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Posted 10/7/2012 by momloves2scrap in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 546,401
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Posted: 10/7/2012 2:59:44 PM
There is so many out there. And I want to add to my collection. What is your favorite one or one you can not live without?



PeaNut 466,431
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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:23:02 PM
It really depends on how you scrap, or if you have kids and how old they are. In general, I really like font cartridges. Right now my favorite is Type Candy, it has some great fonts and shadows. For summer season scrapping I grab Life is a Beach alot. I still love Winter Frolic for winter. A cartridge like Potpourri, Stretch your Imagination or Cheerful Seasons (Creative Memories) will give you a variety of images. They also have the best of cartridges that will give you a variety as well.

Good luck choosing! It is always fun getting a new cartridge!


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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:43:39 PM
The one I can't live without is Wild West. But that is simply because I use it for school projects. Both my school and many of our opponent schools are western themed mascots (cowboys, mustangs, broncos and the like)

My most useful personally is the Ornamental Iron. I like the abstract scroll work.

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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:49:22 PM
Storybook, so far.

I have CTMH Art Philosophy that looks fantastic, but haven't had a chance to use it yet.


PeaNut 121,146
December 2003
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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:58:01 PM
I will be watching this thread because so far I only have four cartridges. I have a friend who has over 90 and if I really want I can always go to her house (5 min away) and borrow one. My eye is on Varsity Letter and Life is a Beach. Oh, and I also want to know about the "Best of...."


PeaNut 286,365
December 2006
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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:08:57 PM
CTMH Art Philosophy -it has everything! Haven't really checked out Artiste yet but if it is as great as Art Philosophy, I'll have to get it too! (No, I'm not a CTMH rep!)


PeaNut 62,725
January 2003
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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:11:43 PM
I love the CTMH Art Philosophy and Artist for lots of generic shapes, swirls, flowers, cards, labels, 3D boxes, borders etc.

I also like the two Paper Dolls since there are a LOT of accessory shapes hidden within those carts. Create a Critter is fun too.

I have SCAL so the fonts on the carts are not as important to me.



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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:16:32 PM

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PeaNut 8,807
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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:48:16 PM
I have to say the ones I used most come from close to my heart. Most cricut carts are just to cute for me, I have two grandsons and I do like boys will be boys and b is for boy. If your interest in the ones from close to my heart let me know as I am a consultant also.


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December 2000
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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:48:16 PM
I have to say the ones I used most come from close to my heart. Most cricut carts are just to cute for me, I have two grandsons and I do like boys will be boys and b is for boy. If your interest in the ones from close to my heart let me know as I am a consultant also.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:10:19 PM
Right now my kids are having fun with the Paper Doll cartridges. I told them that since we are looking for Halloween costume ideas they could look through the books and we could make them in their costume on a character. Super cute to take those dolls and cute the kids' faces out of a photo and glue them onto the doll.

For me, I usually reach for Lacey Labels, Elegant Edges and my new Art Philosophy cartridge. I just purchased Bags, Tags and Boxes 2 and Artiste, but haven't had a chance to play with them much yet.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:13:07 PM
Another CTMH art philosophy. It is packed full of different cuts and endless possibilities.

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Posted: 10/7/2012 8:57:26 PM
I use birthday bash a lot - love the font and the banner ;o)

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May 2010
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Posted: 10/7/2012 9:38:42 PM
It depends what you are scrapbooking. I have a little girl and the more cutesy the better for me. My faves are Create A Critter and Simply Charmed.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 10:12:51 PM
My favorite font is alphalicious. I also love art philosophy, it has a lot of useful shapes
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Posted: 10/7/2012 11:25:13 PM
CTMH Art Philosophy is the most versatile, but the new CTMH Artiste cartridge looks really awesome, too. I've ordered it and am excited to get it. Another really good one is Elegant Edges. The Paper Lace carts are nice, too.

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PeaNut 157,667
July 2004
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Posted: 10/8/2012 7:26:00 AM
I reach for the two CTMH cartridges the most. Before they came along, my favorite cartridges were George and Plantin Schoolbook.


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November 2011
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Posted: 10/8/2012 7:40:14 AM
I go (over and over) to my two Paper Dolls cartridges. There are so many "extras" besides the paperdolls. Paper Doll dress up and Everyday Paper Dolls. I also love Opposites Attract, especially on my Gypsy where I can weld the cursive letters. And the Opposite is tall and narrow, which makes for good titles with LONG words.


PeaNut 5,208
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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:22:59 AM
Street Signs (font)
Winter Frolic (great borders)
Use the rest equally. I agree, it depends on your style. I don't have paper dolls, licensed characters, Disney.....I lean toward fonts, and geometric .


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August 2011
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Posted: 10/8/2012 11:01:27 AM
My current favorite is Teddy Bears on Parade (hope that I got the title correct). Lots of easy layering, and so cute and versatile. I have used it to make get week, birthday, thinking of you, and holiday cards too.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 1:16:54 PM
I tend to lean towards the "cutesy" side more often than not, so my suggestions may not work for all your needs. But, I enjoy the Paper Dolls cartridges and Create a Critter for their diverse options. I want to get my hands on Simply Charmed and Create a Critter 2 for the same reason. I like any cartridge that has a lot of diversity and these all have a lot to offer for various themes, celebrations, and holidays. I also love my font cartridges, particularly Lyrical Letters, Storybook, and Alphalicious.

ETA: One more thought...if you haven't already, Google each cartridge or search for it on the Cricut.com website and download the digital handbook on the product info page. This is how I decide whether or not to invest in a new cartridge. If it has a lot of useful images for my needs, I scout it out on eBay.


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Posted: 10/8/2012 2:17:59 PM
No doubt it's Art Philosophy. My fav font cart is Lyrical

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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:24:45 AM
Thanks so much! I want to add to my collection and didn't know which one to chose. You are very helpful.

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March 2003
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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:56:16 PM
I don't have many but my favorite is Don Juan (and I heard it is a hard one to get... not sure if that is true...but at least I have one that everyone loves)

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April 2001
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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:48:24 PM
I generally only like the font cartridges. My two favorites are the Mickey Font (I use it on a lot of layouts, not just Disney stuff) and Doodletype.

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