Mar. 27th, 2009

danagryphon: (Fuzzy Mama)
E had a den meeting earlier this week, and the den leader's wife pulled out her Cricut die cutting machine.

Whoa. Way cool.

Now I has to get me one.

I'm interested in the Cricut Create model, which can cut images up to 6" x 12". The newest model is the Expression, which can do 12" x 24", but I don't think I need that much (and it's running about $100 more than the Create). The cheapest price I've found online for the Create is about $150 (retail is about $230), but I'm trying to win one of the plethora of them on eBay. I came close last night with one that went for $98, but got outbid in the last seconds. But there are literally dozens of them up for auction, so hopefully I'll score one for around $100 sooner or later.

Of course, that's only the beginning of the addiction. Then you have to get the cartridges, which have all the shapes to cut with the machine. They retail for $90 each, but again, can be gotten on eBay for between $20-$35. I've identified at least 6 cartridges that I'd like right away.

So this is what I'm spending my birthday money from my family on. (Ok, so that will really only cover the *machine* itself, but what the heck.)

These things are mostly of interest to scrapbookers, but I see so many other crafting possibilities for them, since I don't scrapbook (although it always looked like a cool thing, just a *huge* time sink, which I do not need another of, thank you very much).

danagryphon: (Fuzzy Mama)
E had a den meeting earlier this week, and the den leader's wife pulled out her Cricut die cutting machine.

Whoa. Way cool.

Now I has to get me one.

I'm interested in the Cricut Create model, which can cut images up to 6" x 12". The newest model is the Expression, which can do 12" x 24", but I don't think I need that much (and it's running about $100 more than the Create). The cheapest price I've found online for the Create is about $150 (retail is about $230), but I'm trying to win one of the plethora of them on eBay. I came close last night with one that went for $98, but got outbid in the last seconds. But there are literally dozens of them up for auction, so hopefully I'll score one for around $100 sooner or later.

Of course, that's only the beginning of the addiction. Then you have to get the cartridges, which have all the shapes to cut with the machine. They retail for $90 each, but again, can be gotten on eBay for between $20-$35. I've identified at least 6 cartridges that I'd like right away.

So this is what I'm spending my birthday money from my family on. (Ok, so that will really only cover the *machine* itself, but what the heck.)

These things are mostly of interest to scrapbookers, but I see so many other crafting possibilities for them, since I don't scrapbook (although it always looked like a cool thing, just a *huge* time sink, which I do not need another of, thank you very much).

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