So tonight I decided I would finally play with the Cricut cutter I got. I was just messing around, so I got some of my 12x12 scrapbook paper and picked a image from one of the design cartridges. It is actually pretty simple to use and I can think of lots of crafty ways to use it other than cut outs for paper scrapbooking, which I don't do much anymore!
I picked a swirly flourish and told it to fit to page. It sized it and then began cutting it out. This picture is after I started removing it from the adhesive cutting mat.
Being one to never waste paper...I flipped it over and tried cutting out letters. These could be used with modge podge, or add adhesive with the xyron and it is a label. The paper could be used a stencil to spray paint a design on almost anything. If you get the vinyl, you can cut images or phrases out for wall decals or much much more! I also saw that it will cut out fabric also.. Who knows what I will cut out next! Not to mention I have one that works on gum paste, fondant and frosting sheets! Maybe some day I will get around to getting one of those so I can try it out!