Close To My Heart Cartridges

Close To My Heart now has FIVE Cricut collections that are filled with shapes and projects that are perfect for any papercrafter.

Like other Close To My Heart products, these cartridges speed up the design process by coordinating with other prducts. Each collection includes the cartridge, handbook, and coordinating stamp sets. In addition, you will receive coordinating chipboard shapes or cardstock.

Numerous My Acrylix stamp images pair wonderfully with images on the Cricut cartridges. You will know there's a matching Cricut shape when you see the Cricut symbol or a stamp image outlined in red in the Idea Book. Cut out the image with your Cricut machine using the size setting indicated on the stamp's carrier sheet, then stamp your image paper shape for a perfect fit!

City Sidewalks (Digital Only, Retires 12/31/2016)

The new City Sidewalks digital collection includes lots of fun Christmas images. Many are layered and coordinate with the City Sidewalks paper and embellishments! 


This mini collection is only available for Explore-type machines and will retire on December 31, 2016.

Flower Market

Our newest cartridge is filled with flowers, things to put flowers in, things to put flowers on and other fun images. You also get two complete fonts!


This collection is great for any crafter. You can choose to order the collection with a physical cartridge or save $20 for a digital collection. Either way, you will get the handbook, 3 stamp sets (with backgrounds and sentiments) and a pack of Adventure cardstock.


Flower Market Shape Index

Flower Market Handbook


This cartridge inlcudes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays and seasons to add visual spice to your projects. Get back to the basics with a unique font, banners, layers shapes, borders, backgrounds and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge.


This collection is great for any crafter. You can choose to order the collection with a physical cartridge or save $20 for a digital collection. Either way, you will get the handbook, 3 stamp sets and a pack of Enchantment cardstock.


Watch the Artistry Introductory Video>>

Artistry Shape Index

Artfully Sent Handbook 


Artfully Sent (Retired)


Artfully Sent is designed for creative cardmakers. This cartridge is fully loaded with 700 images including a brand new font. 

There are 400 predesigned cardsi including: Pop-up, Swing, Tri-panel, Build a scene, Sentiment, Border, Photo or Gift Card Sleeves, and Overlay. These cards cover a wide range of themes including holidays, birthday, just because, and thank you.

In addition there are both Pocket cards for personalized Picture My Life (or Project Life) albums. These also work great as titles or embellishments on traditional scrapbooking pages or cards.

This collection includes the cartridge, handbook, an assembly booklet that shows how to make each of the pop-up cards, three stamp sets plus a pack of 24 sheets of Whimsy cardstock.


Watch the Artfully Sent Introductory Video>>

Artfully Sent Shape Index

Artfully Sent Handbook & Assembly Booklet



Artbooking is the scrapbooker's dream cartridge containing 700 images. The cartridge comes with three coordinating stamp sets and a pack of Adventure cardstock.

This unique cartridge is focused on the needs of a scrapbooker. With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages using just two keys and ONE DIAL SIZE. For 12" x 12" papges, just set your dial to 11" and cut titles, borders, overlays, photo mats (in standard photo sizes!) and icons.

In addition, there are 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. 

Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas, and more. When you’re finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz! 

This cartridge is so loaded that Close To My Heart issued a series of weekly videos over 8 months to showcase the various layouts and mini-albums. 

Watch Artbooking Made Easy Video Series>>

Artbooking Shape Index>>

Artbooking Digital Handbook>>

Artiste (Retired)

The Artiste collection is perfect for someone who likes 3D projects or someone who plans themed parties. This cartridge has 700 image including a font and lots of useful shapes for all types of papercrafting. 

Artiste excels when it comes to 3D projects like boxes, bags, cupcakeholders, interactive cards, envelopes, flowers and rosettes. Color-coded images indicate which shapes are linked and can be cut using the same size setting for easy production. It even comes with a special assembly booklet to show you how to create these projects step by step!

It is also great for throwing theme parties. Want to turn an everyday event into a magical celebration with cohesive decor? Then this is the cartridge for you! The major holidays, birthdays, baby & wedding showers, gears, sewing, Paris, card games, circus, puzzles, movie night, space/robots and much more are covered by this exclusive cartridge

You can also cut out pages for mini albums.Use the cartridge to cut your papers, then add pictures and a few embellishments. The collection includes the cartridge, handbook, assembly book, 3 D-sized stamp sets and a pack of Basics cardstock. This is one of my favorite projects. They are simple to make, but don't look like it!


Watch the Artiste introductory video>>

Artiste Digital Handbook>>

Artiste Shape Index>>

Art Philosophy (Retired)

Need help choosing the right Cricut Collection for you? Over the next couple hours I'll post info about each of the cartridges. Let's start with the groundbreaking Art Philosophy collection. This cartridge was the first to allow you to cut a shape out of paper then add detail with a coordinating stamp set.

This cartridge has 700 unique shapes including two unique fonts, lots of fundamental shapes, 3-D flowers, frames, gift boxes, elegant doilies and so much more. Because this cartridge has been around the longest, it has the most coordinating stamp sets available.

This collection includes the cartridge, hangbook, 3 D-size My Acrylix™ stamp sets featuring sentiments and images, plus a pack of Enchantment Cardstock.

Watch the Art Philosophy introductory video>>

Art Philosophy Shape Index>>

Art Philosophy Digital Handbook>>