Hi Fancy Pants fans, Cathy here.  I am sharing some Fancy Cuts here with you today, also known as Fussy Cutting. Fussy Cutting is easy to do, requires just a great pair of scissors, a little patience and also makes your gorgeous Fancy Pants papers stretch a bit further.  I created three cards with the Nautical collection and all of the fancy cuts came from mainly one sheet, In the Clouds, and a few accents from Nautical Strips.  Plus lots left over to keep creating!

As you can see, the clouds were my main focus for fussy cutting.

and away we go

The next 2 cards, I still focused on the clouds but added bits from the Nautical Strips paper.  I did die cut the sun and the hello with my Silhouette Cameo… it just needed a few more fun layers.


And for my third card, I used a Nautical Brag card layered with a fussy cut cloud, banner and border.  One more added layer using the Nautical Frames.

happily ever after

I was having so much fun with Fancy Cuts that I decided to keep creating. I scrapped a fun layout using the Nautical Brag Cards that I fussy cut.  I used a Page Maps sketch for this.

nautical fussy cut layout ps

I fussy cut the “Yo” brag card, hand stitched through the word for a little more contrast, then layered a tag and turquoise corrugate paper from the As You Wish collection


And over here I fussy cut the light house from another Nautical brag card, popped it up and layered it with the Nautical frames and tickets.

light house

I hope you are inspired to try some Fancy Cuts with some gorgeous Fancy Pants papers very soon.

Fancy Pants collections used: Nautical, As You Wish