Best Kept Cricut Secret Revealed!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts

paper doll dress up

So I said on Tuesday that Stamping Solutions is one of my top 2 favorite cartridges, and this is the other one.

The Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge is sooo much fun, especially if you have boys. I’ve been thinking that Cricut really needs to come up with some good boy cartridges (not licensed characters, things like bugs and dinosaurs and outer space and super heros, etc.) and this one does a pretty good job at being a great boy cartridge. There is some really cute girl stuff too, but lots of great boy stuff!

stamping solutions cricut cartridge

The problem with this cartridge, and the reason it’s the best kept Cricut secret, is because the back of the cartridge only shows you the paper dolls, but each button also has 3 accessory options which is where all the great stuff is that you can’t see unless you look through the book! I took the liberty (with permission, of course) to take some pictures of my favorite “accessories” so you could see what I mean. Click on the image up there and you’ll be able to see everything much bigger. (When the picture shows up, you can click on it again to make it even bigger.)

I have some great projects waiting for me. I’m redoing the wall decor in my nursery to be some dinosaurs from this cartridge. Can’t wait to share when I’m finished!

What is your favorite Cricut cartridge???


1 Baba September 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

Very cool and so versatile. I love it. Ahhh, someday.

2 Jessica September 30, 2009 at 9:04 am

I love the paper doll cart. I used it to decorate for Halloween last year.

I think my favorite is just base camp…the lettering is so basic it works for everything!

3 Haley September 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

I have that one two, my mom and I were blown away by all the things. You have to check out a childs first year. It is my new favorite. same deal ton of stuff, amazing ways to use it, and boy stuff!

4 k September 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

Forget the kids… I think I’m the biggest kid in the family. I would be making toy dolls with the cricut for me to play with.

5 Lori September 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I swore I did not need or want this cart until very recently. But I had a chance to play with my GF’s cart and I agree, it is OH SO versatile! Tons of stuff I didn’t realize was on there. And the new one is just as full of cool stuff.

6 Sonia Peters September 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm

really think it’s cool but would like to see a cartridge with spaceships and rockets since my grandson is a big big big fan of BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

7 arline December 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Just got the cricut but have used one before. Working with the paper doll cartridge. Cannot get the hair to cut. i know I am missing something. Please email me at

8 jminty January 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

how did you make the alien from the bath towel applique?

9 Crystal March 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

Thanks for posting this. I’m at work today working on a project and I left my book at home – this was a HUGE help!!

10 SiskiyouSue May 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I just bought this cartridge, I am so excited by it. I had no idea it had so many fun accessories. I made the sleigh right away, it’s so much better than the one of Winter Woodland. Wow!!!

11 Jessica May 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Good to know! Can you confirm that there is in fact a Fire Truck?

12 Kelsey May 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

Yes, it’s the Everyday Paper Dolls cart that has a fire truck and a fire man and lots more!

13 andrea July 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Thank you so very much for this fabulous post! I thought I was going crazy after seeing someone posting about using this cart to cut dinosaurs! I keep looking, and looking….thinking it had to be a typo!

I’m looking for dinosaurs to do a birthday theme for my son’s party decor, thanks again! I’m excited to purchase this cart now!

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