In this kit comes a cuttingmat, a swivel knife (for use with Coluzzle templates) and a retractable craft knife.
You just put the cuttingmat on your table, place a paper of choice on top of the mat and then a template of choice on top of your paper. Then you use your swivel knife and just follow the template until you've cut everywhere and your shape is done!
What I really love here is the swivel knife that even cuts through the thicker photopaper that I print my pics on. It needs a little more pressure than if you cut through regular pp or cs, but it works!
I love my cricut, but there are times I just don't want to deal with all that work. The coluzzle is nice because it is just cut and go. Very simple and mess free. There is a learning curve with the coluzzle. It took me a while to realize that you can't always go the full way around a letter in one knife move. You have to stop, pick the knife up and do it again. I would highly recommend this though. The cuts are very clean and nice.
I am a big fan of the coluzzle with all the shapes. It is very easy to use especially since I can't cut a circle to save my soul. I use a clipboard to put the white pad on and that is a big help when cutting. I find myself grabbing for this all the time and I only have the basic shapes, square, circles, heart, oval and some wave rulers.
i remember when i first bought my coluzzle--i could not put it down! i remember telling someone that i don't know how i ever lived without it! it's easy to use, and not as expensive as many other cutting systems. plus it's super light-weight, which makes it super-portable!
I just got mine today...and...first impressions are good. I love how easy it is. I just wish it came with a template or something but hey they're not that expensive anyway. All in all a great purchase and a great addition to anyones scrap tote :)