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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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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006 08:29:43 PM »

i have one, my aunt bought it for me for christmas.  i never, ever use it.  i hate dealing with reloading it and buying refills... i'd just as soon use those little sticky squares that are likw 2.99 per box.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006 09:57:24 PM »

I bought the smallest one [a 250 i think?] from Crafts & Stuff & it didn`t work like I thought it would. Do the other models laminate & put adhesive to the back? I want really professional looking stickers, ones that I can cut into different shapes & such. Would one of the other models work for this?
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006 01:48:05 PM »

I have a xyron 150- the x-shaped one. I like it, but it's for smaller stuff, and if you're trying to do something like a strip down an 8.5x11 page, you have to be really careful or it will be all crooked or messed up... and I'm having a hard time finding a 250. I want a 510, but I don't know about having to go to michael's every time I need a refill (every trip there ends up with me spending tons and tons of money... ugh).

And how is the laminating on the 510's?
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2006 07:25:43 PM »

I LOVE my xyrons.  I have the 1200.  That's a biggie.  I bought it when I was teaching and needed to laminate art projects for the kids.

I also bought a 510 and it is really great too. 

Lastly, I bought the one that looks like an X.  It's okay.  I just like the bigger ones better.

I've made stickers and magnets.  I am always laminating things for all types of projects.  Usually I'll wait until I have a number of things to "stick" or 'laminate' because I don't like to waste.

It's great for scrapbooking, it's great for cards as well, and altering items.  You can even make your own 3d sticky dots (can't recall the name of these things, but they cost a lot in the stores).  You can also run different fabrics through it.

If you are wondering about refills I go to:  http://www.wilde-ideas.com/

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2006 08:10:21 PM »

What's the best one for making a laminated sticker? I want one like that so i can make stickers for swaps and stuff.
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