Roger bought me a Cricut Machine for Christmas and I finally learned how to use it last week. The kids and I made some flowers with it. I don't go into detail in this video clip of how we had to program it to cut our pattern, but it's a really neat machine. I read all of the instructions, and watched the dvd that came with the machine, and once we started playing around with it, everything was so easy. If I can cheaply find more cartridges, we will enjoy using it for birthday invitations, cards, crafts, and scrapbooking.