Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Stand and Salute (serious enabling ahead!)
Well....I told you last week that I had an exciting and unexpected email - and now I can tell you all about it! I was contacted by Provo Craft to see if I would be interested in previewing and reviewing some of the new Cricut cartridges - before they were generally available to the public or even to the vendors. So, let me think about that for a minute,...hmmm.....YES, OF COURSE I WOULD!!! What a fantastic opportunity!
Today the Fed Ex truck delivered this big box - Provo Craft sent not only cartridges but some supplies to go along with the cartridges to be sure that I could get to work on something right away (obviously they haven't seen my "stash," but there were some things I didn't have and I am eager to try - more about those later).
I ripped open the box and inside were
Jubilee, Stand and Salute, Simply Sweet and Home Decor. Since I know a lot of people may have already purchased Jubilee and Home Decor through the Mother's Day Special on Cricut.com last month - I am going to focus on Stand and Salute today.
I know that what everyone wants to know when a cartridge comes out is "what exactly is on this cartridge?" - particularly with all the creative features on a full cartridge. So I asked if I could show the contents and they said that was OK.
There are six special features on this cartridge; Dog Tag, Note Card, Frame, Border, Shadow and Blackout - here are photos of the overlays.
It is hard to make out all the details on these overlays - so I went ahead and photographed the book for you - please do not copy these but respect the sneak peek and send your friends here to see the photos.
FAIR WARNING -
If you look at these photos you will want to buy this cartridge - it is GREAT!!!!
With no further ado...
Flags, flags and more flags...
The full US map (well without Alaska and Hawaii) - remember how we all thought it should be on the 50 States cartridge? The Statue of Liberty - sightseeing trip to New York to scrap? - and the torch would work for Olympic photos as well.
Banners and bunting and badges and Uncle Sam hats - Fourth of July Parade photos will work wonderfully with these.
Two different shields and eagles - so many possibilities for these!
The Liberty Bell (a special favorite since I grew up near Philadelphia and went to see it on many school trips). Also a "cause" ribbon - one that many people have created on Design Studio but this one is ready to cut even if you don't have the software (OK - if you don't have Design Studio yet - we need to talk!)
Stars, stars and more stars! These look like great borders - can't wait to try them.
Even more stars and a couple of anchors.
More anchors - the globe and anchor and sailor hat. I wonder if you can put the eagle together with this for the EGA?
Military hats - of various types...
Male soldier and female soldier and great banners that work for any title.
Ranks and ribbons and medals...
Even more medals and ribbons...
Dog tags and boots and a suitcase (that one seems a bit unusual but it looks nice and makes a neat border and frame)
Compass and star (these will work for Scout camping photos) and weapons.
Fireworks! The Fourth of July is just around the corner....
Tanks and Trucks and Helicopters - and a paratrooper!
Another truck, a cannon, jets and clouds.
More planes, aircraft carrier and submarine.
Coast Guard Boat and Jets and the start of some great title phrases.
Camo (I am curious to see how this looks cut out) - and notecards and envelopes (always useful)
USA, USA - the border options are really neat!
More phrases - I think these are very well done.
Support for our Military and patriotic phrases.
More great phrases! - and look an aperture card for the 4th of July - just in time!
Finally, the last of the phrases - I can see "Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness" on the wall in vinyl. Some of these phrases will work well for historic sites too.
So there you have the whole picture - this is the actual cartridge so what you see here is what is on the cartridge. I am going to grab some supper and then try some cuts - I'll probably post again tonight or in the morning. Then I'll move on to the other cartridges - Simply Sweet will be next - this is fun!