Post # 1
This post is for all the bees who made their save the dates/invitations/thank you’s on a Cricut/Cuttlebug/Silhouette/any other similar machine! I’m very creative and I am strongly considering investing in one of these machines to DIY my invitation suite. I would like to hear how time consuming this was and if you could turn back time, whether you would do it all over again. Also, I would LOVE to see photos of how they turned out!
PS. I am VERY interested in having die-cut invitations with a scalloped edge or corner. Also, I know some of these machines are capable of embossing, which I would love to do as well (if possible).
If you did not DIY your invites and simply know a lot about these machines, I would appreciate advice as well! Thanks for your help!!!
Post # 3
Cricut – Pagoda cartiage and the wedding one, forget what it was called. + the googly eyes. Back of card had the info printed on it. Used 80lb cover paper from Staples for the base then the card stock in blue and white for hte layered effect
Invites are being done with the Big Shot (embossing and die cutting) will upload photos when done….
Post # 4
I did not DIY my invivations but I use my cricut daily. What are you looking to do? You could ABSOLUTELY DIY your invites. Easy! I chose not to because I fell in love with a local person and am doing so many DIY things I didn’t miss the invites. But you can DIY them for sure with a cricut!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
@Elky: Your save the date is so cute!! Love the googley eyes!
Post # 6
@elysion: Thanks! The Panda was for the Fiance its his favorite animal 🙂 I actually learned theres a difference between dollar store and craft store (Michaels) googly eyes too…
Post # 7
@Elky: I would love to see your invites when you’re done!!! I will look into the Big Shot as die-cutting and embossing are exactly what I want for my invites (minus the hefty price tag of having them professionally made 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 8
I love my Cricut machine! If you look at my DIY post, I made them all with my Cricut.
If you are a crafty person, I say go for the DIY invites. I opted not too because I am a perfectionist and I know the smallest wrong detail would set me off. I also compared the price to making them with the price of ordering them (through Vistaprint.com) and it is cheaper to order. I plan of adding some embellishments and some inserts.
I received my Cricut expression 2 as a gift from my fiancee.
I sometimes think I should have bought the Shilouette. Mainly because the reviews say the images are cheaper. You can buy individual images as opposed to buying a whole cartridge.
My advice for you before you buy is to go to the Shilouette website and browse through the images. Do the same on the Cricuts website and see which brand has more images you would want to use.
If you end up buying the Cricut, I would be more than happy to answer any question you have or give you any tips.
Post # 9
@aenriquez311: Thank you so much for the advice! I will definitely browse the websites before making an investment!!! Does the Cricut mostly cut paper or can you do other awesome things with it as well?
Post # 10
Cricut can cut fabric, vinyl, and chipboard. It just requires different settings and/or a housing and blade.