Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge Fancy Swing Card

More swing card time here today with another VIDEO!  
Let's make another swing card from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge! 

I cut the card shown above at 5-1/2" from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge.  This creates a standard A2 sized card at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
I cut the matching shape from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at 2-1/2" TWICE in cream and once at 3" in patterned yellow.
 Then, I stamped the "Celebrate" onto one of the cream pieces using the CTMH Casual Expressions Stamp set, which goes with the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge (see below):
Here's the video on how to make this (click HERE if you can't see the video):

Click HERE to purchase the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge bundle, which includes 3 stamp sets (see photo below).
Click HERE to purchase the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge bundle, which includes 3 stamp sets (see photo below).
Here is this week's giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Do you like written instructions or a video better?  Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 2-4 weeks to receive.

Close to My Heart Specials:
1) Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit is now $19.95 (50% off)!

Included in the kit: 
1 – My Acrylix® Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) 
1 – 12" × 12" Printed Canvas Display 
1 – Cashmere Baker's Twine (1 yard) 
10 – Clear Sparkles (10mm) 
1 – Sparkles Flourish 
2 – 12" × 6" Dimensional Elements In Color—Art Shapes 
1 – Instructional Brochure

Click HERE to find out more about this great canvas art kit!

2) There are still some great items up to 75% off left under the "While Supplies Last" Category - click HERE to see them!

3) Patriotic Stamp Sets:
You can order the stamp set above, Home of the Brave, HERE at my site.
You can order the stamp set above, Canada Strong and Free,  HERE at my site.
You can order the stamp set above, Courage,  HERE at my site.


Note: $5 from every sale of Patriotic stamps goes towards a charitable military support organization.

4) July Stamp of the Month- Sweet Life: 
Be sure to add the stamp of the month to your cart AT CHECKOUT, not before.  Otherwise, you will not get it or you'll get it at full price if you added it in before checkout.  The stamp set does NOT automatically get added to your order as it costs $5 (plus shipping and tax).


Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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101 comments:

  1. Love that versatile card base!!!

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  2. I love those s cards thamks for a chance to win a cart
    Ann w
    weedmana@embarqmail. Com

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  3. I love those s cards thamks for a chance to win a cart
    Ann w
    weedmana@embarqmail. Com

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  4. Joy, I love this card. I need to make a get well card and I am going to try this one today. Thank you for great ideas. I love the videos. Silly! Thanks again.
    Kathy:)

    kathy.unger113@gmail.com

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  5. Another great swing card--I like both video and written instructions.

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  6. Beautiful!!! Love it and I like written most of the time!

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  7. Love that swing card design! I seem to hold on to video instructions a bit better.

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  8. Thanks for the instructions! Going to try this one!

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  9. going to my crop this weekend, so I need to make this swing card. thanks for all the inspiration.

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  10. Awesome card Joy love the cardstock/papers you used so stunning. Gosh you sure have brought these cartridges to fruition for sure. I knew that these cards were on Artiste cart but only did a couple but never gave a thought to the coordinating cuts to be on the Art Philosophy cart. so thanks for showcasing this today and love your video even the bloopers you are so cute and funny too.

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  11. I love your swing cards! I can't decide which I like better, the videos or written instructions because I love to see how things come together but I also like to have the written instructions that I can print off and take with me if I don't have a computer available.

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  12. Super cute ...love that paper! I've never made a swing card, but I'm going to have to try it..they look like fun to make!!

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  13. Great card! I like both written and video. I am a visual person so written instructions work for me but gosh, a video is wonderful when my brain freezes and I don't quite understand a step or I'm not close to my computer.

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  14. This is one of the most interesting carts yet...besides the Artbooking! I would love to have this one in my collection!

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  15. I love this swing card! I love that shape! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Debbie

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  16. I am going to ask a question that has already been mentioned in several post already on the 8th of July. I as others it seems are wondering just how to know where to find the matching cut outs if they aren't on the artiste cart, and how do you know or find what size to cut them at. I enjoy your blog but have asked questions in the past that have went unanswered, just chalked it up to "life it happens". I enjoy both written and video instructions.

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  17. Video or at least photos to got along with the written instructions--need a visual. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I am loving the swing cards this week! makes me get to using my cartridges!!I think I prefer written instructions but the videos also help. have a great day!cgreer40@comcast.net

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  19. Pretty card...I always prefer a video.

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  20. Swing cards really fascinate me. I prefer videos for instructions. Thanks, Nelda Deakins

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  21. I love bloopers. They crack me up.
    It just goes to show everyone has bloops now and then. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  22. I love the swing cards and I used your videos to make one the other day. Great instructions. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Loving the swing card :) Video's I think help me better. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Love your blog and can't wait to try a swing card!

    Pam from the Heart of Missouri

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  25. I am more of a card maker. I like video tutorials the best. I love that new cartridge too!
    Kay K

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  26. Forgot to answer your question! I'm just learning how to comment! :) I always like to view a video first for general instruction but then I like the written instructions as well for reference later.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Pam from the Heart of Missouri

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  27. I am really loving your cards and the videos! I think this card is my favorite so far!

    Tracy

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  28. I like both written and a visual. The more input I get the easier it is for me to follow. Plus I would love this cartridge and stamps, since I am just starting to make cards.

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  29. i'm a visual learner, so I prefer video tutorials. thanks for the video.

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  30. Another cute and quick swing card! Love your videos - it's the way I learn best.

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  31. Love this card! It's so cute that I had to try it...thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  32. Love your card and tutorial. My favorite craft so far is card making.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  33. Videos are best for me. I love yours, they are so easy to follow and I love these swing cards. Thanks for making them easier for me to do.
    Rita

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  34. Never have made a swing card and don't have that cartridge yet so didn't know it was on there. Want to purchase it someday though.

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  35. Love to cross stitch and card making!!! I also do lots of vinyl stuff with my Cricut!

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  36. Very pretty card! I love the paper you chose.

    I like written instructions with pictures for easier projects, and videos are helpful when I'm trying a new technique. Thanks for all you do!

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  37. Like the tutorials and step-by-step instructions. Lots of inspiration for my scrapping and card making.

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  38. My favorite craft is scrap booking. I really love it just don't have enough time to do it.

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  39. Written or video is okay with me. I can use either. Thanks!

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  40. I am new with Cricut and am very happy to of found your site thru Pinterest!
    Crickett from Tennessee

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  41. I am loving these swing cards that you have made this week! And the videos are great at showing how to correctly line them up! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Good morning Joy! It's funny that when I thought about hitting my email this morning, I was thinking 'I wish I could watch another vid with Joy to brighten up my day' and there you were! LOL! Great card and beautiful paper/stamp choices again. How smart you are to look at the Philosophy cart for the coordinating image...I would have never in a million years figured that and the sizing out! Yes, I enjoy both vids and written instruction...need all the help you can give me!!! :)
    Have a Glorious Day All
    Beth Anne in PA

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  43. Awesomely sweet card! Thanks for the video too!
    ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

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  44. Written instructions are my favorite ...with some photos too! Love the card!!

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  45. Really like that swing card! You are so helpful for someone who is just starting out in card-making, like me...thanks so much! That's a tough question: I like both video and written. But with written I can more easily go back and view it again at my own pace I guess.
    Elaine C from Bremerton, WA

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  46. I love swing cards! I like both written and video!! I'm more of a visual, so I guess if I had to choose I'd choose video!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

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  47. I love your card. Thanks for the video.

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  48. Great card, I love the colors! I'd use written instructions more then a video!

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  49. Love all the swing cards you are showing us. I like a video so I can understand better. I do have some trouble with written directions sometimes but then again maybe it is because I hate to read. LOL.

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  50. I LOVE to scrapbook and make cards. I just love to play with paper!! :o)

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  51. Wow, I never would have thought of looking at Art Philosophy for an Artist card. Has anyone made a table or anything? That would be something I would pay for! Thanks for being so real, and showing us the mistakes- it makes me feel better and that I am not alone. You do a wonderful job! Thank you!

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  52. Love the post and the cards you make. I love everything about card making. The stamps, the inks, the papers and sometimes even my results. HA HA Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  53. Oh my this blue one is my fav so far!! Love it! TFS.
    I like both videos and written as long as there is pictures.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  54. As I'm a visual learner I prefer videos. Lovely card! TFS

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  55. If it is something complicated or new (most things are for me)I really like videos. Thank you for asking the craft-challenged.

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  56. LOVING your swing cards! I even have Artiste!! And the new CTMH cartridge looks agamzing!

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  57. So love this! I love seeing video instructions! Thanks for the chance.

    Kathy

    Felkatz at gmail dot com

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  58. Now, I have to try these! Thank you so much for showing us how to use this amazing cartridge. The stamps that coordinate with it look like fun. I just have the ones from the bundle, but I may "need" some more! BethAnn M.

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  59. Nice! Well you always have nice things to show us! Thanks

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  60. These swing cards are awesome!

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  61. My favorite crafting is to make cards! I spend my weekends in my craft room making cards for all my clients' birthdays, thank you, sympathy, get well, and thinking of you.

    Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

    hugs
    Patty

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  62. My favorite crafting is making cards. I never buy cards any more. Love the swing card. I am going to try that right now. Have a wonderful day.

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  63. I am enjoying seeing all the different swing cards, thanks for sharing.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  64. Im a kind of hands on girl. Although I never did a video. with written directions I tend to be long winded.
    DawnRI

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  65. I watched your video and read how to make a swing card. I like having both versions to refer too. The video shows how, but the instructions are great to be able to reference back to for measurements. Thank you so much for sharing this as I wanted to know how to make this card. Edwina Brown

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  66. I usually prefer written instructions, because sometimes videos don't come out well on my phone, which is how I read blogs mostly. But sometimes, when you're trying to show a certain technique that's hard to explain in words, a video is the way to go. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  67. I guess, it depends on how complicated the tutorial is. Some projects can easily be followed with picture tutorials while some needs video. So I will say both.

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  68. I always enjoy videos, but written directions are good too!! lol

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  69. I'm new to the Cricut world but love card making. The swing card is awesome. Is it on any other cartridge besides the Artiste?

    Beth O.

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  70. I love the swing fold cards and the Art Philosphy & Artiste cartridges are my favorites. The is so much on each cartridge.

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  71. The swing fold cards are fantastic!
    Thanks for giving me a chance to win great crafting supplies!

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  72. I really need both kinds of instructions!

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  73. I really like the videos, but I will also read the written instructions if they are included.

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  74. I love the swing fold cards, thanks for the great instructions.

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  75. I like videos....thanks for taking the time to make them available.

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  76. Love your swing cards. Look forward to your posts everyday. Thank you
    tvsbay Michigan

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  77. Your swing cards have been fabulous!! I like both types of instuction :)

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  78. I like written instructions better. That way I can print them out for later as I find with increasing age I can't remember from one time to the next!

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  79. I love both the video and written instructions it's nice to print off the instructions but normally I can watch and learn pretty quickly as I take my own notes. Thanks

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  80. Loving these swing cards! I'm going to have to invest in this lovely cart! I like videos best as I can follow along and pause and rewind LOL! TFS!

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  81. Thanks for all the 'cutting-edge':) info and inspiration Joy. Yours is my go-to blog & newsletter.
    Long time follower+fan,
    Mary

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  82. Really enjoyed your video! Every little bit of seeing it in "real life" helps!

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  83. If the project is simple, written instructions are fine, but if the project requires a bit more skill or is more complex, videos are the best for that project b/c you can actually see what you need to do instead of guess.

    Cricut users can attest to this: there are too many projects that they have on the site and in their cartridges that could really use a video for the project.

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  84. Wow, loved your folded cards. Now how do I do it with what I have. Love it!!!!

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  85. I usually go to written instructions first, unless it is complicated or I still have questions. The annoying thing about videos is it monopolizes my time. With written instructions, I can skim what I want or focus on what I'm confused about.

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  86. Love learning about the CTMH Cricut cartridges and all that we can do with them. Keep up your spectacular art work with Cricut and cards.

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  87. You are a font of information. I love how you explain things, your tutorials and videos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing everything to help us become more creative and aware just how much we can utilize our cartridges. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  88. Awesome Cards! Love watching your videos! and watching the mail each day for my patriotic stamps too :) ...The weather in North Georgia has been low 80's with all the rain and it feels great! ttyl

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  89. Would love to have this cartridge. I am finally getting around to my children's books. They are only 40 years old. Better late than never!!!
    Judy P.

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  90. I love all the instructions you give with each project. It helps with creative freeze that I'm sure all have. Would love to receive First years cart. I have been going back thru the years to do my sons layouts. This cart would really help. Thx again for all info and tips.
    Donna in Vista, CA

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  91. First time on your site. I really enjoy everything you have! Thanks.

    Craftin' and scrappin'--Carol (WI)

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  92. My goodness, 96 degrees today in Tracy, CA. Hot, hot hot..

    Buttons141

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  93. Gorgeous card, love the pretty paper you used too! Thanks for the video, I actually like both videos and written instructions. I love videos for tips and techniques and written instructions for a projects.

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  94. You're right the card is quick and easy. Love all the layers for the swing part. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Love your card! I love your videos, they are much easier for me to follow than written instructions. Thanks for sharing.

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