Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Video - Making Cards with Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

The new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut bundle has been released!

Yesterday, we learned how to cut out a fun layout on the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

Today, we will see how to size the images to make a card - there's a trick to it!
Welcome to the real dial size button (located on the position shown on the overlay below):
The real dial size button, when pressed, cuts out the image at its actual size.  This is necessary when we want to use an image from the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge and we're not making a layout or mini-album.
I cut the background of the card at 4-3/4" with the real dial size button on.  That made the star overlay cut at 4-3/4"x4-3/4".
Then, still using the real dial size button, I cut the "all star" at 2".

Below, I have a video showing how the card was cut out and assembled (click HERE if you can't see the video):



The Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge bundle includes all shown above (3 large sized matching stamp sets, cartridge and handbook) PLUS 3 sheets of matching chipboard elements.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Not only that, in the month of August, Close to My Heart has a special offer:  

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase*.  Check out how cute the stamp set is below:
So, when you purchase the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle in August, you are now getting a total of FOUR large stamp sets.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Not only that, I am running a HUGE giveaway for everyone who purchases from my Close to My Heart website in August!  
Q: How can you be entered to win the

  • Kindle Fire HD, 7" Tablet
  • $100 Close to My Heart shopping spree
  • $50 Close to My Heart shopping spree

A: Make a Purchase from my Close to My Heart website HERE in the month of August.  That's it!  Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 and have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. U.S. Residents only.

Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.



This week's giveaway:
How can you win the Picture Keeper P4?

1) Leave a comment below - Have you heard of the real dial size button?  Used it before?
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) Like Picture Keeper on Facebook by heading over HERE and clicking "like".

3) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 4, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

* August Stamp of the Month available from August 1-31, 2013. Free with purchase of $50+ but tax and shipping will be assessed on value of stamp set.

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

  1. Love getting your blog posts each day! Don't mind at all when the video is sped up!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Picture Keeper P4!!

    I also like Picture Keeper on Facebook!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Cute card! I love that you sped up the video...I usually fast fwd over parts of videos in interest of time.

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  3. I like your card and your video was fine with me. I guess I don't back up my pictures often enough and winning the Picture Keeper P4 sure would be a big help. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  4. I have used the real dial size button but not very often because I use my Gypsy and CCR.

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  5. Thanks for the real size instructions. I'm sure that would be one of my first questions. Can't wait to get this cart.

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  6. I have used the real dial size but not often.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  7. I have used the real size dial, but not often as I usually like to use layers. Love the ARTbooking cart!

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  8. Awesome card-thanks for sharing the info on real dial size. That will be helpful to those that do not know how to use that! I am loving the new cartridge and can see that for sure will be on my wish list!
    Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win the Picture Keeper-looks very interesting!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Am loving the videos, and the chance to win the picturekeeper.

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  10. Debbie G
    Love your card and thank you for the video. Oh I would love the Picture Keeper, this would be wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win.
    debbieanng@yahoo.com

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  11. Oh man! Your tips and techniques are simply awesome! I have used the real-dial-size button before...at Christmas I make circular labels for the tops of my jams and jellies and telling my cricut to cut a specific size is such a benefit. I am so glad to be subscribed to your blog...such great information and ideas! Thank You!
    Tanya T.

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  12. Love your videos. You make everything look so easy to do. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  13. super cool giveaway. love your video and love your tips and Techniques. thanks for the chance to win this Awesome giveaway.

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  14. Love your videos and your instructions are always so helpful (and needed in my case). Thanks for a chance to win.

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  15. Thanks for the video!!!
    And a chance to win.

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  16. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Joy,
    I have seen the real dial size button but have never known how to use it. Now I do, thanks to you! Is there any way to use it while using the CCR?
    Renae in Orlando

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  18. Thank you for refreshing my mind on the Real Dial Size button. When you've had the Cricut for years you forget sometimes what each of the buttons are actually used for. The Star card is so pretty.

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  19. Love the videos. Hope you will keep them coming.
    Thank you so much.

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  20. Real size dial button. I think that is on the Cricut machine to adjust your size of what you want to cut. Just did it yesterday to make a heart as a pattern for a sewing project. Combining crafts works great.

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  21. A very nice card and thanks for sharing about the info on the real dial size.

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  22. Karen in Upstate SCJuly 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    I have not used the Real Dial button very often. It's nice to see how it works! I have also liked Picture Keeper's FB page & checked them out on iTunes for the app to transfer pictures from my phone to the computer. Think I'm gonna get it! :D Thanks for the opportunity, Joy!

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  23. I have learned so MUCH from you!

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  24. Nice review of the Picture Keeper - and, as always, great info on the Cricut!!!

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  25. I love, love, love my expression and use it a lot! So real dial size was one of the buttons I learned how to use, early on! It is always nice to see it used in videos - especially with new cartridges! That is one of my pet peeves, we always see the great products we can make, but there is usually no explanation that goes along with it...that's why I love your videos! Thank you so much for sharing!
    PS - I liked the Picture Keepers FB page!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  26. I cant wait to get the cartridge has so much on it

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  27. I know about the Real Dial size button but I cant say I have ever used it! Thanks for the tips on how it works!

    Tracy

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  28. Love this card. I have definitely used the real dial size button. I try to always keep it in mind as I design my cards. It's often a big help!

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  29. Great video. Thanks for the tips about real dial size. AFter all these years of using my cricut, I still have difficulty with that feature.

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  30. I have heard of the real dial size button but I don't think I've ever used it or if I have, its been very rarely! Thanks for this great video, love this tip & can't wait to make some cards using this cart!

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  31. I've used the real dial size button, but it's been by accident, I usually prefer to have layers.

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  32. Cute card. I have not heard of the real dial size button.

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  33. Cute card and thanks for the fab tutorial. Anxiously awaiting my Artbooking cartridge!!!

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  34. I don't need to use the Real Size Dial because I use my Gypsy but before I had it I did use it once or twice! Love this new cartridge!! TFS!

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  35. Great tips on using the real dial size button! I have used it but your tips have helped! Love the new Picture Keeper, too! I already pre-ordered the new Cricut Artbooking and can't wait until it arrives!!

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  36. Thanks for the tip on the real dial size on the new cartridge! That's a great help.

    Patty
    pattypenn199@msn.com

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  37. Cute card! Love this cartridge. Gotta get it soon I hope. Thanks for the chance to win the PK-4

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  38. Great video ... Can't wait to order this cartridge. But here's the stupid question of the day :) ... What size envelopes do you use for your 5x5 cards??

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  39. Awesome! I'm a visual learner so love these videos!

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  40. This is an awesome product. So simple, so smart!

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing the videos and your knowledge I can't wait for the cartridge it looks great. You make it all look so easy

    Ruth at lake in Texas

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  42. Another great video. Thanks.

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  43. Thank you for the great video. I love your blog.

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  44. I have heard of real dial size before, but a review is always welcomed. Cute card!

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  45. Thanks for another well done (quickie) format video! It's certainly good to know about the RDS. The card came out cute and I loved the addition of the little blue star and fun ribbon! I prefer videos over reading instructions.
    Creative Wishes
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  46. Thanks for the great video. It looks so easy...even I can do it! Thanks for the giveaway also!

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  47. I've never used the "real size" button before, but I see it on a lot of cartridges. Duh, I should try it sometime!

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  48. I really appreciate the videos. Can't wait till I save up to get the cartridge. Thank you.

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  49. LOVE your card!!! Thanks for the wonderful tips on using this cartridge.

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  50. I love your quick & easy card. I have used REAL DIAL SIZE before and find it very useful when using "card" cartridges for larger scrapbook pages too. Thanks for the tips.
    spangleram@aol.com

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  51. I apologize if this is a duplicate. I can't see my comment coming up. :( I love the new cartridge. Looks perfect for the pictures I have been taking this summer. Can it be purchased outside of a bundle also? I am not good with backing up pics. Picture Keeper looks like a great way to do this?

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  52. I only have the original cricut, how does this cartridge work with the 6" papers. Can you split the images and get full 12x12??

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  53. Thanks for the video Joy. Regularly I don't use the real dial size, truth, I don't think I have ever used it :¿ I will be saving my pennies to get this cart ;) Thnks for all you do and share, PK4 looks like a fabulous SFTWR to have.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

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  54. Great video i have several cricuts and although i would never profess to be an expert i do know my way around a cricut i think but its great to always watch videos and continue learning! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  55. Ps i already liked picture Maker on fb!
    Deb
    dsc105@live.com

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  57. Just liked PK on FB, this would be an awesome prize :: I just got over the fact that our Hard Drive went to short circuit and we were not able to recover the last 5 years of pictures on our childrens lives :( , we were so busy we forgot to back up on CD or the cloud arghhhh:: any how, thanks for all you do and share Joy, by any chance do you know of a reliable picture recovering software for memory cards? :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  58. I totally LOVE this cartridge and your card is sooo cute! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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