Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quickly Search Your Cricut Cartridges!

Heard about this great site that allows you to search your Cricut cartridges quickly and easily!  It's called Cricut Search!  The best part is that the page from the cartridge comes up, with the page number, for easy reference.  Check it out below:

So, I want to see what cartridges have a "pumpkin" on them so I type pumpkin in the search box:


Then, this is the result:

You can click on any of these images to see the pages larger - so handy!

Now, I know you can search on your Gypsy or Design Studio, but this is a tool for those of us who don't want to pull those things out.  Something for everyone.

Now, one downside was that it had trouble finding things like "scalloped circle", which may be due to how the terminology was figured out in the coding.  EDITED TO ADD:  I corresponded with the founder of this site and she clarified that "scallop circle" will work, but not "scalloped circle".  Alternate names for things are being worked on.  This is a tremendous undertaking and I love how much is in the database right now!

Still, don't write the site off due to that because it really is very powerful and helpful!  I LOVE how you can see the full page in the handbook, as sometimes other images on the pages are useful to know about, especially in the case of the "pumpkin".  I saw all kinds of word art and related images that I had forgotten about.

Check out Cricut Search for more information and have fun finding your favorite images!

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72 comments:

  1. I used this the other day to make a golf card for a friend. I found the golf cart in 30 seconds! this site is fabulous. hugs, eileen

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  2. That is awesome! Thank you so much for the link! I'm forever pouring over the back of my carts :)

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  3. I'm going over to check it out right now! I am always driving myself crazy trying to find a particular image, and I don't think my design studio does a very good job. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. I visited this site a few days ago and think it is wonderful. With the design studio or the gypsy the images are too small to see the real detail of an image unless you place it on the mat but with this it is so clear.
    Kim xXx

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  5. Wow I think that I am going to like this!

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  6. This sounded too good to be true, but I went to check it out and it IS true!! It's not 100%, but so much better than going through my booklets or DS to figure out where something is. Wow!! Thank you SO much for sharing this link. I'm loving it already - after just a few minutes of "testing"!!

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  7. Thank you sooooo much for this! So helpful this will be!

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  8. Fabulous !!!! Something I can actually see. Great for those of us that are older and our eye sight isn't what it use to be.
    Thanks
    Marcie

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  9. I do really like this the other day I was looking for a reindeer because I was making a card. I put in reindeer and it was just too cool although most of the ones that showed up I didn't have those carts but it was still cool but I did find one that I did have that cart. I love this site. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, this would be very helpful to anyone who didn't have a Gypsy or DS! Great find Joy!

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  11. Is there a way to save the cartridges you own and only search those? That would be helpful for those of us who don't have a ton of them!

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  12. Isn't that site the best? I found it the other day and thought it was too good to be true!

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  13. I just wanted to thank you for blogging about our site.

    Hi, I am the Mom from the family that created CricutSearch.com

    Someone asked if there is a way to save cartridges you own and search only those . . . stay tuned . . . we are working on it. This whole website was created by one family, and I needed to give my hubby a little break so he could focus on his day job again. But don't worry, I will have him back to work on all of the new features to come.

    We have a Facebook page that you can join and we will keep everyone updated there on the new features.

    Oh . . . if there is something you think I missed, like scalloped circle, let me know. A lot of it is the search terms I entered. I bet if you search the words scallop circle you will get better results instead of "scalloped" but if more people use scalloped, I can add that too!

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  14. I have used this tool for the past few days and it is AMAZING!! THANK YOU to the family who invented it! LOVE IT!

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  15. okay this is kinda cool....would definelty help me with my shopping! ;0) Thanks for the info!

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  16. This sounds really cool. Andrea
    aarnold1998@gmail.com

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  17. Very useful Joy! Thank-you so much. I just love your blog!

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  18. Oh Joy! Thanks for the tip!!

    -Gabi from Savannah, TX

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  19. Oh this is great!! I don't have a gypsy or Design Studio either and when I can squeeze a few minutes in to scrapbook, I sometimes just ignore my Cricut because I don't have time to look for what I want. Thank you!!!
    ---beth lee
    bethlorr@hotmail.com

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  20. I recently heard about this search site and think it's the best thing ever to hit the Cricut community! Someone took the time to type up a database that worked in a similar manner, and I printed it out so I'd have easy access to the info. But every time new carts were added, I had to reprint the sheets. This will be so much more convenient! Wish I knew who to thank for creating that site for us.

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  21. I love it! Now they need to make it a free iPhone app.....

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  22. thank you Joy for all the info,.this is great.

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  23. Ya know I saw this topic on the message board but I have yet to check it out. Think I may go do that now :)
    Janine

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  24. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing this site!!!

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  25. What a great tool! I haven't not always been pleased with the search function on DS or the Gypsy. I am bookmarking this page for future use.
    TFS
    Cindy A

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  26. Thanks so much!!! You just saved me a ton of time. Especially because I can't ever get DS to work.

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  27. I have seen this site, and it's pretty darn awesome! Thanks for the reminder and search tips.

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  28. I found this site last week and just love it! I now recommend it to all my cricut friends.
    Thanks for sharing!
    LizW in TX
    awest424@att.net

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  29. I found this site a week ago and LOVE it! I used it twice yesterday. It's so helpful!!

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  30. That's AWESOME! Thanks for sharing. I found two images that I really needed but didn't know I already had!! Cathy cmwirt at verizon dot net

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  31. THANK YOU! To Joy for making me aware of this & especially to the people who made this site. I've been wishing for something like this for a while.

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  32. This site looks like it will be very helpful. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  33. WOw!! This is way cool so many times I opt out of pulling out my gypsy and look at my boxes (which is a terrible as all images are not on the box per say).

    I will thoroughly enjoy using this thank you for telling us about it!

    I love Provo Craft they have such great customer service...always listening!

    Have a great weekend!

    -christine

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  34. I have been using this like crazy since someone told me about it.
    lol i just bookmarked it on all my computers.

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  35. Wow! How helpful is this. I know I will use this again and again. TFS!
    Mstgane
    ANN

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  36. Thanks for the info. I can't wait to try it.

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  37. Thanks for the link! Have a great day!

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  38. Thanks for the link. This is great!!

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  39. Capadia had featured this sight about a week ago and it has become my favorite go to site. It has so many more responses to searches than DS. I love this site. Oh and the "Mom" in charge is quick to respond if you ask a question and welcomes suggestions. Love it!

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  40. Exactly what i have been needing. I began to create my own directory, but this is so much better! Thank you so much for the link. i'm going now to explore!!

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  41. Thank you for sharing! I know I will use this site a lot. I am always going through all my cartridges looking for something. I am getting too many and wasting a lot of time! Yea! Awesome great find.
    Teresa

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  42. Thanks so much! I included in my Fab Five with a link to you.

    Linda K

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  43. I checked out this site last week and love it! It's great to see all the options at once and, as you said, the other word art, too.

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  44. Between this post and the one about Good Reader, being able to download the handbooks to my iPod, you have made my Cricut Life SOOO much easier & better!
    I want to get a gypsy, but for now - this is WONDERFUL! Thank you so much!

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  45. OMG!!! Thank you for sharing, love this site!!
    CindyM
    miller896042@bellsouth.net

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  46. This is a wonderful site. I've had it bookmarked since it first came out and it is so slick! As a matter of fact I just used it this morning when someone asked me what cart a particular cut came from. I wasn't home, so quickly looked it up here in 5 seconds. Best seach tool to date - the keywords on DS or horrible - this replaces that and so much more!
    JeanH

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  47. I used the site a few times, tried to leave a donation but had a problem, good site! Thank yo for sharing, I love your blog, visit it all the time.
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  48. WOW! This is fantastic. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  49. I love the site..there is a lot of buzz on other blogs & the cricut message board about the site. Thanks

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  50. This is so exciting and helpful! When you "collect" carts and it gets impossible to remember if and where that certain cut exists. Whoever did this is AMAZING! Thank you so much.

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  51. This is the best idea ever. This way I can also see what other cartridges I should have in my collection.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Isn't this site wonderful? I originally found it by way of Diane from Capadia Designs. All you girls who are so proactive are the bestest in the scrapping world! Thanks for all you do!

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  53. Thanks so much for the info, I've never heard of this site! I know it will come in handy as the holidays approach and I want to find images quickly!

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  54. Maybe the BEST of all tips you have ever given. HOLY MOLY this is GREAT. Thanks

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  55. Thank you so much for sharing this information! I LOVE IT!


    Marilyn C.

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  56. Thank you so much for sharing this site. I was looking for a birthday cake and found there is one on Lyrical Letters. I've looked through that book a hundred times and never notice it. This will really come in handy.

    pwburns at nemr dot net

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  57. I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings, Donna

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  58. I love the site as well and even bought her coffee to help her in all she's done.

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  59. I absolutely love this site and I am so happy they put all that work into it. DS is sorely lacking in what it has listed under key words!!! Thank you Cricut Search.

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  60. thanks for the info. Should prove to be very helpful.

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  61. Thanks you sooooo much! This site is great, in some ways easier than the search function on the Gypsy. I can always count on you for great tips!

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  62. Thank you so much for this! I actually needed to find something today and it took me 2 sec!! It's so great im gonna repost on mine!! Thnx again for sharing!!!

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  63. omg! Thanks for finding this site! Wowza!

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  64. omg! Thanks for finding this site! Wowza!

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  65. wow it's true you do learn something new everyday... thanks for the info.

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  66. thanks for this info. it's sure a great tool. i always scrapbook with my pc on all the time so this definetly helps a lot for me.

    Since i got my gypsy, i have not open any of my handbook yet, gypsy does most of all, but seriously, this tool makes me search easier and can show colored item, which will be easier to visualize the project i want to make (I admit, sometimes i get so overwhelmed so i ended up not having to finish even one project coz i forgot how to lay them together) but having to search faster plus seing the handbook upfront on my computer screen... that's definitely a winner...thanks so much for all the info and ideas that you are sharing.

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  67. Thanks for the info about CricutSearch! That is gonna be so much easier than using DS! I like how the pages pop up so you can easily see just which one they are suggesting! THanks! GrandmaJ.

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  68. I tried to use this site but got this page cannot be found. This is from 9/30 morning. Has anybody has any problem with it?

    Chao
    cmouber@hotmail.com

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  69. Just wanted to let you know . . . we moved! We now have a new site name Go to MyCutSearch.com

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