Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart: Pocket Cards

I'm so excited to finally have the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge in my hands and have been playing around with it. I can't wait to show you my creations. However, first I thought it would be helpful to share with you some details about how to make the various types of cards on this cartridge. Today, we're going to look at the Pocket (or Picture My Life) Cards you can make using the Artfully Sent Collection.





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. 

Browse all Close To My Heart image collections>>

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 Cricut.com. (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.
The Artfully Sent collection includes 100 pocket card designs. Note that half of these are designed to be cut 4" x 6 and the other half are 3" x 4". Of course you can cut them any size you want, but be aware that if you change the ratio of length to width, the rounded corners may appear distorted. 

4" x 6" Cards


3" x 4" Cards


There are also two blank cards -- one 4" x 6" and one 3" x 4" -- to cut out of coordinating paper. You can also put pieces of paper behind different cut outs to add more detail. Here's a sample pocket card layout.



Even though these cards were made with pocket scrapbooking in mind, they can be used in many different ways. The thoughts and sentiments are perfect for your traditional scrapbook pages. Many are just as appropriate for greeting cards, home decor or other projects. The sky is the limit!

Want some more design inspiration? Watch this video:


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!

Browse all Close To My Heart image collections>>

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

As always, keep creating!
Rebecca






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