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I've been wanting one for the past three years and can't decide on a silhouette or a cricut. Most of my friends that have one use a silhouette and love it. Which one are you thinking about getting?

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It is a die cutting machine that works much like a printer. It’s easier to ask what it cannot do than what it can do with a little imagination.

 

I use it for just about anything from making custom paper cut outs for packaging to stencils to signage to t shirts/sweatshirts/tote bags to anything else.

 

Packaging

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3-d birthday card

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Fun occasion card/signs

 

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custom logo mold 

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t-shirts

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this set of signs uses outdoor vinyl which is good for 6 years or more. 1FEAD56D-413A-43B0-8750-440A2CB00497.jpeg

 

 

 

Below is a wooden sign using outdoor weatherproof vinyl for a display. The “junk” part became a reusable stencil for more signs. 

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I cut vinyl with it for t-shirts, retail packaging, wood signs, screen printing and such. 

 

Screen print stencil

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The software that came with it th it allowed me to manipulate images easily to use in photoshop -which made the new logo for this forum. 

 

 

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They are really so much fun.  Mine broke but I asked Santa for a new one.  Look on Pinterest, so many ideas your head will spin!

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This is so weird!  I have a Cricut and for the life of me, I just could not get the hang of it.   It is an Explore One and I just put it on Ebay this morning!  And then I come here and see all the stuff TT does with her machine and I'm like....whaatt!  

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I want one of these, but we have a full size vinyl plotter so it's hard to justify.  I'd love to do balsa wood.  Maybe Santa will bring me one.

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4 hours ago, bfroberts said:

I want one of these, but we have a full size vinyl plotter so it's hard to justify.  I'd love to do balsa wood.  Maybe Santa will bring me one.

What is balsa wood?

 

23 hours ago, Belinda said:

I've been wanting one for the past three years and can't decide on a silhouette or a cricut. Most of my friends that have one use a silhouette and love it. Which one are you thinking about getting?

Well, my hubby bought something that is like the these except it was a whole lot more expensive. I think it can even cut tin. As well as Mylar and vinyl. I have no clue how to work it at all. It’s a commercial kind. I think it should probably be able to do the things TT showed also which is really neat. Thanks so much for sharing your pics! It was very helpful! 

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You can buy different blades for this one. The deep cut blade I just picked up will cut balsa and cork.  Pretty sure there are settings for others. Won’t try tin, though, as I bet it will dull that teensy blade fast. 

 

Having a daughter in middle school gives loads of opportunities to play with it. I think I like it too much. 

 

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I work at a school and there are a couple of people that have these and make spirit shirts and sell them. I want one SO bad but I know I won't even try to attempt to learn how to use it until school's out. But I think Santa might have to bring me one LOL! AND a heat press of course!

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4 hours ago, Belinda said:

I work at a school and there are a couple of people that have these and make spirit shirts and sell them. I want one SO bad but I know I won't even try to attempt to learn how to use it until school's out. But I think Santa might have to bring me one LOL! AND a heat press of course!

YOUR SO CUTE!!!!! ;) 

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I got a Cricut Explore 2 last year on Thanksgiving evening at Michael's.  I've not used it myself but my daughter uses mine and hers all the time.  She's made signage for me, t-shirts, iron on monograms for small burlap bags for wedding favors (soap inside), party picks & banners.   I just don't have the time or patience to learn to use it myself.  But they both get a lot of use. 

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My husband got me the Cricut Maker for my birthday this year and I LOVE IT!!!! I don't think there is anything it can't do LOL

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Has anyone used a circuit and a silhouette to compare? Most of my friends have silhouettes so I was thinking I'd go with that one.

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Brother has one too... a fellow potter uses it. Looks like a rugged machine. 

 

 

I love the software with Silhoutette. It works well with photoshop to solve weird graphic problems. Never used Cricut to compare.  

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Santa brought me a silhouette for Christmas! I don't know when I'll have time to learn to use it though, hopefully this summer. I'm excited to learn all the neat things that can be done with one of these machines. I hope this one is user friendly because I am NOT tech savvy at all! LOL!

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