Author Archive: Personal Die Cutting

Silhouette Portrait 1 vs 2

The Silhouette Portrait 1 and Portrait 2 may seem the same from the outside, but the insides are a bit different. The Silhouette Portrait 2 has all the same features of the Portrait 1 and more. It has been upgraded to allow for a lot of the same features as the Cameo…
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Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 machine may seem similar, but there are some key differences. The most notable differences between the two cutters are regarding cutting force and the Adaptable Tool System. Let’s compare the two machines! Cricut Explore Air Overview The Cricut Explore line comes with 3…
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Make the Cut and Sure Cuts A Lot: Which is Best for You?

Make the Cut and Sure Cuts A Lot

Make The Cut (MTC) and Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) are two very popular and inexpensive cutting programs with tens of thousands of users. A small portion of you may already own and have mastered both programs. Thus, I’m sure you are already comfortable using one or the other for…
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KNK Zing Orbit Initial Review

KNK Zing Orbit

The KNK Zing Orbit is KNK USA’s latest release into the world of digital die cutting. With over 1000 grams of force and speeds up to 30 inches (762mm) per second, this new cutter is a stand-out choice for crafters and small business owners. Whether you’re cutting vinyl or balsa…
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Silhouette Curio vs Cricut Explore Air

Some of the newest machines on the market are the Silhouette Curio and the Cricut Explore Air. They have some similarities, but there is a lot of differences between the Curio and Cricut Explore. Let’s take a look at these two machine reviews. Silhouette Curio Machine Overview >>Click here to…
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Cricut Explore Air 2 Announced!

There is now a new Cricut Explore machine, the Cricut Explore Air 2! This may seem exciting at first, but there doesn’t seem to be much of an improvement over the existing Cricut Explore Air machine. So what’s the difference between the Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore Air 2?…
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5 Nested die techniques by

Nested Die Technique 1

Umbrella Crafts is a craft line that makes simply awesome products. They also have a large selection of cutting machines, dies, and accessories often offered with sale discounts. Some of their most popular products are the nested die sets. These high-quality wafer-thin dies offer so much possibility when it…
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Silhouette Curio vs Silhouette Cameo 3

Last year, we compared the Silhouette Curio vs Silhouette Cameo 2. With the Silhouette Cameo 3 just released, we thought it would be worthwhile to compare the Silhouette Curio to the Silhouette Cameo 3 and talk about the differences between them. Silhouette Curio Overview The Silhouette Curio is a craft machine released…
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Cricut Explore Air vs Silhouette Cameo 3

With the Silhouette Cameo 3 being released with some features that are comparable to the Cricut Explore, one might ask, which is better, the Cricut Explore or the Silhouette Cameo 3? Both are very popular machines, though they do have some key differences. Silhouette Cameo 3 Overview >>Click here to…
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New Silhouette Cameo 3 Announced!

A little while ago, Silhouette announced they are coming out with the new Silhouette Cameo 3 as well as some other very interesting products! There are some significant changes between the Cameo 2 and the Cameo 3, so come take a look with us! New Silhouette Cameo 3 features Here…
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