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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008 02:01:55 PM »

wishblade doesnt provide any images that are disney related

you have to map and graph them out yourself, wishblade is the tool, but you are the creator

with the cricut (which btw i am getting too, specifically for the Disney images) there isnt alot of creativity

bearing in mind i havent graphed ONE image because its hard, very very hard...i mostly just use fonts with mine, and buy cardstock stickers if i want the image

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008 03:15:32 PM »

My best friend has one and i use it on our scrapbooking days wether i decide to use the letters or not. Grin
Its really great and useful.
I know her sister has used it for school project and such and my friend uses it for scrapbooking and cards.
She has the smaller model i think...
Its good because even if it doesnt cut a 12x12 you can use almost all the paper you put into it without wasting much...you just have to move the piece of paper around a bit. (Not quite sure if that makes sense...it does to me but i can picture it Undecided)
It just sucks the different texts are so darn expensive.
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008 10:51:09 AM »

What did you end up buying?

I too am a gadget/craft whore...Ive got some many things for projects Ive done once if at all.

I just started scrapbooking, since I had my baby. Looking at a scrapbook is a lot more fun than a photo album.Ive always made cards off & on. I could buy all kinds of stickers, letters, papers, embellishments. The big thing that stood out to me was how to I get letters??

I could go broke just on that alone which made me start looking at Cricut. Of course Joann's & Michael's dont allow 40% coupon on purchase as that was my first plan.

« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008 06:12:49 PM »

I'm sure someone will be able to tell you more but I have just started thinking about getting a Cricut and if you are able to connect it to your computer it seems like you can use the Sure Cuts A Lot software and save bank on the text cartridges, at least.

« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009 07:34:12 PM »

I own a Cricut Expression (the 12 x 12 model) and I love it.

I too am drawn to bargains and deals and always settling for the cheapest of the choices.  I am so glad I didn't in this instance.

the 12 x 12 allows you to make your own cards  AND envelopes.  You can also buy a 12 x 24 mat and use it to cut out lengthy phrases or borders (great for teachers and homeschoolers) and also vinyl for home decor.  You can use it to cut out stencils on freezer paper (which I love doing)

You can always cut smaller with the expression but you can't cut bigger than 6 x 12 with the personal cutter.

If you buy a lot of embellishments or lettering for you crafts do the math and average out what you have spent in a year/6 months and what you will save in the future.

The Cartridges are expensive but I have found a couple on Ebay that are reasonable...stay away from the large craft stores for them... jo-anns sells one I just bought for 60bucks  (I bought it for 24.89 on ebay).  The coupons are deceiving ...in fine print at the bottom it usually excludes cricut products.  There are deals on the carts you just have to dig.  Sure Cuts A Lot software is like digital die-cutting heaven for me.  Any true type font you have on your pc (and there are thousands to download out there) it will cut.. so this eliminates the need to buy cartridges just for alphabets...it will also cut out any SVG file that you load into the software... again, there are tons out there for free and for reasonable cost compared to the carts.  I am pretty frugal and I cannot believe I hadn't invested in one before now.. I would have saved hundreds of dollars, easily.

Happy Shopping!

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