In Annual Inspirations 2016-2017, Close to My Heart introduced Cricut® Flower Market. You have your choice of the Cricut® Flower Market Collection with a physical cartridge (Z3285) or the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection with no cartridge (Z3290).
|Cricut® Flower Market Collection with a physical cartridge (Z3285)|
|Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection with no cartridge (Z3290)|
With item Z3285 (physical cartridge) you will receive a Cricut® cartridge, handbook and keypad overlay so you may use the collection with any version of Cricut® machine from Personal and Create to Expression 2 – no computer necessary. Once you have the cartridge linked to your Cricut® account, you may also use this collection with any version of the Explore using Cricut® Design Space (it can also be used in Cricut® Craft Room with the Expression 2 and earlier machines).
With item Z3290 (no cartridge) you will receive a card with a code that you will input on the Cricut® website to link the cartridge to your Cricut® account. You can download the handbook (PDF will open in new window) from Cricut®'s Handbook page. If you have questions about inputting the code, I blogged about codes when I added the Cricut® City Sidewalks Digital Collection to my account.
Close To My Heart is creating a video series about each key. I will update the list (below) as I learn of new videos.
While watching the first video, Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Baby Scrapbook, I learned that the shapes are grouped onto 50 themed keys, meaning all of the shapes on a single key are designed to work together (or course you are welcome to mix and match images from different keys). The page numbers correspond to the key referenced in the video. In addition, images in the same color (the shade of color can be different) means they are linked together. This is important if you are using the Expression 2 and earlier machines because you will want to make sure that Real Dial Size is off so the shapes cut proportionally to each other. In my post Artfully Sent Smile Pop-up Card Cut Using the Cricut® Expression I share a page from the Artbooking handbook which illustrates the difference between Real Dial Size on and off.
In addition, I used some scrap paper to cut the Special Delivery Tag at 3" with Real Dial Size On (key lit) and Real Dial Size Off (key not lit) to show you the difference. Here is an example with Real Dial Size On (the key on the Expression is lit):
As you can see, the images are all three inches in height.
And here are the same shapes cut with Real Dial Size Off (the key on the Expression is not lit) so the shapes will cut proportionally to each other:
The tag is only shape that is the same size when cut with Real Dial Size On and with it Off. I hope this helps illustrate Real Dial Size. Here are the circle and sentiment cut with Real Dial Size Off layered on a different color tag so you are able to see the proportions better.
Here is a list of the videos covering keys on the Cricut® Flower Market Collection in the order they were released (most recent listed first):
- 12/02/2016 - Christmas Scrapbooking & Gift Wrapping Ideas - Key 48
- 11/16/2016 - Sending Sunshine Scrapbook and Card - Key 7
- 11/11/2016 - Welcome Home Baby Scrapbook Inspiration - Key 31
- 11/08/2016 - Thanksgiving Scrapbook Ideas - Key 47
- 11/04/2016 - Nautical Scrapbook Ideas - Key 8
- 10/26/2016 - Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration - Key 46
- 10/20/2016 - Mother & Daughter Scrapbook - Key 19
- 10/14/2016 - Fall Scrapbook Color Combinations - Key 27
- 09/15/2016 - Fall Scrapbooking - Key 24
- 09/15/2016 - Boy Scrapbook Page - Key 15
- 09/15/2016 - Baby or Little Girl Scrapbook - Key 6
- 09/15/2016 - Baby Scrapbook - Key 10
this page updated on December 7, 2016