What I didn't realize was that the Cricut is very limiting and you have to buy all the cartridges in order to cut paper. There is no free-draw option and the cartridges are very expensive. You can get them on Amazon and eBay but you have to be very careful that if they are used, that they are not linked to an account already. If they are then you won't be able to link to them but you can still use them with the cartridge in the machine.
|Gift Bags for the Part-y!|
Anyhow, I decided to do some favor bags for the party using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Since I expect more girls to come to the party then boys, I made a heck of a lot of girls. The Bug helped to assemble them and put them on the gift bags. How do you like them?
Please ignore the messy background but my dinning room table is also my craft table and my homework station and my just drop it anywhere station!
|My Paper Lantern|
So what is my verdict on my Cricut purchase? Not sure if it was a good choice if I had done my research but since the machine was basically free because I used my points and I was able to buy quite a few cartridges for less then $10, overall I think it was an okay purchase. I would give it a B- or a C+.
By the way, this was not a paid opinion nor did anyone force me at gunpoint to write this post. I just thought I would give my two-cents on it and let you know some pros and cons.