Friday, August 31, 2012

Banner Swing Card

Happy Friday! I hope you have plans for a wonderful holiday weekend with a little time set aside for crafting! Today I am sharing a fun Banner swing card. I used the Card Chatter-Birthday Stamp set, this set has so many great sentiments. Check it out. This card is yet another cut on page 52 of the Artiste cartridge. If you don't have your Artiste bundle yet you can securely purchase the collection here on our blog by clicking on the BUY NOW button on the side bar. The bundle includes the Artiste Cartridge (suggested retail price of $ 59.99), Three exclusive Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each). That is a total recommended retail price of $128.69 for only $99! You are going to LOVE this collection!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Going Crackers with Artiste!

My family has a tradition of popping Crackers at Christmas dinner, and when I saw this cute item on the Artiste cartridge, I just had to make it!  I used the La Belle Vie papers to make it an anytime favor, which you could fill with candy, or a small gift for someone special.  I hope you like it!

This 3-D item is found on page 68 of the handbook, and page 47 of the assembly booklet.

I cut it out at 11 inches.

Then I cut out the rosette at 1 inch to decorate it. There are many different styles of rosettes on Artiste, and this one is found on page 50 of the handbook (dark blue) and page 23 of the assembly booklet.

I inked the edges of these cuts in Black ink, and folded and glued them together.  For the rosette, I would suggest a strong glue, like Liquid Glass. It works great, with a strong hold! Then I added a Bling Button to the top of the rosette, a Sparkles Flourish to the base, and finished it off by tying the ends up with my new favorite, Black Tulle!

Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Birthday swing card with Artiste

Today I'd like to share this bright and cheery birthday swing card made with Close To My Heart's Pemberley papers. I added a cricut bow from Artiste. Oh my goodness this little bow is cute! I cut it at 1 inch and it was perfect for this card. I added a Bling Gem from the new Boutique Assortment and a few paper flowers from my stash. Enjoy!
You can find the swing card on page 52 of the Artiste booklet ( cut at 5 1/2) The bow is on page 55 (cut at 1 inch) with assembly instruction on page 32.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Artiste Ornament Ball

Hello! I decided to try my hand at an interesting 3-D item on the Artiste Cartridge, kind of an ornament shape, so I used the new Pear & Partridge papers. I added Opaques Pearl adhesive gems and Bitty Opaques pearls, and hung it with some Cranberry Baker's twine.

This ball can be found on the "J" key, on page 57 of the handbook, and the assembly instructions are on page 35 of the assembly booklet.

To begin, I cut out 20 circles at 1 inch.

They are easy to fold at the score marks by just using my fingers.  Then I inked the edges with Smoothie ink.

I glued them together with Bonding Memories glue pen.

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Halloween Swing Card

Happy Monday! I am still working my way through the 9 swing cards on page 52 of the Artiste booklet so today I am sharing my 6th one. I hope you like it! I used the following supplies: Moonlight paper, a badge button from the Haunted embellishment assortment, black Tulle ribbon, and the exclusive Moonlight WOTG stamp set. I also what to share a quick tip with you today. Do you know what "Real dial size" on your Cricut means??? Here is a great video from Close To My Heart that will teach you in just minutes. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Artiste Double Ended Box

I have another unique box to share with you today.  This is a double ended box!

I'm not really sure why you might need a double ended box, but I thought it looked really cool!  :)
I found it on page 40 of the handbook, and on page 11 of the assembly booklet.

I cut the pieces out of the Avonlea paper at 5".

Then I found this cool bow on page 55 of the handbook and page 30 of the assembly booklet.

I cut it out at 8" so it would be approximately 4" when folded.  I added two extra flowers at 7 3/4" and 7 1/4".

I then folded and glued the box together and inked all the pieces with the new Slate ink, which I love!

I wanted to add some dimension to the flowers, so I rubbed the end of the CTMH piercing tool around the edge of the flowers to make them curl up on the ends.

I also used the tip of the piercing tool to put the bow together!

Then I put a brad through the center of the bow to keep it together, and added a pearl badge button from the Wrangler Assortment on top of the brad.  Here is how it turned out!

I hope you enjoy this, please leave a comment to let me know if it inspires you to make something this weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Artiste Purse-Oh so cute!

Happy Saturday! Today I wanted to share this cute lil purse cut with the Artiste cartridge. Oh so cute and oh so easy!!! It's perfects to fill with chocolate and even has a little pocket in front for a gift card, cash or a sweet note. I used the Clementine papers, Cottage Assortment Flowers and Color-Ready Ribbon.
The purse is found on page 41 of the cricut handbook and was cut at 5 inches. The assembly directions are on page 13 in the assembly book.
I LOVE our Color-Ready ribbon, with a quick swipe of the sponge and your favorite ink color it can be whatever color you need. I used Twilight ink to match my Clementine papers. So cool!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Artiste One Piece Box

Are you ready for an awesome one piece self closing box?  Check this out!

This cool box is made using one sheet of double sided Flirty paper, and the G key on the Artiste Cartridge! Look at all the fun things you can make on this key found on page 55 of the handbook. Once I decided on the box, I easily found how to put it together on page 33 in the assembly instruction booklet.

I cut out the paper at 3 1/2 inches, and here is how it comes out.

This is what it looks like when folded. The only tape that is added is on the side tabs.  I used two strips of  red tacky double sided tape to make sure it had a strong hold.

 Once it is taped together, you can see how the top folds into a lid for the box!  I inked the edges of the box with the new Enchantment Mini Pigment Pads in Ruby and Goldrush.

This is what it looks like with the lid pushed down and closed.

Here is a view from the top with it open.  Pretty cool, huh?!

Then I added some of our new Rosette Ribbon and a beautiful resin pin from the Autumn Lane Assortment.

It can still easily open and close!

The box measures 3 1/2" tall when closed, and has plenty of room inside to put a nice little gift or some candy!  I hope this inspires you to make a box yourself.  The Artiste cartridge really makes it super easy!

If you don't have this cartridge yet, you can securely purchase the collection here on our blog by clicking on the BUY NOW button in the sidebar.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this box, and if there are any particular types of projects you would like to see on this blog. :)

Happy Crafting!  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Buttons, Bits and Bobs projects

I have projects from two guest designers to share today. They both used the adorable new Buttons, Bits and Bobs stamp set along with the Artiste cartridge for their projects. Isn't this stamp set cute?!
This fabulous card was designed by Kirsten Paturel, I love how she show cased all of our new cardstock colors on her card. Have you seen all of Close to my Heart's new colors??? Check them out here The new colors are Slate, Whisper, Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne and Ruby. It's so much fun having fresh new colors to work with.
Darla Harsch designed this great Dry Erase Board, what an awesome gift idea! She used the new Clementine Papers, liquid glass, brown sparkles, and our new Burlap Ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Artiste Spooky Coffin

Today's project is from guest designer, Denise Wilcox. She got the idea from our fellow CTMH consultant, Andrea Sherman, which she originally posted on the GirlplusPaper blog.  These super cute and spooky coffins are made with the Artiste Cartridge.  She used the awesome NEW Moonlight paper packet.  I love the little owls and swirls!  The Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon really adds a special touch. And aren't those little google eyes so perfect?!

But check out the SURPRISE on the inside!  Take a look at this awesome glittered skeleton that she put on the bottom and then she included a bag of jelly beans.  Great job, so creative!

If you would like to make these awesome little coffins, you can purchase the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge by clicking the secure BUY NOW button in the sidebar!  If you order today, you will get this cartridge in time to make lots of these goodies by Halloween!

If you purchase some of the new papers and embellishments for your projects by clicking HERE, you can qualify for the awesome It's Your Day Double Stamp Set (valued at $35.90) for only $5 with any purchase of $35 retail.
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Butterfly box with Artiste and August special

Today I am sharing this cute little butterfly box created with the Artiste cartridge and Florentine papers(one of my all time favorites)This was so easy, I was able to put it together in minutes for our Team meeting project. I hope you like it.
The butterfly box was cut from page 73 at 3 inches. The directions for assembly are on page 55 of the Assembly book. These would make the best party favors.
August Special
Did you know that September is National Stamping Month? We are offering a new double stamp set to celebrate! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place an order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—with trendy images that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands, and musings—the little things that make up who you are and are worth remembering and sharing! With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase. Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new It’s Your Day double stamp set! Shop here Now for a simple cards made with this great set. I used this Mojomonday sketch as my inspiration...
Supplies: It's your Day Stamp Set Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Creme Broulee and Twilight cardstock Twilight ink Black Opaques Gems Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge(butterfly and scallop circle) Enjoy!
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