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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.

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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.

Cloud Nine Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Cloud Nine Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit which is the special for this month.  If you have come here from
Michelle Loncar, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

Love You Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all included in the Cloud Nine Card Kit (scraps of papers, Shimmer Trim, and Durables Triangle Studs).  I also used the Artiste Cricut cartridge (not included in the Cloud Nine Card Kit) that coordinates with the Cloud Nine Stamp Set.

This layout came together quickly but simply using the scraps that I had left after making the cards from the kit.  To create a full 12×12 sheet, I overlapped the scraps and glued them together (Goldrush and Lagoon cardstock make the base for this layout).  The 12×12 Versamat works GREAT for this!  Or you could use a sheet of cheap (paper you don’t like) paper as a base.  Another trick I did for this layout was the patterned border that runs down the center of the page; it is actually two pieces of paper and the matted photo covers the gap that is left in the middle.

After finishing the cards as outlined in the kit and this one-page layout, I have used up all the paper but still have about 1/2 a sheet of studs, a LOT of Washi Tape, a LOT of Shimmer Trim, and the stamp set to use for many more projects!

**When using this stamp set for future projects be sure to use Real Dial Size!

Now “Hop” on over to my friend Haley Dyer to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great ideas for getting the most out of this card kit! Remember, the Cloud Nine Kit is only available until January 31 or while supplies last!  Full details here.

Celebrate National Paper Crafting Month

Close To My Heart is celebrating National Papercrafting Month with the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit—now available to you for a delightful deal! Watch the video and get excited to order your own before January melts away.

There are two ways to get the adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit: Purchase it for just $15 (retail value $46) with a minimum qualifying order of $35 during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month.  Or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more*.

Create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.
Cloud Nine Card Kit Contents
1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9″ x 9½” White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape†
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim†
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs†
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, White Daisy
†new product in Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book

*New Consultant’s total qualifying sales must be remitted no later than June 30, 2014, and the free kit will automatically ship with the Consultant’s order that achieves the minimum sales, or, if that order is a customer’s OBA order, it will ship with the next order going to the Consultant’s address. Orders must be Consultant-placed and the listed shipping address must correspond to an address listed on the Consultant’s profile in their online Personal Business Assistant.

*Offer valid January 1–31, 2014. Additional criteria may apply. Tax is based on the price paid for the promotional item. Shipping/handling based on the full retail price of the card kit ($46).

Come back on January 3 for a Cloud Nine Blog Hop where you can see more uses for this card kit than just making the specifically designed cards!

This was a very quick and easy card kit!  Below are the pics of the cards as I made them, most are the same as the kit specifies.  Note that there are both gold and silver Durables Triangle Studs.  I didn’t realize this until I was working on the last card and I needed more gold.  On some cards it doesn’t matter but if if there is Washi Tape used on the card you are going to want to use the gold studs.

Cloud Nine Card 1 by Wendy KesslerCard 1 – Thanks
I changed this to a Happy Birthday card since I use so many of those.  I was lazy and didn’t want to mask the Happy Birthday stamp so I tried using a sponge dauber to ink the stamp.  It worked for the most part but I had a couple smudges around the edge…thus my added swirls that I made with a marker to camouflage my flaw.

Cloud Nine Card 2 by Wendy KesslerCard 2 – Hip Hip Hooray
Both times when I stamped the mustache I thought I was “off” and it turned out perfectly.  Focus on lining up the center when you stamp this one.  Also, if you want this to look exactly like the picture, you will need to attach the Washi Tape first and layer the B&T Paper overtop.  I just centered my B&T Paper and lined up the Washi Tape along the top and bottom so you can see the difference in my picture.

Cloud Nine Card 3 by Wendy KesslerCard 3 – Just Because

Cloud Nine Card 4 by Wendy KesslerCard 4 – Happy Birthday

Cloud Nine Card 5 by Wendy KesslerCard 5 – Love You
A note on this one: for the big heart you only need to get good ink coverage around the edge because the center of the heart will be covered.  And make sure you stamp the smaller heart and sponge the larger one so they layer correctly.

**As a last note, when using the stamp set with the Artiste Cricut cartridge for future projects, you need to use Real Dial Size.

Sparkle & Shine Card Workshop

Here are some cards that you can make with the new Sparkle & Shine papers!  Click here for the Sparkle & Shine Card Workshop Guide.  See the supply list below to purchase any supplies that you do not already own.  When you are finished with your holiday cards, mix it up and create the cards again using different papers and stamps to make cards for other occasions!

Supply List:
C1567 My Acrylix® Santa Claus Stamp Set $13.95
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet $9.95
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim $4.95
Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes—Small $4.95
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment $2.95
Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes $5.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection $99.00

Frosted Artwork

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4½”x 4½” Trees of Christmas Card
Wishes: All Squared Up™ 

D1554 My Acrylix® Christmas Village
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2404 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2401 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1857 Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection
3174 Blending Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection: 2½” <Square4> (p. 53)

5½” x 4¼” House and Rose Card
D1554 My Acrylix® Christmas Village
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2406 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2404 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2401 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1890 Frosted Assortment
3174 Blending Pen
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection:
3¾” Accent 4 <h> (p. 56)
1½” Accent 1 <Noel> (p. 79)
1″ Accent 1 <Noel> (cut 2, p. 79)
1½” Shift+Accent 1 <HoHoHo> (p. 79)
1″ Shift+Accent 1 <HoHoHo> (cut 2, p. 79)

5½” x 4¼” Two Houses Card
D1554 My Acrylix® Christmas Village
B1424 My Acrylix® Classy Doily
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2406 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2404 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2401 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1857 Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
3174 Blending Pen