Check THIS OUT! I’m so excited and I’m very ready to get back to videos, but today is still going to be a Check This Out the “old school” tutorial way and written review, and it’s absolutely THRILLING because this post is sponsored by Melanie Brown from EveryDayCricut.com and her Close To My Heart Business http://MelanieBrown.CTMH.com
This post is ALL about the NEW Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge and Coordinating Stamps Bundle. I have said this before, and now it’s absolutely TRUE! If I ONLY had the Close To My Heart Cartridges and my other 5 favorites, I do NOT need ANY other cartridges! These carts are SO full of the items that are popular, trendy, basic and complex and the coordinating stamps are just phenomenal and to DIE for! I am just beyond thankful that Melanie has sent me these products and bundles to share with you all so make sure you thank her for me too! 😉
In this post I’m going to share a ton of pictures with you of my favorite Images from this Artiste Cartridge as well as a few pics of the coordinating stamps AND A Card that I made in under 10 minutes with a Close to My Heart Paper and Ink! Let’s dive in shall we?
This is my first snap shot of the bundle – I squealed when I received it because it came the afternoon of my surgery, it was better than get well flowers! 😉
One of the first things I noticed and fell IN LOVE with about this cartridge is, there’s an entire separate handbook on how to put all the 3D items together! How AWESOME is there!? If you’re anything like me, this is going to be a huge time saver and a FIRST for Cricut!!! Instructions of howto use/put something together! So cool!
Here’s the Completed Card I made in Under 10 Minutes – But then I’m going to show you “Inside” the Artiste Cartridge Handbook!
Ok Take a look – I could post the ENTIRE Handbook because there are soooo many things in here that I LOVE! Every 3D image, the font, the popular images, every day uses are just ENDLESS! I LOVE this so much, but I’ll try to keep it to a few pics! 😉
Here are those stamps I was talking about, just cut out the bubbles at the size listed on the stamps and viola, perfection!
Here is another one of the projects from this Cartridge I can not WAIT to dive into creating! Its a Mini-Book with pre-designed Pages! You cut out the base, it has the holes in them, then decorative pages with holes already to go – just cut out of your favorite paper and embellish and you have a instant – any size – custom “Smash book” of your own! SOO Excited to make it!
Check out the Eiffel Tower, Chandelier, “Happy Meal” Box, I LOVE these, Pinwheels, Ferris wheel, Merry-Go-Round,oh yeah and the rosettes!!!!! AHH! Oh yes and I LOVE the Film Strip, and of course they included the ever trendy Mustaches! LOL
For the Card, I just cut out the images on page 56 as instructed on the Pirouette Stamp at 3 3/4″ (I cut it twice just because) and then I cut out the smaller medallions at 2 1/2″ all on Cut Mates premium cardstock. (Guarantee those perfect cuts with intricate designs with this paper!)
I used the Autumn Mix Cardstock and the Juniper Color Ink (I’m pretty sure the cardstock base is also Juniper but can’t be 100% sure)
I took the Juniper (I’m pretty sure) color Cardstock and cut it to an A2 size card and used the Juniper Ink and Pirouette Stamp to create the background image. I used the UCut it Foam in the Embellishment Combo pack for the center Pirouette cut with the Cricut to 3 3/4″. I also used Halographic embossing powder for the center (and I had to stamp in clear embossing ink over the Juniper color, then sprinkle the powder and heat set). I placed a Chilax Sparkle Lightz in the Center and something that I LOVE is my Mini words (they’re SOOO tiny) Love and Faith inside the other cuts I made from page 56 of the Artiste Cartridge handbook.
I know that many of my followers are Close To My Heart Consultants and for this post I have no one to thank but Melanie Brown and if you do not already have a consultant you can contact her http://MelanieBrown.CTMH.com
I do have other CTMH Constants that have sent me gifts, sponsored products and I adore as people and support each of them and I’ll mention quickly:
and I know there are many more of you but if you’re looking to place your first order or maybe a repeat order from first party with Melanie, hop to it – I hate to enable (hahaha) but you won’t be sorry!