The Cricut Expression is an exciting, new innovative personal electronic cutter used by hobbyists and scrap bookers for creating amazing and easy crafting projects. There are currently three different Cricut models but I have the base model Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter Machine.
The Cricut looks a bit like an inkjet printer but it does not require a computer to use and is easy to use. The Cricut Expression itself is actually a lightweight, cartridge-based cutting device. It contains a blade that is guided by an electronic cutting process and can cut letters/shapes/phrases ranging from 1-inch to 5 ½ -inch tall, as well as titles and borders as long as 11-inches.Weighting only 12 pounds, including the power adapter. It is also portable and easy to carry, making it ideal for toting to scrap booking parties or gatherings with friends. The sleek design and slim footprint allow it to fit beautifully in almost any crafting workspace.
Cricut will easily cut eleven different sizes, ranging from a tiny intricate 1-inch to 5 ½-inch designs. Titles and borders can be cut as large as an impressive 11-½ inches long offering a perfect fit to your 12-inch x 12-inch paper. Cricut's key features are its ability to cut so many types of materials. The Cricut can cut a wide range of paper from vellum to cardstock up to .5 mm thick. Provo Craft has created cardstock pads and designer paper pads that coordinate with the Cricut shape cartridges and these papers have been designed to fit perfectly into the Cricut.
Cricut is not the only personal electronic cutter on the market but it is, arguably, the best. Cricut cartridges come in a variety of fonts, styles, designs, and family sets that make creativity a snap!
Forty years ago, Provo Craft began as a single retail store located in the small college town of Provo, Utah. Through ingenuity and resourcefulness, Provo Craft has expanded dramatically over the years. Their success is largely attributed to their focus on trend-driven design, both in manufacturing and retailing. According to CEO Robert Workman they have come a long way since their first retail store. Look for the Cricut Expression online or in stores.