Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blog Hop: 4 Artfully Sent + Artiste Cricut Cards

Hello, and welcome to the Blog Hops with Heart blog hop featuring die cuts! We have a VERY talented group of ladies participating, I am honored to be among them. You should have come from Amy's blog, but this is hop goes in a circle so you can just keep moving forward :) Sit back and enjoy!

Today I am sharing FOUR cards that I made using my favorite Cricut cartridge: Artfully Sent, with some sentiments from the Artiste cartridge

I have been MIA from my blog lately...wanna see what I've been up to? Ok...
Tyler was born on 3/28, 2 weeks early. Proud mommy just had to share a couple of pics :) Big sis is in LOVE too!

Now back to our regularly scheduled cards...

I LOVE how easy it is to make cards with the Artfully Sent cartridge. Each card base is just ONE cut! Add some paper behind the cutouts, a few embellishments, and ba-da-boom, a fancy yet easy-to-make card that is sure to impress!

These first 3 cards couldn't be easier. I simply added one patterned paper behind the card base. (Paper for all cards was from a special last year, Year>>Noted.) I then added black sentiments that were cut from the Artiste cartridge, then embellished. I love how the black really pops on this paper even though there's no black in the color scheme.

Card #1:
TIP: Save time and paper by cutting out a bunch of sentiments at once to keep on hand! I added different sentiments in Cricut Design Space from "happy birthday" to "thanks" to "congrats" and made sure they all fit and made the best use of one piece of 12x12 paper. I cut them on black cardstock since it will go with almost any card. Now I have a sentiment whenever I need one!

Card #2:
Another simple one - just backed with one patterned paper and a few embellishments. 

TIP: Save the stars that are cut out from the base!

Card #3:
This card re-uses some of the stars that were cut out of the previous card base! I have a little 3-drawer Sterilite organizer within reach on my craft desk where I keep Cricut cuts like these.

The "enjoy" sentiment was cut out of the Picture my Life (Project Life) card that is also on the Artfully Sent cartridge. A few sparkles and this card is finished.

Card #4:
This last card is still just 1 Cricut cut for the base, but I backed the cutouts with 3 different papers. I thought this design would work well with some glitter paper. I'm all about the sparkle!

Here is a look at 3 of the cards again. (Not sure why the 4th didn't make it in the pic!) I hope you enjoyed!

I am wrapping up this hop but it's a if you missed the beginning head over to Amie Kiger's blog!

Thanks for hopping with us today! Happy crafting!