Friday, September 13, 2013

Be Creative With Cricut® Collections from Close To My Heart

Close to My Heart has three wonderful Cricut® collections: Art Philosophy introduced in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, Artiste introduced in the A/W 2012 IB and Artbooking introduced in the A/W 2013 IB. All of them are available for purchase.



Today's video is Create with Cricut® Collections. The CTMH Corp. description of the video is "Enhance the artist within you by cutting and assembling foundational shapes, 3-D items, and themed mini books with Close To My Heart's stunning Cricut® Collections! With limitless options for shapes, themes, and sizes, our Cricut® Collections will bring you hours of exciting creative sessions."

If you are new to the Cricut® Collections available from Close To My Heart this video may help you decide which collection you may want to start with. A few points I want to be certain that you do not miss while watching the video:
  • There are 700 unique images on EACH cartridge
  • Art Philosophy was designed as a product that includes the most foundational elements with brackets, tags, simple icons, a versatile alphabet; these shapes work well in a variety of sizes and is a great place to start
  • Artiste focuses on party planning and 3-D, items have a lot of interactivity
  • Artbooking focuses on 12" x 12" scrapbooking pages as well as mini books for preserving our memories
Each collection includes the cartridge, the keypad overlay, the handbook (Artiste also includes an Assembly Instructions booklet with how to put the 3-D projects together), three different My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets and three different 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements.

Items featured in the video:

Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)

The 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements included with the Art Philosophy collection are: Banners (Z1685), Mixed Shapes (Z1683) and Tags (Z1684).

Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
The 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements included with the Art Philosophy collection are: Album Pages (Z1791), Awards (Z1792) and Quotes (Z1793).

Cricut® Artbooking Collection (Z1906)

The 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements included with the Artbooking collection are: Framework (Z1900), Snapshots (Z1901) and Signage (Z1902).

While not included with the collection, there are three additional Dimensional Elements that coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge: 9" x 6" Hearts (Z1735), 2-12" x 9" Notable Alphabet (Z1682) and 9" x 6" Stars (Z1680).

Dimensional Elements are also available for individual purchase so when you have used what was included with the collection, you have the opportunity to purchase additional sheets.

I keep a Pinterest Board devoted to the CTMH Cricut® collections. Feel free to browse and become a follower of this or any of my Boards. There are some very talented artists out there using these products.

If you would like to browse the other items in Autumn/Winter 2013 CTMH Idea Book, click here. Contact me if you would like to learn how you would be able to purchase any of the Cricut® collections for 1/2 off by hosting a Gathering either in-home or on-line.



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