Monday, January 31, 2011

Cricut Magazine Review and Giveaway!


The new Cricut magazine by Northridge Media has been released and can now be found in stores, as well as through online retailers and even in a digital download format ($4.95 each).  In addition, it is available in hard copy by subscription at 6 issues for $40.

I was contacted by Northridge Media to review and give away FOUR copies of the magazine!  Two will be given away here and two over on Everyday Cricut this week!  

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below telling what type of projects you'd like to see shown using the Cricut.
2) Subscribe or follow this blog.

Onto the details:
I was so excited to get my hands on this magazine and check out all the Cricut goodies!  Since I run two blogs devoted to the Cricut, I was quite anxious to see some new ideas and projects.

Here are some basic facts:

This Cricut Magazine debut issue is 130 pages long, printed in the standard 8" x 8" size of typical Northridge Media publications.  It is constructed of high quality, glossy covers and pages.  Only 13 pages are advertisements and placed mostly at the front and back of the magazine, so the flow of information is not interrupted.

The issue features ideas for cards, layouts, home decor, fabric, cake making and party planning with the themes of valentines/love, baby, wedding, birthday and general use (thanks, etc.).

There are a number of pages devoted to creating a two layer cake with the Cricut Cake machine.  Included are detailed directions and recipes for cake and fondant.  In addition, there is a section of home decor items made with the Imagine Machine; however, they only used one Imagine cartridge, Kate's Kitchen, for this section.

The majority of projects shown include product lists and instructions; most of them delineating what cuts were used by cartridge (i.e. "cut tree from Straight from the Nest").  Layouts were the exception to the rule, as no instructions or cut list was given.  There were 26 layouts featured in the magazine.  Sizing of the cuts was given in some, but not all of the projects.  Overall, a wide variety of projects and cartridges were used. Twice as many of the cartridges used are pre-2010, so most people probably already own them.

Jana Eubank, the lead designer for the Cricut Circle team and blog, has 13 pages of projects devoted to her, as well as a one page interview.  She is quite talented and her projects are outstanding and the highlight of the magazine.

Pros:

- Finally a magazine devoted to Cricut owners, showing projects using the Cricut!
- A wide variety of projects shown (cards, layouts, home decor, etc.) using a wide variety of machines insures maximum appeal for the audience.  The only machine I did not see was the Yudu.
- Using a majority of pre-2010 cartridges means more people will be able to re-create these projects.
- Various magazine price points, especially the $4.95 download price, is brilliant!
- The quality of work shown was very high - especially Jana's projects.  Her layouts are just fantastic.
- I loved the use of newer scrapbooking papers and items with the older cartridges.

Cons:

- Instructions could be more consistent and I would have liked to have seen cut sizing for every Cricut cut.  While the majority of the projects did have these sizes, there were many that did not.  And the layouts had no sizing or cut information regarding the Cricut whatsoever.
- More cuts per project would be nice.  Again, some projects had many, many cuts while others one or two and they were basic shapes (hearts, stars, etc.).  There was a vast use of chipboard letters and letter stickers, which did not highlight the many wonderful fonts that the Cricut cartridges have.
- While the layouts were absolutely fabulous, I would not call them "fast".  But they were gorgeous eye candy!

Overall, a wonderful start to a brand new magazine.  I hope you'll give it a try and see some beautiful, new projects.  I can't wait to see the next issue!

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466 comments:

  1. Great review of the Cricut Magazine, would love to win it!! I would like to see more different shaped or different fold cards, thanks!!
    Cindy

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  2. I really look forward to reading the magazine, winning a copy would be wonderful. One thing I find difficult to find information on is using fabric in the Cricut. As a fibre artist this is my main interest and use of my Expression.

    Many thanks for your review.

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  3. I enjoyed the review as I have not seen the magazine yet. So an opportunity to win one, would be wonderful! I am very much interested in continuing to see layouts using the cricut, but I would like it to include as much detail as possible ie...size of cut.

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  4. I too can't wait to see the magazine. Finally a magazine dedicated to the Cricut:)I would love an opputunity to win it. I am interested in seeing card layouts with the holidays using the Cricut cartridges. Cathy
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  5. I enjoyed the review alot! I've see the advertisements on their web-site but hesitant to purchase not knowing exacting what the magazine had to offer. I am excited about the opportunity to win one so thank you for this.


    Joan Smith

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  6. Thanks for the review. I haven't see the magazine, but I would love too. Since I want to learn more avout scrapbooking I would prefer that they put instuctions for layout.

    Thanks,

    Indira

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  7. Sounds like you have given the mag a very fair and through review. Also for a first issue it sounds like a good effort. Hopefully since you do have more of the corporate ear than the average crafter, they will listen to some of these comments and make some improvements based on your comments.

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  8. I agree with Cindy, I would love to see shaped card!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  9. I agree about the size cuts. I wish they had specific sizes used for ALL projects so that if someone wanted to change it, they would just have to do the math, not cut a whole bunch of times and waste so much time and paper. I think the first one is great and am hoping that rach one will just get better and better!

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  10. I am excited to check it out! My favorite project is double page layouts and creative titles. That's something I'd love to see!

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  11. Thanks for such a well rounded review of the magazine! I can't wait to view a copy!

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  12. Would love to view it before purchasing a year, Would love to see more projects on the other features of the cards besides the main cuts.

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  13. I wonder if this book is available in Canada? I would love to see some basic easy beginner cards as I have just gotten my cricut.

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  14. I am a scrapbooker. Like you, I would find the instructions for layouts to be most helpful - especially for the challenging cuts with many layers! I would also be interested in seeing school projects - display boards, diaramas, etc - that have been completed using the cricut.
    Thanks for the review!

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  15. Would love to see more home decor projects and altered projects.

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  16. Hi, just became a follower but I've had you as my HOMEPAGE on my laptop for a long while now!
    I would like to see layouts and titles concerning babies and kids plus some for pets and of course LOTS OF HOLIDAY pages!

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  17. The magazine sounds great! It's just kind of on the expensive side. I would love to see ways on making detailed embellishments with the Cricut in the magazine.

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  18. Thanks for the review! I would love to see projects on pets!

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  19. Thank you for the insightful review.

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  20. Good review of the magazine. I'd like to see ideas for layouts. It seems I can only think to use the letters to make a title or to add a cut out that corresponds to my theme. I have trouble getting more creative. Tips with the gypsy would be good too, I'm getting one very soon!

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  21. I would like to see scrapbook layouts and card designs.

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  22. Thanks for the review! Unfortunately, I find that the magazine is out of my price range and I can't afford to buy a copy, or a subscription. I would love to win a copy though! I would like to see more cards made using the Cricut. Or home decor/gift items as well.

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  23. I'm an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker, so I'd like to see plenty and equal attention paid to those areas. I'm starting to venture into home dec and altered crafts, and I hope those crafts get some page time, too. Focus articles on the Imagine and the Gypsy should also be staples.

    I'm really looking forward to reading them. Not only will these magazines be invaluable reference material, but they were created for all of us with a passion for all things Cricut! What could be better?

    Thanks for the in-depth review, Joy!

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  24. Thanks for the review. I would love to see the following 9even though you highlighted what I too would like to see)
    * details of cuts, sizes, etc
    * sections of all the machines used
    * majority of materials used on the cricut projects
    * vinyl, magnets, etc.. sections

    I WANT the Cricut magazine!! :)
    Doris
    parkernana5 at cox .net

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  25. Thanks for the review.
    I would love to see more altered projects and shape cards..
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  26. I would love to get the magazine...thanks for doing this. I would love to see more stuff used in layouts,details of cuts, sizes, etc,,,thanks again :)

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  27. Hi Joy, like one of the others ladies I would love to see more altered projects like cigar boxes and such. I have made several of the boxes and they are on my blog. But it would be great to see things that are unexpected like the things Tim Holtz does. Hope I win the magazine. Keeping my fingers crossed. Great job on the review.

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  28. I'm kind of excited to see it! I would love to see lots of cards, and maybe some simpler scrapbook layouts. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  29. Thanks for the superfantastic review of the new Cricut mag! It sounds awesome. Great way to inspire and create new projects.

    It is so kind of you to offer us a free copy! I would love to see more home decor creations with vinyl.

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  30. As a newbie to the craft, I love a way to save money!

    A magazine dedicated just for the Cricut user, I like this and plan to get a subscription as soon as possible.

    Thanks for the review of the magazine, this helps everyone know what to expect when we receive our first issue.

    kimberly.pate@gmail.com
    http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thanks for the review. I would love to see lots of cricut cuts using different types of materials. Also items that can be made for classroom treats for children.

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win. I am mostly interested in cards and the 3D projects, but anything is always an inspiration.

    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  33. I would love to have to Magazine, I think it would really help me to learn new idles. I would like to see more shapes cards, and vinyl projects...

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  34. I bought my cricut for scrapbooking, but I love to see other types of projects that you wouldn't think of. Like birthday decorations, favors, and even tips on using it for cutting out other materials like fabric.

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  35. This magazine seems like it will be a nice one, I would love to subscribe but just can't right now.
    Thanks for the great review.

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  36. I wouldlove to see more home decor projects

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  37. We appreciate your review! I would like to see technical information, like how to use the Gypsy, Design Studio and the new classroom with the projects. How to utilize cut files. Things like that. I sure have the basics under control.
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  38. I love the thouhgt of a mag for us Cticut users. Id like to see more details on how to embellish the cuts. Sometimes my cuts just look flat. Id like to learn how to make them come to life. Thank you for all your great work.
    Terri

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  39. I'd like to see more projects using the Cricut to cut fabric for applique or home sewing projects. Vinyl too!

    =) Jill

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  40. Thanks so much or doing this review. I have been waiting for the mag to arrive so I could have a look. Sounds promising, can always use ideas on more and better uses of my machine. Thank you. Arlene

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  41. Got my first Cricut for Christmas, so I'm just starting to learn how to use it! I'd be interested in a section with BASIC tips for beginning users.
    Thanks for the magazine review ~ sounds like a magazine I'd love to read and get ideas from.

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  42. I am very excited about this magazine. I would love to see a section in each one dedicated to making wedding invitations. I plan on using my Cricut to do it but am a bit hesitant. Wedding invites are a huge business - Cricut should be a part of it!
    I would love to win the magazine for the inspiration.

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  43. I can't wait to see this new magazine! Will it be available at stores soon? Like walmart and places like that? Thanks for the chance to win one!!! I like to see more 3D items like boxes and bags.
    booger1 at tds.net

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  44. Scrapbook layouts for sure! Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  45. I'm already a follower of you blog :) I/d love to see some beginner cricut tips....I got mine for Christmas and haven't used it a hole lot just yet

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  46. I would love to win this magazine!!! Looks awesome.
    I would also love to see different folds and shapes of cards and learn how to do them...with instructions. :) That would be so awesome. Anything done with the cricut is just fine by me. I think you do a great job now. TFS
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  47. Rhonda H said...
    I agree with you...cut sizes on everything are needed. More instructions. They need to focus on a function key exploration/explanation in each issue to show people how to get the most from their machines.
    Less cake. Man, I never thought I'd hear myself say that! LOL! I do not have the cake machine, and don't want it taking up any more valuable space than necessary in the mag. Since the older machines have been around longer, and more folks have them, I think there should be more emphasis on what can be done with them as opposed to the more expensive and less used Imagine and Cake machines. IMHO. I agree with Joy about not using outside products (like chipboard letters or Prima flowers) when you can use something made with Cricut products. (i.e., don't use someone else's chipboard letters. Cricut claims to be able to cut chipboard with multicut...show us!) Patterned paper is an exception unless a project is part of the Imagine section, then only Imagine images should be used. Overall, I enjoyed seeing the mag, but initially purchased it to help get more from my Cricut.

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  48. Thanks for a great review. I wrote them and told them that I was dissapointed because most of the cuts were just plain cuts. I was hoping to see what can be done when you 'tweak' them in the gypsy or CDS. Also it would have been nice to see more layers like the Bee Happy card that you just did.

    marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

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  49. Thanks for the wonderful review Joy! I would love to own a copy of this magazine. I think it is important to give all of the sizes used for the layouts--not leaving us guessing. I would like to see both card and scrapbook layouts, with all the dimensions included.

    -nu2scrap-

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  50. Look like another great magazine from Northridge.

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  51. Looking forward to reviewing the magazine!

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  52. Thanks for the review of the magazine. I bought the digital subscription and thought it was nice but would love to have a hard copy of it as well.

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  53. i would love to see lots of layout ideas in this new magazine...but alas..can't find it in stores so far.

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  54. Would love to see the magazine. In the past I have been disapointed by the lack of instructions in most craft magazines. I want detailed instructions, what kind of glue was used. What is the best way to attached something. I want to learn from a magazine and from from the leaders of our industry. I don't want to just look at the great photos.
    Show me how to put the ideas together to get the end results of what is shown in the photo.

    I love my cricut. I have bought two of them. But, Provo craft hasn't done a very good job on how to use the machines.

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  55. Thanks for reviewing the magazine. Thanks for being honest. I would love to see more projects showing the special features on some of the cartridges ie: boxes and 3-d projects. Thanks for all you do.
    Megan H.
    mhcards at embarqmail dot com

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  56. I can't wait to see the magazine. I just subscribed, but my issues won't be arriving until the March Issue, so I'd love to win this one.

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  57. I haven't seen the magazine in person yet so would love to win one. Price makes a difference for me and dont' care for online reading so would prefer a hard copy. Thank you for a good review!
    Linda

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  58. It's great to see a magazine dedicated to the Cricut. Would love to win one! Thanks for the pros and cons of the magazine. I might have to move this to the top of my "want" list.

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  59. Sounds wonderful. I would love to preview it.

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  60. I would definitely like to see the cut sizes on all cuts. As a cricut newbie, the thing I find most difficult is getting the paper colors and layers picked out correctly in order to make the patterns. An article with an example would be helpful.

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  61. Thanks for providing your valuable feedback on the magazine and sharing it with us!

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  62. Thanks for the detailed review and the opportunity to win. I would love to see more male oriented cards. I find these the hardest to make.

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  63. Looks like a great magazine for inspiration!! I'm into making all my cards. Sometimes it's good to get a jump start into motovation!! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Thanks for the description of what the magazine has. I have 3 I take already. I have been thinking about taking this but was not sure that I needed another one. Thanks for the chance to get to view this one. Good Luck to all.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  65. Thanks for the honest review! I'm hoping the price comes down eventually because that is too much $$ for me right now. Would be wonderful to win one though!

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  66. Thanks for the review on the magazine!

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  67. Thanks for the review Joy! Would love to see a copy. Thanks for the chance! I would love to see how to cut fabric on the Cricut with some project ideas.

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  68. Thanks for the review. I plan to pick one up and check it out. I'm always looking for ideas. That is why I love Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Everyday Cricut.

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  69. I LOVE making cards with my Cricut but I really want to start using it on my layouts. Thanks for the inspiration you share here. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I have been on the fence about subscribing to the magazine....Thanks for the review!
    I may have to give is a look!
    Shellee

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  71. Id love to spark up my creativity by viewing this new magazine...I'd love to see some larger "framable" art work...I need something for my remodeled bedroom! Laurie B

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  72. Fantastic review, Joy. The main projects I would like to see in this mag would be "over the top" cards. And....more instructions (cut sizes, etc.) per project.

    Thanks so much for a change to win a copy of this mag. I've always wanted a subscrip. but have been hesitating a li'l.

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  73. I love reading your updates on your blog it makes my day. I would love to win the magazine, it would help me out with basic info and sizes and the whole idea from start to finish.

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  74. I would love to win this! I love my Cricut!
    krisandcody2u@comcast dot net

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  75. I would like to see some simple "beginner" projects.

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  76. Loved your review, especially the pros and cons list. I'd love to get my hands on this magazine as I haven't seen it in any stores near me yet. I would want lots of card ideas, especially for all the standard occaisions like birthday, get well and Sympathy.

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  77. I'd like to take a look at the magazine (ya know, hold it in my hand) before I subscribe to it. It does look fantastic, though, & your list of "pros" & "cons" was very helpful. Thank you!!

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  78. I'm glad to see a magazine for Cricut and I was going to sign up for this one until I heard it wasn't really geared for beginners. So with that being said I'd love to see it have more things geared toward beginners.

    TFS

    Debi
    cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

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  79. Thanks for the magazine review. I came across one at JoAnn's this weekend and just flipped through. It looked neat, but I wasn't ready to pay $14.95 that JoAnn's was charging, so I might look in to the digital download format.

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  80. Thanks for such a detailed review. I am still on the fence about spending that much for a magazine subscription. That being said, I would most certainly sunscribe to it if it were to detail more of the fonts on the cartridges and also banners and party decoration ideas, as that is what I mainly use my bug for.

    maria_m_nestor (at) yahoo.com

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  81. Thanks for the review. I have not seen the magazine yet. I have seen a preview online. Would like to see a variety of materials cut with the Cricut, with the specifics of speed, pressure, blade, and blade depth. Thanks. smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

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  82. I would love to see more two page layouts done using the cricut! And thanks for the awesome review very helpful!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  83. Wow! A magazine would be great. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I always look for ideas to work upon, without doing the same as someone else. Thanks again.

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  84. Definitely sounds interesting. I like to see your cards and LO's but some banners and home decor items on occasion are fun too.

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  85. Thanks for your review. I think you're correct in your analysis. I'm hoping that the future issues are more Cricut focused from start to finish. With all the cards (card bases) that you can make with the various Cricut cartridges, I'd like to see more card cartridges used along with the various other features.
    And more Imagine cards, too! Other than that, I like the magazine.

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  86. I would be very gald to have this magazine
    It would help alot for layout and how to do thing with the cricut
    and make pretty cards
    thank you for the giveaway

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  87. I would have loved to subscribe to this magazine but the price tag was just too much for me at this time. So I would really love to win a copy!!!

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  88. I love to see Cricut layouts! I agree that I'd like to see layouts using lots of cricut cuts or especially cuts only available on Cricut rather than basic shapes.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  89. I would love to see shaped cards
    and altered art using the Cricut!
    I have been dying for a look at this magazine. Hopefully it will
    improve over time, giving more
    complete directions regarding the cuts shown!

    -Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Maryellen

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  90. The magazine sounds great! I think the price is a huge factor in why I have not ordered it yet... I would LOVE to see more Layouts. I love scrapbooking, and I only make cards for people I know (when I don't have time to get the funny ones at the store). Thanks for sharing the review with us!!

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  91. I would like to see more ideas on guy cards, they are sooooo hard to come up with ideas. Thanks.

    Roxanna
    bswinch at aol dot com

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  92. Thank you for your review. I am really interested in seeing 12x12 scrapbook layouts with Cricut cuts from the Expression AND the Imagine. I love making cards, but am a scrapbooker through and through.

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  93. I'd love to see shaped cards and double page layouts that aren't over the top but LOs that more of the general population could/would create.

    Thanks for the great review!

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  94. Would love to get this but you didn't mention the other negative: Price. Love the quality of their magazines but not the most affordable. I don't mind the ads to pay for content besides I find out about products through ads.

    I'm not interested in cake or imagine. I love cards, wrapping and unusual projects. I like things that use cartridges in unexpected ways.

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  95. I'm so glad to read your review for this magazine because I've been trying to decide if I want to subscribe. thanks for the info and the chance to win a copy

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  96. How exciting, thanks for the chance! I love anything Cricut...but shaped cards, boxes, tags would be awesome! I've been following your blog.

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  97. Great review. I especially love the pros and cons list you gave.

    I think it is great that Northridge gave you the opportunity to share with your followers.

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  98. I would like to see more ideas on creativity and the cricut.

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  99. I'd love to see cards, cards and home decor.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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  100. I would love to see all sorts of card ideas! Holidays, birthdays, get well, thinking of you, just because....all kinds!!! Love them and love this

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  101. Would love to see more layout designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  102. Hi, I'm a follower of you blog and i love it. thank you for the chance to win the book. I'm very exiting with it. I love scrapbooking LO.
    Regards Lydia

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  103. You did a great review of the magazine and I would love to win it. I would love it if from time to time you would use some of the older most used cricut cartridges on your blog. Thanks!

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  104. I appreciate the critique of the new magazine. How NICE to have a magazine which specifically uses the Cricut machine. Before subscribing, I will definitely want to check out a sample first. Hey! $40 is $40! I could get another cartridge for that.

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  105. Thanks for the review. I would love to win a copy, since right now I cannot afford to buy a subscription.

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  106. Whatever the project, they need to have concise directions-- I love your site because you do just that!

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  107. Wow I would love to get my hands on this magazine!! I have been everywhere looking for it....No luck as of yet!! I would love to see more Glass etching projects...I think that it is very pretty! Thanks for the chance!!

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  108. Thanks for the honest and thorough review of the magazine. Nothing is perfect, so it was great to see you listed the "cons" too. I wasn't going to pre-subscribe to a magazine in which I hadn't yet seen it's quality, especially at the cost of this one. So I really appreciate your candor.

    I would be interested in seeing some of the specialty fold cards (I already do a lot of the traditional fold ones), some creative uses for the vinyl besides just wall decor, and some of the ideas on the create your own stamps material.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win an issue of the magazine. It would be great to take a look at it myself!!!

    kruzr87@yahoo.com

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  109. I would love to see more ways to use it. Just creative different things
    lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com

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  110. forgot my contact info!!

    http://ibcircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot con
    Rexann

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  111. Neat, I'd love to check it out. I'd love to see simple baby cards ... seem to have a lot of babies being born this year, so a fun excuse for trying new cards! :)

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  112. Very thorough! It's good to get such a review before investing that $$$! Thanx!

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  113. I would so love to be able to win this magazine and hopefully get to subscribe to it soon! I'm not sure how to explain what I want to see and I hope this makes sense. I would love to see like cuts from cartridges that you have no clue really what to do with. For example I have Fabulous finds and there is tons of things I don't know how to use. Just to take some difficult cuts and show us how to use them would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Leanne

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  114. Thanks Joy! I've heard good and bad about the new magazine...just as your review stated. I wish that PC would show more earth-friendly projects. Why use brand new chipboard letters, when you can cut up a cereal box? I think that they also could take a lesson from Papertrey Ink. Their DT can show 20 different ways of using the same die. With all of Cricuts options, there should be more shown on making your own embellishments etc. Thanks Joy!

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  115. Sounds very exciting! I look forward to giving it a look see! Thank you for giving a pros and cons list, that is always helpful. Thanks for the chance to win the first issue! I am already a subscriber and follower!
    lissa8506@hotmail.com

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  116. Thanks for the review. Have been wondering if it is worth the money. I would love to win a copy to be able to really check it out.

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  117. thank for the review.....
    and for the chance to win!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  118. I would ike to see more layouts with sizing information. It takes so much time otherwise to get the look you want when copying.
    Ruth

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  119. Great review! I would like to see more projects that use a single cartridge. Many times I find fabulous projects, but I don't own all the carts used for a project.

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  120. Great review! I love seeing projects pertaining to cards and home decor. I agree that it would be helpful to have the cut sizes included with the recipes of the projects. TFS.
    Kathryn

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  121. Thanks for the chance to win! I mainly make cards so I like inspiration for that. I also would love to see gift ideas :)

    coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com

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  122. Thanks for the insight into the new magazine. I am "Obsessed with Scrapbooking" LOL! Retired on disability and I find in the winter months, scrapbooking keeps me sane!

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  123. Joy, I'm happy with the cards you post, I don't know that I NEED to see projects but, I'm sure I will love them if you make them. I love the most that you are actually creative and providing ideas rather than just cutting something and putting it on a card! Great job!

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  124. Thanks for the chance to win!! I always struggle with new title ideas & placement on the LO!!

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  125. I would like to see things done with vinyl. Whether its home decor or for use on cars. Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  126. I would love to see crafts made with the cricut. not just scrapbooking and maybe some jewelry!!!

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  127. I'd love to see ideas for scrapbook layouts using the cricut. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. More vinyl projects!! iron on, regular wall vinyl would be great.

    fsclassen at gmail dot com

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  129. I like flowers made with the Cricut. I like paper lace flowers as well as leaf ideas. Glass etching would be interesting also. How to do this info would be nice. thanks.

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  130. I like flowers made with the Cricut. I like paper lace flowers as well as leaf ideas. Glass etching would be interesting also. How to do this info would be nice. thanks.

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  131. I really enjoy a variety of projects. I love seeing your great card projects but need to get back to doing scrapbooking, so more layouts would be appreciated too.
    Thank you for all of your helps!

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  132. I subscribed to the magazine, but my delivery doesn't start untill the next issue, so i would lobe to win this one to have a complete set. can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

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  133. I would like to see the use of Cricut in card making and home decorating projects.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new magazine.
    Sharon
    aka Celticrafter

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  134. I cant wait to see this magazine! I'd love to win a copy. I'm very new to this whole Cricut world, just got my first Cricut for Christmas. I'd love to see layouts, cards, any ideas really... :-) I already LOVE my Cricut! Cindy crdhins@ymail.com

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  135. So glad to see a review of this! I hope to see plenty of projects that can be done on a Baby Bug, not just the Expression or Imagine as I only have the Baby Bug.
    Beth Lee
    bethlorr@hotmail.com

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  136. I am so glad for the feedback and review of this new magazine. It is pricy and it really helps to better understand what I would be buying. I'll cross my fingers!! I'd love to win a copy!

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  137. THanks for the review. I don't like when detailed instructions are not given on examples, it's frustrating to try to figure it out. I would hope the magazine includes going forward complete directions and cut sizes, they can post of link of it if they don't want to waste print space for it.

    Rosina

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  138. I would love to see more pop-up card ideas as well as unique folds. I would love to win this issue! Thanks.

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  139. Great review. Something I will have to think about.

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  140. Oh I hope I win!!!!!! I'm so wanting to get my hands on this magazine but its just not in my budget!!!

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  141. I would love to see more use of the 3D cuts on
    the cricut and maybe include the full instructions and cut sizes. I would love if the magazine will include imagine projects and more LO. Thanks for the review!!

    Scrapping601

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  142. I love to win this Magazine. I love my Cricut and I would love to do more with it. I would use it to do and make more card and my scrapbooking Thank You for the chance to win I could use it.
    Sincerely
    Donna Scrapp'n Nana
    http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

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  143. Thank you for the opportunity to win this. I already subscribe to your blog. After a few years of being too busy to spend time crafting, I've just recently had time to start back up again. Though I would like to start scrapbooking again, I am most interested in cards, cards, and more cards. Different shapes and ideas in A2 sized envelopes would be great!

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  144. I am a subscriber here. I have not seen this magazine yet. I would love to win one. I don't think I would pay the price for the subscription without seeing it. I would like to see layouts with detailed instructions and all Cricut components. Why use chipboard and sticker letters when you have cartridges???

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  145. I can't wait to check out this Mag!! I would love to see stuff for the newbie. I have had my cricut for awhile - but it has quite a learning curve and I just haven't taken the time to figure it all out. I would also like to see stuff about cutting with Sure Cuts A Lot.
    Tracy, Rochester MN

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  146. Thank you for such a good review of the magazine. I am always looking for inspiration for cards and layouts. I enjoy seeing projects that include more than just plain-jane cuts (adding stamped images, glitz, distressing, etc.)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  147. Sounds great....thanks for the pros and cons. That was so helpful!

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  148. Thank you for the review! I have seen it advertised on the cricut website and have rec'd emails to subscribe, but I need to have a look at one in my hands before I buy a magazine... would live to see more projects on mini albums, books/journals and it would be great if they showed each page w/the instructions. Many magazines just show the cover and maybe a page and no info.

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  149. I would love to see more layouts, cut sizes included. Thanks

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  150. Thanks for the magazine review. I would love to see projects for cards with different folds-trifolds, pop-outs.

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  151. Thanks for the review. I'm always interested in seeing ideas for cards. (I know the magazine has them, but I say keep 'em coming!)

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  152. I would like to see the Wild Card cartridge feautered. It has many great cuts, but I am often at a loss as to what to do with them other than a straigth cut.

    I love fancy folds and wish that Cricut would do a cartridge of some of the cuts for them, such as the flip card or the tri-shutter cut.

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  153. i'd like to see home decor projects. i have to say i think the price is a little steep and so some previews (or a nice free copy) may make me a customer but i'm not ready to plop down the money sight unseen. thanks for your info.

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  154. I must say you did a great review of the magazine. I'd definately love to have a copy of it myself. I've been anxiously awaiting its publication since I first heard about it. I'd love to see some card making projects as well as some holiday projects as well. Thank you for sharing this with us and for allowing us to win one as well.

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  155. Thanks for the review of the new Cricut magazine. I would love to have this magazine. I follow your blog and look forward to the projects you have every day, especially the cards.

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  156. Great review! This definately will help me to decide. I love the Cricut and I am always looking for fast and quick ideas. I am a very simple scrapper and love all sorts of party favor ideas. Thanks for the info.

    Cindy I.

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  157. I haven't checked it out because of the cost. Thanks for the review -

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  158. Thanks for the magazine review! I would like to see cards made only from paper using the cricut. Sometimes it's hard to find the right embelishments. Thanks!
    -Mandy
    hull.mandy@yahoo.com

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  159. I'd love to see more uses on how to cut chipboard and use the deep cut housing to create Mini's. : )

    Would love to win a copy of this yummy magazine! Thanks for your awesome review!

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  160. Thank you for the detailed review of this magazine, I can't wait to see one in person.

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  161. I would love to get the cricut magazine, seemed a little pricey to me, but am still open to the idea. I love my cricut and spend hours surfing the net at different blogs for inspiration!

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  162. Fantastic review - I have been wondering about this magazine - I would definitely love to win it as I am on a "spending freeze" at the moment :) I am really into making boxes and other fun fillable objects so would love to see some projects like that! Also layouts as I am so far behind on my books and would love some inspiration!

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  163. Good review of the magazine. I would love to win a copy of it!
    Thanks,
    Pat
    pwells1athvcdotrrdotcom

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  164. Thanks for the feedback and the chance to win it!

    Brandy Yearous
    brc23 @ hotmail.com

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  165. I would love to check this magazine out! Thanks for the chance
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  166. Would love to win, I would like to see all the great things in the magazine. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  167. I would love to see more paper projects for parties and showers. This is what I use my cricut for the most. I love to do layouts and cards but party favors, banners and handmade gifts are my fav.

    cyndepeterson@gmail,com
    http://cyndepeterson.blogspot.com/

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  168. I am sooo excited to see the first book. I would love to see altered projects, maybe things that can be given away as gifts. I hope I win.

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  169. I would love to win this Magazine! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    Thank you for the thorough and informative review of the Magazine.

    I would like to see more projects with the various boxes on the Cricut cartridges.

    Again, thank you!

    meg_ps6819(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  170. Great review Joy!! I would love to win one just to check it out before I get a subscription. But it does sound pretty good!!
    Happy Crafting!!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  171. More 3-d projects. Kids seem to have to have then in school more here lately.

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  172. I appreciate your honest evaluation of the magazine! Love the pros and cons! Thanks for keeping all of us informed. Looks like a terrific magazine!
    susanJ in Atlanta

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  173. Would love to win a copy and hopefully from there get a subscription after that. It is a shame that theyndon't have the cut sizes for all projects.
    Gloria H

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  174. I sure would love to win this magazine! I would love to see more Expressions Cricut projects, specifically some to decorate my craft room! I'd also like to see a few baby/toddler gifts/decorations/cards. Thank you so much!

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  175. I have subscribed to your blog :)

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  176. Can't wait to see this magazine. I love LOs!!!!

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  177. Wonderful review. Great that it is available in digital format.

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  178. Your review was very detailed and informative. Before I lay out that much money for a magazine I want to actually see and review one for myself so winning one would be great. I, being a 'give me the exact steps' type of person would definitely want more detailed instructions for each project. I would love to see more layout examples and a few card techniques using the Expression and the older cartridges. There is no way that I can afford the price of an Imagine and have no desire to use a Cake machine so more examples of using the Expression would be my ideal! Oh,, and with minimal ads (which I realize contributes to the higher cost of the magazine).

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  179. Thanks for the review--I have been a little hesitant because of the price, but now I am giving it a second thought. I would love to see scrapbook LO as well as shaped cards. I don't do much home decor or use vinyl. Thanks for the giveaway

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  180. I am glad to see a review of the magazine...Im everything Cricut, but being unemployed for so many months, the price point was high.... when I have to try to negotiate car payments, food, daycare.......but I would love to win it and see for myself!

    Sugarsherri
    Katy,TX

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  181. I would like to see the cartridges used in different ways. Not just the straight cut, but being more creative in their uses.

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  182. Thanks for the review, Joy. I'm waiting to get my hands on a copy of the issue before commiting to a subscription. So.. i hope I'm one of the lucky names drawn for your give away.
    Elizabeth

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  183. SWEEEEEEEET!! Thanks for the thorough and delicious review of this exciting new "need-too-obsess" must have. I didn't know about the digital option which is both affordable and a huge plus for space challenged addicts like myself!

    I enjoy the card, home decor, photo, gift, and treat ideas, and would LOVE to see tips and shortcuts as well, plus detailed instructions with sizing and cut info.

    Cheers!

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  184. I would love to see lots of work with vinyl!

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  185. Great review of the Cricut magazine. I would like to see more vinyl projects. I am both a follower and a subscriber to your blog.
    bwickline61@yahoo.com

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  186. I'd Like to see more ecucation based projects! Things that an educator can use in the classroom and things parents can make to reinforce things thier children are learning in school!
    celena.nelson@rcn.com

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  187. Thanks for the review. Loved your pros and cons and appreciate you keeping us informed. Thank you for the chance to win too! lindagk23

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  188. I would absolutely love to win this magazine! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  189. I agree with your review from what I saw of an online peek. Especially the titles from chipboard. I want to know ways to use the cricut more on a page, step by step would be nice.

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  190. Thanks for the review. You answered several of my questions about the magazine.
    I like that they are using older carts and not concentrating on the newest.
    I would agree that eye candy is nice but do-able layouts and maybe a section for quick and or easy ideas would add a lot.
    Of course I subscribe!

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  191. I so want to start getting some magazines. I am just starting and need all the help I can get. I don't have a job at the moment, so I can't afford magazines on top of everything else I want.

    As to what I want to see...I don't scrapbook and don't do many cards - just did my first one. I would like to see craft projects and teacher projects.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  192. Thanks for the great review & the oppportunity to win!

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  193. I would also agree that more layouts that are nice but quicker to do than longer would be needed in the magazine. Can't wait to see it. Thanks Shea

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  194. I have had my eye on this mag and would love a chance to win it! I am trying to use my cricut more and more, but I am a big layout person, so I owuld love to see layout ideas in the magazine!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  195. Thanks for the candid review. I would love to see more cards for males.
    marionment@msn.com

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