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Old 04-21-2010, 06:53
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Default Which Cricut?

Im looking into getting a Cricut machine but I am not sure which one I need. I would mainly like to cut letters and appliques out of paper and fabric. Which machine would do this best? I saw that they have the expression, personal and create. Thanks!
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I don't know if you r into cake decorating BUT they are coming out with a new cricut May 1st. Its called cricut cake and looks really cool! It can cut out flowers and decs for cakes AND you can also use it for scrapbooking. I had waited so long to get the expression but saw the cricut cake so I will wait for it to come out. HOpe I didn't make your decision harder!!!!

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:13
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I would get the expression. I have it and love it! I don't cut fabric with it, you can, but I just don't. I use my sizzix big shot to cut fabric and felt. If you get an expression, be sure to purchase Sure-Cuts-Alot or Make-the-Cut(my fav) software because it will save you ton on the carts! HSN has great deals and offers an extended warrenty if you think that you might be hard on it.
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I don't think you can use the cake for scrapbooking... I know you can use the expression for cutting fondant. The mats for the cake are not sticky, so the paper wouldn't stick. The blade housings are different, so you can't use the paper blade in the cake machine. I will have to look into it more. People are returning their circut cakes like crazy on the cricut message board. I think there is a learning curve that non-professionals just are not willing to deal with. Can you tell I spend too much time on two message boards!
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Thanks for the info. I will look more into it. From what I read, you do have to use the mats for the regular cricut if you want to scrap with the cricut cake. But I thought you can the same blade and since it is washable you wouldnt have to worry about the paper contaminating the blade. Can I ask which board you were on? This gives me more to think about.

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I don't think you can use the cake for scrapbooking... I know you can use the expression for cutting fondant. The mats for the cake are not sticky, so the paper wouldn't stick. The blade housings are different, so you can't use the paper blade in the cake machine. I will have to look into it more. People are returning their circut cakes like crazy on the cricut message board. I think there is a learning curve that non-professionals just are not willing to deal with. Can you tell I spend too much time on two message boards!
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:08
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I vote for the expression! Fantastic machine and I want one really badly. I use a friends all the time.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:59
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thanks for the responses, i saw the cake one on HSN but im not really into cake decorating...but i will order the expression from there soon!
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:19
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visit the cricut message board I am on there more then here and just about the same amount of hours I spend at work , I love the expression It really depends on what you are making with it you really can only cut thinner fabric with it no regular felt etc You may want to give it time they are supposedly releasing 100 cartridges this year plus introducing 5 new machines. One is the cricut cake but the other 4 have not been announced yet. Just be prepare it is addicting and can put a strain on the pocketbook if you know what I mean. Also never buy the cartridges full price meaning michaels reg price way to high in terms of the cake cricut you can use the same cartridges but not the same mats the cake blades and mats are only for the cake which is stainless steel the mats are stickey for the regular machine

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Old 04-30-2010, 03:26
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I would love any cricut! I just can't ever seem to save enough...darn ribbons keep pulling me over =)
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I don't know if you r into cake decorating BUT they are coming out with a new cricut May 1st. Its called cricut cake and looks really cool! It can cut out flowers and decs for cakes AND you can also use it for scrapbooking. I had waited so long to get the expression but saw the cricut cake so I will wait for it to come out. HOpe I didn't make your decision harder!!!!

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