Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Sheredian Vickers
When the Cricut Expression made its debut, I didn’t see any reason to get it because I already owned a Cricut Personal Cutter and it did everything I thought I needed. I had held off a long time before investing in a die-cut machine, and when I finally got a Cricut, I thought that was all I would ever need. Wrong! One day while cropping at the local scrapbook store, one of the ladies was demonstrating the Expression and I went WOW! I immediately began to plan a place for the Expression in my crop room, put an ad to sell my little bug, and the rest is history.
The Cricut Expression is more than just a personal cutter. It cuts chipboard, material, cork, plastic, transparencies, and probably other things that I have not yet tried. It works such wonders with paper that you really don’t need to buy embellishments since you can cut your own. Cartridges, though a bit pricey, can always be bought at bargain prices when they are on sale, and they always are on sale somewhere!
From fancy cuts to basic cuts, this is a must-have. I especially like the fact that cuts can be sized to whatever size I need, and I can always get the perfect shadow image if I want it. The Cricut Expression was one of the best craft investments I’ve made.
Here are a couple of layouts I designed using the Expression.