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12 Reasons Why SCAL5 Rocks!

For the past 11 months, I’ve been a beta tester for the newest Version 5 of Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL5). If you’re not familiar with this software and you’re an avid owner of a digital die cutter, it’s worth…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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