Thursday, August 22, 2013

CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Review!!

Hi Everybody!
I have fallen in love with all of the Cricut cartridges put out by Close To My Heart, and the newest one, Artbooking cartridge  is no exception!  I'm usually not a huge fan of making mini albums, but this cartridge takes all the guess work out and makes these come together SUPER easy.  Plus you can use this cart for so much more than mini albums, or traditional scrapbooking (that's a hint of some cool stuff I've got coming up!!). 

I decided to create the summertime album.  Here are the details, and how it turned out.  I've included the pages where I found each cut in the handbook under the coordinating picture :)


*Artbooking Cricut cartridge - all die cuts 
(including base pages, and all layers), 
sentiment (on front cover)
*Echo Park - Dots and Stripes patterned paper
*Lovebug Creations - Rumple Ribbon (Lemonade "On the Edge" Collection, Caddy Blue, and Princess Party Pink)

*Base page pg. 52.
*Used the Photo Mat 1 feature key.

*I LOVE how there are cuts in the handbooks that match stamps!  I used one of the stamps from the bundle for the sentiment.  The girl image is from Jaded Blossom :)

*I used jump rings, and rumple ribbon for my "binding".

For the inside pages, I included pictures with and without a photo mat so you all could see what the base pages look like.  And I've included the pages where I found each cut in the handbook under the coordinating picture.  You can also click on each picture if you'd like to see it bigger :)

*Base pg. 52.
*Used the Photo Mat 1 feature key, Overlay feature key, and Title feature key.

*Base pg. 53.
*Used the Photo Mat 1 feature key, and the Title feature key.

*Base pg. 53.
*Used the Photo Mat 1 feature key + SHIFT, Border feature key  + SHIFT, Overlay feature key + SHIFT, and Title feature key + SHIFT.

*Base pg. 52.
*Used the Photo Mat 1 feature key + SHIFT, Overlay feature key + SHIFT, and Title feature key + SHIFT.

I hope you liked my little album!  I have the perfect pictures from some family summer fun that I'll be putting in here!  

I would like to give a big thanks to Elizabeth Mindemann for the opportunity to review this amazing cartridge!  Head on over to join our CTMH party HERE (Click to join Crazy About Cricut in the upper right corner), and grab the  Artbooking cartridge bundle!!  You'll also get a FREE mini stamp set, and Idea Book if you order through the party, whoo hooo!  

Here's where you can check out more deals and inspiration from Elizabeth:
 *On her Pinterest page HERE, or 
*On her Facebook page HERE.  
*She will also be holding a Facebook Auction on Aug 30th.  Check out the details for that HERE.  

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today!


  1. This is so cute! I love it and love the colors! Loves madge

  2. Omgoodness!!! This is awesome!!! I love how it all goes together in such a fun way!!! You did an awesome job on this!!!

    Bug hugs,

  3. This is really cute, love the color combo.


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