Today I finally got to spend the day with my new E2. I love love love this machine. I watched the video on Cricut.com http://www.cricut.com/expression2/celebration.aspx. I highly suggest you watch this as a great overview in an orderly manner. I think it is very easy to use. My only issue is not being able to move cuts around the mat like we can with our Gypsy. The cuts are very close to each other on the mat which makes it hard to cut different color paper for different cuts. I am using the space bracket and line return to help with this. Hoping they will update this.
The challenge this week for the CC challenge is to make a gift card holder. Since tomorrow is my DD's birthdy I made this little purse. I cut the little purse at 7 inches ( largest that would fit on 12 x 12) from Tags, Bags, and More two times, once in red cardstock and once in black and white double sided paper. I then cut the red pieces so that the front flap, sides and bottom were all that was left. I used my Cuttlebug, embossing it to look like leather. I added a cute black rose button for closure and used beads with miracle thread wrapped around to make handle.