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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cricut Artiste Word Balloons Cards

6 Cards Fit In The Mini-Magazine Holder
Monday, I posted about the box pictured above.  It is an adorable, pared down file folder holder as part of the popular office-supply trend that is a big part of scrapbooking.  You could make a really cute Heidi Swapp inspired set of folders for Memory Files.  Or you could make a bunch of cards and stuff it with them. :-)  The original post is here, btw.  These cards are all mail-able without extra postage - except maybe the one with the ribbon.  It smashes down to fit in an envelope without any problems, though it may need a little extra postage due to the bulk.

Artiste Owl  On Page 76 - Accent 3

 So, you can see that I made a bunch of cards to coordinate with the holder.  Each of them used a different stamp from the Word Balloons set that comes with the Artiste Collection.  There are two arrow stamps that I did not use from the set.  You will see those soon on another project.

Artiste Mustache Page 67 - Accent 2
All of the cut shapes are either popped up on foam tape or in the case of the word balloons, mounted on their corresponding Dimensional Elements.  The sizes to cut are printed on the front of the package of the Dimensional Elements and also on the carrier sheet for the stamps.  Because the stamps are acrylic, it is easy to stamp in the Cricut cut shape.

Artiste Bride Page 61 Accent 2 (Shift)
I filled in the hollow on the bride's tummy by placing a piece of Stella paper behind her.  The main reason was so that I could put a piece of foam tape there to offer more support.  Otherwise, she is see through right there.  It sort of looks like a bouquet outline.  The groom is quite dapper looking and the welded words on this page are beautiful!

Artiste Dress-form and Dress Page 41 Accent 1 and Accent 2 (shift)
 Sewing has been a part of paper crafting forever.  Several of the shapes on page 41 keep to that theme.  In addition to the shapes on the card above, there is a spool, thread to layer on it, a pair of scissors and a hanger.  The non-sewing specific items using the same button are the letter Q, a card and wrapper, and a cute 3-D purse.
Artiste Cat Page 76 Card (Shift)
 This key is called Eek!  The cat shares it with the owl pictured on the first card and several other great Halloween shapes.  I added the Bitty Sparkles to make a collar for this lovely little cat.

Artiste Robot/Alien Page 68 Accent 2
As soon as I saw this little guy, I thought of the Durables Studs.  They seemed like perfect "eyes", especially with the red Sparkles.  The "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment from the Word Balloons stamp set seemed like a quirky, unexpected choice.  It made me chuckle when I put these two together.  It also could be that I was chocolate deprived and I wasn't quite thinking straight!

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies are all CTMH:
Cardstock: standard card base, Sunset, Lagoon, Colonial White, Cocoa, Chocolate, Black,
B & T Patterned Paper: Stella, Dotty, Pemberly (owls feathers)
Ink: Lagoon, Sunset, Black
Reinker: Lagoon - to color Seam Binding Ribbon
Embellishments: Square Durables Studs, Red Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems
Foam tape
Corner Rounder
The following are included in the CTMH Artiste Collection
Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Artiste Word Balloons Stamp Set, Dimensional Elements "Quotes" - Available August 1, 2012

Tools: Derwent Colored Pencils, SU! Scallop Edge Punch


  1. I am so enamored with this new cart! Thank you so much for profiling all your wonderful projects. Can't wait til this is available!

    1. It is a great cartridge. I think there are a lot of really awesome cuts on it. It could keep me busy for a very long time! You will love it when you get it. Thank you for visiting today! Beverly