Monday, November 4, 2013

FCCB 185 - Anything Goes Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Scrapping Runner Creations and the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl - FCCB's version of a blog hop!

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, so let your imagination run wild!  Create any project, using your Cricut, and link up over at Fantabulous Cricut by Sunday evening to join in the fun.  This week's sponsor is Blitsy.  They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.
I created a banner for my brother's 40th birthday, which is just around the corner.

My brother lives in Colorado, and my sweetie and I are surprising him!  We plan to get to Colorado the day before his birthday, and in the middle of the night, we'll head over with his stepson to decorate his yard and front door with signs that he will find when he wakes up on his birthday.  Later that day, we'll show up on his doorstep!  I'll probably keep the banner to hang up inside, but if the weather is nice enough I may leave it on his front porch.

I had some great DCWV pattern paper in my stash that was black, grey and silver, which I thought was perfect for the occasion.

I used Birthday Bash for the flag shape.  The shape already had holes in it for the ribbon, which made it really easy!

And of course I had to incorporate "Over the Hill" somehow!  I found this tombstone image on the Life's a Party cartridge.  I hid the RIP and swirl that is on the top layer using my Gypsy, then I used one of the fonts on Lyrical Letters to spell out Over the Hill, welding the letters together so they would be easier for me to place on the tombstone.

Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.  If you get lost along the way, you can go back to FCCB blog or see the list below of all the participating blogs. When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project!  Remember, to qualify for the weekly prize from our fabulous sponsors, you need to have at least 1 Cricut cut on your project.

We are also opening up a DT call.  Please see the FCCB blog for more information!

Blog Crawl List:
Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie - Luv 2 Scrap
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy HS - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca - Crafting Misfit
Michelle - Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Catarina - Docerela Creations
Joneita - Create with Joneita
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from DCWV
Banner flags from Birthday Bash cut at 7 inches
Circles from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 4.2 inches
BIG 40 font from Pooh Font cut at 3 inches
Tombstones from Life's a Party cut at 7 inches
Over the Hill font from Lyrical Letters cut at 1.5 inches
Black ribbon


  1. This is terrific, I can't wait to hear how everything plays out with the surprise!! The tombstone is so funny and the font on the sentiment looks great!!

  2. Love the colors, perfect for a guy celebration and "40"

  3. Super cute! Love the headstone-shaped "over the hill" flag!

  4. This is gonna be great for those tombstone, er, milestone birthdays-great job!

  5. Love the black and white with the fun patterns. perfect

  6. Awesome banner!!!
    Sherrie K

  7. What a great surprise for your brother. the banner is perfect.

  8. Very nice banner and what a wonderful surprise for your Brother!

  9. LOVE your banner!!! It looks awesome! I love the all the papers you used, fabulous job!!!

  10. Great banner! I love all the patterned papers you used. I'm a new follower.

  11. What a fun project! Love what you did with the tombstone and welding the letters from Lyrical Letters looks so good on it!

  12. WOW - wonderful banner! What a great project you created - it is lovely! Enjoy your week and thanks for the CC -

  13. Like the bday banner project.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Really like the banner...looks great.

  15. What a fun , fun banner ! I love the different layers !


  16. Great project! Hope your celebration was spectacular! Thanks for sharing!