VIDEO | Make It Monday: Fussy Cutting Tips

Today, I have a video tutorial to share with you for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday. I know a lot of us have dies for just about every stamp set that we own, but sometimes there is no die to coordinate with an image or sentiment. There may also be a time when you want to stamp a design, then cut it out as stamped. Fussy cutting is the easiest solution. Many do not like to fussy cut, also known has hand cut, because it is time consuming and requires some skill. Well, today I have some tips to help you fussy cut with ease.

Participate with me this week at Papertrey Ink on Nichole Heady’s blog. Make a project using the fussy cutting technique and enter to win a prize. All details are on her blog. Below, you can find photos of my projects and the actual YouTube video.

I also wanted to point out that on my personal YouTube channel, I’ve created a playlist of all my Papertrey Ink videos so that it will be an easy place to locate the tutorials I have done over the years. Make sure you subscribe because I have plans to post more videos this year!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Fussy Cutting Tips - May 2015) #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell #Video #FussyCuttingI made two cards using this technique. During the last release, I made another card you can see HERE using the same technique.  As an example of how you can use this technique to stamp a ‘scene’ then fussy cut it, see a card HERE.

Want to see more examples of the fussy cutting technique? Maile used it during the release also on her card HERE. Amy used it on her card HERE.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Fussy Cutting Tips - May 2015) #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell #Video #FussyCutting

Sometimes, you need that extra dimension and want that extra border around the stamped image. Fussy cutting lets you accomplish that aesthetic. See my video on how to create an even hand-cut stamped image.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Fussy Cutting Tips - May 2015) #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell #Video #FussyCutting

This project uses Brushed Blooms and Enclosed: Apple stamp sets.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Fussy Cutting Tips - May 2015) #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell #Video #FussyCutting

This card is shared in the video.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Fussy Cutting Tips - May 2015) #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell #Video #FussyCutting

Graceful Greetings stamps and Circle Scribbles dies were used to make this card.

Video available on YouTube or below.

Thanks so much for checking out my post. I hope you now find fussy cutting a bit less stressful and a whole lot easier.

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  • Mary-Anne V. - Beautiful cards and love the tips on how to fussy cut esp. for many of us who do not have the matching dies. Question…what liquid adhesive did you used to adhere the scribble dies. I am always looking for some good adhesive. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Sharon - OMG, this is a GREAT idea. I get so frustrated when there isn’t an even space around my sentiment because I free cut it. My cut outs are going to look a million times better because of your tip! THANK YOU!ReplyCancel

  • Angela R - Great tutorial , never thought about doing it that way ..
    ThanksReplyCancel

  • Laurie Baker - This was a very helpful video on fussy cutting! I can see that I have not been moving the cardstock enough and that one tip alone will help me a lot in smoothness of cut! Just love the brushed bloom stamps and the circle scribble dies!ReplyCancel

  • Debra - Your cards are beautifully designed. I’m going to be braver about fussy cutting now that you’ve shared these tips. Do you mind sharing the colors of ink you used with the Brushed Blooms card? The colors are so vibrant and summery–I’d like to use them on a card myself!ReplyCancel

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