Monday, August 19, 2013

[Video]Freedom Layout with Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut

As soon as I saw this patriotic layout, I knew I was going to make it - I love the 4th of July!

The entire layout is made using the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge bundle.  
Check out the sizing below:
The first set of cuts shown above are all cut at 11" - note how they cut out proportionally and like the image in the left hand upper corner.
Next, I used the REAL dial size button to cut out some circles and my journaling block.

I added gems as a last bit of detailing to dress up the layout.
I used the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge and one of the included stamp sets to stamp the journaling block (see below):
Want to see how I made this layout?
Check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):

This week's giveaway for everyone!
Here's a chance to win the brand new Creative Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - What you would like me to make a video about?
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) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 25, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August



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.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

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

  1. Hi Joy,
    I love you videos, they are so informative.
    I am not sure if you have a video on this already, but can you do one on tips on speeding up cricut cuts with layering etc. If there is such a thing. When working on a album it takes so long to cut out all the pieces to pages. Is their any tricks and tips to speed this up . Thanks for all the opportunities to win Cricut carts.. I have over 50 of them and can't get enough!! Have a great day

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  2. It sure is great starting the week off with another video. I enjoy them so much.
    I didn't do anything special this summer. I just enjoyed the family. Thanks for the chance to win this week's cart.
    Mary O'Neal
    South Bend, IN

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  3. Thanks for your many how to videos, they are very helpful. Your layout is awesome!! Also a wonderful LO for any service man/woman to honor their service. Thanks for sharing.

    LST in Colorado

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  4. Great patriotic layout--my son was born on the 4th of July.
    I would like videos on gift ideas.

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  5. I love all of your videos they are great, I do a lot of cards so I guess videos on cardmaking.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  6. Good Mornign Joy,
    I just want to take a moment to thank you for all the wonderful videos and tips you have shared. You have taught me so many little things. I would love to see a video that shows how to mass produce a Holiday card.

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  7. I'm new to your blog---so I need to go back and watch some more videos----so I would like to see anything because I could really use some help.
    thanks

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  8. I love the 4th of July, too. Great layout. I want this cart so bad! I need to start leaving hints for my husband -- anniversary, birthday, and Christmas are all coming up, you know.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this great layout!

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  10. Your LO is amazing I love how everything came together so perfectly. You did a really great job showing how everything works together. Your videos are awesome

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  11. Amazing layout and amazing cartridge! I am loving anything you are creating with this cartridge...my girlfriend and I are always looking for ideas for mini albums...they make great gifts for friends and family! However, with that said, I am absorbing all your videos (like a sponge) so anything you do would be awesome! Thanks so much!

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  12. Everything you show is a big help. This cart. has so many amazing things on it. I have always been afraid to use the center point button on the Cricut. A video on that would be really great! Have a fun day.

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  13. I really like all the videos, I'm not picky... Thanks for sharing with us. (great layout by the way).

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  14. Videos? Not sure if there is anything I need, that isn't in the works. I love them, as I'm more of a visual person. Thanks for a great giveaway again, and for all you do for us your followers!

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  15. I love all your videos and look forward to seeing more from Artbooking. Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all..Rita

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  16. Joy, I am very much enjoying you showing us how much this cartridge has to offer! I find all your videos interesting and informative! Just keep picking things you think we want to know, cause you always get it right!
    Teresa

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  17. Thanks for the instructions. I'm finally going to get to sit down and scrap again.

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  18. I would love to win this cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for all the great projects that you share.

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  19. Thanks for all the videos you make. I love to see whatever you want to show us. Since you have asked....how about something with Heat Transfer Vinyl. I have never used it and have a canvas bag to try it with. Thanks for another great givaway too!

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  20. Love this project. Thanks for all of the videos and the inspiration. I would love to win this cartridge thanks for the chance.

    Luria

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  21. That is a gorgeous page! I just love it! TFS!

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  22. LOVE this layout! I want this cartridge so bad!!!
    I love all your videos - mostly because you show EVERYTHING about each project - down to the tiniest detail. I need that - I can stop the video and actually do the project. That is a great feeling.
    Thank you for all the videos you do - they are a constant go-to for me!

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  23. Great layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a fun cartridge for Christmas.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  24. Great layout, just can't beat that red white, and blue, the most wonderful colors around!
    dutchie

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  25. Keep 'em coming!! I enjoy them all but am really loving all the uses for the Artbooking cartridge. I am hoping to get it soon so will be coming here for all kinds of inspiration!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Your layouts and projects are always so inspiring, I'm not sure what I'd like a video about, I always enjoy learning new cricut techniques.

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  27. Great layout...but I would love to see u make some cards using the new cartridge or any cartridge u would like to use. Thanks for the chance at winning.

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  28. Love this wonderful layout. TFS.
    Any video you'd like to make works for me.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email and newsletter follower)

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  29. Love the layout. I love my Artbooking cartridge. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  30. Great layout. I love your comments about what not to do! Those comments really stick in my mind. How many times do you work on a card or layout in order to give us a perfect vid? Thank you for all your hard work!

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  31. I enjoy all of the videos. And I love my cricut. But I have noticed that everything comes out "cute". I would like to see how to use my cricut to cut items that could go on something not so "cute".

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  32. I love this layout! I would love to see a video on how to do stamping if you do that. I am Aldo having problems, because I have the Cricut Expression 2 and sometimes when I tell it to cut a certain size it does not come out that actual size.

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  33. I love this layout! I would love to see a video on how to do stamping if you do that. I am Aldo having problems, because I have the Cricut Expression 2 and sometimes when I tell it to cut a certain size it does not come out that actual size.

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  34. This would be great to win. Love your ideas.

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  35. I'm a visual learner, so I like videos on almost anything.

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  36. I would love to see a Christmas video.

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  37. Great video. I love how versatile the Cricut cartridges are!

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  38. Your videos give me courage! And I am loven' this cart but can't spend right now! Love that circle background especially!!

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  39. I love your blog and your videos. I have learned so much.

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  40. I'm new to paper crafting and your videos are very easy to understand and full of great tips.

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  41. What a cute layout!!! I love the color combination.

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  42. I am new to cricut I wish I new what some of the odd shapes are in the cricut book.
    MaryAnn Jersey Shore

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  43. I would love to see a mini album. I love everything you do!

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  44. Love this fabulous layout. I enjoy your videos, I always learn from them. Mini albums would be a good one.

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  45. I would love to have a video on how to use the gypsy to create. I have never used mine and it's almost 2 years old. I think I am "afraid" of it. Thanks

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  46. Always watch your videos. Would like to see a Halloween Giveaway video using the Artbooking cartridge. Impressive cartridge. Would love to have it one day.

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  47. I always enjoy your videos. I would love to see more videos on using the new CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artbooking. There are so many images in this cartridge that seeing more ideas just helps me have a "starting-off" place for me.

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  48. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this cart!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Crossing my fingers to win! Thanks for the video! You always do a great job on them! :D

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  49. Once again another great video! What a amazing LO!

    Veronica

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  50. I would love to see a video on how to make some really cool holiday cards for Christmas.

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  51. I think i would like to see a Christmas video that is different from everyone else's yours are always great.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  52. Hi Joy, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to win that terrific stamp set. As far as videos go, I would really like to see some Thanksgiving cards... maybe using the Autumn Celebrations or the Celebrate with Flourish cartridges. I really love watching your YouTube chanel... please keep the videos coming. :) Cindy King

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  53. I would love to see videos that show how to create decor or gift items. The holidays are coming and I need some ideas for nice inexpensive gifts.

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  54. I would like to see videos on scrapbook layouts. Love your video they are easy to follow.
    GA Nana

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  55. This is just a fun and cute layout. I love the background cuts. I would like to see a video on an altered project next time.
    Thanks AJ-

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  56. I love your blog, and your videos are a great source of inspiration. I get tons of ideas from them, thanks. I would also like to see some Christmas ideas, maybe traditional.

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  57. Well another great video...love everything you do but since I am as dumb as a rock I would like some very slow 101 videos on say...how to load and where to place your paper when you have several layers you have created on your gypsy...I see lots of videos but they all seem to show the item being created and then the finished cuts appear after they have gone thru the Cricut...same goes for the CCR. Really slow basic step 1 thru 8 showing each thing done...like I said I'm sure everyone else can figure it out but my paper is NEVER placed in the right spots and I can't find any videos for dummies......thanks Joy ;)

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  58. Love this layout! Any videos using any of the CTMH cartridges really interests me.

    Thanks,
    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  59. Great color combo and love the sketch design & background.

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  60. I would love to see a video giving some tips using the alphabet stamps. I am a beginner stamper and am working on a project with a lot of words and having problems with spacing and lines. Any suggestions or how to's would be appreciated. I am loving everything you are doing with the new cartridge.

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  61. I love the ideas you've previously presented on giving photo gifts. I've made and sent a few to my family and would love more. I think they appreciate these more than anything else I can give them.

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  62. I would love to have this cricut cartridge.

    Name is TJ.

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  63. Lovely Layout. Thanks!

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  64. To cheer me up, I find a new card idea to try - jlaudanoatyahoodotcom

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  65. What cheers me up????? Crafting of course.

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  66. It brings a smile to my face and heart when I look through my finished pages .... I relive the moment as well as admire my handiwork.

    If this posts 3 times, the profile key and I did not have a meeting of the minds so I decided to go anonymous.

    Freda -- CreativityDiva@bellsouth.net

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  68. A while back you mentioned that you were going to show us how to make those bows you did on the doily gift bag. Could you do that video? Or at least put a hyperlink in the blog if you've already made it?

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  69. To cheer myself up I think of scrapping pages of my grandbabies.....
    Would love this cartridge,,,,
    Thanks
    Nancy

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  70. I would love to be more inspired to make cards and I think this cartridge could really help. I haven't been using my cricut for awhile so I need a jumpstart!

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  71. I cheer up when I go into my craft room and start looking at all the stuff I have in there or go outside on the patio surrounded by all my flowers I've planted. Penny B in NC.

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    1. Hi, Joy. I was wondering if you have a Cricut Imagine? If so I was wondering if you could do a video on using it on one of the new improve cartridges. And I like all the videos that you make and I like how you show us the cartridge book plus show which object you are going to cut out and tell us what size and if you going to use the real dail button or not. I really like how you show putting it together and the finish product. Which is always a great and adorable layout or card.
      Have a great day ;-)
      Delama :0)



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  73. I don't think I would have ever learned how to use my Cricut(s) if it weren't for people like you. Now I find myself helping others. I even help people in the stores when they are trying to get help from the employees there. Thanks for sharing all your hints and knowledge. The pop up cards still baffle me, I am afraid the booklet with that cartridge is very little help. A tutorial on that would be great!
    Thanks,
    Tina who Cricuts in Georgia!

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  74. Wonderful layout. Love how versatile this cartridge is. I love any video you do. You cover so many different ideas and I think that is great!

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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