Saturday, August 25, 2012

Close To My Heart 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.
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!!! 
This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge!  Did you know there were 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 -
My project is ... a tabletop decoration, a giftbox/placecard holder and table scatter.  For my projects, I worked with page 78 out of the booklet.  The first thing I made, I think will look great in cluster of different colors and sizes as a decoration on a sideboard, counter top, etc.  I first cut Accent 1 and Accent 1 in approximately 4.5”.  I cut a total of 4.  I embossed them with my houndstooth folder and Big Kick.  I assembled two of the pieces together as shown in the booklet, then doubled and adhered the flat edges.  I thought that by doubling the number of sections, it would appear more full and substantial.  I cut the leaf which is 3-D Object, and adhered with a glue dot.  There is a small hole in the leaf that I wanted to cover, so I ran hemp twine thru a button that coordinated with the leaf and used a glue dot to adhere.  The paper used in this project was Co’redinations Tangerine and Close To My Heart  New England Ivy.
For my second project, I wanted to attempt the pumpkin treat box.  I chose Co’redinations in Terracotta for the body of the box and Close to My Heart  New England Ivy for the leaves.  I sized to fit the 3D Object on a 12” x 12” mat and cut.  I cut 3 of the leaf assemblies in 2 different sizes and curled leaves and tendrils.  I adhered the 3 together, lining up the holes.  I used a coordinating ribbon to attach to the first leaf of the box, assembled the box, then attached the leaf assembly and finished with a bow.  I added one of my grunge leaf scatter pieces as a name tag.  I think this would be lovely to set a Thanksgiving table, or cutsied up as treat boxes for a classroom.  
To finish off my projects, I used Accent 2 and Accent 2 to cut the two designs of leaves in two different sizes from Tim Holtz Grungeboard. I used Alcohol Ink in Lettuce, Watermelon, Terracotta, and Sunshine Yellow to tint the grunge board leaves.  I then brushed with perfect pearls and used my heat gun to curl the grungeboard.  I think the leaves would look awesome as scatter, attached to napkin rings or as a garland on a light fixture.  I really hope you have enjoyed this look at Page 78 of what this cartridge has to offer.
The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura Charko -
Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop: 
Theo ~
Judith Ashmore-
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!
Happy Crafting~
Lisa Woodward


  1. Love the fall colors and your table top decor turned out beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration to try some of these!

  2. Love the colors that you used for this project and love your blog. You are such a talented lady. Thanks for your time and talent.

  3. What pretty decorations you made! TFS

  4. Love the boxes and the holiday theme! Now to figure out what to put in them!! :)

  5. Wow Lisa! Love it all! I think that embossing the tabletop decoration was a great idea and really helped it "pop". TFS :)


  6. Love, love, love your little pumpkins and leaves!

  7. Love your little pumpkin.


  8. Your 3D Halloween projects are so cute. Just love em.

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