Thursday, August 6, 2015

NEW *Artistry* Blog Hop - Close To My Heart Cricut Collection

Welcome to this Special Blog Hop!

We will be featuring our beautiful NEW Cricut Collection called Artistry

This is the 5th Cricut Cartridge in Close To My Heart's EXCLUSIVE collection...and it's a FABULOUS one!!! 

If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's  Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations this month.

 This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

So – let’s start off by taking a peek at what is included in the NEWEST Artistry Cricut Collection Bundle.  

First, you may notice that we NOW will be including a pack of our BEAUTIFUL, white-cored cardstock with EACH Cricut bundle !!  

Also, you will receive 3 EXCLUSIVE D-size stamp sets (retail $17.95 EACH), the colored handbook & the actual Artistry cartridge in this collection.  

Something NEW with the Artistry collection - you have the option to purchase the DIGITAL version vs. the regular!  

This digital version comes with all of the items above, except it does not include the colored handbook.  Please keep in mind that the digital version can ONLY be used with an Explore OR Explore Air Cricut Machine.  

 Let's take a look at the butterfly card I created for today's hop.   

For this butterfly card, I used the "Summer" key on the Artistry cartridge.  

Here is a picture of this page in the book.... 

Isn't this a FUN key??? J 
I can't WAIT to create something with the rainbow...and the banner...and the....the list goes on and on...and this is only talking about ONE key!!  LOL!! 

Let's take a closer look at the butterflies on this card....

I used our Paper Fundamentals line for most of these cuts.  I'm going to miss these patterned designs, but I'm very glad the Paper Fundamentals product line is not disappearing on September 1st!!  The Black, Grey & Sorbet colors are all from our CURRENT Paper Fundamentals cardstock packs.

What's special about Paper Fundamentals??  These pieces of cardstock have a pattern on one side & a glossy design on the other!!   They give you so much VERSATILITY...I use them often! 

The yellow piece on the card, is the sunray image cut from the SUMMER key.  I used Canary cardstock , as this color coordinates with the Zoe collection. 

The paper pack (patterned papers) are from the Zoe paper pack which is a PRE-RELEASED item that is available to YOU now! 

I was a bit sad....I created this card using Design Space - and something went crazy that it froze up.  

Guess what?  Yup - you guessed it...I didn't SAVE the file prior to it crashing!!!  So, I don't have a Design Space file to share with you, but if you'd like measurement's on the shapes - just contact me, and I'd be happy to measure them for you. J 

Have fun creating with our NEW cartridge!  I can't WAIT to see what creations YOU create with it!  J 

Items used to create this card.... 

August Stamp of the Month - Framed (retiring Aug 31)
ARTISTRY Cricut Cartridge
X7196B Zoe Paper pack
Canary Cardstock
Paper Fundamentals - (patterns are retiring Aug 31st) 
1" Washi Tape--Chevron (retiring Aug 31) 
Bitty Sparkles

Inks used: Black

Now "Hop" on over to Terrie Shortsleeve's Blogto see her amazing work!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN  "Artistry" Cricut Collection right away! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Oh my gosh! So many different products used. Thank you for taking the up close picture of the butterflies. I love your use of paper fundamentals. Great card!

  2. That is a fun card! Love all that you did with it to make it perfect!

  3. I love these butterflies! You have totally inspired me.

  4. Your card is so pretty Krista! The dimension of the butterflies is wonderful!

  5. Love this so much, this card is so me...I really Love it!

  6. Adorable card! I love the butterflies.


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