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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ultimate Creative Sampler-One of the best buys out there

A while ago, I purchased Ultimate Creative Sampler for a little over $40 from cricut.com; you can now get this cartridge for close to that on ebay or amazon (just search for "Ultimate Creative Sampler"). If you're just starting out or want to a huge variety of images, this cart is the best bargain out there! It has 600+ images (6 overlays: Layer and Shift+Layer). 

My only gripe with this cartridge was that you can't find the images you're purchasing anywhere on the Internet. Cricut only has a sampler of what is on it and no other website has more images than Cricut.com does. 

Therefore, I'm going to put them here. No copyright infringement is intended. I just wanted to help you make a informed purchasing decision; after all, if you don't know what's on the cartridge, how will you know if you don't already have or need a certain image?



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Katye R from Boston, MA wrote down all the images and what carts they're from:

  • Home Accents 14                Beyond Birthdays 9                    Pagoda 9
  • Doodlecharms 6                  Celebrations 4                            Rock Princess 3
  • French Manor 6                   Wedding 1                                 Every Day Paper Dolls 19
  • Mini Monsters 2                   Wild Card 1                               Joy of the Seasons 22
  • Home Decor 8                     Heritage 25                                Walk in My Garden 2
  • Christmas 3                         Plantain Schoolbook 14             Wall Decor 2
  • Lyrical Letters 3                   Happy Hauntings 5                     Pumpkin Carving 2
  • Dinosaur Tracks 3               Stretch Your Imagination 4           Forever Young 8
  • My Community 1                 Winter 2                                    A Child's Year 23
  • Indie Art 2                           Just Because 16                        Cindy Loo 5
  • Straight from the Nest 2       Mother's Day 9                           Nursery Rhymes 6
  • Give a Hoot 2                      Stand and Salute 33                   George & Basic Shapes 12
  • Alphalicious 1                      Storybook 5                              Street Signs 2
  • Stone Script 3                     Tags, Bags, and Boxes 4            Picturesque 8
  • Speaking of Fall 1               Sugar and Spice 3                       Paper pups 1
  • Calligraphy 4                       Botanicals 1                               Handyman 1
  • Going Places 2                    4 Legged Friends 1                     Easter 1
  • Cupcake Wrappers 1           Cheerful Seasons 1                     Christmas Cheer 1
  • Lovestruck 2                        Independence Day 1                   Serenade 1
  • Animal Kingdom 21              Paisley 3                                   Zooballoo 3
  • Wildlife 2                             Life is a Beach 2                        Accent Essentials 8
  • Bloom 9                              October 31st 2                           Gypsy Wanderings 2
  • Preserves 1                         Destinations 4                            Create a Critter 5
  • Designer's Calender 3          Sweethearts 5                            Sentimental 1
Hope you found this helpful!

11 comments:

  1. oh my! this is so helpful!! I have the cart and the pics are small for me to see them on the paper that came in the package! thanks so much for this!

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    1. You're welcome! :) I agree that the pics are really small. I love that my scanner was able to scan them this large and still have it be a good quality (your comment makes it worth all the time it took to do this; it was difficult holding them as straight as I could on the scanner surface).

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  2. I agree! Awesome job and thank you for going through all the trouble. I did just buy mine from eBay just under $40, but amazon and Cricut have it for $99!

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    1. You are quite welcome. Congrats on finding such an awesome price.

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  3. wow you all have gotten a great price for that cart. I am going to have to look better for prices like you all got. I am saving this wonderful info you made for the cart. I WILL have it some day even if I have to pay $70 that is the price I found today . But that is also how I found your blog. It is great of you to be so helpful!

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    1. I hope you'll be able to get it at the same price as I did. I was lucky that cricut.com was having a sale; otherwise, I would have paid more for it. Be patient and wait (ebay prices go down all the time as does cricut's direct prices). It's a great cart with lots of images and well worth the $100, but it will be even more wonderful of a purchase if you can get it for a reasonable price.

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  4. I found it frustrating that the website I found selling this cart, as well as the cricut site, did not have any image examples. I, like most people, cannot afford every cartridge so I need to know what is on a cart to make an informed choice. Thank you for providing me with that opportunity.
    Sincerely, Kathy.

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    1. I'm glad to have alleviated some of your frustration. I understand how frustrating it is on those sites--that's why I made this blog entry. When I was considering this cart for purchase, I had to take the list that Katy R provided in the reviews and then look up each individual cart listed. It was tedious and time-consuming, so I'm glad to help others skip that chore.

      I also completely understand not being able to afford every cartridge, and I can tell you that this one has given me a variety of images that I have used many times for my projects.

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  5. Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into this post. I have been trying to find out which images this particular cartridge contained ... esp since it is currently on sale at cricut.com for only $29.99 and that price includes 10 project DVDs. Thanks to your post I can now make an informed decision. People like you...who take the time and make the effort to post like this..is what makes the internet community great! Thanks so very much!
    L. Tagg

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  6. Thank you so much! I was debating whether or not to get the sampler cartridge, becuase it is on sale right now. However, I did not know what kinds images it had on it, now I do! Thanks!

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  7. Thank you so much for the time consuming and difficult job of compiling this chart and sharing it with us!!! I, too, got the cartridge during that unbelievable sale! I'm so thankful, as it is a great cartridge! Thanks again!

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