(Closed) The new DIY machines..Your thoughts on Cricut, DIY Letterpress, Yudu, Cuttlebug

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

@fiftyfootbride What an amazing link! I was looking for some “non Gocco” options 🙂 Thank you!!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

fiftyfootbride: thanks for the links!! i’m going to see if FI’s step-dad could make that for me. he’s retired, good with his hands and is ALWAYS looking for something to build…lol. he would be excited about the project because it involves wood and moving parts!

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i really want the diy letterpress, but i’m hooked to calligraphying lately lol!! so i’ll let you tell me which you get 😛

Post # 20
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4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@miss poodle & ladybuglove- Thanks!

 

Another thing I’m considering doing an intaglio print for our invitations and making the plate by hand. Helloooo waiting 100 years for the plate to bite in the acid. 🙂 That would be pretty impossible though I didn’t have access to a big ol’ printmaking studio. (Though sadly, without a letterpress…)

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am a cricut fanatic!  I worked in a scrapbook store for about a year and this is all we used to make pages, kits, cards, titles, you  name it!  It takes a little patience to learn how to use it, but once you get the basic functions down you will learn the rest in a flash.  If you aren’t sure, don’t be afraid to take it into your local Michaels or scrapbook store to ask how to work it.  Some places offer classes to learn.  A good website where I got my cricut is http://www.ohmycrafts.com They offer some really good package deals, like a cricut plus 2 cartridges, and they often have sales (every sunday usually) on more cartridges.  They don’t carry ALL the cartridges, but many good ones. 

I do not enjoy the cuttlebug.  If you are cutting out items for 100 invites… it’s too much work.  Lots of rolling back and forth, and the little suction cups on the bottom do not work so well. 

Hope that helps!  PM me if you have any other questions about cricut!

 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i asked for the yudu for christmas. my favorite class in college was screen printing, but i don’t have access or the room to have a printmaking studio. i watched a video on how to use the yudu and i think that if you get the technique down, it looks pretty easy. i’m so excited to get it!

i own a cricut, the smaller machine, and it’s great. i’ve made a whole bunch of cards and hang tags with it so far. i just bought the wedding cartridge and i’m so excited to use it for some little projects.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got a yudu for christmas! Yes it’s early, came in yesterday and I’m going to use it asap! haha

 

I’ll update anyone on it if you’re interested 🙂

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought a Cricut for my invites! (and probably tons of other wedding related projects)!  The small model was on sale at Joanns on Black Friday for $75, a price I couldn’t pass up!  Instead of spending my money on expensive cartridges I bought the Sure Cuts a Lot program online, which virtually eliminates your need to buy cartridges ever again.  I’m using it to make my accordian style ceremony programs (a la Mrs. Cupcake) and my rsvp cards so far!

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