A cartridge is needed to be able to come up with cutouts when people use any of the Cricut cutting machines. The Beyond Birthdays cartridge is an example of a shape cartridge. Other types of cartridges include shape font cartridge, licensed cartridge, classmate cartridges and solutions cartridges. Most of the cartridges available from Cricut surrounds a particular theme made especially for a singular event. However, this cartridge gives the user a little taste of everything.
Designed by Cecelia Harris, this cartridge is all about occasions. The hodgepodge of inspirational phrases, symbols, icons and greetings would be perfect for even-related paper projects such as invitations, gifts wrapping, greeting cards and scrapbooks of documentation of varied celebrations. This makes Beyond Birthdays a handy cartridge as it can be used any time of year. This is also the same reason why the manufacturers included creative features such as framed in rectangle, framed in oval, card in rectangle, card in square, shadow and shadow blackout. All of these creative features would give the artist more space for creativity.