Featured Crafter: LaShaun And Her Pink Cricut Machine

Now before you think I’ve lost my mind, it does in fact say Pink Cricut in the title of this post. No, I don’t have a new favorite color, but I met a very interesting lady on the cricut.com messageboards. Her name is LaShaun and she did what I thought was an interesting and cute (although some might say a bit risky) project. Instead of using her Cricut machine to create a project, she made her machine the project. How, you ask? She painted it PINK!

Check out her video below and you’ll see for yourself what you can accomplish with a little bit of imagination and the desire to take your crafting to a new level!

After I saw the video, I just had to have more information. LaShaun was nice enough to call and talk to me, and I learned a lot about her.

LaShaun got her first Cricut in 2006 and loved it so much she got the Expressions in 2007. She’s thought a lot about selling her smaller machine, but just can’t part with it, so her three children use it to make their own creations. She uses her machine for everything imaginable, even making t-shirts. She said she got the idea of painting her Cricut from
Scrapping Melissa, a fellow crafter who also painted her Cricut machine, who saw someone else do it, but whose husband took it apart for her. While hers turned out great, LaShaun didn’t feel too well about taking her machine apart so she just improvised and did it her way.

For this project you’ll need:

Now while I would have chosen green if I was going to paint my Cricut, she did an excellent job. Best of all, she was kind enough to make an instructional video for anyone who wants to try it. She used only three products (besides her Cricut of course). Painter’s tape, pink spray paint, and a craft knife. She used Valspar Interior/Exterior Glossy Multipurpose spray paint in pink. There was a note in the beginning of the video to make sure to use paint that was made for plastic, otherwise it might peel off. Other than that I imagine you can use any color of finish you want. Also, you’ll notice that she made an excellent point not to paint the inside of your machine. You don’t want to clog your buttons or otherwise make your Cricut unusable. Afterall, what good is it if it only looks pretty? We’re striving for beauty and function here people!

While I would choose to paint my machine green instead of pink, you do have to admit that it looks fabulous, as if it came that way straight out of the box.

I want to say thanks to LaShaun for letting me feature her and taking the time to make this awesome video for us, and for taking the time to talk to me on the phone. One of the things I’ve found is that when I’ve stumbled upon a great project idea, there’s nothing better than being able to share it with the world. I am sending LaShaun a gift basket to thank her for her time. After LaShaun’s pink Cricut, I’m sure soon there will be multicolored Cricuts everywhere!

Gift pack for featured crafters

If you or anyone you know has a unique craft idea and would like to be featured on my blog, let me know. I’m always on the lookout for fresh and fun things that you don’t see everyday, and would like to do a feature or two every month. So keep it in mind!

Happy Cricuting!

Update:

This was posted on the cricut messageboard by LaShaun, so I thought I would share. I know it’s fun to tackle projects like this, but it helps to remember that there are risks to everything, and that you should consider all aspects before starting this project.

I called CS and was told that if the paint is the cause of your cricut problem then it WILL void your warranty.

I will repeat this again “wait until your waaranty is up” (1 year). IF you can’t wait, do what Jackie did and paint just the silver part. If you paint the whole thing and it seeps in, causes the door not to open, messes up the computer ect. then your warranty is voided.

You can always just use removeable vinyl or rub-ons. I saw someone paint the wall pops and then place it on her cricut (i know who i’m talking about I just can’t remember her name) it’s easy to remove if you mess up or if you change your colors!

Thanks LaShaun!

3 Responses

  1. sparksgal Says:

    Thanks for sharing – what a neat idea. ;)

  2. scrap-n-chat Says:

    Just a thought and question
    Thought, you could do cuts in vynil to add a personal touch

    question has anyone had to return a bug that has been altered? I have never altered mine. But my original bug was replaced 3 times before I got one that didn’t mess up.
    And my Create just plain died and had to be replaced.

  3. Emmy Says:

    While I admire all of the beautiful colors I have seen, I am way too afraid to do this. I would not know what to do if I somehow rendered my Cricut inoperable!

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

css.php