Artbooking Overlays

This scrapbook page gets a pop of color from an Artbooking overlay

This scrapbook page gets a pop of color from an Artbooking overlay

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the overlays on the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I love using them on both my cards and layouts so I was especially excited to see the latest episode of Artbooking Made Easy includes tips for working with these elements.  Give your cards and scrapbook pages color, pattern and dimension with a quick cut from your Cricut!


Artbooking Mini Baby Album

In this week’s episode of Artbooking Made Easy, Monica shares an adorable 8 inch mini baby album made with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  She’s got some great tips for layering shapes as well as adding unique envelopes to your albums are included in this quick video.

I decided to give it a try with brighter colors.  I couldn’t wait to play with the overlays and cut the lion in  multiple colors to create dimension following the tips in the video.

Baby mini book page made with Artbooking

Baby mini book page made with Artbooking

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Artbooking Made Easy

I love the Artbooking Made Easy video series!  These quick episodes never fail to inspire me to get out my Cricut and create.  In fact, the first time I saw the Art Philosophy cartridge I knew I would become a consultant.  I signed up the very next day!  I’d purchased stamps and inks before, but nothing had ramped up my creative mojo like that cartridge!  I couldn’t believe all of the projects, cards and scrapbook pages I saw created with elements from Art Philosophy.  I just love how easy it is to add that WOW! factor to my projects, especially when cutting the perfect shape to work with a stamp.  Artiste made three dimensional elements so simple to create.  It became my go to answer for party favors, hostess gifts and more.  Artbooking is the perfect addition to the collection.  I love how everything is perfectly sized based on the size of my album.  Plus, I am addicted to the overlays!

I hope this edition of the video series will inspire you to get your Cricut running!  Be sure to comment and tell me your favorite way to use the cartridges.

Lucky In Love Layout

valentine scrapbook page

Lucky In Love layout

Are you signed up for the Pajama Party?  Close To My Heart is proudly sponsoring an online scrapbooking webcast hosted by Big Picture Classes!  It’s quick and easy to register for this free event.  We’ll have step-by-step instructions for creating our Lucky In Love layout to inspire you to tell your stories and play with fun products like washi tape and zipper lace.  You can view the full supply list here on my blog post from January 7th.

One of the things I like best about Close To My Heart is our motto, which is “Let me show you how”.  You know that I love our products.  What I love even more is that Close To My Heart is committed to showing everyone how to use them and how to get the most out of them.  In addition to my classes and workshops, you can see techniques demonstrated online with Close To My Heart TV or follow along with our weekly video series Artbooking Made Easy here on the blog and on my Facebook page.  From our How To book series to our Workshop On The Go layout and cutting guides, the Close To My Heart commitment to teaching is evident!  If you have a question about a product or technique, please leave me a comment.  See you at the Pajama Party!