Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Designer Showcase: Fussy Cutting

Break out those scissors! This week we are sharing some Fussy Cutting projects as part of our Designer Showcase.  Haven't fussy cut before?  There's nothing to fear!  Fussy cutting is when you cut around parts of patterned paper to use as elements on your page or project.  I know, sometimes it's just so hard to bring yourself to cut apart that beautiful paper.  But I think you'll find these examples very inspiring!

 Marlene says she doesn't do much fussy cutting. "But this paper was begging for it". I have to agree!  The bold floral pattern of this paper was perfect to be cut and used on her page!

Cindy likes to fussy cut and says she does it all the time!  On this first layout she cut that large floral design (behind her focal photo) from a paper.  It looks so perfect there!

In this one, Cindy cut the pumpkins from patterned paper.  They look like elements you would buy already made like that!

On this card, Cindy cut that cute little critter from patterned paper! She also hand cut the balloon!  Cindy has some real talent with scissors!

On this page, Heather cut that cute banner from a patterned paper.  So adorable!

Now instead of staring at all those beautiful patterned papers you have collected, why don't you try some fussy cutting?  It just may help you use up some of the paper you've been hoarding collecting!  Fussy cutting is also a great way to make one piece of patterned paper stretch to be used on multiple pages/projects.

1 comment:

  1. So fun to see different examples of fussy cutting- one of my favorite techniques!