Scrapbooking ideas–is there a website I could look at to get some ideas?
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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Scrapbooking is the process of collating all of your memories whether it be from photographs, memorabilia, brochures, lockets of hair etc, into an album, along with a story, so that in many years to come, you or others can look back on the album and reflect on the wonderful occasions and relive the memories.
Scrapbooking has become and art form where many now collect scrapbooking tools and make their pages a great piece of artwork. Scrapbooking die cutting machines are now one of the popular machines available to the scrapbooking and craft world, which enables you to embellish your page with shapes and letters cut from various forms of material.
Electronic and manual types of die cut machines exist and one of the most popular today is the Cricut range of machines by Provo Craft. Cricut was the innovator of scrapbooking die cut machines that could cut letters and shapes electronically and they stand out as being one of the machines that works on cartridges, so does not need to be attached to a computer.
The Cricut Expression machine is the top of the line scrapbooking die cutter from Provo Craft. One of the main disadvantages of the orginal Cricut Personal Cutter, was that you could only put in a half 12x12inch sheet of paper to do the die cuts and this was a real drag having to always have half sheets of paper around. So the makers of Cricut decided to upscale and make a larger version where you can now do die cuts with 12×12 and 12×24 inch sheets.
However the Expression machine is so much larger, than the Personal and the Create Machines, that it is certainly not easily portable anymore and is meant to be kept in a permanent place in the home, or as Provo Craft are now targeting… the school place or media room!
The Expression has all the same great features of the original Cricut Die Cutting machine. This includes the ability to cut shapes with no computer required. There are lots of fonts and designs available in the massive cartridges selection. Also the same cartridges purchased can be used across the whole Cricut machine range. It also has the ability to cut shapes in varying sizes automatically without having to babysit the machine too much.
Given that the Expression has the same basic design and functionality as the original, it also has its annoying sticky mat. However after having reviewed some of the other die cutting machines, like the Making Memories SLICE, I see that this is a slight advantage, as the Making Memories SLICE has to be babysat while cutting, as it doesn’t have this sticky sheet.
Hopefully one day Cricut will come up with a better way to be able to cut sheets without holding the paper and without having to use the sticky mat, because it is a real pain, especially if you want to cut shapes from delicate paper.
The Cricut Expression is also the most expensive machine currently on the market at around US$500.00 RRP, however just looking around on the internet, you can easily buy it from various places for US$300 plus shipping.
So if you are a die hard scrapper with money to burn!!! or you have just been frugal with your scrapbooking so you could save up for the Expression (well done!) then it is truly one of the best on the market at the moment.
Jenny James is a scrapbooking addict who loves to create pages using die cuts from Scrapbooking Die Cutting Machines. At die-cutting-machines.com you can see reviews of all the major die cutters on the market including the popular Cricut Expression Machine.