(Closed) cricut–what does it do for you?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love my cricut, Ive had it for a over year now. A christmas present from my fiance. 🙂 I used my cricut with my invites and my favors.

its really easy to use, you can check out some video tutorials on youtube.

kayla

Post # 5
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I made a post about this awhile back.  I ended up purchasing a Silhouette (which is apparently similar to a Cricut, but does not require cartridges).  I’ll try to explain what it does, and bump the post at the same time so perhaps you can get some Cricut-specific answers as well.

So the Silhouette…you install software on your computer, and then you plug the actual machine into the computer with a cable.  Then you open the software and you see a blank page.  On here, you place different objects (there’s some included in the library, and then you can also purchase different ones for about $0.99 each.  I hear you can make your own as well, but I haven’t tried it).  Let’s say you choose a heart and place that on the page, then choose to have the machine cut it out.  If it’s just a simple heart, it will cut a heart shape in the page so you’ll have an actual heart shaped piece of paper, and then also the shape of a heart cut-out in your paper.  If you look around, you can find fancy hearts that have a lace design on the outside, etc.  If that made ANY sense. 

I’m glad I purchased a Silhouette over a Cricut.  So far I’ve only used it for my invitations, but have plans for it later on as well.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

for the cricut theres 2 programs called sure cuts alot or make the cut that lets you cut any image you want without buying the cartridges.

alot of people share their svg files or you can make you own svgs to cut.

it can cut any design you want.

for embossing though you will need a cuttlebug or bigshot.

 

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