CTMH Artiste in August Blog Hop

Welcome to the first day of the Artiste in August Blog Hop!  This is a circular hop and the incredible Pamela O'Connor is the blog in front of mine.  We are a group of Close to My Heart Consultants who decided we wanted to showcase our brand new Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut Artiste Collection that you can order beginning TODAY!  Each day we will be focusing on a different shape or box that you can cut out with this incredible cartridge.

The shape that we are focusing on today is the Magazine File found on pg 47 in the Cricut Artiste Handbook and pg 18 in the Cricut Artiste Assembly Book.  I used CTMH New England Ivy cardstock to make the actual box.

In the Cricut Artiste Handbook, it said to cut the Magazine File out at 6".  To decorate the Magazine File, I cut a sheet of our gorgeous Pear & Partridge Paper Packet (X7162B) at 5.75".  I sponged all of the edges of both sheets of paper with New England Ivy Dye Ink.  I then scored and folded the base of the Magazine File.  I opened it back up and adhered the patterned paper to the base and then folded it back together, using my bone folder to get a good crisp fold.  Whatever you do, do not score and fold the patterned paper and try to adhere it after you do.  Ask me how I know.  LOL  The "spine" will be smaller than the base and it will not work.  Again, ask me how I know .....  I SO try to make mistakes work before I abandon them.

The patterned paper did not reach all of the way to the smaller part of the sides so I used a bit of the zip strip to "hide" that "flaw".  Then I embellished the paper with bling and filled the Magazine File with the Christmas Cards I made using the Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop on the Go (G1043).  These are the cutest cards and I love that they are in a kit that you could take to a crop and put together 15 cards complete with ribbon and bling.

Wouldn't this be a fantastic gift?  I think that I would put it in a cello bag, wrap the top with ribbon and cut out a cute tag with my CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge to finish it off.  Here is another view of this elegant Magazine File.

I also wanted to show you the Cricut Artiste Handbook page that shows the Magazine File.

And then what is really new and exciting about the Artiste Cartridge is the Assembly Book that comes with this cartridge.  It shows you how to put the 3D projects together.  Loving this!

Now let me tell you something about the CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection pictured below.

  • The Cartridge has 700 images - Themed Projects, Cards, Font, and 3-D Items
  • Has 3 My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets that coordinates perfectly with the shapes cut out by the Artiste
  • Has 3 Coordination 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements Sheets including a Mini Album
Contact me today to get the entire collection  for just $99 (retail value of nearly $125) or you can place your order on my website.

Now please continue hopping.  Your next stop will be the very talented Michele Eickholt's Blog.  

And then please come back tomorrow!  This Blog Hop goes all August long.  See you tomorrow!


  1. I LOVE this in the Pear & Partridge paper. LOVE IT!! So excited to see what else you create this month. :)

  2. Ohhhh this is so pretty! I love all the bling on your box!

  3. Love this. I had the gift idea too but I did not even think of the Cellophane wrapping! Great Idea!

  4. Very pretty, and a great use for the zip strip!

  5. Love this! A good friend of mine says "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment."

  6. Melissa, I so agree and I have learned to embellish well! LOL


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