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Top 25 Cricut Cartridges

Updated on June 22, 2014

Most Popular Cricut Cartridges

I have compiled this list of the Top Cricut Cartridges that I think are the most useful for making Cricut Cards, Cricut Scrapbooking layouts, and other Cricut Projects. I use my Cricut machine and most of my Cricut Cartridges....A lot! I love to make Cricut Birthday Cards for friends and family, Cricut Party Favors, and other papercrafts. I am sharing pictures of some of my Cricut Project Ideas here.

Nothing is more frustrating than purchasing a Cricut Cartridge and then deciding you don't really like it or that it won't be very useful for your Cricut Projects. Of course everyone has different tastes, but these are the ones that I really like. I have added the Elegant Edges, Accent Essentials, Wild Card, and Coutry Life Cricut Cartridges to my wish list, so I may be adding to this list soon!

All Photos by Pam Larmore, All Rights Reserved

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#25 Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge

Sports Mania is a must have if your kids are into sports. This Cricut Cartridge includes a wide variety of sports including, baseball, softball, volleyball, running, football, and soccer. It has some really cool features that make great scrapbooking layouts.

Masculine scrapbook layouts and handmade cards are difficult, but this cartridge makes it easier for sports fans.

I made a set of cards in the school colors for a High School volleyball coach to give to her seniors. She loved them!!

Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge - For the Sports Fans

This sports Cricut Cartridge covers several popular sports. Whether you are interested in running, tennis, golf, baseball, football, hockey, cheerleading, basketball, or lacrosse, this cartridge has you covered.

Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge
Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge

#24 Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge

This Cricut Cartridge is great if you need military or patriotic themed embellishments for your cards and pages. These die cuts will also add some "WOW!" to your 4th of July pages. There are also several stars that can be used for Christmas and would be really pretty in gold.

There is a variety of military vehicles on this Cricut Cartridge. When cut in patriotic or military colors, they make great accents to your paper crafting projects.

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Ebay often has Cricut Cartridges cheap! You have to keep watching, but you can get some awesome deals.

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#23 Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge

I'm sure you're thinking, "Why would Hello Kitty be on the Top Cricut Cartridge List?" OK OK...I know that you might not like Hello Kitty, but you will LOVE the extras on this cartridge. There is a cupcake, cherries, and a strawberry that I absolutely can not live without! Who would have thought to look on the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for these??? This cartridge features Hello Kitty in all the major holidays, and they are absolutely adorable! If you make little girl pages, this is a must have!

The Hello Kitty's for the different holidays make wonderful Cricut Cards!!

#22 Forever Young Cricut Cartridge

Even though I have a teenage daughter, I wasn't really interested in this cartridge....at first. A friend accidentally bought two of them, and asked if I wanted to buy the extra. I took a look and saw all of the flowers and I was sold! There are also very chic three dimensional purses and bags that you can make with this cartridge. Here is one that I made using double sided designer paper. It's the perfect size for a small candy bar.

Because of it's versatility, I have added Forever Young to the Top Cricut Cartridge List.

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge

#21 Teardrop Font Cricut Cartridge

You have to have some font cartridges! And I like this one. The feature keys offer different fonts like one that is tall and skinny and works well when you need narrow letters. It is definitely one of the Best Font Cricut Cartridges.

#20 Jasmine Font Cricut Cartridge

Ahhhh....Jasmine......it's a beautiful font. One word of caution. Don't try to cut these letters too small. I learned this the hard way. The capitol letters are ok on 1", but the lowercase letters are VERY small.

#21 Sesame Street Friends Cricut Cartridge

If you don't tend to make kid themed projects, you can skip this Cricut Cartridge. However, if you have kids or grandkids, this Cricut Cartridge is awesome. Some of the other character cartridges have tons of teeny tiny pieces, but this one isn't too bad.

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#19 Calligraphy Collection Font Cricut Cartridge

Another great font....and this one is beautiful. This font is beautiful for wedding or formal projects. As with Jasmine, don't try cutting the letters too small. They are VERY thin. One of the features on this cartridge is called Matrimony and it is GORGEOUS!

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Winnie the Pooh, Tiger, and Eyeore
Winnie the Pooh, Tiger, and Eyeore

#18 Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge

Who doesn't love the Silly Ole Bear and all his lovable friends? Winnie the Pooh and his cast of characters on this Cricut Cartridge are adorable. I know this one isn't for everyone, but there are some accessories that could be used for lots of projects other than Winnie the Pooh. If you have a group of crafty friends with Cricuts, this would be a good one to buy and share with the group!

Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge
Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge

#17 Disney Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge

If you're taking a trip to Disney, this is a must have. The characters are very well designed on this Cricut Cartridge. Each character has several poses to choose from. One word of caution.....don't cut them too small. The eyes and some of the other pieces are very small if you cut them less than 4".

For a complete review of this Cricut Cartridge, visit Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge.

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Amazon has good deals on Disney Cricut Cartridges.

Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge

#16 Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge

You don't see this Cricut Cartridge very often, but it's one that I find very helpful and have added it to my Top Cricut Cartridge List. It has creative phrases mixed with graphics that make for really nice scrapbooking titles.

Base Camp Font Cricut Cartridge
Base Camp Font Cricut Cartridge

#15 Base Camp Font Cricut Cartridge

This is a great generic, all around block font. On this layout I used the Real Dial Size feature to give the font a funky look.

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Popular Cricut Cartridges are often available on Ebay in lots with machines or without. You can often find good deals on used machines and cartridges as well. If you purchase them used, make sure the seller will accept returns.


#14 New Testament Cricut Cartridge

The New Testament Cricut Cartridge is perfect for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School projects. It is also great for baptisms, Sympathy Cards, and Confirmation. Use this Cricut Cartridge for Memorial scrapbook pages and Easter.

New Testament Cricut Cartridge on Sale at Amazon

Life's
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#11 Old West Cricut Cartridge

If you don't have a little boy, and if you're not into country living, this may not be a cartridge for you. However, it really offers a lot of really nice graphics. What the box doesn't tell you is that there are 3 fonts on this cartridge...yes....3 fonts! What a bonus! One is a rope font that could be used for nautical projects. You have to think outside the box! There is also a tall, thin font and a font that looks like the letters are made out of boards. This may be another cartridge that you get more use out of, if you share it with a group of friends.

#13 Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge

I live 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean, so this Cricut cartridge definitely made my Most Popular Cricut Cartridge List. There are shells, fish, palm trees, and lots of tropical shapes. There is also a cool "Tiki" looking font that isn't shown on the package. It pays to have friends who have lots of Cricut Cartridges so that you can see the books before you buy. If you live near the ocean or if you're planning a cruise or trip to the Caribbean, Life is a Beach will add some pizazz to your scrapbook pages.

There are also some great nautical images on this Cricut Cartridge.

#12 Cuttin' Up Font Cricut Cartridge

The Cuttin Up font is great! It's bold and not as thin or tedious as some of the other fonts. One of the features is a font that is perfect for kids.

Old West Cricut Cartridge
Old West Cricut Cartridge

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#9 A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge

This is another Cricut Cartridge that has images for every season and holiday. It is geared toward smaller kids, but the cuts also have a heritage look to them and could be used for other occasions. The one thing I really like about this Cricut Cartridge is that the shapes are bold without a lot of tiny pieces.

My friend made this adorable Post It Note holder for me for Valentine's Day. I love how she used the Cricut and rhinestones to embellish it!

#10 Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge

Locker Talk is the one Cricut Cartridge that is still on my wish list! My daughter just graduated from High School, and Locker talk sure would come in handy for me to finish her school years. There are images for Elementary, Middle, and High School Years.

Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge on Sale at Amazon

A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge

#7 Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge

As the title suggests, the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge, offers lots of bugs, flowers, and leaves. I'm and outside person, and I use flowers a lot when I make cards, so I find that I use this cartridge often. It also has THE CUTEST ladybug that is great on lots of projects. This is one of the best cricut cartridges to have.

#8 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

The Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge has wonderful shapes for holding gifts and making party favors. The tags can be used on the gift boxes, on cards, or on scrapbook pages.

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Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge
Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

#6 Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

Animals, animals, and more animals. This Cricut Cartridge has nothing but animals....zoo animals, furry critters, and wildlife. Because of the wide variety, this Cricut Cartridge can be used for so many projects. You can use it for babies, kids, zoo, jungle, safari, wild kingdom, hunting, dogs, and cats. Some of the animals are very realistic, but a few are more juvenile, which makes for a nice mix.

#4 Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge

I was hesitant to buy this cartridge, but once I did, I couldn't imagine crafting without it. I wasn't sold on the paper dolls until I cut out a few and put them together. Each character has accessories, and they are awesome! The witch has the best Halloween Cat and the cutest ghosts. The biggest lesson I learned with this Cricut Cartridge is that you can't judge a cartridge but the package. The pictures on the back of the box are AWFUL! You can't even tell what kind of people it will make. I was at a crop and someone had this, and when I opened the book I realized that this Cricut Cartridge had a lot to offer. Paper Doll Dress Up is high on my list of Most Popular Cricut Cartridges.

New Arrival Cricut Cartridge
New Arrival Cricut Cartridge

#5 New Arrival Cricut Cartridge

The New Arrival Cricut Cartridge isn't for everyone, but there are some great things on it. As the name suggests, it is geared towards babies. There are some adorable animals and a great train on it as well. There is also a very nice frame box that is great for making journaling boxes.

Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge

#3 Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge

For a good all around Cricut Cartridge, Stretch Your Imagination is a good choice. It has something for each holiday and season. There is a silhouette feature that is really neat. My favorite items are the fall leaves! I rank Stretch Your Imagination as one of the Best Cricut Cartridges.

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Create a critter cricut cartridge
Create a critter cricut cartridge

#2 Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

This is my all time favorite Cricut Cartridge so I had to put it on the Top Cricut Cartridge List! These little stinkers are absolutely too cute for words! There are tons of animals to choose from including a skunk that is stinkin' cute, a mischieveous monkey, and a graceful butterfly. All of the animals have coordinating accents. For example, the beaver has a log that could be used for boy scouts or camping. The way these cuts layer, there are no tiny eyes or noses to glue on...gotta love that!!! These animals are great for cards.

#1 Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge

Drum Roll please......dadadadada.....and number one on the Top Cricut Cartridge List is an oldie but a goodie! The Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge is so versatile that everyone should own it. There are shapes for every holiday and season. You could scrapbook and make cards all year with just this one cartridge making it the Best Cricut Cartridge to have.

More Cricut Cartridge Information

If you would like to see all of the Cricut Cartridges Available visit The Cricut Website.

If you would like to see more ideas using these and other Cricut Cartridges visit P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking and My Pink Stamper.

What are your Top Cricut Cartridges?

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Especially love the Winnie the Pooh ones! :)

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      scrapperkare 5 years ago

      Love this lens! I just upgraded at my retreat house by adding about 9 more cartridges . . . and now your list makes me wanna go out and buy MORE . . .! Thanks for the hard work you put into this . . .

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      BusyMOM LM 5 years ago

      I have never heard about Cricut before, so this was a great lens to read and learn something new.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like Lifes a beach, create a critter, wild card, and walk in my garden.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      How fun - never heard of these before! Thanks for sharing!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: They are super addicting!! Thanks for stopping by.

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      jballs6 5 years ago

      They are all so good it's hard to choose! But for me it would have to be walk in my garden.

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      ideadesigns 4 years ago

      Looks like fun! I've never seen one of these used, but I enjoyed seeing the finished products. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      One of my go to carts is Elegant Edges, excellent for card makers as it is generic shapes to go with anything!

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      Laychee 4 years ago

      I love #14 and #16 :) My favorites... Plus I really like the rest as well :)

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      I like number 22 Forever Young, very cute.

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      encouragingwords 4 years ago

      The more Cricut info, the better! Thanks.

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      rhr-retreats-1 4 years ago

      My favorite is the Close To My Heart cartridges as they each have over 700+ images which allow you to make even more images on Cricut Craft Room. They are available from any CTMH Consultant. I am a consultant so you might think I am biased but I really do use these two cartridges all the time. They are great!

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I really and truly did not know what "cricut" means. So I made a search and found it on Wikipedia. Interesting article, now that I know what I was reading about. :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have never used Cricut Cartridges but I certainly would refer here if I were going to, you have a very helpful and well put together presentation that will be of help to those on the search for these amazing products to inspire creativity.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The Hannah Montana cartridge -- I have a son in band and use the font and some of the sayings quite a bit. Quarter Note is the other one that I use for his band pages, thank you "notes," and more.

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      Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

      OK. Now I want a Cricut. Sigh..... LOL! Thanks for showing me which cartridges I should get. Blessed.

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      Edit Photos 4 years ago from Earth

      No Cricut for me, but I found a nice holiday gift for somebody who loves these!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Honestly, I never heard of this but you sure do a wonderful job of explaining all of the cartridges! Blessed.

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Currently I am big into Joys of the Season, which has cuts from the 12 Days of Christmas. I also love A Walk in my Garden. I would like to have A Child's Year, but not bought it yet. I recently bought Victorian Romance but have not tried it.

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      cjbmeb14 lm 4 years ago

      terrific lens very useful.

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      PotPieGirl 4 years ago

      This lens is just gorgeous! My daughter-in-law has a Cricut and does some amazing things with it. I'll have to show her your lens.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like all the info and tips you have here. Thanks for sharing the top Cricut cartridges. Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't have a Cricut but after looking at the lens I should reconsider. What a great job you've done showing what Cricut can do for people like me that have heard of it but didn't know a lot about it.

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      mcjung 4 years ago

      I love my cricut. It's so useful for scrapbooking and making projects for my kids.

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      kathleenhainey 4 years ago

      I wish I had gotten the Hello Kitty cartridge before it was discontinued. I just got the mini monsters cartridge. I'm going to make a color and counting books for my students with it.

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