Monday, October 27, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 234--Fright Night!

Boo!  Happy Halloween and happy Monday!  It's time for another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!

Halloween is my second favorite holiday--it's so much fun!  And when the new CTMH Idea Book came out in August, I fell in LOVE with the delightful witch's hat.  My project today is my version of that hat.  

Most of the cuts are from CTMH Artiste.  The cone part of the hat is on p. 68.  I used my Gypsy (but you could also use Cricut Craft Room) to hide the stars and make it as big as I could on the mat.  I cut the circle using CTMH Art Philosophy and used my G to cut a second circle in the center.  I used Cricut markers to draw a circle about 1/2 inch out from the inner circle, then used scissors to cut little flaps between the two circles.  Then I glued them inside the cone.  Now the fun part--decorating the hat!!

I stuck pretty close to the picture.  The spider webs around the brim are the cupcake wrapper on p. 77 (you need 4 of each size).   The flowers and leaves are on p. 54, and the spider web is on p. 76.  The label is also on p. 77 and coordinates with the CTMH set Halloween Greetings--I am in love with that set!  The paper is all from the CTMH Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  I stamped the bats from Halloween Greetings around the brim and sponged the cobwebs.

I taught a class on making this hat and people loved it.  It really is so fun to make, and the Cricut makes it really easy.

Do you love Halloween?  Why not play along with us this week?  Just make a Halloween project using at least one Cricut cut and upload it to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  That's all there is to  it!  You could win a fabulous prize!

Thanks for dropping by today--See you next week!

Monday, October 13, 2014

FCCB Challenge #232--Pun Fun

Hello, and welcome to another Challenge Me Monday!

Challenge #232 Pun Fun
Make a project using a pun

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I really had fun with this week's challenge:  Pun Fun.  I love puns, and I have lots of cute "punny" stamps to use.  So the challenge is choosing which one to use!  Since Halloween is coming up, I decided to go with that theme.  Here is my card:

The cauldron is cut from Create a Critter 2 at 3".  I cut the shadow layer out of light gray, the main image out of DCWV green glitter paper, and the cauldron out of black.  The flames are also DCWV glitter paper.  I cut out a second cauldron out of green glitter CS and cut off the handles and most of the cauldron and punched it with my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch to make it look like the cauldron is overflowing.

The stamp is from the SU set "Tee-Hee-Hee", in the holiday mini catalog.  I used green epoxy bubbles from CTMH.  Green and orange patterned paper is Doodlebug designs from a couple of years ago.

Here's a close up of the drippy goo!

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Why not play along with us this week?   Just make a project using a pun and at least ONE Cricut cut.  Then upload it to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog--that's all there is to it!  We'd love to see your creations.

Thanks for dropping by today--have a great day!