About the Vinyl Queen

Hi Guys! Welcome to my Craft Cutting home on the web. I'm Jolene, I have been a craft addict since I can remember.

These days though, I have taken my love for cutting and crafting to the next level by making a full-time living off my creations.

My Story:

I remember dabbling in many types of crafts as I grew up. The one that stuck with me the longest was card-making and scrapbooking.

I have such a great passion for this industry that I spent 8 years working for a very large papercraft wholesale distributor.

It was there that I learned about die-cut and vinyl-cutting machines.

I still remember when the very first machine came out. I remember how excited our scrapbook community was when the first Sizzix crank operates cutter was released.

It opened up so many doors to new ways in which to be creative.

Working in a wholesale environment for me meant that I had to get to know the ins and outs of these machines in order to answer all our customer queries.

I was in charge of heading out to crafting stores and teaching our customers how to get the best use of their cutting machines.

I ran workshops to show how much potential these machines had and came up with new innovative ways in which to maximize the investment from these machines.

Using Cricut Design Space with Cricut Explore Air 2

It wasn't until much later though that I got to work with the commercial vinyl-cutting machines.

When I changed careers slightly, I dived more deeply into the business side of vinyl plotters!

My new job involved teaching those who wanted to start a small vinyl-cutting business how to get set up.

I helped them work out their business plan, work out their goal for their product runs as well as help settle on product prices that would help them make a profit.

I helped them to choose the best professional vinyl cutter for their business.

Aren't these machines exciting!! The potential!

The fact that you can operate a business with such a small investment. Incredible!

Why did I create this Blog?

This blog has been created to help people, who are passionate about cutting, find the best vinyl-cutting machine.

We detail and review vinyl cutters in order to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the best vinyl cutters on the market.

Let’s face it, vinyl cutter machines aren’t cheap.

But they are so much more affordable these days than they used to be. I bet most of you have already done some research about a machine before you even got to my site.

Buying a cutting machine for vinyl is really such a personal choice.

We all need the machine for our own reasons, and therefore it is important to have as much information on one page so that it is easy for you to compare the machines.

That is where I come in. I have been fortunate to have hands-on experience with many different types of vinyl plotter machines.

I know the positives and the negatives of all of the machines (and honestly each machine has both positives and negatives).

So my purpose is to get some clarity and to-the-point information about various hobbyists as well as commercial vinyl cutting machines across to you.

You can read my detailed buyer's guide here to help you find the right cutter!

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to shoot me a message!  You can also read our disclaimer and privacy policy here.

I hope you enjoy your stay!

Thank you!  

xx  Jolene

PS. My favorite machine is the Cricut Maker 3 for personal or small business use. Make sure to check it out 🙂

Hi, I’m Jolene! I have a whole career based on working with all different types of crafts. Some of my work has also been featured in craft magazines. I’m passionate about helping others to unlock their creative potential and turn it into something beautiful. I don’t just provide tutorials on my website, but also inspirational ideas and advice to help kickstart your creativity.