(Closed) Question for the Crafty Bees with Cricut machines…

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d look into getting a different cutting machine… there’s software like Sure Cuts a lot that you can by and it lets you cut any image/font on your computer as long as its a svg file you can find those online. the font can be any on your computer.  they have a sure cuts a lot 2 that worked with circut but it resulted in a lawsuit and was pulled from the market and now version 3 doesn’t work with circut… I bought a circut and wish i got something i would have gotten something else that worked with sure cuts a lot.  I’m either going to buy sure cuts a lot 2 from ebay for over a 100 or sell my circut i’ve used like 4 times and by a different machine that supports cutting programs that doesn’t limit you to things you wanna cut. Circut does a good job its just so expensive and limits you

 

Post # 4
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215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a Cricut, and I totally wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Do some research and you will probably end up going with the silhouette.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KatyLovesJoey:  I love my cricut, but I do agree that it can get a little expensive for the cartridges (I try to buy them only when they go on sale). You get quite a few images on each cartridge and there are countless ways to change them, especially when you use the free software on the cricut website.   Oh boy don’t I sound like a late night TV add.

                           One of my BM’s has a cricut as well and we trade crtridges back and forth, it really helps with the cost. I have done so many things for the wedding with it that I can honestly say that it has more than paid for itself. I would reccommend that you invest the extra money though and buy the expression because the cutting mat is larger. (I have the original but still thank Fiance everyday for buying it for me). In fact I have the day off tomorrow so I am planning on spending some serious quality time with it. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

sorry double post

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I was going to buy a cricut, then I did my research and bought a silhouette, best choice ever!  You can either design your own images, or buy them for $.99 each (or get a subscription and get a bunch for cheaper).  Also, don’t buy the machine from their store directly, you can get it much cheaper at other places with discount codes.  Right now I think ohmycrafts has a 20% coupon code (or at least they did a couple days ago) and free shipping.  

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

double post 
 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If the shipping on a silhouette to canada wasn’t almost as much as the machine itself I probably would have gone with that. I do still love my cricut though, she hasn’t let me down yet. I do agree though that you should do your own research and decide what machine is best for you.     You should check out http://die-cutting-machines-review.toptenreviews.com/      it lists side by side all of the die cutters out there on the market. It should help you make an informed decision on what one will work best for you. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Just found the ohmycrafts discount, if you use the code PINK25 you will get 25% off any order over $150, which would include the cameo.

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