Monday, January 9, 2012

Best Elegant Cricut Cartridge of 2011


The Elegant Category

Provocraft released many elegant, beautiful cartridges in 2011.  In fact, it's probably the hardest category to pin down for me as I just loved all of these.  Take a look below:

Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge

Cricut Florals Embellished Cartridge


Cricut Damask Decor Cartridge


Cricut Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cartridge


While I loved all of these, my hands down favorite was the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cartridge.  Between the word art, font, elegant frames and swirls, it just can't be beat.

Take a look at some of the images:

 I made two other projects with this cartridge and they are two of my favorites:



What was your favorite elegant Cricut cartridge?  I would love to know!

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69 comments:

  1. OMG, I'm first! It has to be Sophisticated! I was at my neices in Ohio when it came out and we both freaked!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  2. Mine is Sophisticated by far I even got this one on sale black friday!!!

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  3. Damask decor was my favorite. I don't know if art philosophy came out in 2011 (I think it did) but I liked alot of the elegant cuts on it too. It is my most all around favorite cartridge.

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  4. Love all 3 of them, Damask is my favorite. Your cards and give bage are great~

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  5. When all of the cartridges first came out they were all on my list to purchase. I always get caught up in the moment. I did finally purchase Art Nouveau before Christmas.
    Yesterday I created with the cartridge and I've posted it to my blog.

    Great projects you share!

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  6. I love Damask Decor! I have things in my home with damask. I just love the look.


    jdkentinc at aol dot com

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  7. I agree! Sophisticated is my favorite too! So many fun cuts on it!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. I would have to say the Theresa Collins one is as I really like Damask.

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  9. I'm Sad!!! :0( I don't have any of those yet.I really want the Damask and Sophisticated.

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  10. My favorite of those is the floral.

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  11. I don't have any Elegant cartridges yet, but this has helped me narrow down the ones I would like to get. Question- How do you tie your ribbon? Is there some sort of tutorial? That is one skill I never seemed to have mastered!

    Melissa
    myscraphour.blogspot.com

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  12. Of the ones I have it would be the Theresa collins Sophisticated one! Love, love, love it!

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  13. I agree totally. The TC Sophisticated is awesome. I have used it more than I even thought i would.

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  14. Sophisticated is definitely my favorite.

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  15. My fav elegant cartridge was Theresa Collins Sophisticated it rocks!!

    I love that you are once again doing the favs of the year I know it's a lot of work but gosh girl you do it so well....I so appreciate everything you put into what you do .... and it makes it so nice for me and everyone else....it's fun to stroll back and the fact that you are categorizing them like the academy award..luv it

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  16. Love your favorites for last year. I agree that the Teresa Collins is quite elegant and fun. I have the Reminisce Cart from CM that is fantastic and gives you many of the same elegant type of cuts. Last year I made tags for our luggage ... Disney here we come! ... then laminated them. They were great and helped us know it was ours.

    I have to make new ones for our Disney cruise come next year. I will need some really bright card stock with each of our initials. No one can mistake your luggage for theirs this way.

    Can't wait to see what you have to say over the next week or so.

    Thanks Joy.

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  17. Damask Decor!! I'm still waiting to get it though! Love all your projects!

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  18. Those are great choices. Very pretty, I just cant pick one there all great. Thanks for all you do and share, God bless you and yours. 1205love@gmail.com

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  19. I love all of those projects and all the carts you used so it is hard to narrow it down, but I think the Teresa Collins is my favorite. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Damask Decor is the best, in my opinion. After, I would Art Nuveau...just got that one for Christmas!

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  21. Art Nouveau is definately my fav.
    Lee-Ann :)

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  22. Joy, well I don't own any of the ones you mentioned, but I do have Paper Lace and think it's very pretty along with Lacy Labels. I have a serious crush on Art Nouveau, though, so it's high on my list of "if the price is right, grab it"!

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  23. It's hard to say. Teresa Collin's and Demask Decor are both so nice !!
    Anna
    ann2236@juno.com

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  24. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those carts. I really like Art Nouveau. My fave elegant cartridge that I own is Elegant Edges (not sure when it was released).

    On another note, I just wanted to tell you that I finally got a chance to sit down and mess with CCR today, and the first thing I did was to watch all your videos. They are great--such an awesome resource. Thanks so much for doing them!

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  25. My favorite cartridge is the Art Philosophy cartridge - glad to see so many sample designs in your blog.

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  26. great project, i live the pillow

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  27. Elegant edges is my favorite the sophiscated and then damask. I own the elegant edges and use it quite alot. The other 2 I don't but I keep an eye for them (the BF sle my Michaels ran out before I could get the Damask cart. I love this week bought quite a few carts last year during this week cause of what you were doing.

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  28. I really like the Damask Decor cart. Can the cards and envelopes be cut larger than 4 inches with a 12 x 12 mat. If so how about a video....
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood
    lrheck@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for sharing the best cartridges of 2011. I don't have any of these elegant cartridges, but TC Sophisticated is on my "must have" list. As for 2011 carts I do have, I love both of the Circle exclusives - Paper Trimmings and Sophie.

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  30. OMG! I have all of these. I love them all too. :)

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  31. I love Sophistacated, Art Nouveau, and Damask Decor.

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  32. I love them all! If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be the Sophisticated cartridge. I don't own it yet, but it looks amazing! I do own the Art Nouveau cartridge, and love to create with it!

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  33. I don't own any of those carts, but sure wish I did!

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  34. wow these are beauitful. Love the Art Nouveau and Floral

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  35. The "UR HOT" Card is a hoot.

    Yep my husband would like that one too.

    Very fun.

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  36. Hi, I have had my eye on the Teresa Collins cartridge for a while, love it! DanaR

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  37. Love, love and love them all!! How can u chooce when u are addicted to Cricut cartridges????LOL Thanks. ekciampo

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  38. Beautiful project - Damask is my favorite tfs

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  39. I would LOVE to have TC Sophisticated... it is on my wish list. I do own Damask Decor, and think it has some great images, but I have yet to use it! :( I totally enjoy your "Best of" posts, thanks for doing it again!
    Lori

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  40. I would say Paper Lace is nice for making those elegant cards. The cuts are pretty intricate. TFS your favs!--Pat N.

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  41. as i said before...i can not choose between them but I love flourishes and flowers,animals and little children. Cricut cartridges are the best. Was just making hearts on mine this am. ekc

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  42. I just love when the 'Best of' cartridges come out. I can't wait to get this one. You made lovely cards.

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  43. I love the damask decor cartridge. They are all nice, however.

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  44. I don't have any of the elegant cartridges yet, now i'll know the top 3 to look for and to watch the sales papers.I do love the card you made with the Teressa Collins cartridge, I think that's going to be the 1st cartridge I buy. Thank you so much for all the tips, techniques, videos, and the first hand news you give to us all. You are a wonderful person to share your knowledge huggable59

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  45. I agree, I think Sophisticated is the most elegant that you have demonstrated. But of the ones I actually own, it has to be the Art Philosophy

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  46. Actually, I believe that whatever cartridge u decide to create with, the project will be a winner. I end up wanting to do all of the projects on ur site. Thank u so much.

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  47. Yvonne from HollandJanuary 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    I never saw the sophisticated cartridge before. I love it.

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  48. love it. So ready to get busy

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  49. I would love to win the Cricut Lite Lovely Floral cartridge! DanaR

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  50. I'm just learning to looking at various ideas is great! Thanks for sharing

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  51. I really like Art Philosophy. It seems to be my go to cart these days. Oh, fiddley - dee, next week I'll have a new favorite! :)
    I am so attached to your blog. My appreciation for your creativity, instructions,and sheer happiness about all things Cricut is overflowing. Thanks for all you do.

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  52. Beautiful projects!

    I don't know if I have a favorite elegant cartridge -- I haven't had my Cricut long enough to play around with all of them and develop favorites yet.

    BUT... the reason I didn't buy the Sophisticated cartridge is all I can think about is the images of chairs and stuff. WTH would I use THOSE for? I can't bring myself to splurge on an item I'll only use for a few cuts...

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  53. My favorite 2011 elegant cart is probably tied between Sophie and Damask Decor, but I love all the carts you have on your list. And you and Melanie are responsible for me needing to buy (when I thought I did NOT need them when I first saw them) Florals Embellished and Sophisticated.

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  54. I ansolutely adore the art nouveau cartridge and have been making tons pf projects with it. Its so different from any other cartridges they have come out with so far and im so glad that you have made projects with it for inspiration. I havent been able to find many people who use it.

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  55. Love all your videos, you have taught me so much use the craft room all the time. Thank You for all your help greatly appreciated.

    Doreen from Baernville, PA

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  56. I am so happy to see more fun font cartridges!! Whoo Hoo! Joy I love your blog it keeps my creative juices going! Thanks a bunch from BigSal

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  57. Sophisticated I think looks beautiful! It looks like it has has very elegant cut outs! Hoping to eventually be able to get that one. It's ok I'll get it one day. I'm a firm believe that one: you never hqv enough cartridges. Two: things happen for a reason. Three: the options on cartridges you do have at endless a,

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  58. your site is so creative and a joy to visit and get ideas. Your informatin is always helpful.
    Thanks for being here

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  59. I am new to Cricut...must say..I LOVE it!! Can someone tell me if you can use the Imagine cartridges in all machines or is there one just for those...am a card maker and love the new one I just saw. Can't wait to really get into using my Cricut.
    thanks, Minis4me53

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  60. Wow a cartridge to use to scrap my yorkshire. Would love to win that new cartridge. Love hearing about all the new ones that have come out. thanks for informing us.

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  61. myfavorite cartridge is paper lace

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  62. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those cartridges either. I can't pick a favorite. I love them all. Thanks for the chance to win. I absolutely LOVE this cartridge.

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  63. Hands down-- Ribbon & Rosettes is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I don't own any, so I don't know for sure. I like the sophisticated.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  65. Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)January 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    OMG:::what beauty. I am in love the giant flowers....Visions of decor changes with this cartridge..So many challenges.

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  66. Ribbon & Rosettes is my favorite. I would love, love, love to win it!

    Janet in Topeka KS

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  67. Hi! So happy I found your blog!! I'm a newbie with scrapbooking and I have a cricut machine , I have become addicted to!! Ha! I love,mad ,mad, love the Big Flower cartridge, could so use it for my parents 60th wedding anniversary!!
    Lynn in KC

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  68. I love Sophisticate. Will you be doing any other categories of cartridges from 2011?

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