Yes that is correct, I got bit by the Cricut. Like most bugs I tried to avoid it for a very long time, I researched and read everything I could about the little critter. I used to go to its website every day to read what the humans were saying about it....
I already had 2 die cutters, both really fine. They weren't bugs and very red. So why on earth would I "need" another?
The little scrappers out there were raving, they were wild about the Cricut they were selling off everything all for the Cricut. I was so unsure but took the big plunge and bought one of these amazing bugs. It exceeded my wildest dream. It cut clean, it had amazing features. I simply type in what I want, what size, set the dials and I cannot help but sit and watch the magic begin.
Any negative thing I read is long forgotten now that I have my bug. I can do anything in scrapbooking I want...nothing holds me back. I get titillated when I buy another cartridge or as they call them in the craft CARTS.
So yes, I have been delightfully bitten & loving every second of it!
proud cricut owner
I'm what you might call a budget scrapbooker. I would rather spend money on tools that let me make many embellies rather than spend money on stickers and such. I had been researching Cricut for some time. I already have quite an extensive collection of another die cut machine. I had spent a lot of money on each of the dies (that were only one size). I'm a very lucky girl!! My Dear Father In Law knows that I LOVE to scrapbook. We both have a love for shopping and he's usually my shopping buddy. We usually include one of the local scrapbooking stores in our trips. And I have his box of pictures that I've been scrapping so he bought me one. I love the way my letters can be small, medium or huge!! I haven't bought any other cartridges because I'm still using all the different features. I'm amazed that one cartridge can do so many things. Between the different sizes, the fonts can be cut in oval tag shape, in a sign shape, shadow and outline. The different features also applies to the shapes too! Don't get me wrong, I've scoped out the other cartridges and have a few on my wish list.
The Cricut is the most amazing die cutting machine that has single handly taken the scrapbooking industry to the next level. No more getting fustrated because you can't find the right embelllishment or letter font for a layout!!! Wiith the right cartridge you can cut out your own using the colors and papers that you want. It is easy to use so you will make your titles and embellishments right out of the box!!
Yes, I will say that the Cricut is pricey but you will get hours of enjoyment out of it and will save you time and fustration in creating your perfectly wonderfully layout. Once you have the Cricut, you will not imagine how you lived without it! Also, once you get the Cricut, either the baby Cricut or Expression, you will be happy to know that all the cartridges will work on either machine. The cartridges that Cricut has out now are amazing and I love them all.
Recomment the Cricut to my friends, oh yes!! I have recommended this to total strangers that I meet in scrapbooking and craft stores.
I love this little machine! I had wanted it for a while and it was actually purchased for me as a gift. However, once I had it, I was trepeditious about using it. I tried it out once or twice, but didn't really do anything else with it until I had a friend ask me how to use hers. Once I did that and we tried several different things and cartridges, I busted mine out and went to town and haven't looked back!
Since I've started using it again, I have used it for lo's, cards, signs, tags, and much more! I've done projects for a couple of co-workers which turned out fantastic too.
I also love the fact that you don't need the computer to use it. That was a big thing for me when I was looking into die-cut machines. I'm not computer savvy in the least when it comes to using it to scrap, so I wanted something that didn't require it to be hooked to the comupter and I couldn't be happier.
This is definately one to think about if you're looking into getting a die-cutter.
This is absolutely the best item I have ever had for scrapbooking! It has become something I cannot live without! I love the different features on the cartridges, and couldn't live without the software now that I have that.
The only issue I think I ever have is that I use it too much and my mats get used a lot, so I replace them often.
I would recomend this to any scrapper, new or pro! It is easy to use and there are endless possibilities to what you could do with it.
If you are someone who does a lot of craft projects outside of scrapping, (ie with kids school porjects and so on) I might recomend getting the large machine. It is nice to be able to cute the larger items. For me it wasn't really worth the extra money because I wouldn't use it that much.
The cartridges have a great variety of items, but they are a bit pricey, so pace yourself on buying those!!