Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Plaque


I love to make wall art and I thought it would be fun to use the new Cricut Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and assorted Close to My Heart papers and embellishments (including the "Express Yourself" stamp).  I picked up this 8" x 8" plaque at Hobby Lobby during a recent clearance sale and got to work.


The "Express Yourself" stamp is framed by a Close to My Heart metal frame and then mounted on two layers on chipboard shapes.  The beige and blue shape was cut with the Cricut and then mounted on the matching chipboard.

 The flower above was made using the cartridge also.  I inked the edges and mounted it on a tag and then various swirls I had cut - I love the swirls on this cartridge.  I inked the edges of those swirls also.

I used a monster sized glue dot to attach the flower to the front of the plaque - it's not going anywhere!  I can't wait to put a photo of my daughter on this plaque!


Here is another close up of the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge bundle:


If you are still on the fence because you need more information, let me help you out with that. The cartridge is only sold as a bundle at this time which includes 3 full-size stamp sets and three sheets of dimentional chipboard for $99. Not a bad price considering the stamp sets are typically more than $17 each and the chip board is about $5 each. (click image below to see larger)


The cartridge is a full size, includes two fonts, as well as many tags and layered images.  Not only that, there are other stamp sets in the Close to My Heart catalog that coordinate with this cartridge, redefining the idea of stamping and then cutting out your image.

The bundle sells for $99 (item # Z1686) and considering the stamp sets alone would retail for over $17 each, this is a great deal.

Not a stamper but still would like the cartridge?  Don't forget that the stamp sets included in the bundle are exclusive and there may be others who would like to just own those...

You can only get the Art Philosophy cartridge in this bundle and through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you do not have a consultant and would like to purchase this cartridge bundle, head over to my Close to My Heart site by clicking HERE.


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78 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Joy! I can't wait to receive my bundle.

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  2. Beautiful!! I can't wait to get this cart!! Lee-Ann :)

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  3. Really pretty! Love the colors.

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  4. This is a really pretty piece.

    I love the colors and details.

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  5. I love your plaque. Very nice!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Love this plaque! TFS

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  7. Gorgeous plaque! Love the dimension on the flower.

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  8. What a beautiful project, love the colors, the flower is super!!!

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  9. Love this! That flower is beautiful!

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  10. What a beautiful plaque. I love the colors and that gorgeous flower! Looks like a great set to have.

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  11. This is an awesome project!! I love this cart!

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  12. This is lovely! This CMTH bundle is on my wish list.

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  13. I love this project! And I can't wait to get my hands on this cart bundle. TFS!

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  14. Oh WOW Joy! THis is GORGEOUS! I LOVE what you and Melanie are making with this cartridge! :o)
    Theresa

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  15. Beautiful!! Each project you all are making with this bundle makes me want it more and more.

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  16. Beautiful Joy! This is definitely o0n my Christmas wish list! -Barb-

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  17. Joy that flower could not be more fabulous!
    karen
    www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

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  18. The blue and brown are just gorgeous together. TFS!

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  19. Love your wall plaque-and the flower is so gorgeous!-Pat N.

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  20. Love your work and I am more and more in love with this cartridge every day. I can't wait to make it mine!

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  21. Very pretty Joy!! I love your projects that you post!!
    Tracy Godfrey
    www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  22. Very beatifully done Joy. it would look gorgeous in my guest bedroom if you are anxious to part with it.

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  23. the colors are awesome, took my breath away - really - when it popped up on my computer. Just lovely - I must HAVE that cart! I am going to host a CTMH party here at home so I an earn enough to purchase for half! Yippie, that's beautiful. Loving the flower!

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  24. The cart is very versatile. It such a surprise to see a different project everyday!

    Carol

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  25. WOW...wohoo...gorgeous plaque....the dimension in this is awesome..your choice of colors are always so perfect...you make this cartridge kit rock!!

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  26. Joy, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  27. What a great cart. Saving my pennies to buy this one! And what a great project. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  28. Oooh, I love the color combo's....Beautiful!

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  29. I love the way the flower is inked. I have been so far very unsuccessful "inking" the edges of anything. Would love some helpful hints!

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  30. Beautiful! I love the blue and brown combo.

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  31. oh this is so nice, i realy love it, thanks for sharing.

    Eveline

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  32. This is beautiful! Love the colors and what you have done.

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  33. Wow! Your project turned out gorgeous!

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  34. What a beautiful plaque, tfs! I especially like the flower and swirls.

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  35. Beautiful wall art. What a cool new cart.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  36. Beautiful wall plaque, just love it!Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Joy,
    This is beautiful!! I love the colors.
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  38. So lovely! This cartridge really has endless possibilties, hope to have it someday!

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  39. Really nice Joy can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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  40. Joy,
    This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love this flower you created and think it is one of the prettiest I've seen. Would love to see how the center (or start) was done. It really looks like a bud should. I broke down and purchased this cart bundle, with reluctance I might add, but I just loved the cart so much. I plan on getting my money's worth out of it. I also wanted to support Melanie, who between the two of you, give so much in return. Love your wall hanging and think it will do your daughters picture justice for sure.
    Marcie

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  41. Beautiful wall art! Love the papers you used and the flower turned out so gorgeous! I love everything on this cart! Thanks so much for sharing!lindagk23

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  42. Wow, that is beautiful. The more you show the more I want this cartridge. I just wish it was more affordable. :(
    surfnfroggie

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  43. This really is pretty, Joy. The flower is such a gorgeous touch!

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  44. BEAUTIFUL! Love all the elements.

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  45. Absolutely beautiful! Love the papers that you chose, and the flower is incredible!

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  46. Beautiful! LOVE your colors! Fabulous swirls. Such terrific ideas ~ thanks so much!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  47. beautiful idea. thanks for the idea.

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  48. Really pretty and love the colors.

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  49. love these flowers that you make with the new cartridges. Beautiful!

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  50. This is beautiful Joy. Love the blues and browns together. All the cuts are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Oh my this is really great idea. thanks marlene

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  52. Great plaque! Lovely colors and great cart!

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  53. What a beautiful plaque! I like your color combos.

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  54. Love the Plaque!!! It's Beautiful. Love the colors and the Big Flower. :0)

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  55. This plaque is really beautiful and the colors are perfect. I like the way it is put together. Very good idea, thanks.

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  56. That's a beautiful plaque. Love the blues and browns together!

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  57. Very, very nice! Love this cart!

    Shelley
    http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
    shelleymace21@gmail.com

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  58. Your wall are is beautiful. I wish there was a way to make these flowers for scrapbook pages but they would just get smooshed. The cartridge set is way too rich for my pocket book but I sure do like it.

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  59. Oh!!! What Beautiful JOY this is! I Love It!!!! Smooches... Felicia

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  60. Joy, you are a joy! LOL - i love that. I keep getting taunted w/that cart and I will so have to just go get it now! i need it!

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  61. That is so cute what you made with this new cartridge and I like how it comes with stamps and chipboard. I just wish it didn't cost so much so I will be put this on my wish list. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

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  62. Very nice plaque. Love the colors and all the swirls!

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  63. Absolutely beautiful!!Tje colors and all the details are amazing! I am waiting for my bundle to come, can't wait:)

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh wow this is beautiful Joy.
    Kim xXx

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  65. Love, love this card and I want this cart NOW! TFS

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  66. I love this project, the colors, the cut, all of it. Great job.

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  67. Sooo pretty, love those papers used. TFS

    circlebenterprises.com

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  68. very pretty, love the layering on the tag, pretty swirls and flower and love your metal accents!

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  69. This is the prettiest most elegant project ever!!

    misscraftypink.blogspot.com

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  70. this is so nice. Hoping the Art Philosophy cartridge will soon be sold separate! I'd love to get it.

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