Friday, September 21, 2012

Cupcake Card–created with Artiste cartridge!

I thought I’d share my newest CUPCAKE card with you today! J
 Flirty Cupcake card using Artiste
A couple of FUN things about this card…

1. I LOVE the new Artiste cartridge, and how QUICK & EASY it makes card creating!  

The cupcake & the top of the cupcake came from the BIRTHDAY GIRL key…  Birthday Girl key - Artiste
The decorative, elegant FRAME on this card came from the FAMILY key…
Family key - Artiste

Take a peek at the images that are included on the Artiste Cricut Collection cartridge.

2. Another FUN item with this card…
I used the Fall Favorite FLIRTY paper pack…but WAIT…did you notice? 
Hmmm, are ALL of those papers from the Flirty paper pack?
No!!! I used THREE different paper packs to complete this card!!! It has been SUCH a CHALLENGE to me to mix and use different paper packs on the same project…WELL I conquered that challenge for the first time!!!
Paper packs used to create this card
flirty paper X7160BFlirty

Scholastic paper pack X7159BScholastic

Moonlight paper pack X7161B


3. Do you know where the cupcake & banner stamp images came from? They are included in the Cricut Artiste BUNDLE!!!

The AMAZING stamp set used in this card, is just ONE of the 3 EXCLUSIVE stamp sets included in the Artiste Bundle packet!!!

Here is a picture of the stamp set I used…Artiste_birthday stamp setIsn’t this stamp set WONDERFUL???  And you will receive TWO more EXCLUSIVE stamp sets (different from this one) when you purchase the Artiste Cricut BUNDLE!!!

As you can see in the picture, all of our stamp sets that coordinate with our Cricut Cartridges have a PAGE NUMBER and SIZE printed on the stamp carrier sheet!!!  This makes finding the image & cutting it out EASY, PEASY!!!!

Well, OK…so let’s take a look at this cupcake card I created for my Convention class a couple months ago.  Yes, it’s the SAME card design, but by using a NEW paper pack…isn’t it amazing the different “feel” it can bring to the card?
La Belle Vie cupcake Artiste card
I LOVE the La Belle Vie paper pack and the trendy, but elegant colors in this paper pack! 


At Close To My Heart , we now have TWO Cricut Cartridge bundles…EXCLUSIVELY made from Provo Craft FOR Close To My Heart customers and consultants!!

If you already have the Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle, you know just how AMAZING these exclusive cartridges are and you won’t want to miss out on our newest Cricut Cartridge!!!

 CLICK HERE to see all the images on the Art Philosophy cartridge!
The Art Philosophy Bundle features hundreds of basic, versatile shapes and fonts you'll use every day, many of which coordinate with dozens of our My Acrylix® stamps, this collection is a must-have for every crafter!

Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
Creative Feature Keys: Layer, Decorative Layer, Tag, Card, Font, Font Layer.Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006).
Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.

Take a peek at our newest cartridge Artiste Cricut Collection

The Cricut® Artiste collection has 700 images (not sizes) on this AMAZING cartridge!!

With just the touch of one Cricut® Artiste key you can take your creativity over the top with wonderful 3-D projects, party favors, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake wrappers, invitations, and party essentials will coordinate and come together for any celebration! Includes a step-by-step assembly booklet for the 3-D projects.

Collection includes:
  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
  • 3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
Creative Feature Keys: Accent 1, Accent 2, Accent 3, Accent 4, Card, 3D Object.
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 2" x 6½" (Y1010).
Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.

CLICK HERE to see all the images on this new Artiste Cartridge Collection!!!

***How can you receive these
AMAZING cartridges? J***

There are 3 Ways to receive either the ARTISTE CARTRIDGE or ART PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION...

OBA home page Sept 20121. CLICK HERE to purchase it on my website…make sure you click on the“September orders with Krista link” when you purchase this cartridge!! When you place this order…you will QUALIFY for the ADORABLE double stamp set – It’s Your Day – for ONLY $5.00!! 

Retail value would be $35.90!!!! 2012-9 NSM It's Your Day_stamp sets
AND…(yes there’s more! JYou will also QUALIFY for the September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Fall Favorites – for ONLY $5.00 – a retail of $17.95!!!  This is a BEAUTIFUL fall stamp set that you will want to add to your collection, or maybe give away as a gift!!

104_HostessPartyBeauty2. When you have a CTMH gathering (a book party, online gathering OR an in home show) and your sales reach the $250 mark – you will receive $40 in product credit PLUS a 1/2 price item….this CRICUT Bundle can be your half-price item!!! (you pay only $49.50!)

2012 Fall_ConsultantKit_Essential3. Join my team in September for only $49 and get this AMAZING Cartridge at the Consultant discount!!! 
As a consultant, you can purchase this Cricut Bundle at your consultant discount ($77 instead of $99!!) PLUS you will be adding monthly sales to your account and earn extra products!!!

I’d love to chat with you about ANY questions you may have regarding today’s post!!

I often wonder “How did I create quickly & efficiently without our Cricut cartridges that coordinate with our stamp sets?”  I know that sounds silly, but as an AVID stamper…I ALWAYS seemed to be cutting out any image I was stamping!  Now, it’s only about 20% of the time that I will cut anything out by hand.  Close To My Heart’s Cricut Cartridges have saved me so much time! 

I LOVE Close To My Heart and how they STRIVE and ACCOMPLISH the Faster.Simpler. Easier. way to create!!!

Happy Creating!!!


  1. LOVE your cards!! Especially the La Belle Vie card! Both are beautiful. I like how you used the little banner and ribbon. And how you framed your cupcakes! Now you've inspired me to pull out that stamp set!


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