Username Post: Reason to have the Cricut Expression AND Cuttlebug?        (Topic#1461645)
tricia07
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Is there a GOOD reason to have both?


 
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embossing. sometimes you don't want to turn on the cricut just for one tiny shape. the cricut can be cutting out titles while you cut out shapes on the 'bug. you can still use the cuttlebug in a blackout.


 
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I purchased the cricut to cut out letters and shapes, but it does not emboss. I bought the cuttlebug mainly to use with my Fiskars texture templates, but now if there is something I want quick it is much easier to bring it out rather than the cricut. Mostly use the cricut now for alphas and the cuttlebug for shapes and embossing. I love them both!


 
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I have the Expressions. I am going to purchase the Cuttlebug for embossing. Also, it's much cheaper to buy a die rather than buy a cartridge for that one shape that you REALLY want.


 
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You guys are going to make me spend more money!!!


 
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Also the Cuttlebug can cut foam, felt and thin chipboard..the Cricut can't!!!

I have the Cricut and a Cuttlebug and I don't regret buying either!!!


 
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Embossing!! Ever since my dad & I bought my mom her CuttleBug the other day I have been hooked on embossing!!


 
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hmm i never considered this... maybe i need a cuttlebug now too, lol!


 
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I know its terrible! My husband saw my Cricut and Xyron last night and said you have all the cool tools don't you and I said NO not YET but I will have!!!


 
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Is the Cuttlebug the best thing for Embossing? Should I sell the Fiskars Emboss thing I have? I haven't tried it yet...maybe I just see if I still have the box and return it to Michaels...Hmmmmmmmmmm...


 
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Darn it I don't have the box...and of course Michaels wants it in the original package. They suck


 
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I love the cuttlebug for the embossing folders. They're only about $2 w/ coupon and make gorgeous cards. I don't use it for diecuts at all because I have so many cricut cartridges. Go to the provocraft website to see all the embossed cards. If you don't make cards you probably don't need it!


 
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I don't make cards and I LOVE my Cuttlebug. I love the cheap dies that you can get and the dies that cut and emboss ROCK! I use my embossing folders to make stuff for my layouts. For example, I used the heart shaped die to cut out a heart and then ran it through the swirly embossing folder to give it some dimension!


 
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Ok, I have a dumb question? Whats the difference between the cuttlebug at wallyworld for 19.99 and the little dies that go to it and the one at Michaels for more money? Is there one I should be looking for and does anyone have an example of work it does?

BTW...YOU all are enabling again!!!


 
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They ARE ALL ENABLERS!!!! No joke! Since finding this site a few weeks ago I now have purchased since then the following:

A cricut expression
Fiskars Desktop Rotary Trimmer
Xyron 510
A new desk from Target for my new scraproom I am starting
AND I just went and bought the CUTTLEBUG!!!

I got the cuttlebug for 1/2 off as well as the trimmer and 510...Love those Coupons to Michaels!!!

Enablers...I tell ya!


Edited by tricia07 on 04-30-08 08:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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The one at WM is the cuttlekids. It's smaller since is geared towards kids. Only the cuttlekids dies can be used with it. The Cuttlebug is bigger and it can use other dies (sizzix ect.) I love mine!


 
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Okay, here we go:

1. Cuttlebug can emboss. You can cut your design/letter with Cricut, then run it through Cuttlebug with an embossing folder for an interesting embossed look.

2. Cuttlebug can cut foam, chipboard, fabric, basically anything the bigger Sizzix and Sizzix Big Kick can cut. (So long as you use Originalz, Bigz, Thick Cuts, or other thick die.)

3. We can't have Cricut getting lonely; my Cuttlebug keeps my Cricut Expression company. When I told my hubby this, he looked at me like I'd grown a third head and shook his head at me.


 
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I love that third reason! I told my dh that I went and got it today and he was happy I did! That always takes the guilt away!

Ok but I dont need the sizzix do I????


 
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NO NO NO...you can use every Sizzix die (and MANY other brands: QK, QK Cookie Cutters, Ellison, Wizard) in your Cuttlebug. In fact, because I got my Cuttlebug, I'm giving my Sizzix to a friend.


 
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OK whew cause I did not WANT to get another toy...unless theres another I just have to have! LOL I am terrible!!!

Good to know on the sizzix!


 
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haah great.. now I've got something else to look forward to buying hahah enablers!


 
tricia07
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This site is full of enablers, wonderful people but enablers!!


 
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  • Margy on 04-30-08 02:19 PM
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Can you use different dies on the sizzix (the old red machine)?


 
JennaS
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  • Margy Said:
Can you use different dies on the sizzix (the old red machine)?



You can use some others if you have the right adapters.


 
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LOL...darn it, I was gonna enable Tricia a little more....SURE YOU DO.... Go get one!!!!


Ok, so, Ive been gone for a few hours, I saw on Joanns.com that the mama cuttlebug is on sale for 53.99 so I wanted instant gratification, went to get it...NO, they didnt have it at the store:(

Then while Im out, I clean the SS out on Stickles, you know just in case I like them(thanks alot, BlingFairy)

Also, we are buying our first house, closing is Friday, bad part is...we havent actually physically seen it!!! Just pics, so now Im nervous shopping!!! Matt is in another country, Im here and somehow we two morones agreed on and bought a house!

If i knew how to put a picture on here I would?
Also, how in the heck is he so far away and managed to call me twice in 1 day in both craft store I was in..lol busted!!


 
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  • semperfinescrapper Said:
LOL...darn it, I was gonna enable Tricia a little more....SURE YOU DO.... Go get one!!!!


Ok, so, Ive been gone for a few hours, I saw on Joanns.com that the mama cuttlebug is on sale for 53.99 so I wanted instant gratification, went to get it...NO, they didnt have it at the store:(

Then while Im out, I clean the SS out on Stickles, you know just in case I like them(thanks alot, BlingFairy)

Also, we are buying our first house, closing is Friday, bad part is...we havent actually physically seen it!!! Just pics, so now Im nervous shopping!!! Matt is in another country, Im here and somehow we two morones agreed on and bought a house!

If i knew how to put a picture on here I would?
Also, how in the heck is he so far away and managed to call me twice in 1 day in both craft store I was in..lol busted!!




See Enabler!! LOL!

Did you get the 50% off Michael's coupon or do you have a MIchaels where you are...I got mine for $40 today!! Awesome deal!!!


 
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I do have a Michaes, but where in the world did you get the precious coupon?:rant: Are they only sending them to the select?


 
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No...I called them because I hadn't had an ad in weeks in our city paper...they said they were trying different avenues of marketing...this time the coupon was a STICKER on the front page of our county paper! Call your Micheals and ask them where you can get their coupon this week. I hope they make up their minds soon or I will be calling and bugging them every week asking where I can get the stinking coupon!!!


 
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BTW how did you end up buying a house without seeing it!! OMG I would be so nervous BUT SO EXCITED at the same time!!!! I would be buying like crazy too...oh, wait, I already am! LOL

Next I need to get some cubes from Target for my room...my desk is arriving tomorrow!!! Cannot wait! Then I want an ATG Gun, the ATG holder scrapbookqueen 41 (hope that is right) is selling on here and also her ribbon holder eventually too!!!

So many wants.

My MIL just asked me today what I wanted for MD and I took that as an opportunity to say hey I want the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge! Poor lady wrote me back and was like...well one side has a stork and the other has tons of little shapes...is that right?? LOL...She has no clue what a Cricut is!!! Her daughter would (my SILFH) cause she loves Scrapbooking too.


 
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