The Cricut Expression ($349.99) is a simple to use device that can cut letters, shapes, and phrases in impressive sizes using the 12″ x 24″ mat or the 12″ x 12″ mat. The possibilities are endless with this large machine, allowing you to create bigger die cuts for classroom decor, scrapbook layouts, signage, and so much more.
I highly recommend the Expression because it enables you to do more intricate piecing designs, has larger sizing options and is computer compatible with the Cricut software. It cuts in ¼” increments from ¼” tall to 24” tall. It also cuts mirror images as well as many other features. There are many choices for cartridges as well. I used the Storybook cartridge for the birthday projects below.
The following card was made with the Wild Card cartridge.
All in all, when you consider the money and time you save by not having to hand cut your designs or buying expensive cards or gift bags, it’s clear that the Cricut Expression is a great investment for any paper crafter, both amateur or professional. (Written by Patricia Fire)