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Good morning everyone. Well after nearly 3 years I decided I could not go any longer without a cutting machine that is capable of cutting something thicker than card stock. I waited to see the final products that Silhouette and Cricut was coming out with. The Crciut WON out over the Silhouette.

Silhouette did address the issue of not being able to cut through thicker materials, but they did it with some weird way of having to add shim like materials to the mat and they also shrank the mat size.
 I will hold off on buying a new Silhouette until mine breaks down and or they come out with something better than what I already have.

I was very thrilled to find that I did not loose use of all my Cricut cartridges that I had bought (and sold last year) which was well over 200. Since I had linked them to the Crciut Craftroom they are automatically now in the Crciut Design space. YEA!!!

I'm very excited to have the benefits of both machines. I now can cut thicker materials and have access to more images. I still prefer much of the features that Silhouette offers over the Cricut. Such as adding text, adding text to a shape is easier in the Silhouette Software. I  prefer the Eclips for some things. They have the best options for scoring lines etc.

I guess there is no one machine that does it all in a easy manner.
That's way I'm back up to 4 cutting machines again.

Here is a very simple and easy card that was a part of the set up process for the Crciut Explorer. It utilizes the scoring tool and pen.

Cricut File & Card Stock provided
Cricut Silver Pen
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap

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Comments are Greatly appreciated!!!
Have a Creative Day.


  1. It's so lovely - I love the way the silver pen works - enjoy your new machine - I'll be watching what both machines offer in the future - the explore looks fab!

  2. Beautiful card my friend!! I love the look of the silver pen!! I'm so glad I went with the Explore instead of the Silhouette. I don't use it as much as I should, but when I do, I love it. And I was happy to still have all the cartridges that I sold, too!! That was a huge plus!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I love the design of your card. The cut looks so crisp and clean. Thanks for the information on the two machines

  4. I absolutely love this PRETTY card!! I LOVE my Cricut Explore!! Also I still have all of my cartridges so that is a bonus!
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  5. What a beautiful card, Nana!!! Love it!!!! Have a great day.

  6. I knew you eventually would get it! Very cute card! Love the silver pen and the bubble cap. Have fun with your new machine!

  7. Hello to you my friend! I have totally been out of the bloggy loop lately and trying to get caught up a bit.
    I am loving this pretty card, the pen work is amazing! This is such a fun, happy card and I love the color combo. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you create with your new toy - enjoy!

  8. Beautiful card Nana! Love the pen work:) Enjoy your machine~I have the Cricut Explore but haven't used it much! Just haven't had the time to learn another machine right now but I know I will like it especially the cricut craft room and to get back to using my cartridges.
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie k

  9. Oh how CUTE Nana! Nothing wrong with adding another machine! I've got the Explore too... Don't use it as much as my Silhouette... but I have used it on occasion to make things.... Enjoy your new toy! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  10. Fabulous card and love the telephone! TFS


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