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Scrapbook Shopping: $99 Cricut Package from Costco

As part of their “24 Deals of Christmas” promo, Costco has a Cricut Mini bundle on sale through 12/19/12.

HERE is a link. Here is what you get:

Bundle includes the Cricut Mini® machine, a Cricut® Tool Kit, and the Teresa Collins – Sampler and Cricut Mini® Sampler digital images.
Also comes with 500 free images through the Cricut Craft Room® design software, including 4 full fonts, 50 phrases, and over 150 layered images
Cricut® Tool Kit includes a bone folder, a hook, a knife, a ruler, scissors, a scoop, and a scraper
Cuts from ¼” up to 11 ½” on paper, cardstock, thin chipboard, vinyl, stencil material, and other materials
Welcome Packet includes four sheets of cardstock to complete your first project in minutes, plus easy step-by-step instructions for over 40 projects
Small and lightweight for space savings
Compatible with Mac® and Windows® operating systems (computer and high-speed internet connection required)

Only $99.99 with free shipping through 12/19/12.

I’m somewhat tempted. I have a first-generation Cricut (Old School … hollah!). I think they call it the Baby Bug. I don’t use it all that much but I sometimes do, especially at scrapbook retreats where I can set it up for an entire weekend and use the heck out of it.

I’ve resisted the computer-dependence part of an electronic die-cutter which I know has me way behind the times. But when I think about a Silhouette Cameo, the cost, having to sell all my Cricut stuff because the carts, Jukebox, and tools will be useless … well, then I change the subject and move on.

Anyhow, I’m thinking about the Cricut Mini now. That video was very helpful. It’s small enough I could keep it hooked up on my desk. I can use my existing cartridges plus Cricut Craft Room. I’d get a tool kit. It’s cheap. And it will work with my Mac.

Decisions, decisions!