Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paisley - a new cartridge

 (Fair warning - photo heavy enabling post ahead!)

I was very lucky today.  I went to one of the Michael's stores near me and was able to find several of the newest cartridges.  I had asked about them last week and they hadn't arrived yet so my fingers were crossed when I stopped in today.  A helpful employee looked in the back for me and found them so I got Paisley, Sweet Treats and Pagoda!

Since Pagoda is available to view in Design Studio, I am going to start by posting photos of the booklet for Paisley.  This is a cutesy "girly-girl" cartridge that I don't really "need" but it is so stinkin' cute - I had to have it!  This is a full cartridge and the creative features are as follows...




I bought this cartridge based on what I had seen of the cartridge sample on the Cricut.com site (here is a LINK).  I find it helpful to get a really good look at what is on a cartridge before I decide to get it (even though I didn't get to do that in this case since it hasn't been added to Design Studio yet).  I thought I would post photos of the handbook so you could see what is included in this cartridge. I actually haven't even had a chance to cut anything yet (but I will soon...).  I wanted to share these photos as soon as possible.  Please respect the time and effort I put into taking, editing and posting these photos by referring others to my blog to see the photos and not copying them - thank you.

Remember, you can click on any photo to see a larger view.

a cute snail and an adorable bumble bee

a dragon fly and a darling ladybug

a couple of elephants - one wearing shades!

two out of the three monkeys - the first one looks like a bell hop or an organ grinder monkey and the second has a lollipop

a girl monkey and a dachshund dog

another dachshund with a hula hoop and a frog queen or king

another frog (with a heart) and a sleepy turtle

two fancy mushrooms

and two more mushrooms (that's a lot of mushrooms!)

two of the ever-so-popular-right-now owls (I see owls everywhere these days and I actually bought some Christmas owl stamps today - had to use that 50% coupon!)

two dresses - the beginning of the "fashion" section of the cartridge

more fashion with a cute "retro" look

umbrella and rainboots - these will be perfect for a photo that I have of a prom on a rainy night (gowns and rainboots look cute together sometimes!)

flats, heels and....

sneakers!  a clutch purse and

two more fashionable bags.

sunglasses and lipstick

perfume and a blow dryer

a necklace and a cell phone

a "i-pod" and, finally, a paisley(!)

and two more paisleys - they all have decorative layers

here are some of my favorites (and one of the main reasons I wanted this cartridge) 
matryoshka - Russian nesting dolls - two here and

two more - I can't wait to try these in graduated sizes!

a saucy giraffe and a zebra driving a car(!)

finally, a unicorn and a sophisticated glamour cat!

If you look carefully at the "button" feature, you will see lots of useful shapes - strawberry, all sorts of flowers (and scallops), music notes, hearts and "XO," bows, single and double cherry, apple, tulip, butterflies, simple ladybug, star, bows, tiaras, lollipop and an actual button shape. There are also lots of welded words in a girlish handwriting look - they all have shadows and blackout versions for a nice layered look.

I really like the bold graphic look of these designs - they are perfect in bright colors.  If you have only boys (like me) you may not find this cartridge very useful for scrapbooking, but it certainly will make a lot of adorable cards.  I also think that the images would be well suited for vinyl wall decorations for a child's bedroom.  I'll tell you more about this cartridge once I have actually cut out some of the items.  I think this one will put a smile on your face!

(I am still catching up on email - I discovered that my new "system" for auto-filing email as it arrives actually buried a bunch of messages from a while ago - pure user error - so I apologize if you have been waiting for an answer from me.  I need to get my Thanksgiving post up on Cutting Above and then I will devote my time to finding and answering all of these misfiled emails - thanks for your patience!)


  1. Wow, thank you for taking all those pictures. That is an adorable cartridge, one I think I must have!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing. I was also unsure what this cartridge would be, but the handbook does make me reconsider it for Christmas list!

  3. Wow, what a fun cartridge. It's right up my alley, and I'm going to start hunting it down! Thanks so much for posting!

  4. Thanks for sharing, now I want this cart too!

  5. Oh my goodness..this cartridge I MUST have!!! When I saw a little peak I knew I had to have it, especially for the Russian dolls, but so many extra goodies on this cart!

    Thank you so much for taking time to post the pictures, this cart is perfect for cards!!!

    I have 1 girl and 2 Grandies that are girls, so yes, oh yes..the cart will be mine!!! Muwahhahhaaa, or however you make that laugh! :)

    Lisa Sturgill

  6. Gale The Happy Stamper(:'November 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Holy Cats!!! How stinkin' cute!!! Now I have to add those to my Christmas list. Thanks for sharing.
    Gale The Happy Stamper

  7. Thanks for the time to post those pictures, I think I have to have this cart now.

  8. And I was just telling myself not to buy so many cartridges! Thank you so much for all of your work putting the images on the web for all of us to take a closer look. I get really excited when I see you have a preview of the new cartridges.

  9. Ok, thanks for enabling. That one is much cuter than I thought and I really like paisleys. My dd wants Pagoda so I'm hoping she'll start scrappin with me if I get that one too. How much fun.

  10. I didnt want this cartridge... untill I saw all the pictures, It is so stinkin' cute! Its a must have for me now, thanks for sharing!

    Michelle Dyson

  11. Thanks for posting all those photos...it takes a lot of work and we appreciate it!!!

    That cart is adorable!!!


  12. I love all the words on this cartridge, but there's so much more. Thanks for sharing these pics.

  13. I do not need any more carts but I have 2 DGD to scrapbook for,
    I want this cart, now
    thanks for sharing

  14. This cart looks very cool! thanks so much for sharing and doing all the pictures!!

  15. Thanks so much for taking the time to post these. I love being able to look at the book before so I know which carts I must have. Wanted you to know you are appreciated.

  16. Thanks so much for posting pictures of both of these cartridges! I was interested in the sweet treats and not paisley, but now after seeing these pictures I've switched! I think I can "get by" without having sweet treats, but paisley looks really cute! I might have to break down and buy it!

  17. With both a little boy and a little girl this has become my new must have cart! Thanks so much for taking the time to post these pictures.


  18. Well...I agree girly for sure and if that is your needs/wants then it's darn cute.
    I wish there had been a font with it but I guess we can't have everything. I wouldn't take it back if someone gave it to me but it's not gonna be on my list for now. I don't do much girl stuff or cards.

  19. Thank you for sharing the images of the Paisley cartridge! They are oh so CUTE! I especially like the cute mushrooms and the font of the different words. There isn't a Michael's in Hawaii, so I guess I will have to wait to get my hands on that cartridge :(

  20. mushrooms? are they going to become the new trend like the owl? if you just shared pictures you could be a professional reviewer but no! you add those comments like saucy, adorable, darling...oh you are an enabler big time! i only have boys around me and i still find myself thinking about getting this cart. thank you again for all your time and effort.

  21. These are so adorable. Thanks for posting. I think I'm going to have to pick this one up.

  22. Thank you so much for posting I cant wait to add this one to my collection. love it.


  23. WOW!! So sweet - thank you so much for taking the time and effort to break this cartridge down.... I will definitely have to get this one.


  24. This cart is a delight little gem! I have already made the lil' turtle, the mushrooms and the dresses!


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