Friday, January 16, 2009

Cricut.....

So I had a cricut, loved it but didn't use it much, so I sold it. My new friend has one and loves it and well, she showed me so many things she'd done with it and I had a 'doh moment.
So I'm thinking about maybe getting the Cricut Expression maybe in the future. Especially since I just looked and saw all the new cartridges out, wow!
But would I use it?
If you are a card maker and you have a cricut, do you use it?
If you are a scrapper and have a cricut, do you use it??
What's your favorite feature? least favorite??
and your favorite place to buy the cartridges.......

11 comments:

Jaspere said...

I just got a Cricut for xmas (the original one) and sadly have hardly used it. I'm sure once I get in the groove I'll use it a lot. I guess I need to just get started.

Cassie said...

i bought one almost 2 years ago - went to take it out of the box, got intimidated and put it back. it's still in the box behind a chair in my living room.

you might find this blog interesting:
http://regina-bittenbythebug.blogspot.com/

Christine Riley said...

I LOVE my Cricut! :) I don't use it for card making, but I use it all the time for scrapbooking. I say go for it! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Susan said...

I bought a Cricut in September. The original. Before I got into stamping, I did a lot of scrapbooking. But one of the things that always held me up with finishing a page was cutting the title. I wanted a machine like the Cricut for years, but kept putting it off because I was afraid I would not use it enough to justify the cost. But, I got a really good deal on this so I made the plunge. Although I haven't used it as much as I thought I would have by now, I'm still not sorry I got it. I have been in such a stamping mood lately that I just haven't got back to my scrapping. But when I do, I know I will love having a machine that cuts fonts. I have used this a tiny bit for cardmaking, but I really expect to primarily use it for scrapping.

Cassie said...

hey girl - was channel flipping a bit ago and saw the Cricut Expressions on HSN. I don't know how good the price is but it was free shipping and enough flex pays that it was like $87 a month. and so i thought of you and wanted to give you a heads up in case you were interested.

Christine said...

I have a Wishblade and LOVE it. I feel it s more verstile than the Cricut. You can use any font on your computer and it will cut out clip art. You can create mats for all your titles or clip art.You can weld letters together or weld clip art to your letters. You can buy cartridges for the Wishblade but I have never bought a cartidge. There are also several websites where people sell files they have created.

Lorraine A said...

I have a cricut and love it :-) I think you have to leave it out though where you can get to it. If you put it in a cupboard you won't use it ( like my neglected food mixer !!! ) I use it for cards and scrapbooking, I like to use the flowers especially, for some reason silk flowers don't like my cards :-)I can't imagine WHY you sold it !!!! big DUH !!!!! :-(
Never mind though, I think the expression will be good especially for gift bags and things,the ordinary one, like mine makes them quite small !
Lorraine

Ashley said...

I got one last Christmas and really haven't used it as I mostly make cards. BUT now that I am doing Brady's scrapbook, I think I might use it. Unfortunately, I just told someone I would sell it to them.

Ann Kranitz said...

Danni, I just ordered the new Making Memories Slice. I have heard great things about it. I am more a cardmaker and I do plan to use it for this and I would like to scrap also.

Sharon Caudle said...

I've had a Cricut for about 2 1/2 years, and got my Expression shortly after they came out, which I think was about a yeare and a half ago? Honestly? I use mine daily. I love it! I have gotten the majority of my carts from www.hallmarkscrapbook.com. They've even got a great cartridge sale going on right now. Good luck in your decision!! I belong to a DT that shows different ways you can use your cricut. Here's the blog address: http://regina-bittenbythebug.blogspot.com/
You can get lots of different ideas for using your carts. Hope this helps.

Janna said...

Hi, Danni! I own a Cricut and I have mixed feelings. I use it sporadically. I like that it makes different sizes of things and I love my Christmas images, but everything else, I just don't know if it is worth it. I occasionaly use it for letters but that is rare. I use it for flowers, but I could just by nesties and they would be cheaper. I also don't like that the fact that my paper holders get unstickly so quickly and having to buy new ones gets expensive. I think if I did it all over again, I would just use all the money I spent on my cricut and cartridges and bought nesties dies and spellbinders dies. I use them way more than the cricut. I did see though that walmart was selling the expression and the day after thanksgiving it was like a hundred dollars off, so you might try there.

Hope this helps!
Janna

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