Post # 1
So if you’re anything like me, and you’ve been secretly coveting the Cricut but just couldn’t justify the cost, get your bottom to Michaels, because they’re having a great sale on them! I just bought the Cricut Create for $179 (originally $299) and the original Cricut is just $99 (originally $199)!!!
I have no idea how to use it, but i know I can’t wait to!
Post # 3
I have heard the Cricut Expression is the way to go, and until your post, hadn’t heard of the Cricut Create. How does it compare to the Expression? I want one SOOOOO bad, and if they are on sale, I might have to bite the bullet and get one. Unfortunately, since my wedding has passed, I won’t be able to use it for my wedding stationary, but I am sure I’ll find other uses.
Quick, Bees, what other things do you acutally use your Cricut for, so I can justify the expense! 😉
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
OMG I am so jealous! I am sitting here trying to resist the urge to drive to check my bank account and see if I can afford to do this tomorrow.
Post # 5
I’ve seen it in infomercials late at night and want to get one..ahhh. Should I get it or resist the urge? I’ll think about it more as I obsess on how much I’ve already spent on the wedding…haha.
Post # 6
Miss Duckling (I think) wrote a post about her Cricut and some projects she’s used it for… I can say that I LOVE mine!
I think Michael’s also has a few of the cartridges on sale this week for half off 🙂
Post # 7
@ miss apricot: so from what i understand, the create has all the functionality of the expression, but in a more compact size. sometimes i do wish i got the expression, because its capable of cutting bigger areas and that means your paper goes further even if you are cutting smaller bits (because you can tile things to fit and have less wasted scrap) but even in hindsight, I dont think i could justify the difference in cost.
i just used the cricut to make enclosures for my save the date magnets since i didnt like the idea of a naked magnet just sitting in an envelope and i LOVE it! i’ve yet to use a cartidge with the machine, though. i purchased the Sure Cuts A Lot program to use in conjunction with my Cricut and its great for people who want to create their own designs/cuts and are illustrator saavy. The SCAL program itself is pretty easy to use but can be frustratingly rudimentary especially for people who are spoiled by CS functionality (i’ll admit, i wanted to throw the poor cricut against a wall every now and then) but,in the end, the possibilities it opens up for you and your Cricut make it worthwhile.
i’m still learning a lot about my cricut and i’m by no means a pro, but i’ll eventually be posting a detailed post on how i used it to make my STDs.
Post # 8
Aren’t these things amazing??? I have both the cricut expression and the cuttle bug. I simply love the embosser features on the cuttle bug. I spent hours in front of it last week finishing my invitations. You have to be careful though, once you buy one, then you buy another and another and it just gets crazy.
Post # 9
I got an original cricut for christmas last year – and have BARELY used it! 🙁
but that’s mainly cuz i always feel like i have NO time to actually USE it.
I know I’m TOTALLY looking forward to using it though! haven’t exactly figured out how i’m going to for the wedding – but I know I will!
I’ve used it once and it was really cool. 🙂