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A Fussy Cutting Adventure

Hello friends,

This past weekend, I made myself stay at home to knock out a sinus infection.  I got in some naps, but also a little relaxing crafting time.  I find fussy cutting really relaxes me because I have to focus on the image and nothing else - no worrying about anyone or anything other than not cutting through the image.  This creation was a lot of fussy cutting but it was really relaxing and lots of fun to see it come together:

To make this card, I stamped the DRS Open Leaf Branch image ($5 to $10 in the store depending on your mount style).  I stamped the image 30 times, colored them with Arteza Brush pens, and then fussy cut them (each branch has a lot of little branches so I cut them off individually).  To get the square wreath shape, I cut a square and then but out the middle so that I had a thin frame to arrange the leaves. 

I thought the background should stay white to really make the wreath pop,  I embossed the top panel to look like shiplap (I am a big fan of shiplap and I am planning on doing a room in it soon).

To finish it off, I stamped the Love You to the Moon greeting ($3.75 unmounted) and cut the 'love you' portion out. 

I love how this came out, and it looks even better IRL. 

Many hugz,



  1. Wow Nancy, what a feat to fussy cut all those leaves, I love the frame you made with them.
    And hope you're feeling better, there have been some horrid bugs going around.
    Hugs Christine

  2. A beautiful labor of Love, my friend. I hope your gorgeous card and naps made you feel much better. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  3. This is fabulous Nancy, so much super fussy cutting - I find fussy cutting really relaxing as well.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. You must be extremely serene and relaxed after all that fussy cutting! I enjoy it too, but you've got me beat for sure! This is wonderful and I hope you're feeling better now!

  5. You have some beautiful cards and inspiration on your blog. I like fussy cutting too and your card is a true labour of love and it shows, its so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a comment, it was very kind of you and I appreciate it x

  6. What a fabulous job. I like to fussy cut too...but that may be too much for me. So I really admire what you did here. The leaves look like they are real.


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