The Craft Robo is a wonderful little machine that allows you to get specially created designs, or even your own designs, cut out without lifting a scisors or craft knife, which is great for people who may have problems with their hands. My problems fluctuate so it’s nice to know that I can get something created even when my hands are too painful to do cutting out by hand. A hand resting on the mouse and a few clicks and out pops a ready cut item.
The Craft Robo is what a well know TV channel calls a “considered purchase”, and comes in two styles for the crafter, the more expensive Craft Robo CC300-20 which allows for just cutting as well as for “Print & Cut” sheets to be cut out, and the Craft Robo Lite that only does cutting.
I’m slowly building up my colletion of Craft Robo .gsd files I’ve bought from CUP (to top up the free ones that are available).
As well as the intricate shapes that the Craft Robo can cut out, it can also cut out card shapes. So if you want half a dozen step cards, you don’t need to measure, score and cut, six sheets to make what you need (or buy a pack of them), you can just open a file in the ROBO Master software and get the Craft Robo to cut them out for you, in your choice of card (within reason) and know that they will all be perfectly the same shape.
These are two cards I’ve made using the Side stepper card sheet by Sue Bryant:
Here are some more card shapes cut using the Craft Robo:
- Wavey edged gatefold card by Sue Bryant (decorated with the fantastic GSD Celtic Style Cross & Mats by Angela Burke)
- Double Diamond Top Card by Beverley Potter (simply decorated with some GSD Lace by Angela Burke)
- Chevron card by Sue Bryant (decorated with flowers from the FLOWERS 03 sheet by Clive Couter – no chance that I’d be able to cut a neat chevron out even on my good days)
- OPEN BOOK by Clive Couter (I just love this style of open book and it can be decorated simply with the flowers and butterflies provided with the sheet or cut from card ready printed with any background you want and really decorated up)
- Book or Card Stand by Wendy Colledge (a simple item, but as you can see from the inset photo it does a great job of displaying an Open Book card cut with the Open Book sheets above)