Cricut® Artfully Sent: Sentiment Function

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Sentiment Function


Close To My Heart’s Cricut Artfully Sent
cartridge holds some very unique and very useful cuts in a wide variety of card types, as you’ve hopefully already seen for yourself. Right now I’d like to focus on the sentiment
function of this cartridge cartridge so you can see, once again, how
diverse it really is! We want to show you some of the exciting cards you can make with this function right now. There are two sizes of cards under the sentiment
function: your standard 4¼” × 5½” card and 5″ × 7″
cards. To begin with, let me show you some of my
favorite smaller cards, the border cards, that can pack a big punch. Each of these cards have shapes cut near the
bottom front of the card. One of the reasons I love these cards is because they offer two different avenues
when designing. For example, I want to talk you through these
two cards here. I have the Martian card and this purse border. You can see they are both simple border cards, but how I designed them brings out the differences. You can see at the bottom of the Martian card, I wanted to keep it quick, so I chose a few of my favorite papers and placed them behind some of those cut-outs. Then, to make sure that the paper pieces inside of the card didn’t show through, I cut the card a second time and layered it inside of the front flap so that the Martians show through there as
well. I wanted to keep the focus on the little Martians, so instead of adding more to the front of
the card, I stamped one of the sentiments included in
the Cricut Collection right above them. Now for a different take on a similar concept, on this purse card, I wanted the purse border
to be more of an accent rather than the focal point. So, I backed the purses with a neutral cardstock and then used the Cricut collection stamp
sets and a few embellishments to bring the focus
to my greeting. Let me show you a few other examples of this same type of border card: Here is this adorable flower card with a Congratulations sentiment. And here is a lovely Christmas card. Again, they’re just that same concept of using the border feature on the keys. Another big wow on these sentiment keys are
the 5″ × 7″ cards that feature a mixture of sentiments and larger
icons. I have a sampling of some of the sentiment
cards here, and you can see on all of these cards, I have chosen the things I would like to highlight and backed those things accordingly. Now I want to show you this sample of a sentiment design card. Here you can see that it has a special detail, in that the banner is cut out of the front and the sentiment is cut out of the inside
of the card. So all I did was back that with some colonial
white to make that pop, and this card comes together in, literally,
minutes. Isn’t this function great? We know you’ll love working with it to create great, eye-catching sentiment and
border cards. Talk to your independent Consultant today to get your own Cricut Artfully Sent collection. If you don’t already have a Consultant, visit closetomyheart.com to find one near
you!

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