The Cricut Expression is an absolute life saver for me, because I got so tired of searching through the pile of tools in my office and never finding the right tools for my scrap booking projects. I know I sound like a complainer but this is a serious issue for me. In fact this happens very often, especially for secretaries, school teachers, principles, housewives, artists and those who have to use their imagination most of the time to portray something in and for their business. You could spend hours going from one crafts store to the next trying to find the right kind of materials; an exact-knife, stencils, colored paper, markers, etc, and spend even more hours working on that one simple bulletin board. But in modern times we need something better, more practical, handy, and portable that can do a better job for us in a fraction of the time it would take us to do it. This is where cricut expression comes in the picture.It is handy and quite portable in case you don't have enough space on your desk. It replaces some basic office tools and does the job for you. It is a personal cutting system which will greatly increase your productivity. It has options for thousands of designs that you can cut into many sorts of paper, card stock, plastic, chip board and vinyl in many densities, from a very intricate and small design to a large 23 ½" design with precision. This machine is also smart and will use every single extra scrap without ever going off the edge of the paper. You can create greeting cards, bulletin boards, etch on glass, design and add a personal taste to the décor of your home. Create a wonderful personalized photo album for your family, and add a touch of you to your surroundings with this wonderful office tool. cricut expression is a great little machine to have at home as well, to decorate your children's room, make an anniversary present, a birthday card and gift, and label your cook ware, cabinets and shelves.In scrapbooking and art cricut expression is the ideal tool and almost a must-have, it increases your speed at finishing a long desired project even better than what you had imagined. It is a fun way to spend time with your kids and help them increase their creativity and skills. They could create their next science expose, a father's day card, create invitations to your next party, a personal home calendar, a yard sale sign, a welcome-home banner or even cut out fabric to decorate quilts and other home accessories.Right now there is a trial offer for the cricut expression which makes this a great time to test it out. you n. With this trial you receive for free a set of DVD's on how to create your own designs, two rolls of transfer tape, a 12" x 12" cutting mat and more. By taking advantage of the trial offer, there are some bonuses which include a free Deep-Cut Blade which is really cool and allows you to create even more great stuff so I encourage any serious crafter to look into this thing. The projects you can create with the Cricut Expression are mindblowing.