Silhouette vs Cricut(post below)

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Which one?
    Silhouette : (10 votes)
    71 %
    Cricut : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I dont know about the slihouette, but i bought the circut for a save the date prop project and have unfortunately never touched it again and midly regret buying it.  The reason being you have to buy all the fonts and graphics on top of the cost of the machine.  If you could just choose to purchase the 1 font, or 1 graphic you wanted individually for a more reasonable price I may feel differently. 

    EDIT: I do regret buying it.

    Post # 6
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    so mad – I didnt research more :/

    Post # 8
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve been looking into this myself, but I’m overwhelmed by all the options and opinions. I came across a Sizzix Big Kick on clearance for $30 so I picked it up, but have only used it once. I got a good price, but I’m very put off by the idea of buying a $130 machine that literally can’t do anything until you buy more accessories for it. Seems like a rip off. 

    Post # 11
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    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MarieeToBee:  Agreed, which is why I bought the Silhouette (and love it).  Not only can you buy fonts/designs/etc., one at a time (usually $.50 to $.99 each), you can use any font/design/clip art/etc., you have and load it in for free.  Plus, you can design your own in the software.  The Silhouette also has free shapes they give out each week.  I’ve had mine for a year and have spent under $8 on accessories/designs –and I have used it extensively.

    It’s print then cut feater is completely awesome.  I’ve used that feature extensively for our invites, menu cards, programs, and NWR items like cards and gifts.

    I recommend buying the Silhouette package on Amazon that comes with an extra blade, mat, and some other goodies.  It is often on sale for about $260 for it all.

    Like all machines and software, it has its “temperments,” but so far it has been a lot of fun and I have used it way beyond just wedding stuff.

    Post # 13
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    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MangoLover4Life:  Exciting!  Be sure to sign up for the official blog too.  Great tips and free stuff on it.  You’ll have a blast playing with it 🙂

    Post # 15
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i love my silhouette. i have the portrait, and i’ve used it a ton in the past year.

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