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Cricut machine

Does anyone have one? Can you explain to me exactly what they do, what projects you do or can do with it, how it works, which model do you recommend and anything you need to buy extra with it please.


Posted 12/16/14 12:30 PM
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Cricut machine

I have the Expression 2. I loved it when I first got it... for about a month. But I just don't have the time for it now. I was actually thinking of selling it if you're interested we can chat. I made a lot of cards on it and that is just with the program included in the startup, not the additional products you can buy. There are a lot of things online. Check it out and if you're interested in purchasing FM me.

Posted 12/17/14 8:15 PM

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Cricut machine

I have a Cricut Expression. Cricut made/makes the following machines" the baby bug, also known as the original Cricut, the Expression, the Expression 2, the Imagine, and the Explore. They are all what it known as electronic die cutting machines. Everything except the Explore require Cricut cartridges to operate. The cartridges contain the images which you can program the machine to cut. It only cuts those images on the cartridges you own. When I first got my Expression cartridges were $89 each. They now average $30 each. The vast majority of cartridges house 200 images, although some only have 50 (those sell for $20), and some are project cartridges, which as the title implies, do projects (like everything you need for a birthday party - banner, rosettes, cupcake wrappers etc).

The difference between the original and the Expressions is the size. The baby bug cutting area is 6x12 and the other two machines the cutting area is 12x12. The difference between the Expression and Expression 2 is the touch screen. The Imagine was and is an abomination, and you couldn't pay me to take it.

The Explore is all the rage at the moment, and you will see a TON of stuff comparing the Explore to the Silhouette Cameo. The Cameo is also an electronic die cutting machine. It does not use cartridges at all. It comes with software that allows you to design what you want to cut. You can also purchase individual designs in the Silhouette store. The prices range from 50 cents to $3 for a font. Silhouette long held the advantage over Cricut because you could cut any font that was installed on your computer. You could import .svg files and cut them and the possibilities were endless. The Explore now gives you the ability to cut svg files. They too have a store where you can "purchase" files. I put that in quotes because from everything I have read you don't actually own the files, you are merely renting them for a one time fee. You must be online and logged into Cricut Explore Design Space for the machine to work without cartridges. The Cameo does require a computer, but does not require internet access the way the Explore does.

I also own the Cameo. Each machine has a learning curve. YouTube is definitely a friend in this regard. I like both machines for different reasons/purposes. I hate Cricut's business practices, and have ceased giving them any money whatsoever.


Message edited 12/17/2014 11:14:53 PM.

Posted 12/17/14 11:08 PM


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Cricut machine

i just got the expressions, you have to buy everything. The machine doesnt do anything without the Keyboard overlay and cartridges, i would recommend the tool set but its probably not totally necessary

Posted 12/24/14 2:43 PM

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