I have the Cricut expression and the Cuttlebug. They are both great. I use the cuttlebug primarily for embossing and the Cricut for cutting. I use both for cardmaking and scrapbooking, and between the two can usually find a cartridge, die, or folder for whatever I'm doing. Do your research and make sure you look at the capabilities of each machine. Good Luck and Happy Scrappin'