I contemplated getting a paper cutting machine for a whole month, did a lot of research, and decided to go with the Cricut Expressions. I believe it will suit my needs. Today I did a lot of cutting to make a birthday banner to sell in my Etsy store. This thing is so much fun to use. It totally beats cuticle scissors in saving time. This is my new favorite craft tool. I will past pics of the banner assembly and finished project soon.