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.
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.
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Have a great week and I will be back next week with another creation.