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June 22, 2014
Since I have started with Close to My Heart I have relished the chance to do lots of different papercrafts. I have purchased all three Cricut cartridges and I am constantly looking at the booklets that come with the cartridges to do different things. The Artiste cartridge is great for doing 3 dimensional items such as rolled flowers and lots of different boxes along with an impressive range of embellishments, the Art Philosophy is great for tags and labels while the Artbooking is a very versatile cartridge that does lots of overlays as well as lots of different embellishments for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have used metal dies in the past but rarely use them now as while you can get a clean and crisp image with them you are limited to the size of the die. With the Cricut machine I can cut each image at whatever size I want plus each cartridge comes with about 700 images, three stamp sets to coordinate with them and dimensional elements to add that little something special to a card or layout. With all these images on the three cartridges I have not even thought about buying other cartridges.
From the Artiste cartridge I have made these note boxes from page 65 of the booklet. They have been cut from Cotton Candy and Buttercup cardstock at 4 1/4″. (If you love the Buttercup cardstock it is on the retiring list so be in quick to order it). It is a beautiful colour. The flowers are cut from the Artiste cartridge as well and the leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
Here is a close up of using the piercing tool to create a pattern on the edge.
Here is some small cards made out of the Art Philosophy cartridge. I have cut them all out at 3″ to fit the 3″ envelopes available from CTMH as a bulk order. You can see with these cards how it it so easy to cut different sizes for the tags to layer on top of the cards. I have used 4 different shapes for the cards.
I love how the stamp sets coordinate with cartridges. I have used the stamp sets that come with the cartridges.
Finally here are a couple of examples from the Artbooking cartridge. I have cut the overlay at 2 1/2″ and it made a nice background to layer the tags from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
This is a sneak peak of my next post for the Paper Trail Blog Hop featuring the Balloon Ride papers. I have cut an overlay as well as the titles from the ArtBooking cartridge. This is such an amazing cartridge and I use it all the time. I have placed small strips of different coloured cardstock behind the overlay to make this colourful addition to the overlay.
Cardstock – Colonial White, Pear, Sherbet, Sky Blue, Creme Brulee, Saddle, Cashmere, Cotton Candy, Buttercup, Hollyhock
Papers – Lollydoodle, Balloon Ride
Inks – Cotton Candy, Pear, Desert Sand, Topiary
Stamps – Distressed Backgrounds,
Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking
Brad from the Embellishment
Pink polka dot washi tape
Brads from the Extraordinary Embellishments pack for $30 when you spend $75
If you would like to order any of these products please visit my shop here.
Have a great week and I will be back next week with another creation.
September 23, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and we have some a brand new release to celebrate today. These new Sentiments Stamps and Dies are amazing to add something special to your cards. Products Used: Elaborate Birthday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3937Elaborate Birthday Die, HCD1-7322Purr-fect Posies...
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September 21, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou I am so excited to share a card with you that I have created using a combination of beautiful dies from Amazing Paper Grace. I love white on white cards and the soft white flowers and green leaves made this perfect for a sympathy card. To create this card I have used …
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September 16, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today I have a card that I have made with gorgeous vellum zinnias from the Summer’s Garden collection. Other Products: Heavy cardboard, Distress Oxide inks – Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Hero Arts Embossing & Watermark ink, hot glue gun, Reeves …
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