What exactly do they do and how to you get so many shapes from one little machine? I hear you have to use cartridges? What do those have? Any details you can give me on cricuts or a link to that info would be great. I might want to get one in the future. Maybe next year sometime. In the meantime I have to use what I have as far as cutting out shapes and stuff. Oh well.
oh and I hear they are pricey too. How much did yours cost and how often do you use it? Is it worth buying?
Yes, it's a freakin' fabulous machine! LOL You can go to Cricut.com and I believe there's a video you can watch to see what it does.
Here's the link: http://www.cricut.com/movies/introduction.aspx
If it doesn't work, go to Cricut.com and find the green eye and it says "View Demonstration" next to it.
I got mine from ebay, b/c I found it cheapest there. For $220 (That was for the Expressions). The cartridges go for $30 and up on ebay and you can find them on sale on different sites too.
Aja got you updated! I totally agree with her. They are amazing machines. If you are addicted to scrapping, they can best your best friend, or your worst enemy. Worst enemy due to $! There are so many cartridges out there, and they are all great. I want so many, but we have a limit! I only have 4 cartridges, and I adore them all. I hope you can get one soon. I was using bowls to cut circles before, and now it's all at a touch of a button!
OMG, I love it I love it I love it.
Seriously where would I be without my cricut? Still buying a ton of stickers. Thats where.
I love my cricut. I love what it can do. I make cards now, and I've sold cards which helps pay for more things or pay off my credit card......
And I'm seriously addicted to Ebay which is 98% of the time the cheapest place to get any cartridges.
You know what Sadie..I don't think I've bought a single card in two years either!!
The Cricut is by FAR my most favorite scrapbooking tool, if you can call it a tool. There are shape and font cartridges. Right now (thanks to my early Christmas present from DH) I have 6 carts! I just got the Going Places and Christmas Cheer. Wait, I have 7 because they sent the wrong Christmas cart so I got to keep it too!!! LOL
It allows you to not be spending money on letter stickers (which I was always having to buy), and I love that I can cut out just what I need. Instead of always running out of the vowels, the letters s and t, etc.
Plus there are thousands of combinations you can create with the cuts!
ETA, I think the smaller bug is around $150, larger Expressions is $220+. I got mine for only $120 and it came with tons of stuff at Michael's on the day after Thanksgiving. It might be worth waiting (if you're not in a hurry) to find a great sale like that.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Yes I'm the addict but I haven't bought anything scrapbook related for over two months now, so I'm getting better. And hey I sold a cartridge too, and I'm thinking of selling my accent essentials. I'm just not using it as much as I thought I would. Still debating that one though, cause there is one thing on there that I LOVE.