Friday, May 27, 2011

JAI 69 - Just Add Fussy Cutting

*********Edited to add to this message. We've had to delete a few submissions this week. Please see the rules at the bottom of this post. Fussy cutting is not just cutting out one image it is cutting out a number of images. Paper piecing of an image is fine but just cutting out a hat is not. *****************************

Thanks to Paula for this awesome challenge. A lot of us just adore fussy cutting and we hope you all get to play along with us this week!

So what is fussy cutting?

Fussy cutting is a Quilting term but we papercrafters have done this for years too. Basically it's cutting out intricate pieces of paper for your card or scrapbook page.

Like it? We did ... and here's what the Design Team came up with -

Delys Cram

Bronwyn Eastley

Jodene Tripp

Patrice Easton

Nikki Spencer

Chantell Randall

Kim Badelt

Kathy Tanner

Mae Collins

Paula Dobson

Gardenia Pepworth

And our final submissions from our two wonderful Guest Design Team members..




Thanks so much for all of your gorgeous creations this month Clare and Liam!

Please check out our amended rules ...
(as it does not give us any pleasure to delete links)

  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, not your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with some others if you like.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as a way of advertising products/tutorials etc. which are for sale. You may include a 'project recipe' but do not provide links within the post for promotional purposes, recruiting etc. for any product brand. We're here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at midnight (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.


  1. lovely examples this week ladies x

  2. All the design team have done a fabulous job- Love them lots! Will try to join in this week- you have inspired me!

  3. Gorgeous DT examples girls! I'm sure I'll have a couple to enter this week... I love fussy cutting!! xx

  4. Wow .... I love all the DT cards - the fussy cutting is superb ... stunning cards ladies!!!

  5. So glad I found your blog! I absolutely love all of the DT samples. Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

  6. You can delete my post because I do have links to products I used on my card...I failed to notice the rules until after I submitted. Still, I thank you for a fun challenge!