Saturday, March 3, 2012

Do You Speak Cricut Saturday - April Showers

Welcome to the first week of Do You Speak Cricut Saturdays! Every Saturday will feature a different Cricut cartridge review from one of the Made Especially For You design team members. This feature was added to the blog in order to give potential cartridge buyers a better idea of what each cart has to offer. As a fairly new Cricut Expression owner, I love to research carts before I purchase them to get an idea of how much I'm actually going to use the cuts the cart has.

The cartridge being reviewed this week is the lovely seasonal cartridge, April Showers!
"Welcome in the spring season with the April Showers Seasonal cartridge. You’ll love how the cute spring-themed images, including birds, umbrellas, flowers, and phrases add cheer to your creative projects." -From the Cricut website

This lovely spring-themed cartridge features a total of 30 images, with 10 of those images being phrases. The cart contains everything from flowers and trees to adorable spring animals and rainy day cuts. 

Unfortunately, the cartridge does not have any creative features (other than layering) because it is a limited release seasonal cartridge. The layers for row 1 are on row 2, and the layers for row 3 are on row 4. Row 5 contains the ten phrases. 
The ten phrases on the cart include: April Showers, Bring May Flowers, Spring Has Sprung, Spring Fever, Welcome Spring, Rain Rain Go Away, Blooming, Spring Garden, Tweet, and Sunshine. 

This cartridge is perfect for not only cards and scrapbooking, but home decorations as well. It is a PERFECT cartridge for spring that has cuts that can also be used year-round. I purchased this cartridge for its cute images and because I knew it would be well-used when making cards for spring. Even though there is a lack of additional creative features, it does not make the cartridge any less usable. I would definitely recommend purchasing this cartridge if you're looking for a spring cartridge! :)

April Showers regularly retails for $24.95 at both craft stores and also through the Cricut website, making it a purchase that won't break your wallet too much, and definitely worth the $24.95. (my go-to site when it comes to buying cartridges) retails the cart for only $19.95 and can be purchased for even cheaper during their sale events. 

Here's a simple card I made using the April Showers cartridge:

The flower pot is cut at 3.75" and the phrase is cut at 1.25"

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Thanks so much for reading! Check back next Saturday for another cartridge review!



  1. Love it!!! You did a great job!!!!

    Love your card too!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  2. Thanks for the review! I have looked and looked at this cart and have wondered if I would use it that much!

  3. Great idea for the blog and I love this cart..the phrases are just right for spring. Your card is sweet.

  4. Thanks for the tip on I checked it out and was happy to see how many cartridges were on sale for 19.99. I ended up buying one.
    Rae Ann O.


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