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Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine

by Cricut
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  • Electronic cutting machine for scrapbooks, classroom decor, signage, and more
  • Cartridge system requires no computer; cuts from 1/4 inch to 23-1/2 inches
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen; 6 modes; 4 functions; portrait or landscape orientation
  • Comes with Plantin SchoolBook font and shape cartridge, and Accent Essentials mini shape cartridge
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Product Details

Style: Expression | Color: Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 9.5 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 20.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000WOV83M
  • Item model number: 29-0300
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (482 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,940 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

Style:Expression  |  Color:Grey








Electronic Cutting Machine

  Features You’ll Love on the Cricut Expression Machine





  • Virtually limitless design possibilities are yours with the images and fonts available in the Cricut image library.


  • You can also purchase additional sets of affordable digital images in different themes with the free Cricut Craft Room online design software.


  • Cuts a wide range of materials—including cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils—in sizes ranging from ¼" to 23 ½" (12" x 24" cutting mat sold separately).


  • No computer required. Just insert a cartridge into the machine, select your image, adjust the size, and press CUT.


  • You can also design on your computer—just connect to the free Cricut Craft Room online design software and start creating with the Cricut images you own.


  • Auto Fill and Quantity features allow you to cut multiples of the same image so you can quickly create a batch of invitations, place settings, party favors, or other projects. You also can maximize the size of your image without trial and error by using the Fit to Page feature.


  • Comes with two cartridges so you have immediate access to 4 fonts, 16 borders, 24 tags, 16 3D images and 100+ layered images, all at a price that is easy on your budget.
250+ Free Images Included!

Comes with two cartridges so you have immediate access to 4 fonts, 16 borders, 24 tags, 16 3D images and 100+ layered images, all at a price that is easy on your budget.

Accent Essentials

With 50 versatile images to choose from, this cartridge is perfect for any number of projects. You can use the images by themselves or layer them in a variety of ways so you can get just the look you want.


Plantin SchoolBook

Use the three classic fonts and assorted images on this cartridge for cards, scrapbook layouts, school projects, and other projects.

  Design. Cut. Create.

The Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine enables you to create things you never thought you could. Whether you’d like to make cards with a personal touch, beautify your home with crafted décor, celebrate holidays with custom banners and signs, or add polish to your scrapbook with meaningful elements, the Cricut Expression machine can help you create it all.

The design possibilities are virtually endless with the vast Cricut image library. The image library contains sets of digital images at affordable prices for use in the Cricut Craft Room design software. You can also purchase physical Cricut cartridges that work directly with your machine. Cricut cartridges contain hundreds of professionally drawn and thoughtfully designed images, and some cartridges include fonts as well. There are over 350 Cricut cartridges available. They cover a wide range of themes such as weddings, new baby, animals, holidays, sports, and more. Simply insert a Cricut cartridge into the Cricut Expression machine, choose the images you like, select the size, and press CUT. Thousands upon thousands of designs are possible!

If you prefer to design on a computer, the Cricut Expression machine allows you to do so with the free online Cricut Craft Room design software. With Cricut Craft Room you can design with and cut all of the Cricut images you own. Just select an image and drag and drop it on the virtual cutting mat. Then size, slant, rotate, weld, or flip images to create the perfect project. When you’re finished, connect your Cricut Expression machine to your computer with a USB cable (sold separately) so you can cut what you’ve designed. You can also use Cricut Craft Room to explore the entire Cricut image library (including exclusive digital images) and purchase digital images for immediate use.

The Cricut Expression machine can cut a wide variety of materials at a whole host of sizes. You can cut images and fonts on cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foil at sizes as small as ¼" and as large as 23 ½". Some images are very intricate and will cut best at larger sizes, while simple images can be cut at smaller sizes.

With a vast library of professionally designed images and the ability to cut a wide variety of materials and sizes, the Cricut Expression machine enables you to create things you never thought you could. Join the Cricut product family, and we will provide you with inspiration to get you started and keep on creating everything from holiday cards and seasonal décor to gift ideas and home décor.

  Virtually Limitless Design Possibilities

Simple, Easy, and Affordable!

You will love how easy it is to create gorgeous projects with your Cricut Expression machine. Whether you want to create a unique birthday card for a loved one or capture the fun and laughter of a family vacation in a special scrapbook layout, the Cricut Expression machine and one-of-a-kind artwork make the process simple and affordable. Creating the perfect crafts has never been this easy!

Celebrate Life's Important Moments

Your special events—and the people you love—deserve the best crafts you can create. Whether you’re making a gift for a friend, watching a child graduate from high school or college, planning a loved one’s wedding, having a baby, decorating your new home, or creating projects with your children, the Cricut Expression machine can help you make the experience more memorable, creative, and fun.

Make a Card for Someone You Love

Regardless of the occasion, holiday, or time of year, the Cricut Expression machine allows you to express the right sentiment in the right way—your way. The numerous images available in the Cricut image library let you customize your card however you like. The Cricut Expression machine allows you to make multiples of each card with the Auto Fill or Quantity modes. Whether intricate, simple, ornate, or classic cards, the Cricut Expression machine can help you quickly and easily give them a personal touch.

Give Your Home a Personal Touch

The Cricut Expression machine’s ability to easily and quickly cut vinyl opens up a world of possibility for home décor. Self-adhesive and repositionable vinyl can be used to beautify your home with custom images, meaningful quotes, or personalized arrangements. You also can add personality to a basic pillow or give dimension to a wall hanging by cutting images out of fabric. With the Cricut image library and the ability to cut a wide range of sizes, the Cricut Expression machine provides you with home décor possibilities that are virtually endless.

Make Paper Crafting Easier and Simpler

If you can imagine it with paper, you can make it with the Cricut Expression machine. Whether you want to make cupcake holders, gift boxes and tags, scrapbooks, banners, signs, invitations, table settings, party décor, school projects, or even a party of paper dolls, you can easily design it and quickly cut it with the Cricut Expression machine. Precision cuts and easy duplication allow you to produce paper projects that look professionally polished yet uniquely your own.

Create a Better Learning Experience

Freshen up your classroom and make more engaging visuals for your lessons with the Cricut Expression machine. It’s easy to be creative and save time and money by making banners, labels, and other school-related projects. Parents can also collaborate with their children to help them create displays for reports and presentations.

Add Fun Details with Drawing Tools

The Cricut Expression machine can draw any image, phrase, or font available in the Cricut image library. Simply remove the cutting blade and insert one of the Cricut Gel Pens or Cricut Markers instead. You can make coloring pages for children, add drawn images to a scrapbook page, and write sentiments on cards.

And So Much More!

  Design Possibilities Are Endless!


  What's In The Box?

  • Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials cartridges which include 3 fonts and over 60 layered images!
  • 2 cartridge handbooks and 2 silicone overlays
  • Cutting Blade
  • 12" x 12" Cutting Mat
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

648 of 664 people found the following review helpful By riry on November 29, 2009
Style Name: ExpressionColor: Grey Verified Purchase
Expression vs. Slice
There is no comparison - if you can only get 1 machine get the expression - it's worth the extra money...why?
I have the Slice - that was my first machine (I got it 2 weeks ago) only because it had the designs I wanted (tags) and also had some cool accessories and it's my first die cut machine. You have to hold it down to use it, there aren't that many cartridges and if you wait for sales - they are both about the same $. If you need a machine to cut a couple of things here and there and go for the slice. (Read my Slice review for more details).

Expression vs. Personal
The personal cricut only cuts to 5.5" - and it's pretty much like the Slice - around the same price point as well. It does NOT compare with the capabilities of the Expression. Expression cuts in larger sizes, more feature - the LCD screen is more detailed, it's a far more sophisticated machine (think of composition notebook vs. laptop) - also spoke with a cricut user at a store - she said that the Personal wastes a lot of paper

Expression vs. Sizzix - I didn't even really look at the Sizzix, I get they're cheaper, and they have a lot of cartridges and they're cheaper...there's a reason why the machine and cartridges are cheaper - they're VERY BASIC (it's like comparing 3rd grade education to graduate school), reviews on the Sizzix weren't very "WOW" and if I'm going to invest $$ - I rather get something WOW - the functionality and capabilities of Cricut products (even the personal) is far superior than the Sizzix

Expression Features that makes this machine SUPERIOR:
Cuts 1/4" - 23.
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447 of 466 people found the following review helpful By M on August 19, 2008
Style Name: ExpressionColor: Grey
The Expression is an awesome machine! I have no cons about the machine itself. About the cutting mat, if it's too sticky, press a clean t-shirt down on the mat & peel it up to remove some stickiness. Simply pressing your clean hands on the mat will also remove excess stickiness and woks just as well. If the mat has lost stickiness, wash thoroughly with dish soap (Goo Gone might be needed) and dry thoroughly. Spray with Krylon Easy-Tack, let the Krylon dry thoroughly and, if needed, press & peel a clean t-shirt (or hands) to remove excess stickiness. Use a lint roller after cutting especially "linty" paper and after each session with your Cricut. The mats will last a really, really long time this way.

I'm sure Provo Craft does not recommend doing anything other than buying new mats, but those who've been using the Cricut since the beginning have found ways to work around the mat issue.

There are also software programs that are compatible with the Cricut that will allow you to cut the True Type fonts installed on your computer, as well as many other file types and designs. (Not Cricut Design Studio, but other, non-Provo Craft programs such as Sure Cuts A Lot and Make The Cut.) Google is your friend. ;)

I wish Provo Craft would release their own software that will allow Cricut users to cut our own fonts, but it hasn't happened (despite begging from customers).

Search the web for discussion boards with Cricut topics. There's a wealth of info out there, as well people who are excited about their machines and eager to help. :)
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157 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 18, 2008
Style Name: ExpressionColor: Grey
I first used the Cricut Expression cutting machine at a weekend scrapbooking retreat. My friend had recently purchased one and brought it along with several cartridges. I already have a sizzix with a few alphabets and other dies.

The Cricut is SOOOO much faster to use than the sizzix. And the versatility you get by being able to choose any size (from about.5" to 11.75" in .25" increments) is amazing. It really opens a whole new world of possibilities. Most cartridges also have alternate versions of the alphabets as well such as italic, bold, tall, etc. Or even being able to place the text inside a tag or other object. Most cartridges also allow you to create a shadow of the letter with a different color for matting purposes wich really adds depth to the scrapbook page.

There are a few cons. First being the price, not only is the machine itself VERY pricey, each cartridge will run between 60 and 90 dollars pre-tax/shipping. This makes each new phont or shape set a whole new investment.
Second con is how quickly the cutting mat loses it's "sticky" over the course of that weekend retreat we had to move onto a second cutting mat and that had begun to lose adhesion as well. Without the stick the page will slide around during the cutting process ruining the letters. We resorted to using repositionable adhesive on the back of the paper to make it stick to the mat. Definitely not ideal.

I just ordered one for myself and am very excited to start using it.
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94 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Faye R. Smith on January 28, 2008
Style Name: ExpressionColor: Grey
I purchased the Cricut Expression after testing it with a friend that had just purchased one. I use it constantly! No more cutting out letters by hand for me!!! The letters are precisely cut without tearing. It also cuts designs, tags, and many more shapes too numerous to mention. I recently made Valentine Cards to share with friends using the cartridges that came with the machine and tried out the new color ink cartridges (purchased separately). The lettering was super fantastic! The ink did not smudge and the letters were precisely drawn. A big THANK YOU to this company for making my scrapbooking and card making easier!

The only downside was the $$$...however, if you do your homework by shopping around, you can save. I took a sale ad from a well known fabric store to a different local craft store that had the machine. Low and behold, they honored the other store's sale ad! This saved me lots of $$$. I plan to buy most of the cartridges at our local discount store that has them for less $$. The finished product makes it worth the $$$.
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