Monday, September 29, 2014

[Video]Artfully Sent Happy Day Graphic Cricut Card and Envelope - Close to My Heart

I couldn't wait to make this fun striped graphic card using the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Bundle!

I was inspired to use the striped paper under black paper by a card I saw on Pinterest so I snuck into my enormous stash of paper and found just the right stripes.
You can see how I made this card and envelope in the video below!

Here are the cuts I used from the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Bundle:

Also, I recently got a request to go over the sizing for envelopes using the Expression, E2 and the Explore for this cartridge.

So, today, I did a little trial and error cutting out the envelopes and found out the following:

All the 5"x7" envelopes should be sized at 
-5" on the Expression and E2 (just like the book says) 
-and 11-1/2" on the Explore/Design Space.

Here's some more info about the new Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Bundle:
Here are some quick details about the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge:

- There is a full font which is very cute
- 50 pop up cards with coordinating icons
- icons, shapes and phrases to coordinate
- 50 cards that create a scene or are swing cards (!)
- 100 quick and easy layered sentiment cards
- 100 sleeve and overlay cards (see video)
- 100 card fronts that could be used as Picture My Life (or Project Life) cards

That's 400 total cards PLUS a font! 
Plus it also comes with 3 stamp sets and a package of white cardstock.

Got to have the Cartridge Bundle? You can purchase it right here at my Close to My Heart shopping page!

And here's that gorgeous Close to My Heart stamp set used in the card (Your Own Kind of Wonderful):

Check out the video below to see how to make this card (click HERE if you can't see the video):

It's National Stamping Month and Close to My Heart has a great promotion!
The 30 piece stamp set above is FREE with any stamp purchase of $30 or more (not including the $5 Stamp of the Month)!

Speaking of Stamp of the Month, here's the latest one:
You can order on my shopping site HERE.

New Cricut Giveaway - Splendid Soiree
How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below - Do you have a Cricut Explore machine?
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Winner will be announced on October 12, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.
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  1. I don't have the Explore (but would like to), I have the Cricut Expression and so far it meets my needs.

  2. I DO have the Cricut Explore. I love your card it turned out so cute and gosh so many awesome cuts for sure.
    Thanks for the Explore Envelope info...YOU so ROCK!!

  3. I have not invested in an Explore yet. I own a Cricut Expression and that has always been my "go-to" machine. Thank you for sharing your card, I LOVE the bright colors!

  4. I do not have the Explore. I own the Expression and the Silhouette. So far I find them meeting my needs. I do plan to watch for great sales on the Explore around Christmas and maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas. ;)
    You are awesome. Thanks for the video.
    Kathy U:)

  5. Such a Happy the 'dots' and that you carried them through on your envelop. Yes, I have an Explore and LOVE IT!!!!

  6. Like the overlay & word cutouts. I do not have a Cricut Explore. I have the Cricut before the Explore.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I do not have the Explore. I guess I will be odd person out as I do NOT want the Explore. I have a baby cricut and the Expression both of which meet my needs. Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

  8. No, I do not have the Explore. I love my Expression! Your card and pj's are really cute. :)
    Such a fun card! It will bring smiles to someone.
    Martha from Norman

  9. I love the bright and cheery card. I also love the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. I have the Cricut Expression, but want the Explore. It seems to do soooo much more than my Expression. Thanks for all your wonderful posts and coupons!!!

  10. No, I have a Cricut Expression 2, but the Explore seems to be able to do a lot of cool stuff!

  11. I do not have the Explore...yet. I have an E2 and Gypsy, and a Silhouette Cameo. I'm good for now! But I imagine someday if my Gypsy no longer works, I may need an Explore so I can continue using my cartridges without have to learn how to use my E2 solo!

  12. Yes! I have an Explore - it cuts beautifully!

  13. Love this card. With the Explore, how did you find the cut for the frame you used? I have the stamp set and the dimensions, but I don't know where to look in Artfully Sent? Thanks for quick reply, as I would love to create this card.

    1. Update: I found it! And I saved it in DS, as Frame B, D1631. I also cut out several in Colonial White and White Daisy, so I'm set and all I have to do is cut coordinating outer frame in whatever color I need for the next few projects. Just an idea.

  14. I don't have an Explore yet but it's on my wish list.

  15. Joy - I have the Cricut Expression and I use Cricut Craft Room still and I love it. I am going to try this card and envelope combination - it looks great. Thanks for all your ideas and inspirations!!

  16. AHHH...My favorite soup?..Potato with carrots, onions, cheese and real bits of bacon.Love the new Splendid Soiree cartridge!

  17. I got the Explore for my birthday! It's so awesome! I'm still trying to figure out how to translate "not-real dial size" as I call it (IS there a technical term for that??) in Design Space, so I SO appreciate your work on the envelopes. And now that I've seen how you can use Artfully Sent to make more custom-type cards, it's going on my Christmas list! Thanks for all you do for us very part-time crafters, Joy! Your videos are a very welcome break from writing papers! Hugs!

  18. do not have the explore - have the expression and it is meeting my needs at this time.
    Looking forward to the artfully sent cartridge. Since I make lots of cards - that is a perfect

  19. I have the Explore and the kids and I enjoy making cards

  20. I do not have the Explore, I have the Cricut Expression. I have recently starting making cards for the ladies in my Sunday School class. Thanks for the ideas you give us.

  21. Another odd one out- I do not have the Explore and do not want it. I don't keep a computer in my craft space since it's the thing I do to get away. Most of my favorite cards have come from "mistakes" I made while I was trying to create something else on my Expression, and I plan to keep it that way for as long as possible.


  22. I loved your video! Such happy colors on the card, and I love the matching envelope! I have a pink Expression and that's working for me right now. The Explore is possibly in my future.

  23. No, I do not have or want the Explore. I have a pretty pink Expression that I'm so in love with!!! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards and your video, love them!

  24. I like the colorful greeting. I don't have the Explore.

  25. I do have the Explore. I love it. Right now I am having fun with the 'print and cut" feature. Trying to print several copies of an image with different parts left off to create a 3D image. Love the card. The colors are so happy. Thank you for the envelope sizing. I always seem to have trouble with that.

  26. What a cute card! Love the stripes!

    I don't yet own an Explore but hope to some day.

  27. Love your card!!! I have the Cricut Expression.

  28. I have the original small Cricut and the E2. I hope to get an Explore some day. Your cards are always great! Colorful and creative. Thanks for sharing with us!

  29. I have the Expressions and after a couple of years I am still learning new things with it ;) Love the card! Thanks for the inspiration Joy!

  30. Really pretty card Joy. I was laughing because I would have covered up that inside paper with white too! I don't have the Cricut Explore yet, I'm still on the fence.


  31. I enjoy your website immensely. You have to offer so much and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge is one that I use a lot. I like the versatility of these cartridges in that you can do so much with them including flowers, boxes, stamping, etc.

  32. I want the Explore so bad! Love the card.

  33. No explore for me, but I am happy with my expression.

  34. Not all are true. Everyone has their own way of thinking but I think they have to reconsider. I like to argue for the most accurate results.


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