My daughter has one of these personal-sized Cricuts. She got it at age seven and loves it. It has really come in handy for school projects and fun crafts. She also makes all of her own birthday cards for friends and family members and we get surprised with her creations on Mother’s and Father’s Day. It’s definitely easy enough for a tween to operate.
The Cricut V1 personal machine is an electronic diecutting machine that cuts paper, cardstock, vellum, vinyl, fabric and light chipboard. It can cut up to 5.5 inches tall. Cartridges are required to diecut a variety of images and 3D items. This Cricut V1 personal-sized machine has pink trim and comes with the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge. Additional cartridges are available for purchase. No computer is required to use cartridges with your machine, but if you wish to connect your machine to your computer, Cricut offers their Cricut Craftroom online software. The software is free, but you will need to purchase any downloaded images or cartridges that you wish to use with your software or use the cartridges you already own. This deal is an online exclusive price on Joann.com on January 8, 2013 only and shipping is free with coupon code TRJ008.