Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas in July-BBTB2

I made this using this tutorial -this was made with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge-

After I made all the cuts and assembled the star, I put an old gold rhinestone in the center, and used Platinum Stickles to cover the spines. The ball chain is a Christmas trim I found in my stash, and made a great hanger.

This is being entered in the following challenge:
BBTB2 Christmas in July

Exploring Cricut "Down on the Farm" Challenge

At Exploring Cricut, this weeks challenge in "Down on the Farm"-the project must have at least one farm animal on it! Here is a card I made:

In a couple of weeks, I will be helping a friend of mine show her Murray Gray cattle at a County Fair north of where I live. The Murray Grays are really a dark gray with beautiful dapples. They produce more meat on the hoof, on 1/3 of a normal cow ration! I've made a couple of these for her to use when she needs a Thank you card. The whole card was actually inspired by the tiny cowbells I found in a drawer! Here is the recipe:

  1. Country Life Cartridge-countryside (cut at 3"), cow (cut at 3 3/4")
  2. Artiste Cartridge-clouds (cut at 1 1/2" & 3/4"). I printed the sentiment (Drygulf font) onto white cardstock, then used the Center Point feature to cut the large Cloud.
  3. Tie twine around cowbell, then attach to back of cow die cut.
I really like this card-I hope she does too!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

JAS-Celebrate your families

This week at JAS we want to celebrate your families by creating a layout that includes your favorite colors and also adding a bit of distress and your favorite embellishment. Here is my layout-

Here is my list of the three requirements:
  1. My favorite color is green!
  2. The edges of the patterned paper are distressed by the torn edge.
  3. My favorite embellishment are my cricut die cuts-the poinsettia die cuts are from Winter Woodland cut at 2" & 3".
I'm really a very CAS scrapbooker, but I like how this turned out.  I can show you the pics because these were of me and my brother & sister 50 years ago-yikes!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Exploring Cricut

I've got a cute project today-perfect for a new mom, or to include in a baby shower gift.

The cartridges are Wall Decor & More for the onesies and  Beyond Birthdays for the sentiment. These are  Shadow box cards.
My shadow box card starts with a panel that is smaller than the front of the card. My card base measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, so I made a panel that will allow a border around it when placed on the front of my card.  I made a 3 3/4 x 5-inch panel. 

Punch out a shape for the window using a circle or square punch, or a die. Make sure the resulting window is large enough for whatever element you want in the opening. You need leave enough space around the opening so that you can add foam adhesive to attach it to the front of your card. The dimensional adhesive is what creates the shadow box effect. For my card, I used a large square punch, punching the square more than once to make a rectangular window.

Add a background pattern paper behind the shadow box panel by cutting it the same size or slightly smaller than the panel. Adhere the pattern paper panel to the front of your card and then adhere the shadow box panel to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive. Finally, add onesie to the opening in the shadow box opening and embellish the rest of the card to your liking. I liked the sentiments from Beyond Birthdays, so I cut them with coordinating paper and adhered to card with a text box.

And now to announce the winner of my blog candy from the Exploring Cricut Christmas in July Blog Hop- Pam from! Contact me with your info so I can mail it out to you! 

I had never tried making anything out of wire-so I just used my paper piercer as a jig and made my own hangers. I'm very pleased at how they turned out. 

I'm also entering at the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas Twice as nice challenge 
Creative Card Crew Babies challenge

Monday, July 22, 2013

FCCB-Fruit Salad

Hi! This weeks challenge at FCCB is Fruit Salad-make a project with at least one fruit on it, and here is my project-       


  1. Paint a 16 x 20 inch canvas (Americana Antique White). Spray with gold webbing spray, let dry.
  2. Summer in Paris Cartridge-cut wine bottle & glass at 11 1/2". Gold & Merlot Shimmer paper by Wausau used here.
  3. Preserves Cartridge-cut grapes at 6 1/2". Merlot Shimmer, Dark Green Shimmer, Gold Shimmer (same manufacturer), Dark purple & medium green cardstock-unknown.
  4. Sophisticated Cartridge-Cut letters using Font 2 & Font two base at 2" ("your" at 1 1/2")
Assemble and you're done!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tuesday trigger at Moxie Fab World

At Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger, this is the inspiration:

And here is my take on the project:

All the die cuts were with the Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy by CTMH, and the sentiment is also from CTMH. I'm going to use this as our Anniversary card next month-19 years of marriage.  Added shimmer vellum and pearls to mimic the blouse. I did pop dot the 2nd layer to add more interest.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Exploring Cricut Blog Hop-Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July with Exploring Cricut! Please follow along with us for a bunch of great inspiration and blog candy! The hop begins at Exploring Cricut. Participants will visit each Design Team member's blog to view their projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog or click on the links provided. If you get lost along the way, you can always return to Exploring Cricut to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.

There will be prizes along the way at some of 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.


Now for my projects-

Both cards were made with the same two cartridges-Creative Cards & December 25th.  Here is the recipe for the first card-

  1. Creative Cards (6th card) Black Card & maroon flocked cardstock- 5 3/4". Gold base (Wausau Royal Metallic paper) cut @ 6".
  2. Theresa Collins December 25th cartridge-sentiment cut at 1 3/4" in black and gold. Bird cut @ 2" in gold, 2 1/4" in black.
  3. Black Sheer Offray ribbon
  4. Don't forget to put the dot on the "i" like I did! I'll add one later.

  1. Creative Cards (16th card) White base cut at 5 1/2", white mat cut at 5 3/4", then embossed with Sizzix Snow Globe.
  2. Theresa Collins December 25th cartridge-sentiment cut at 1 3/4" in dark green, holly cut at 2 1/4 in dark green, berries in red.
  3. I popped the mat off to give some dimension to the card.

Now for some blog Candy! If you become a follower of my blog and leave a comment, you'll be entered to win Zva Creative pink rhinestone flourishes, Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Lacing Cards, and Colorbok Limited Edition white glitter alphabet letters.

Next in line is Kathy, just click on her name to follow the blog hop!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Exploring Cricut Wonderful Wednesday

Hi from Exploring Cricut! My inspiration to make this card was based on my best friend Reva losing her 13 year old Pomeranian Jac. He woke her up in the middle of the night barking, and when she picked him up to cuddle him he passed in her arms. I made this for her, and since then another friend lost her fur child Cheyenne. I think I'll use this as my standard Dog Sympathy card.  Here is my project-

I don't know who makes the cloud paper-there was no manufacture on it. The Pup & wings were cut out of a white glitter paper, and the outline is a matte gold paper.

1. Wings-Indie art cut at 2"
2. Pup-Paper Pup pg 102 (Solid Creative Feature for base cut @ 4 1/2"). You will notice that this cut originally had a leash in his mouth. I cut off the leash, and cut the collar off the leash to use as my halo! Don't be afraid  to alter your cuts to suit your vision. The worst thing that will happen is you might have to recut! Another hint-on thicker glitter paper, use blade depth 6, max pressure, and the slowest speed. I'm going to try my deep cut blade on this and see if it cuts easier!
3. I wondered if you could stamp on the clouds, so I tried it on scrap cloud paper & it worked-the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Inside there is a poem saying "that God made sure those pearly gates contained a doggy door".

Bye Jac-you'll be missed.

Monday, July 8, 2013

FCCB "Cute as a Bug" Challenge & Blog Candy Winner!

At Fantabulous Cricut Card Blogspot, the challenge this week is "Cute as a bug". Create a project with some sort of bug! This card is made with 3 older Cartridges-Walk in my Garden, Doodlecharms & Plantin Schoolbook. Here is the card-

Here is what I did:
  1.  Mason Jar-vellum, white cardstock. Doodlecharms (cut @ 4 1/2")
  2.  Bug-Walk in my Garden (cut @ 1 1/4", black, yellow, lavender CS), Daisy (cut @ 1 1/2", white, lavender) Flower stem-(Cut @ 3 1/2" shimmer green)
  3. Tag- Plantin Schoolbook (Cut at 1")
  4. Cardz Tv "Happy" stamp set, Happy Birthday, purple Colorbox ink.
  5. Purple & white twine
  6. DCWV Mat Stack
I lightly used a pencil on the cut lines on the vellum to give definition.

Now for the blog candy I'm giving away-the winner is....

Cindy Womack!!!

Please contact me so I can get your mailing info to send you your prize!

Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Just A Nutter Paper Crafter and the 4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!
In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!
If you've come from Lynn at, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE to start at the beginning.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB! I am also giving away blog candy (Basic Grey tag mini book & an Imaginese cupcake Stamp) to one lucky commenter who joins as a follower!

  This is my project..... 

Here is what I used:
  1. Chalkboard Font Cartridge (HOME cut at 2", (of the) cut at 1")
  2. Storybook Cartridge (Free cut at 2")
  3. Cheerful Seasons (Because cut at 1 1/4")
  4. Brave (Blackletter cut at 2")
  5. Summer Celebrations (Soldier cut at 5 1/2)
  6. Accent Essentials (Starburst background cut at 7 1/4" & 6")
Shimmer Paper (White, Blue) Wasau, Holographic-Wal-Mart, Red Cardstock-Bazzill, stash paper

The frame I painted in Brushed Nickel (Rustoleum), and the frame is a 25 cent yard sale find!

Your next stop is Missy at  Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!
Happy Crawling!!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:


I also want to enter this in the following challenges-
Little Scrap Pieces "Let Freedom Ring"
Bitten by the Bug 2 "Salute the Red, White, & Blue"
A Muse Studio "Red, White, & Blue"

Exploring Cricut Red, White, & Blue

Hi! My name is Michelle, and thrilled to be on the Exploring Cricut Design Team. Here is my project for today-

I'll explain how I did this!

     These were made with the Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridges. Look on page 28 . For each rosette I cut 6 lengths at 2 1/2", scored the fold lines, and glued them together. I thought they were plain, so I took a Creative Memories Silver felt pen and colored the stars. Much easier to do before you glue together! I backed the rosette with glue onto a 2" circle, put a heavy object on it and let dry. The streamers I made with 1 1/2" wide ribbon that was 70% off at Jo-Anns. Cut the streamers 18 " long. Baste the edges of the top of the streamers, gather, arrange & glue on back of rosette circle. I cut another 2" circle, bent a pop can pop top slightly up, then stapled it to the 2nd circle. Glue over rosette streamers matching up circles. Trim ends of ribbons. Cut star medallion from same page, glue over center of rosette.

     This was made with the Art Philosophy cartridge from Stampin' Up.  I chose the banner on page 29, and cut at 11 1/2" with white cardstock. The banner frame was cut with Wausau blue metallic paper at same size. Assemble. The lettering was from Chalkboard font Cartridge, Extended Font, cut at 2". Adhere to banner.

Add flag & star stickers around the top of the white portion of banner. I then used my Crop-a-Dile to add 2 eyelets to each banner.  I cut (6) 3" pieces of the red star wire to attach the banners to the wire I stretched between the ribbons.

I've had a lot of compliments on it so far!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 "Salute the Red, White, & Blue"
A Muse Studio "Red, White, & Blue"