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Old 10-21-2010, 11:38
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My Hubby just bought a chopper.... well you know what tha means... he had to buy me a toy! :-) LOL

So he just bought me a cricut!!! I've wanted one for awhile.

I'm so nervous and excited for it!! Do ya'll have any tips for me? Is it easy to learn?

I really want to do the vinyl lettering to decorate with. Is that hard?

What are some essentials I will need?

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:41
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I love mine! I don't use it all that much, but enough to justify buying it I use it for invitations, scrapbook pages and gift tags/cards.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:46
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Make sure you get the little tool kit. It makes it so much easier to remove your pieces from the cutting mat. And if you want to do vinyl, make sure you get the deep cut blade. Mine came with one. It's the blue one As for tips I suggest joining the forum on the cricut site as well as following some of the blogs dedicated to the cricut. I will warn you though, some can be addictive lol My favorites are Scrappin' Cricut and Paper trail. HTH
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:52
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Thanks soo much!!!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:20
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Can I just say that I"m jealous! I am waiting on DH to spend some more money on his car, so I can get one without having to justify it!
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Can I just say that I"m jealous! I am waiting on DH to spend some more money on his car, so I can get one without having to justify it!
Shop around before you take the plunge. There are some really good prices on bundles out there!
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:09
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Thanks soo much!!!!
One more thing if you want to save $$ on carts, I suggest cricut central. But if you want to do it without buying carts at all, get MTC (make the cut) it allows you to use any font from your computer as well as images Makes it really easy to be fully customizable
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:53
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I got mine off of HSN and got a killer deal and package..I got mine last year and shame on me...lol still haven't used it. I am kinda chicken to try. I love the fact that it cuts felts fabrics. I love the demos but like I said too chicken to to try it. I will get the nerve hopefully before it turns a year old and still in the box.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:13
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It will cut fabric but not felt...
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:24
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I want one of these really bad too. I don't know that I need it, but I want it! What is a good price for one? I've seen them at Walmart for $250. I found this one at overstock.com http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...1/product.html
It says it comes with 2 cartridges. There's a 7% discount code right now, so it would be $254 with shipping. That would still be cheaper than Walmart's by the time I had to pay tax on it.

I am wanting it to cut letters to do personalized bow holders. And maybe be able to cut fabric appliques and vinyl letters. I think it would do all of this, right?

I can't remember either, were these on Walmart's black friday ad last year for around $200? I remember there being some big scrapbooking thing on sale that day.
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