This was my first time using any of the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges and stamps. I’m in love. I’ll be honest. I’ve stayed away from this paring because I sell my own line of stamps. One day I thought, “So what?! These products are cool!” There’s room enough in my crafty world for creative variety! Right? Of course!
I was really impressed with this box I’m cutting out. Why? Because I was able to cut the whole thing out at 4″ using one 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock. That’s so awesome! I don’t have a lot of thick 12×12 cardstock because I tend to buy 12×12 decorative paper and plain white. I have most of my thick cardstock in the standard size. It’s always nice to find cuts that make reasonable sized things using a standard size cardstock.
The Cricut Artiste cartridge comes with 2 booklets. One is the standard Cricut booklet you’re used to seeing. The other is full of diagrams showing how to assemble a lot of the 3d items, like this box. I’m using the Martha Stewart scoreboard to score lines on my box. That aids in folding and gives the folds a nice crease. You’ll find this box on page 37.
I cut that circle out @ 2-1/2″ so it would fit the coordinating stamp. Three sets of stamps came with the cartridge and they’re made to fit a variety of the cuts on the cart. This circle comes from pg. 35. I stamped with red onto a pink paper. I love the way it turned out!
The two ribbon like pieces are from pg. 35 and cut at 3/4″. The “Oh Happy Day” banner is cut at 1″ and is from pg. 58. I stamped the images in blue ink onto light blue cardstock. I thought it would look cool if I added a rosette to the back of the red circle. I knew it would give some interesting dimension and flair.
Can’t wait to try this cartridge? You can order it from Melanie who is a Close To My Heart consultant.
Disclosure: The stamps and cartridges used in this post were sent to me by CTMH consultant, Melanie Brown.