Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday

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Hi Friends,

DIANA L. here from DL.ART with another Scrappin' Saturday. About PAPER!! 

Have you ever noticed that some cards look like they are a  better quality than others?  One of the reasons has to do with the paper and/ or card stock. You have heard of paper-holics haven't you? 
The pursuit for the best paper or I never know if they will run out of this pattern, or I may need more of this, or it was on sale and I just could not pass it up and the excuses go on. After a while you learn which paper works best for your needs.
American Cardstock is 80# (or 80 lb) card stock. This is a great card stock to run through the cricut machine. It cuts beautifully and has the same color all the way through. The same with core'dinations and Bazzill. They may vary a little. When the paper is textured it  gives it more body, but it doesn't weigh more.

Die cuts with a view has cardstock stacks and paper stacks. Their cardstock stack is about 80#, and their paper stack is approx 24#- 28#

Echo park, Graphics 45 and Carta Bella, just to name a few  are 65#

A good base for your cards would be 80# or more. I personally like 110-120.
Although if you are going to be using a lot of layering and finish off the inside, you don't want it too heavy. If you do use a lighter card stock and put embellishments on it, remember, you will need to balance your design so it doesn't tip over when the recipient wants to display it, after all you do want your work on display right?

I hope this was helpful information for you. I just touched lightly on paper. Paper was part of my studies in college, so if you have any questions about paper, I would be happy to answer them and if I don't know the answer I will find it.

Thanks for stopping by Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blogs’ Scrappin’ Saturday. See you next week. Have a blessed Saturday and Happy Scrappin'
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Friday, October 24, 2014

FCCB #233: Colors of Fall

Good morning everyone!

We hope you are enjoying our colorful fall challenge this week.  Here are a few more project ideas for your inspiration!

First up I found this festive banner made by Holly at Ribbons and Glue.  She used a variety of cartridges on this one including Paper Doll Dress Up, Preserves, Doodlecharms, Savory, Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings.  Whew, that's a lot!

Next I found these adorable treats over at My Sweet Studio.  The Artiste cartridge was used for this one.

Finally I found this amazing layout made by Monique Griffith Designs. She used the Create a Critter, Plantin Schoolbook and Everyday Paper Dolls cartridges  to create this.
Fall Friends

Here are a few more fall themed cartridges you could use!

Simply Scarecrow

Autumn Celebrations

Stretch Your Imagination

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Winners Challenge #232 Fun with Puns !!

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 

Challenge #232 


Chosen by 
with a prize from
SVG Attic
$15.00 Dollar Gift Card


NO 14
Created with Just Because Cards
Anna's Paperterie
Congratulations Ana !!   
To claim your prize please contact fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo. com  (remove all spaces) 
You have two weeks to claim your prize.
Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog, you can find the blinky code in the right hand side bar.


No 1
Created with Country Fair
Paula Bee

No 8
Created with Yee-Haw
DoubleClick AKA Abusybee

No 11
Created with Mini Monsters

No 12
Created with Birthday Bash

No 13
Created with Create a Critter 2, October 31st and Artiste
Eva Scraps

Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge # 
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenge Me Monday #233 Color Challenge

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #233 Color Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor

~Design Team Inspiration~

Guest Designer
Simply Charmed

A Child's Year


Diana M.
Artfully Sent

swing card
Wild Card 2


Mini Monsters & Scarecrow

Simply Charmed, Tablescapes Fall & Winter

Create a Critter 2

~This Weeks Challenge~
Color Challenge
Use the colors brown, orange, yellow, red

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

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