Sunday, December 26, 2010

Most Elegant Cricut Cartridge of 2010

Provocraft released many cartridges that could be considered elegant.  Specifically, many of the cake cartridges meet that criteria (especially Martha Stewart's cartridges).  Remember those cake cartridges can be used in all the machines and for paper projects also.  While there is a plethora of swirls out there, some cartridges have a bit more elegance and versatility than others.

Here are the contenders for the category of Most Elegant Cricut Cartridge of 2010:

1) Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge:  This cartridge has tons of beautiful images, frames and a super cute font (See below).  A nice full size cartridge!



2) Cricut Lacy Labels Lite Cartridge:  This is one of those smaller cartridges from Walmart only (or at cricut.com) that has all kinds of labels that are "lacy".  Each of the 50 labels is a 4 layered image.  No font, though but pretty word art.



3) Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge:  If you haven't looked at the Martha Cake cartridges, you owe it to yourself to check them out. Not only for cakes, they make some beautiful looking paper projects.  Plus, if you like her border punches, you will love all the layered borders on these cartridges!



4) Reminisce Accents Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge: Exclusive to Creative Memories, this cartridge has the most beautiful frames and accents!  It also has a font and some word art.


5) Cricut Paper Lace Cartridge: One of my favorites from 2010, the Paper Lace cartridge has killer word art for all those special occasions and matching lacey backgrounds.  You could cut these to be on the front of a card or as the background to a scrapbook page.  Everything has a shadow!  Just beautiful!  There's even a font on this cartridge!



Now, this was a tough choice!  I am very partial to Lacy Labels as every cut is a winner.  But, there is no font on Lacy Labels, and although the word art is fantastic, you can't beat an elegant font!  I love Martha and Creative Memories also so how to choose?  It took much deliberation.

Let's hear a drum roll, please.....the winner of the Most Elegant Cricut Cartridge is the......



With all her frames, swirls, medallions, animals, borders, lacey backgrounds and fun fonts, as well as cupcake holders, bag and cards, she was the clear winner to me!  There's even some word art and a gift card holder.  For the most variety and items, Cindy Loo rocks it everytime!

The card above was made using the gorgeous, quick and easy bird medallion and background from Cindy Loo.  It was a perfect match to the DCWV paper!

What do you think?  What's your favorite Elegant Cricut cartridge of 2010?

Want to see all my best Cricut cartridge picks of 2010?  Head over to Joy's Top 2010 Cricut Cartridges for links to more categories!

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55 comments:

  1. Cindy Loo....love the name and love all the images!

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  2. I have to agree with you on this one but Paper lace is a close 2nd.

    Love all the projects you have made this year.

    Linda A

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  3. I completely agree with Cindy Loo!! Although I don't own it, I had it in my hand a few weeks ago and had to put it down as it was not a 'necessity' at the time. I'm thinking that it will definitely be my next cartridge when I'm able to afford it.

    Love this idea of 'favorite' cartridges that you are doing!!

    beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. I agree! I love my Cindy Loo! Great LO's and cards! Thank you.

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  5. I'm right there with you....love Cindy Loo....and loving that you are doing this....your projects are fantastic as usual...can't wait for the next one!

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  6. Cindy Loo is my all time favorite cart! It's awesome!

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  7. I love the Cindy Loo cart! The font on it is beautiful as well!

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  8. Just got this one yesterday for Christmas so I'm excited to test her out and see if I agree! :-)

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  9. I LOVE "PAPER LACE" sooo it is a hard choice.... Cindy Loo is another Fav of mine.... Soooo not to be the minority but I Have to... Say Paper Lace is my FAV for this year! :o)

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  10. The Cindy Loo is Gorgeous!!! But I am a little attracted to the Martha Stewart Cart!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  11. Well I have wanted the Cindy Loo cartridge and this post at least gives me anouther reason for getting it. Thanks!

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  12. I agree with you on the Condy Lou! Thank you for some great ideas to get my cartiridge collection going!

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  13. I love Cindy Loo but it would be a tough decision between that and Paper lace. Which I got for x mas Yay!!

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  14. I have to agree with Cindy Loo and the Martha Cake comes in second for me. Hugs Linda

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  15. Yeah, I have Cindy Loo. Thanks for doing this it will be fun to see your choices.

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  16. What a nice cartridge. I don't have this one yet, actually none of the ones you listed, so this made my shopping easier. Thanks for doing this blog.

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  17. I don't have this one and it is a pretty cart. My favorite "elegant" cart is Celebrating with Flourish...it is mainly for seasonal stuff, but it has some lovely florishy stuff :)

    Love this idea!!
    beth lee
    bethlorr@hotmail.com

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  18. Wow, hadn't really checked out Cindy Loo before, but might have to give it a second look. Thanks for showing all of your cool projects!

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  19. All of your choices are beautiful. I was surprised though that you didn't include Celebrate with Flourish - that one has my vote! Jude

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  20. Cindy Loo and Lacy Labels were both on my want list (don't have yet). Thanks for the comparison.
    Gloria H

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  21. I agree! I ADORE Cindy Loo! And from one fellow cat lover to the other, the kitty on here is so sweet!

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  22. I don't own any of these but I would have to say the Paper Lace.

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  23. I have to say I LOVE French Manor! :)

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  24. I like Paper Lace, very pretty!
    Sandra

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  25. I really really love the Lacey Labels cart! But Cindy Lou is a definite purchase I need to make! Great choice.

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  26. I wanted this cart when it came out. I actually bought it but took it back. Now I think I regret it. I will have to get that the next time Joann's runs a sale!

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  27. I don't have any of these, so I love your rwcommendations! Thank you!

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  28. I actually had Celebrate with Flourish on the list but it's going to show up later in some other categories so I left it off....LOL!! It is one of my all time favorites of the year!

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  29. Yep, Cindy Loo is my pick. It's not too fancy and it's just plain cute.

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  30. I just got the Cindy Loo but haven't used it yet. My favorite therefore is the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake as I just love the borders that you can make and the savings of not having to buy the punches. I bought it recently and used some of the borders on my Christmas cards.
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  31. I love Cindy Loo too!!! So cute and elegant all in one!

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  32. I now am reconsidering getting the Cindy Loo cartridge!! Love your sample.
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

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  33. I do agree with Cindy Loo as the top.
    drachenschloss@msn.com

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  34. Love Cindy Loo, but my favorite is probably Reminisce which I got in late November, but haven't had a chance to use properly yet. I'm also loving the Elegant Cakes cart (wasn't that early 2010?).

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  35. I have been wanting the Lacy Labels cart for a while, but haven't bought it. I am LOVING the Cindy Loo.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  36. I didn't think I would like Cindy Loo but after your examples I LOVE it!! I also like Lacy Labels. There are all so much fun right??!! I love this topic you are doing. I can't wait to see the rest.

    Kathleen

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  37. I totally agree. Cindy loo is the best. The images and the font is way cool.

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  38. Ooooo I don't have this cart...I'll need to give it another look.

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  39. I agree; I also love Cindy Loo!!

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  40. I would have to agree with your choice of Cindy Loo but Paper Lace has to be a close second...Paula

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  41. I vote Cindy Loo. I've always loved that cartridge. I know the animals aren't elegant, but they are adorable.

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  42. I can't tell you how many times I almost bought this cart, but was always on the fence. You just made up my mind for me. It will be my next purchase.

    Stephanie

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  43. Although I own Lacy Labels, I agree with your choice of Cindy Loo overall. Next on wish list....

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  44. Great post and Yes, I love Cindy Loo for the same reasons!

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  45. LOve Cindy Loo and lacy labels
    Thanks for the info
    Susan

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  46. Ohhh, that was a tough choice. I have most of those carts, but haven't really played with any of them yet. I was dying to get Lacy Labels and got it for Christmas, but I think you might be right.. Cindy Loo does have a lot of variety.
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  47. I think I have to agree regarding the Cindy Loo cart. It has more things that I would use. Although I do like the layout you made with the Martha Stewart cart.

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  48. I don't have any of those carts, but I would agree the Cindy Loo cart is very elegant. I never looked at it that close before. Now I will have to!!! Thanks for opening my eyes!
    nursiebeth

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  49. Cindy Loo is a great choice for Most Elegant. I love the examples for each candidate that you posted.

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  50. Oh how I love the Cindy Lou cartridge. Just bought tons of paper at after Christmas sales and needed some need ideas to start the new year. Thanks ladies!

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  51. I totally agree with you on the Cindy Loo Cartridge, for most elegant Cricut Cart., with all it's frames, scrolls, 3D, Lacy pattern's, I just love it! Sandra

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  52. I love the Cindy Loo, and have been waiting for it to go on sale! I lot of cutesy, girly, projects i see require it! I just bought the wall decor and more (my 3rd cartridge) and an experimenting with it. Can't wait to make wall words!

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