Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Latest Creations Using the New Artiste Cricut Cartridge!

I've been spending my week playing with the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  I'm just overwhelmed with the beautiful things that I can create with this cartridge.  If you'd like to get your hands on this fantastic, you can order directly from my WEBSITE.  When you order Artiste Collection (Z1790) for $99, you'll get the cartridge with 700 images, plus three coordinating stamp sets and three coordinating chipboard die-cut sheets.
I can't believe all of the things you can do with our new Artiste Cricut Cartridge. . .it's like having every pattern you ever wanted all put onto one cartridge!  This "Slice of Cake" box goes together SO quickly--the image is on p. 70 of your Artiste cartridge book (3D Object--Birthday Party key).  And, just cut the lid the exact same size to make it fit (I cut mine at 6 inches).  I used the Clementine paper for the base of the cake and Colonial White cardstock for the top.  The roses and leaves were also cut using Artiste (though we also have similar 3D roses on the Art Philosophy cartridge) using Sorbet, Creme Brulee and Twilight Cardstock.  I trimmed out the top with our adorable new Colonial White Rosette Ribbon (Z1800).  The edges are sponged with Saddle ink.

This is the cupcake box from the Artiste cartridge.  It's a darling little square box with a window lid so you can see what's inside.  If you use the insert, it's perfect for a cupcake, but if you leave out the insert, you can put ANYTHING in it.  For this box, I used Avonlea paper for the lid, Slate cardstock for the box and our beautiful new Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon for the bow.  I'll probaby add one of the cute tags you can cut on the cartridge as well.   For the window of the box, I used a piece of acetate (which I buy at my local art store), but you can also recycle plastic panels from products that you buy or use transparency sheets.

This is one of several adorable new purse patterns on our Artiste cartridge.  I used the "2" key (3D object, cut fit to page) and paper from the La Belle Vie paper pack.  What's really cool about this pattern is that it opens up to reveal a little storage area in the middle, which happens to hold 3" cards.  I stamped my cards with images from B1414 Bonjour stamp set.  The bow is cut using the "f" key (Accent 2 and Accent 3>Shift). 

Not only will you find fabulous 3D images on the new Artiste cartridge, but you'll also find adorable cards.  This one is a two-piece card, one background piece and a sleeve that slides over it.  I used Chocolate and Col. White cardstock on the base and then made the sleeve with Avonlea paper.  The "Love and Hugs" stamp comes from C1524 Words of Comfort stamp set.

I saw a card similar to this at Convention this year (not sure whose Extravaganza booth I was at), and I just loved it.  I simplified mine a bit (so I can use it in a workshop).  The medallion flower on this card is cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  "Hope your birthday. . ." saying comes from one of the adorable stamp sets included with the Artiste cartridge.  Paper for this card comes from the Avonlea paper pack. 


  1. Very nice projects. I hope I can recreate them.

  2. Love the projects...I have the cart but having trouble finding your sliding card and how to do the rosette.

    1. The sliding card is found on p. 58 of the Artiste Cartridge booklet--on the K key. The 3D flowers/rosettes are on p. 54, the F key>Accent 2. We also have several roses on the Art Philosophy cartridge.