I bought a Cricut machine to cut do-dads for my cakes, but before I work on expensive gum paste I have been practicing with inexpensive cardstock. And I have been having so much fun. The Cricut Design Space software is pain to work with, but if you a patient, and watch a bunch of YouTube videos, you can get things done. Here is a tag I made while learning how to use the software.
The lace tag shape and the script font are from the Design Space's “free” collection...
and the outline of the dress is something I traced in Corel Draw and then imported into Design Space. (The shape of the dress was inspired by a tag I saw on the web somewhere. If I can find the site again I will post a link to her awesome card-crafting blog.)
I can’t wait to start designing things for my cakes and cookies !!!
Update: I haven't had any luck cutting gumpaste or fondant with my Cricut. Oh well, I've been using it for plenty of other things.