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crimescene
« on: November 02, 2009 10:27:20 AM »

Two things.

I'm relatively new to card making and scrapbooking. I have a Cricut Expression which I'm learning to use and having a ton of fun with. With Christmas coming up, I'm already making some cards but I have an enormous family and I don't want to be repeating the same cards over and over again. I've browsed the cards over at the Cricut forum and a few of the members' personal sites, but does anyone have an exhaustive gallery of holiday cards made with the Cricut? If not, what are your favorite sites to get inspiration from?

Secondly, I love the way embossing looks. I want to get into it. I've heard a lot of people rave about the Cuttlebug, but I'm not convinced yet. Have any of you had good experiences with it? How exactly does it work? What are my other options as far as machines/tools for embossing go?

Sorry if these have been asked recently. I searched the forum but the answers I found were outdated or not exactly tailored to what I'm looking for.

Thanks!
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lylacfey
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 04:36:45 AM »

I am one of the Cricut girls over at the board. I am one of the nice ones, lol.

A lot of the girls have blogs so you can see a lot of their cards. I have not found a Cricut gallery as yet. We are trying to get ProvoCraft to get us a gallery like SplitCoastStampers. We will wear them down.

I love SplitCoastStampers gallery and visit every day.

Yes, a Cuttlebug is worth it. There are frugal alternatives like spritzing paper with water and then using a rolling pin. Using a pasta machine to do embossing. Those two really work.

A Cuttlebug, Big Kick/BigShot or great for embossing and I love my Cuttlebug. I emboss constantly.

It's very easy to use, very easy to set up and you can learn the "sandwiches" easily. I have mine all memorized.

You can cut with other companies dies and emboss with other companies plates like Sizzix or Fiskars using the Cuttlebug.

If you get into Spellbinder's Nestabilites the Cuttlebug is excellent.

I have a collection of cards in my photo gallery made with the Cricut & Cuttlebug. I am terrible photographer.

Remember to peek through Cricut's card forum every day. All the new holiday cards are coming out and I have "CASE" several ideas so far.

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