October 6, 2017

Hello everyone!  Today I want to share some news we recently received from the Close to my Heart leadership.

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut cartridges. What this means for you is that if you currently use the Cricut Expressions Machine and want to continue to get additional images to die-cit you will need to upgrade your machine to a newer model.  Close to my Heart will be offering tutorial videos to help you learn how to use Design Space and the newer machines.

Close to my Heart has been able to secure enough inventory of the new You Are Here collection to last  through the duration of the Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last. This includes: Flower Market, Artistry, Artbooking and You Are Here Cricut Collections.

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Though CTMH has made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for customers to upgrade their Cricut machines.

Again,tutorial videos are in the works that will help customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut machines. We understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but we also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections.

You can find the Cricut Collections available from Close to my Heart here.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

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