have a cricut, but should i get a silouette

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Posted 12/25/2012 by pcarr in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 12/25/2012 5:56:31 PM

i love my cricut, but i love all the fonts and things that i am seeing on peoples layouts using the silouette, do i need both machines, or should i trade my cricut - just need some advice from the peas


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:10:33 PM
Yes. You'll love the silhouette.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:14:24 PM

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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:55:25 PM
I have both. They are both great machines just different. I have found that I don't like being tied to the computer. So I don't use the silouette quite as much. Hope that helps!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:16:23 PM
I have both and love them both!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 9:00:03 PM
I have both also. My Cricut is the original though, so now I like having the option to do 12x12 option.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 9:38:03 PM
If you are able and willing to spend the time to learn to use it, a Silhouette will give you more capability and versatility.

I have both a Cricut and a computer driven cutter. I use them both, so I suggest you keep the
Cricut and if you can afford the Silhouette, too, then buy the Silhouette if you think it will meet your needs. However, I suggest you download the free Silhouette software to see if you are comfortable with it before you invest in the machine.

I use the Cricut when I need convenience or any to use one of their designs that I've bought. I use my Gazelle (similar to a Cameo in capabilities) when I want to use my computer fonts to make a title or create my own designs.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 10:40:50 PM
Trade that sucker! I got a cameo last Jan and I never used my cricut again. Actually I just sold it. Honestly, I never used once I got the cameo. It is totally amazing and you won't regret it.

I made some pretty awesome vinyl phrase frames for family with it and they were a big hit.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 10:44:53 PM
I have a cricut just sold my sd for the cameo. I'm going to be selling most of my carts that I know I won't be using. And just keeping a select few. So it just really comes down to personal preference.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:10:19 AM
I have both and use both of them. My son and I actually used both on a craft project last night.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:10:20 AM
I have both and use both of them. My son and I actually used both on a craft project last night.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:16:26 AM
I recently sold the majority of my cricut cartridges and I still have 2 machines to get rid of. They had been sitting for a full year after I got my Cameo. It was time to move on.


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