Cricut Machine Basics

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The Cricut machine is causing a revolution in paper crafting. It is easily portable and works without being hooked to a computer so you just pick it up by the convenient carrying handle and go. But don't let the convenience fool you, this machine is no toy. It is capable of creating an endless assortment of shapes, letters, and phrases - anything you can imagine. There are no limits!

The scrapbooking community is crazy about the Cricut. It has been a star at thousands of "crops" nationwide. The reviews this machine gets from happy customers are impressive: "Beats the competition hands down"; "I'm glad I purchased the Cricut and my whole family is enjoying it"; "Teacher's Best Friend!"; and "The Cricut is wonderful - a great tool to have" are just a few of the stunning reviews from Amazon buyers.

The Cricut machine can make cuts from 1" - 5.5" high and up to 11.5" long. There are numerous cartridges available to expand the cutting options and pressure dials that allow the use of different types of paper.

If you want to go bigger, the latest addition to the Cricut cutting system is the Cricut Expression 24" Personal Electronic Cutter. It has two new cutting mats which measure 12" x 24" and 12" x 12", which allows to cut characters from 0.25" up to an impressive 23.5"

Six new modes along with quite a few new functions offer better customization of cuts, and new settings permit different units of languages and measurements. The Cricut Expression also has an LCD screen that displays exactly what you are typing for the next cut. This big machine is packed with features that make it great for the classroom or home business.

Last but certainly not least is the Cricut Create which combines the portability of the original Cricut machine with the functionality of the Cricut Expression machine. The Cricut Create machine is smaller like the original Cricut machine, but allows cuts from 0.25" up to 11.5" on a 6" x 12" cutting mat and packs in all the features of the Cricut Expression like an eight-way directional blade, Portrait mode (to cut taller images), Fit to Page mode (to cut the largest cut possible), Auto Fill mode (to mass produce cuts), Center Point function, and Flip function. It also has an improved display screen and sleek design.

Cricut also carries everything you need to complete your projects: cartridges that contain complete alphabet and shape sets, cutting mats, cutting blades, paper-shaping tools, and a storage tote.

So what are you waiting for? Get a Cricut and get creative!

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This article was written by Stacey Ellis. Come take a look at her favorite Cricut machine store for more information and best prices!

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This article was published on 2010/04/02