Friday, September 10, 2010

24 New Cricut Imagine Cartridges!

To see all the new Cricut Imagine cartridges coming out soon, check out the Shopping Section of!  No word exactly on the release date of these but wow, these are SO FUN!

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  1. Ooh, I can't wait to check out all the new cricut cartridges! Thanks for the link :)

  2. Thanks for the link!

  3. That is crazy, Joy!!! ;) I had no idea they'd be coming out with so many different Imagine cartridges and so quickly!

    Thanks for sharing,


  4. Wow! They look like a lot of fun!

  5. Lots of wonderful cartridges. So many choices to little money.

  6. I think they're gearing up forthe HSN launch - bet we'll see some of those carts that night!

  7. Wow! I wish I could afford the imagine now. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Wow, that was quick. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow they just keep getting better. I hope the cartridges will work in all cricuts. I am finding that the Holiday Cake cartridge isn't working as it says in my cricut create.
    Linda in Stanwood

  10. Wow, they aren't wasting any time, are they?! Can't wait to see them; I'll go check out the Cricut site next.

  11. Thanks for all of the info!
    Blessings, Donna

  12. Oooh! Thanks for posting that info!!! On to play!

  13. How fun!! I can hardly wait to see them!

  14. Cool, thanks for the info! I linked to you from today's scrapbook news article at

  15. Will these work in the Cricut Expression?

  16. Dear Santa, I want it all!!!
    Thanks Joy for sharing :)

  17. wow - do we know yet if they'll work with our other cricut machines. Thanks - julie

  18. Thanks for the heads up! Looks like great carts! Sure hope my interview went well and I get the job!

  19. Hey guys -

    From what I have read on other Cricut blogs the Imagine cartridges DON'T work in the older machines - but the older cartridges DO work in the Imagine... Kinda sucks that there are 24 cartridges that are brand new and I can't use them unless I buy a new machine... :(

  20. Using Imagine Art cartridges in the Cricut Expression
    Last week I received an email from a lovely lady called Suzanne. Suzanne has a Cricut Expression and recently purchased an Imagine Art cartridge not realising that she couldn't use it in her machine.

    Before she put it up for sale on eBay she emailed me to ask if there was any way she could use that cartridge.

    My immediate thought was that as there's no Imagine slot in the the Expression, the answer would be no. But then I thought about it a bit more and realised there is a way.... by using Cricut Craft Room!!

    First, you will need a friend who will let you link the Imagine cartridge to your account using their Imagine or Expression2. (Make sure you're logged into your account, not there's!!)

    Once you've accomplished that all you need to do is connect your Expression to your computer, create your design using the linked Imagine cartridge and send it off to cut!

    This should also work with the Cricut Personal, Create and Mini. (I haven't tried them but I see no reason why it won't work.)

    Don't have a friend with an Imagine or E2? All is not lost. This will also work with the Digital Imagine cartridges that you can purchase from

    Surely it can't be that easy???? Well... there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
    As the Expression doesn't have any printing capabilities you will only be able to cut the images from the cart. For the same reason you can't use the Imsgine Colors and Patterns carts.
    You will need to edit the images before you cut them as they are made up of multiple layers. For example this image from the Best Friends cartridge looks like this in CCR when the Imagine is selected as the default machine:

    And like this if the Expression is chosen:

    If you were to cut the image as it appears above this is what you'll get:

    A jumbled mess of useless body parts! That's because every single line in the image is cut. To get a useful cut of the image here's what you need to do.

    Select the image on the mat and click the Edit Group button

    The Combine/Separate buttons will appear in the right corner of the screen. Click the Separate button.

    Now your image will look like this:

    Click the Exit button (or press Esc) to go back to the mat screen.

    Now when you cut your project, each of the five layers will cut separately. At the moment they are automatically grouped. To move the individual pieces around on the mat click the Ungroup button on the toolbar. You can then space each piece out on the mat allowing you to load your mat with different colours of cardstock.

    Remember, if you want to resize the image once you've ungrouped it, you will need to select all the pieces by using Ctrl A (Cmd A) or select Edit, Select All. Then use the resize handle to increase or decrease the size of all the pieces at the same time.

    As you can see from the image above, you will lose the facial features of the image as those parts are only printed. Time to break out those Peachy Keen stamps you've got stashed in your drawer!

    Play around with the different Imagine cartridges in CCR before you start purchasing them. Some images will work better than others.


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