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

I am trying to be patient as I wait for my Artfully Sent cartridge to arrive in the mail. In the mean time, I'm sharing details about how to make the various types of cards on this cartridge. Today, I'm going to focus on the cards on the Sentiment function. Each of the 50 keys on the pad allows you to make two 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. 

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  includes sentiment cards for all occasions including birthday wishes, offers of sympathy, words of gratitude and much more. There are two types of sentiment cards.

CUT OUT CARD

The first set of Sentiment Cards have icons and sentiments cut into the front of the card. 
You can complete these cards by adding pieces of paper (great way to use scraps!) behind the cut out and add additional decorations to the front of the card itself. Each of these projects are designed to make a 5" x 7" card. 



BORDER CARDS

The second set of sentiment cards have a border cut into the front of the card.


These projects are designed to make 4.25" x 5.5" cards. So if you keep the dimensions relative (don't open the padlock), you can get a perfectly shaped card. These cards are fairly basic so they provide a great start to a project. There are lots of things you can do to finish them off: add paper behind the cut outs, stamp or cut out sentiments or add decorations. You might decide to just keep it simple like this one.



The Sentiment cards are the fastest way to create decorative cards using Artfully Sent. If you'd like more inspiration on sentiment cards, watch this video:


I hope this Pop-up card overview has been helpful. 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!
Rebecca