For an avid paper crafter and scrapbooker like myself, buying Cricut cartridges is just as much of a hobby as using them. I tend to view it all as a creative investment, which it is; however, it is also important to keep a few things in mind while shopping. With these 5 Tips to Remember When Buying Cricut Cartridges, fellow Cricut users can be confident in their purchases and absolutely guilt-free.
5 Tips to Remember When Buying Cricut Cartridges
1. Research the cartridge before you buy it
When I first began investing in cartridges, I would simply look at the graphics and ask myself, “Are these adorable or not?” While charming and whimsical images are indeed a must-have, shoppers should also look into the number of graphics, whether or not it is a hybrid cartridge, the quality of the special features and most importantly, what other buyers are saying about the cartridge. Read the reviews to gauge just how high the satisfaction level is on the cartridge.
2. Cartridges are a creative investment, no matter what anyone else tells you
These wonderfully compact cartridges have completely revolutionized the scrapbook world and beyond. While they may not be the most inexpensive of tools, they can be used day after day, year after year. Do not feel bad about investing in your craft and in your hobby.
3. Shop for cartridges with versatile themes
Versatility is the difference between using a Cricut cartridge once a year and once a week. Certain cartridges have very specific themes, which are perfectly suitable if you are looking for something pertaining to that theme. However, if you are looking to expand your collection, look at fan favorites like, the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge, the Potpourri Basket Cricut cartridge and the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge. These are the cartridges designed for daily use on a wide variety of projects.
4. Buy cartridges the whole family can enjoy
While your family may not be as into scrapbooks and paper crafts as you are, they can benefit just as much from certain creative tools. You can easily add to the décor of your house and your children's room with the help of the Home Décor Solutions Cricut cartridge, Indie Art Cricut cartridge, the Disney cartridges, Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants Cricut cartridge, and one of the many sports themed cartridges. Your children can also learn from these tools which leads us to our final tip.
5. Love. Learn. Cricut.
Cricut features several cartridges which can be used in an academic atmosphere. These include: all 3 Word Builders Cricut cartridges, Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge, ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge and the 50 States Cricut cartridge. This is just to name a few. With them, you can teach your children in a fun and creative learning environment. What better investment is there than a child’s education? A child’s education which is also a creative investment, that's what!
By following the 5 Tips to Remember When Buying Cricut Cartridges, shoppers can purchase these paper crafting tools knowing that they are making the smart buy. Research, stay focused on what you are looking for and when all else fails, go for versatility. Don't forget that Cricut cartridges can benefit an entire household.
Be smart. Be happy. Be scrappy with Cricut cartridges.