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  • Is it worth it? Cricut die cutting machine

    I am tempted to by the computerised cricut die cutting machine, but at £200 + it's not something i want to rush into. has anyone got one? what do you think about it? is there any other running costs?

    I would love to hear your comments.

    Emma
    Emma
    Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
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  • #2
    The cricut machine isthe best thing since sliced bread, i luv it, and before i got one i never used die cuts. now i find every possible reason to use.
    Used it last week to make 170 double layered heart toppers for wedding invites out of pearl card, 250 1 inch flowers and 40 2inch number ones out of glitter card for 1st birthday invites, 140 squares for matt and layering 70 number 18s in pearl card and mirri card on party invites. it makes mass producing items like this for invitations a breeze.

    I am not just reccommending it because i sell it but because i luv luv luv it!! It is incredibly easy to use once you understand the controls.

    Hope this helps

    Heavenlygirl
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    • #3
      It would have but i have since bought a craft robo. The cost of the cartridges put me off the cricut.

      I like the robo and i'm starting to get use to it especially now i've found another forum with loads of templates to download for free.

      I am now trying to decide between a sizzix or a wizard, the reason i'm after a die cutter and not a plotteris i thought i could mass produce die cuts to sell as well as for personal use. I'm keeping my robo for my personal use as i think the running costs would be to high and would take to long for this purpose.
      Emma
      Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
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      • #4
        Hi Emma I spent a lot of time trying to decide which manual die cutting machine to buy. The reason i chose the wizard was firstly the fact that it embossed the die cuts as well cut them and this looks fab on velvet paper, pearl card and on thin metal. Also i liked the crank handle. The dies have no blades, they are justlike a stencil with a raised edge, also it is brill for embossing your stencils which look especially fab on metal but also great on everything else, it is usually after seeing this that my customers decide to buy it.

        You can use most other peoples dies in it as well, it includes a converter plate
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        • #5
          Thanks for that, i'm leaning towards the wizard than the sizzix/ellison machine. Just waiting for a reply from the US, think i'll have to email them again as it's been a couple of days.
          Emma
          Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
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          • #6
            hi there,

            we were looking at the cricut and the cuttlebug yesterday together for our classes - I have to say the cricut looked FAB!! Had to hold my sister (and business partner...) back from buying it there and then.... but i think i could create diecuts for our webshop during the classes on non-busy period and maybe it would pay for itself eventually???

            Louise x

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            • #7
              I definatly agree. I cut shapes and numbers on my cricut to sell in my shop, i also have customers coming in and asking me to cut specific things for them, i find it indispensabe.
              www.craftyaddicts.co.uk
              for all your cardmaking and scrapbooking needs!!
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              • #8
                I love mine! it's just fab!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Samm View Post
                  I love mine! it's just fab!!!
                  Which machine have you got, the cricut?
                  Emma
                  Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
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                  • #10
                    Yes I've got the Cricut and 15 cartridges, another on the way!!!! hehehe love it sooo much. I've also got the sizzix just for embossing now and used to have quickutz.

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                    • #11
                      Wow 15 Catridges, they must have cost you a fortune.
                      Emma
                      Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Samm View Post
                        Yes I've got the Cricut and 15 cartridges, another on the way!!!! hehehe love it sooo much. I've also got the sizzix just for embossing now and used to have quickutz.
                        Do you use them all and which do you use the most?
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                        for all your cardmaking and scrapbooking needs!!
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                        • #13
                          Yes I tend to use them all, even just for a little thing sometimes. My favourites are Base camp for all those lovely letters, Zooballoo for the cute animals and Beyond Birthdays for the useful card sayings. The ones I wanted most originally are the ones I use least, Animal kingdom and tags, bags boxes.

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                          • #14
                            I use the one you get with the machine more than anyother, i seem to be able to find a use for the shapes in almost everything!!!
                            www.craftyaddicts.co.uk
                            for all your cardmaking and scrapbooking needs!!
                            www.craftyaddict.wordpress.com
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                            My personal blog
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                            • #15
                              I've created my first blog header with it today! it was fun!!! I must say I'm pretty much Cricut crazy!

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