D1
Master October 2013

Using a Cricut for DIY projects - UPDATED with DIY

D1, on April 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 19
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Costco is offering a mother's day special, which I am thinking about getting.

(Includes Cricut Expression® 2 Machine, 4 Cartridges (Alphabet, Essentials, Wall Décor and More, Simple Cards), Wildflowers Cardstock, Vinyl and Vinyl Transfer Tape for $219.99)

Has anyone used the Cricut line for DIY wedding projects? If so, what did you use it for? Would you recommend?

Edited discussion - because I do not want to hear from vendors! Am too pissed at you and you are not DIYers!

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  • Keyla Velazquez
    April 2020
    Keyla Velazquez ·
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    It is great for the table numbers!

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  • Kim2014
    VIP May 2014
    Kim2014 ·
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    I have always wanted one Smiley smile I know a girl that has done amazing DIY projects with hers

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  • Michelle
    Master April 2013
    Michelle ·
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    I always do cards with mine.

    You can make the thank you banners couples hold, table numbers/names. It'll cut out shapes big enough to use to write things on.

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  • Abby
    Super August 2015
    Abby ·
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    I've never used one but my mom is a scrap booker and she's been dying to get her hands on one of them!!

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  • Amanda
    Master August 2013
    Amanda ·
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    We just got one a few months ago and it is AMAZING. I've used it to make escort cards, stencils for my save the date sign, banners, invitations, and pretty much anything you can think of. I even used it to cut adorable vinyl monograms for my bridesmaids, which I then adhered to Tervis cups as part of their gift.

    All hail the Cricut!

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
    D1 ·
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    I went ahead and ordered it. Main reason is to do etchings on our mason jar and shot glasses that will double as favors. As I understand it, you can use contact paper with it. Will use the contact paper to adhere for the etching. Wondering if painters tape would work as well. Will also try a harder plastic (think plastic folders) to see if i can make a reusable one.

    Then my mind started spinning - maybe a monogram aisle runner or vinyl. The thank you banner I was thinking of. Incorporating the stars hanging from twine in the chapel and at the reception. FH came up with personalized confetti stars for the tables or to throw.

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  • MonkeysandBananas
    Super May 2014
    MonkeysandBananas ·
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    Wow! I finally looked it up and it's freaking awesome! I am looking at all of my projects to see if I can justify getting one.

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
    D1 ·
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    I was browsing through projects and saw this one! Now I am so glad I ordered it. I want to do something similar!

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  • P
    Expert June 2013
    Private User ·
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    I've always wanted one...I love the infomercial, lol

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  • A
    Master April 2014
    Angel J ·
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    Ive always wanted one, but couldnt find one less than $400

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  • Leonie
    Super September 2013
    Leonie ·
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    I've wanted one for ages but haven't convinced fh that i really need one of those in my scrapbook room - you will love it i'm sure and make heaps of things for your wedding. What a great time saver

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
    D1 ·
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    Thanks Leonie! Funny when I mentioned it to my FH he was like - anything you want. Then started sending me to links for ideas and projects! Got to love him! Was too hard to pass up at that price!

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  • Joanna
    Super September 2010
    Joanna ·
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    Dont get a cricut!!! get a silhouette cameo. I am a scrap booker, a cricut you are forced to use there cartiriges, and with the cameo you can use anything, its all digital. I have not touched my cricut in over a year!

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  • G
    Dedicated March 2013
    Gina ·
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    I used my Cricut for my favor boxes. Tags, bags, boxes and more cartridge. They turned out Phenomenal!

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  • Joanna
    Super September 2010
    Joanna ·
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    I've attached a photo of my craft room..just cause I love it so...


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  • J
    Just Said Yes November 2013
    Jason ·
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    Used it for the "G" on top of a flower shaped seal that we made with a punch. It seals our invitation. Its addictive. Have already made a couple of birthday cards too. Smiley smile

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
    D1 ·
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    Thanks for the input Joanna - as I already order it - I am going to try it out. If I don't like it - will consider your suggestion! Jealous of your craft room!

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  • Buffee
    VIP June 2013
    Buffee ·
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    LOL...yes...I use my cricut for all sorts of stuff!!! I would definitely recommend using the craftroom online...it's AWESOME! Helps maximize paper AND you can place the items EXACTLY where YOU want them!

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
    D1 ·
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    Update on what you can do with a cricut. This is the mock up of the mason jar mugs that we will be using for favors (along with shot glasses)

    As a nite amoung the stars is part of our theme, I designed the stars to wrap around the mugs in the online craft room. Managed to get 5 on one sheet at a time. A bit of trial and error on paper first to get it right. Used 3 rolls of contact paper purchased at the dollar store. While watching tv one nite used 12 by 12 cardboard template to get the contact paper to the right size for cutting. Then off to the races cutting, then my BFF and I put them on the jars. Next will come the etching.

    First is the two design choices - the simpler the better. Was hard to place the scrolls correctly on the mugs.

    The last two have the tag made from VistaPrint. Will be dying the twine blue and tying with a bow instead of the green.




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