SharonK1973 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:00am
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http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=16803&aff=9X6GECBOFPB9

Wow!!!!! Is it a specific model of the cricut you use, or is it the standard one? I am buying that video today, and then a cricut after!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:06am
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I was wondering about that after I saw this at GSA: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=16803

grandmacupcake09 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:14am
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I use the Expressions since it is the large version, but any model cricut will work.

grandmacupcake09 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:18am
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Yes, thats the video I bought! It is a wonderful video, I know you will learn a lot from it.

SharonK1973 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 2:14am
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This is sooo exciting!

miny Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 2:42am
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This is really exciting, so many possibilities, thank you for the tip!

gloria Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 2:58am
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I have a question - you mention gumpaste sheets.
Does this machine cut out a pattern that you place on your gumpaste sheets to get your design?

SharonK1973 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:17am
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I am thinking that maybe you roll out the gumpaste very thin and them put it on the mat and have the cricut cut the pattern out on the gumpaste on the mat????? Just ordered the video....I might not sleep tonight!

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:33am
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I'm going to order the video! Thanks for sharing I have a Cricut time to put it to use for something else now! Thank You!!!!!

audrey0522 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:37am

What do you have to do to your gum paste and the mat to use the cricut? How thin does the gum paste need to be? I would like to try it but can't afford the DVD right now.

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:57am

I just wanted to add I'm not sure if you all have heard but there is a software that you can use with your cricut called (Sure cuts alot) so you dont have to buy so many cartridges......and you can make you own images from what I have researched so how great would something like that be to design so many different fonts and use you cricut and gumpaste (and SAVE MONEY) to decorate a cake!!!

cashley Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:16am

Here is the software for free for anyone wanting it
http://download.cnet.com/Sure-Cuts-A-Lot-for-Windows/3000-2130_4-10803095.html

cavette Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:38am

Thanks i Just downloaded it!!! Going to try it out later!

miny Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 6:27am

Oh boy! I have a savings jar to get my EI printer and now I have to get another one to buy me a cricut! icon_rolleyes.gif

momba5 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 6:45am

could someone explain what a cricut is??

miny Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 8:33am

Cricut is a machine the size of a printer and it's use for cutting paper for scrapbooking projects and the newer model cuts even fabric in million of things and shapes, it has many cartriges from letter fonts to shapes to characters, I mean anything! Maybe if you goggle it you can get a better explanation. HTH icon_wink.gif
Happy 4th!!! usaribbon.gif

umgrzfn Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 8:49am

I just did a download of the link and it seems to be the same as the cricut design studio which I already have. For those of us that can't get the DVD right now, can someone please give us a hint as to how exactly we use the cricut for gumpaste and such!
Thank you!

Tug Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:13pm

I can't afford this now either.....can anyone give us some pointers icon_lol.gif

1234me Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:32pm

I have a wishblade - wonder if it would work? It is basically the same as a cricut but uses the computer! How cool!

PattyT Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by umgrzfn

I just did a download of the link and it seems to be the same as the cricut design studio which I already have. For those of us that can't get the DVD right now, can someone please give us a hint as to how exactly we use the cricut for gumpaste and such!
Thank you!




....I agree...please?

CC-ers help each other with the most complicated topsy cakes, intricate fondant figures, amazing gumpaste flowers.....it can't be THAT complicated can it?

SharonK1973 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 1:33pm

On the website given by the OP, there is a short video on how it works. Go to the "order DVD" page and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There are two videos. The first one shows it.

PattyT Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by SharonK1973

On the website given by the OP, there is a short video on how it works. Go to the "order DVD" page and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There are two videos. The first one shows it.




Not really....I watched it. She runs it through the machine, but doesn't address how thin to roll, how long to let it dry, how to put it on the carrier sheet, and any settings for the blade etc.

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm

I'm still researching what kind of Cricut I want to get and what exactly they can do, etc. but I'm going to jump right in here with a link to another thread that has videos on how the Cricut works and such. (A small contribution, I know...) icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=622593&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

umgrzfn Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:34pm
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I can't afford this now either.....can anyone give us some pointers icon_lol.gif



Obviously it doesn't look like anyone is willing to share the wealth. Ok, I for one am not worried about sharing some insight on what I know and how I gained the knowledge. So Tug, I'm going to put you in my buddy list and if I get the DVD before you do, I will PM you with instructions. How does that sound?

SharonK1973 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:40pm

Well I don't think anyone can share what they don't know. Up until yesterday, I had no clue that these videos even existed! That's why I thought the clip on the website was a wealth of information. Sorry that no one else has the details either. This is probably new to most of us.

Candee Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:43pm

So glad to get some info on this as since I originally asked several months ago! Someone else must have had the same ideas/wonders I did...Great info!

lecrn Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:44pm

I'm thinking about ordering this DVD, but I want to know an estimate of how much everything costs. I know how much the machine will cost, but what else do you have to purchase?
Also, can you use JoAnn/Micheal's coupon to purchase the Cricut? Where's the cheapest place to get it?
Thx!

PattyT Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by lecrn

Also, can you use JoAnn/Micheal's coupon to purchase the Cricut? Thx!




I can't answer your other questions, but have always noticed that Cricut products were always exclued from the % off coupons.

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 5:29pm

Ladies it's a holiday weekend. Most people are enjoying their time off with family and friends. That doesn't necessarily mean they're holding out on you. I've seen plenty of times where answers don't come for a week or more when a question gets revived. It's not uncommon you know. icon_smile.gif

kayla1505 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 5:36pm

i dont think you can use a coupon with a Cricut icon_sad.gif

the system cost like $375. I've been eyeing it for a few months now

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