Archive for January, 2014

Artbooking Collection and Artwork

 

cricut-artbooking-collection

The Artbooking Cricut Collection includes:

  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images; font, mini books, layouts)
  • 3 – My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
  • 3 – 12″ x 9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

There is so much that you can do with this Collection!  Check out the artwork below as well as my Artbooking Series of layouts!

cricut-artbooking-page(This picture is a sneak peek for the new book so supplies listed below will be available on February 1, 2014)

Supplies needed for this project:
Reflections: Main Frame—Back Drop™ (rotated and altered)
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1932 Silver Geometric Washi Tape
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Thread
Cricut® Shapes:
Artbooking
11″ Overlay <g> (p. 62)
3″ RDS Shift+Photo Mat 1 <10Things> (p. 81)
4″ RDS Icon <10Things> (p. 81)
1 1/2″ RDS Title <2ofakind> (p. 78)
1 1/4″ <font> “Love”

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Artiste Collection and Artwork

Cricut-ArtisteBundle

The Artiste Cricut Collection includes:

  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images; themed projects, cards, font, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
  • 3 – 12″ x 9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

These are just a sampling of some of the things you can create with this Collection!

cricut-artiste-gift-boxes(This picture is a sneak peek for the new book so supplies listed below will be available on February 1, 2014)

Supplies needed for this project:

Floral Boxes
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
Boxes
4″ 3D Object <7> (p. 37)
4″ and 5″ 3D Object <8> (p. 38)
1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ 3D Object <9> (p. 39)
Flowers
1″ and 1 1/4″ Accent 1 <f> (p. 54)
1″ and 1 1/4″ Shift+Accent 1 <F> (p. 54)
1″, 1 1/4″, and 1 3/4″ Accent 2 <f> (p. 54)
1″ and 1 3/4″ Shift+Accent 2 <F> (p. 54)
Leaves
3/4″ and 1″ Accent 4 <f> (p. 54)
3/4″, 1″, and 1 1/4″ Shift+Accent 4 <F> (p. 54)

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Supplies needed for this project:

X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (or any other paper)
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet (or any other paper)
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z280 Natural Hemp (replace with Baker’s Twine Hemp)
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
3″ and 4½” Accent 1 <d> (p. 53)
3″ and 4½” Shift+Accent 1 <D> (p. 53)
4″ Accent 2 <d> (p. 53)
4″ Shift+Accent 2 <D> (p. 53)
3½” and 4½” Accent 3 <d> (p. 53)
4½” Shift+Accent 3 <D> (p. 53)
3½” Accent 1 <3> (p. 33)
3″ Accent 3 <k> (p. 58)

Cricut_Artwork

Supplies needed for this project:

7″ x 5″ It’s Party Time Invitation
Wishes: Keep It Level™
D1536 My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames 2
B1417 My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Birthday
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1766 Memo Assortment (retired, substitute another embellishment)
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
¾”, 1½”, and 2½” Card <i> (p. 48)
2¼” and 2½” Shift+3D Object <Peace> (p. 80)

Cupcake Liner and Pick
B1417 My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Birthday
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks® Pad
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1806 Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Z1311 1¼” Circle Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Stick
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
¾” Shift+Card <G> (p. 55)
2″ Accent 4 <FthrDay> (p. 75)

Monster Bag
B1419 My Acrylix® Joyful Birthday
X7163B Chantilly Paper Packet (substitute with X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment (substitute any)
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax (substitute Black Hemp)
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
3½” Accent 2 <6> (p. 36)
5½” Shift+Accent 1 <R> (p. 44)
½”, ¾”, and 1″ Card <i> (p. 48)
5″ 3D Object <FthrDay> (p. 75)
5″ and 5½” Shift+Accent 1 <Boo> (p. 77)

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Art Philosophy Collection and Artwork

I’m sure you are all excited about the new book and products that I will be sharing beginning on February 1st.  I wanted to take this time beforehand to explain the three amazing Cricut Collections that we have and the differences between them.  How they are the same: All of the Close to My Heart Cricut Collections include a cartridge (with 700 images), 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets, and 3 sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements.  How they are different: Art Philosophy has lots of basics and is a good choice for everyone.  Artiste has a lot of 3D items.  Artbooking focuses on layouts and mini albums.

Cricut-ArtPhiloBundle

The Art Philosophy Cricut Collection includes:

  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images; font, basic shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
  • 3 – 12″ x 9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

If you own a Cricut machine this Collection is a must-have!  Check out some of the artwork below.

cricut-art-philosophy-cards(This picture is a sneak peek for the new book so supplies listed below will be available on February 1, 2014)

Supplies needed for these projects:

4 3/4″ x 3″ Remember When Card
Wishes: Noteworthy™
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread
Staple
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1″ <Rctngle4> (p. 25)
1″ Font <Oval5> (p. 62)

5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Special Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 26
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Staples
Pen
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2″ <Square4> (p. 53)
3″ Shift+Font Layer <Leaf1> (p. 62)
1 1/2″ <Acorn> (trim to look like apple, p. 36)
1″ <Leaf1> (cut 2, p. 62)

3″ x 3 3/4″ Thanks Card
Wishes: Keyhole™
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2 1/2″ and 3″ <Circle1> (p. 21)
2″ <Circle3> (p. 41)

4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Wonderful Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 26
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1767 Chalk Marker
3174 Blending Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ <Shape2> (p. 36)
1 3/4″ and 2″ <Gift> (cut 2 each, p. 60)

5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Congratulations Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 25 (rotated)
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1961 White Marquee Enamel Shapes
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
3174 Blending Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Staples
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2″ <Square4> (p. 53)
1 1/2″ Shift+Layer <House> (cut 3, p. 42)

Cricut-ArtPhiloBeauty

Supplies needed for these projects:

4½” x 4½” Merry & Sweet Christmas Card
D1557 My Acrylix® Candyland
C1561 One-Way Borders
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
5½” Shift+Card <Ornamnt1> (p. 33)

2¾ ” x 3½” Thanks Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3½” Shift+Card <Petal1> (p. 65)

4½” x 4½” Deck the Halls Card
D1553 My Acrylix® Yuletide Greetings
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2429 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2425 Olive Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2404 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2406 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
4½” Shift+Card <Bracket1> (p. 44)

5½” x 4¼” When I Count My Friends Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
5½” Shift+Card <Vase> (p. 54)

3½” x 2¾” I’m Grateful for . . . Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1768 Metallics Markers
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3½” Shift+Card <Heart3> (p. 69)

Cricut-Beauty

Supplies needed for these projects:

Congratulations Gift Box
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (retired, substitute any other embellishments)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

7″ x 5″ Happy Birthday Card Wishes: On the Ball™
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
X5914 Light Yellow & Orange Cardstock Shade Pack (choose your own yellow and orange shades of cardstock)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection (retired, substitute a brown ribbon, shimmer trim, or even washi tape)
Z1706 Durables Round Studs
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Flower Handle Box
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (substitute other embellishment)
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax (substitute floss or a thin ribbon)
Z280 Natural Hemp (substitute Baker’s Twine Hemp)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Thank You Card
Wishes: Designer Tag™
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
X5914 Light Yellow & Orange Cardstock Shade Pack (choose your own yellow and orange shades of cardstock)
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection (retired, substitute a brown ribbon, shimmer trim, or even washi tape)
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax (substitute floss or a thin ribbon)
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment (any neutral-colored brads will work)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Come back tomorrow for artwork on the Artiste Collection and then on Friday for the Artbooking Collection.

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Artbooking Made Easy: Crush on Artbooking

When you combine Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Artbooking shapes with My Crush™ books, you’ll take your on-the-go art to new heights. Watch the video to see how you can cohesively bring two different worlds together: Cricut® Artbooking shapes and My Crush books!

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z1855 My Crush Modville Book
Z1856 My Crush Bluebird Book

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Artbooking Layout Series – Celebration 2

Cherish 18-Month Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection, CTMH Dotty For You papers (retired special), CTMH White Daisy Cardstock, CTMH Scallop Border PunchCMTH Stitch Guide, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

The second page here uses the Celebration Layout overlay (flipped upside down).  The first page I designed myself with Photo Mat 1 from this same button.  I used the Stitch Guide to place the rhinestones.  The Cherish title is from page 80 of the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and the numbers are cut from the font on this same cartridge.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

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