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DaycareMama
06-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Ok I give. What the heck is it and why does everyone love it? :confused:
I see them every where with these cartridge type thing and I have no clue what they do?

Lucy
06-29-2011, 03:36 PM
They make dye cuts. Great for making your own greeting cards, as well as many other uses.

Blackcat31
06-29-2011, 03:39 PM
http://www.cricut.com/shop/#0/1/0/1/Cricut/

The absolute coolest thing ever invented!! Can you tell I love mine? ;)

It does die-cuts in a whole new way. Great for cards, scrapbookers, bulletin borads, craft projects and wall words as well as a bajillion other things!! I use mine and make wall words for family and friends with the vinyl that peels and sticks over and over again. It's sooooo cool! I am sure there are a bunch of other things it does but those are what I thought of off the top of my head. :)

Check out some of the videos at this link and it will show you all the cool things you can do: http://www.cricut.com/education/video/

Little planet
06-29-2011, 08:53 PM
Hello! I use it to make the projects for my children from school. And also saves a lot of time in the preschool, because my Cricut machine cut anything I want, and different sizes. If I can help you with something, let me know.

Little planet
06-29-2011, 08:57 PM
Sorry about the letter size. I am just learning ..
:o

DaycareMama
06-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Thanks all. I did watch some u tube videos that that helped thanks....do they take special paper or just like a card stock?

Christina72684
06-30-2011, 12:18 PM
card stock works just fine...if you get paper that's too thin it rips easily.

Blackcat31
06-30-2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks all. I did watch some u tube videos that that helped thanks....do they take special paper or just like a card stock?

I use all kinds of different papers. Cardstock, vinyl, regular paper, cardboard (not the corrugated kind though), wrapping paper etc. You just have to set the cutting depth for the specific paper you are using. My sister is pretty good at getting tissue and vellum paper to work nicely.

DaycareMama
06-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Hmmmm I think someone is getting a new toy!! :D

Hopefully it gets used more then that sewing machine I begged for :o

squareone
06-30-2011, 05:19 PM
Will it cut felt?

MG&Lsmom
07-01-2011, 08:17 AM
Has anyone cut fabric with it? I love to quilt but HATE to cut my fabric.

I use mine for all sorts of projects, but mostly I use it for letters and shapes. I even have a cartridge that cuts little gift boxes and bags. So cute! Perfect for gift cards, candy or little party favors.

Blackcat31
07-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Will it cut felt?

Has anyone cut fabric with it? I love to quilt but HATE to cut my fabric.

I use mine for all sorts of projects, but mostly I use it for letters and shapes. I even have a cartridge that cuts little gift boxes and bags. So cute! Perfect for gift cards, candy or little party favors.

There is a forum board on the Cri-cut website and although I have not tried to cut fabric or felt, I found a link where the forum members do address it...hope this helps. :)
http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=3451607&mpage=1&key=&

TBird
07-01-2011, 01:47 PM
OMG, why did I think this was a workout machine at the gym??? Wow ladies...don't mind me!!!:ouch:

Meeko
07-01-2011, 02:27 PM
I remember when they first came out. They are the brainchild of Provo Craft. (I live in the next city over from Provo Utah.) I used to spend hours in Provo Craft buying craft stuff.

Utah women are rabid scrapbookers and crafters and this took off like wildfire across the county, then the state and now the entire country. I have dozens of friends with the thing! I don't own one though!