Saturday, January 1, 2011

Best Year Round Seasonal Cricut Cartridge of 2010

This is going to be a tough category for me because I absolutely LOVE all of these cartridges.  I mean, really love them!  I chose cartridges that covered all the holidays extensively (hence no Simply Charmed, for example).


Here are the contenders for the category of Best Year Round Seasonal Cricut Cartridge of 2010:

1) Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art:  This full size cartridge has a whopping FOUR fonts, layered word art, cute two layered images and some of those famous Martha borders!  Remember these cake cartridges all work all the machines and make beautiful cards.  They are not just for cakes!


2) Celebrate with Flourish Lite Cartridge: This is one of my all time favorite cartridges!  It has beautiful multi-layered word art and flourishy images for all the holidays. Available only at Walmart and cricut.com.


Let's hear a drum roll, please.....the winner of the Best Year Round Seasonal Cricut Cartridge is the......

Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge!









This was a really hard choice. 

I chose the Martha Seasonal Cake Art cartridge because it had four fonts and all kinds of borders.  If you love the Martha border punches, you'll love these borders on here.  This cartridge cuts like a dream also. I also chose this one because it is more widely available and not as pricey as the other two, due to that fact.  I know....probably shouldn't be a factor but it did enter into the considerations.

Frankly, though, if I could have had a three way tie, I would have.  But I thought you guys would think that was a cop out!

What is your choice?  I can't wait to hear!

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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42 comments:

  1. Oh man! Now I need some new cartridges! These are all crazy cute!

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  2. Very nice cards thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!!

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  3. I have the cheerful seasons and like it alot but I think I must buy the Martha Stewart cartridge because I love her border punches and would love to have them in a cartridge rather then buy all the punches. I've been contemplating buying the punches but now you have changed my mind. Thanks Joy!

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  4. You have sold me on Martha Stewart Season Cake cart. Gotta go find one to buy! Thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to you.
    Kathy
    mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

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  5. I appreciate your list of favorites
    it has been really helpful in
    comparing cartridges. Just got back from my Roberts craft store and bought the Cindy loo after seeing your report. All the carts are 19.99 or 24.99 today--wish I could have bought a dozen! Just wish they carried the Martha S. carts!
    CraftinginUtah

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  6. I got 2 of the MS carts for Christmas & just used one today for the first time. I love the cuts & the fonts on both of them! I don't know if it's appropriate to do this, but anyone interested in purchasing them should check out Memory Misers. She has fantastic prices on carts. and ships very quickly.

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  7. I love seeing your list of must haves. I think I will go out and get Celebrate with Flourish later today!

    Happy New Year!

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  8. My fave would be Create w/Flourish, but only because its the only one out of these I have. lol
    Great cards!!

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  9. Well I don't have too many cartridges and none that would fill either "best year round" or "best for moms". You are so right that this is super hard to select just one from each category.
    I love love love the card you made with Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons but there is no way that I would drop about $90 to buy one cartridge. That's just plain craziness. So on this one I guess I'll have to agree with you even though I don't think I'd want the cartridge.
    Also for the Best for Moms selection that would be difficult because they seem so age specific. It's nice to have a mixture of baby on up to teen age on a cart. I really like Create A Critter and use it so often. So that would be my pick.

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  10. Joy, the card you made using the MS cart is absolutely gorgeous! I'm pretty new to this whole thing; got my Cricut in October, but I think I'm learning that it's "all in the paper." The papers you used for this card are so pretty and coordinate so well. All your cards are fantabulous! You are definitely one of the best designers out there in this wide world of crafty scrappers. Love your blog too. I'm going to have to check out those MS cartridges! Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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  11. I've really got to check out those cake carts! These all look wonderful. Ask for the reviews!

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  12. I loved the MS cart when I saw and just recently bought it. Need to try it out soon. I have all of the others but the CM one, but you are making me want it too. Oh so painful!!! Great cards!

    Linda a

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  13. Wow!!!! I feel really dumb. I had no idea the MS cake carts could be used for paper projects. This was not a lost day......I learned something new. :-) Now I am off to take a real close look at the cake carts. more :-) {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  14. your choice sounds really nice, will have to check it out!
    Sandra ltb

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  15. My fav. would be MS cart. too.I love that it has all the holidays on it,the four fonts,& best of all the MS borders!!!Adding one more to my wish list.TFS your fav.

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  16. Thanks, Joy! That cartridge is on my list to buy!
    Susan

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  17. I have saved your list of choices and plan to use it as a resource document to compile my wish list! Thanks for your recomendations.
    Shellee

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  18. Great! This is the ONE Martha Stewart cartridge I DIDN'T buy! I guess I have to order it too, now! But really, thanks for all your help!!

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  19. Wow...another cart you sold me on...I'm addicted to fonts...that could be the reason.

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  20. Love all your cards..I think my fav is Celebrate with Flourish but I wasn't aware MS had a Seasonal Art cart I have her Holiday cart..and U R so right her borders are spectacular...I'm going to, however, check this one out....thanks for all your ideas they are all brilliant.

    Joan Smith

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  21. Hi, back again, my bad I said MS Holiday Cakes :( meant MS Stewart Crafts..this is awesome too..but I do love the Cricut Cake Holiday Cakes..used this alot too for cards and layouts :) bye 4 now


    Joan Smith

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  22. LOL! Well, I guess the MS Cake cartridge is now just another one I "NEED"!

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  23. They are all so beautiful. It makes me want to own every cartridge! Thank you for taking the time to do the top 10 series.

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  24. I love the cards,another cartridge I need to add to my list.
    Happy New Years

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  25. Oh I don't have that one. Looks yummy and great for year round.

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  26. I agree with the 3 way tie. I think I want the Creative Memories cartridge next.

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  27. Joy, just wanted to post a "Thank you"! I really have enjoyed all the categories and the review of the cartridges. I have forgotten about some of them. Thanks again!

    Julie from Fayette

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  28. I have the celebrate w/flourish and just love it!

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  29. I'm gonna agree with you on this choice Joy... I have all 3 cartridges and they are ALL Wonderful.... but the Martha Stewart Cartridge does offer a lot more than the other two in terms of Font and Borders which makes it more versatile for soooo many projects! :o)

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  30. I have a lot of cartridges I think and I don't have any of these. I will be putting them on my wish list. Thank you for doing this it has to be quite a big job. It is very helpful.

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  31. I have been eying both the MS cake carts, would love to have thanks for showing a lovely card. Your work is always so inspiring thanks again
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  32. I may have to break down and buy Flourish. I don't use most of the cartridges I have now. My New Year's goal is to create a card using a different cartridge every week. Hmmmm

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  33. Well Joy, I don't have any of these! but I have had my eye on the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge for quite sometime now...and now that I know you can use the cake carts on any cricut machine I feel like a whole new world has just been discovered! lol!!

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  34. I just love all your creations here on this blog. I agree with your choice. I only have one MS cartridge which is Elegant Cake but it is worth buying just for the borders! Did some pointsettia type flowers in red with a green backing and it turned out beautiful! This was a big undertaking for you and we all really appreciate it.
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  35. I have Celebrate with Florish and use it a lot. I have been looking at the MS cartridges trying to decide which ones to put on my wish list and it what order to put them as to which I want most. You are helpingf me decide on which cartrridges I reallyt MUST HAVE. Thanks for shareing

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  36. I have been holding back on the CM cheerful Seasons. I might just have to get it now. Absolutely beautiful! TFS...Bug Hugs!

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  37. My favorite cartridge for 2010 would have to be the Cricut Lite Live Simply cartridge. I found myself pulling it down from the shelves...more often than the others. I got the Simply Charmed cartridge and Birthday Bash cart in November and would have to say that I absolutely love the BB cart! It has a LOT of options on it. Check it out!

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  38. I have Celebrate with a Flourish and Love It! I would like to get the CM cheerful seasons cartridge. I hear it is wonderful. Haven't heard much about the Martha Stewart one except on here. Thanks for a great blog!

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  39. I don't have any of these but that Martha Stewart one does look promising and I love her punches!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  40. Great choice! I don't have the Cheerful Seasons one simply because it's harder to buy &, like you said, more expensive. I've really enjoyed your "Best of" series...Thanks!!

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  41. Just with the 4 fonts alone is worth it.
    Gloria H

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