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Discussion in 'Arts, Crafts & Scrapbooking' started by disneymom, Jul 22, 2008.

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    Hiya - does anyone use one of these for scrapbooking? I just use normal printers but my friend has just shown hers to me and Im thinking of all the things I could do with it?
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    i've wondered about buying one of these but they're so expensive. Will the american ones work in the uK? how much are they now?
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    I have one, got mine from Donna last year. I normally use mine for scrapbooking, but that's about it. It makes cutting out letters SO much nicer!
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    I'm pretty sure they do! there's a mickey cartridge for them apparently too! I'd love to see one and how they work
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    I really wonder that too because they will be a lot cheaper does anyone know?
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    bump? anyone know more about these machines?
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    My DW has had one of these for a while now and it has been like an extention to her arm! :lol:
    Last year I treated her to a larger machine which was on offer at Michaels at the Loop. It was around half the price you would pay here in the UK and it works perfectly well over here as they are dual voltage.
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    I still dont really understand what they are :lol: can someone fill me in please? You put card into them and they do what? draw on the card? attach things?
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    They are basically a cutting machine Keith.
    You insert the cartridge [of which there are several] and then type in certain things on the key-pad, insert your card or paper onto a sticky pad, insert this into the machine then stand back while it makes a horrible noise as it cuts out the shapes [or letters] that you have programmed.

    That`s about as much as I know, card making is a black art to me!:lol:[It keeps Sue happy though!]
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    Thanks Terry :lol: if it's how everyone makes those AMAZING cards that we receive then it must be good!
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    Some of them take ages to make Keith.
    For example many of the Disney characters are made up from several layers, with each layer being one of the different colours of their attire and some of those bits can be really tiny.
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    OMG???? youre kidding?????

    I've kept all the homemade cards we were sent last christmas, I'm going to have a look tonight with renewed respect for the time taken. WOW
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    You could always take out the inserts Keith then mail them to someone else, simply putting in a new insert! :lol:
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    ooo sneaky :lol:
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    I've had mine for almost 2 years, I guess, and I make all our cards.

    There are 2 Mickey cartridges (one contains mostly figures and one has Disney fonts), 2 Pooh cartridges, 2 Princess cartridges, a Cars cartridge, and a Tinker Bell cartridge. And there are tons of non-Disney related ones as well. For example, there are 3 different Christmas cartridges.

    There are cartridges for travel, sports, etc. And the nice part about the Cricut is that you are not limited to just the size that many of the other die cut machines create. My Cricut Expressions can cut things from 1/4 inch all the way up to approximately 23 inches, I think, and everything in between. The smaller Cricut doesn't have quite the variety of sizes, but they both use the same cartridges.
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    Thanks wdwgrandma Im so tempted

    the expression can even do glass etching and vinyl I think and definitely seems the one to have

    Are they really hard to use though and do I need a computer?
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    Yes, they can create the stencils you'd use for glass etching, and you can cut vinyl to create wall "pops".

    I think the Cricut is super easy to use, and you don't need a computer unless you want to purchase and install Cricut Design Studio - which is a great item tool! It allows you to create your own "welded" words, or items such as the Mickey Snowman on this year's Christmas cards.
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    ooo thanks wdwgrandma its good to have a cricut expert :hug2:
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    I meant to ask, does it take standard card or do we have to order special things from cricut themselves?
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    My DW uses all sorts of card and paper. There is no need to get any special stationary.

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