Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! Cricut enthusiasts come share your projects with us. Twice monthly we offer simple challenges for your chance to win! No matter which size Cricut machine you have, come join the fun.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Mini Album CHALLENGE!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I am very excited to let you know about our new Scrappin' Saturday Mini Album Challenge!!!

In addition to our weekly Challenge Me Monday this week, we are also having a mini album challenge and awarding the Celebrations Cricut Cartridge, donated by Custom Crops,  to the winner! 
The theme of this challenge is.......

Here's how to play along:
1.  Create your own, custom animal-shaped mini album using your Cricut.  You can use any products or materials to make your album. 

2.  Post your project to your blog/online gallery and link the project post to the "linky" below by AUGUST 12 at midnight (Central Time Zone).

3.  Winner will be announced August 14!!!

That's it!  Easy peasy...can't wait to see what you all create!  You have two weeks so go get scrappin' ladies!!!  There's a cartridge up for grabs!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #20

I have been doing some scrap room organization this past week, and wanted to share a project that I set up for my children. They have some of their own craft supplies in my scrapping space, but it always seems to be a mess. So, while I was at the craft store yesterday, I picked up some plastic scrapping organizers just for the kids! I cut out their names in vinyl, so they each have their own art supply bin. I might have to make a few for myself!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday's Tutorial #20

Happy Thursday!
Today's tutorial features one of our new FCCB Design Team Members.
In the spotlight today is Michelle.
She has a great blog called Scrappin With My Bug!
Michelle has a great VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to make
a Gatefold Mini Album. 
Please be sure to visit our new FCCB DT member - Michelle
and her blog called Scrappin With My Bug.
Leave a comment below and let us know how much
you enjoyed today's project. 
If you have an idea that you would like to share for
future Thursday's Tutorial features please email me at:


Have a Creative Day!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Winners #19

It was so fun to see all the wonderful "Christmas inJuly" projects, wow, from cards to gifts to home decor every projects was fantastic! Thank you to all of our 58 participants who took the time to play with us at FCCB.

~This weeks winners~

Close to My Heart fromKelesta Edwards -$25 Gift Certificate... winner is...
#32 Cricut Couple

Craft E Corner -Christmas Noel Cricut Cartridge... winner is...
#9 Patty -Dream Cards by Patty

Custom Crops -Very Merry Christmas Tags... winner is...
#21 Carolyn R -Sweet n' Sassy Stamper

Please contact Robin at... fantabulous cricut @ yahoo .com (remove spaces) to claim your prize.

You have two weeks to claim your prize. If anyone knows the winners of our challeng this week, please let them know they won at FCCB.

Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog! You can fine the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.

Design Team Top 5

#11 Mo's Addiction

Remember to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! You can fine the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.

Thank you to all those who played with us this week, and join us for our "At the Zoo" challenge -HERE

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Repurposing Household Items!

Welcome to another "Quick Tip Tuesday" here at FCCB!

Today, I want to share with you a very helpful thread on the Cricut Message Board, on the topic of using/repurposing household items to use in your scrapbooking!

Here's the link: http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=419224

Some of the highlights?

1. Use a rolling pin to help stick paper to less-sticky mats.

2. Use an old mouse pad for paper piercing to protect your work surface.

3. Secure baby wipes to old mats with eyelets to use as stamp cleaners.

4. Use nail files for distressing papers.

5. Use dental floss threaders to pull ribbon through holes.

6. Use a Silpat sheet (made for cooking) for embossing to protect work surface.

7. Use photo protectors to store clear, acrylic stamps.

8. Use an old electric skillet for melting UTEE.

9. Use over the door shoe organizers for storing punches and other supplies.

10. Use zip ties to bind mini albums.

These are just a few of the HUNDREDS of ideas posted there by super-creative and resourceful Cricut users. Go check it out for yourself!

Happy crafting!!!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #20

Oh the many summer adventures we go on, we may even go to the zoo, and this week we have a whole "Ark" full.... I mean blog full of animal inspiration from the design team

Challenge #20
At the Zoo
Create a card or project using an animal, must be a Cricut cut animal.

A few of the design team got the opportunity to play with acrylic stamps donated by Joy's Life. The stamp set is "Lots of Pun" see it -HERE these stamps go great with cricut cut animal cards and oh so fun!
In a few weeks Fantabulous Cricut will be giving away one of these stamp sets.
~Thanks so much Joy for letting our Design Team play~

Remember to click on the design teams name to view their blog for more info about their projects.
An Ark full of Design Team Inspiration

Angi B
Live Simply
Angi P
Once Upon a Princess
Create a Critter, George & Basic Shapes, Just Because Cards, Paper Pups, Zoobaloo
Create A Critter
Home Decor
Create A Critter, My Community, Zoobaloo
Create A Critter, Disney Mickey Font, Gypsy Wanderings, Plantin Schoolbook
Create A Critter, George & Basic Shapes
Everyday Paperdolls, Sesame Street Font
Create A Critter
Create A Critter, Disney Winnie Pooh Font
Create A Critter
Create A Critter
Dvine Cuttlebug Folder
Create A Critter

This weeks sponsor
"Crafting Outside the Box"
$15 Gift Certificate -shipping included
PLEASE NOTE: Only new projects can be added to the challenge to be eligible for the prize (no older than a week prior to current challenge). Also, your project may be added to a FCCB challenge only once, with a new project for a new challenge.
If you have any questions please contact Robin at: fantabulouscricut @ yahoo .com (remove spaces)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Christmas Layout and Hand-Drawn Face Tutorial

Happy Saturday!

You may remember one of our DT member's, Melinda's, super-cute critter face tutorial over at "Cooking With Cricut" that was featured here at FCCB a couple weeks ago...  Well, I'm very excited to introduce another fabulously-talented lady named Kendra from "Scrappin' Cricut" who also makes the most adorable paper doll faces on her pages!

Kenda has a FANTABULOUS "Christmas in July" layout that I want to share with you in honor of this week's "Christmas in July" challenge theme:

How adorable is that?!?!?  When I saw this layout, I not only noticed the adorable elements and amazing details, I noticed her cute Santa face.  After looking at several more of her layouts, I noticed that all of her page characters have those adorable faces.  Are they stamps?  NO!!!  She hand draws them herself!

AND, she's provided a step-by-step tutorial on her blog HERE!  Using the Cricut's Paper Doll cuts, she draws the faces and adds outfits to create these cuties.

Here are a few more of her adorable layouts and those super-cute faces:

Aren't we lucky that these super-talented ladies share their secrets with us so we can create beautiful creations like they do???  Thanks for the inspiration Kendra!!!  :)

Happy Scrappin'!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #19

In keeping with the Christmas in July theme this week, I wanted to show you an awesome craft that I found on the Art Glitter blog. The Holiday Cheer cartridge was used to make the trees. Make sure to head to their site for directions. This makes me want to start Christmas crafting now!!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday's Tutorial #19

It's Thursday again and time for another round of Thursday's Tutorials.

I'm so excited to tell you about a blog that is entirely
DEVOTED to tutorials.
When I visited this blog I was in "Tutorial Heaven"

Meet Pam Ramesh and her wonderful blog called The Bug Bytes.

Pam has a whopping 25 designers who have posted tutorials on video, with the Cricut, Gypsy, Design Studio, and more. If you are looking for ways to make new projects this is the blog for you.

Pictured on this post are just some of the beautiful projects created by the Bug Bytes designers.

For Video Tutorials click HERE
For Gypsy Files click HERE
For DS Files click HERE

Please be sure to visit The Bug Bytes and tell them that you spotted their work today at FCCB.

I hope you enjoyed today's Thursday's Tutorial.
If you have an idea that you would like to share for
future Thursday's Tutorials please email me at:

Have a Creative Day!
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