Have you ever wanted to create your own embellishments for card making or scrapbooking that will coordinate with the patterned papers in a collection like “Boy Oh Boy”? Sometimes you have used most of the stickers in a collection, or the size of the stickers don’t suit your project – this is a great time to try fussy cutting. “Fussy Cutting” means to cut designs or shapes from patterned papers by hand, using scissors or a craft knife. I thought I would share a couple of tips for this type of cutting.
First, choose small scissors with a short pointy blade. Here are a few of my favorite tools for fussy cutting so that you can see the types of blades that work best.
Choose designs in your patterned papers that are not overlapping. I chose to cut monsters, stars, and controllers from the “Guy Stuff” patterned paper.
For precise cutting, hold your scissors stationary, and use your other hand to turn the papers as you cut slowly. To add dimension to your embellishments, mount your cut out designs with adhesive foam tape.
Boy Oh Boy “Journaling Cards” patterned paper
Boy Oh Boy “Guy Stuff” patterned paper
Boy Oh Boy “Boy Stripe” patterned paper
Boy Oh Boy “Sweet Boy” patterned paper
Adhesive Foam Tape
Small Sharp Scissors or a Craft Knife