(Closed) Cuttlebug or Cricut..what are your thoughts???

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
439 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know anything about the Cuttlebug, but I loooooovvvveeee my Cricut.  So I can’t answer your question about which one is better.  I bought it solely with the intention of making wedding things, but I love it so much, I’m probably going to take up scrapbooking, too.

Post # 4
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOVE my cricut as well!! 🙂

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have both the Cricut and the Cuddlebug. They are two totally different machines. As to which one is better, you would have to decide what you want to do with them to make your decision. I use my Cricut way more than my Cuddlebug. And I will continue to use both of them after the wedding.


Post # 6
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

….what’s a cricut  and cuddlebug?

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It was explained to me that the cuddlebug is more for card making.

Post # 8
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’re pretty limited what you can do with the cuttlebug.  It’s fairly small.  I looked into both of these, and nixed them both.  Decided to buy invitation suite with embossed envelopes and do the graphic elements myself on the cards.  I’m not sure if the sale is still on, but JoAnn’s had Cricut on sale last week.  If you have a Big Lots, I think they are $99 for the cricut  basic model, and they have cuttlebug for $50. 

Post # 9
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I own both and love them both.  It depends on what you want to do.  The cuttlebug was the first one I purchased because it is a lot cheaper.  It can emboss things mostly.  But it can also cut out paper shapes.  The cutting part is harder though because you really have to crank the paper through the machine.  It also only cuts 1 at a time.

The advantage of the cricut is that it can cut so many things at once.  I can cut like 50 objects on one piece of paper at once.  It also can cut so many different shapes, especially if you buy the Sure Cuts A Lot program.  However, the cricut is definitely an investment.  I don’t think everyone gets their money’s worth with the cricut.  I bought mine after my wedding and I still haven’t used it enough to get my money’s worth.

I think I prefer the cuttlebug just because it is what I first had and because I love embossing.  Embossing looks soooo pretty!  Plus you can still do die-cutting with the Cuttlebug, it just takes longer.

Maybe if you don’t want to invest in the cricut you can find someone with one to make the things you need?  What are you looking to have done?  I could put my cricut to work for you!

Post # 10
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am a scrapbooker and I own both machines. They are very different. The cricut is more versatile – there is A LOT that you can do with it. The biggest advantage to the cuttlebug is the ability to emboss paper. I saw one of the bees had embossed something on her invites to add texture. If you aren’t a scrapbooker and wouldn’t use the machine after the wedding then I would suggest asking around to see if anyone owns it already and can maybe help you out.

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