s/o Cameo thread: if you have a cricut

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Posted 2/5/2013 by myliesmom in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:15:02 PM
If you bought a silhouette and kept your cricut - do you still use it at all?

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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:29:23 PM
I just got my Silhouette 1 week ago and have been busy making all kinds of stuff.
Although the images cut nicer and are easier to piece together because they actually fit I can't imagine selling either of my Cricut E's or my Gypsy.
There will always be an image that I will regret if I were to sell over 80 of them. Although the frustrate the heck out of me compared to the ease of the Silhouette.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:29:23 PM
I just got my Silhouette 1 week ago and have been busy making all kinds of stuff.
Although the images cut nicer and are easier to piece together because they actually fit I can't imagine selling either of my Cricut E's or my Gypsy.
There will always be an image that I will regret if I were to sell over 80 of them. Although the frustrate the heck out of me compared to the ease of the Silhouette.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:41:46 PM
I have an SD and a couple of cricut machines, I really should get rid of my baby bug. Honestly I still use them both, more so the SD now. I've had them running at the same time, was even using a punch while I did that. I'm an equal opportunity tool enthusiast.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:55:28 AM
I havent used my cricut at all. I only have 8 cartridges though. The only thing I have done is look at a couple of the cartridges to see if I could live without them. Some of them are going for a lot of money on ebay, FSOT, and etsy....

I just cant seem to bite the bullet and sell them.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:28:25 AM
I do!

I take my Cricut to crops.



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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:35:42 AM
I use it, too, although not much. I am a preschool teacher and if I need a shape at the very last minute (like in the morning as I am getting ready), I just put in the right cart, choose the shape and the right number and walk away and do something else. To do the on the Cameo would require too much fiddling.

There are also some carts that I have that I really like, although I could probably let the majority of them go. I have less than 20 carts and really only use about 4 or 5.

I also use it if the computer is being occupied with something else and I can't get to the software program to use the Cameo.

I really struggle with the decision to get rid of the Cameo. I don't feel like I "should" have both of the machines for a variety of reasons including space, BUT I know I will regret it the instant I sell my Cricut.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:45:28 AM
I have both a Gazelle (similar to Silhouette Cameo but with more cutting pressure) and a Cricut Expression with Gypsy. I use both machines. If I want to create something unique, make a cutting file of a PDF design shared on the Internet (like Nicole Heady's 3D birdhouse or the watering can found at SCS), then I use my Gazelle. If I want ready made convenience or am at a crop, I use my Cricut.

I also have a Wishblade which is mainly gathering dust. It is not connected to the computer because of space issues. If it weren't a little bit of a hassle to set it up to use, I would use it some of the time, too.

If a machine is kept set up and ready to go, you are more likely to use it. If you stuff it in a closet, you probably won't bother to get it out for using, at least not often.

If I could find space to have all three available, I'd be using them all, even my old Wishblade. I have thousands of designs for it.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:28:39 AM
Nope, tried to sell it cheap on Craig's list, but no takers.
The Cameo just cuts so much nicer. I liked that the Cricut had Disney cartridges, but after seeing the quality of cuts from the Cameo vs. the Expression, I just can't use it anymore. And it wastes so much paper!!!


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