Today is Hello Thursday- at Provocraft- which means NEW cartridges are coming out!! 🙂
Here they are- I wanted to add my thoughts on the cartridges- because it has been rumored that Provocraft is raising their prices to retailers- which means retailers are being forced to sell the cartridges at a higher price point. 🙁
This means, even for the Cricut Cartridge Junkies out there- like myself, we will have to be a little more selective on which cartridges we get. Before, you could easily get the cartridges off of an online store site, for $15 and off of ebay for about the same.
Sadly, even ebay prices have gone up -and the average cartridge sells for at least $10 more- so if they were $15 before- you can now get them for about $25- if you got them for $25 before, you are now looking at spending $42 . This means SAD FACES, all around.
Okay, enough about money–let’s look at the cartridges!
I wanted to start with the favorite of all of the releases–Elegant Edges! At first glance, it looks like Lacey Labels, but it has an awesome little feature button called “book,” which means you can make fancy book pages– to bind with your Cinch, your Bind-it-All or the YourStory.
The pages will be flat on one side, and then decorative on the edges-this feature alone, to me is WORTH the cartridge!
Damask Decor, proves to be beautiful and intricate- however, I don’t see myself NEEDING this one– at least not if I am limiting myself.
which goes perfectly with the Our Mothers stamp set
But, here’s another one-that I think is SUPER FUN and will be added to my collection! Everyday Pop-Up Cards
I like the card cartridges- because they tend to have a little bit of everything on them, so it makes them perfect, if you are just starting out your collection. Also, I love that even though some of these images, seem to be duplicates from other cartridges (the sewing machine, the wagon, etc)- or very similar– you can make them different POP-up for a fun change of pace!
Here are the seasonal Cartridges- which do tend to be cheaper than the full content cartridges– but with less on them.
Aloha, is a super-cute cartridge with lots of FUN possibilities–BUT, if you own Life’s a Beach– you may already have a lot of similar images–
the good thing about Luau–is the Pink by Design Aloha stamp set– goes perfectly with it! 🙂
The next seasonal cartridge is a MUST HAVE for me, Father’s Day has lots of boy/men images on it- that would make it so much easier to come up w/ those manly cards and layouts!
Pink by Design Stamp sets that could go with this cartridge are:
Got Game, Just 4 Men, Tool Time, and the soon to be released Dads stamp set (wink, wink)
Happy Graduation is perfect for all of those Graduation parties that will be coming up soon–
It goes well with the PBD Hat’s Off stamp set
Lastly- is the Circle Cartridge- which Circle Members get for signing up to be in the Cricut Circle
So, tell me– which cartridges are MUST HAVES for YOU?!!