You might have heard this crafty term, but I want to tell you exactly “What is Fussy Cutting?” My latest Crafty Questions video tells you the what, why and how and has lots of tips to make this easy for you!

Have you seen beautiful cards like this one with elements made almost entirely of gorgeous patterned paper?

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Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper Does All the Work

You might not recognize it at first but the plant isn’t a coloured-in rubber stamped image. It’s a picture cut out of the Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper. There are three different papers in this package you can do this with!

Succulents are so hot right now so think how on trend you’ll be when you make a card with these great pots and plants!

You won’t even miss a rubber stamped image when you have great colours pictures like this!

These are wonderful and quick ways for you to make fast cards using the fully coordinated papers in a package. Just fussy cut them out and you are ready for amazing card making like this!

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A Pretty Card with Patterned Background Paper

Let me tell you a bit more about fussy cutting it in my quick Crafty Question video.

What is Fussy Cutting?

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Why Would You Fussy Cut?

  • It saves you time and money – they’re quick to cut out and you don’t need to have anything more than the designer series paper.
  • There’s no need to stock all the Stampin’ Up! colours of ink.
  • Each package has multiples of the images so you have loads of card making options.
  • The paper might appeal to you a lot but not the stamp set or dies so…you don’t have to get them!
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Use Fussy Cutting DSP for a Great Friend Card

If you like this idea here’s another fun slimline card made with only DSP and my trusty Paper Snips!

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Thanks for Taking a Peek

Did you get a chance to watch the video? It’s short and has lots more tips to make fussy cutting work easily for you! Thank you!

I love how this card turned out and I have just the friend in mind to give it to!

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Be Amazing Handmade Card with Patterned Paper

I hope you enjoyed these video tips and now you know the answer to What is Fussy Cutting, maybe you’ll give it a try with some of the awesome paper packages available from me and Stampin’ Up!