Cricut Expression 2

What is the Expression 2?

The Expression 2 is an electronic cutting machine. With the touch of a button, the Cricut Expression 2 cuts out letters, shapes and words in various sizes using your choice of papers. You can do several cuts at the same time on the same piece of paper.

The Cricut Expression 2 uses electronic cartridges that are preloaded with different designs. Once you choose a design, the machine cuts it into the paper. Cricut Expression’s cartridges contain multiple shapes and pictures to choose from. You can choose the size of your cutout and preview it on the LCD display screen before you make the cut.

You can choose from a wide variety of papers and materials to use with the Expression 2, including vellum, card stock, thin chipboard.

Cricut Expression 2 Now Available

Provo Craft has taken everything you love about the Cricut Expression machine and made it even better!

With the Cricut Expression® 2, you’ll be able to bring all those wonderful ideas swirling around inside to life, because it’s chock-full of all-new features to love. Cricut Expression® 2 is perfect for new and not-quite-so-new users alike – it’s easy and fun to use for all your personal creative projects. A sleek, new exterior and thoughtful innovations make Cricut Expression® 2 a must-have for any craft room.

Each Cricut Expression® 2 comes with 2 cartridges already loaded on your machine:

Cricut Alphabet Cartridge

Cricut® Alphabet Cartridge (view here)

Your words never looked so good. Whatever the message may be, this font cartridge, with its set of letters, numbers, and designs, is sure to help your writing jump right off the page.
Cricut Essentials Cartridge

Cricut® Essentials Cartridge (view here)

Dress up any of your projects with this multipurpose cartridge. With it, you will have access to hundreds of shapes, designs, and artwork to inspire a new creation or even apply the finishing touches on something you’ve already started.

Cricut Expression 2 – Features

  • Sleeker design with all-new colours and finishes
  • Cuts with all Cricut® and Cricut Imagine® cartridges
  • Wireless compatibility (optional accessories)
  • Full-colour LCD touch screen display with stylus
  • No keypad overlay required
  • Mat preview
  • Material setting
  • Cutting area light
  • Exclusive cartridge content preloaded on the machine
  • Mat and material size feature
  • Maximum paper size: 12” x 24”
  • Maximum cut size: 11.5” x 23.5”

  • Swappable side-trim pieces
  • Settings menu
  • Line return function
  • Use with Gypsy® device
  • Portrait/landscape mode
  • Quantity mode (for cutting a single image)
  • Auto-fill mode
  • Fit-to-page mode
  • Centre point function
  • Flip function
  • Mix n’ match mode
  • Fit-to-length mode
  • Multicut function

Cricut Expression 2 Creations

Buying a Cricut Expression 2

To avoid disappointment, buy only legitimate Cricut products with a valid South African 1 Year Warranty!
Visit this Store Locator (click here) to find a comprehensive list of Cricut approved retails stores in and around South Africa.


The Cricut Expression 2 is for creating those ‘I can’t believe I made that’ moments daily!


  1. Chris-Mare

    What is the price?

  2. Jakkie Goosen

    Price on the Cricut Exp 2 please. Also on cartriges

  3. Hi Jackie,
    You can find all the RRP (Recommended Retail Prices) on our website. You can follow the links just bellow the heading ‘Cricut Cartridges & more…’ which will take you to the pages. If you click on any one of the images, you will be able to see the RRP for that product. The RRP for the Expression 2 is R3500. You can find it by clicking here.
    Hope this helps.

  4. Hello There Chris-Mare,
    You can find all the RRP (Recommended Retail Prices) on our website. The RRP for the Expression 2 is R3500. You can find it by clicking here.
    Hope you have a lovely day!

  5. altapoolman

    I am interesting in CRICUT CAKE MACHINE. Availability and price please?

  6. Ellenore

    What is the Thickness the Cricut can cut? I have searched everywhere.

  7. Hello Ellenore,
    The Expression 2 can cut a wide variety of papers and materials, including vellum, card stock, thin chipboard.
    Exactly what are you needing to cut?

  8. Ina Marx

    Can I create my own designs? I really would like to add and change on the designs. Or use ideas that i like. Looking forward to your reply. Ina.

  9. Hello Ina,

    The Cricut Expression works with cartridges. You could go take a look at the Craft Room™. It is a fun, easy-to-use, and time-saving on-line design tool that lets you experiment, explore, and design in ways never before possible. And it’s free. Plus, just for starting your account, you’ll automatically receive Cricut Craft Room™ Basics, a collection of digital fonts and shapes. (read more here)

    The Cricut Mini will also be coming to South Africa soon. Provo Craft is working very hard to get the Mini ready for release internationally. As soon as this happens, we will carry this nifty little machine. Visit the Cricut Mini site for more information.

    I hope this info helps a little.

  10. Amanda Bouwer

    Hello, can you get a cricut thatvcan cut a 30 x 30 cardstock.? What is that model named?

  11. Hello Amanda.
    The maximum paper size is 12” x 24” and there is not a larger Cricut machine at this point.
    Are you asking about inches or cm?

  12. Roshaan

    Hi, i just want to know if this cricut machine is available in SA and where can i find the stockists. Also could you please give me a price.

  13. Hello Roshaan,
    Yes the Cricut is available in SA. Most of the retail stores that buy from us will have in stock or should be able to order for you. The easiest way to find a good store is to visit our Store Locator (click here). You can search for retail or on-line stores via the map or you can simply use the ‘Download a Simple List’ button where you can select your region and even have the option to list all On-Line Stores (Click here) too.
    If you visit our site (click here for all things Cricut) you can see all the recommended retail prices for all available products by clicking on the thumbnail image, it will enlarge and display more info about each product.
    Hope this helps!
    Take Care 🙂

  14. Hi
    Can the cricut expression make vinyl wall tattoo’s?

  15. Hello Donne
    The Expression 2 does cut vinyl. Here is a tutorial on how to cut vinyl with the Cricut – click here.
    Hope this answers your question 🙂

  16. Madelein

    I need bulky alphabet letter on felt. Does the expression 2 only do thin letters and can I cut felt?

  17. Hello Madelein,
    The Expression 2 can cut a wide variety of font types and sizes.
    Also, with the amazing Craft Room features you can change the size or weight of any of the library fonts to suit your needs. Read more about the Craft Room here.
    Yes, the Expression 2 can cut felt.
    Please let me know if you have any more queries.

  18. Hi,

    I am looking to cut chipboard. I was wandering what thickness of chipboard the Circuit would be able to cut.

  19. Hello Kierrin,

    Hope you are well.

    Here are the recommended setting and size for using chipboard:
    Chipboard: 0.059″/1.50mm thick
    Housing: Deep Blade
    Machine Settings: Speed 3 Medium, Pressure 4 High, Blade Depth 6, ad Multi Cut 4
    Note: a fresh mat is needed to hold material. Small pieces of chipboard may require tape to stay in place.

    If you search “cutting chipboard with cricut expression” on YouTube you will also find allot of video’s with more info.

    Hope this helps.

  20. JanaFourie


    I bought my expressions 2 from you in December – I have been going crazy trying to cut vinyl.

    if I make the cut directly from the machine – it works perfectly, but when I try to cut anything from craft room it just keeps cutting through the backing of vinyl also – I have tried numerous settings.

    Any advice please 😀

  21. Hello Jana,
    It sounds like a strange error possibly with craft room. Because if it cut from a cratridge perfectly, then why would it cut any differently from craft room…? You have me baffled! I did some google searches, but realised that unless I have all the details, I am really just grabbing at straws. I really think the best advise I can give you at this point is to go ask your question on the Cricut Forum (click here). The forum is really helpful and you can post any question and the Cricut expert users are sure to have an answer.
    I am sorry I cannot be more helpful. Good luck and let me know how you find the forums…

  22. janica

    Can cricut do cake decorating or is there a sepeeate machine, please advise

  23. Hello Janica,
    The Cricut Expression does not cut fondant.
    We used to import the Cricut Cake machine some time ago, maybe if you ask around some of the retail stores might still have some old stock. But we do not import the Cricut Cake any more.
    Click here for the store locator.
    Hope this helps a little.



    I need to know where can I buy Cricut exp in South Africa and how much will it cost.

  25. Hello Jacob,
    The easiest way to find a good store is to visit our Store Locator (click here: You can search for retail or on-line stores via the map or you can simply use the ‘Download a Simple List’ button where you can select your region and even have the option to list all on-line stores ( too.
    The recommended retail price is: R 4750.00
    I hope this helps 🙂

  26. Louis Botha

    Dear Sir,
    I have phoned about 10 stores that is supposedly selling this product. None of them could tell me anything about it and most did not even know about the product.
    Where can I get a demonstration on the West Rand. Please do not refer me to the videos.
    Kind regards

  27. Good Day Louis,
    I am not sure which stores you contacted. Did you get the stores from our Store Locator (click here:
    We do not sell directly to the public and do not offer any demonstrations or classes on the products. The best advise that I can give you is to contact the store where you bought the machine from. They should be able to point you in the right direction.
    I hope this info helps.

  28. Lillian

    I have the option of purchasing a second hand cricut cake machine but see that you do not import the product anymore. Will I still be able to obtain replacement parts and cartridges for it?

  29. Hello Lillian
    Unfortunately the Cricut Cake and all consumables have been discontinued in South Africa, so we do advise you to give your purchase some serious consideration.
    Hope you have a lovely day.

  30. Lillian

    Dear Wholesaler
    Thank you for your reply regarding the cricut cake. Could you perhaps tell me whether the cricut cake had only been discontinued in South Africa or from the supplier? Is there perhaps another brand for cake applications?

  31. Hi Lillian,
    The Cricut Cake has been discontinued by Cricut (Provo Craft).
    To be honest with you, we specialise in paper crafts and I really do not know if there is another machine on the market that does the same as the Cake.
    I hope you find something. Please let us know if you do.

  32. Amelia Mc Neill

    Please advise to what cricut machine can be used for cake frosting sheet printing

  33. Hi Amelia,
    Unfortunately the Cricut Cake has been discontinued and we do not currently stock a machine that can specifically be used for fondant printing. We do however have great machines for crafting and DIY. If you visit our website, you will see the Silhouette Die Cutting machines that are currently available »
    I hope this helps you.

  34. Toinette

    Where can I have my cricut serviced. I live in George South Africa

  35. Hello Toinette

    Due to the sophisticated nature of our electronic products, The Wholesaler does not offer any repairs or services.

    In the event of your product being faulty and still under warranty, please contact the store where you purchased the product and explain the nature of your problem. Please return the product in the original packaging, together with power supply, cutting mats, blades, instruction manuals and your proof of purchase. The Wholesaler does not deal directly with the public, so please refer all queries to your retailer.

    Should you require technical support, please contact:
    Cricut Technical Support:
    Silhouette Technical Support:

    I am sorry that I cannot be of more assistance. Maybe contact the store where you bought your Cricut they might know someone in the area who can help.

  36. Hi just wondering where in America can I buy a cricut expression

  37. Hello Candice,
    I’m sorry I cannot help you. We deal only with Southern Africa. Hope you find one.

  38. Hi. Can the Cricut Expression 2 cut plastic as well? I need a machine that can cut stencils for small sandblasting projects like beer glasses etc.

  39. Hello Elize,

    The Expression 2 has been discontinued some time ago 🙂 This is a very old post.

    I would recommend that you possibly look at the Silhouette Curio. The Curio has a deep cut function which can cut thicker materials.
    You can take a closer look here:

    Hope this helps.

  40. Christine Hartwell

    Hi. I still use my Cricut Expression 2. Where can I find cartridges?

  41. I like this machine but I want to buy where I can find this machine I south African

  42. Hello 🙂

    The Cricut Expression 2 is an older machine and we are not importing it any-more. The Explore is unfortunately not available for the international market yet. We are still awaiting confirmation from Cricut as to when this will happen.

    What I could recommend is that you take a look at the Silhouette machines. They are both amazing machines.

    The recommended retail price for the Silhouette Curio is R4500.00
    You can read more about the Curio here:
    Here are some projects that use the Curio:

    The recommended retail price for the CAMEO is R4950.00
    You can read more about the CAMEO here:
    Here are some projects that use the CAMEO:

    If you visit our website, you will see all the Silhouette products currently available »
    If you click on any of the thumbnail images they will open up and you will see more details including the recommended retail price.

    We do not sell directly to the public, but please visit the store locator to find shops & online stores that stock the Curio.

    I hope this info helps 🙂

  43. Hello Christine,

    We do not import the cartridges or the Expression 2 any-more.
    I would recommend that you contact the retail stores, some of them might still have stock. Visit the store locator here:

    I hope this info helps 🙂

  44. Karin Jonk

    Hi is it wise to buy a expression 2 (2nd hand for R2000) now as catridges are no more available? What about craft room?

  45. I would not recommend buying such an old machine. There is no more support and cartridges are not being manufactured anymore.

  46. love it

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