Cricut Imagine

by Sue

My Janome Artistic Edge Digital Cutting and Embroidery Machine

My Janome Artistic Edge Digital Cutting and Embroidery Machine

Hi Susan

I bought a used Imagine from a friend and was wondering if I can make those vinyl sayings that people put on their walls with this machine. What cartridge would I need to get and how do I buy the vinyl?

I just started doing scrapbooking and like it very much, but have LOTS of questions. :)



Hi Sue

Thank you for your question and your confidence in me. I love the thought of using an electronic cutting machine but sadly I have not yet mastered the skill!

I am on my way though as I recently purchased a Janome Artistic Edge and should be having a few lessons in how to use it soon, but for now I am a newbie with digital cutters.

The Imagine is a Cricut machine, and I have not used a Cricut before either.

That said, one of the things that attracted me to using a digital cutter was the thought that I could make interesting, customisable and beautiful gifts with vinyl sayings and images. I know various scrapbooking stores do sell the vinyl and that there is such a one in Arkansas USA called Clarinda's Corner. Clarinda makes beautiful vinyl gifts. You didn't say where you are located in the world so I am not sure Clarinda's shop will be somewhere you could get to, but I would try searching your hobby and craft shops to find a local supplier. Or the friend who sold you the machine may have a good idea of where to get the vinyl?

Here in Australia I would try the Cricut website for information about local suppliers.

Wherever they sell Cricut machines, they should also stock the vinyl. You should be able to search online for a supplier near you by typing 'Cricut, vinyl' into your search engine, then clicking on the 'shopping' tab in your web browser.

I love enabling people to shop. Lol!

Once you have started using your machine I hope you will come back and show me some of your projects. I like the idea of putting sayings on walls and doors. Glass wear with special event dates on them would make gorgeous wedding, graduation, anniversary and welcome baby gifts, don't you think? And of course, you will also be able to make scrapbook page titles in many fonts using many different papercrafting materials, including cardstock. Just think of the intricate cuts you will be able to make for borders and greeting cards, too. All that choice at your fingertips should be great! I am also thinking I can use my machine for some of my other hobby love's projects - quilting.

I can't wait to learn how to use my machine. It's going to be fun, I am sure.

Happy crafting


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