I like your thinking, June! Taught my Cricut class today - it's a beginner's class, so I teach the machine fundamentals - go over all the buttons and we cut a bunch of letters and images. Then we make a card, a bag and a cover for a small journal. It's fun and everyone seems to enjoy it. Anyway - the store had a great deal on cartridges so, of course, I had to get a couple. So I'll have to make sure I have all the things I NEED before December 31st!