Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Designer Showcase: Fussy Cutting

Have you ever tried fussy cutting on your pages? It is where you take patterned paper and cut out a pattern or images. You usually have to do it pretty carefully so maybe that is why it is called "fussy" cutting. Get ready to take out those scissors and get inspired by some of the contributor's pages featuring this technique!

Up first is Heather! She created these two layouts using this technique. You can see that in the "Cute as a Button" Heather actually cut some buttons out of patterned paper. What a neat idea! On her second page, Heather cut out the large patterns and used them as embellishments!

Nancy also created some pages using fussy cutting! In this first gorgeous page, Nancy cut out some flourish flower designs. On her second page she cut out lots of flowers and butterflies. This really adds a great touch to her designs!

Sara created two beautiful pages to share as well! In this first fun page, you can see that she cut out the points of patterned paper. This really makes the photo stand out! In her second page, Sara cut out lots of things like trees and the house elements to make a beautiful page.

Lastly I am sharing a beautiful page by Dolores! You can see that she cut out lots of gorgeous flowers and layered them on her page! It really makes the page "pop" and goes so well with the title of her page.

I hope you are as inspired as I am to use this technique!


  1. What great layout shared today! I am a big fan of fussy cutting myself!

  2. I have done this COUNTLESS times!! It truely IS fussy cutting hahaha. It takes sooo long when you are cutting out a VERY intricate design. I actually buy some papers knowing I will use it for this use :) Great LOs ladies!!

  3. Really awesome job with all of the fussy cutting projects girls! They look fabulous.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria