Cricut invitations and experience?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I liked these when I first started looking too, but ditched the idea for two reasons:

1) I wanted white paper and I read a lot of reviews that laser cutting can burn the edging. Wasn’t willing to risk that. 

2) Most people will throw their invitation away, so putting the extra time and/or money into them seemed crazy. 

I know that isn’t what you were after, but just some things to think about 😊

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I hand cut everything for my wedding and just ordered a cricut because I want to start making more invitations and open an etsy shop. My sister is also getting married next year and I’m making laser cut invites for her. It should arrive this week, so I’ll let you know how it goes when I test it out!

 

Also, cricut uses a knife not a laser, so no worries of burning.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

llamadelrey :  So I finally got to play with my cricut this weekend and tried out some designs my sister was looking at for her invitations. Here’s the result:

 

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There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve in terms of gdesigning the files and also getting the card off the mat and what thickness of blade to use but I think these came out great! There are some places where i just ripped the paper because i was too lazy to touch them up with an xacto knife. But they would have been almost perfect if I’d done that.

I used the cricut explore air 2 and this thing is the bomb. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

llamadelrey :  that’s actually why we went with a cricut instead of the Silhouetee. We read about them for weeks and all of the reviews put the Cricut over on the fine details. You can also use basically any marker/pen you want with the cricut and don’t have to buy their expensive ones!

I didn’t use it for the invitations, though that’s why I originally bought it. I figured out a quicker way to do my invites. We did use it for addressing the invitations and everyone thought they were hand done. I’m having book page flowers, which I’ve been cutting out with the cricut and it’s an amazing time saver! I also made the sign for our guest book today witht he vinal and it was SO quick and easy even my first time using it for that! Took less than 30 minutes for the entire thing, including modge-podging book pages onto the background of the canvas and my finding the frame I had for it and getting it all set up.

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