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    Default Total Newbie Question - Cricut?

    I hear you all talking about a Cricut. I've seen them in the stories. So, what exactly does it do? How does it make scrapping easier? My Bday is coming up, so looking for ideas to ask DH for. hehe

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    It's a die cut machine. You can buy font or shape cartridges to use with it and it will cut whatever is on that cart. I love mine and it has made scrapping easier because I hate my handwriting for titles on my pages. Here's a page I used with my cricut...
    for the title
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    this one the title and the alligator
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    the title and stacked flower
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    I just got mine, but I think she explained it pretty well. I like it b/c I won't have to cut my own circles, and I won't have to hunt for alpha stickers to match my pages!

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    Looking at them again today, I noticed that there are two different kinds. Are there major differences?

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    There is the Cricut Expressions, and the regular Cricut. I just bought the regular one. I could hardly afford the regular one, let alone the Expressions!
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    I could go on for days about how much I love my Cricut. LOL!

    Here are a couple pages I've made using mine for titles, etc. I think it's worth the price, because I haven't had to buy any letter stickers since I've purchased my Cricut. Not one! My new fave thing is cutting cereal boxes with my Cricut and making chipboard letters. It cuts through the cereal boxes like a dream!





    I even used the Cricut for the brackets and crown here:

    And everything on this card including the heart was cut with my Cricut:

    I could post all day, because just about every LO I make uses my Cricut.
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    I was serioulsy afraid to ask about the curcuit for fear that I'd sound like a dummy but....
    Since someone else asked first.....

    I noticed that all your lettering is colored? Do you paint your letters? What do you cut to make the lettering?
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    Not a dumb question at all!! You just use regular scrapbooking paper. You can use card stock of any shape and size. a lot of times I will cut my letters from scraps left-over on a project. You can cut paper, chipboard, transparencies, etc. You don't need to paint them, just use colored paper. Does that make sense?
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    I have inked some of my letters. I have the cricut expressions, the difference between the machines is one can cut to 12 inches the other 24 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momma24/7 View Post
    I have inked some of my letters. I have the cricut expressions, the difference between the machines is one can cut to 12 inches the other 24 inches.
    Yes, I meant to say that too.... oops, you can ink the letters if you choose to. For example, I inked the edges of the letters on the LOVE card with chalk.
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