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Being Fussy



I am always tempted to use scrapbook paper whole, the way the designer and manufacturer has intended.   This paper from Pink Fresh Studio in the October Funfetti kit is so beautiful on it’s own, the soft clouds,  the delicate feathers and especially the words of encouragement!



The snapshot I wanted to use, in my opinion, too dark for the original lighter background ‘dream big’  paper.

So I wanted to recreate the paper by taking all the elements from the page I adore and rearrange all the parts to work with another background.

Here they are side by side so you can see where the elements came from.


I wanted the feathers to be trailing like before and also added a couple more from another paper in the kit.

Fussy cutting the word ‘Dream’ was easy but I substituted the ‘big’ for the matching sticker in the kit.


I did take some inexpensive craft paint and whitewashed the background before attacking the layout.  It’s a great trick to use that will lighten any background paper.


I gave the Crate Paper tassels a trim to make my rays of sunshine behind the clouds.  Adding height really gave it dimension.


Fussy cutting is indeed time consuming, but I think totally worth the effort!



Author: krodesigns

As a full time stay at home mom of four sporty, smelly and sweet boys ranging in the ages of 4 to 16 - when not doing laundry - I’m a mixed media teaching artist with a passion for fiber art, planner, scrapbook and Project Life. I love making practical, everyday things beautiful as well as functional, and unbreakable.

9 thoughts on “Being Fussy

  1. So pretty and perfectly coordinated! The fussy cut words do finish the page beautifully!

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  2. Another well planned tutorial and post!! Love the resulting layout !!😃

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  3. oh, wow, it’s great!

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  4. What a cute page!

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  5. Beautiful layout! Love how you painted the background!

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  6. such a cute layout! i love the fussy cutting – i know it took you forever! 🙂

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  7. It all came together perfectly! So striking!


  8. You did such a great job here… love your take with the papers!

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  9. Your fussy cutting is amazing! I am terrible at it! LOL! I love how it all came together!


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