Review- Cricut Expressions

In case you don’t already know, the Cricut is a home die-cutting machine. I have really wanted one of these for a while now, but my boyfriend always said no. He was right, we really couldn’t justify the cost. But, since we got engaged and are planning many DIY projects for the wedding, he finally agreed that it would be worth it.

I strongly recommend actually reading the instructions before trying to play with the machine. This will save you some headaches and frustration. There is also a bit of a learning curve here. It will take some time and experimenting before you can gauge the speed and pressure settings for each type of paper.

Basically what you do is load a design cartridge into the machine. Then place the paper onto the cricut mat and load into the machine. Select a design with the keypad, and press cut. The machine will then do the rest!

Pros:

Can cut a variety of paper thicknesses.

Can cut intricate designs.

You can adjust the size, speed and pressure of the cuts easily.

Much easier than cutting by hand!

Cons:

The machine is pricey.

You must buy separate design cartridges- also pricey.

Takes some practice to get the hang of using it.

Need to buy replacement blades and cutting mats.

Overall, I am pleased with my purchase. I wish the cartridges were not so expensive.  However, I do believe this will save us time and money with our wedding projects to come.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. thedomesticdiva
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 00:00:46

    I don’t buy the cartidges anymore. Instead, I bought the SCAL software (Sure Cuts A Lot). Google it. Best purchase since the Cricut!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

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