A while ago I was sent an email invitation by the folks at
CricutSearch.com to check out their site. It’s a handy-dandy site to search for images and fonts on Cricut cartridges- so if you’re looking for something specific, it can help you locate the cart that you need.
Editor’s note: since this article was written, there has been a name change (presumably due to trademark infringement. The side is now called MyCutSearch.com.
Here’s what they say on the site:
Whether you love scrapbooking, card making, cake decorating or even just general crafting, CricutSearch.com is the perfect companion to the array of tools in your craft room. You have all of your scrapbooking paper, cardstock, embellishments, stickers, paper punches, ribbons, buttons, brads, charms, glitter, stamps and ink sorted and organized and now CricutSearch.com does that for all of your Cricut cartridges.
I glanced over it at the time, but in the subsequent months I’ve found it a valuable resource. For example, during the Holiday Season I was looking for an ornament shape. I mentally ran through my carts, but didn’t have any ones that I thought would work. So I surfed over to CricutSearch.com.
I typed “Ornament” into the quick search bar and came up with literally 6 pages of results:
Not only do you get the name of the Cricut cart that the image is located on, but they also give you the page number of the booklet AND the location on the keypad.
The funny thing is, I found an ornament shape on a cartridge I already own- I just forgot that those images were on it!
It can also help you be a wise shopper- because if you are looking to buy a cart, you can look at the entire booklet with ALL the images on it before you buy. Just use the “Cricut Cartridges” search on the left hand side tool bar.
One of the things about buying cartridges is that they only show you so many images on the back of the box, even though there are often SIX TIMES as many images on the actual cart. And often, it’s those images you don’t see that make the cart so great. With CricutSearch.com, you canÂ virtually “flip” through the book and see them all, which will help you decide whether or not you’d really like to own the cartridge.
Oh, and I discovered that they have a bunch of YouTube videos demonstrating how to use the site, taking a virtual tour, etc.
So if you own a Cricut, give MyCutSearch.com a peruse- it might save you some time and help you get more value from your Cricut. I know it’s helped me!
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