I've been watching the Cricut Explore & reading reviews ever since it came out. I downloaded the Design Space & have been looking at it. It's not perfect by a long shot but what I liked about it, is when you open a file it divides all the pieces you need on separate mat layers. When you look at a file image, you look at the completed file, not just part of it. In CCR, you had to choose each element separately. In Design Space, you don't. That was a selling point for me. So I went to my local Michael's today and they had one Explore so it came home with me. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but during setup, you are given a project to do so you can see how it works. Here it is. You may have seen it before as everyone who purchased an Explore probably made it.
The Explore writes the Thank You and then proceeds to cut out the card. I was impressed with how well it wrote. I'm anxious to play with this feature. I'll be testing it over the next little while. I love, love, love my Cameo, but I have way too many Cricut cartridges not to use them. I'll let you know if Design Space & the Explore make using the cartridges easier.
Thank you for visiting with me today. It's 'Hump Day'. God Bless You!!!! Peggy