(Closed) Crafty Bees, Help! Cricut or Cuttlebug?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would purchase neither if you’re not crafty, and it’s just going to be an investment that sits there after you make your belly bands.

If you have a scrapbook store in your area, they often have cricuts you can pay a fee to use.  Otherwise, I’d think about maybe getting a punch?  Martha Stewart makes some nice edge ones that might be good for a belly band. 

As for the difference between cricuts I don’t know too much about them (I have a Gazelle, but haven’t had much chance to play around with it yet).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I used a martha punch to make a belly band for my Save-The-Date Cards, it didn’t take much time and was super easy. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

for anyone wondering the difference between the two:

the cricut is electronic, and requires cartridges. i believe you can cut things up to 12″ wide.

the cuttlebug requires metal dies, and has a hand crank. i’m pretty sure you can only cut things up to 6″ wide. the cuttlebug is less expensive, and also can emboss or do letterpress (with the l letterpress kit).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My craft (and very patient) Fiance used this punch to make the bands for our invites! A bit time consuming, but they look really nice 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@Reeniero:  I used a deep edge punch: http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Punch-Double/dp/B00455Q9BA/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1362713957&sr=8-12&keywords=martha+punches+deep+edge

They can stick, but I found that if I sharpen the punch and wax it, there is no problem. You have to sharpen it by punching through aluminum foil a few times and then wax it by punching through waxed paper

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t punch my invites, but used the Martha Stewart lace punch across the top of my menus.  I didn’t have much trouble with it sticking at all.Lucky auntie though if she inherits a Cricut from the process!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I see that you may be counting out the cricut or cuttlebug in favor of a punch, but if youre still itching to spend money on a machine, I’d look into the Silhouette Cameo over any of the other two. I believe (and I could be wrong) that the silhouette will cut any digital image (not limited to whatevers on the cartridges) and you can also insert pens/markers for drawing, can cut vinyl to make decals, and a variety of other really cool things…. 

 

I’ve been wanting one for quite some time, so if you get it, enjoy, and fill me in!

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