All About the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart

All About the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart
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I made this video to show every one of the 700 cuts you can make with your Cricut electronic die-cut machine and the new Artiste Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart. If you watch it, I’ll also show you how the cartridge works with our coordinating clear acrylic stamps and our pre-cut chipboard. You’ll see why so many of my projects involve using this Cricut cartridge. It’s one of my all-time favorites! Click here to see all my blogged projects that used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

From the Close to My Heart Website:

CTMH Cricut Cuts

We’re delighted to introduce Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® cartridge collections. We’ve worked with Provo Craft to bring you incredible Cricut® cartridges filled with inspiring shapes and projects hand-selected by company founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. You’ll love how fast and easy it is to cut embellishments, cards, 3-D flowers, gift boxes, and more with the touch of a button. Simply insert the cartridge into your Cricut® machine (sold at retail stores), add your paper, and presto!—perfectly cut shapes appear.

Each Cricut® collection includes one cartridge plus three coordinating D-size My Acrylix® stamp sets, available only in the collection, plus three sets of Dimensional Elements chipboard die-cut shapes designed to go with the cartridge images. Stamp on your Cricut® shapes; cover your Dimensional Elements with a Cricut® shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover!

The Cricut Artiste Collection:

Cricut Artiste

The Cricut® Artiste collection helps you turn everyday events into magical celebrations! The unique cartridge takes creativity to a new level allowing you to cut themed projects and shapes using a single key. Color-coded images in the accompanying booklet indicate shapes that are linked and can be cut using the same size setting for hassle-free layering and assembly. Choosing a themed project is easy with the project reference pictures, and assembling 3-D items is a snap with the separate assembly and folding guide.

With 700 images, you’ll find a themed project for any event, large or small, from Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Halloween, to occasions like birthdays and baby showers, plus clever motifs like signage, game night, gears, timepieces, awards, and more. Use the three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets to jazz up your Cricut accents, then splash in some Dimensional Elements shapes from the three included sets for added flair! The Cricut® Artiste cartridge makes it easy to create a charming, cohesive project, taking you from crafter to awesome artiste in a flash.

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Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)

$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12″ × 9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

*Recommended Blocks: 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3 1/2″ (Y1009), 2″ × 6 1/2″ (Y1010)

Order your Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790) today!

Complimentary Stamp Images

Numerous My Acrylix® stamp images in our Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on our Cricut® cartridges. When you see the Cricut® symbol or a stamp image outlined in red in the Idea Book, you will know there’s a matching shape on one of our cartridges. Cut out the coordinating shape with your Cricut® machine using the setting indicated on the stamp’s carrier sheet, then stamp your image on the base shape—quick and simple!

Here are Some Helpful Tips, Tricks, Information and a Shape Index:

Cricut® Machine Comparison Chart
Cricut® Machine Tips & Tricks
Cricut® Artiste Sample Shapes
Cricut® Artiste Shape Index

 

Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.
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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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