Piece it Together, with Avonlea!

You should have seen my face the first time I got to look through the new Artiste cartridge handbook!!  Wow, did CTMH pack a lot in there!!  I just want to create everything!   Since I can’t really do everything in one post, I’ll share a card I did using just one image (cut twice) from the cartridge.

The first paper pack I just had to get my hands on was Avonlea!  I just fell in love with the colour combinations!  When I saw the heart puzzle image in the handbook, I immediately thought of this project using Avonlea.   So what cuts do you need?  The puzzled hearts of course!! Just cut two of the hearts in coordinating papers (you could do this with your favourite paper pack!) – I cut mine at 3.5″

Next up, pull the pieces apart.  I noticed that when they’re cut out on the cricut, tiny pieces remain, connecting the heart all together.  This makes it super handy so you don’t lose your pieces, and always makes it easy if you want to use it as it is.   Once the pieces were apart, I inked all of my edges in chocolate ink and then pieced the hearts back together, this time switching every other piece with one from the opposite heart.   I also stamped my sentiment onto my card base prior to adhering my heart pieces so that I didn’t have to work around the popped up pieces – sentiment is from Card Chatter: Love  🙂

I chose to pop up half of the pieces (all the same pattern) to give my card some dimension.  These little puzzle pieces were a great way to use up the scraps of foam adhesive I had laying around from a sheet of circles.  Don’t ever throw that valuable stuff away!  It’s great for popping up odd shapes! 

Here’s the finished cards!  I loved that I could create them as a pair, using the same two cuts.  And I also love the extra little heart, “tied with strings” stamped on the inside to pull it all together.

 

Supplies Recap:
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Avonlea Paper Pack
Chocolate Ink
Card Chatter: Love
Sponge for Distressing

Have you used your Avonlea paper yet??  I just saw something today, on a fellow consultant’s blog, that could be really useful for your upcoming projects!! Check out the Colour Confidence PDF files that Tresa Black has posted on her blog, free for you to download!  Click here!  Here’s a peak at the Avonlea page:

I have another great card made with Avonlea and Artiste to share soon – follow this blog by email to be sure not to miss it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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