(Closed) I finally did it!!!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do you think I am crazy for spending so much money on something I may, or may not love?
    Yes, you should have borrowed your FSILs. : (6 votes)
    27 %
    Absolutely not, I would die without mine. : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Off your rocker. : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Nope, call it retail therapy! : (8 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    well i would have probably tried hers first to see if you really like it before buying one, but you sound really excited so more power to you. as for your Future Sister-In-Law, i would just tell her that while you bought one you would still love her help on the projects and just have her come over with her cricket and have a cricket party ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    487 posts
    Helper bee

    I have one and I love love love it.  My only suggestion would be to never buy the cartridges at full price (or at least try not to).  I use angel scraps and i like them but if you google the cartridge you want you can normally find them for less than on the website or the craft store.  Have fun!!

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

    Mine sat in it’s box for about a month before I got the courage up to use it. I now love love love it. I also debated about getting one for a very very very long time, but like you, I found a awesome deal that was way too good to pass up.

    I agree with mannellal, never pay full price for your cartridges. I use http://www.cricut-craftsdirect.com/servlet/the-Cartridges/Categories and they not only have wonderful customer service, but they also have consistently the best prices that I have found. They also have the newer cartridges for way less than retail and they have them before Joanns or Michaels.

    Don’t be afraid to tell you Future Sister-In-Law that you got one. I am sure she will be very excited for you and now that you both have one, you can do double the work in half the time and you can start having crafting parties together.

    Also, now when you need to make a card for anyone’s special occasion, you can just set up your Cricut and make it at any time of day or night that you want.


    You may not get a lot of use out of it right away, but once you master it, you will continue to find more and more uses for it. I am still in the learning stages and use scrap paper for everything to make a prototype first, so I know it will be right for the real thing.

    You may also want to pick up a couple of extra blades, so you will have an extra one on hand when you need it. Around here they are hard to come by, so I usually pick up two when they are available.

    Post # 6
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That’s an awesome deal! If you’re somewhat technologically savvy, I highly suggest purchasing Sure Cuts A Lot  (SCAL). You can cut any font you download (gotta love free fonts and dingbats!) with the program, as well as anything you can create in Illustrator. It’s saved me a fortune since I don’t have to buy cartridges now! I only have the two cartridges that came with my Cricut, haven’t bought another one since ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m so happy for you!  I came thisclose to buying a Cricut this week myself but I’ve decided to hold off until another killer sale happens at Joanns.  They ran one a few weeks ago that I’m kicking myself for missing.  ๐Ÿ™  I plan on using mine to make cards and various decorations (and banners!) for parties and family events.  I can’t wait!

    I suggest you start with something super simple like a card…get to know how to program and cut your layered pieces.  This is where I plan to start:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzZxwuUxMmA&feature=PlayList&p=0E8E9DC159B7D045&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=13

    This YouTube member has a lot of very helpful videos…as do a lot of other YouTubers.  Good luck and post back with some creations!


    PS – Did you buy from a private seller or was it a retail sale?

    Post # 10
    49 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t have one, but I have heard nothing but good things about them…and that seems like a good deal. As far as being afraid to tell your Future Sister-In-Law, I wouldn’t be. Invite her over for lunch and have her give you a rundown on how to set it up and use it! It’d make for a great girly afternoon. (:

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