Monday, August 20, 2012

Artiste cartridge and Clementine

This week I'll be showcasing the new Close To My Heart-exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge in conjunction with some of the new papers from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Each day, I'll share different samples created by me and fellow consultant DiAnn Denson.

The Artiste cartridge sells as a bundle through CTMH for $99 retail.  Here's what you get in the bundle...

The cartridge comes with the standard Cricut booklet plus a bonus booklet showing assembly of many of the 3D items, which this cartridge is full of. Also included are three D-sized stamp sets for all occasions plus three sheets of chipboard shapes. Both the stamps and the chipboard shapes coordinate with Artiste cuts which makes your paper crafting that much faster and easier!

Let's talk about that $99 price point. Consider that one D-sized stamp set costs $17.95. Three of those are $53.85. Then three 9 x 12 sheets of chipboard shapes @ $4.95 each comes to $14.85. So far we're at $68.70. Cricut cartridge fans are already realizing the value here because the remaining balance means the Artiste cartridge is only $30.30. With 700 images like themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes and 3D items, this is no basic cartridge. This is an incredible bargain and a year-round favorite!

Now, onto some pretty things you can make with this cartridge...

Today's featured paper pack is Clementine and the projects are a tall gift box and a pretty display piece for the Thanksgiving table. The tall gift box is featured on page 40 in the Artiste booklet and I made mine 5 inches. It's probably and easiest little box you can assemble because it's just one large piece, then two pieces for the base and the lid. The pretty rosette on the front of the box is on page 55 in the booklet cut at 1 1/4 inches. 

 I added one of the adorable Cottage Assortment embellishments to the top of the lid. These are great because they are made of fabric with a batting layer and have stitching plus a threaded button. With a peel and stick backing, these are so easy and fun to just pop onto a project or card.

There is so much detail in DiAnn's display piece. She started with a My Creations Block and built around it with all sorts of Artiste cuts like the leaves, Give Thanks, the little pocket and pull-out tag, and the arched banner of leaves which is one of the seasonal cupcake liners. How clever!

DiAnn colored our Color Ready Seam Binding ribbon with warm colors like Sorbet and Chocolate to coordinate with the Clementine paper. And her leaves on this side are stamped and inked and then DiAnn used an embossing stylus on a soft mat to add dimension and shape to the normally flat leaves.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Artiste samples! Meanwhile, have a great day and let me know what you think of the projects.

1 comment:

  1. Truly lovely projects! You always have something pretty to show us. :)


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