Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart: Build-a-scene Cards

Have you heard the news that the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is available?  While I'm waiting for my cartridge to arrive, I'm sharing some details about how to make the various types of cards on this cartridge. Today, I'm going to focus on the Scene or "build-a-scene" cards.

2019 Update: Our retired Cricut image collections are now available to purchase using my special Cricut link! The Artfully Sent Cricut collection was first released by Close To My Heart in 2014 in a physical cartridge bundle. It retired a few years later without being offered as a digital-only collection.  This made all of these great images unavailable to anyone who was unfortunate enough to miss out on this cartridge while it was available.

This fall (2019), Close To My Heart began a new partnership with Cricut which allows all of our image collections, including retired collections like Artfully Sent, to be purchased using special links only available from Close To My Heart consultants! This is an exciting development because many of you missed these collection the first time around. 

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Note that the Artfully Sent images are also available in Cricut Access or can be purchased individually in Design Space for $1.99 for each project and $6.99 for the font. However, the best value is to purchase the full collection which includes all 700 individual images (projects plus font) for just $49.95. You can subscribe to Access or purchase the full collection on (If you use the Cricut link in this post for your purchases, I'll earn a small commission. Thank You!)

This week, I'm writing a series of posts showcasing all the types of cards available on this cartridge, plus the envelopes and font. Click the links below to learn more! I'll update the list after the remaining posts in this series are available.
Here are thumbnail images of all of the Create-A-Scene Cards on Artfully Sent.

Each of these projects is designed to make a 5" x 7" card. Once you have added the project to your canvas in Design Space, change the height (or width if a horizontal card) to 7".  Since the images for the project are grouped, all of the pieces will adjust correctly. Of course, you can adjust them to be other sizes, but you'll need to unlock the length and width to get the right proportions.

 Although all of these cards are lumped under the heading of "Scene" cards, there are actually several different styles. Let's look at a few of them.

This first type of card includes a main image that "swings" or moves when the card is opened or closed. The Scene function is used to cut the base and the accompanying icons or inserts are on under other functions of the key

The second type of card found under the Scene function is a solid layer backdrop card. The back of these cards is solid and the scene is attached above it so that backdrop color shows through the negative spaces.

The final type of Scene card are the tri-panel cards. These cards contain three panels that fold atop one another to form scenes or greetings.

All Scene cards have coordinating pieces found on the shift plus Scene function that are "linked images". This means you set the size dial once and cut all of the pieces to be proportional to each other. If you wish to cut a single image, you can use the Real Dial Size button to cut it exactly the size you want.

Here's a video with more Artfully Sent Build-a-Scene card inspiration.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial of the Scene card found on the Artfully Sent cartridge.I'll be posting information about the other types of cards on the cartridge soon.

Are you ready to get your hands (and Cricut machine) on this collection? Hop on over to Cricut using my special link to view and purchase from the Close To My Heart Cricut library!

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Inspired? Get out your Cricut and your Artfully Sent cartridge and start creating.

As always, keep creating!