Thursday, October 9, 2014

Make a Fast Holiday Card with Cricut Artfully Sent - Close to My Heart

Today's fast graphic Christmas card comes from the new Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and was such fun to make!
Here are the cuts I used - notice I have sizing for the different machines.
I saw this bow on the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge and had so much fun with it. You'll see it in some other cards I've made - I got a little addicted to it...
Here's a peek at the inside:
I also used this Merriest Christmas stamp set (a favorite from the new catalog):
Here's some more info about the new Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Bundle:
- 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!

Today I am having surgery on my nose to breathe better (no, not a nose job - I'm happy with my big nose thankyouverymuch...LOL!). So, no video was made since I was trying to get ready/trying not to freak out.

Check out this fabulous October Stamp of the Month and ribbon promo!
So, when you order $50+, you get a free mystery roll of ribbon (either cranberry or outdoor denim) and for just $5 more you can get this stamp set also!

At checkout, you will be prompted to add these specials! You just scroll down to add them to your cart.

Check out how the math works (nerd that I am...I love a chart!):
So, for $104 (before tax and shipping), you get $150 worth of products!! 

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

This is a great promo!

You can order on my shopping site HERE.

New Cricut Giveaway - Splendid Soiree
How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below - Weekend plans? It's recovering from the nose surgery for me!
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  1. This card is super cute. Good luck on your surgery. My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.


  2. I love this card! It must be awesome to be named "Joy" at Christmas time. That stamp set is the best signature for you! Praying for a successful surgery and a quick and easy recovery!

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  4. Not much going on here - wishing you a speedy recovery!

  5. Wonderful card. I like the bow. weekend plans include cleaning up the garden.

  6. Best wishes for a successful surgery and quick healing Joy! All surgery is scary!

  7. We are coming to Dallas for the OU-Tx Red River Rivalry! Go OU! :)
    Praying for a successful surgery and quick recovery for you.
    Martha from Norman

  8. Lovely card! Prayers for a successful surgery and quick healing. My plans for the week-end include crafting among cooking and cleaning....maybe even cleaning the craft room. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

  9. Beautiful card! I hope all goes well with your nose surgery and you are better quickly. I have been sick for almost two weeks and finally feeling better so this weekend I will be cleaning my craft room which looks like a tornado went through it!


  10. Cute card! I'm praying for you today!

  11. My new HSN Cricut Explorer should be delivered today, so I will probably play with it all weekend! Excited!!

  12. Great Christmas card, thanks for sharing! Hoping for a laid back weekend with some crafting. Sending get well wishes your way!

  13. Being able to breath is a good thing. The card is really cute. Relax this weekend and get well quickly. Miss your videos. I will spend my weekend making halloween cards for little ones---cute not scary. Mary jo J (buckeyepharm)

  14. My son plays fall baseball----so I'll be at the game!

  15. I will be working this weekend plus some card making in between work hours.

  16. Oh what a cute card! I love that die cut bow and the clean crisp sentiments. Hope your surgery goes well and you recover completely! My weekend plans involve a sick baby....oh my

  17. Miss ur videos!!! Hope u feel better soon! :-)

  18. Rest, relax and recover this weekend. We need you back (and your videos!) I will go to my granddaughter's soccer game on Saturday. Then on Sunday we are going to a wine appreciation get together. Once again I will be the designated driver since I don't drink wine.

  19. Feel better soon! I have a 4 day weekend & will be catching up on things around here. So nice & sunny today to be outside!

  20. Yep going out to our fav. Greek Diner and we always have a movie night at home on Sunday Evening so a fun
    week-end with my sweetie. OH WOW What a Stunning Christmas Card I love the fun cuts!! Thanks girl for going thru this Amazing cartridge and showing us all the creative fun that it has. I love this cartridge it is awesome.

    Oh Gosh Joy God Speed on your Surgery and know you're looking forward to how great you feel after!!
    You soon will be taking a deep breath and going AHHHHH!! Good Luck Sweetheart!! - See more at:

  21. Love your card! Love the bow on the card, love the way Christmas pops, just love it!

    Hope all goes well with your surgery, will keep you in my prayers! My daughter just bought her first home, it's her 30th birthday, so she is having an open house/birthday party. So I'll be doing food, spending time with family, you know ... fun stuff!

  22. I hope you recover soon. I love your real red for your card. What paper did you use? I have a hard time finding real green and and real red. Thank you so much.

  23. we are going to the movies. Wishing you a speedy recovery
    cooladam1 at live dot com


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