Monday, April 18, 2011

Cricut Expressions Vs. Silhouette?!

It is that time of year again…ordering! This used to be something that I absolutely LOVED to do. I would sit for hours and look up items I’d been eying or research the best of the best materials for my little ones out there. However, this year I just seem so busy it has almost become another “thing” on my list to do. Ahhh…I know I need to snap out of it and be thankful that I actually have a budget to order supplies with!! Ok that little vent session helped…haha. 

There is one thing I have wanted forever now. A Cricut expressions. I’ve seen such amazing things created for the classroom. 

Except today when I was catching up on my blog-land life I noticed that a lot of people are talking about the Silhouette (another die-cut machine.) My question is, which is better?! 

Do they both cut graphics and letters large enough to be used on bulletin boards? Do you have to purchase the cartridges in order for the Cricut to work (some people are saying they can get things online?) 

Do any of you out there have either machine? Or do you have an opinion on which one works better for all things “teachery”? I’d love any advice I can get! 

OK now back to answering e-mails…ugghhh!!! Have a lovely evening friends! 


Gladys said...

I really don't know which one would be better for classroom use...although I do have to say the Silhouette is on my wishlist! :)

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Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

Ms. Wiley I have a Cricut and loved it until about a month ago. Let me give you a web site and let you read the comments for yourself:
I bought Make the Cut back in January and was very excited and I still am (about the program) because I can still do everything I did before however if my Cricut dies then I will not be able to use the program any more and will have to go back to buying those expensive cartridges so I will simply buy another machine that I can use my program with and it will not be another Cricut. I don't like a company that has done what they have done. You will have to buy the cartridges or another machine to hook up to the cricut if you go with that machine. If you go with the Silhouette it is my understanding if you buy either Make the Cut or Sure Cuts a lot (Programs that normally run 60 dollars less than one cartridge) that you will just have to buy or find free files on line and you can do anything you want. I hope this helps. Do your research. Do not jump or listen to others...research and find out for yourself.

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