The 'Cricut' and 'Cricut Expression' personal cutters are great time saving devices that give you perfect shapes and fonts at the touch of a button.

I could have saved a tree or two with the amount of paper and card that I've wasted, trying to get shapes right for a layout. I'd rather be getting it right first or maybe second time. Life's too short!

But, hey, why listen to me ramble on when you can watch this video?!

Now I might look like I'm carrying a 'ghetto-blaster' but it's so great to let a machine do the awkward fiddly bits while I do the fun things like designing the layout and adding the accents. I don't look at it as cheating. That would be like calling a guy a cheat who has a lawnmower you can drive!

This merchant is offering an excellent discount on both machines.....

Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter - $ 249.95
This machine offers great portability. Just plug it in and turn it on, no computer or software required! Lightweight and compact with a comfortable handle that makes it easy to take to crops and parties. It can cut images up to 5.5" tall and up to 11.5" long. The cartridge-based system allows you to cut thousands of shapes, letters, and phrases in a variety of sizes and styles with the ease of a touch of a button. Package includes George and Basic Shapes Cartridge with Keypad overlay and manual, power adapter, cutting mat and quick start guide.

Cricut Expression Cutting Machine - $ 374.95
This version offers a number of new features to please the die-cutting enthusiast as well as the novice. This new machine lets you mix and match creative features in the same cut, allows you to change settings such as language and units of measure and includes a new LCD screen that shows exactly what you're typing for your next cut. It can also cut up to 12"x24" in size and accepts all the existing Cricut cartridges. An exciting new way to cut letters, shapes, and phrases in impressive sizes using the 12" x 24" mat or the 12" x 12" mat. Cut portrait or landscape style. The possibilities are endless with this larger machine, allowing you to create bigger die cuts for classroom decor, scrapbook layouts, signage, and so much more. No computer necessary. Package includes Plantin Schoolbook font cartridge, Accent Essentials Shape cartridge and 1 12x12 cutting mat.


Both the 'Cricut' and the 'Cricut Expression' are excellent time-savers, but for people who really get good at understanding their power, there is a lot more than meets the eye. Knowing how a machine works is one thing. Knowing how to make it take your creativity to new heights by fully understanding the Design Studio Software is something else.

Brandi Gore from Tulsa has become an expert on deploying this software on both machines and if you really want to create magic, then I recommend her book to get the 'max' out of the Design Studio Software.

You'll be very glad you did.

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