Friday, June 10, 2011

New Cricut Cartridges (and a new way to look at them)

Five new Cricut cartridges were announced on Thursday - the first of three "Hello Thursdays" for the month of June. There is also a new way to view and evaluate the cartridge releases that I think many people will find quite helpful. 

The five new cartridges are 

Sweet Shop

(these are Lite cartridges)

and County Fair (this is a full content cartridge which will be exclusive to HSN). 

If you click on the colorful names of each cartridge, the link will take you to the "Look Book" for the cartridge.  You will see images of the assembled cuts from the cartridges, the "Cartridge in a Minute" video introduction and some still images of the projects featured in the video.  (These are flash based and may not be viewable from all devices).

You should also visit the Official Cricut Blog to see more information and projects featuring the new cartridges.   Click HERE to go to the post for Hello Thursday.

The first four cartridges are already available on the site for $39.99, click HERE to go to the page. 

You can see even more projects on the Hello Thursday blogs - Joy and Melanie had projects up late Thursday night and these links will take you to their posts.  I'll add direct links to Robyn and Tammy's posts  and the Mixology blog whenever I see their Hello Thursday posts (most likely on Friday).

Tammy's blog 

Mixology Crafts

Speaking of Fall and Opposites Attract will be retiring, so if you were thinking about either of these you should try to get them now before they are difficult to find. If you click on the names of these cartridges you will go to the Cartridge Library on where you can find PDFs of the full handbooks so you can see everything on the cartridges.

When I checked Thursday night, the new cartridges had not been added to the Cartridge Library and there was not an update for Design Studio to include them.  I hope these will be added soon.  You can see the tri-fold guides and sample sheets for the Lite cartridges on the Official Cricut Blog HERE.

The new cartridges are all similar to existing cartridges with some slight differences.  For example, there are already quite a few baby cartridges, however, 9 Months is focused on the pregnancy and has some unusual images, such as an ultrasound.  I'll have to take a careful look to see if there are enough images on any of these cartridges to justify adding them to my already full shelves!

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  1. Thanks for the new links, but unfortunately they are Flash Player & I can't see them with the iPod. I'll have to check them out when I can get to a computer.

  2. Thanks, Diane, for the rundown on the new cartridges. I like Sweet Shoppe and the Latte one but I'll skip the rest. I guess that makes me a candy and coffee kinda girl! LOL!


  3. I definitly noticed the similarities to other carts. Not sure if they are running our of ideas, I can give them some if they want :), but it would be nice to have some more fresh ideas, I don't mind the Lites but to do something really that is so similar to even more than one other cartridge just really doesn't make sense to me. I love my Cricut and Provo Craft products, but sometimes you do need to ask What were they thinkin???
    Thanks for the updates on the blog, always enjoy looking.

  4. Oh, thanks again for posting the instructions for the layered flower you received from Provo Craft. I have used it so many times. I always give credit where credit is due. Thanks again, go check out my latest.


  5. From the few brief images/titles I've seen, these Hello Thursday cartridges are just repeats of past full cartridges. I think Provocraft is running out of cartridge ideas!!! I wonder what will be next when they do!!

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [11 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. Thanks for all of the info, Diane.


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