What do you think- a Cricut or a Silhouette?? Hmm such an interesting question. I have both and am still working it out.
When I won my first Cricut ( the Original 6 inch) I was amazed at all it could do. Buy a cartridge, cut out letters and shapes- no more scissors lol. I outgrew the Original Cricut and purchased a Cricut expression. I was wowed again. Using a 12×12 sheet was more handy and the new cartridges made cutting out shapes and titles even more fun. Looking through the booklets to find just the right shape for my scrap page sometimes took all evening.
I had heard about the Silhouette but truthfully thought I have invested so much into my Cricut , I don’t need another cutting machine. My curiosity got the better of me and a couple of YouTube videos later I was hooked.
My pro’s for the Silhouette- you can cut out specific items on different colours of card stock. You can position many different papers on one cutting sheet and cut out all images needed for one layered picture. No more cut one image, change paper and cut the next. I like that I can take an image from google and change it into an SVG file to cut out on the Silhouette. This makes endless possibilities.
There are many websites that have purchasable and free SVG files as well as the Silhouette’s Club Silhouette. I would highly recommend purchasing the basic monthly membership. This gives you:
- access to a free SVG every Tuesday
- marked down svgs marked
- $28 every month( depending on your membership) to spend in the store.
I have just bought the stamp making kit. Yes the Silhouette can cut out a stamp for you. I will let you know when I try it how it works. There are rhinestone kits, fabric kits, as well as wall and tattoo kits.
Everyday I discover something new. I am still using my Cricut ( its my old friend) but right now I’m loving the Silhouette!! Let me know what your preference is.