(Closed) I swear it was a really good deal…..

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’d love to help you justify it – but first, what model did you pay $99 for?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

*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 # 10
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Sugar bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee

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 # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I want a cricut so badly….::::sigh:::::

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