Designed with Nicole: Fussy cutting!

Designed with Nicole: Fussy cutting!

Hey everyone! Nicole here today on the blog to share some tips on fussy cutting. OK, I know what you are thinking – “ack, I hate fussy cutting! It’s too much work.” I promise it really isn’t. It’s a great way to stretch your supplies and create your own unique embellishments for cards or scrapbook layouts too. Here you’ll see the cards I created but be sure to watch the video below for more fussy cutting tips and tricks!

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; Gems/Pearls: Queen & Co.; Cut files: JustNick Studio; Stamps & Ink: Stampin’ Up; Circle Die: Gina K. Designs; Art Crayons & Stencil brush: Vicki Boutin

Using not even a quarter of a sheet of patterned paper, you can transform a simple white card base into paper magic.

A few quick tips:

  • Move the paper, not your scissors
  • Leave a thin border around the edge of the element you are fussy cutting
  • Use foam adhesive to the paper for quick dimension

Sit back and join me as I show you how effortlessly these cards came together with minimal supplies and a little cutting effort!

Thanks for joining me on the blog, I will see you again soon for more Designing ideas!

~ Nicole

2018-07-07T15:51:18-04:00July 9th, 2018|Designed with Nicole Nowosad, YouTube videos|


  1. Angela July 9, 2018 at 10:09 am


  2. Jeanne Beam July 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing…

  3. Shannon Yates July 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Always love your creative work!!! And I don’t mind fussy cutting — very meditative for me.

  4. Debby July 9, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    What is the little black tool you use to pick up the tiny little pieces?

  5. Teresa Medeiros July 10, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Very pretty cards Nicole! And I don’t mind fussy cutting either…in moderation of course. 🙂

  6. Mickey Drake July 10, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I loved the cards. I’d love to know where to buy the die for your background on the card on the right..?

    • Shawn Wenrich July 12, 2018 at 3:12 am

      It’s listed in the supplies, it’s a cut file from JustNick Studio.

  7. LC Lamothe July 12, 2018 at 12:38 am

    These are beautiful! The colors are so eye-catching against the white. You’ve inspired me to look through my patterned papers for some prints to fussy cut. I just love your gorgeous creations!

  8. Carol Jones July 15, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Love your cards! So pretty and fresh. I like fussy cutting, I find it calming and relaxing.

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