- 8 years ago
I am ITCHING for a Cricut…I’ve wanted one for a few years now but never reached that time in my life where I felt the necessity for it, really. Now that my husband and I have started our family, I’m yearning to get started on my daughter’s baby book. Not only that, I’m an extremely creative and crafty person and I’ve been missing that creative outlet in my life for nearly two years. In fact, I’m afraid I’m behind the times and I’m losing my creative touch, it’s been that long!
I’d like to make little gift tags, cards, stationery sets, etc. I’m BIG on customizing parties and DIYing paper goods, decorations, etc. for them. Then, when my daughter is a bit older, I can help her with craft and school projects, room decor, etc. I just paid an Etsy seller $120 to make a birthday banner and several other accessories for my daughter’s custom Elmo party next month. Everything is cut with the Cricut — if I wasn’t so short on time, I would have taken that money and bought my own machine.
Now for my questions:
If you have a Cricut, which Cricut do you have? A baby bug — the original machine? The Create? The Expression?
What was the learning curve like for you?
How much will I need to invest in accessories (not including cartridges), like cutting blades, replacement pads, tools, etc.?
If you could do it all over again, would you start with a baby bug or go big and start with the Expression?
Any other hints, tips, input?
Thanks so much!
PS – The Cricut is on mega sale right now at Joanns and I can pick up the original machine for $84.