Create Beautiful Holiday Decor with a Cricut Expression 2

by Guest Contributor

I like to pretend that I’m a crafter. Before I had kids, I actually made my own soaps for a long time because it was fun. I did a lot of rubber stamping, and I made my own cards – especially Christmas cards. Once I had kids, however, my time and energy decreased greatly. Though I liked to pretend that I was still crafty, I really wasn’t until I received a Cricut Expression for Christmas a couple years ago. Quickly, I was able to create fun cutouts for everything from making cards to special touches for teacher gifts to creative gift tags. I rocked.

Now there’s a Cricut Expression 2, and I have to say it’s even better. With the original Expression, you had to insert a given cartridge, then put a flexible rubber like overlay on the keyboard to know what each button meant in order to choose what design you wanted. The Cricut Expression 2 has simplified this by no longer requiring those overlays – meaning I don’t have to constantly search for where I put them – and instead using a touchpad full color screen for the menu.

 

 

Pros

The touch screen menu fortunately doesn’t require a special stylus, so my finger works just fine which also means I don’t have to worry about losing something else. It’s really easy to flip between any cartridges you have inserted or the two that come preloaded in the Cricut Expression 2 to choose which image you want to use. This is a huge advantage because when you create images from both the preloaded cartridges and a cartridge you insert, you can choose images from both those sources and cut rather than having to start over again with each new cartridge. You can also rotate images so that they fit better on the page and preview your paper cuts prior to actually cutting them so that you can again move images around to better utilize your space. I love these features because I detest waste, especially when I’m using an expensive paper. There is also a paper saver mode you can use that will do maximize your cuts on a paper.

 

While the images appear small and sometimes hard to see when showing up in the gallery of images, you can zoom in on any image to ensure it’s the one you want prior to adding it to your items to be cut. You can also copy images, making it easy to do repeats, as I did when making the thank you cards for Mister Man’s Boy Scout wreath sales.

While I’ve so far only used this for smaller sized projects, I love that the Expression 2 offers not just the 12×12 mat but also the option (not included) to use a 12×24 mat for much larger projects. I can see the wee ones using these for school projects and me for posters going forward. The Expression 2 also has a feature where you can cut a character on a center point, meaning I can cut around already created images for some special effects. There is also a multi-cut function which cuts the same image in the same space more than once so that you can cut even thicker materials, such as thin chip board. You can also adjust the speed of the cutting so that more delicate and intricate cuts are cut more slowly, leading to less ripping of paper which has always been a frustration for me with my original Expression.

 Cons

The one big change that continues to throw me is that the blade starts in the top let corner of the page with the Expression 2, where I’m used to it being on the top right side of the page. This is more of a habit change for me, but one thing I truly miss from my old Expression was the ease with which I could adjust the blade position. There were times when I’d make a cut and check it then reload the paper to cut more. It was easy for me to use a navigational arrow to move the blade where I needed it to be. Now to adjust the blade, I need to go into the start menu and use the Increase and Decrease buttons. It isn’t as intuitive, and I’m still struggling with this to some degree. Another feature that was highly touted as a benefit of the Expression 2 was the light on the cutting area so that you could see what was being cut. I’ve never had a problem with this in the past and really haven’t noticed it as a benefit.

The Expression 2 also has a slot in the back for future wi-fi functionality, though this hasn’t been introduced yet and I have no idea how it will work. I haven’t quite decided if I wish this weren’t there at all and the price were reduced or if I wish they’d held off on releasing it until they perfected whatever wi-fi technology they much be playing with or if I’m ok with it as is.

Giveaway Time!

Provocraft is providing one lucky winner here a chance to win their very own Cricut Expression 2. To enter, just leave a comment telling us what neat little craft you would make.

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2011. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Monday, December 5th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

 

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a Cricut Expression 2 for review purposes. I was compensated for writing this post, but all opinions remain my own.

Written by 5Mnutes4Mom contributor Michelle who has dreams of being far more crafty than she really is. She’s only mildly disappointed that many of her excuses have just vanished thanks to the Critcut Expression 2. While she procrastinates in making teacher gifts, you can find her at her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter as @HonestAndTruly.

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1 kate heckman November 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

I have made napkin holder..with little turkeys on then
also snowmen, and for graduation ..lots of fun. Went to store to pick up holiday plates. But didn’t have enough. So come home and made these ..every one love them. So have been making for all special occasions.

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2 Liz November 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

I would use it with my 3 daughters who love to craft.

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3 Jen November 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

I would make banners & party stuff.

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4 Laura Royal November 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

I would make crafts with some family photos…very cute

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5 Courtney November 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

I’d make cards and scrapbook pages.

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6 Jana November 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

I would use it for my classroom bulletin boards and posters! Lots and lots of things to be done!

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7 jinii Boren November 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

I would love to make some vinyl for my kids rooms.

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8 Carole M November 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

I would use it for applique projects with my quilting.

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9 Leanne M November 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I would love it to make birthday cards and crafts for my kids

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10 Katie November 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’d love to use it with all my scrapbook projects.

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11 Lachelle November 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I would use it for more art projects with my kids!

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12 ivy t November 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I would love to win this and make holiday cards and fun crafts with the kids!

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13 tennille November 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

my friend makes the greatest b day party decorations with hers!

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14 Darla November 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I would use it to make cards and home decor projects!

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15 Terri November 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I would love to do some cut outs and lettering to decorate my daughters’ room.

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16 June November 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I would use this to make things for photo albums & scrap- booking also.

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17 Natalia November 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I’d make cards and party invitations

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18 John November 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

For pictures and photos

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19 Isabelle November 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I’d like to use it for scrapbooking.

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20 Brenda Ssmith November 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I would do scrapbooking

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21 Amber November 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I would use it for home decor projects…particularly word art! Maybe for scrapbooking too!

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22 Tracy S November 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I would use this to make homemade cards that I like to make, but seldom have the time for!

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23 Jessica November 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I would love to use this to bring the family closer:)

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24 Jill November 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I would use it to make cards for my son to send while his dad is away from us for work training.

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25 Naomi November 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I would like to make a pillow or tote bag for my daughter.

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26 Carol Hatcher November 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I’d make cards and party decorations! :)

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27 Christine Jensen November 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I would use it for Vinyl lettering on my walls

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28 Jenn November 27, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I’d use it for scrapbooking, school crafts, sunday school crafts and I’m sure I’d find even more places to use it too :)

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29 JaimeB November 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Oh man, I would LOVE to win this one! I have all kinds of homeschool-related activities i could use this for. How fun!

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30 Angel S. November 28, 2011 at 12:42 am

I would use it to help make cards. So many great ideas~

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31 Susan P. November 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

I would use this to make cards.

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32 Erika November 28, 2011 at 7:14 am

I’d love to make some fun crafts for my daughter’s room.

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33 Serendipity is Sweet
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November 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time but have never owned a Cricut. I’d use it with my kids for all sorts of homeschool projects and crafts for holidays. I love the pillows and I know we’d make ornaments with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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34 Angela E. November 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

Such a wonderful gift this will make for anyone who loves to make photo albums.

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35 Kathy Stevenson November 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

I would make initial tshirts for my daughters!

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36 mindy November 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

I would use it to make myself appear far craftier than I actually am. Seriously, I need technology.

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37 Gretchen November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

I’ve been borrowing one from my friend for months…I’d LOVE to have one of my own!! Next on my crafting list is a Christmas Banner for our mantle :)

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38 Melanie H. November 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

I’d make cute Thank You Cards.

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39 Andie November 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

I would make cards. I am always forgetting to buy the right one in time for the event. This would solve that problem forever! :)

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40 Liat November 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

I would make some items for my scrapbook or little “decals” to dress up clothes.

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41 Wendy O. November 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

I would love to make personalized gift tags for Christmas presents! We have to ship a lot of our presents, and bows don’t hold up in shipping. Doing decorative tags for everyone would make the gifts look nicer than one of those cheap sticker “To: From:” labels I normally use. :)

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42 hminnesota November 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

I would make Xmas cards.

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43 Geri C. November 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

I would use it to create cards and home decor!! Great giveaway!!

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44 Kristle November 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

What neat little craft WOULDN’T I make with this? I have project lined up from simple cards to pillowcases for my couch and bed and I could go on and on! I would LOVE to win this!

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45 Kara November 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I would love this for applique fabric pieces when I sew.

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46 Carols119 November 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I would make scrapbook pages and books. I would also make cards for holidays. Thanks!!!

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47 amy aka Ms Paperlicious November 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I have wanted one of these forever. I would make cute die-cut invites and catch up on my scrapbooking (all 6 years of it. doh).

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48 Jingle November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I would use it to create more cards! I love paper crafting!!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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49 Jenna Caslin November 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Since I have had 2 children, and work 3 jobs, I don’t have long periods of time to sit and craft anymore! This is something that I have been wanting to get for a while (before the 2 came out!) it would really help me make items quickly! And make my me time feel more productive!

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50 Some Lucky Dog November 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I would make snowflake cutouts to hang in my windows!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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51 Bree November 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

There are so many uses for it…from fabric to wall art & gifts, cards, or home decor. Everyone I know would get gifts from my cricut.

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52 Jennifer Thomas November 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

WOw.. one craft? I would do some vinyl wall art to start.. I have been wanting a Cricut for forever.. Hubby told me to get one last year.. but I put it off to get things for the kids.. Now he is in school FT and was laid off from his PT job.. so no cricut UNLESS I win!! ;)

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53 Allison Redd November 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I’d start by making birthday banners for my boys’ parties coming up soon!

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54 Jill L November 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Where would I even begin!!! I know I would be making lots of cards, but I can see me doing lots of crafts with this. Vinyl lettering??? My creative juices are just bubbling!!!

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55 Beth November 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

It could feed my minor scrapbooking obsession.

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56 Melissa P. November 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I would make Christmas ornaments for the entire family
Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

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57 Dee November 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I want of these so bad for my scrapbooking.

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58 Montse Greenawalt November 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I love to make my own cards and this little gadget will do just right

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59 Tanya November 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I would create seasonal wall hangings by appliquéing designs created with the Cricut Expression 2.

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60 Trista November 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

oh my! so many crafts – first off I would do a lot of xmas decorations on the gifts – embellishments :) always too pretty to open makes them take extra notice!

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61 sean morris November 29, 2011 at 12:45 am

give it to my wife so she can make fun stuff for the kids!

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62 Anna Yates November 29, 2011 at 1:33 am

I would use it to start making cards again. I love making stamped cards and this could add that extra dimension. This could also help me with some extra income if I could sell some cards at local shops.

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63 Terra Heck November 29, 2011 at 2:26 am

I’d love to make vinyl wall lettering and handmade holiday cards with it. Thanks.

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64 cathy November 29, 2011 at 3:46 am

great giveaway- thanks! i would definitely use this to make gift cards

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65 Karla November 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

I would use it to make cards and for my young son’s school projects. Thanks!

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66 Anne November 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

I’d make vinyl decals for my kid’s bedroom.

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67 Daiva Baum November 29, 2011 at 6:54 am

I would do some wall art to decorate my kids’ room

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68 Barbara Platt November 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

I have so many memory books to make

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69 Susan Woods November 29, 2011 at 7:03 am

I have wanted one of these for so long. I would do some wall art and some card making and so much more.

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70 Lonna November 29, 2011 at 7:03 am

My gosh, between Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, School, scrapbooking, parties and holidays I could use this nearly everyday! I have wanted one for a LONG time, but there are always other priorities for the money. I can only hope I win this one.

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71 Sherry Lochner November 29, 2011 at 7:19 am

I have been eyeing a Cricut for a while. One big project would be to finish my daughter’s photo album before she graduates which is in only a year and a half. I stopped doing her album several years ago and only have finished through kindergarten, so I have a LOT to do! This would help speed up the process tremendously. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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72 carma November 29, 2011 at 7:31 am

I would use it to add to make some artsy collages

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73 dddiva November 29, 2011 at 7:42 am

I am doing a scrapbook type love story for my mil, this would help immensely!

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74 Dexie November 29, 2011 at 7:48 am

Too many possibilities. Scrapbooks, personalized cards that I love to make, craft projects with my daughter, ornaments, etc…

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75 Charity November 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

I have SO many ideas…tumblers, ornaments, wall art….would LOVE to win this!

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76 Maria M November 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’m homeroom mom for my 2nd grader and I would love to get this for the teacher. I think every teacher can use a cricut!

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77 Shari Lynn Alligood November 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

I’d love to use this to help me finish the scrapbooks for my kiddos & to also help me make cards. So nice thank you!

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78 megan h November 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

i would scrapbook my heart out!!!!!

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79 Linda November 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

Well, scrapbooking and card making are a given. I would also like to make some vinyl wall letterings.

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80 Karen Austin November 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

One day I keep saying to get this for myself. Would love to win one. I buy for everyone else!

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81 Kenia November 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

I have always wanted to get on of these. I would lots of crafts with it from one of a kind Christmas items to my twins room. I would also label some stuff. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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82 Jeni Lutz November 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

I would use it for birthday parts n decor for my kids rooms

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83 Sarah Ellis November 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

I have always wanted 1 of these so I can make crafts like I would like but never have time for, but the price has always held me back. Would make wonderful b-day invites!

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84 Annette D November 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

Wow! There are so many uses for this machine, I would have a hard time choosing! I would love to try some scrapbooking!

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85 Kim November 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

would love to use this to create a scrapbook for my daughter

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86 Dana J Valle November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

I would use this to make a lot of fun cutouts for preschool learning activities for my daughter.
Thank you so much for a chance!

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87 DebbieKL November 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

So much you could do with this! First thing would to be to catch up on my scrapbooking!

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88 chana November 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

scrapbooking and crafts with my girls

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89 karen Medlin November 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

I would use it the most with party decorations.. with all the parties we plan, this would be perfect.

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90 Robyn L November 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

it would help with making cards and scrapbooking

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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91 Dana November 29, 2011 at 11:12 am

I love my Baby Cricut & use if for most everything – except scrapbooking! I make vinyl letters for mailbox letters/numbers, custom print shirts, even made a custom stencil for our front door mat!

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92 Heidi November 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

I would love to try this out making cards. I have never used one but it sure would be fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

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93 patricia white November 29, 2011 at 11:54 am

I would make presents for loved ones and share with my mom…she loves to do crafts.

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94 Milly B November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Cards, vinyl, clothing, stockings…. I’d love to try out these sweet machines!

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95 Laura November 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I would use the Circut Expression 2 in my 3rd grade classroom for bulletin boards, crafts and learning projects. Thank you for this opportunity!

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96 Amanda Laurette November 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I’d make some vinyl wall art, and then do some pillows to match for my son’s room. So fun! Thanks!!! :)

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97 Mercedes November 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Cards. Lots of cards. Millions and millions of cards! And then vinyl lettering for the walls! And then I’d finish my scrapbooks. It’s so fun just to think about it!

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98 Jamie November 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I’m not the crafty one, but this would be the best gift ever for my daughter!

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99 Sharon November 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I’d use this this to make our Christmas cards. Next year!

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100 LaVonne
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November 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I want to make my own cards.

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101 Naomi November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I’d like to do a frosted vinyl privacy design for my kids’ bathroom window, which is smack dab in the middle of the bathtub wall. It’s going to be a bit open when they start showering instead of taking tub baths!

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102 Rebecca C. November 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

My daughter and I enjoy sewing projects and making paper and fabric collages, so this would receive a lot of love at our house!

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103 Sarah Morgan November 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I would use this to do a scrapbook for my baby. I am pregnant now and due at the end of April 2012. This would be so awesome!

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104 Kristin November 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I would love to use this to help make invitations. I love making all kinds, birthday, wedding, baby shower, etc. This would be a life saver :)

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105 Kat November 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I would use it to make photo props.

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106 punkinmama November 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Oh my goodness! Maybe Punkin would finally get a Baby Book (5+ years late, but still)!

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107 Jeanette Jackson November 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I would not be using this because I would like to win his to give to my daughter-in-law for Christmas. She does scrapbooking so she would use it all the time.

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108 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Like the touch screen on this, really makes it easier to use.

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109 Glenda November 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I would use the Expression 2 to make lots and lots of cards! I love sending cards to sick friends, for birthdays, etc. Handmade ones would be even more special!

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110 Christina November 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I’d make collages!

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111 Alisa N. November 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I would love to have it to make cards & do scrapbooking!

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112 Lisa Talberg November 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Since my two oldest have gone to college I have finally started taking out all the buckets full of memories and making them into scrapbooks. It is very expensive to buy all the stickers and other things to make them “cute” so this would help me save money. I hope to get as many done before they graduate.

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113 Linda Kish November 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm

This would be for my sister who does scrapbooking. She has 5 grandchildren and is soon to have another one, plus she has a great grandchild. So, I am sure she would put it to good use.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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114 Sarann November 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

I desperately need to finish my wedding scrapbook, it’s been 6+ years!

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115 Lucy November 30, 2011 at 6:12 am

Me and my daughter love to do Christmas wall decorations. Last time we did a beautiful collection of shiny comets, stars and other Christmas motives which twinkled in the dark. We hanged them all around her bedroom and it was the most beautiful Christmas decor we´ve ever done.

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116 Sharon November 30, 2011 at 6:19 am

Our family loves all holidays and we create our own thematic decoration every time. Our interior design allows us to liven it up with various pieces from different materials.

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117 michelle b. November 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

I would love to use it to make cards and scrapbook pages but also for gifts.

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118 Brittany Boardley Renaldi November 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

i would make Christmas decorations

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119 Misty Dawn November 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’d like to start creating my own greeting cards.

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120 Chip November 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

I couldn’t even start to decide which project to do first!

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121 kathy November 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

I am very crafty, and I dont get stuff for myself for Christmas, I focus on my kids. I would love this.

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122 Angel K November 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

I’d love to be able to do vinyl wall cutouts!

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123 cindy November 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I love creating things with my hands. The Circuit Expressions would help me personalize gifts. :)

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124 Tara Lienlokken November 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

This would be so much fun to have around! As a homeschooling mom and business owner there would be endless uses for this. I love creating and diy projects! Fun, fun!

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125 Amy Brewer
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November 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I would love to win this and start up scrapbooking.

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126 Megan Weber November 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I have been wanting one of these for a while. I make my daughter’s both their own scrapbooks and this would be awesome for that. But I also make all my own invitations for their parties, decorations, thank you cards, etc. This would bring them to another level!! I love doing all sorts of crafts so this would expand that too!

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127 Angie Vinez November 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I am always helping my kids’ teachers with cutting out stuff for their bulletin boards. This would help immensely.

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128 Jennifer Thomas November 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I don’t know what I’d make, but I’d love it if I had one!

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129 over30mommy November 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have always thought these would be fun to have. I would like to make the cards, it would be fun never to have to buy a generic store card again.

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130 Selena November 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Great giveaway I would make some holiday decorations with it!

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131 Terris Losoya November 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I would love to make a baby book for my son due in Feb!

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132 dwnbonner November 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I would make a book for my husband who is deployed so he can be with us every night he is away. I miss him so much…

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133 Pauline November 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I like to start my daughters on scrapbooking so I would like to create a starter one for them – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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134 Erica Best November 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

i would love this to make pillows for gifts

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135 Staci A November 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I would love to make a banner for in my son’s room.

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136 Ruth Hill December 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

Do something with cat designs and t-shirts

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137 Dena December 1, 2011 at 12:15 am

I would use it to make cards – that is when my oldest daughter wouldn’t be using it for scrapbooking!

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138 Erin Pyle December 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

What WOULDN’T I make! I would make designs and words for scrapbooking. I would use it to make letters for my son’s handmade books. I would use it to cut stickers for my laptop. I would use it to cut banners, sewing patterns, greeting cards, banners, place card holders, photo mattes, decorations, gift tags, birthday and holiday embellishments…. :)

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139 Cheryl Lund December 1, 2011 at 1:27 am

My son is taking Art at school and this would be a nice gift for him for Christmas, he love to make homemade cards and crafts, this would give it a special professional look and feel to his homemade items. He would like to learn how to sew and make some manly items.

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140 Liv December 1, 2011 at 4:52 am

my shower gift to my close friends is making the invites this would make that go soooooooo much faster and maybe I could make more

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141 saly December 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I would use this to cut paper for making cards!

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142 Debra Ridgway December 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I would love to have one of these. I am way behind in scrapbooking and would use it to help me get caught up. I could also make cards which I also love to do.

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143 Krystal December 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I would use this to make scrapbooks and cards! My favorite projects!

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144 Jill Myrick December 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I would use the Circuit Expression 2 for making birthday party decorations and crafts, scrapbooks of special events for my children such as a special vacation of show, and wall decorations for their rooms just to name a few. But I can definitely think of many, many more.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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145 tiffany December 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

This would be great for scrapbooking! I have the original cricut and would donate mine to someone else if I win!!!!

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146 J M December 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

cards

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147 laurenlittle826 December 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Scrapbooking!!! I would LOVE this!!!

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148 NAN December 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

i’d make a train shirt for my son
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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149 Don December 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Guess this would be great for my wife, she does all sort’s of crafts and scrap booking also.

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150 lace December 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

I’d make a birthday pennant for my niece and many other things

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151 Meagn Parsons December 3, 2011 at 12:23 am

I would make all kinds of stuff for my scrapbooks. I have been putting my scrapbooking off because I want to get a cricut so bad. It’s been on my Christmas list for the last 2 years! I would flip out if I won!!!!

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152 Roberta December 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

WOW!!! I would make SO much with this! I have ALWAYS wanted one!!! I would use this mainly for my scrapbooking! SO, my first craft would probably be something like a bear or some sort of animal for a scrapbook page!

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153 Mary S December 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

I would love to make party decorations for my Kids birthday’s!

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154 Van December 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

This would be helpful I’m sure to use for my Mom.

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155 Garrett December 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Perfect gift for my sister-in-law, she likes this kinda stuff.

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156 Veronica Szymankiewicz December 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I have always wanted a Cricut! I would make so many different crafts to beautify our home. Thank you.

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157 Shakara December 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

This would be the perfect excuse to start scrapbooking!

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158 Sand December 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I would make some personalized greeting cards.

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159 Pamela December 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

This will make a perfect gift for my daughter. She will just love it.

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160 Lisa L December 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I would love to make holiday banners and decorations!

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161 Michelle December 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

My husband just said to me yesterday, “you know, you could do so many things if you had a Cricut.” LOL! He’s right, I would love to do more scrapbooking and home decor crafts. It would definitely keep me busy!

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162 Deena December 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love to scrapbook, it is my way to relax and unwind after a long day of work, and caring for my three daughters. I would most definitely add a circuit to my scrapbook must haves!

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163 Amanda Brown December 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

this would be such a blessing… It would make crafts with/for the kids so much easier

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164 Holly Byrne December 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!! :)

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165 lana November 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

it would be photos and cards

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