Can anyone tell me about the Cuttlebug please?

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Can anyone tell me about the Cuttlebug please?

I tried looking at Cricut.com for the cuttlebug that I saw in Walmart last night but can't find it...maybe it wasn't a Cricut product and I was remembering wrong. lol

Either way, it was $69 and I had never paid much attention to any of those things before but Wayne keeps insisting that even if we don't have MUCH money, I should still get like a mini cricut. LOL I'm not sure I even want a full cricut because of all the cartridges you have to buy as well but is it the same idea for the cuttlebug? I mainly want it for fonts because I am sick of my own writing. lol

Anyone have any insights? Thanks!:bigarmhug:

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The cuttlebug is kinda like a sizzix. No matter what machine you have (cuttlebug, cricut, sizzix, etc) you will still need to buy a cartridge or die. Here's the thing. Cuttlebug vs. Cricut. The cuttlebug you can buy a single die or cut, meaning one shape, one size. Now the Cricut you can buy a cartridge and get a hundred (guesstimating - actually on my Home Accents, there are exactly 100) shapes and make them into hundreds of sizes.

Here's another way to see it:

You have 2 dies.....that includes 2 shapes, 1 size.
You have 1 cart.....that includes 100 shapes, 100's of sizes.

Yeah, the cricut is more, but if you're gonna spend $70 on a cuttlebug, why not spend the extra $50 on a cricut.

How about a suggestion on how you can save money? When you use cash, any extra change that's left over and I mean coin change, save it. Let me tell you, it collects fast.

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That was a good description Aja. I don't have a Cuttlebug, but I definitely think the money is well-spent buying a Cricut vs. one.

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I have a cuttlebug, I got it with a coupon and only ended up paying about $30 for it. I do love it, and you can buy dies for the sizzix and other rollers and use it in it as well. But it can't do 1/2 of what the cricut can do.
Personally, I would get the cricut if you can find the money for it. You can do so much more with it! The biggest difference for me is with the cuttlebug, everything is one size, that's it. With the cricut you can make things different sizes. Overall there isn't much difference between the cost of the cricut cartridges and the cuttlebug dies (atleast the alpha's).
Cricut is the way to go in the long run.

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I agree with the pp's We have a sizix at school and though they are great for teachers they would be obnoxious at home because of all the different dies you have to buy. Myself, I would get awfully tired of the same ol gingerbread guy on everything Wink I bought a cuttlebug die (train) for my son's b-day invitation...I THOUGHT you could use it with the sizzix as it DOES say that on the packaging. But it DOES NOT work! So now I have the train die with no use for it Wink I would offer it to someone but its burried in the shed with a bunch of yard sale stuff.

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"Catwmn00079" wrote:

Yeah, the cricut is more, but if you're gonna spend $70 on a cuttlebug, why not spend the extra $50 on a cricut.

where have you seen a cricut for $120??:eek: I must be looking in the wrong places or at the wrong things. lol

Thanks for all your insight ladies Smile

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I got a Cuttlebug for Christmas, but I mainly wanted it so that I can emboss. I already have a Cricut Expression, so I'm not that interested in the dies, but I did get several that were on clearance at Jo Ann's. I haven't really had a chance to use my cuttlebug that much, but I did play with it a little and I was pretty happy with the way it embosses.

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"captainswife" wrote:

where have you seen a cricut for $120??:eek: I must be looking in the wrong places or at the wrong things. lol

Thanks for all your insight ladies Smile

Custom Crops has one for $119 but it is on backorder until the end of January.

http://www.customcrops.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_37&products_id=231126968

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I always say try ebay!!