11/08/16

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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