Welcome back crafty readers!
It’s Neftali here, once again, to share the March Challenge for the In The Scrap Blog.
This month’s challenge has to be one of my very favorite techniques to use in most of my scrapbooking layouts. Here it is:
MARCH CHALLENGE: FUSSY CUTTING
Have you ever tried this technique in your paper crafting and scrapbooking?
I personally love it for a couple of reasons:
- First of all, I love to pick the prettiest patterned paper I can find, especially those with beautiful florals.
- Second, I love to take advantage while sitting in front of my TV after a long day, and just cut away while I relax with my husband. It can be very much a stress reliever when you’re focused in on your cutting.
- Lastly, fussy cutting allows you to increase your available pieces to work with, whether it’s ephemera or cards. I love adding all my fussy cut pieces to my collection of supplies!
So, I’m sure you guys can tell that this challenge was a total blast for me!
In fact, I have taken to fussy cutting so well in the last year, that I still had a few cut out designs from the Crate Paper Oasis collection. I didn’t have to cut! Haha. So I had everything I needed to get this month’s challenge done in no time.
Here is my take on the Fussy Cutting challenge:
You might be surprised to find a summer layout, but I couldn’t resist! Haha.
Earlier this past summer I was in the mood to cut an entire page filled with these BEAUTIFUL palm tree leaves. I only ended up using one fussy cut corner of the page that time, and kept this for future use. So, lo and behold, it waited for that a perfect time!
Don’t the leaves look wonderful? I love staring at this layout! The greens, the pinks, those sharp cuts, lol.
I decided to use a snapshot of my footsies in the sand, from one of our beach trips last year. I love how I tucked my photo under the palm leaves so that it gives that “relaxing under the sun” feel.
To accent these pretty cut-outs I used the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection, and scattered a few fave pieces around my photo.
I also used a “hello” Silhouette cutfile that came as stock in the Silhouette Studio as my main title. It was stark white, so I decided to pretty up with some ombré pink watercolors.
I also added some more of the Summer Lights chipboard pieces on random spots on top of the hello, and used the “beach life” chipboard piece to finish off my title: Hello Beach Life. Using these pieces in two different places helped me bring my whole layout together.
So, that’s it! Luckily, having my fussy cut pieces saved me some time. But I wouldn’t have minded cutting out pretty paper for a few hours anywho, hehe.
I absolutely love this layout, and I was reminded of how much I really loved the Oasis collection this past year, so I went ahead and ordered a few more sheets. It’s stunning!
All the girls at In The Scrap are excited to share their own interpretations, so I would love to invite you to find the blog post here.
Now it’s your turn!! I urge you to take on the Fussy Cutting Challenge this month, and tag In the Scrap on Instagram to be entered to win a fun prize, if you’re chosen the winner of the interpretation!
That’s it from me, I will be back soon for more scrappy inspiration! Stay crafty, cuties!