Post # 1
So I was out looking for tote bags for my BMs today. I found ones that I really liked in design but not so much in price, long story short I found a Cricut.
Do I drool over projects I see that have been done with one, yes occasionally. Did I have any planned that I was going to do, nope. And now that I own it can I remember any of the ones I like, you betcha I can’t.
Long story short- do I keep it or return it? It was on sale for $99, a price I won’t be able to find again.
And if you vote I keep it any sugestions of projects I can start? And is this something I will ever use again after wedding planning?
Some one help me justify this purchase….
Post # 3
I’d love to help you justify it – but first, what model did you pay $99 for?
Post # 4
Provo Craft® Cricut® Personal Electronic Cutter.
Post # 5
I would love the bigger one, but will never find it for a price like that. The one I bought is on sale at Joannes right now for $149.99. OH the decisions!
Post # 6
Try ebay!! I got my cricut expression on ebay. I can’t remember how much I paid, but I don’t think it was much over $100…. maybe $150?
Post # 7
I puffy heart my Cricut. I have the Expression.
I bought it with the intent of making all of my invites, but then I found some printable invites on clearance. I got 90 invites for $12. I can’t make them that cheap.
I’m making all of my paper stuff and will make all my Thank You cards with my Cricut.
This is the only thing wedding related I’ve made so far:
I have many more plans in the works though. I’m going to make my table numbers, escort cards, guest book, even my centerpieces.
Post # 8
*sigh* I too drool over all the crafty projects brides do with the cricut and cuttlebug..but, for now.. those are a little out of reach for me.
So, the other day, I caved (sort of) and I went to michaels and bought myself a xyron sticker maker with a 40% off coupon!! I have used it twice so far, but believe me, I will be stickering EVERYTHING I can think of!! Plus, I saw you can buy a magnet cartridge for it… save the dates perhaps? oh the possibilities!
Post # 9
I am ebaying like a mad man! darn my love of instant gratification and the lack of a buy it now option!
Sidenote- people on ebay aren’t to smart. They have bidded higher on items that end later and are the same thing (and same seller) as an earlier auction. Just didn’t make sense to me.
Post # 10
Would never use it after the wedding so I didn’t bother buying one. HOWEVER, if any of you New York brides end up buying one, can I borrow? 🙂
Post # 11
Be honest with yourself – will you use it or is it a waste of $99? Sounds to me like you could buy a lot more with $99. Keep in mind you have to buy supplies for that thing! Paper, ribbon, stamps, glue, envelopes …. etc!
Post # 12
I have the Cricut Expression and I love it. And I know I will use it after the wedding too. So far, I have used it to help me make labels, favor boxes, favor bags, save-the-dates, and our invitation suite.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre
I almost bought one today at Michaels because it was on sale too!
I was just about to do it when I realised that it was the 5.5″ wide one, not the one that you can fit a whole 12″x12″ piece of paper into. If I find that one at a great price, I probably won’t be able to hold myself back.
Post # 14
I paid $75 for my Cricut Create on Craigslist. I honestly don’t think $99 is a great deal when you consider that the model is a base model. The Create has a few more options and finer detailing ability.
And I plan to sell mine to upgrade to the Expression because having the smaller size is a total PITA as a scrapbooker. I didn’t think it would be? It is. Go for the bigger one or go home! 😉
As someone who has done almost all of my wedding paper craft at this point (including elaborate invites) I still say the best investment piece I made was a large sized Fiskars paper cutter.
Post # 15
I got really mad at Ebay yesterday. Everything was the right price, right up until the last 2 min. Then i got ticked!
So I came home from work today and decided to check, I realized that I could get the smaller one cheaper (thanks to my fellow Bee’s) or at least for the same price with a few extras. When I went on what was the auction ending in 3 min- the expression. And the price was $89, score! Needles to say I didn’t get it for that price, but I did win my first ever ebay auction!
Now I just have to deal with the torture of having the create in my house and not being able to touch it (and due to the joy of retail hours at work I won’t be able to take it back to the store until next week- so it can stare at and torture me!)
Thanks to everyone! I figure at this price I can use it for all my wedding and post-wedding scrapbooking then if I still don’t use it I can sell it and make back a good portion of the price I paid.
Post # 16
I want a cricut so badly….::::sigh:::::