Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant (if you don't have one I'd love to help you out).

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects AND some blog candy!!!

This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there are 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

If you want to take a look at the booklets that come with the Artiste cartridge here's the links for you:
Artiste handbook
Assembly Instructions

Well, we've been on vacation for the last 3 weeks (tomorrow is our last day, back to normal on Monday). We have done a lot of travelling and camping during our vacation which meant a very BORED 3 year old sat in the backseat prompting me to come up with more fun stuff for him to do while buckled in.

Besides the great mini-album cuts on the Artiste Cartridge and LOTS of other stuff there are a few puzzle cuts on there which of course got me wondering what I could make with that for my kids that wouldn't get destroyed...
Introducing my magnetic puzzles stored in a tin....

I had some metal containers I had picked up for 99 cents at a liquidation place as well as some magnetic sheets that have adhesive on top of them from the dollar store.

I printed off photos of my kids and stuck them to the magnetic sheets, cut it using my deep cut blade and the puzzle image on page 57 of the Artiste Cartridge (resized using Cricut Craft Room so I could pull it out of proportion and make it fit the picture better) and ta-da!!

You will see that the edges get a bit worn after handled by the kids so I might laminate the top next time... but other than that I am very happy with this project.

Thank you CTMH and my new Artiste cartridge for saving my sanity!!!!
The best part is that it stores in the tin and then you can open the tin up and use the outside of it to assemble the puzzle. I love toys that stay together.

I also posted a project using one of the 3D purses from the cartridge earlier this month here.

Now make sure you head over to Julia's Blog and see the eye candy she has for you!

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~ <--- You are here
  3. Julia
  4. Theo
  5. Tina Gale
  6. Stephanie
  7. Mandy
  8. Joanne
  9. Laura W
  10. Rebecca ~
  11. Maria Woodworth -
  12. Judith Ashmore-
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Laura Charko -
  15. Jennifer Kramer-
  16. Eva Friesen ~
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!


    1. How clever is this! I think my granddaughter might be getting some magnetic puzzles for Christmas!

    2. What a darling little puzzle and I love how you've made it magnetic! Tfs

    3. Awesome!!! Oh to get my hands on some little metal containers! Thanks for the magnetic sheet inspiration, Darla...such a fabulous idea. :)

    4. What an awesome idea!!! Love it, great job!

    5. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I love this blog hop as it teaches me some information on how to use the artiste cart.

    6. LOVE your project Darla -- what a great idea to make a magnetic puzzle! TFS


    7. What a fun idea!! Children will love that for sure.
      Thanks for sharing!

    8. What a great idea! I may have to make some for gifts this Christmas.

    9. Darla - this turned out so cute! I think I might have to do something like this for the grandkids (maybe for Christmas) - they would love to have puzzles of Gramma and Grandpa! Thank you for sharing with us!

    10. Fantastic idea!! Can't wait to use the puzzle cuts on Artiste!!

    11. Your puzzle is darling! Would make great gifts!

    12. What a great and fun project.

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