(Closed) Cricuts….are they worth it?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love mine. I’m a scrapbooker though. But it really adds dimension to your projects! Now – of course they have SO many options with the expression – and I only have the original. If you are going to invest, I would def. stuggest investing in an expression.

Plus – once the wedding’s over and you decide to get into scrapbooking all your pics (just got my pics, i can’t WAIT!) you’ll already have one of the best pieces of equipment! :p

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love mine and I bought it for doing all my paper, but I’ll admit, I haven’t used it THAT much for my stationery. I’ve used it once while decorating my bubbles and I have aspirations of cutting my cupcake wrappers with it. We’ll see how much time I have… I wanted to use it for the invitations but I found it was WAY easier to just design my invitations based on the 5×7 precut paper, LOL! That being said, I totally love my Cricut and I’m glad I have it. I’m not into scrapbooking, but I do like crafts and DIY projects, so I always look for the excuse to pull it out 😉

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Love my cricut! I have the expression. didn’t use mine for wedding invites for my daughter, because we ordered her invitations. But what I can tell you is that I use mine for scrapbooking all of our pictures and if you can fast forward……. you will definately use it for schoolage children and all their projects! science fairs…. book reports…. etc.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I want to figure out this Cricut thing too. It’s like I want one, but don’t know if I’d ever use it again. I’m thinking of buying it and gifting it to my teacher sis after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I have a Cricut(also not engaged yet) BUT I scarepbook too, so it’s not like I bought it JUST for the future wedding.

If you like paper and plan to use it after, get it, if not, I’d say it would be a waste.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love my cricut.  I paid about $115 for it.  I would say though that I’ve barely used it and definitely haven’t got my money’s worth yet.  I bought it after my wedding.  Maybe I would have used it more if I had bought it before.

I would recommend getting the 12” one.  I have the 6” one and there are so many things I can’t make with it.  For instance, I have the tags & boxes cartridges and I should be able to make lovely favor boxes with it, but the 6” limitation makes the boxes really small.  Being able to go up to 12” would allow me to make normal sized favor boxes (or envelopes, or anything else you can think of)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOVE it and use it frequently!! We have used it for children’s bags (home made stickers and felt boards), bubble decoration, programs, invitations, STD cards… numerous projects!! My Maid/Matron of Honor even borrowed it from me and made my shower invitations using it, and they turned out FANTASTIC!!  I highly recommend it 🙂

Post # 10
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1011 posts
Bumble bee

I bought one, wanting to use it.  I have yet to figure out how to use it . . . eventually, I’d like to.  I even learned how to use Illustrator so I could create my own graphics.  But, alas, I have yet to use mine.

HOWEVER, I love my cuttlebug and scorpal.  And laser guided paper cutter.

Post # 12
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes! I love the Cricut! I used to use it all of the time at my old job… I miss it and have been wanting to invest in one of my own!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love mine. I wanted one prior to our wedding and had a hard time justifying the price. I have the Cricut Expression. I don’t use it as much as I would like, but it has been well worth it for what I have used it for and I plan to continue to use it after the wedding. There is just so much that you can do with it, if you use your imagination. It really depends on what you are going to use it for and how often you will use it later as to whether or not you will get your moneys worth from it. I love to craft, so for me, it was/is are really good investment. I suggest checking with Joanns to see when they are doing a demonstration, then you can get some questions answered and they can show you some of the capabilities. Honestly, I wish I would have purchased mine sooner because I love using it so much.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The Cricut is amazing!! My mom had one and we’ve really enjoyed working on projects together by using it… it really take things up a notch!  But it is very time consuming to make all those things yourself…. we opted not to DIY for our invitations and such but LOVE the cricut for scrapbooking and other crafts!  I’m sure I’ll use it for some aspect of our wedding details but haven’t yet.  I’d say go for the purchase if you’re ready for the time commitment that comes with making that stuff on your own… OR if you think you’ll continue to use it after the wedding! 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Joann.com has the cricut on sale for $84.99!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I thought I would use it for a lot of wedding projects but I don’t really use it that much.  Plus you’ll have to keep buying the mats because it runs out of stickiness pretty quickly and new blades AND you need to buy cartiliges.  I htought I can just download that Sure cut program but they don’t work as well as the cartiliges.  I think unless you scrapbook it really isn’t worth it if you are just using it for the wedding.  So far I’ve used mine on thank you cards, escort cards, guestbook box and cardbox.  I’m also planning to use it for making a scrapbook for both set of parents as a gift.

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