Christmas Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut CollectionCardstock (Black, Cranberry), Black & Grey Glitter Paper, and Base & Bling Red Jewels.
Challenges: Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog – Add Black or Bling, Charisma Cardz Challenge – Anything But Cards

I have really been getting a lot of use out of my Cricut lately with these layouts.  I have also learned that if all of a sudden your paper starts tearing and you can’t figure out why…change the blade!

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

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

(This is an addition to the CTMH New Product Blog Hop.)

As I stated a couple days ago, I will be posting a series featuring the scrapbook layouts on the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  They will continue over the next couple months until we have reviewed all of them.  This is the first of that series.

The new Artbooking Cricut cartridge has 30 pre-designed layouts in 15 different themes!  Each layout is featured on one key.  This makes scrapbooking super easy, just cut and assemble!  Or you can create your own unique layout.  My favorite element on this cartridge is the overlays.  I will be sharing with you all these different layouts and what you can do with them.  Some will be created exactly as designed and others I will mix up to show you how you can make them fit your specific needs.  You can also do two 1-page layouts instead of a 2-page, which I’m sure is an option I will be choosing as well.

Hello World Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Babycakes Paper PacketSilver Shimmer Trim,  and cardstock (Blush, Sweet Leaf, Slate, Honey, Chocolate, and Brown Bag-retired use Saddle).  I also used Zig Markers for some detail and journaling.

For this first layout example, I created it mostly as-is in the handbook.  I changed the layout of the first page to accommodate my 6×4 photo by rotating the photo mat.  You can choose from heart or star photo mats.  The I rotated the 4×6 mat and because the border was different, I trimmed it off.  I didn’t realize this until after I cut it and had planned to just cover up  the stars with the Silver Shimmer Trim since the rest of my layout had hearts.

Please come back and visit for more examples.

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

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Go back to this post and scroll down to the bottom to continue with the CTMH New Product Blog Hop for more amazing projects!



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
Cricut® Shapes:
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”

New Cricut Artbooking Collection cartridge- shop at

This is the biggest news right now:  Close to My Heart has a new Cricut cartridge called Artbooking!  It comes in a standard Cricut Collection bundle (just like our other cartridges) so you get 3 coordinationg dimensional element sheets and 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets along with the cartridge for the same great price of only $99.00.  This collection has so much to offer!  There is nothing like this out on the current market!  It has pre-designed mini albums as well as pre-designed scrapbook pages — just set your size and cut and everything will be proportioned!  Thanks to Close to My Heart for making things faster, simplier, and easier!  I love this cartridge and I’m sure you will too!  You can order it direct from my website or contact me to learn how you can get it for half-price along with free product.  This is really already a great price but I want you to get the best deal possible!  I will be doing a series of scrapbook layouts created with Artbooking so keep checking back for more ideas because you will be seeing lots of artwork the next few months featuring this cartridge!

Here is a sample mini album:Cricut Artbooking - shop at

And here is the entire handbook of amazing images: