I have finally entered the world of Cricut. Why didn't I do this sooner?!?! I LOVE this thing! And I don't even have one of the new, fancy models. A friend of mine was going to sell her Cricut "Personal Electronic Cutter" (one of the old models) at a garage sale. So, I told her I'd buy it from her instead. So, for $15 I got a Cricut. It doesn't do the big shapes, but really for what I'm probably going to do with it, I don't need anything big right now. If I decide I want something bigger and fancier some time in the future, I can always upgrade. The only downside to buying it used is that it came with no cartridges. But, Cricut has an online design room that comes with a few really basic shapes, so I was at least able to try it out.
I'm hoping to get some real cartridges for Christmas and then I'll be able to have fun playing with cards and other projects. Next year, maybe I'll do something a bit more creative with the gift tags, but for my first projects, I think they are pretty good!