The Cricut Expression Machine Article

Mickey | General | Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Cricut Expression is a unique machine that can be used to create beautiful craft artwork. Everyone in your family can make fun crafts, and not just with paper. The original Cricut machine is smaller than the Expression, but the Expression is packed with new, exciting features.

The original Cricut machine only cuts paper but the improved Expression will cut several other materials such as vinyl, vellum, paper and cardstock. This machine will allow you to cut large ornate artwork or small detailed designs. You have the ability to switch between landscape and portrait mode and the designs can be mixed with one cut. This machine can use twelve inch by twelve inch paper or twelve inch by twenty four inch paper so it is possible to create different sized designs, which is a new feature added to the Cricut Expression. The LCD screen lets you to see exactly what you are typing for the next cut that you are going to make. You can utilize many units of measurement with the Cricut Expression and it easily switches from one unit of measurement to another. The original Cricut parts fit right into the Cricut Expression, and it uses the same blades and blade housings, it also will allow you to use all of the same cartridges as the original, and new ones designed especially for the Cricut Expression. The Expression is not as portable as the original, but it has many new exciting features added and can be used in four different languages.

There are several different unique projects that can be done with the Cricut Expression. The Expression does not have to be used only for paper materials it can also be used for making cutouts in your kitchen. It can decorate cupcakes, cookies, cakes and other culinary confections like a professional cake decorator. Before starting a Cricut cake-decorating project it is advised that, you watch the free instructional video series. Season cartridges can be purchased for less than thirty dollars each. The images most likely focus on a specific holiday, occasion or event and can be made into gorgeous holiday cards, pictures, decorations and many other things. The images come with layering options texture and dimension can also be added before pasting the final layer down. To create beautiful professional looking projects embellish them with beads, buttons, ribbons or any other creative item that you would like to use.

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