When I ordered the Cricut Design Studio, I had a choice on cricutmachine.com. I could order just the software for $34.95 or I could order the software and CRICUT SAMPLER cartridge bundle for $24.95. Hmmmm....
I really didn't think I'd use the Cricut Sampler cart that much. But I have to tell you, it's got some animals on it from ZOOBALOO (a cartridge I don't have), and they are just precious! Now I'm thinking I really want ZOOBALOO. I think Cricut should come out with several SAMPLER carts featuring a combination of different carts out there. What a great way to get you interested in something you otherwise may have easily dismissed.
Here are some cards I made this morning. It's so fun just to sit down and explore, create, and relax. Love this crafting time.
Lion p.51 cut @ 3"
Card base brown (All solid papers in all the cards in this post are Recollections paper)
Gold rhinestones from stash
Bubble sentiment from stash
Orange strip 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Decorative, glittered strip on top of the orange one 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" (from DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack)
Card base Dark Red
PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK Grass p. 69 cut @ 1 1/2"
Buttons, ribbon, and hemp from stash
Striped background paper from DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack cut @ 4" x 4 1/4"
Elephant from CRICUT SAMPLER p. 49 cut @ 3" and chalked with Stampin Up chalks around edges
Card base light green
Yellow glitter mat from DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Glitter Flower mat (same stack) cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Orange ribbon from stash
Orange rhinestone in flower center from stash
CRICUT SAMPLER Kitty p. 52 cut @ 3"
I hope you are having a fun, relaxing day.