Monday, September 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut "In the Kitchen"

At Exploring Cricut the challenge this week is to make a project with a Kitchen theme. I used "From My Kitchen" to dress up a recipe box & apron from Target.

The top picture is the most accurate color of the recipe box-I don't know why it came out so dark on the individual pictures...

I used a light & medium chartreuse cardstock, and a little piece of orange yellow that is on the measuring cup. Here are the sizes-
  1. Recipes, page 43, cut @ 2 1/2"
  2. Oven Mitt, page 53, cut @ 3"
  3. Hot Pad, page 52, cut @ 3"
  4. Measuring Cups, page 47 , cut @ 2 1/2"
For the apron-I didn't have my Heat N Bond available, so I tried Pellon Wonder Under to cut the fabric with-it freakin' didn't work! I've cut GOBS of fabric with Heat N Bond, but since I was out-what to do? A light bulb went off (dim, to be sure) and I cut the cleaver at 8" with the thinnest paper out of my OMGWWIT (oh my gosh, what was I thinking) stash and used it as a pattern to cut the fabric out. After fusing a rectangle to resemble a cutting board I fused the cleaver and zig zagged the edges. Voila!
 I'm pretty sure I'll never have trouble finding this!

So get busy with a Kitchen themed project and enter the Exploring Cricut Challenge.

FCCB Transportation Challenge #179

At  FCCB, the challenge this week is to make a project with a Transportation theme, and here is my project:

I wanted to do something different, so I chose an easel card. There are a ton of tutorials out there if you've never made one. Here's the process I did:

  1. Make easel card. I used Wild Asparagus cardstock.
  2.  I covered the easel portion with the blue polka dot paper, and added clouds From the Groovy Times cartridge. The motorcycle is also on the same cartridge, and this was cut @ 2 3/4" out of scrap paper.
  3. The easel "stop" I made by stamping the road from Papertrey Inks School Time set onto black cardstock, and embossing in white. Use pop dots to elevate the road.
  4. Sentiment is from Creative Memories Mod collection, cut in half and positioned on right hand side of card.
It's kinda fun making a different type of card, don't you agree?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Exploring Cricut Woo Hoo Wonderful Wednesday

I love this cassette tape from Indie Art-this is actually a card for a friend of ours winning yet another Sprint Car Championship (His 11th in 7 years, or something like that). 

Here's the ingredients:
  1. Indie Art-cassette cut at 4" out of black & light gray cardstock.
  2. Background paper unknown-but green and black are his favorite color combo's.
  3. Paper Smooches Word Salad-Congratulations
  4. CTMH Artiste Stamp-#1
  5. Computer generated song title (If you've never heard the song, it's pretty hard core rock-but it's great for any sport).
This can be used with anyone you have a song with-friends, spouses, co-workers, etc. Have fun with it!

Thanks for coming over from Exploring Cricut!

Monday, September 16, 2013

FCCB Challenge-ABC or 123

The challenge at FCCB this week is to create a project using at least one Cricut cut letter or number. Here is my project-

This is from the Artbooking cartridge from Close to my Heart. I used a Cricut marker to draw the letter first, then replace the marker with the blade and cut. Super simple, and looks great!

Supplies used:
Black cardstock
light teal cardstock
black and white Damask paper-My Minds Eye
ribbon-American Crafts
teal Cricut Marker-Fashion Color Palette

Easy peasy-and took only about 10-15 minutes (tying the bow took 10 min, I swear!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

FCCB Vinyl Education continues!

For today's project-I purchased this vinyl composition notebook from the $1 Store. I added the vinyl letters I made so that my Mother-in-Law would have a notebook she could use to make notes on the cards she makes. She really liked the one I made for myself, so I couldn't resist giving her a "just because" gift.

I used the black outdoor vinyl from Cricket Vinyl Supplies. I really like the vinyl cover with vinyl letters-makes it waterproof! Pick a font that you like and go for it-this is the basic font in the Cricut Craft Room.

Remember, if you order this week and use the code: fantabulous you can get 15% off your order.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut Back to School

Hi! Here in the Rogue Valley, school always starts after Labor Day, so this card is real appropriate for where I used to work!

The cartridge I used was an oldie, but a goodie, Locker Talk. For this card, I used the crayons (button 5, cut at 2") and the phrase (button 4, cut at 4") and cut them out of scraps.  The ribbon is Craft Essentials mini spool from Jo-Anns, and the background papers are unknown.

I also used the flip function on half the crayons so the tips pointed different directions for some visual interest.

Thanks for joining me today and make sure to enter the Back to School Challenge today at Exploring Cricut!

I'm also entering this at the Rose Blossom Garden   School Theme Challenge, Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge Back to School

FCCB's Fall Vinyl Education Week & some big Prizes!

Welcome to Just A Nutter Paper Crafter and the FCCB Vinyl EDU Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!

FCCB Vinyl University-Sponsored by

We are so excited to introduce you to our vinyl education week!
Would you like to win a Cricut Expressions Machine? If we get 100 participants in the challenge our sponsor will give away a Cricut machine-how awesome is that!
*only one entry per person
*No back linking
Your project must be posted on your blog on Sept 9th or after. 

Included is a Cricut Expression Machine, deep cut blade, Jasmine Cricut cartridge, ten 12"x 12" assorted sheets of matte vinyl, and one 12"x 12" gridded transfer tape. 
So grab your vinyl and make a project!

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 ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!

Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost-

Amy HS

For my project I made Motocross decals (using the Cricut cartridge Dude!) for my husbands truck, since he Motocrosses in the Fall when the rain starts making the mountains perfect for a dirt bike ride!

Left side of truck back window-(I'll have to smooth out the air bubbles better on this side)

Right side of truck back window-(used the flip feature on this)

 Decal on the paper backing-looks prettier on the truck-

This vinyl came from, and is the outdoor vinyl. It's really high quality vinyl! The outdoor vinyl is great for decals like this, but can also be used for mailboxes, windows, outdoor signs, business info on magnetic sheets for cars, etc. I had no trouble cutting it at all!

I cut this dirt bike out at 4 1/2" using Dude! cartridge button 21, and my settings were Blade 6, Pressure 2, and Speed 1. If your mat isn't very sticky you can use blue painters tape to hold it down so it doesn't shift. The decal shown was also cut with the "flip" button on. My husband had me alter (cut out areas) of the decal so that there were no gold showing under the bike riders chest and handlebars. Why? I don't know, but since it was for his truck I went for it with a craft knife. Now his friends want some!

I am also offering Blog Candy, shown here-

This is a Graphic 45 prize package from Secret Garden Collection. The pad is 8" x 8", with  24 Gorgeous double sided papers. The packages contain 2 different sheets of coordination elements for card making or scrapbooking. All you have to do is leave a comment.  You don't have to be a follower if you don't want to-but followers (new or old) will get two entries in the drawing if they leave a comment!

You've made it to the end of the FCCB Crawl. Check back with the Design Team everyday, as more projects & videos will be added daily.  Make sure you've visited 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!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Thanks for joining me for Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut!  Ever since I got the new Artbooking cartridge from CTMH I've been in crafting heaven. Here is a card I made with it-

This was so easy to do! I cut this element at 5" real dial size from page 71. I find it funny that it was in with the Halloween items! I cut the bottom off at about 1 1/14", the took the other end and laid it on the card to find where to cut again to make the wide white swath-there was plenty of lattice left for another project. I then took my Spectrum Noir pens and colored the openings to resemble stained glass. The sentiment & heart is from Paper Smooches.

I hope you like this-I think it would also make a nice sympathy card.