Thursday, May 16, 2013

Two New Layout Based Cricut Cartridges Released Today!

Provo Craft has come up with a great idea: design a cartridge that makes 50 layouts quickly and easily!

The two new cartridges, Cricut The First Few Years and Cricut When I was a Kid, both embrace this concept.  Take a look below for more details:

Cricut The First Few Years Cartridge:

As shown above with the red arrows, the sizing is given in blue for each of the elements to make the layout shown in the main square.

Also, you may notice that the images are not terribly specific so you could make this layout but use a different title (ex: "Our New Home").
 Here are the 50 different layouts.  While many of them are single photo layouts, there are some that are multi-photo.



 And it comes with a font:
 Here's a sample layout made by the Cricut Design Team:

Cricut When I Was A Kid Cartridge:
Too cute, right??

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102 comments:

  1. It sure does make things a lot easier for new scrap bookers.

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  2. Love that font, looks like a great cart : D.

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  3. I think that these cartridges are an awesome idea. I can't wait to get my hands on them. With having four grandchildren I'm sure I could use them a lot

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  4. Will never be at a loss for a layout again. love the ideal.

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  5. The font is killer. That's what I love the best...

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  6. A neat twist on the cartridge. I think I like it! :)

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  7. This is an interesting idea - I like that ProvoCraft is trying something new. I usually use my Cricut at the end of a layout to add title/embellishment. Big change to use it for an entire layout - might have to try this one. Please keep us updated if you try it!
    bhadder at mei dot net

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  8. I love this ideal for the times we get scrapbooking block! and I must say this has been happening a lot lately.
    TFS!

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  9. I have this cartridge, but i am frustrated that it still wont link to my gypsy!!! My daughter will be 23 this year, its time i started her baby book before she has a baby of her own LOL oh wait, that gives me an idea, maybe i should just make 2 of everything and i'll have the future baby done before it is even conceived :)

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  10. What great new cartridges! I have so many photos to do and this would make it so much easier! I love the layouts! Thank you so much for the info!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this! Cant wait to see When I was a Kid.

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  12. I really like these carts, they will be great for those who are just starting in scrapbooking!

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  13. This is a great idea! Make scrapbooking easier.Thanks!

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  14. As scrapbookers, we are always looking for sketches so why not on the cartridge? I love the font and the frames!!

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  15. VERY smart of Cricut to come up with this concept. I would really use this for layouts. Love all the choices of layout. I like the images and the fonts.

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  16. This isn't a new release but the other one is. I got this cart but would really like it to be linked to my "G" so that I could use it to it's full potential.

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  17. I think the new carts r super cute
    -Jamie
    Babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  18. Both of the cartridges look great!
    Nice to see different cartridges like this
    I don't scrapbook much but images could be used anywhere!

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  19. These are Great! I have a hard time with Layouts! :0)

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  20. I really think I'm going to like these.

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  21. I like the idea, and the large die cut elements, but I really don't like the sentiments. They're very "kiddy" and I don't have children so I'd not use them at all. I haven't bought a cart in over four years, but I'm kind of disliking buying die cut packs. It's good to have around, but they're kinda costly, no?

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  22. This is a great idea! Love these!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I think I will have to get this new one - When I was a kid. My DH was just in the ER so love the title on this one!

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  24. I didn't think I "needed" either of these carts when I first heard about them. But, after seeing all the images, phrases and fonts, I'm rethinking my "need." I'm pretty sure now that they fall into that category. LOL

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  25. I love the idea of a layout based cartridge. Sometimes, I would love to just be able to pull a design and start cutting all the pieces. I think I would be able to get a lot of layouts done quickly too!!!! Anything that saves time for me is my friend. Also love that their are so many images on each cartridge with a font as well.

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  26. I am really pleased these have come out it's nice to see something new, I'm excited about these cartridges and the fact they can be used for other things other than babies/kids!

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  27. I love this new cartridge! Such a great way to have different layouts at hand.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  28. I would love to get this so I can make a scrapbook for my cousin who is expecting her first baby. This is perfect for putting together a scrapbook and leaving the picture spots blank so the new mom can pop in her photos.

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  29. I think it's a great idea. It's great to be able to make a fast LO...change a few things, add your fav paper...and voila...
    Lee-Ann :)

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  30. Oh my word, I just love this concept! I've only ever made cards, but even I could make a scrapbook with these two cartridges!!!!

    Karen

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  31. These are really cool. Don't guess I've seen carts like these! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Love these new cartridges and the concept. Great new ideas.

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  33. What a great idea! Love the cartridges. The possibilities are endless. I think these are the best cartridges for scrapbookers since
    Create a Critter came out!

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  34. Oh, my gosh, these were made for me....I am so behind in my children's scrapbooks, this would make so much easier for me. I will need to get both of them. I would love the teddy bear cartridge too! Thanks so much for offering this to us. Love the preview.

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  35. I'm not a big scrapbooker but I can see where you could use some of the cuts for cards, too.

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  36. I've just done two layouts using the music layout which is free on CCR at the minute - fantastic idea and it makes it so fun. There's a cut file on the project page for this kit on the Cricut website too :-)

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  37. Some of these would make great cards too. I like the font and the idea that with these cartridges, all I need is some paper to coordinate custom made pages.

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  38. I am loving these 2 cartridges. Great way to get into scrapbooking or if you are like me and haven't done a page in eons this will get me jumpstarted again.

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  39. They look like a great
    idea. Getting everything
    to make your layout all
    in one place.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. This is perfect for the beginner scrapbooker! Sure helps when you have a sb block!!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  41. I'm not a scrapbooker, but for anyone who is I'm sure this would be a helpful way to get several pages done quickly.

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  42. Wow! This make scrapbooking very easy!AND who don't like easy!TFS
    Rosebud222222222

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  43. These two cartridges are really amazing, they make scrapping so easy.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  44. I love both new cartridges, they would make scrapbooking so easy and then again I like designing my own layouts, On one hand I want them and on the other I think I don't need them, lol
    but still they would be great to have.

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  45. OMG what awesome cartridges can't wait to get them both Provocraft has done it again WOOO HOOO!!
    Great job on the information you've given
    YOU ROCK!!!!

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  46. These are must have cartridges!
    Kerry

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  47. Ok.. Takes a LOT of my frustration away at having to tdo multiple cuts to get a multi dimensional layout just right. They listened to their cricuteers! Would love to win to try it out.... layouts layouts!! Yeah

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  48. Love love the baby items. Having a first grandchild any day and wouldn't those come in handy. thanks.

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  49. Both are cool carts, and it looks like they'll make scrapbooking a snap. Great carts for those thinking about scrapbooking, but just overwhelmed like me. Better than "Scrapbooking for Dummies" if one exists.

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  50. I think this is a great tool for everyone that does layouts. It doesn't matter the skill set or level. There are also elements that will work in other medias as well...card making, art journaling, mixed media etc.

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  51. I love the new carts, especially the bears so cute, if I don't win, can we buy them somewhere, when I get some money. Have to eat and pay rent, and my meds
    thank you for all that you do, giveaways and ezpecially the coupons for all the craft stores, and your help with our imaginatione,
    thank you, thank you thank you
    sharon doble
    sharinlee@comcast.net

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  52. Wow, love what you showed us! Thanks for the chance to win- I love getting new fonts and carts!

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  53. About the only way to describe the new cartridges is WOW! let your imagination run away with these.
    Very nice!

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  54. I really like the concept! I love the font on both of them.

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  55. Thanks for showing these. I think the layout themed cartridges are a really clever idea!

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  56. Wow! These cartridges are loaded! looks like they would be a great help in making some quick layouts.

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  57. I like this idea, sometimes I get into a creative mist, and just can't think of a layout. These will be a good way to jumpstart the creative juices running.

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  58. HONESTLY, I thought that I was done purchasing carts...but looking at these two would have never thought about layouts, but glad Provo did....Great concept, great ideas, great components that cover just about everything needed.....

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  59. I love the layout ideas with these cartridges! I haven't bought too many cartridges lately because I got tired of paying big money for them because I loved the designs, only to find that I'm not too creative coming up with ideas to use them on! I need all the help I can get! Would love to give these a try!

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  60. this will be a great help when i need a quick scrapbook for a gift. it is a great idea!!

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  61. What a great idea, would love to see it for different stages of life, not just for kids years.
    would love Teddy Bear Parade, I haven't been able to find it in Canada yet.

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  62. I am so excited about these new cartridges. This will make designing one step quiker than before. Kudos !

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  63. Wow--lots of great features to these cartridges!

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  64. Like the look of these new carts!

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  65. I love both of these cartridges. It makes coming up with a layout so much easier :)

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  66. I really like this concept - not for every page, but when you're stuck for an idea this could really help!

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  67. These layout carts are a cool idea. They will spur procrastinators on toward creating great scrapbooks! Still hoping to win that Teddy Bears on Parade cart!

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  68. I like to see cartridges that show layouts. It's great for scrapbook albums. Can't wait to see the winner of the teddy bear cartridges!
    juliew50@ymail.com

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  69. I love the idea and the cartridges. I have 4 little grandkids and could really use both these cartridges as the cover so such an important stage in there lives.

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  70. love the concept of these, it will make my time making layouts go faster!! Just ordered the first one too!

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  71. I love both of these. I love the idea that they give you the measurements to help you make the layout. I could have a lot of fun with these. Your layouts are great.

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  72. I like some of the content of these carts, esp the fonts. But I won't be buying them as my kids are grown. I'm not crazy about the layout idea - I think it takes away some of the creativity. Plus it looks like most of them are one photo layouts and my layouts are mostly 2-page, multiple photo layouts.

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  73. Even though I don't scrapbook...only make cards...these carts can be great for that. You can use the layouts as ideas for cards and use all of the fonts, frames, sayings, etc. on them as well.

    Thanks for giving us the chance to win the bears...it looks really cute and I LOVE bears :)

    Kay

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  74. Truly fabulous idea Cricut! I'd love to see one of these kinds of cartridges all around "school" stuff. Thanks for always keeping us up to date on all the cool new things going on.

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win ... these cartridges would be a perfect to scrapbook my first grandbaby due in August!

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  76. I am excited about both of these cartridges. Providing complete layouts is brilliant. The fonts are great!
    ~Margo Jacobson

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  77. I really do like the idea of layouts but I hardly ever do one photo pages so I am not thinking I would buy the carts as of now. I love the font on the first cart though and if I win will be sure to use it a lot LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  78. I just bought the First Few Years one as I love the shapes and font it comes with. I haven't made a layout yet - that is for this weekend. I hope to see a double layout cartridge in the future too! The graphics on the Kid cartridge is a little more doodley. I like it and may get it later but I like the graphics on the baby one better.

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  79. What a fun cartridge. Would love to win.

    Linda
    linda.smith@littleloon.ca

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  80. Love the idea of these new cartridges. It couldn't be easier for me to put complete layouts together. They are now on my wish list.
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!
    Kim S. from N. California

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  81. I am LOVING these two cartridges!!! The images are great, and the fonts are WONDERFUL! And I can so see myself using them for card-making. I know I will own them both someday. :)

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  82. I think both of these cartridges are fantastic...wording, letters, accents, frames, all together!! I'm going to get me some free cuts in the craft room while they're offered for free!!

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  83. WOW OMGAGA!!! what awesome cartridges and it so takes out all the guest work on putting a page toghter. thanks for sharing.

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  84. I love the idea that I get to play with it for a week before deciding if I want to get this cartridge or not. Nice layouts.

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  85. Great cartridge, I could see tons of uses for this one also besides scrapbooking. Lot of nice layouts on it.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  86. What great idea - the layout cartridges!
    But I really want the Teddy Bears first!!!
    Indiana Gram Karen
    kswickcmc@yahoo.com

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  87. Love this idea. Will think hard about purchasing this cart. I have it downloading and in my projects in the Cricut Craft Room!

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  88. I love this idea, I think you would use so many more of the designs with the layout ideas.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  89. What a great bunch of images on these cartridges! You could just go crazy with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Oh my gosh look at all of those wonderful cuts!!! And font, too!!! And your layout is planned for you if you want. Who could ask for anything more? TFS.
    Can't wait to get these cartridges!
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  91. Great layouts. I currently use my circut for just cards but I might be successful at scrapbooking with these cartridges.

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  92. Scrapbookers are always looking for a way to make a layout easier or faster, so these are a fantastic idea!

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  93. As a grandmother of 13 (newest one being two weeks old) I find this cart a MUST HAVE. I like seeing what can be done with these carts. knowing the sizes does help in trying to get a cute layout done before they head for college lol

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  94. I'm loving the concept of these two carts and can't wait to get my hands on them...I find myself in a rut all the time and this will help get those pictures to pages finally!!! TFS!!!

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  95. Fantastic looking cartridges! I took a picture of my daughter (almost 2 now) every day of her first year of life and am doing the same with my son (almost 3 months). I want to make a scrapbook for each kid with those pictures and these cartridges will make my life SO much easier! Thank you Cricut! :0)

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  96. Love the concept. I am new grandma, will put to alot of use.

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