Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fussy Cuttin' and Making It Work

Has it been two weeks since my last post already? Wow, time is flying by and I can't keep up! This week's tutorial on OWH's Stars and Stamps blog is for fussy cutting - something I shy away from when ever possible. One thing I took to heart on the post was that my scissors are probably my #1 enemy when it comes to getting a good cut. So I spent my weekly craft allowance (don't worry, it's less than $10) on a new pair of scissors, going with Cutter Bee's Honey Bee pair. I have a cute little owl stamp and used it for my first try at fussy cutting. Wouldn't you know it, I think it really does begin with having a good pair of scissors. These have thin blades and are extra sharp because they're so new. So much better than the blue handled scissors I use from Staples!  I paper pieced the heart, stamped a little sentiment on it and used Sketch #146 for this card...

I also got some cool vintage stamps a week or so ago from Recollections (I think it was) but had trouble finding a sketch to fit a tape cassette image. So I started with Sketch #87 and went from there. The problem came when I saw the empty space on the bottom left that wanted to be utilized. So I played around with some ribbon and did a few of each style.

***UPDATE - the measurements for the above card are:
3 @ 2 3/8'x1 5/8"
1 @ 1 1/2"x5 1 1/4"
plus a ribbon, brad or other embellishment***

Another card I made from the vintage stamp set; Sketch #113...

Thanks for visiting and hopefully I'll get my butt in gear and post more regularly! Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Super nice them all! Great stamp set...I am jealous!

  2. Hi Rachel! Wonderful cards!! I have that little owl stamp and it's fun to see how you used it! I also love any typewriter image and yours rocks, especially in that color!

  3. Rachel, these are awesome! I have a little Fiskars detail scissors that I love for fussy cutting. What a fabulous stamp set!! That typewriter is awesome!!