Cricut machine...

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Randys_Girl79's picture
Joined: 12/07/06
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Cricut machine...

Ok girls.......I'm coming to the experts on this one!

I really want a machine that cuts out letters for me.......one that is quick and easy to learn and use! I work full-time, have two step daughters, and am working on making a baby, so I don't want something extremely complicated or time-consuming.

I DO want something that is well-built and is not going to break down on me.

What are your suggestions?
I have never used a machine like this (except for the die-cut machine at the school where I work) so I know NOTHING about them!

Any brands/models that you suggest?

Thanks!!

coolmama72's picture
Joined: 10/20/01
Posts: 8185

I have a Cricut, and I love it. It's very simple to use. You do have to buy multiple cartridges if you want different fonts, but the cartridge it comes with is good too.

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
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I think my sister just bought the $200. I can't wait to use it. I wanted to go in halves with her, but I don't think Randall is fond of the idea. :rolleyes:

Randys_Girl79's picture
Joined: 12/07/06
Posts: 189

This just shows how NEW I am to the world of scrapbooking......LOL

Is "cricut" the brand name, or is it a general term used to describe a die-cut type of machine? I thought it was a general term.....

My question was actually, what brand of machine do you recommend purchasing?
So are you saying that the "Cricut" BRAND of machine is the best?
I have seen lots of different brands and wasn't sure which one was the best.

Sorry...this is probably the most ridiculous question to you seasoned scrapbookers :oops:

momma24/7's picture
Joined: 10/17/04
Posts: 752

I don't have a diecut machine but I have been researching forever for a future purchase. I know I want the Cricut, its put out by Provo Craft. Looking at all the different ones I knew I wanted one that would be able to hook up to the computer and very soon the Cricut will be releasing software(I think in December) so you can. I've also seen the wishblade, it hooks up to your computer but I've read its hard to understand how to do everything. The Cricut by far seems the easiest.

Randys_Girl79's picture
Joined: 12/07/06
Posts: 189

Thanks, Christy!
Do you know if ALL models of the cricut will be able to hook up to the computer, or is it only a certain one? I'd hate to get the wrong one and not be able to hook it up to my computer!

momma24/7's picture
Joined: 10/17/04
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From what I understand they have usb ports and will both be able to hook up.

Here's a link
http://www.provocraft.com/products/index.products.php?cl=cricut
Down at the bottom there is a box that says works with orginal cricut and expressions cricut

Becci's picture
Joined: 04/23/02
Posts: 93

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I have a Cricut and love it. It gets costly buying cartridges, but you can get good deals on them. There are two sizes the original (the baby bug) and the Expression (big E). The baby bug cuts 6x12 paper and the big E cuts 12x12 up to 12x24. You use the same cartridges for either. They are coming out with the design studio which will connect you to the computer through the usb port on the bug. This will allow you to weld letters and more. They will be releasing a free trail version which will only work with the cartridge that came with the machine (ie, George on the baby bug). Currently you can buy the baby bug online through AC Moore's website for $129 with free shipping. HTH Smile