Thursday, September 18, 2014

Artfully Sent - Sentiment Cards Page 1

Here are the TWO cards you can cut from Artfully Sent's Sentiment key on page 1. 

This is a 5x7" card as cut from the book.  All I did was add some red CS backer to pop the word on the front and some Baker's Twine - a fast and easy card!

This card I dressed up a bit by adding an extra heart stamped with one of our cute M size stamps and a bit of extra paper.  The Thistle colored mini hearts are from the September SOTM - sometimes the smallest touch adds just the right bit!

Just a quickie post today as I have Curriculum Night at one of the schools I need to dash off to.

If you are local to the Snoqualmie Valley WA area, I'd love to meet you at my upcoming Card Buffet this Sunday from 2-4PM or next Thursday 9/25 from 7-9PM!  You can read about this all you can "eat" buffet in my post HERE.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Card Buffet - Sunday 9/21 from 2-4PM and Thursday, 9/25 from 7-9PM

Who:  Anyone 12 and up!  All pieces are pre-cut and ready to stamp/assemble so new to advanced crafters are welcome!

What:  Card Buffet - all you can "eat" in 2 hours

Cost:  $15 Flat fee for a fun and productive girl's night out!

When:  2 Dates available:  Sunday, 21 September from 2-4PM
Thursday 25th September from 7-9PM at my home in Snoqualmie (arrive 15 minutes before the start time to view and be ready to go!)

What to bring:  Adhesives like a tape runner and pop dots.  Basic tools like bone folder, scissors (shared tools will be available).

What is it:  I have 16 different cards in a variety of styles and sentiments with everything cut and ready for stamping and assembly.  You choose the box that contains the card you want to make and then take the box to your seat and put together as many of those cards as you'd like.  When you are done, return that box to the table and pick your next project.  You work at your own pace on whatever projects you choose and can do as few as one or as many as 15 of the same card within the 2 hour time limit.  The only rule is that you have to finish each project before you move to the next one (no bringing supplies home to finish).

RSVP:  call/text (425)260-6965 or e-mail

Discounts:  Place a $30 CTMH order and get $5 off your Card Buffet!  

This fun zipper card is just ONE of the projects waiting for you!  RSVP today!

Artfully Sent Scene Card - Under 5 Minutes to Cute!

Make THIS card in under 5 MINUTES with the new Artfully Sent Cartridge!

This card has two layers sized and cut directly from the handbook and assembled in under 5 minutes flat!

Order your Artfully Sent Cartridge HERE:

My family loves the new Doctor Who series and when I saw this Scene card it totally reminded me of the Tardis so I went with a bright blue and white color scheme for this one.  Love the little Scottie dog! There are so many cute negative spaces that you can keep and add to other projects later!
This is a Scene card so you cut two layers (Scene plus Shift) to make both pieces of the front cover.  It has great visual dimension because the 2nd layer goes through to the back of the card but it's still flat for mailing!  Love it!
I attached the white cover to the back of the Telephone cut out using our Fine Tip Bonding Memories glue.  Ever since I started Cricuting I've been using my Fine Tip Bonding Memories constantly for all the small delicate cuts.  Works great with our new Non-Stick mats because you can wipe away the extra glue instead of having a sticky mess on your work surface!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I'll be showing the two Sentiment Cards from Page 1 of the handbook!


HANDBOOK - New Artfully Sent Cartridge! Get the PDF HERE!

Here's what you've been waiting for - the ACTUAL color handbook of the NEW Artfully Sent Cartridge!  Now you can see all 400 cards PLUS the cute font AND the matching envelopes with liners!  Download the PDF and see what all the hoopla is about!

Here is the Download of the NEW Artfully Sent Handbook!

Order your Cartridge today at

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why I'm in LOVE with Artfully Sent - Cutting page 1!

I knew our Artfully Sent cartridge would be worth the wait and when I got it into my hot little hands Monday I decided the best way to showcase this cartridge was to cut all the cards from just ONE page.  So that is what I did yesterday!  After several hours of crafty work (such a hard chore - LOL!) I finished all 8 cards that you can make from just ONE of the FIFTY pages in this cart!  (Artwork is at the bottom of the post so be sure to keep going!)

So opening up our cartridge box there are a couple of things right away that tell you its going to be good!
1.  It includes an Overlay specific to the cartridge - no need to worry about a generic overlay.
2.  It includes a detailed picture instruction booklet for putting together all the Pop Up cards!
3.  The handbook is full sized thick booklet which tells you there is a lot of content on the cart (400 complete ready to go projects, 700 images)

Let's check out page 1 of the Artfully Sent handbook to see some of the specifics.
The first thing to notice is that each page is broken down into categories of cards.  Every one of the 50 pages is in the same format so you are getting 50 or 100 of each of these kinds of cards in 25 different themes (50 if two keys make one card like Pop Up and Scene and 100 of Sentiment, Sleeve and Pocket cards where there are two individual cards - one on the key and one on the shift)
Walking through from top to bottom:
1.  Pop Up Cards - an outside and an inner liner with a pop up element.  The Icon button has the extra images associated with the Pop Up card.  Icons can also be used as stand alone elements.
2.  Scene cards - an outside layer and a contrasting front piece that together build a scene.  This key also includes swing cards.  The key plus shift work together to make one card.
3.  Sentiment Cards - There are two cards on each key and have sentiments cut directly into the front for fast and easy cards.
4.  Sleeve Cards - Two cards for each key.  One builds a sleeve/pouch you can then make an insert for with a more open cut or slide a gift card in for the more closed cuts.  The other is an overlay card you can back with various papers to change the looks.
5.  Pocket scrapping cards - there is a 4x6" and a 3x4" card on each page.  These can be used for pocket scrapping (think Picture my Life) or used as fronts you can place on a plain card base for a fast, easy and flat for mailing card.
Looking at this close up, you'll also notice the sizes of  the cuts are indicated..  So on this section of page you can size all your cuts to 7" HIGH (Cricut Cuts are always listed by Height) except for the Sleeve card which is cut at 6".  The large picture shows the inside of the Pop Up card (you can use the icons to decorate the outside too or keep it plain for an extra surprise) and the completed front of the Scene card. Oh and there is that cute font!

There are 50 pages in the booklet laid out this way - so 50 x 8 cards per page = 400 projects ready to push and cut.  You can make them directly as shown or fancy them up.  You'll also get 100 icons to use, a full font in upper and lower case plus envelopes AND liners (YAY!) that you can cut to match your projects. 

In your Artfully Sent bundle you'll also receive 3 full D size stamps ($17.95 each = $53.85) plus a 24 count package of 12x12 White Daisy cardstock ($9.95) which equals $63.80 in extra goodies in your bundle!

Now do you see why I'm in love???  If you are ready to order now you can visit my online shopping site here:

When you order through me I'll also send you a thank you gift in the mail - a sweet little stamp set PLUS a card made with Artfully Sent to get your creative mojo started!

Today I'm going to start sharing my Artfully Sent page 1 cards one style at a time - with Pop Up cards going first because I love them!  As a challenge to myself I've decided to cut ALL the cards in the entire cartridge one page at a time!  This is going to be FUN and its going to use up some of my stash - LOL!  Yes, you NEED this cartridge to use up your stash!

Order your cartridge today at 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Image Guide to the NEW Artfully Sent Cartridge plus a few samples

Here are a few card samples from the new Artfully Sent cartridge along with some digital cut images to give you an idea of what this cart can do!  My cartridge gets here on Monday and I'll start cutting samples to share then! Can you tell how EXCITED I am to get this new cartridge?!?!

If you are ready to order yours, visit my site at and get it today OR send me a note ( and I'll set up an online party for you to earn $25 or more in rewards with your purchase!

Pop Up Cards (Yay!  My Favorite!)

Sleeve Card

Pocket Card (used on the front of the box)

Overlay Card

Here is a quick sample of 100 of the 400 different pre-designed drop-and-go projects you can create with the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  There are 700 images on this cart that you can mix and match or use as a stand alone but I love the fact that I'll have 400 projects ready to roll straight from the cart!

The digital handbook will be coming soon (probably early next week) but until then, here are the image samples taken from my site.  They look the best on an IPad or other reader as you can zoom the images.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's FINALLY here! Artfully Sent is ready to order now!!!

Edited to add:  You can now see the image index by clicking here:

To see 100 of the card fronts in color click here:

When I get the Handbook I'll publish that so you can see things better but these will give you a good idea of the fun you'll have with this cartridge!

YAY! You can now place your order for this cardmaker's dream cartridge! I just placed my order for this cartridge and can't wait to start creating and sharing when it gets here. If you'd like to earn rewards while getting this cart, send me a note at and I'll help you set up your own online party so you can get it and get rewarded! Check out the video below to see this cartridge in action!

 If you get this via e-mail, be sure to click the name of this post so you can watch the video below!


 So excited! 

Order in the month of September and I'll send you this stamp set as a FREE thank you! (*set will be shipped separately so don't add it to your order!)  If you already have this cutie, you can pick out any of our M size sets and send me a note!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whale of a birthday card with Free DS Explore file

Finally getting around to sharing the fun birthday card I made for my son this year using my new Cricut Explore.  I'm loving that new machine! 
I used the Brooklyn Iron On cartridge for the whales and changed the detail cut line to a writing line using a silver pen.  I added a couple of googly eyes (yeah, I've got a thing for them) and some glitter gel to the spout.  The paper is our retired Tommy pack - love that map paper for nautical cards!  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from one of our CTMH carts (you can always replace it with another sentiment if you don't have that cart).

Here is the cut file using Design Studio for the Explore if you'd like to make this fun card!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Sunday, September 7, 2014

I'm not weird...I'm a limited edition - this week's Happy Mail to my college kid

Here is this week's happy mail going out to my daughter in college. We had an awesome Face Chat the other night and boy do I miss chatting and laughing with her every day.

The sentiment and glasses are from the Brooklyn Iron on cartridge - I used a pen in my Explore to write the saying on White Daisy CS and then colored the individual letters with our new Shinhan Touch Twin markers - worked GREAT and no bleeding!

 Aren't those mini staples fun?  My friend ordered one of the new mini staplers last month and when I saw how cute they were I had to pick up one for myself (the hazard of being a Consultant is seeing ALL the cute stuff and then needing it). They make a great accent without the bulk which is good for avoiding extra postage!
I filled the lenses of the glasses in with some Liquid Glass to give it some shine and dimension.  About 5 minutes later I stuck my thumb on one of the lenses (yes, I am an impatient crafter) which prompted another thick layer of Liquid Glass.

Don't you love the CTMH fun Chevron Embossing folder?  I inked the kraft card with some Cashmere ink on top.  The orange paper is from our new Scaredy Cat collection and the pink polka dot is a retired Christmas pack.

When I get a chance I need to make a t-shirt that matches for her.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, September 5, 2014

September Stamp Special PLUS a listing of ALL Cricut Compatible Sets!

I had a question the other day from a friend and customer about how she could find all the different stamp sets that CTMH has to match its various cartridges so I thought it would be a fun post to show you where you can get a complete listing!

When you visit the shopping area of my site at, there is a category under "My Acrylix" for "Cricut Compatible Stamps Sets" - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING or see below!

Now is a great time to check these sets out because with any $30 order in stamps during the month of September you can get a FREE 30 Years of Happy C sized set ($13.95 value!).  To check out the special and place an order - visit my site today!

September 2014: #30yearsofhappy

Did you know that our Cricut compatible sets don't retire with the exception of Stamp of the Month and WOTG sets?  So if you see a stamp set that has Cricut cuts in the Idea Book that isn't a SOTM or a WOTG you'll be able to get that stamp even past the normal 1 year retirement time for stamps.  I just love that with every Idea Book CTMH publishes, our section of Cricut Compatible sets will keep growing and growing so that whenever people find us and our cartridges they'll be able to get lots of lovely stamps to embellish and coordinate their cuts to!  Do you see any below that you missed getting? 

Cricut® Compatible Stamp Sets

A1115 $6.95
B1424 $9.95

B1429 $9.95
B1431 $9.95
C1558 $13.95
C1564 $13.95
C1565 $13.95
C1566 $13.95
D1555 $17.95
D1556 $17.95
D1560 $17.95
D1561 $17.95
A1121 $6.95
A1131 $6.95
B1381 $9.95
B1390 $9.95
B1391 $9.95
B1392 $9.95
B1398 $9.95
B1399 $9.95
B1400 $9.95
B1404 $9.95
B1409 $9.95
B1412 $9.95
C1441 $13.95
C1462 $13.95
C1463 $13.95
C1464 $13.95
C1465 $13.95
C1467 $13.95
C1469 $13.95
C1484 $13.95
C1496 $13.95
C1497 $13.95
C1501 $13.95
C1502 $13.95
C1503 $13.95
C1509 $13.95
C1521 $13.95
C1523 $13.95
D1458 $17.95
D1459 $17.95
D1480 $17.95
D1481 $17.95
D1482 $17.95
D1490 $17.95
D1491 $17.95
D1494 $17.95
D1502 $17.95
D1506 $17.95
D1515 $17.95
D1518 $17.95
D1520 $17.95
D1524 $17.95
D1525 $17.95
D1526 $17.95
D1527 $17.95
B1415 $9.95
B1417 $9.95
B1422 $9.95
C1530 $13.95
C1531 $13.95
C1532 $13.95
C1534 $13.95
C1538 $13.95
C1540 $13.95
C1541 $13.95
C1542 $13.95
C1543 $13.95
C1483 $13.95
D1536 $17.95
D1539 $17.95
D1542 $17.95
D1545 $17.95
D1546 $17.95
M1000 $2.95
M1001 $2.95
M1002 $2.95
M1003 $2.95
M1004 $2.95
M1005 $2.95
M1006 $2.95
M1007 $2.95
M1008 $2.95
M1009 $2.95
M1010 $2.95
M1011 $2.95
M1012 $2.95
M1013 $2.95
M1014 $2.95
M1015 $2.95
M1016 $2.95
M1017 $2.95
M1018 $2.95
M1019 $2.95
M1020 $2.95
M1021 $2.95
M1022 $2.95
M1023 $2.95
M1024 $2.95
M1025 $2.95
C1567 $13.95
A1149 $6.95
B1435 $9.95

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