I have a Cricut Expression and I must say that I do really love it. I use regular paper with mine, I did buy the special Cricut paper but it isn't necessary. I also got Sure-Cuts-Alot to go with mine, it works great and I have not had the need for any new cartridges at all. Basically it is the same program as design studio except that you can use any graphic with it. It save a TON of money. I don't have the tool kit but I would like to. right now I use stuff like a letter opener or butter knife and that works ok. The tool kit is worth it I think. Check out some ebay auctions (that is how I got mine) or craigslist to find one cheap. But yes, if I hadn't found it cheaper, I would have paid the full price for it.
at 8:23 PM on Jul. 17, 2009