Cricut Cartridges

CTMH has a NEW cartridge! Artbooking! 

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

These images are all from the Artbooking cartridge. Create 12x12 pages with just one key. Or whole mini albums with one or two key punches. Fonts, Tags, Accents, and more. This revolutionary cartridge has it all! 

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We’re delighted to introduce the NEW exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Artiste collection. This new cartridge is filled with 700 shapes hand-selected by company founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. Similar to our exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, we’ve worked with Provo Craft* to bring you a Cricut® cartridge that meets many of your needs and wants.

Simply insert the cartridge into your Cricut® machine (sold at retail stores) and you’re ready to cut any of the shapes with the touch of a button! Choose from cupcake wrappers, dozens of unique gift boxes, crafty banners and mini albums, themed keys, stunning rosettes and more. The exclusive images are incredibly versatile, and many are designed to be used with specific My Acrylix® stamps for real eye-popping power!
Order Either Cartridge For ONLY $99
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$99.00 Item # Z1790 Artiste
$99.00 Item # Z1686 Art Philosophy

1 - Cartridge with 700 images including fonts, shapes, envelopes, 3-D items, and more. Click here to view the booklet or the instruction booklet.
  • Artiste: The Creative Feature Keys are Accent 1, Accent 2, Accent 3, Accent 4, Card, 3D Object
  • Art Philosophy: The Creative Feature Keys are Layer, Decorative Layer, Tag, Card, Font, and Font Layer
3 - Exclusive My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge

3 - 9 x 12 Dimensional Elements. These 3 Dimensional sheets are different shapes and styles that work in tandem with the cartridge as well as your stamps.

You can mix and match to your heart’s content! Stamp on your Cricut® shape; cover your Dimensional Element with a Cricut® shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover! You’ll be all set to create uniquely beautiful artwork with incredible ease.

Preview Our Cartridge 

Artiste:
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
2" × 6½" (Y1010), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006).

Art Philosophy:






Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006).

Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.

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$99.00 Item # Z1790 Artiste
$99.00 Item # Z1686 Art Philosophy


Cricut® Cartridge Creativity



Cartridge & More

Bring your artwork to life with stamps and chipboard Dimensional Elements! When you purchase either Cricut cartridge, you’ll also receive three exclusive D-size stamp sets and three sets of Dimensional Elements designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge. That’s a retail value of over $120 US / $140 CAN for just for $99/$109.95! Stamp on your Cricut shapes; cover your Dimensional Elements with a Cricut shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover!


Complementary Stamp Images

Numerous My Acrylix® stamp images in our Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on either of our Cricut cartridges. When you see the Cricut icon or a stamp image outlined in red in the Idea Book, you will know there’s a matching shape on your Art Philosophy cartridge. Cut out the coordinating shape with your Cricut machine using the setting indicated on the stamp’s carrier sheet, then stamp your image on the base shape—quick and easy!


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Cricut® Machine Comparison Chart
Cricut® Machine Tips & Tricks
Cricut® Art Philosophy Sample Shapes
Cricut® Art Philosophy Shape Index


A Couple Of Pointers!

Cricut Tip #1Cricut Bug
If you have the new White Mats (not the old green ones) you probably have noticed they are less sticky. To make them work you need to activate them with water. Then you can also rough it up with your scrapper (or side of a credit card). You can re-fresh the stickiness by washing it a little with our cleaner. Provocraft plans to stop making the old green ones as people complained they were too sticky. So if you see them in the store, snatch a few up. Amazon does carry the mats and tools.

Cricut Tip #2
You can use our Memories Bonding Glue (The Blue Glue) to make your mat sticky again. Simply apply the glue when it is blue all over the mat and allow to dry clear and then your mat is ready to go again!  

Cricut Tip #3
ALWAYS turn your machine off first before switching to a new cartridge. It can cause malfunctions if you take out a cartridge while the machine is still on. Also, If you use your cricut to cut nonstop, it can overheat and malfunction or shut down. Like any piece of electronic equipment it needs time to cool down occasionally, so if it feels hot let it have a rest occasionally it will last longer and perform better.

Cricut Tip #4
Do not leave your paper on the cutting mat for a long period of time as the adhesive will glue the paper to it and you will need to rip the paper off then clean the mat. You may need to re-apply adhesive if your mat gets old, dirty, or just too many paper fuzzies.

Cricut Tip #5
Want to save paper when using your cricut? Check out the new Cricut Craft Room. It is free to use and you can resize your cuts to any size and dimension making borders an ease to cut at 12" now. Also you can rotate images and move them on the mat which will minimize the scrap you are left with ultimately maximizing your savings :) The program allows you to cut from your computer to your cricut. You can also use the online site to design and save to cut later. If you have questions on how to use the craft room I am happy to answer them.

Cricut Tip #6
So I have been using my Art Philosophy Cartridge a lot! I found that if you are using the craft room to design in (a free program you download from cricut.com) that you can change 1 of the dimensions instead of changing the whole size proportionately. What this allows you to do is create oblong shapes for example. So I used heart shape 1 and change the height so it was longer and I was able to use this shape with a stamp I already had but was not typically a cricut coordinate stamp set. I hope this is making sense. Another thing I was able to do was create a postage stamp mat by making the width and height perfect for a 5 x 7 photo instead of the standard proportions on the cartridge.

Cricut Tip #7
If you are having problems with your cricut try updating the filmware by syncing your machine: http://www.cricut.com/cricutsync/

Cricut Tip from Becky Purvis
Please be aware for anyone who uses the Sure Cuts A Lot with their Cricut...do NOT update your firmware or you can't use that program again.... I would cry if that happened to me. I have so much "free stuff" (thousands) invested to be able to use it with my Cricut.

Cricut Tip #8
You can make beautiful gifts for Christmas like a flower wreath or a paper wedding cake. Create all kinds of stocking stuffers and little gift boxes. There are eight 3D box shapes and six rolled flowers on the cartridge to help you create these items. Don't know where to start? Email me and we'll walk through the project together! When creating 3D objects you'll want to get some strong adhesives. If you don't own a glue gun try using liquid glass and glue dots to assemble these projects.

Cricut Tip #9 
To see the list of current stamps that Close to My Heart offers that coordinate with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, click here. This list is compliments of Noreen Petty.

Cricut Tip #10
When you need to cut an image larger than the machine lets you try the "fit to page" option and it works perfectly! You can also trick your cricut into cutting a larger image by choosing the 12x24 mat selection. You can just use your regular 12x12 mat, it just extends the cutting "area" to accommodate a larger cut, but will stay within the 12x12 paper space. Just make sure your paper is lined up correctly on the mat.

Cricut Tip #11 
From Consultant Sandy Trammell: How to “condition” the old green mats when they are new. When you pull off the plastic cover sheet for the first time, pat your hands all over the mat several times until the super sticky is reduced to normal. If you do this, you will not have to peel stuck paper off the mat ever.

Cricut Tip #12 
Another tip from Consultant Sandy Trammell: I’ve learned is that there is a right and wrong side to the plastic cover and you mat will stay sticky longer if you put the rougher side on the tacky glue every time you use it.  You can be consistent by writing your name on top of the cover sheet when new and if your name is correct and at the top, you have the cover sheet on correctly.

Cricut Tip #13
How to Re-Set Manually Expression 1: A Tip from Barbara Osbourn
1) First, turn your machine ON with no cartridge loaded. Then roll the SPEED and PRESSURE dials (on the left) and the SIZE dial (on the right) to their lowest settings.
2) Then grasp the blade assembly and use it to pull the entire carriage car unit along its track to the left side of the machine. Back in the cave where the carriage car usually sits there is a red button. Press that button and hold it down for about three seconds. Let go and then move the carriage car back into place.
3) This next step will sound a bit odd, but many times it can fix your Cricut.  Roll all your dials all the way up and all the way down three times—three times for each dial.
4) Then press the CUT button and turn the machine OFF.  Next, load a cartridge, turn it on, and try a practice cut.

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