The Cricut machine works best for everyday craft projects. It's much more than a cutting machine that lets you write, engrave, and create projects. The blades involve rotating in different directions to cut a variety of materials. You will need a computer or mobile device to connect to the cutting machine in order to command it. In addition, the Design Space app helps you get the best design. To use the best of Cricut's features, visit cricut.com/setup to set it up.