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.

Monday, December 27, 2010

What did ya get for Christmas??

I hope you all had a fantabulous Christmas with friends and family!!!

Tell us what you got for Christmas and/or your crafty New Year's resolution?

we'll choose one winner for a $10 gift certificate to Eyelet Outlet

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Winners: Deck The Halls Crawl!

Happy Wednesday!
I bet you all would like to know who won the FANTABULOUS prizes for our Deck The Halls Crawl last week, right?  Well, let me tell you that I'm glad the winners were chosen at random because I wouldn't have wanted to try to narrow it down to just four!

Thank you to everyone who played along...we really enjoyed your projects and appreciate you sharing them with us!

And now for the
Chose by Random.org...

The Elmo's Party Cricut Cartridge, donated by CricutMachine.com, goes to....
#13 Amy

The $50 Gift Certificate, donated by OhMyCrafts, goes to...
#7 Karla Urea

The Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge, donated by Custom Crops, goes to...
#16 Amanda B

The Frosty Gingerbread Glitter & Glue Set, donated by Scrapbooks.com, goes to...
#18 DtsArt

Fabulous projects, ladies!  Again, thanks so much for playing along!

***You have two weeks to claim your prizes.  Please contact Robin HERE to claim your prizes!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we'll see you back here January 3rd for our next
Challenge Me Monday!
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Product Registration

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
With Christmas just around the corner, I imagine that a number of us will be finding new Provocraft products under the tree – from machines to cartridges to other related tools.  Today’s tip is a simple reminder to register your products as soon as possible.  Should a problem ever arise, Provocraft’s customer support will be able to help you more quickly if your products are registered.  In some cases, there are also perks with registered products.  If you receive a Gypsy, for example, there are five free downloadable cartridges during this season’s promotion (but be sure to register before the end of the month to take advantage of this great deal).

To register your products, go to www.Cricut.com.  You can select My account from the top right hand corner.  If you do not have an account, you will first have to set one up.  From there, select edit/add from the Registration History section of the web page.  Select the item you wish to register from the list of products provided.  You will then be taken to a details page where you will need to enter your personal information.  You will also be required to enter the serial number of your product.  That’s it!

Merry Christmas – and happy crafting!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

What are you creating this week?

Fantabulous Cricut design team will be taking the next two weeks off to celebrate the holidays with their families

We will not be having a challenge, however we would love to see what you are creating this week, so we will have a link that you can share with us.

Our challenges will resume January 3rd 2011

We wish you all a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Giveaway Winners Week 2

Thank you to each of you for all your wonderful comments this last week

winners please contact robin at
fantabulous cricut @ yahoo.com (remove spaces)

Now for our winners

Tuesday's winner -Color Box -Cat's Eye Stylus Set
#28 Jamie
said... awesome tip thanks so much for sharing.. hopefully it'll help me save some paper :D

Wednesday's winner -Cricut Storage Box -from Cindy's Scrap Art
#4 Jennyplace2
said... Wow! is right...all the winner deserved to win..awesome projects!
Thursday's winner -Clear Stamps made by Autumn Leaves
#23 Sandee
said... LOVING the tutorials! This is so cute!
Friday's winner -2 Sizzix embossing folders
#7 Jolanda
said... The reindeer are stunning and the ornament is very pretty.
Saturday's winner -Glue Dots -Dot n Go & Bitty Buttons from Scrapbooks.com
#12 AmyJRockstar
said... Thank you for the challenge. I hope I have a free moment to participate because this is a wondeful idea! I am a follower. :0)

Thank you again to everyone for your great comments
Winners remember to contact me at
fantabulous cricut @ yahoo .com

you have 1 week to claim your prize

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday

Daily Giveaways

Today's Gift...
Glue Dots -Dot n Go & Bitty Buttons
All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.

Welcome to another Scrappin' Saturday....and this week I have a challenge for you.

Most of the time our scrapbook pages celebrate the people in our lives, but sometimes we need to capture the "things" in our lives, too. As we celebrate the holidays, think about the things that are special to you. Do you have a favorite family tradition? a recipe that you always make for the holidays? a favorite ornament or holiday decoration? Maybe a family story that's always told at holiday gatherings? My challenge is to create a layout that captures one of these holiday traditions or items that has special meaning to you or your family. Just two requirements - include some journaling and at least one Cricut cut.

My page showcases a holiday decoration that's very special to me. My son bought this for me at the school Santa Shop when he was in 1st grade. I can remember how proud he was when he gave me a present he picked out all by himself. Every year since then, this Santa bear has been on my mantel at Christmas. After 24 Christmases, it's a little worn, but still just as treasured.

You have until midnight, December 31st, to post a comment on this thread, with a link to your layout. I'll use a random number generator to pick someone to win a little scrappy goodness from me. :) Looking forward to seeing your holiday pages!


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Friday, December 17, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #40

Daily Giveaways

Today's Gift...
2 Sizzix embossing folders
Thanks phrase & Picket Fence, donated by Custom Crops.

All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.

Good morning Fantabulous Cricut Friends! Hope you’re all doing well and have your crafting hats on…it’s the last weekend before Christmas….It’s now or never :-)

This week here at FCCB, we have been doing an awesome Crawl ( our version of a blog hop). Our theme was “Deck The Halls-Walls” Great crafting ideas using your Cricut.
So in keeping with that theme, I made a couple of very simple ideas to help you decorate for the holidays!
cricut christmas village reindeer
First is a set of pretty reindeer from the Christmas Village Cartridge. I cut three of them out in 4, 5 and 6 inches. I used Sugar Daddy Bazzil Bling Cardstock. It cut beautifully and I didn’t have to embellish the Reindeer as the shimmer from the cardstock is pretty enough. Of course, you can’t see that in the photo. I am not the best picture taker by an stretch. They will sit on a shelf with this angel by my entrance.
I created this pretty cross ornament and cut it out with my Cricut and the MTC software. I cut it out of plain white cardstock and then covered it with Pinecone Glimmer Mist. Once it was dry, I inked the edges for just a bit more of the distressed look. It has a very pretty and understated shimmer against the lights from the Glimmer Mist, but again…..you really can’t see it in the photo.
ornament cross close up
Here is a close up of the ornament.
So, to help celebrate the joy of this season of giving, I am giving the SVG file to you for FREE. It will be available through this link through Monday, December 20th at midnight. Just our small way of thanking each of you for your faithful readership of our blog. Just click the add to button and it will take you through the steps.
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Please be sure to check out all the wonderful ideas from the design team and participate in the crawl. There are a LOT of really, really nice prizes up for grabs! May you all have a wonderfully blessed, Merry Christmas, Melin

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday's Tutorials: Cricut Advent Tree!

Daily Giveaways

Today's Gift...
Clear Stamps made by Autumn Leaves
19 Postmarks stams
Leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.
Giveaway winners will be announced on Sunday

Happy Thursday! Hope you're enjoying our Deck The Halls Crawl and Christmas-themed projects this week!

For today's tutorial, I want to show you a super-cute Advent Tree made with the Cricut, by "CreativeLadyBug" on YouTube:

How fun is that?

Thanks for visiting FCCB today and have a great week!
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Winners #39

Daily Giveaways

Today's Gift...
Cricut Storage Box -from Cindy's Scrap Art
Stores 8 cartridges and overlays
Leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.
Giveaway winners will be announced on Sunday

Now for our Wednesday Winners....
Gifts galore was amazing!!! Did you see all the entries... Wow, we loved all the creative projects. Thank you again for all you participation.

~This Weeks Winners
$25 Gift Certificate -Custom Crops
Gift from -In a Scrap Creations

Congratulations Rhonda and Tammy!!!
To claim your prize please contact Robin at...
fantabulous cricut @ yahoo .com (remove 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 on our right-hand sidebar.

Design Team Top 5

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

Thank you to all those who participated in our challenge!
Come join us for this weeks Cricut Crawl and "Deck the Halls" challenge -HERE
Create project to decorate or spruce up your home for the Holidays.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Using both sides of double sided-paper

Before I get to today's tip, I'd like to remind you that we have our exciting "Deck The Halls" Crawl happening here at Fantabulous Cricut. With lots of wonderful projects - and prizes along the way - you'll want to participate. To start the crawl, click HERE.

Also, don't forget that we are continuing with Daily Giveaways this week. Each day, we will have a random gift to give away (excluding Sunday).
Daily Giveaways

Today's Gift...
Color Box -Cat's Eye Stylus Set
includes 5 fluid chalk ink pads
Leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.
Giveaway winners will be announced on Sunday
All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win today's giveaway.

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!

I've just learned of a fantastic way to use both sides of a sheet of double-sided patterned paper on the same layout. It's so simple - and yet not something I had thought of! I learned this idea from Patti Behan.
Layout created by Patti Behan
Take a 12x12 (or whatever size you wish your layout to be) sheet of double-sided patterned paper. Using the fit-to-page feature of your Cricut, cut your desired shape. The shape must be symmetrical. Once cut, take the "scrap" piece (that is, the piece that is not your actual shape) and adhere it to the white page from your scrapbook sleeve. Then, flip the shape over and insert it in the blank area. What a great way to save paper!!

Patti also put together a video tutorial explaining the procedure.
Happy crafting!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

FCCB's "Deck The Halls" Crawl!

Welcome to FCCB's third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl!
Make a Cricut project to decorate or spruce up your home for the Holidays!

We've got a LOT of awesome inspiration from our Design Team on this one (check out the sneak peeks below!), with lots of prizes along the way! We hope you'll join us and visit each Design Team member's blog for more information on their FANTABULOUS projects!

Here'w how the Crawl will work:
1. The crawl will begin here at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member's blog (by following the provided links at each blog) and view their FANTABULOUS projects! If you get lost along the way, head back here to FCCB where you'll find a list of each Design Team member and links to their blogs.

2. There will be prizes along the way at the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members' stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member's blog for details and directions!

3. There will also be Four GRAND PRIZES!!! Prizes will be awarded to four participants that meet the challenge criteria and post a link to their project below, drawn randomly by Random.org:

1. Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge from CricutMachine.com

2. $50 Gift Certificate from Oh My Crafts!

3. Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge from Custom Crops

4. Frosty Gingerbread glitter and glue set from Scrapbooks.com
5. You must submit your project NO LATER THAN Sunday, December 19th at MIDNIGHT to be eligible. The winner will be announced Wednesday, December 22nd.

***At the end of the Crawl, be sure to head back here to FCCB and link up your own "Deck The Halls" project for your chance to win. As always, there needs to be at least one Cricut cut on your project. Additionally, only new projects can be added to the challenge to be eligible for the prizes (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.

And here are the Design Team project sneak peeks, in the order of the Crawl:
1. Andrea: http://divinedomestic.blogspot.com/

2. Angela: http://simplecreationspapercrafts.blogspot.com/
*Click on a Design Team member's blog name to be taken directly to their blog, or start with Andrea and "Crawl" along with us the entire way! :)

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your FANTABULOUS creations!

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