Originally Posted by pink-princess
I have to say I am a huge stamp fan, love creating things hands on and doesn't get the digi world even though I respect what others do with it and how it works for them.
I was tempted with a cricut but couldn't justify the cost... I have a bigshot that I absoultely love and I have a number of dies and embossing folders... I always thought I was a manual cutter kinda girl...
BUT I saw what the cameo did and I was forever buying alphabets for scrapbooking I decided to take the plunge... yes the initial cost is pricey... but I paid for mine by selling stuff around the house and old unwanted craft stuff.
The idea of selling stuff to pay for something inspired me to get off my backside and sell the stuff I no longer wanted.
I've had my cameo for a good 8 months now and I have to say I haven't looked back... it's amazing what you can do with it and I'm still learning... I love the fact that you can take any shape you want and make it cut from 1 " to 12" at a fraction of the cost.
I love the fact that if I need to make a card and don't have anything to suit that person I can go buy something for .99c rather than maybe buy a stamp set that I really won't use again!
I think I would advise anyone thinking about it to watch a demo to see whether it is for you, I wouldn't be without mine now and I never would of thought I would say that about an electric cutter as I was quite anti them before.
I still use my bigshot and wouldn't part with that either and still love my inks and stamps and they all combine so well together.
Regards to SU cardstock I have to say I have never had an issue cutting their smooth cardstock, my blade is on 4, I set it to heavy cardstock and I never use double cut option... It's a shame to read some other people have had issues.
When I read your post, in some ways I thought maybe I wrote it.
I am like that too but I was scared to take the leap investing that kind of money not knowing if I would actually use it or not, :/ So I bought a used Cricut from ebay(seller feedback has a high number with 100% feedback so I'm hoping for the best) it will hopefully come in tomorrow. And if all goes good, I will make my investment.
I was hoping you can give me an honest answer(nobody really answered this question) based only on your personal use experience, not favoritism influence by others. I was wondering why some would say BS is better and say things against CB?? When I bought my CB I felt they were basically the same thing, except CB was more suitable for someone with less space available(boy do I ever)! I really love and enjoy my CB a lot!! Cuts and embosses everything I have tried. So since you have both and you don't seam prejudice, what do you say, Are they basically the same , or is there something better about the BS? I do not have a BS ( I wanted it though because of the Pink lol).
I will also do the scavenger hunt around the hunt so I can sell and buy stuff I want. WHoo! This stuff get's expensive!!