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« on: May 22, 2006 06:55:13 PM »

I'm new to scrapping, and I want to invest in the essentials.  My friend's wife (an avid scrapbooker) mentioned over dinner when they were in town that she loves her xyron machine.  I don't quite understand what it does or how it works.  Would someone explain it to me?  Also, is it a "must have" item?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 01:23:06 AM »

all i can say is, diy stickers~! It's a sticker maker!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006 02:48:03 AM »

You can make stickers, magnets, all kinds of stuff.  Just google Xyron and you'll get lots of information.  I have just a small one for little stickers and magnets, but they come in all sizes.

I think that if you got into scrapbooking a lot, you'd use it, but I barely use mine. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006 06:37:31 AM »

I don't scrapbook, but I love my Xyron! I use the sticker maker cartridge to do collage and stationary. It's so quick and easy. You can get the same results with a glue stick, though, so if you are just starting out, I would hold off on purchasing one for a while, until you get a feel for how much you would actually use it. Make sure you use your Michaels coupon when you decide to buy!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006 07:18:57 AM »

I love my xyron-- it is so convenient!  If you are scrapbooking or making cards, etc, it is so much easier to just run your image through there and make it a sticker rather than worry about adhesives and such.  (at least I feel that way!)  It's pretty cool to be able to make a sticker out of anything too!  Cheesy 
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006 07:46:36 AM »

See there, that's what I love about Craftster!  I never thought to use my Xyron for making cards and stuff!  Silly me.

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2006 10:04:31 AM »

They are marvelous for making cards!  Excellent for any altered art projects too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006 09:43:48 AM »

I have a 510, and I use it to laminate and put adhesive on large pieces of cardstock (up to 5").  It is wonderful, but I just found out that I really do need a smaller one, like a 250.  I got a Cricut for mother's day, and I thought the xyron would be perfect for putting adhesive on all the letters, but it's hard to put them through the 510.  I would say if you want to do smaller stuff, like embellishments, small cutouts, etc. up to 2.5", go with the 250.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2006 10:21:26 AM »

hi sorry this isnt my post but i was thinking of getting a xyron too...also a 'cricut'Huh to cut di-cuts or w/e??? are they useful as well?? **edit** i looked up xyron and tehy have like a hole bunch..the one u guys have is it like the one shaped like an "X" ? or like an actual printer shaped thing?
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2006 07:47:40 AM »

I want one, but someone wrote that i could just use a gluestick, so it doesnt make the image look any nicer, like how some stickers are glossy and such?
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