Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Blog Hop! 


 I am following {Adeline Brill's Blog.}   We have over 40 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    

Have you visited the stores in the past week?  Well, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And it is time to get a jump on making Christmas cards.  

The Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge has 700 images on it.  This is an incredible cartridge for cardmakers and paired with my Cricut Explore, I am amazed at what I can make and how fast I can create.

There are 400 projects on this cartridge plus envelopes plus an alphabet.  You can use the overlays on your scrapbooking pages or your 3D items.  Plus you can edit your images in Cricut Craft Room or Design Space and design entirely new images.

The Artfully Sent Collection not only has the Cricut cartridge, but you also receive 3 full size stamp sets and a package of White Daisy cardstock (24 pieces) to get you started.

My card pattern can be found on page 49 of the Artfully Sent Handbook, and the inside of the card came from page 48.  I wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card.  I found my color palette inspiration while driving to pick up my granddaughter.  I saw a house with these colors and decided to use them in my card

I used our Yuletide Carol paper pack and added some touches of Gold Glitter paper and Gold Shimmer Trim.

Here is my card.

And here is the inside of my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Sheila Bennett's Blog.}

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  1. Beautiful card! Love the gold diamonds and the popped up tree on the inside of the card.

  2. Fabulous card! I love the combination of colors they are very elegant.

  3. A true artist finds inspiration everywhere. Love your card!

  4. Love your choice of color combination. Stunning card!

  5. Do you have a CCR file for this? or the size you cut them at? I have an E2 not the Explore.

    1. Maria, I don't have a CCR file for this. I can give you the measurements. The card base was cut at 9" (width) 6.25" (height). Merry and Bright was cut at 8" (width) 5.75" (height). Insert was cut at 4.25" (width) and 6" (height). Hope that helps. I haven't been in CCR, but I don't think you have the slice key there so you will have to cut the Merry & Bright in half since you won't need the back of the card.

  6. Such an elegant card! I love your paper selection.

  7. best card I've seen with this piece of paper!!! beautiful!

  8. Oh I really like the colors and the sparkly silver!


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