Artfully Sent Cricut Card-tridge

Yeah!!!  The wait is over.  Artfully Sent, Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut Cartridge is available for purchase. Are you as excited about this as I am? Let me share with you what this new Cricut Cartridge is all about and some of the amazing things you can create with it.



It is geared towards the card maker and includes a total of 25 themes, cut from 50 different keys in different card formats.:

250 card pieces + 150 small projects =

400 unique projects from 700 images!


What comes in the bundle?

  • Artfully Cartridge and full color book
  • 3 Exclusive My Acrylix Stamp Sets
  • Sentiments
  • Frames
  • Alphabet –coordinates with Font on Cartridge (this is a FIRST)
  • 24 Pack of White Daisy Cardstock (this is a FIRST)
  • There is a total of 25 themes, cut from 50 different keys in different card formats.




There are 6 Function Keys… 

POP-UP KEY – 5×7 cards

 50 bases

 50 liners – some have tabs

 Most pop up cards take 4 cuts….2 cuts on pop-up function & 2 cuts on icon function

 Most intricate of the cards on this cartridge

 SHIFT + POP-UP funct are LINKED images.


 find sentiments or images that coordinate with bases and/or liners.

 the icon images are used to bring color to the cards

 none of the icon images are “tic-marked”….so you can use the owl or deer on another project without having those tic-marks to worry about.

 SHIFT + ICON funct – includes MORE decorative pieces for your pop up cards.

 100 different icons on the ICON and Shift ICON key! This allows you to make 50 pop-up cards with each card needing 4 different pieces to make it complete.

 SHIFT + ICON funct are LINKED images. (enter 1 size…1 time, and Expression machine will cut all 4 card pieces to fit together perfectly!)

Not all keys on this cartridge are linked….but they are on the Icon & Pop-Up function keys

SCENE KEY – (Build-a-Scene) 5×7 cards

 A couple different card styles

 Some feature layers that create scenes or phrases

 Some feature, unique moving pieces

 SWING cards – Largest category

 BACKDROP cards….cards that have a solid back (no negative space) & an attached scenic top layer (will vary in different card sizes)

 TRI-PANEL cards…(build-a-scene card) 3 panels vary in finished size (so they fit on Cricut mat)

 SHIFT + Scene key = coordinating pieces that accompany them (inserts, icons, etc) They are used to embellish. They are LINKED images.

SENTIMENT KEY –(50) 5×7 cards

 Each has a cheerful sentiment cut into base.

 A little bit simpler cards

 Birthday wishes, Sympathy, Words of Gratitude, & more

 SHIFT + SENTIMENT – cuts 4 . x 5 . BORDER cards

SLEEVE KEY – 4×6 sleeves

 intended to create a card that fits a photo.

 Can be sized DOWN…3 .” is perfect for gift cards

 1 side is decorative front, 1 solid back – use tabs to adhere together

 SHIFT + SLEEVE = 5×7 Overlay cards (BONUS feature on this key )

POCKET KEY – 4×6 & 4×3 cards

 Very Easy

 (50) 4×6 & (50) 4×3 cards

 For use with PML

 Tags, card fronts,

BASE Function 

 Font

 (7) 4 .” x 5 .” envelopes

 (6) 5×7 envelopes

 EACH envelope has a coordinating liners.

Take a look at this function chart:



These are some of the beautiful cards you can make:



There are SO MANY ways to use these “cards”…and use them on MANY different projects!!

o Layouts – cut pieces of image & attach to a page, use overlays as part of page!

o 3D boxes –

o Home Décor

o Invitations

Take a look at this video:

Want one now?  Go directly to my website and purchase yours TODAY.  Once you’ve done that, I’ll contact you to have you pick out your FREE gift from me.

Picure My Life Kits

Good insights into CTMH’s Project My Life style scrapbooking. I haven’t done a lot of this type of scrapbooking with materials from other sources, so I can’t make the comparisons as well as Amy can. I have finished two Project My Life albums as gifts for friends and LOVED the speed, simplicity and high quality of the finished product… Give it a try!

Amuse Creative Studio

Picture My Life

Hey! Scrapbooking just got very easy! Close To My Heart’s Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking kits make documenting your everyday life, family memories, vacations, history, and everything in between a S-N-A-P! If you have never heard of pocket scrapbooking, take a few minutes to check it out! This is absolutely my favorite product Close To My Heart has introduced to its core products since I joined in 2009!

Picture My Life Scrapbooking

This scrapbook page was made using five photos, two 3″ by 4″ journaling cards, and three 4″ by 6″ journaling cards. A few embellishments and Cricut cartridge images have been added to personalize the journaling cards. How fun is this!?!

Picture My Life Scrapbooking

Close To My Heart has 5 different pocket page protector designs available in 10 packs for just $9.95! I must tell you that these are NOT Becky Higgin’s Project Life quality products. These are Close To My Heart quality, heavy weight page…

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Chalk It Up! …to another great paper pack

I’m loving the new papers in the Annual Inspirations book!  I’ve started with the Chalk It Up paper pack – perfect for those back to school layouts, as well as adaptable to any summer photos. I love the trendy colors used in these papers, as well as the fun embellishments that go with them:





I’ve added 5 extra sheets of card stock plus 2 of patterned paper to make these five fun layouts. Also included are  lots of coordinating embellishments:  Awesome die cut complements, the new black striped twill ribbon, cricut cut outs from the “Artbooking” cartridge, the Chalk It Up assortment of pillowed dimensional stickers in the shapes of tiny arrows, hearts and stars.

Come join us on Friday evening, Sept 26th or Sunday afternoon, Sept 28th to make these fabulous layouts.


When:  Friday evening, Sept 26th at 7pm (wine and Hors D’oeuvres may be involved!) or

Saturday, September 27th, 1 pm


Cost: $25

The kit can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount.
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or


If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

Confetti Card Class

This month’s Cardmaking class features three cheerful birthday cards using the Lovely Birthdays stamp set.  These birthday cards also use the Confetti papers with bright new Thistle and Canary colors. We’ll make five each of the three cards shown in the pictures below.


Confetti card class


Join me on Saturday afternoon, September 20th, for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these fun cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Friday night, September 26th and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by September 15th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Saturday, September 20th at 2pm, or

Friday, September 26th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:


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