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January 5th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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I have found the Expression with two cartridges for $219. That doesn't include shipping and the cartridges that come with it are Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook. It seems like a good price, but I wanted to check with the experts. I want one so bad!!!

Also, I am getting the Cricut more for title than anything, so what would be the best cartridges to get?
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January 6th, 2009, 05:18 AM
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I'm new around here but that price for the expression seems great!!! I just told my DH who was also impressed with the price since he bought me the Cricut Personal Cutter (6x12) for close to that price!

Cartridges alone range from $30 to $90 each!

I wonder if he'd let me get the Expression as well....
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January 6th, 2009, 07:18 AM
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I am not sure about the pricing, as mine was a gift from my MIL. But, I do have the one that came with Plantin and Home Decor. I'd much rather have Accent Essentials than Home Decor!

I would say that it is worth $219 given all that it can do. A di-cut that does the same kind of cuts from Stampin-Up would be about $150, and then $20-50 for each template. The expression is much more versatile than a manual di-cut, and more economic. I use a lot of embellishments on my pages, and so even if I had bought the machine myself, I am sure in the long run I will save money (as long as I am sensible about what accessories and cartridges I buy)

But as far as will you find it cheaper elsewhere, I have no idea.

The Plantin Schoolbook has lettering that is good for titles. It is nothing fancy, but you can mix it up with italics and a few other variations they have on it. Most of the font cartridges I've seen are $30. I think it just depends on what style of font you will use a lot. I am working on two books right now- Jonah's baby book and my wedding album. So, I would get the most use out of a playful almost childish font, and another more elegant font, at the moment.
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January 6th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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That is a great price for the Expression!

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But, I do have the one that came with Plantin and Home Decor.[/b]
You have Home Decor!!!!!

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January 6th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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It's a good price.
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January 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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You have Home Decor!!!!![/b]
I'm finding more uses for it as I play a bit more, but it isn't the first one I'd choose. Some of the cuts I know I'll never use. I do like the butterflies and dragonflies on it though
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January 6th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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So, I would get the most use out of a playful almost childish font, and another more elegant font, at the moment.[/b]

a great one that looks childlike that i use on a lot of ds pages it all mixed up. it is a great cartridge!
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January 7th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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Any of the character fonts would be great for kids; Sesame Street, Mickey or Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty is a good one also. Also Cuttin' Up,
Makin' the Grade or Learning Curve.

Great elegent fonts are Storybook, Blackletter, Stone Script, Jasmine or Calligraphy Collection.
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