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User - posted on 12/12/2008 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hi, my name is Holly. I love to scrapbook and I just recently got a Cricut, I haven't gotten a chance to use it yet but I am so excited!

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User - posted on 12/29/2008

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You could also look on Craigslist, I have found some between 25 and 40 dollars. Most of the time they are brand new or used once or twice.

Bobbie - posted on 12/29/2008

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I too got a cricut for Christmas. I'm waiting for a time when I can go at it without interuption. Hopefully soon!

Heidi - posted on 12/29/2008

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The Cricut machines are awesome! you can find the cartridges for a reasonable price if you keep your eyes peeled on Ebay. I have picked them up for around $40 including shipping. There is also an internet business that has them on sale right now for around $45. My recommendation is to pick a font that you like, Cuttin' Up is a cute one and then a shapes one that you like. Most of them have several variations of a letter or shape. Enjoy!!

Christina - posted on 12/29/2008

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Hi Ladies! My husband just bought me the Cricut Expressions Machine for xmas. I am super excited to use it but can't afford the cartridges for it. I have heard of an alternative called "Sure Cuts a Lot". It's a computer software that allows you to get fonts/dingbats for free off the computer instead of using the cartridges. Has any of you tried it your self? I am looking for feedback on it before I buy it. Would love to hear your imput!



Holly: hope you are enjoying your new machine! Sorry about using your post for my gain. Hope ya don't mind! Thanks!

Dede - posted on 12/15/2008

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I just love mine too! My friends and I do the same thing about not buying the same ones and share them as needed. We have around 30 all together. I love them for the fonts more then the little people, but they are all really neat!

Brenda - posted on 12/15/2008

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Oh, one more thing I wanted to add. Between my friends and I (there are five of us total who have the Cricut), we keep track of who has what cartridge on a master list. We have very few duplicates and between all of use we have 23 different fonts! When we're not scrapping together we can just call one of the others to borrow the font if we need it for a special project or page in between crop nights. Just a idea to help your fonts go further!

Amy - posted on 12/15/2008

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I usually wait for the big sales...day after Thanksgiving, etc. Hobby Lobby and Micheal's will run sales every couple of months or so...I only buy them on sale. I also get with a friend of mine to see what she's getting so we don't double up on them, so it's like owning twice the cartridges

Brenda - posted on 12/15/2008

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I have had my Cricut for almost 2 years now and I LOVE it! I use it as much or more for non-scrapbooking related projects and that makes it even better. This past week I made paper dolls for my son's preschool Christmas tree (they all decorated their own and we put their photos on the heads). And then I used it to cut out tags for my holiday gifts--so fun and easy as I just used some leftover scrapbooking paper.



I buy my cartridges when they go on sale--Hobby Lobby has them on sale this week for $39.99 and Michael's for $44.99. Those are about the best deals out there--they do happen every other month or so so be sure to watch for them if you can wait that long in between! (and my pocketbook forces me to wait! :-))



Have fun!

Andrea - posted on 12/15/2008

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The possibilities are endless!!! I love mine! I just found at WalMart cartridges without the books for $40!!

Bobbie - posted on 12/15/2008

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I too just got one. I don't even have a cartridge yet...do you know the best, cheapest place to get cartridges, etc??

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I love my cricut. I mostly use it for letters and a few other designs. I haven't gotten into all it can do.

Amy - posted on 12/14/2008

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I love mine....I use it on almost every page. I especially love doing letters, I don't buy many alphabet stickers any more. I think I may get it out tomorrow and make some Christmas tags too...I've never tried it before!

Maria - posted on 12/13/2008

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I"m hooked on the vinyl lettering... I think I post something on every bathroom mirror for the holidays. You'll love it!

User - posted on 12/13/2008

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I got mine black friday weekend and it was on sale for $99.00 so I ran to get it, especially for that price!

Jennifer - posted on 12/13/2008

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I'm crossing my fingers I may get one for Christmas. They're all on sale right now. I'm at AC Moore every other day for scrap booking stuff.. I waste so much money when I know it could be all there with the Cricut

Musicteach40 - posted on 12/13/2008

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I have the Cricut expression and just love it....I love the fact that I can use 12X12 paper on it and make some gorgeous cuts using it!.....

Enjoy it! Once you get started you won't want to quit!

Jennifer - posted on 12/13/2008

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I'm sooo jealous. I want one so bad I can taste it! I seriously watch the infomercial every other day lol.

Kami - posted on 12/13/2008

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Ohh, have fun with it! My husband got me one for Christmas last year and I love it. You can really jazz up your scrapbook pages. I have a lot of sisters and friends who scrapbook and when we have SBing parties my Cricut is the belle of the ball. :-)

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