Sunday, December 26, 2010

Joy's 2010 Cricut Cartridge Awards

Cricut cartridges EVERYWHERE!  How to pick which ones to buy??  Which are the best ones?  This is a question I get asked all the time and I thought it would be fun to put together a series of posts about my favorites of the last year, broken down by category.  Now, there was no tallying or polling - this is purely my opinion and just for fun!  But, it may help you narrow down the choices for you as you roam the crafting aisles and/or websites, looking for that great Cricut cartridge deal!

I am ready to announce the awards for the best Cricut cartridges released this year!  There were over a 100 to choose from, so it required some study. I am going to be releasing these by category, showing the winner and the runner ups.

Check out the links below...

The categories are:

1) Most Elegant
2) Best Font Cartridge
3) The Most Cutesy Animal Cartridge
4) Best for the men/boys in your life
5) Best for the girls in your life
6) Best Cartridge for Card Makers
9) Best Cartridge for Moms
10) Best Year Round/All Seasons Cartridge
11) Best ALL AROUND

I will have samples from my winners and runners up for your consideration!  I can't wait to see what you guys think of my choices!  First two categories will be up this afternoon....so check back!

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62 comments:

  1. How fun...can't wait to see your picks and examples.

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  2. Can't wait to see what you have chosen. I love all your creations! I need to catch up on purchasing a few carts..hopefully, this will help me decide :)
    Beth

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  3. Sounds fun, I can wait to see your samples. I hope most elegant is paper lace just so I can get that final push to buy.

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  4. GREAT post! I can't wait to see your list. Santa brought me a Gypsy and last night I got it synced and loaded up. Today I plan to play! Will be back later to see your awards =) J

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  5. What a fun idea! I'm looking forward to seeing your picks!

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  6. Looking forward to your list. It is so nice to have someone who has seen and/or used all of the carts to give us information like this!
    Thanks!

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  7. Can't wait to see your results and see how they line up with my picks, tho I haven't gotten to see most of this years first hand. Thanks for doing this for us!

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  8. I am so excited~

    http://darlingdesignsbydanielle.blogspot.com

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  9. this will be great! can't wait for #4!!!!!!

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  10. ohh can't wait to see what you choose.

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  11. Fantastic! Cannot wait to see if we agree and if the winners are ones "that MUST be purchased!!!"
    Love all of your projects!

    Happy New Year!

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  12. This is gonna be lots and lots of fun

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  13. Really cute idea - thanks for getting all this together.

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  14. I'm not a turkey girl either. Don't feel a bit bad about lasagna--that sounds like a wonderful idea.
    Looking forward to your cartridge picks--it will be fun.
    Just made an anniversary card from a past idea of yours--combination
    of Just Because and Preserves cartridge. Thanks so much for your great inspirations.

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  15. Excited to see what you think!! Too many for me to judge!! Thanks for the help!

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  16. can't wait to see your pics, I have to admit that sometimes just picking out what to buy next can get a little overwhelming with all the choices!

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  17. I love this idea!! I am going to be stalking your blog!! Love the categories!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  18. Can't wait to see your picks for All Seasons, for Card Makers and Overall best.
    Gloria H

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  19. Oh I have some of these....still need a couple.....can't wait to see the sample.....tfs

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  20. Ok it is later. Much later. Still anxiously awaiting the first fav. Can't wait to see if yours are the same of close to mine!!

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  21. I can't wait to see what you have for us

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  22. I value your opinion about the Cricut cart,s to it will be so fun to see which carts you like the most. I also love seeing what you do with the carts, so that will be fun, too.

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  23. I have also had some holiday meal disasters. Not fun either cause not everybody likes peanut butter and jelly. We have had more problems with very over cooked ham. I will not make a ham for holidays, in fact I only buy ham slices for sandwiches. Yep, you're right, I'm a big chicken.
    Can't wait for your picks for all the great categories of cartridges. You are correct, this is exactly what I've wanted to know. I don't have a lot of extra money for cartridges and would love your input.

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  24. I know you said once that Storybook was one of your favorites and that sold me. I do love that one and am tickled you are doing this. You are a pro and we novices value your advice.
    mstgane
    Ann

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  25. Since I haven't bought a new cart in months, I'm anxious to see your choices.

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  26. As most of us probably can't afford to purchase all new releases...this should help refine some of the searches to what we may be looking for..thanks for taking the time to give us a breakdown
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

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  27. This is a great fun idea, I often cannot make my mind up so hopefully I will get some advice from you.
    Kim xXx

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  28. This look like a lot of fun. And I can't wait to see what you pick. These cartridge look like a lot of fun. :-D

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  29. I seem to like them all, but Jolly holidays is my favorite. Ive bought alot of carts in a short time. Now I need to get creating.Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  30. I think you would pick The most cutesy animal cartridge and maybe best for the girls in your life and if not I can't wait to see what you pick.
    Thank you

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  31. Looking forward to seeing what you pick tfs!!!

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  32. I have this cart, but haven't used it to its fullest capabilities. I was happy to see what you did. Thanks for the ideas.
    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

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  33. Love this segment! My favorite Christmas cartridge is Jolly Holidays - not that I'm tryng to influence your decision lol

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  34. Thanks Joy! I'm new to Cricut and enjoy seeing your reviews by category.

    Jackie

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  35. Being new to cricut, I picked a few carts that I thought would be versatile for Xmas. I look forward to seeing if I'm on the right track.

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  36. Sounds great...can't wait to see your pics!!

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  37. I love your choice of categories. I went through my carts to see if I had one for each category and if I'm choosing what seems to be popular.

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  38. This is so helpful, but I must say I hope you include some of my fav's like Storybook, and Doodletype even though they are considered "old".

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  39. I love your choice of categories. I went through my carts to see if I had one for each category and if I'm choosing what seems to be popular.

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  40. It has been such fun to see the cartridge awards. Thank you for taking the time!

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  41. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing you roll out the last 4 categories.

    Would LOVE to hear your ALL TIME favorites for the categories - not just the 2010 releases. And what would be your pick if you could only ever just use 1 cartridge again.

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  42. Can't wait to see what your fav"s are this has been a great year for scrapbookers and cardmakers alike.

    Luria

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  43. Hi Joy! Im a huge fan of you blog! Thans for posting all of your favorite cartridges. It has helped me tremendously choose what cartridges I would use more than others. I love your samples. Question.... What type of adhesives, tapes, etc to find that you use most often?

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  44. Love them all, you Rock Joy!! Thanks for taking the time make the tough decision of picking only one in each category. Not to mention making the categories. Thanks!!!

    helencouto@mail.com

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  45. I love it. Thanks so much for putting this together. It is very helpful

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  46. Love this your fav. Being new to scrapbooking, I didnot know which carts. to buy, but with you list it makes it so much easier. Thanks for the insight.

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  47. THis post has been very useful to me. As a new cricut rookie, I love finding out new tips and tricks. I especially love that you put your favorite carts in a different categories. This helped me to narrow down my wish list and make a great list of carts that will be such a great investment! Thanks! Make more posts like this!

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  48. I need a favor.....:)
    Is there any way you can put all of this wonderful info into some kind of downloadable form? I would love to have one. I write them on a paper and put it on my wall.
    Thanks, LeAnn
    ll.hammond@hotmail.com

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  49. As someone who has only had my cricut for a year, your cartridge explanations have been great. I'm always trying to see which one I should get to expand my new collection. Thanks.
    jarendubois@yahoo.com

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  50. I like seeing what you pick for each subject. What I would pick for a teacher would be Locker Talk and Doodlecharms.

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  51. These are awsome picks. I have some of these and I love them. The others I would not have thought of as needing in my crafting pocket. TFS

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  52. I've been catching up on unread posts today. Loved this series. It was fun and pointed out some that I had forgotten about that I'd still like to pick up especially now that some are probably cheaper.

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  53. Did I miss the link to your choice for number 10-- Best for Teachers?
    I have enjoyed your choices and more importantly the explanations and was very anxious to see what this choice was.

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