Saturday, August 4, 2012

Artwork using the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge

This post was written by guest blogger Carol Horton. Carol is a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. Please visit her website at and her blog here: carol-scrappininparadise.

Once again, I am visiting Linda's Blog to let you know about a wonderful Cricut cartridge available from Close to My Heart.  The newest cartridge is called Artiste. It has 700 images many of which can be used to create 3-D items.

I am getting ready to return to school in a couple of weeks, so I decided to create book boxes for my students to keep their little reading books in.  I used the magazine box which comes in 2 parts. I cut the images at 9".  It required me to let half of the top part of the box to hang off the mat on the Gyspy and I cut it twice.  The finished boxes are large enough to allow the students to keep some of the very small books and the reproducible books that we print out for them. I used 3 12 x 12 sheets of cardstock for each box, but there is a lot left over to use in other projects.

If you notice, I put the green one together upside down but it works just as well. 

I you are like me, and must have the CTMH Artiste cartridge, please contact your CTMH Independent Consultant.  If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, I would love to become yours.  I offer reliable dependable customer service.

You can order directly from my website by clicking this link  or by calling, texting, or emailing me.  All of my information is available on my blog:

Anyone who orders using the "Join this gathering" (Wed Scrappers) on my website or by contacting me will be entered into a drawing to win $25 of free products.  Drawing closes on August 15 at midnight.  You can find this link at the top of the shopping cart page.

Enjoy your crafting!



  1. I love this. I want to get this cartride. I have seen some really neat projects using this cartridge. Good idea and good job. thanks for sharing it.
    Marye Bird

  2. THANK YOU! I've been looking for a way to make these larger to use in my classroom! I'll get my artiste cart in the mail this week. :)