Cricut Personal Create or Expression

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Cricut Personal Create or Expression

do I need the expression? I ordered the personal one, but have a chance to cancel and order the other one. but then again I won't get all the other goodies i listed in my post from Custom Crops (listed below), it's either the whole lot i ordered from there, or just the expression... WWYD?

Ordered from Custom Crops
Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust
Cricut Machine with Choice of Cartridge (I chose Home Decor)
Cuttlebug Machine with Special Edition 5-Piece Die Set
Textile Texture Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder
Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder
1/2 Craft Glue Dots - Sheets
Pop Dots: Mini
Apple Pie Memories Acrylic Stamp Block Set of 3
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Cricut Essentials Value Pack
- Selection 1: Rainbow
- Selection 2: Celebrations
- Selection 3: 6'' x 12'' Cutting Mats (2)

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I went with the create, since I don't really need to make such large things that are possible with the E. I liked that the create has some of the features of the E (flip, center point, portrait) without the large size and price tag. I technically have room for the E, but I didn't want the cost, and I can't see myself needing to cut such big cuts.

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I want the E more specifically for decorating rooms and putting vinyl up on walls.
Also I want tags, bags and boxes. I'd love to be able to do some boxes for christmas.

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What are going to use it for?

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i have the create and its the perfect size for me since i dont make super large cuts. i like it Smile

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I've had the personal for a few years and LOVE it. the only reason I upgraded to the expression is because I have been doing cards and such in large amounts (like 50 of the same invite) and wanted the ability to cut more items on one mat.

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

What are going to use it for?

I'm mostly going to make things that can be cut on the personal/create. But I keep going back and forth on if i should get the expression instead of all the other stuff, if in the future I want to start making bigger cuts for the home and envelopes and boxes and such.

Is it worth it for me to get the Expression and give up all that other stuff? Should I get the Expression and then just gradually get all the other stuff?

i'm so indecisive!!!! LOL I always have been.

ETA: this will also mean I will only have the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge at first, as the Expression that I would be able to get doesn't come with a cartridge.

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Get the expression and ask for more carts for christmas. Trust me, I'm saving up for next year and I'm buying the expression.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

Get the expression and ask for more carts for christmas. Trust me, I'm saving up for next year and I'm buying the expression.

This is my christmas present. LOL and my mom already got me something. My birthday is in 6 months...oh and mother's day before that. oooo can I ask for one for giving birth?? LOL

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i'm going to stick with the cricut personal, so i can get all the other goodies as well. I'll upgrade to the expression next year. Smile

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So did you order the Create? That small machine is what I have and it has alot of the special features that the bigger machine has. LOVE mine. I guess if I had the extra room (which I REALLY don't) I'd love the Expressions, but my Create is just perfect for me. If I had the biggest I'd cut more out of vinyl and I'd buy Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. (that would be #1 on my list for sure!)

Good luck deciding!

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I went with the personal. I'll save up and get the expression next Christmas. :)I know dh will want to see that I use it all the time before buying the the most expensive one. I only paid $80 for the personal + my cartridge choice at Custom Crops.

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Didn't you have a Cricut before and you sold it because you never used it? Wasn't that you? LOL

I would get a different cartridge, a more expensive one! LOL

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Didn't you have a Cricut before and you sold it because you never used it? Wasn't that you? LOL

I would get a different cartridge, a more expensive one! LOL

Yes i did. There are serveral times I wish i had not sold it. Even if i don't use it everyday...i did like having it available.

If you go over a certain amount for the cartridge of choice they add on 5 or 10. I really like Home Decor and will use it often. I got Stretch your imagination at big lots.

I plan on saving up for Paisley.

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Sounds like you got some good deals girl!