Get’em while you can

July marks the end of Close To My Heart’s 2015-16 Annual Inspirations book “life” and lots of products are retiring.  Among these are three of our Cricut cartridges so if you have been on the fence about getting them, you might want to consider getting one. Each of the CTMH cartridges have 700 images you can use, and they include a full set of cardstock and three coordinating stamp sets in addition to the cartridge.  The 3 retiring are Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artfully Sent.

AP Set

Our very first CTMH Cricut cartridge was “Art Philosophy” and it is still one of the cartridges I use the most.  I really love the many little boxes, brackets, frames it has in additional to basic shapes. There are flourishes and seals. The font is also so cute! The 3D rolled flowers are some of my favorites, too. It comes with 24 sheets of cardstock in the Enchantment color scheme. The 3 stamp sets included match shapes in the cartridge. You can see a summary of all 700 images here.

All the images in this picture were made with the AP cartridge – such a great tool!

Cricut Art Philosophy Beauty


AR Set


Artiste was the 2nd cartridge we introduced and brought me into the wonderful world of 3-D objects. All the stamps match cuts from the cartridge but it goes beyond the flat images.  It comes with an additional booklet to help you assemble the objects, too. Many of the items will help you get a “themed” project for parties and occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Halloween, to occasions like birthdays and baby showers, plus clever motifs like signage, game night, gears, timepieces, awards, and more.  This set comes with 24 cardstock sheets in the Basics color scheme – beautiful creams and grays!  A summary of the Artiste shapes can be found here. Here are some sample pages from the assembly book:

Artiste - Mailbox assembly p 26Artiste - Gift box assembly p 9

Artiste - Milk Carton assembly p 17

The last retiring cartridge was really an incredible one for cardmakers, called “Artfully Sent.” Not only for cards with precuts to make creating unique cards a breeze but also making pop up cards!  With 700 images you can create any styled card you could want plus it comes with 25 themes pre-made for you, envelopes and shapes to match the cards. Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards. This one came with a cute alphabet stamp set “Curlicue” and sentiments to add to your cards in addition to 4 lovely matching curly frame stamps.  The cardstock that comes with this set is the Whimsy color palette.   Here’s the summary of shapes.

AS Set   AS swingcards AS 400 projects  AS envelopes

Like I said, everything from the AI is retiring the end of this month, the cartridges are available while supplies last so if you want them, I wouldn’t wait long simply because supply is limited.  I will try to post more info on retiring products but you can see the both current books online here.

P.S. The auction for Jen (see previous post) was a wonderful opportunity to see how generous people can be and I was truly blessed by all of you who participated, thank you!

Signature for WP blog


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