Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spotlight Blog Hop Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Good morning and welcome to the Close To My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop.  If you are coming from My Creative Ink then you are in the right place!  I'm so excited about the new cartridge for the Cricut from Close To My Heart.  With over 700 images there is so much you can do with it!  I have used it already to make boxes and cards for a Ladies group at church (80 boxes and 240 cards), favor boxes for my son's 5th birthday party, flowers and shapes and I have only used a few of the features of just a few of the buttons!

For today's blog hop I'm going to show you two different projects that I made for a local fair that I have a table at.

The first I saw on Debbie's blog Scrappin' My Heart Out.  She showed how she made a easel card and I tried to do the same thing.  Using the Art Philosophy Cartridge, I cut out a card shape at 5 1/2 inches and then one single shaped piece at 5 1/2 inches.  I scored and folded the top of the card in half and glued the bottom of the shaped piece to the bottom half of the top of the card.  Wow!  That is a mouth full - I'll show you a picture.

A picture does say a thousand words!  Here is the front of the card . . . 

Another shot of the sentiment (I made it using a combination of a few phrases from Classmate Alphabet)

And finally the card when it is up for display.  I put a strip of inked paper across the middle of the inside of the card to hold the top in place when it is folded up.  You can still write in the card and even stamp a sentiment across the strip.   

The next project I made involved lots and lots of flowers.  I was inspired by Lisa's wreath here (she includes a video tutorial on her blog) and decided to try the same idea with but do something a little different.

Here are the images that come on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (click on the photo to enlarge)

In addition to this amazing cartridge jammed packed with shapes, 3D images, fonts and more, remember, when you purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, you’ll also receive three exclusive D-size stamp sets and three sets of Dimensional Elements (chipboard) designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge. That’s a retail value of over $120 for just for $99! Stamp on your Cricut shapes, cover your Dimensional Elements with a Cricut shape, or cut, stamp, and then cover!

But Wait - there's more ;), Close To My Heart is giving away a FREE double stamp set with the purchase of $75 this month (a value of  $36) which means you will get over $150 worth of product for only $99!
If interested please contact me here or shop for the cartridge at my website here. This would make an excellent gift for the crafter in your life - and Christmas is coming!  

One more photo of my project for inspiration

Now head over to Luisa's blog for another fabulous project using the Art Philosophy Cartridge!  Thanks for looking - comments as always are read and appreciated!  
Don't forget to check out my giveaways this month here and here
And check back tomorrow for my review of Studio J and a chance to win a three month membership!!

Ps. I'm entering this in the die cut challenge with Heart 2 Heart,    


  1. This cartridge is killing me. I have an October birthday and I think I'm going to start putting post-it's all over the house suggesting this would be a great gift. From the economical side think how much could be saved from not buying nesting punches or nestibilities. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna say. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful projects! I am so addicted to those flowers and have lots of styrofoam shapes to play around with - love your ball. TFS!

  3. those look great. thanks fo r the ideas

  4. Thanks for showing us how easy it is to make something so beautiful.

  5. So beautiful and you make it seem so easy. I will give the card a try.

    Corina Mitchell

  6. I love the flower ball! I just got my art philosophy cartridge and can't wait to use it on all these great projects. Kathy, I don't know how your so patient, but hang in there October is on it's way!

  7. Both projects are lovely, especially that flower ball!

  8. Both are beautiful. I can't decide which I like more. Hmmm...I am a sucker for roses though. Great job on both projects.

  9. Pretty AP projects! I love the roses ball too!

  10. Really great projects. I like when I can learn how to do something new. TFS and thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut this week!
    ~Madison CWC DT funkycards.blogspot,com

  11. Great card, Elizabeth, and the roses are amazing! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team


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