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Since Die Cutting Machines are all the rage at the moment in Scrapbooking, I thought I should review the Xyron Wishblade to see how it stacks up compared to some of its other popular electronic die cut machines, like the Cricut Expression and the Making Memories Slice. It is easy to see why scrapbooking die cut machines are so popular at the moment. They make a scrapbooker’s life so easy and can produce amazing results on your Scrapbook pages. The Cricut Machine, at the moment I would have to say is the leader in the computerized die cutting machine market. However there are other brands on the market, like the Xyron Wishblade, that I honestly think need to be considered as well.

However with the popularity of the the Cricut range of die cutting machines, like the Cricut Create, Cricut Expression and Cricut Personal, many people don’t both looking twice at other brands. However some of the lesser known brand names, like the Xyron, do have some wonderful features to offer, as long as you can handle not having the designer brand name.

The main issue with the Cricut range of die cut machines is that you have to be constantly buying new cartridges to have a good collection of fonts and shapes available to cut for your scrapbooking project. The initial outlay for the Cricut machine is reasonable, however each cricut cartridge costs around US$80, which adds up very quickly to become a costly scrapbooking addiction. Most likely you will get bored with one or two cricut cartridges of the same shapes and fonts, so you most likely would want to own around 10 cartridges. This is unfortunately out of the budget of many scrapbooking enthusiasts.

Now enter the Xyron Wishblade Cutter. The upfront cost of Xyron’s computerized die cutting machine is a touch more than the Cricut Die Cut Machine, however you can cut any freely downloadable true type font or clip art image that you can lay your hands on, from the internet. You are also able to swap files with other Wishblade users. Anything that is on your computer is also able to be cut. Due to this great feature, a big community of online wishblade users has sprung up, to take advantage of this useful machine.

So if you are serious about building a collection of fonts and shapes and you want lots of variety without the expense, then perhaps this is the better machine for you, as the ongoing costs of the wishblade for the wonderful variety it offers, is much less than the Cricut Die Cutting Machine.

However like all products in the scrapbooking market, there really is no perfect solution of course. The Xyron Wishblade is wonderful, as it cuts the same as the Cricut Machine in most cases, and is also much cheaper in the long run. However, it does have a major disadvantage. If you like to share your die cutting machine with your friends, or often attend large scrapbooking events and scrapbook days… the Xyron Wishblade unfortunately isn’t as portable as the Cricut Die Cut Machines. The Wishblade has to be hooked up to a computer to be used, as it relies on your computer memory storage for the range of fonts and shapes it can cut. So if you want to take your Wishblade with you, your computer has to come along too. Lets hope you have a laptop handy!

The Cricut Die Cut Machines on the other hand, do not need a computer, only the cartridges. So if it is portability you are after, perhaps the Xyron Wishblade won’t be your best choice for a scrapbooking die cutting machine. If it is variety at the right price you want, then take a serious look at the Xyron Wishblade.


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A craft cutter machine is a very useful tool to make die cuts with different types of craft paper or cardstock. If you like making scrapbooks or other types of paper designs a craft cutter makes your work a lot easier. A machine like this makes shapes and fonts in a matter of seconds and the quality of the cuts are very precise and clean. Most of die cut machines you connect to your computer, just like a printer, but there are some cutters where you can do everything on the machine itself. For instance the Cricut Expression Personal Cutter is a good machine for that.

If you having a craft project with a lot of kids you can easily manage to make many different shapes your kids can participating to put together. The craft cutter comes in different sizes and features, so it’s all up to you how you will use it and what you are going to use it for. If you need it for small die cuts you can go for a small one like Cricut Personal Cutter that can cut from a range of 1 inch to 5 1/2 inches in size, with 1 inch increments. If you like to cut bigger sizes you can go for Cricut Create Cutter. This craft cutter can cut shapes from 1/4 inch up to 11 inches in size. On top of that you have the Cricut Expression Personal Cutter which can cut from 1/4 inch up to 23 1/2 inches in size.

Now, before you start making shapes and letters you need to have a cartridge for your machine. The cartridge has templates of shapes and fonts stored inside which you can cut out in different sizes. There are a lot of different cartridges out on the market and they contain unique themes you can explore further for designing your artwork. One that is popular nowadays is the Cricut Storybook Cartridge you can plug in to your craft cutter. The Cartridge is very popular for making baby memories book and family scrapbooks, but off course you can use it for whatever you feel fits best.

So how do you operate a craft cutter? Usually the basic features are the same on each model. The more advanced features you will find on the larger and higher priced craft cutters. So if you have a basic craft cutter you will have no problems to operate the larger ones since the functions are basically the same.

Each craft cutter uses mats which you put the paper on. You then attach the mat to the machine and you set size of the shape and the place on the paper you want to cut it. Depending on the machine you can do all the settings on your computer or on your craft cutter. The craft cutter can cut in different thickness of paper all up to 0.5 mm thick paper. If you want to be even more creative you can use cardstock in different colors. It’s a large supply of different colors and shapes so you can make incredible designs.

In the end I would just add my own experience with a craft cutter and that is it saves a lot of time for my scrapbook making and even though I was used to cut out with scissors and break a way knifes I’m nowhere near the accuracy of clean cuts than these machines do. It takes a bit time to learn the software and the machine in the beginning but it is easy to use and the learning curve is very easy so will enjoy and have fun even on your first project.

So good luck to all with your scrapbook and have fun!


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Scrapbooking ideas–is there a website I could look at to get some ideas?

Try:

www.creativememories.com
www.scrapbook.com
www.bhgscrapbooksetc.com/ideas/
www.creatingkeepsakes.com

I hope you find what you are looking for. You also might try asking around at a craftstore like Hobby Lobby or Michael's.


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