Jenn2179 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:42pm
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Ok so I bought the cricut yesterday and used it with gumpaste today and it worked. I rolled the gumpaste to a 9 on my pasta machine. Now I wish I had more than one cartridge. Here's a picture of my testing today.
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lejess Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:30pm
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Wait a minute, did I read your post right? You used gumpaste IN your Cricut? Or did you cut from paper and then use it as a template to hand cut?

I have a cricut and I've been thinking about cutting templates from paper.
Genius idea!

Oh, and BTW, check out hallmarkscrapbook.com for deals on cartridges. Or Michaels & Joanns has excellent deals on Black Friday....if you can wait that long! icon_lol.gif

SJ169 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:44pm
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Ooo What a great idea!

G_Cakes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:58pm
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OK now I am excited cause I always wanted a cricut and now I can completely justify getting one to my DH...Woo Hoo!

tigersluv Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:59pm
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Did you let it dry out some before you cut? I would think if you let it dry too long it would crack and not enough it would tear, am I right? Also, what speed and blade depth did you use?

tyty Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:06pm
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Makes me want to buy one. Then I would need a pasta roller too.

kimebarnes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:20pm
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omg my two addictions combined into one, scrapping and cake, i was going to get a cricut for christmas but if i learn this i may just have to get one before. check our ohmycrafts dot com for great deal on the cartidges. please let me know how to do this

ninatat Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:28pm
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wow are they expensive i was looking on e-bay and at the bottom it say's as seen on tv, it's cricut.com can you check this out and see if it's any gook thanks oh and what are the cartridges for it's called circut expressions

ninatat Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:31pm
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oh it called cricut expressions,

bellsnbows Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:33pm

OMG I am so excited! I have been wanting so badly to try this, but have been too chicken to put anything into my Cricut! I am about to do it right now! I would love to know what blade depth, speed, and pressure you used. Also, Hobby Lobby has the cartridges on sale this week 2/$90.

Kiddiekakes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:40pm

Blade depth 4....pressure 1...speed 4 as was posted in another thread icon_smile.gif

bellsnbows Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:15pm

Thanks! Sorry I missed that thread! I will go search for it!

ninatat Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:32pm

michaels has a 50% off coupon this week

ninatat Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:34pm

Hi all has anyone checked out that site for me to see if the cricut is the right kind and worth it,

Kiddiekakes Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:42pm

I believe the Michael's coupon is not valid for Cricut products....Bummer...

ninatat Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:40pm

hmmmmmm wonder why

tracie42 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:41pm

I'm so excited. My husband is taking me to get mine today icon_biggrin.gif .Cant wait to try it.

rezzygirl Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:45pm

I wonder if it can be used with fondant also?

countrycakes Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:55pm

thumbs_up.gif Isn't the Cricut GREAT?!

Just a heads up........I do believe that I have heard thru the grapevine,at Michael's next week... that the 'baby bug', the small Cricut machine will be on sale for $99 next week.....and the cartridges will be on sale for $44.99.....good prices.

You can not use the coupons on the Cricut products...sorry, it's a bummer! thumbsdown.gif These are good prices though....and also check online.....there are better prices out there other than just at Michael's. icon_wink.gif

Hope this helps someone! icon_biggrin.gif

cakesbyshell Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 10:47pm

someone said in another post that the cricut tears the fondant so better stick with gumpaste.

Danielle1218 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:01pm

My friend got a Cricut Expression on eBay for $220. I know that they are $399.00 @ Michaels and they NEVER go on sale. The other Cricuts do about 3 times a year, but I don't know why the Expression never does.

At Wal-Mart the Cricut Expressin is $290.

I have been looking at them on eBay, but it is really hard to get one....I have been trying on and off for about a year. But my friend did tell me that when she won hers on eBay...she had to bid around 3:30 in the morning just to get it.

And how thin is a 9 on a pasta machine???

cjshoemake Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:14pm

ok, so what is the difference b/w the Cricut Expression and the rest of the Cricut machinces?

can you use 50/50 fondant/gumpaste or just straight gumpaste?

the baby cricut that was mentioned above... would that work as well?

lejess Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:30pm

I posted this message on another thread about Cricuts. Might help with some of the posts wondering about the Cricut machines. You can also read about the differences on the Cricut website. icon_biggrin.gif

"I'll give you a tip! Im a scrapbooker and purchased a Cricut about a year ago. I went with the Create, for a few reasons.
First and foremost the price difference between the Create, Original and Expression. The Expression is significantly more expensive.
If you dont think you'll cut giant shapes, then go with the Create.
The Create is smaller, can be moved around easier. The Expression was designed to be more stationary.
The Create has more functionality than the Original.
I figure it like this, start with the Create. If your needs change, and you want to cut bigger shapes you can always upgrade to the Expression. Then you still have your Create which you can take with you to crops and use for smaller projects.
its totally worth the investment.
Also, I totally recommend buying the Storybook cartridge. Did you go to the at deseretdesigns.com site? Did you see the brown cake with the ABS monogram? Thats the Storybook cartridge. The whole design is.
If you scrap and do cakes, its the most versatile!
Oh and if you're still nervous about buying a Cricut, check out hallmarkscrapbook.com or scrapbook.com, I believe both sites sell refurbished machines for cheap. Might only be the original, but still worth looking into. try craigslist too."

cjshoemake Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:43pm

I just won!!! I just won!!!! I just won!!!!

I won a Cricut Expressions on Ebay for $192.50 and FREE SHIPPING!!

woo hoooooo!!


uh oh.... I just won!! Husband is gonna kill me!!! I just spent $192.50!!! I think it may be too big to hide, ya think icon_smile.gif

ptanyer Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by Danielle1218

My friend got a Cricut Expression on eBay for $220. I know that they are $399.00 @ Michaels and they NEVER go on sale. The other Cricuts do about 3 times a year, but I don't know why the Expression never does.

At Wal-Mart the Cricut Expressin is $290.

I have been looking at them on eBay, but it is really hard to get one....I have been trying on and off for about a year. But my friend did tell me that when she won hers on eBay...she had to bid around 3:30 in the morning just to get it.

And how thin is a 9 on a pasta machine???





Michael's does sometimes have the Expression on sale. I bought mine after Christmas for $299, and got the tool kit free as well. No one ever lets you use a coupon on Cricut merchandise.

Yes the cartridges are expensive, but as has been mentioned the Story Book is a great one to have.

You might also think of getting the Design Studio for the Cricut. Check out the website (Cricut.com) to check it out. They even have a trial version you can download and play with it to see what you can do.

I also invested in Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) (bought it on Ebay for $60, free USB cable and free website downloads and free shipping - absolutely couldn't beat it. The site for the SCAL is http://www.craftedge.com/index.html. This lets you connect your computer to the Cricut and you can cut out anything you want, without having to have a specific cartridge. Think of the money you can save in the long run! Worth spending a little time to check all this out.

HTH's icon_smile.gif

Edited to add: On Ebay, check out the offers by Memory Lane Inn when searching for Sure Cuts A Lot. They have great prices and packages. That's who I purchased from.

cjshoemake Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 12:47am

ptanyer- I have a questions about the SCAL system that you bought. I was Ebay looking at all the ones for sale. I saw the ones you were talking about from the same seller you purchased yours from. My question is- what exactly does it do? I know it is some kind of software for your computer that works with the cricut machine. Can you create any image /font on your computer and then send it to the cricut to cut it out?? Say images from print shop or something similiar. I just bought the expression on Ebay for only $192.

thanks for your help

ptanyer Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 1:58am
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Originally Posted by cjshoemake

ptanyer- I have a questions about the SCAL system that you bought. I was Ebay looking at all the ones for sale. I saw the ones you were talking about from the same seller you purchased yours from. My question is- what exactly does it do? I know it is some kind of software for your computer that works with the cricut machine. Can you create any image /font on your computer and then send it to the cricut to cut it out?? Say images from print shop or something similiar. I just bought the expression on Ebay for only $192.

thanks for your help




That's my understanding. Go to the website http://www.craftedge.com/index.html and read through the forums. There is a lot of info and questions that might help. I just bought SCAL last weekend and it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't answer any specific questions about it per se. But from what I have read, it's a great product. There are also two free software programs that will be a big help as well: Inkscape and SVG Factory. They are available on the web, just google their names and go to the links and download. They will go hand in hand with SCAL.

umgrzfn Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 2:10am
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Originally Posted by ninatat

michaels has a 50% off coupon this week



FYI ladies and gents...you cannot use any coupons for the cricut and/or cartridges. Because they say that they "sell them at a discount price already", there aren't any coupons that can be used. Sorry!! But, you can sometimes find them at a better price on ebay. I bought mine off line and got a pretty good deal. I wouldn't buy it "used" if you plan on searching ebay though! I am on vacation, but am planning on trying it out when I get home!!! I also know that if you use a deep housing blade it may work better because there is more space between the blade and the gumpaste. You want to roll it as thin as what you would to make roses. If you need to know anything else, I will do my best to help out! Just PM me! :O)

Rylan Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 2:21am

Yes, if you read your coupon, it will say that you cannot use it on Cricut.

ptanyer Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 2:32am

cjshoemake: here is a list of features for the SCAL program:

"Features:
Works with the Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create MachinesTM
Works with your installed True Type fonts
Works with thousands of free True Type fonts
Works with hundreds of free True Type Dingbat fonts
Import SVG files to allow you to use your own custom artwork
Weld overlapping letters and shapes together
Select styles, including Shadow and Blackout, to change the look of your letters and shapes
No special cartridges required
Cut additional shapes from the "Sure Cuts A Lot" Library.
WYSIWYG Interface - What you see is what you cut
Availble for Windows and Macintosh OSX
Save your design layouts, so you can save your work to allow you to make changes over time
All 1.x updates are free "

Opens us a whole new world of possibilities. I can't wait on my DVD to come to show me how to do this and get my software and start playing!!!

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