Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cricut vs Silhouette

Okay, I love my Cricut Machine, but I HATE spending money on all the different cartridges. I have recently been interested in buying the larger Cricut Machine so I can make larger cuts, but I have been hearing a lot about the Silhouette lately and it seems too good to be true. You don't have to buy any cartridges and you can design your own things and use all the fonts that you have on your computer. I have never actually used a Silhouette so I was wondering if anyone has one and what they like or dislike about it and if the would recommend it over the Cricut. So if anyone has any input that would be fantastic!!! Also you can vote on which one you prefer on my sidebar! Thanks! :)


Brandy@YDK said...

I have a cricut and i love it but i get it about buying all the carts. I'm not voting because I've never used the silhouette

Brandy@YDK said...

oh and they are coming out with a gypsy that goes with your cricut. and I have the expression

Amber said...

There is a program called "Sure cuts alot" that will cut out any font that you have on your computer for the Cricut. Not sure if you know about that or not. I have the program and love it. http://www.craftedge.com/index.html

Richard and Carlie said...

I just found your blog and I love it! You are so creative!!!
Just wanted to say hi...hope all is well!

Unknown said...

you can use Inkscape (free program) to design things for your cricut and then use surecutsalot to cut them out. I have never used the silouette but my big cricut gets used almost daily because of these options. Sure cuts a lot is 60-70 dollars but I haven't bought cartridges in a very long time, and I can use hundreds of free fonts I've found online.

kim said...

I looked into the circut a couple of years ago and didn't like the idea to have to keep buy things to make it work and they always come up with new things and attachments that by the time your finished your over a $1,000.00
I ended up getting a professional machine because I wanted more control.
I looked a the silouete?? It looks like a good machine if i remember right, it came out after I got mine.
I know with mine I can still cut paper out by using a pad from the circut.
Programs take a little learning by once you learn them it's simple and you can do so much more, and if you have clip art cd's from scrapebooking you can use those designs also.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Sounds like you already have your machine. However, there are other options out there. I have a KNK, or KlicNKut. It's awesome (though more money). These are professional grade so you can crank lots of stuff out and not worry about it breaking. You can also cut out lots heavier duty stuff. It has software to go with it that let's you cut out anything you can come up with. It's absolutely amazing. There are lots of other machines along the same lines as the KNK, too.

Rebecca of the R&W Gals