I was completely astounded when my husband purchased a Cricut for me for my birthday this fall. The expensive of the machine had made it something I did not even consider every owning! Almost immediately after seeing it, I knew I had to make this Nativity! It was quite the project! Trying to find enough browns/beiges, getting used to the working of the machine (what blades/mats/settings, etc to use for different qualities and thicknesses of cardstock), and just organizing the project made it a very time consuming project! I was grateful for help I received from Sue Finucane on the Gingerwood stamping board ... sometimes live human help is so much better than a product's website!