video. So fun!! I thought your
    man did a great job for his first time. He put a lot of thougt into it as well. Awesome!!


  • Linda

    Sean great job. I am a new cricuter myself. So I understand what you went through. My husband also got into the act of making me a card. I will cherish his card forever as your wife will yours.
    Linda in Stanwood

  • Janice

    I cannot say how precious this video is, you should keep this one for when you are my age and you want to look back at these moments. Reminds me of when my kids were little and my husband (who worked nights) came home early in the am and made large bunny ears and put them on and painted his face like a bunny for the kids, that goodness I have the picture, but these are memories that you will treasure.

  • Tina N

    Well done! At least he has an idea of what to do. My DH wouldn’t have a clue! LOL!!! My 15 yo DS, 11 yo DS & 5 yo old DD would all be able to work my Cricut. At least my DH can do 1 great thing with the Cricut, BUY me new cartridges. He is great @ that! LOL! So I won’t complain! I’m so glad you got a wonderful valentine & he was brave enoufh tro record the process! I’m sure that his loading/unloading a mat situation has happened to the majority of us! Thank you both for sharing that with us!

    dolphin4_17 @ Cricut mb

  • Jeanette

    Well done Sean!!!
    What a sweet idea, well done for too sean for not giving up. I think you have earned lots of extra brownie points from megan!!
    Thanks for sharing both of you xx

  • Regina

    Awww! That was so sweet of Sean! Just for him to try and use the Cricut was amazing in itself. And just like many of us who had to use several pieces of paper in the begining, he did a fanatastic job. Kudos to Sean!

  • chris wooten

    that is sweet. that reminds me a few years back when my husband went into my craft room to get supplies to make me a card. i did not own a cricut back then. my husband cut the card with sissors and cut and used ribbon and buttons, lol…it did look a little elementary, but i love it more than the fancy store brought cards, i know you do too!


  • Karen Varney

    How sweet of your husband to make this card, and how very brave to make a video of his first attempt at using the Cricut and broadcasting it for all the world to see. He did a fantastic job, and I give him 2 thumbs up!

  • Mary Rievley

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Sean, you did an awesome job. My first Cricut project certainly wasn’t as hard as the one you chose. Megan, I can just imagine the smile on your face. That is a card worth treasuring and showing off. Way to go, Sean!!!

  • BethAnn

    That’s a wonderful Valentine! A beautiful video, warm thoughts, and a very nice card, too. I’m so glad he didn’t give up when things didn’t go right the first time. What fun!!

  • Corliss

    Fantastic job Sean, I think you should make more videos and maybe the men in some of our lives will take the challenage. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah

    Too Cute- Thank you so much for sharing. I am a new Cricut user and you made me feel so much better 🙂 So many times I watch this videos and they make everything look so easy, but I find it so challenging- in a fun way 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • Cheryl

    Kudos to your husband for attempting this. Mine wouldn’t think of it. Tell Sean that I made the exact same goofs when I made my first project. Wonderful first time effort!

  • Jonnie

    You my dear are so lucky to have such a wonderful husband. My eyes got all watery watching this. I know you will treasure this card for ever and a day. Blessings to you both, Jonnie

  • Jenny

    That is one of the cutest videos I’ve ever seen! My husband likes what I do, but would never get that involved. You definitely have a keeper 🙂 Good job Sean 🙂

  • EAS Creations

    OMG I am laughing so hard I have tears! That was TOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I think for him to not only try making you a card with the cricut all by his lonesome but to FILM it is just the sweetest thing EVER!


    OK – he’s definitely a keeper. So cute, so thoughtful, and he APPRECIATES what you do! Nothing better than that. A winning combination. Ben is so adoreable. Even if you didn’t have a dime to your name, I think you know you are rich in all the ways that count!!

  • Penny

    This was great! Tell Sean thank you from us. Knowing he did a card inspires me to just start making some – I have been hesitant to start cards, but now I think I am ready. You both are a great team and have a wonderful family.

  • Tiffani Keyes

    That was so great! I’m sooo impressed! Any time our guys try things in “our world” it’s so sweet!
    Tell him thanks for being brave enough to share with all of us.

  • Maryellen

    OH Megan, Sean is so sweet. Aren’t you proud of
    him making this video and showing us his 1st
    attempt at using the Cricut. He did a great job
    I’m impressed! Your work is rubbing off on Sean!

  • Patty Wood

    What a wonderful husband. I am still trying to get my husband to scrapbook with me. He has checked out my Gypsy a couple of times but has yet to agree to cut anything out. Maybe one of these days.

  • Debbie - NanaBugaboo

    He is a brave and loving man to do this on video.
    My huggy and I have a rule ” I don’t touch his tools and he won’t touch mine”. Keeps life a lot earier around here.

  • Sandy Bayles

    He is a great guy. He really done a great job. Hope you put the card in a special place and save it. Put it on a scrapbook page. Keep up the great work.
    Sandy Bayles

  • Sandy

    I think I would pass out if my hubby even thought about making me a card. Wow, what a great job Sean! Can’t wait to see what you will come up with next.

  • Cinthia H

    How cute, Megan. I actually just tried hinting to my husband a few days before valentine’s day that maybe he could surprise me some day by making a card on my cricut. He let me know there’s no chance of it ever happening. I’m going to make him watch Sean’s video. 🙂

  • Sharon from Pa

    He’s a keeper. Such a sweetie. I’d pass out if my husband ever did anything like that. Cherish this. Really nice card Sean. Love it!

  • Carla B.

    Good job Sean! My husband also used the cricut for the first time to make a valentine for me. I was home at the time though and had to keep my eyes closed and averted while answering technical questions. It is a power tool after all! He does have a new respect for our craft now!!!

  • Micki Butler

    What a wonderful job he did, and how sweet of him to take on the challenge! Tell him that it turned out beautifully, and I am sure that you loved it. Your son seemed to want to help me, but the smile was worth a million words.

  • Carol

    What a precious thing to share! Sean, you are such a trooper. I wouldn’t have even considered recording my first time using the E. I’m glad that you hung in there and completed the card, even with the problems that came up. What a treasure this will be for Megan…TFS!

    aka cyimbugbitten

  • Linda Weisholz

    A great brave job, Sean! Not many men would attempt this. My husband is super and wonderful, but I don’t think he would try something like this. He will print cards off the computer from a card program.

  • LiveLaughScrap

    Oh, how sweet. My thoughts when he couldn’t get the paper loaded was of my husband. He would have thought that he broke the machine and freaked out. I would not have gotten a card, but he would have told me that he owed me a new machine. LOL

  • reta

    Meggan take it from some one who has been married for 38yr. you will cherish that card for a life time. He must have taken at lest a couple of hr. to make that. You both are blessed to have each other. Oh and i all most forget and he was watching the baby also. What a guy. Wonderful and thoughful guy. It’s been a blessing to have found you Meg. i really enjoy watching and learning from the both of you

  • LilGreenBug

    HOW SWEET IS THAT???!!! Sean, you made an AWESOME card and I think you should continue to do videos!!! It was GREAT!!! What a sweet and thoughtful thing for you to do, and to video the process is icing on the cake!!!! I’m sure Megan was thrilled!!! Any woman would be!!! You rock, Sean!!! Megan, you’ve got a keeper there!! Happy belated Valentine’s day to you both!! Hugs to Bensen and Jen!!!!

    Love you guys!

  • Melissa

    Hi Megan

    What a beautiful video. I know this must be the best card you received from your hubby because it was made with love. Very lovely. I will show my fiance maybe next year he can make me a card. Thank you for sharing.

  • Whitney C.

    Oh wow Megan I am so happy that you have a hubby that loves you like that. I loved his video and tell him we all have rocky cuts now and then. How sweet.

  • Lori K

    This is absolutely precious, bless him for doing this card for you.. what a sweetie he is!
    Your little guy is such a doll as well!
    Thanks so much for sharing that with us,I really enjoyed watching it!

  • Donna

    Hi! I really enjoy to see what can be done with card making and scrapbooking1 I am a gramma kinda new to the trade! I could not view the video. Is the reason that we have a filtered internet and they do not allow youtube? I am sorry. The little videos and tutorials would be so helpful! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kirk & Melanie

    Had my husband watch this video with me! He said that Sean set a high standard — and inspiration for all of us men! Way to go Sean! I was applauding!

  • Jaedyn

    I could not help but giggle at this video because I have SO been there (using 3 sheets of paper because my cutting guides were off). I LOVED it, and I treasure the cards my DH make for me using my scrap supplies too! Way to go Sean!