(Closed) Cricut? Silhouette? Something else? I’d love some recommendations!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve never used a Cricut so I can’t compare them, but I have a Silhouette and quite enjoyed it.  I love being able to purchase shapes one by one online, rather than buying a whole $50 kit for one shape.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

PS you might have more luck with this in the DIY section?  I think that’s where I first heard of these things.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I really want to know too! My sister and I are looking at getting one for Christmas. Mum does scrapbooking and my sister is studying graphic design (and we both live at home still) so we think one would be great. We just don’t know which!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yup there is!  I haven’t used it for awhile, and only used it for very basic stuff, so hopefully someone can pop on and give better info.

Say you want to do a heart (there are a couple options in your personal library already) or you go to the online store and look for heart and there’s tons of different options.  There are also outlines for…say…placecards that come premade, but if you want to change something on them (ie fine details) you can select those details and remove them.

I don’t actually have the software installed on this computer or I would send you a screenshot of the different options they have.

Maybe this can give you a better idea of what it’s like. http://silhouetteamerica.com/training/section1_1.aspx

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I want to buy a cutting machine too- and I’ve heard that with the Cricut you’re limited to whatever shapes they have, but with Silhouette, you can cut out anything that’s on your computer. This is why I’m most likely going with a Silhouette.

I’m also excited to use these machines to address my envelopes! I think they have a function where you can put a gel pen into the machine and they’ll write onto paper.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

The Silhouette is selling for $289 (and free shipping) from ebay.  That is the cheapest I’ve found online, and it what I’m going to be buying after I bought Christmas presents for everyone else.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

$249.50 on Amazon with free shipping!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I just purchased the Cricut Expressions 2 machine on black friday. They were on sale at michaels for 199. It came with 3 pre loaded cartridges. I’m using it for my STD’s but am planning on using it also for when we have a baby shower and our kids’ birthday party invitations. i absolutely love it so far! Fiance thought it was pretty  neat as well!

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