Have you seen the new die cut machine Cricut? Well find out how this new Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter will become your new Wish List item for scrapbooking and card making.
Cricut personal Electronic Cutter by Provo Craft is the newest in die cut machines that works like a computer without the computer. this is a cartridge based cutting system. The cutting blade is guided by an electronic cutting process that includes letters, shapes, phrases and sayings. This mew machine is so versatile that you can work with sizing your letters from 1" to 5 1/2". Along with feature buttons with each cartridge you have variables for Feature Keys that can be Silhouette, Shadow, Shadow Blackout, Sign, Charm and Slotted that makes like having 6 different fonts with the chance of sizes from that 1" to 5 1/2".
When purchasing a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter you get everything to get started within minutes of unloading the box. Your cutter comes with a cutting mat and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. Each font cartridge comes packed with the removable custom keyboard, the cartridge and a Handbook that takes you thru the uses of your new cutter.
Once turned on placing your keyboard overlay on the cricut keyboard gets u stated with no effort at all. The cutting mat used 6" x 12" paper but smaller paper can be used. Cricut has several paper slabs that are pre cut and ready for use. Or cut your own papers which any type can be used. By placing your paper on the on the cutting mat and smoothing your paper down all you need to do is load the paper. The cricut is so simple to work that by following keys you are set to go. The Load Paper key sets your matt in the cutter and ready for work. A LCD Screen walks u thru the process telling you to type your characters. The select size button is on the front right hand side and when moved shows the the size you have picked on the LCD Screen. You can select up to 16 letters, shapes and phrases on each piece of paper. Now press Cut button and watch the amazing details this machine does. Now by hitting Unload Paper your matt comes out and you are ready to use your letters and phrases. Provo Craft sells their Cricut Tools which help you to remove your cuts from the matt.
Cricut comes with several function keys that makes using this cutter make you lokk the the genuis. Cricut comes with a Cut adjustable button for moving the blade on the matt. Features like Paper Saver, Real Dial Size, Repeat Last give the Cricut another whole set of variables to work with. Working with Vellum or other thin paper...no problem. Cricut comes with adjustments for all papers and even an adjustment for the depth of the cutting blade. Three speeds for cutting is another feature that helps with delicate or thick papers.
In addition to The George and Basic Shapes cartridge there are several more than can be purchased. These cartridges include Birthdays n Beyond, Animal Kingdom, Tags, bags and Boxes, Christmas Cheer, Doodlecharms, Celebrations, All Mixed up, Jasmine,Teardrops, Mini Monograms, Stamped and Base Camp. With using the shift key you are given another whole set of shapes and shadows for that cartridge.
I can truthfully say that after owning and using othe die cut machines this truly is the A+ of die cutters. Not only the quality of the cuts is perfect but the ability to size your letters and use the features to change styles makes this machine worth evry penny. Check it out in a local craft store, email sellers on Ebay for questions or even on the web site. One look at this you will want it.