Mojo Monday – April 11/16 – “Fussy” Cut

MojoMonday_edited-1Happy Monday! Happy Mojo Monday!!

This week our challenge is to “fussy” cut elements for a page or card.


There are so many beautiful patterned papers out there to choose from! Some have lots of detail and others are more “plain” or conducive to using as a background for a scrapbook page. The more detailed patterns are often great to use if you want to add an element to your page in that you can “fussy” cut out a part of the page. “Fussy” cutting is a term that refers to the intricate cutting of a design or detail.

“Fussy” cutting can be time consuming depending on how much you have to cut out. I made a set of Christmas cards one year that required cutting out a tree. Lesson learned – don’t “fussy” cut a tree for 75 cards 😉

“Fussy” cutting is easiest when you use a sharp pair of scissors. My favourites are the Cutter Bee/Colour Bee scissors from EK Success and the Tim Holtz Scissors from Tonic. It’s also easier to turn the paper instead of turning the scissors as you cut.


This patterned paper is a newer one at the shop right now.

I look at a paper like this and immediately want to cut the cameras out to use as embellishments on a scrapbook page.

For my page this week, I used pop dots as adhesive to add dimension to the embellishment / camera. The border across the top of the page is also created by cutting up a sheet of patterned paper into flags and layering them one over the other. Pop dots again to add dimension.


Card makers often “fussy” cut stamped images and then add them to their card fronts. Here’s a card that Wendy created for our “Create A Card” blog post series. These little Lawn Fawn gems were each cut out and adhered with pop dots adhesive.image

Have fun with this week’s challenge!



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