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!


Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Alright, now I want to dig out my leftovers from this kit! These are beautiful and completely on trend, Jayma! It is amazing what a little black line can do for paper projects! LOVE these!

Kartenhexle said...

OMG, I'm in love with your newborn baby boy. Tyler is the sweetes baby ever!
(sorry, Kailyn and my kids were sweet, too LOL). Congratulations!
And I like all three cards! The Artfully Sent Cricut Collection is so cool!
(will I still need the cartridge?? ;))

Amy McVey said...

Such a sweet baby boy! Love what you did with Artfully Sent and your leftovers. Will be digging out my leftovers this weekend as I was going to make some cards to have on hand! Thanks for the inspiration with your beautiful cards!

Janis Lewis said...

I am so glad you showed these cards because looking online at the manual they looked boring, but now you've got me interested in this cartridge. Great cards. And congrats on your growing family!

Anonymous said...

Well, you deserve a papercrafting mom of the year award! SUPER IMPRESSED that you made 4 cards for this hop with a newborn!!!! I sometimes have a hard time finding time to papercraft and I only have one child! AND he's 8! haha!! I loved your tips! Super smart to cut out multiple sentiments to have them on hand! I also loved how you implemented the negative pieces from previous projects! SO SMART!

Jayma Malme said...

Thanks, Janis! That cartridge is definitely not boring, you should try it! You can see more of the cards I made with it here, hope it gives you more inspiration:

Becca Whitham said...

Your excuse for not crafting is totally legit...and adorable. I have to say that the Artfully Sent cartridge is probably my least favorite, but now I'm inspired to pull it back out and play with it. Great cards!!