I went on a scrapping weekend this weekend and had high hopes of making some cards with my new cartridge. I made the sample card and it took me a while to work out how to position the pop-up for full affect. Then I started on the Birthday Cake and spent hours trying to figure out how it went together.
All I can say is "What were you thinking people!!??"
The least you can do is come up with a printable instruction sheet.
Published on 10/17/2011 by RC.
I agree with all the previous reviews. Where is the picture book with instructions on how to assemble the pop-ups? A waste of money.
Published on 10/27/2011 by Palmier S-Y.
I cannot believe that Cricut would actually put their name on a cartridge like this. I have a very large collection of cartridges & expected a lot more than this. I got so discouraged trying to figure out the "pop ups" that I put the cartridge in the back of my closet - probably never to use again.
Published on 11/13/2011 by Barb C.
This is worse than worthless, I lost so much faith in the Cricut company, not only from this horrible cartridge, but the time, paper and blade use -- WASTED! I have many years experience, and two Cricut machines, and still could not figure out this cartridge. I wish I could return it and at least recoup that waste of money ... I'll never get my time and paper back. Cricu, what were you thinking? You should at least refund our cartridge cost!
Published on 11/25/2011 by Kim J-N.
I love all my cricut cartridges but this one. I thought it would be wonderful and it is the most ill thought out cartridge. I've never had something that I couldn't find a way to figure out, but this has me dumbfounded. And I've tried to load the instruction sheet many times and no luck. Seriously, Cricut people, you need to fix this horrible mess of a cartridge. Even youtube has very limited help.
Published on 11/25/2011 by JudyW.
We had two people trying to figure out this cartridge. We ended up putting the cartridge back in the box. Better instructions are needed. It will stay in the box until we get some.
Published on 11/25/2011 by Sharon M.
I have other cricut card cartridges I like; however this one is ridiculous. It is an impossible waste of time and money. If cricut wants to keep me buying their cartridges they need to have supplemental instructions for those of us suckered into buying this.
Published on 12/8/2011 by Mary B..
I am so disappointed with this cartridge and the failure to include clear instructions. I tried to make two types of graduation cards and failed with both. I have searched for you tube videos hoping to get a clearer picture of where to fold and where to attach. I paid a premium to get this cartridge when it was first released and it was a waste of money and my time.
Published on 12/17/2011 by Susan R..
What were you people thinking?
My friend and I are usually pretty quick on the uptake and have fun figuring out new things.....this cartridge, however, has us both requiring extra strength headache medication. We're both tired and fed up and have now tossed the cartridge into the "colossal waste of time" bin. By dumbing down the cartridge handbook, Cricut has completely lost the creative edge on his one!
Published on 12/18/2011 by Tanya V.
Each pop-up card needs detailed instructions! Even the sample project the Pop-Up Plane Card did not have detailed folding instructions. Please give us detailed instructions for each project! What a waste of money and time!
Published on 12/29/2011 by Elaine V..
I got this cartridge for Christmas and thought it would make some great new cards. My first attempt is my last, Cricut needs to supply the folding instructions to be able to make the cards. Very disappointed in this cartridge, probably won't use it again unless they provide more information for free.
Published on 1/1/2012 by Lynn Tressel.
Pop up card with no instructions
I have no idea how to put these cards together. There are no instructions. I would never have purchased this if I had known.
Published on 1/17/2012 by Debbie F.
I LOVE this cartridge! I have used almost every cut on it! Now, I will say that while I think the pop-ups are great, it could DEFINITELY use layers for those pop-up cuts! I would LOVE a whole cartridge of pop-up cuts PLUS their layers! So while I don't use the pop-up feature very much, the normal cuts are excellent and I use it ALL the time! Great buy!
Published on 1/24/2012 by Courtney L..
Like most everyone else's review I am incredibly disappointed with this cartridge. I wish I would have looked up it's reviews before I forked out the money for it. They really do need to provide instructions to make the cards. Shame on them!
Published on 2/8/2012 by Kelly L.
Requires a bit of work to figure out
I like this cartridge, but it does require some work to figure out. I followed the instructions that are online, but they are a little difficult to decipher. Would be better if the copyright wording did not cover all the diagrams, which are a bit fuzzy to begin with. Overall, once I put some time into it, I did manage to get them to work with wonderful effect.
Published on 2/14/2012 by Susan W.
Wish I had spent my money some where else.
This cartridge is the worst I have ever used. I have over 50 and I have to say this one I have only used twice. The first right after I got it and the second today, I had forgotten how hard the pop up cuts are to figure out.
Published on 5/12/2012 by Karen S..
I had such high hopes for this cartridge but am so, so disappointed. I have spent a number of hours trying to make a birthday card and even with the instructions on this site, I have not been able get the card put together. This cartridge really needs detailed folding instructions that are clear. Sorry I spent the money on this one.
Published on 6/7/2012 by Carolynne S..
This cartridge is not worth it. I wish there were more detailed examples on how to put all the pop-up's together. The directions online are not detailed at all.
Published on 6/30/2012 by FN.
Easy, once you start.
I bought this cartridge before I saw all the bad reviews, but I figured what the heck, I'll try it. One Google search and YouTube video and an hour later, I had a beautiful little note card. Once you cut the images out and score them, it takes a creative eye to see how it goes together. If you are having trouble, look it up on Google, there are step by step instructions out there! Cricut just doesn't include them for some reason.
Published on 10/30/2012 by Ali R.
Pop cards not so great
I gave it an extra half a star because the images are really nice for making cards or other projects. But lets face we bought it for the pop up affect! And if I have to go searching google or youtube for instructions, then it really isn't a good buy! But if you want it for images then it is a nice one. But for what we spend on materials and cartridges and mats, and blades, and the list is endless with cricut. Cricut could have at least given some instructions that I don't have to do a google search on, really!
Published on 4/17/2013 by MC.
Cuts great, support horrible
I agree the fold instructions were ridiculously hard to find online. Without the file I eventually found I would have been as angry as other reviewers. However, with some practice I was able to create really lovely cards. I enjoy the variety of symbols- useful for many different designs. I suggest certain cartridges should carry a rating to indicate the steep learning curve required, and online support/instructions should be at the click of a button, not the result of a multi-pronged search.
Published on 8/6/2013 by Liz M..
Great if you're Crafty and Smart
This cartridge has so many different uses, plus with patience and practice you will figure out the pop-up aspect. I am glad I got it.
Published on 8/12/2013 by Mary C.
Possiblity Does Exist!
I was at first a little discouraged about this product-I was having no luck getting the pop up features to work properly, even with the digital handbook and pop up instruction sheet. However I have persevered and I made the pop up chandelier card, the whale card, and the crown card so far. I have also been able to get the pop up words to work properly. I have not however gotten the little pop up table to work--the feature I really wanted. I cannot figure out how the assembled table fits onto the card so that the pop up mechanism works. The images are cute and I feel a lot of possibility does exist for this cartridge. Of course with a name like "Pop Up" in the title of the cartridge, that's what we want our cards to do--pop up! I anticipate many more fun filled and challenging hours ahead trying to get all the mechanisms to work! I will still be looking at that little table from time to time!
Published on 1/18/2015 by Jane S..
Not easy to figure out how to assemble card
Published on 4/13/2015 by Karen K.
Yuck! Everyday Pop-Up Cartridge
Love pop up cards, but this cartridge makes no sense. Can't figure on how to put card together.
Published on 5/23/2015 by Lee Ellen Chinn.