Hello Friends!  Today I am going to share a few different ways to stretch your supplies and use your pattern paper in two different ways.  I am going to be fussy cutting Christmas trees.  The first way, I will be stamping a Christmas tree using Fancy Pants Designs stamps and the other I will be cutting Christmas tree images off of the pattern paper.


Using the Christmas tree stamp from the Merry & Bright collection I stamped the image with black ink onto several pieces of pattern paper.


Next, using scissors, I cut the Christmas trees out.  These fussy cuts are now ready to be used on a project.  Be it a card, place setting, or in this case a tag, they are an easy and perfect diy die cut.


Here are the Christmas trees on one of the tags I created.  I used foam tape to give the trees dimension and added glitter glue to make them more festive.


Another way to fussy cut is to cut out an image from pattern paper.  As you can see, this sheet of Festive Firs from the Merry & Bright collection has a ton of different trees on the sheet of paper.  I cut a few of each tree design out using sharp scissors.



In the Merry & Bright Tags pack there is a similar tree (just larger) printed on a tag.  So I decided add the fussy cut trees to the tag.  Again, I adhered them using foam adhesive and added glitter glue to sparkle them up a bit.


There are so many dies, electronic machines, manual machines, pre cut die cuts that can become overwhelming, especially for a beginner crafter.  But going back to the basics, and just using scissors is equally as fun and stretches you supplies for less.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Merry & Bright