Post # 1
So, I bought a Cricut Expressions off ebay yesterday (yaaaaaaaaaay) and have been fantasizing about wedding projects to use it on ever since. So far my cricut list includes the following:
- Invites (I’m going to use it in SO many ways for these since I’m doing the whole thing from scratch)
- Escort Cards
- Well Wishes Cards
- Table Numbers
- Different signs/banners (Like my ‘love is sweet’ candy buffet banner)
- Thank you cards
So how about the rest of you…what are you planning on using your cricut for? What did you already use it for? Did you think of any projects you could have done after the fact?
Post # 3
so far, my invites and thankyou tags for my favors! i will probably be using it for the programs and my candy buffet banner too!
Post # 4
Yay! Welcome to the Cricut clan… it’s SO much fun (but time consuming, too). 🙂
I’m planning to use my cricut for some smaller details (tags on the bubbles, signage at the wedding, etc). If I do a wishing tree or something similar for the guestbook I’ll be using the cricut to make all the cards in fun shapes/borders, too. I’m sure I’ll use it for programs and maybe some details on the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts… we’ll see!
Post # 5
i thought i would use mine more, but so far the only thing ive used it for is the save the dates.
i do plan on using it to make direction signs for the roads and a thank you sign for us to hold and take a picture for the thank you cards. also possibly signs for the bathrooms (theyre not marked)
just a few tips on the cricut.
cricutmachine.com sells cartridges for $30 all the time, wait for a sale if you can.
also buy the 24 inch long sticky mats and cut them in half instead of buying 12 inch long mats. the 24 inch ones are only a little more than the 12 but after cutting you get 2x the amount for just a few dollars more.
rotating mats and making sure youre blade isnt set too deep for the paper helps them last longer also. you can usually wash and air dry mats if they lose sticky but they wont work as well for small scraps of paper after doing that.
Post # 8
i also just used my cricut (a die-cutting machine, google it, its friggin awesome) to make thank you notes for my shower gifts. and since its out, i plan to make my signs and stuff today, i will take pics!
Post # 9
My SO bought me the Circut expression for my birthday, LOVE HIM!!
I’ll be using it for:
-Wedding rehearsal and miscellaneous decor
-Door tags for out of town guests
It really depends on how much time I have for more DIY projects, but I have great friends who are volunteering to help!
**Maybe escort cards and programs, so excited!!
Post # 10
@thefiancemeenah: where are the pics you promised? lol
Post # 11
So far, I’ve made my “will you be my bridesmaid” cards. I was going to make all my invites, but then I found invites on clearance for 14 cents a piece, and I can’t make them that cheap. I’m going to make my thank you cards, though.
I’m planning on doing my guestbook and other paper decorations. All my signage will be made with my cricut. I heart my cricut.
Post # 12
@buttontoes: Those are adorable!
My cricut should be here soon, and I think the first thing I’ll be using it is a “Thank you for watching my dogs/cats/house while I went to vegas” card for my Maid/Matron of Honor (who house sitted for me this past week). I figure that’ll kill two birds with one stone – practice with the cricut AND a much deserved thank you card, lol.
Post # 13
I highly, highly recommend the Make-The-Cut software. It’s about the same price as a single cartridge, and you’ll never need to purchase a cartridge again. It’s awesome. I’ve only cut one thing from a cartridge, ever.
Post # 14
I’m one month out from our wedding day and joann fabrics/crafts here in my city is having a $79.99 cricut sale! I wish they would have had it earlier in the year, I totally would have bought it!
Post # 15
I’m planning on making my escort cards, place cards, and table numbers with it. Maybe even the Thank You notes, unless I find something super cheap.
I just can’t figure out a design for any of this stuff yet. Would anyone mind posting pictures of what they did or at least their inspiration? I’m new to the cricut so I don’t have many ideas stored up yet.
Post # 16
I have the Cricut Expression and, so far, I have used it on our:
- wedding advice cards
- vanilla sugar favor boxes
- vanilla extract favor boxes
- invitation suite
I think that is all for now, but I am also going to use it for our:
- candy buffet labels/signs
- place cards for the cracker favors that I am making
We are having a small wedding, so we won’t need table numbers. Somehow, just when I think my list is done, I find more to add to my list.
After the wedding, I will use it for our thank you cards, my business, and other things.