Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge Review: From My Kitchen

Hi, it's Diane from the Design Team and today I am sharing my review of one of the newer Cricut cartridges "From My Kitchen."  I received this cartridge as a prize when my lampshade project was chosen for the Project Corner and Spotlight in the Cricut Chirp newsletter.

Carol already did a very helpful review that you can find HERE.  She also made a great project that you can find HERE.  So I will just be adding a few of my thoughts and ideas about the cartridge.

There are many images of kitchen appliances and tools all with a retro style.  I particularly like this apron and telephone.

The farm and other animals could be used on lots of projects that are not kitchen related.  I think the artwork is charming - just look at the turned up snout on that pig!

For those with a sweet tooth, there is a cupcake, a slice of cake and more cake!

There are two keypads full of pre-welded words - on their own and set into ovals.  Most of the words a quite specific to cooking...

...but with a little creativity, you can find ways to use them for other projects!  I added "'tis the" in the Gypsy Font in this screen shot.

The recipe cards are set up in two rows - the top row is proportioned for 3 x 5 cards and the bottom for 4 x 6 cards.  Just set your height at 3 or 4 and you will have perfectly sized cards for your recipe box each time you cut.  There are also recipe card dividers with tiny symbols sized to fit on the tabs.

By using some Design Studio magic you can even adapt a few of the recipe card designs to create A2 notecards.  This photo shows some cards that I made last month - here is a LINK to the post on my blog if you would like to read more about them.

When I first heard about this cartridge I thought it would be perfect for anyone making a recipe book or doing recipe page swaps with other scrapbookers.  It turns out to have many other uses as well.  I would like to try making a file box with all of the dividers to help organize the cards I have made but have not yet sent.

I tend to look at cartridges from a Design Studio perspective and like to see full cartridges where every feature set has a lot of variety.  The shadow keys for the words in ovals take up two full keypads which seems like too much since I could adapt any oval to shadow my words.  However, I had to step back and realize how convenient it is to have the exact size oval preset on the same key for the circled oval words when you are using the Cricut without a computer.

I think most Cricut users would enjoy this cartridge - particularly those that do a lot of cooking and recipe swaps.  Even if you are not much of a cook, there are plenty of other ways to use the images on the cartridge, so take a good look what this cartridge has to offer.

Don't forget Cutting Above is giving away the exclusive Pink Journey cartridge - just leave a comment to be eligible to win. HERE

Maggie adds:
Do you have this cartridge?
What do you think of it?
Here is where you can find  this cartridge at a very low price Hallmark Scrapbook



Peg Smith said...

Thanks Diane,
I have been looking at this cartridge and it is very cute.
My kitchen is my favorite place so I will be adding this to my collection. Love the 3x5 cards!

Natalie said...

Thanks or the overview o this cartridge. I probably never would have considered it, but now, maybe I will! Thanks!!

Jeanene said...

Thanks for the "out of the kitchen" look at this cart. I do love the snout on that pig! Jeanene

MyAuntKath said...

I love this cart too. It is just perfect for so many items. I would love to win the Pink Jorney cart. It would be special also because I am a breat cancer survivior of 17 yeara! Whoohoo! Kathie

farmhouse-story said...

just got the kitchen cart--haven't had time to use it yet. thanks for the info on it.

Carol Ric said...

I like this cartridge and have it on my list. The list is getting so long. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Diane--thanks for your take on this cart. It is my latest purchase and I was kind of wondering why I got it. You have already given me a start on new ideas.

Connie said...

Ohh I have to get this!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh...this cartridge is so cute! I just got my cricut and this would be fun to get! Thanks!

Erica Schott

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I been looking at this cartridge and considering purchasing it. Thanks for showing it off.

Nancy said...

I really need to get this cartridge. Thank you for the over view. You really showed me that I need it.

Sole` said...

I bought this cart cuz I thought it was so cute, but have not had the chance to look at it.

ladycampaign said...

Can you right the word sugar, tea, flour etc.