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Paperclipping Roundtable #8: Tools & Lain, Are You There?

Paperclipping Roundtable episode #8 is available for download! This week the panel consisted of me, Noell Hyman, Lain Ehmann, and Renee Pearson, and we talked all about our favorite (and least favorite) tools!

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3 Responses to Paperclipping Roundtable #8: Tools & Lain, Are You There?

  1. Steph S. February 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Comments on the Slice:
    1. It is an amazing device that is very portable, I own a Cricut, but I bought a Slice for crafting on the go (actually for using when I traveled in South America).
    2. The cards (SD cards) are quite cool, neat images.
    3. They are just releasing a magnetic board/glass mat for it to sit on, with a matching “ring” that goes over the Slice to hold it to the glass mat while it’s cutting. The other side of the mat is a foam mat (like a mousepad) which is great for embossing the same images rather than cutting them out (there are embossing tips available for the Slice – they replace the cutting blades).
    4. It weighs very little, takes up very little space, has a nice case available as well as a small binder that holds the SD cards and image booklets.
    5. Making Memories customer service rocks! I love their stuff, and know that if I ever have an issue with something they make, they will take care of me.

    Nope, don’t work for MM, just love them as a company!

  2. Steph S. February 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    The Cricut can cut fabric, thin chipboard, etc. You might want the deep-cut blade and housing for best results. As far as images, you can use MTC (Make the Cut) or SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) to create your own images; and, there are designers who sell and give away their images which can be used with these softward programs. In addition, you can use ProvoCrafts Design Studio or the Gypsy for combining images from the Cricut cartridges.

    There is a USB port which we (Cricut owners) are hoping will one-day be usable – hook it up to your computer and download and cut any image you can find! Now that would be cool!

    Hope this was helpful

  3. Jennifer Earley February 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Poor Lain! Sorry to didn’t get to add as much as I’m sure you wanted.
    This is the second round table I’ve heard. I’ll be back for the next one! I enjoyed the chatter about the tools that you like and dislike. I always thought the I-top was a useless tool…and expensive! I have a Cricut, the original and the Expression (just received that for Christmas!) I absolutely LOVE my Cricuts! I use them for everything…layouts, cards, making paper dolls for my daughter to play with. It’s definitley I would encourage all of you to look into purchasing. The cartridges are VERY expensive but online stores, real life stores and ebay are great places to find them cheap!
    See you next time~

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