Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cricut Artiste fancy gift bag

Hello, friends!

Cricut Artiste fancy gift bag

Today, I have a gift bag that I made for a friend whose birthday was last week. It is made using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and the July stamp of the month. Another really great way to use your alphabet stamps are for personalization. I was able to incorporate her name into the decoration of the bag. Now, since her name is Joy, I could have used a Christmas stamp that said Joy, but you get the point.

Tomorrow,  I have the card that goes along this bag. It is my last example of how to use an alphabet stamp set. It has both personalization and a custom sentiment.


Cricut Artiste fancy gift bag
Cricut Artiste gift tag


Cloes To My Heart supplies used





Cricut Creative Everyday Cards cartridge


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Cricut Artiste Bee Yourself card

Hello, friends!


Today I have a card that I made for the Bitten By the Bug challenge blog that I made using the Cricut Artiste and Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridges.

This week's challenge asked for a project with a bee. Again, I thought of a sentiment that I would like for this card, but did not have anything like it. I decided to make one myself using the Stamp of the Month.  I did not mix the fonts this time as I did with the projects from last week. I thought the other font would have been too large.


Cricut Artiste Bee Yourself card
Cricut Artiste Bee Yourself card closeup

Cricut Artiste Bee Yourself card sideview
Cricut Artiste Bee Yourself card inside of card

Close To My Heart suplies used




Cricut Everyday Cards cartrdige



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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Recap

Hello, friends!

Cricut Project Saturday Recap
Before I get going on the recap I wanted to let you all know about something rather exciting that is coming in September. Provo Craft has been diligently working on getting the Explore's Print then Cut feature ready. This is great because those of you who have wanted to use your Imagine cartridge with the new machine will be able to soon.  This feature will let you easily print then cut the 50,000+ images in the Cricut library in just a few clicks using your Cricut Explore. The new feature will also work with images you import for free such as jpeg’s and svg’s. I will keep you all updated on this.

Cricut Artbooking Owl You Need is Love card

Cricut Artiste Birthday Balloon card

Cricut Art Philosophy Baby card




Cricut Everyday Cards cartridge


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A few quick things...

Hello, friends!

I am popping in really quickly tell you a few things.

#1 Don't forget that if you order over $50 from now until the rest of the month, you will get a surprise stamp set! You only have six more days to take advantage of this special! How do you take advantage of this special? Place an order over $50 on my site and I will mail out your stamp set to you! It is that simple. What stamp set will you get, well that is a surprise! Don't worry I will send something good!

#2 Last week, I started shipping out NEW catalogs. So far, I have sent seventy and have still have over 100 more to send. I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of all of the new stuff!

Close To My Heart has decided to start doing annual catalogs, so it will last from August 1st until July 31st. It is positively jam packed with crafting goodness! There will be, however, two seasonal supplements that will show up in December and April. 

Close To My Heart catalog

If you have not placed an order with me in the last six months or ever and would like a catalog, let me know. I will only charge for shipping. 



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Cricut Artiste Birthday Balloon card

Hello, friends!

Today I have a fun birthday card that I made using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and the Close To My Heart stamp of the month. 

This card could not be much easier to make. Cut out balloons with the Cricut Artiste cartridge and then stamp ' happy' on them with the Close To My Heart Circus Alphabet stamp set. Draw the balloon string with a black pen. Then, stamp 'birthday' in black again using the Circus Stamp set. Add ribbon and you are done! 

Are you guys inspired to use alphabet stamps yet? I have more coming, so get ready to get your alphabet stamp mojo!


Cricut Artiste Balloon card
Cricut Artiste Balloon card

Cricut Artiste Balloon card
Cricut Artiste Balloon card

Close To My Heart supplies used




Cricut Everyday Cards cartridge


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Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month
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