Cricut

Erica - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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My husband bought me the Cricut for Xmas. Still trying to figure it out...

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Crystal - posted on 01/10/2009

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enjoy it, they are awesome...it takes awhile to figure it all out and everything it can do, use the internet for some research scrapbook.com has some good forums about the cricut. Here's the best tip I can give you.... Use 'temporary Fabric Adhesive' on your mats when they lose there stickyness (which seems to happen very fast and they're pricey!!) You can buy this stuff in your local walmart or sewing store in the sewing section it's about 13$ and will save you tons of money!! Good luck!!!

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Melanie - posted on 01/12/2009

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In your booklet there is an example and it will tell you step by step how to make something. If you get confused on that with exactly what to push and such at the front of the booklet it explains it pretty much into detail. I hope that you get it figured out, I'm still learning about it too.

Shannon - posted on 01/12/2009

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The same goes for me.  I want to love it, but I am confused by it.  I understand the lettering, but as far as the complex shapes go I get confused.  I don't know how to make the icecream part of an icecream cone a different color than the cone...or if you even can.  I'm going to try to tackle it a bit today hopefully.



 

Tina - posted on 01/11/2009

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I got one as well, which model do you have? I love mine and you will too once you figure it out, I promise!

Terrianne - posted on 01/11/2009

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If you live near the Cord Camera store in Nora, IN (they have scrapbooking available there) they occasionally have cricut classes.  Teaching how to use the original circut, the expression and also the software.   Some ladies have taken the class 2 times they enjoyed it so much! 

Musicteach40 - posted on 01/11/2009

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I've got the big bug (the expression) and just love it to death....I use it even for school stuff (I'm a teacher)....sometimes you just want something special that is on the cartridge, but you don't have it any where else....

It's so easy to use...so if you have questions, just ask...

Tammi - posted on 01/11/2009

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I first bought the little cricut and then moved on to the expression about 6 months later. I never used the little cricut after that so I have since sold it to my sister. Suggestions that I have regarding the cricut are to register on the cricut website all of your products as well as become a user on the messageboard. It is a really nice way to get to know how to use your product and you can obtain lots of ideas as well. I currently have 22 cartridges but I really do not think that I have used them all. JoAnn's has the best sales on the cartridges usually $39. The only sale I have ever come across at Michaels was Thanksgiving Day 2008 they had cartridges for $29. The cricut has no limits. Let your imagination go and OH the things you can create. Best of luck. Can't wait to see you post some of your cricut creations :)

Ortha - posted on 01/11/2009

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I am jealous!!! I really want one of those but I have so much other scrap book stuff that I haven't used since our daughter arrived..my husband would kill me if I got one! I need to find the time to get back into it again!

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I love my cricut. I wouldn't scrapbook without it. You will love making each of your titles different and unique.

Leslie - posted on 01/11/2009

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I got a Cricut for Christmas from my husband too! Aren't hubbie's great!!! oh and so is the Cricut!

Aimee - posted on 01/10/2009

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I have the Expression and I love it! (got it in Dec) The best place I've found to get cartridges is www.customcrops.com Most of them are around $30! They're quick to ship out too. Also, try the Cricut website, there is tons of helpful information there! Congrats on your new toy! :)

Lynne - posted on 01/10/2009

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I have had a Cricut for 2 years now and I think it is the best thing in the world. I also have to recommend the Cricut Design Studio for the computer and the Jukebox. The Design Studio lets you like all the letters together so you don't have to adhire each letter seperately, it is wonderful. Make sure you weld it before you print it though and it take a little time to figure it out so have fun playing. The juke box lets you use up to 6 cartridges at a time, I haven't tried that yet beacause it was also a xmas gift to me from me. I'm close to pittsburgh and often do scrapbooking classes in my home if anyone would be interested. 

Kee - posted on 01/10/2009

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My friend got one for Christmas and she is still trying to figure it out too. I have the silhouette and I don't know if I like it. I have had it for a year~

Carmen - posted on 01/10/2009

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Oh you'll have sooooooooooo much fun with it! I love mine, I've had it for almost a year now and I use it for so many things, and scrapbooking is the least of them. What cartridges do you have?

Christine - posted on 01/09/2009

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I have bought many of the cartridges on Ebay for about a 1/3 of the price and have been very pleased with the transactions. Also, Michaels had all of their cartridges 50% off this last week , so watch for sales too.

Melanie - posted on 01/09/2009

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I have had the smaller cricut for a year and I love it. I am still learning new things to do with it. It is very easy to use and very self explanatory. Good luck with it.

Meghan - posted on 01/09/2009

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I love my cricut, and found it easy to use once you know how to set your paper size, my husband actually was the one to figure it out.

Now I cant wait till I get more cartridges to do more and more amazing things

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My sis and I got one for Christmas too...haven't played with it yet. I am looking forward to making letters....but I hate the learning curve. I want someone to give me a short sweet lesson :)

Kathleen - posted on 01/08/2009

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I have had mine since last Christmas, and I use it all the time. I only have 4 carts right now, but take advantage of sales when I see them. A great site for carts is creativexpress.com They run sales all the time. Like the others said, take your time and learn what it can do. Have fun!

Julie - posted on 01/08/2009

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I got the expression one for Christmas from my hubby. What a good man!!! My mom has the smaller one and I used it for scrapbooking and card making. I now have a home daycare that I made on using the expression to help with making crafts for my kiddos. Still trying to figure it out. Having had much time to play with it, but going on a 48 hour retreat in 2 weeks and I am sure it will be put to work then!!!

Erica - posted on 01/08/2009

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I just bought one for myself for my b-day back in November and I LOVE IT so much!! It is a little intimidating at first, but just play around with ALL the different features, BUT make sure your using Scrap paper and not your good stuff! I just ordered the Storebook cartridge... OOOH.. I can't wait to play with that one!!! Good luck!

Liz - posted on 01/08/2009

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My family bought me an Expression for Christmas as well :) I adore it! It has really cut down (no pun intended...) on my lettering time especially! I'm having so much fun playing around with it that I haven't really gotten much done :)

Katrina - posted on 01/08/2009

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Just got one at Christmas (present to me) and I love it, I am in the process of making birthday invitations for my nephews part and the are super cute!

Shonna - posted on 01/08/2009

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I have the cricut expression and love it... I have the cuddle bug too... try to find cartridges on ebay... they can be very pricey in the stores... have fun!

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I have one and use it for scrapping, art and ... Everything. I have deco pauged quotes on walls in my house, made holiday cards. I use it for everything! Cartidges can be expensive right now they are all $30 so grab them while you can!

Jenn - posted on 01/07/2009

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I have the smaller one and use it all of the time for cutting out letters and designs for scrapping projects.  It is so easy to use.  I discovered that the easiest way to adhere the small letters and designs was to use the small Xyron create a sticker.  It is only around $10 and it works wonderful!  I only have 2 cartridges (George & Keystone) and am planning on getting another one with Christmas money.  Enjoy! 

Monica - posted on 01/06/2009

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I have one and I love it!! It's very easy to use. I have the smaller one and use it to do most of my lettering. My sister used it to make her thank you cards after her daughter's 2nd birthday. It's great for scrapbooking and more! Enjoy!!

Kim - posted on 01/05/2009

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OH i want one of those soooo bad. Let me know if it is easy to use once you get it figured out!! Enjoy!!

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