I don’t have photos yet but when I do, I’ll post. I got 2 of the $9.99 Cricut cartridges from Michaels and some goodies from Big Lots. Yes, I’m going to keep you in suspense. Ain’t I cruel?
In the meantime, what scrap-shopping have you done lately?
Okay, after looking at the ad (very top of this entry) that I received in a ProvoCraft e-mail today, and then at the (10) cartridges I copied above from the ProvoCraft WEBSITE, I was confused. But thank the Cricut gods that I found this on the ProvoCraft BLOG, because now I got it all straight, and hope it helps you too!
QUOTED FROM THE PROVOCRAFT BLOG:
“April 08, 2008
Cricut Solutions vs. Classic Cricut cartridges
Cricut Solutions cartridges are starting to appear in stores, and we’re thrilled that many of you are adding them to your Cricut collections! There have been some concerns about packaging, so we want to clarify the difference between Classic Cricut cartridges and Cricut Solutions cartridges:
Classic Cricut Cartridges
- type of cartridges you’re all familiar with
- contain 100 designs and 6 creative features
- latest additions include the Pooh and Friends and Pooh Font Set cartridges, and we will continue to create more must-have Classic Cricut cartridges
- suggested retail price is $89.99 (or $99.99 for Disney cartridges)
- come packaged in a storage box that includes the cartridge, keypad overlay, and handbook
Cricut Solutions Cartridges
- new style of Cricut cartridges
- contain an average of 50 designs and 2 creative features (mostly Shadow and Blackout/Shadow Blackout)
- themed cartridges that contain Cricut designs tailored to meet specific project needs
- eight total: 6 shape cartridges (Baseball, Soccer, Wedding, Camp Out, Home Accents, and Indie Art) and 2 font cartridges (Stone Script and Street Sign).
- suggested retail price is $49.99
- come packaged in a plastic shell (blister packaging) that includes the cartridge, keypad overlay, and fold-out card
We are developing a storage system for the Cricut cartridges, including a great option for all 8 of the Cricut Solutions cartridges. Stay tuned!! [End of quote]”
I’m anxious to hear about this “storage system,” aren’t you? What are your Top 3 Faves of the new Cricut carts and tell us why? Here’s mine:
1. Stone Script – The thin letters always make me nervous, but these look so cool, it’s worth going through some pain to get them on my page…
2. Street Sign – Yep, I’m a sucker for fonts and this one looks very versatile. I think the simple block shape to the letters will really showcase any PP you cut them out with, and solid colors will be “bulky” enough to really have fun inking or edging them.
3. It’s a close one between Home Accents and Indie Art, but I’m going with Home Accents. There are some very cute designs, and I can see myself using them for projects outside of scrapbooking.
Okay, what’re your faves?