Artiste cartridge and Pear & Partridge

All week I've been posting creations with Close To My Heart's new Artiste Cricut cartridge and newest paper lines. Today is my final feature and I'm showcasing the gorgeous new Pear & Partridge paper packet. With the help of fellow consultant DiAnn Denson, we came up with these fun holiday creations.

Three trees and a 3D ornament. 
The trees are featured on page 50 and are cut at 5 1/2". Then assembled, they stand 5 1/4" tall.

You can't imagine how many photos it took to get this in focus. My teenage daughter was holding the hanging ornament and it kept swinging. The more she tried not to swing it, the more it swung and the harder we laughed.

First the ornament. The cuts for this are on page 57 of the Artiste booklet cut at 1 inch each. Basically you cut 20 circles (each with scores) then fold and glue them together. Assembly for this is not exactly clear, even in the assembly booklet so I will be offering a video tutorial in the near future. I added some pearl gems to all the connecting points and seam binding to the top. Cranberry baker's twine serves as a hanger and a tassel. All of these details will be included in the video.

Here's a closer look at the Christmas trees DiAnn created. The holly leaves are cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge at various sizes. The rest is from the Artiste cartridge. Merry Christmas is from page 80 in the Artiste booklet cut at 1 1/4 inches. The accent behind it is from page 33 cut at 2 inches. The cute little partridge is cut out of the B&T paper. 

All the ornaments are found on page 53 and are layered up beautifully with cardstock and B&T paper. The Cranberry one in the background is 2", the long tall one is 1 3/4" and the round one is 1 1/4".

The poinsettias are probably my favorite. They are on page 80 in the booklet and DiAnn has cut them two sizes and layered them up. 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch. She added some Silver Glitz Glitter Gel to their centers for added sparkle.  The green accent behind the top poinsettia is from page 33 at 1 3/4". Did you notice the little present hidden behind the poinsettias? That's from the Art Philosophy cartridge featured on page 60 cut at 1 3/4".

I hope you've enjoyed this week of Artiste cartridge samples. If you missed any, feel free to go back and check them out. 


  1. OMG these are SO gorgeous!! I especially love that cute little Christmas bulb!

  2. these are beautiful . just got my artiste cartridge and can't wait to play with it

  3. these are beautiful . just got my artiste cartridge and can't wait to play with it


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