Loc: in God's County...Texas of course
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|Posted: 5/2/2013 6:49:23 PM|
No, but I have a Gazelle, which uses very similar software. I have heard that the Pazzles machine is a good one (but I love my Gazelle)!
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|Posted: 5/4/2013 9:24:10 AM|To begin with, let me say that in the past I've owned a Craft Robo (like a Silhouette) and my friends have Cricuts which I have used a lot (I would HATE to buy the cartridges for it. They are expensive and very limiting in their designs).
I have a Pazzles and I love, love, LOVE it!! It is such a powerful machine, it is unreal. It cuts all true-type fonts from your computer, and they have a craft room which has a library with thousands of images that you can use to build your own collection. Their craft room membership includes this and many other features including instructional videos, and is $19.95 a month. Now, they have a special which lets you buy the machine for $99.99 and then sign up for craft room membership for two years (which I get anyway, and will not stop subscribing for the foreseeable future). This puts the purchase price of the machine at the end of the two years at less than retail. The details are here:
Pazzles for $99
Their forums, however, are free to anyone to use. The community there is super helpful and friendly - more so than any other forums I've ever seen. You'd love it there. Even if you are only thinking of buying one, go and check out their forums:
While you are there, look around at the other features of their awesome website.
I wouldn't take anything for my Pazzles machine. It' like my right hand when I'm scrapbooking and cardmaking (it has a pen tool that I use frequently to make cards). It also has an embossing and engraving tool, a fabric cutting mat, a rhinestone mat/kit, and even a pastry cutting kit. It cuts chipboard, which was a huge selling point for me. I can cut my chipboard letters, then cut the patterned paper or cardstock letters to go over them all from the same design on my screen. It is a super versatile machine, and you can make all of your own designs for it right in the software after you learn it. Boxes, envelopes....the possibilities are just endless.
If you have any more questions about it, feel free to send me a message and I'll be more than happy to answer it.
Loc: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 5/4/2013 9:26:50 AM|
Will the cutting device work separate from the computer?
(Same philosophy of the question I posed yesterday.)
Will the machine work with an iPad?
|Posted: 5/4/2013 10:11:09 AM|
You have to have a computer to use the Pazzles machine. Macs or Windows work. I do not know about Ipads, but I don't think it works with them.