Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Cupcake Mini Album (Featuring The Stamp Goddess) and WIN a Cricut Cartridge!!!

Welcome to another Scrappin' Saturday here at FCCB! This is a super-exciting day for two reasons...

1) I am showcasing my most favorite project of all time, created by the Fantabulously "Fabulously Artsy" Stamp Goddess...the Paper Cupcake!


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2) You have the chance to WIN the Opposites Attract cartridge, donated by Custom Crops!!!! (details below)

Back when I first entered "Blog Land" and realized how many creative and talented paper crafters were out there, I came across The (hilarious) Stamp Goddess and her famous Paper Cupcake. I was instantly hooked and have been making these ever since. At first I only made the giftcard holder cupcakes. But then I found her mini album cupcake and just went nuts over it! So of course I had to make that, too! Here are a couple of paper cupcakes I've made following her tutorial (with a couple of modifications, see below)...the first is the mini album and the second is the gift card holder:
The Stamp Goddess has a YouTube Channel with a video tutorial on how to make the giftcard holder cupcakes:
After watching this video, I decided that there were a couple of things I could use my Cricut on in order to save some time and money:

1. Instead of using actual blooms, I cut the flowers (used as part of the icing) out of paper using one of the flower cuts available from many of the Cricut cartridges.

2. I used one of the circle cuts available on the cartridges to make the chipboard base of my cupcakes and for the mini-album pages for the cupcake mini album, so I didn't have to cut them by hand. I also add a circle to the bottom of the cupcakes to cover the chipboard base and my hot glue mess!!! :)

I have had RAVE reviews on these whenever I've given them as gifts, so I hope you'll make one and see how fun (and CUTE!) they are...and be sure to leave The Stamp Goddess a comment letting her know how FANTABULOUS her cupcakes are!

And NOW....here's your chance to win the awesome Opposites Attract cartridge by ProvoCraft, generously donated by Custom Crops! Here's what you need to do:

1) Leave a comment on this post telling why you'd like to win this cartridge

2) Become a follower of Fantabulous Cricut

Contest ends Monday, June 7th at midnight! Good luck to everyone and please let us know if you try to make the cupcake mini-album or giftcard holder. We'd love to see your creations!

Happy Scrappin'!!! :)




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67 comments:

  1. how exciting to enter a contest and maybe win a realy cute cart,how cute is the cupcake. hope i can create something as cute as that.

    tina

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  2. WOW! Your cupcake are so amazing, absolutely beautiful. I would like to win this cartridge, becose i don't have one. Thanks a lot.
    Hugs, Nataliya.

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  3. What a great idea! I have seen it before but thanks for reminding me. I have to make one of these for the next birthday that comes up!
    KimCreate

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  4. That cupcake is absolutely, positively INCREDIBLE!!! WOW!!! I have never seen anything like that. I'm almost afraid to give it a go! Thanks for the great tutorial.
    If I won Opposites Attract, I would pass the joy along... I've actually got the cartridge (and think it's the one I paid the most for out of all of mine - I just HAD to have it)! I would let somebody else enjoy my win. :)

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  5. This is the most amazing mini album I have ever seen! It is gorgeous!

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  6. Fabulous cupcake mini album! I would love to win this cartridge because I am a beginner cricuteer and would love to expand my cricut library. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  7. I am follower and I already have this cart. I love this cupcake. I can't wait to watch the video. It's beautiful.

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  8. Thanks for sharing that video; I was not familiar with her or that fabulous gift card cupcake.

    I'd like to win the cartridge because a girl cannot have too many diamonds or cricut cartridges. I already follow you. Thanks again.

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  9. Thank you for featuring my video! Both of your cupcakes turned out awesome!

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  10. Dear Lori,

    I just found your blog while Googling "Cricut Challenge Blog." I wanted to find a blog that will encourage me to use my Cricut for more projects!...and, your blog seems WONDERFUL for me to do this.

    With this said, I'm definitely going to be a follower of your blog, and hopefully be able to share some of my challenge projects...what fun! I cannot wait!

    The reason I would love to win this cartridge is I have No (that's right...NO!) font cartridges! Plus, this is one I have been hoping to get, but I have never had the chance to pick it up.

    Thanks for your wonderful blog, and for sharing your FANTABULOUS cupcakes! I am going to attempt one of these treats one of these days!

    Thanks again!

    Trisha

    p.s. Feel free to visit my blog when you have a chance; I just started it recently.

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  11. Amazing cupcake! I have a couple of chunky letter cartridges and it would be fun to have Opposites Attract to layer over the thick letters. :)

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  12. That cupcake is awesome. I would love to win this cartridge...I don't have this one yet...I've seen several cute projects made with it and would love to try some out. I'm already a followers.

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  13. Tresa is extremely talented and so thrilled to see her creative project used. Her videos are such a hoot!
    I am a new follower, couldn't believe I hadn't found this place before. I would be thrilled to win a new cartridge because I love to explore new ideas, and what better way then using a new cartridge.

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  14. I need to win this cartridge. I don't have very many cartridges, and this would be a perfect addition to my beginning collection! Pick me!!!! I can make so many things with this!

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  15. I need to win this cartridge. My collection is small and I could make so many wonderful things with this cartridge! Pick me Pick Me!!!

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  16. I would love to win this cartridge because I LOVE my cricut and LOVE having even more things I can use it for!!! I have used it for work and play!! It is AMAZING!!

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  17. A funtastic idea..I will definitely have to try this one...love it.
    I would like to win the cartridge, because I love my cricut and there are never too many designs to cut.
    thanks,
    joannescrapbooking.blogspot.com
    jojay@shaw.ca

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  18. I am a follower already. I would love to win this cart as I have been unemployed for most of 2 years. I can't afford to buy a cartridges. It is driving me nuts to see all these carts and I can't buy a one. :(
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

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  19. Awesome cupcakes!! I love it. I'm going to try and make one. I just watched her vid tutorial and it "seems" easy enough so it shouldn't take me more than 9 hours to make LOLOL :P

    What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win the cart!

    StephanieD
    txzgirl33@aol.com

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  20. I am already a follower:) i do not own this cartridge and I would love to win it because I love getting new things and being able to make different and new projects!!! This mini album is so cool. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Madison

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  21. This cupcake is GREAT! I will check out the videos. I am a follower and would LOVE to win this cartridge because I've been wanting to try this font for awhile. TFTC!!

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  22. I don't have that one and would love it! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT IS MADE OF PAPER! lol ... Usually I wait until I have time to watch the video's but I was stopped dead in my tracks! :) No worries, I clicked follow as soon as I saw the photo!

    Laurie
    music with laurie at hot mail dot com

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  23. I love the Stamp Goddess and I am a newbie to my cricut so I would just be over the moon for a free new item.

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  24. How exciting love this and hope to have a go myself at one of these, I can guarentee it will not be as good.
    Thanks
    Fi xx

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  25. The cupcake is a great project that I will have to try!! Thanks for the chance to win a cartridge!

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  26. Wow! I just found your blog and that cupcake mini album is to die for!!!! I am so glad I found your blog...I can't wait to participate in your fun challenges. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

    Sara
    www.snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh, wow! This cupcake mini album is so stinkin' cool! I love cupcakes and mini albums so this is like two of my favy things all wrapped up in one...really FANTASTIC!

    Opposites Attract is on my wish list of cartridges to get. I love the different styles and versatility this cartridge looks like it will offer. I'd sure love to win one.

    Good luck to everyone who enters this very cool give away.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  28. Wow, thanks for the chance to win. I would like to win so that I can have ANOTHER excuse to use my Cricut! ;0)

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win!

    leslie_syme@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a new cricut user and would love the opportunity to try this cartridge.

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  31. what a great project, im still new to cricut so im not sure i am at that level yet, but what a great give away. Thanks!
    Ashley Morgan

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  32. The cupcakes are gorgeous! Love them.
    I would like to win the cartridge because it is one that I don't have and that ALWAYS makes it a desireable one!

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  33. Those cupcakes are adorable! I need some serious Cricut MOJO and Opposites Attract might provide some inspiration!

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  34. Amazing cupcake! I just found this blog while hopping around and I'm a follower now! Thanks for the chance to win Opposites Attract, I would love to win this because I do not have it! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I love these paper cupcakes. So beautifully made. and a cartridge giveaway - what an exciting blog! I would love to win this cart cause I don't have this one, and I've always wanted this.

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  36. That is one of my favorite youtube videos - I made a cupcake gift card holder for my sister for her birthday in May! Since I already own Opposites Attract I would love to win the cartridge to give to my other sister who's birthday is Monday
    Jennifer Hawkins
    qtme2003@yahoo.ca

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  37. I would love to win this cart, because it would be great to use when welding letters on the gypsy which I am working hard to master. I love all the different projects shown on this blog.

    danyiel98@comcast.net

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  38. Of course I would want to win to make some of those fantabulous cupcakes!!!

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  39. I would love to have this cart because anytime you can add another cart to your collection is a good day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to have this cartridge to add to my collection...great for layouts and cards! I also added your button to my blog!

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  41. I just got a cricut and only have 2 cartridges so I'd really like to have this one. This site is so incredible. With another cartridge I could do more stuff from this site. I became a follower as this site is great!

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  42. omg....how sweet is this cupcake! Thanks for showing it! I can see where it would get rave reviews!!

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  43. oh, this is just amazing!!! WOW!
    Who wouldn't want this cart? Two fonts in one. Cool.

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  44. The cupcake mini-album is JUSt what I'm looking for to make for all of my friends who share June birthdays. I'm planning to do it tonight and will share my attempts.

    I've become a follower and look forward to many wonderful creative ventures!

    Gramjak

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  45. Awesome cupcake!

    I have always wanted this cartridge! I have been able to borrow it but have wanted one for myself.

    I am a follower.

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  46. Hi! I love the Stamp Goddess and everything she makes and I love seeing what other crafters are making.

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  47. I just love these cupcakes! I am planning a surprise sweet 16 party for my niece this summer. They would fit nicely with the theme. I would love this cartridge because it is one I do not own yet.

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  48. WOW WOW WOW!!! I'm totally scraplifting this one, lol!!!

    I would love this cart, I don't have one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Wow that is one detailed cupcake...I am going to have to try and make that one. I would love to win the Opposites Attract cartridge because as a teacher this would prove endless in creating projects for my classroom.

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  50. Wow! That cupcake is absolultely fantabulous!! What an amazing project. I would love to win Opposites Attract. I've used it and it is a great cartridge, but alas, I do not own it. Thanks for the generous chance to win. I have just become a follower. Hugs, Kim

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  51. Would love to win this cart. Love the cupcakes, will try to make some for my nieces and have pic of their daughters in it. TFS!

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  52. would love to win this cart. Love the cupcakes they are adorable! TFS!

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  53. I have never seen anything like this. I wish I didn't have to go to work, I'd make one right now. This is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing! I see a few of these in my future. (oh and the video was hilarious!)

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  54. How awesome is that!! Love,love this project!!

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  55. Wow, what a cool idea. Now my mind is speeding on to other shapes that would make great mini albums. Love it.

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  56. So very clever!! I luv these cupcakes. I can see how they could become very addicting. Thanks so much for the tutorial and the oh so clever idea.
    Marcie

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  57. I also am a fan of Fabulously Artsy. She is so creative. I have made the famous Cupcake Gift Card holder. I am seeing more and more things to make using my Cricut, and I have had my eye on that cartridge. I would love to add it to my Cricut inventory. Hope I win!
    Sandi

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  58. I am also a fan of Fabulously Artsy. She is do creative. I have also made the famous Cupcake Giftcard Holder. I have been using my Cricut for a lot of projects, and would like to add this cartridge to my Cricut inventory. Hope I win! Sandi

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  59. Oh how amazing is this cupcake, some great replacement cricut ideas too to save money.
    I would love to win this cartridge as I only have three cartridges and it would therefore mean I could enter the challenges more.
    Kim xXx

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  60. Your cupcakes are beautiful. I am a big fan of Tresa Black myself. I would like the Cricut Cartridge since I don't have it yet and I just said I wouldn't buy anymore for a while. I would like to keep my DH. LOL

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  61. Your cupcake is wonderful. What a beautiful gift idea. I am so glad to have found your blog very inspiring. I will be a follower today. I would love to win as I have never won a cart before.

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  62. I love Tresa's videos, and would love to win this cartridge. I don't happen to have this one yet!

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  63. video~watched inspired~yes follower~yes I would love another Cricut Cartridge~I don't have this one Thanks for the chance !

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  64. I love your site and this cupcake is just what i've been looking for. I always try to make my Mom something special for her birthday each August. I'd love to win the cartridge! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  65. Roz's Craft TimeJune 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    really would love to win this...myboochie@hotmail.com

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  66. Great project!! I want the OA cart badly but am on a ban :*( I LOVE the font on this but to be honest, if I won I would love to donate this to my daughter's teacher. We parents bought her a cricut and I would love to set her up with more carts!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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