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Hi all,
What's the deal with Cricut? Does it just make cut-outs? You buy the "patterns" so to speak and then it cuts out shapes?....is that how it works?
Do you think it works out cheaper than buying stickers and stuff? Or do you still buy all that other stuff?
Do you recommend it?
Are there other brands that do the same thing or only the one?
Thanks for answering all my questions....just don't know much about this stuff yet....

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Joined: 06/09/05
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What's the deal with Cricut? Does it just make cut-outs? Cricut is a die cut machine. It cuts out numbers, letters, words, cards, envelopes, boxes, tags, and other cut outs like animals, shapes. You put your pick of paper on the sticky mat, slide it in the Cricut, tell it what to cut, and then push 'cut'. Unload the mat, peel the paper off, and there you are!

You buy the "patterns" so to speak and then it cuts out shapes?....is that how it works? You buy the cartridges and the cartridges have specific things on them that you can cut out. There are font carts and shapes carts. There are also carts that cut out the other things as mentioned above.

Do you think it works out cheaper than buying stickers and stuff? Or do you still buy all that other stuff? I do think it's cheaper and more fun b/c you can make it match b/c you pick out the paper that it cuts. I don't buy stickers anymore. I still have some that I use when I am in a hurry to make a card, but I make all my cards and that was my excuse to get my Cricut- I told DH that we would never buy a card again if he let me get the Cricut. Lol

Do you recommend it? YES! LOVE mine!

Are there other brands that do the same thing or only the one? There are, but none that I am familiar with.

Thanks for answering all my questions....just don't know much about this stuff yet.... We completely understand! We've all been there! I bet there are videos on how it works on youtube so that might help you understand.

iluvmygemini's picture
Joined: 09/02/08
Posts: 1393

i recommend it too! Biggrin i LOVE mine. i just invested in SCAL (sure cuts a lot) for it, and i love it even more! SCAL is a computer program that allows you to cut any font/shape you want without having the cartridge. the possibilities are endless! you can get things off the internet and cut them! i dont buy stickers or anything like that. just ribbon, flowers, and other embellies like that.