Big Lots Has Cricut Create(Tm) On Sale For $99.

Decorating By SHADDI Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 10:45pm by AngelaM

SHADDI Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 1:16am
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Just wanted to share with you all the sale Ad I just got today From Big Lots. It's a 2 Day Sale This Weekend Only...

Here's the Link:
http://ads.biglots.com/customer_Frame.jsp?drpStoreID=432&pageNumber=0&showFlash=true&isMember=1

Does Any one here have this type of Cricut and how does it work for you...

Thanks

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CakeDiosa Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:17am
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I don't have one yet but am growing more interested. I went into my cake store yesterday and the owner had one. She said to hold off buying one because Cricut will be coming out with a machine specifically for cake decorators. I guess they got the message.

Sorry, that's all the info I have on it. I don't know how reliable it is but that's what she told me.

BlakesCakes Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:03am
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Originally Posted by CakeDiosa

Cricut will be coming out with a machine specifically for cake decorators. I guess they got the message.




Yep. Due out in April. $400

Rae

lardbutt Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:25pm
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I would really like to know if anyone uses this one as well! Thanks for the heads up!

ElectricCook Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:08pm
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I have this one. I use it for scrapbooking. It is small and can sit on the table beside you while you are scrapbooking. $99 is a good price and the cartridges at $30 is a steal if you don't get them off the internet. I love mine, but I only use it for scrapbooking.

The Cricut Expression can start @ $300 sometimes with or without cartridges.

HTH

AngelaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:24pm
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I have the Cricut Create and think it's great. I didn't want the Expression because I wanted something that didn't take up a lot of space.

mullett Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:25pm
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Wouldn't it be nice if Cricut came up with a cartridge that would cut mini, regular, large and jumbo cupcake wrappers icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif in lots of styles. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

nicoles0419 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm
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what exactly is a cricut? I see people use them all the time, how does it help with cakes?

Sugarbutter Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:29pm
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I believe the ad is for the cartridges.

Be careful of the machine you purchase. The Expressions is more sophistocated and can be hooked up to a computer. The personal is the first one made which is more limited. Also, you might pay more for individual accessories than those in a bundle with your machine.

I have friends who love it and so do their children. But remember, if you use your machine for scrapping you should not use it for food, as it is not food safe. Scarpping leaves some residue.

AngelaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:33pm
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You can hook up the Create to your computer. That's the only way I use it.

ElectricCook Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by nicoles0419

what exactly is a cricut? I see people use them all the time, how does it help with cakes?




Here is the link for Cricut

http://www.cricut.com/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

lardbutt Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by AngelaM

You can hook up the Create to your computer. That's the only way I use it.



So, do you have cartridges? I've heard of using SCAL, but I have no idea what that is. I would love to know how you use it hooked up to the computer.
Thanks!

mamawrobin Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:46pm
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Originally Posted by lardbutt

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelaM

You can hook up the Create to your computer. That's the only way I use it.


So, do you have cartridges? I've heard of using SCAL, but I have no idea what that is. I would love to know how you use it hooked up to the computer.
Thanks!




me too icon_lol.gif

AngelaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:09pm
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I use Make The Cut software. It's similar to SCAL but I thought it was more user friendly. Google it to visit their website for full info. Once you have that software all you need is a USB cable to connect the Cricut to your PC.

TheCakerator Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 9:42pm
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so are you saying if you bought this cricut, and that software, Make The Cut software, you can print out stuff like happy birthday and whatever else from your computer into the cricut machine, and it would print out onto gumpaste or fondant?

AngelaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 10:45pm
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Yep! Check out this thread. It'll tell you everything you want to know and more about caking with the Cricut.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-639855-.html

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