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March 05, 2013

Take The Fuss Out of Fussy Cutting With Beautiful G45 Ideas!

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (inside)

Hello G45ers,

Hooray for fussy cutting! If you want to find a fun and easy way to add gorgeous depth, dimension and charm to your Graphic 45 crafts then you've come to the right place! Today we are going to share two gorgeous craft ideas that feature stunning fussy cutting techniques! You will see how much fun it is to really dig in to all the stunning details of your favorite Graphic 45 papers! Fussy cutting is such a great way to bring your crafts to life! It is when you use your scissors to cut out intricate designs in your papers like a beautiful flower, butterfly or any other pretty details in your Graphic 45 papers. It is very detailed work but it is well worth the time! Today we will be sharing a breathtaking Olde Curiosity Shoppe cuckoo clock by Alberto Juarez and a beautiful 5x8 Altered Art Box featuring French Country by Sharon Ngoo! These crafts are so amazing! They're sure to inspire you to try some fun fussy cutting in your next craft creation!

Lets begin with Alberto's astonishing Olde Curiosity Shoppe cuckoo clock. Look at how Alberto fussy cut all those pretty butterflies! We also love all the fabulous saturated colors and clever use of Graphic 45 Metal Staples! Time stands still when gazing upon a craft with this much beauty! Here is what Alberto had to say about it!

"This project is really special for me. I LOVE cuckoo clocks. When I was a child I traveled to Vienna and I remember a clock shop with a lot of cuckoo clocks and this is one of my first memories. I made this project absolutely handmade with chipboard, glue and graphic45 paper. I use a lot of metal embellishment and I cut the deer with the silhouette cameo." -Alberto Juarez

Alberto Juarez Graphic56 Oldecuriosityshope CuckooClock 5

Alberto Juarez Graphic56 Oldecuriosityshope CuckooClock 3

Alberto Juarez Graphic56 Oldecuriosityshope CuckooClock 2

Alberto Juarez Graphic56 Oldecuriosityshope CuckooClock 8

Alberto Juarez Graphic56 Oldecuriosityshope CuckooClock 4

Graphic45 Olde curiosity shoppe paper
Mercurial masteripiece
counting down
exquisite motif
Parlor wall
Optical oddities
Butterfly specifics
Chipboard die cuts 1
chipboard die cuts 2
Stickers sheet
Antique metal door pull
Ornate metal key holes
Stamped metal brads
Metal buttherfly
Imaginatium die cut
Old clock
Brass Chain

Next we have this exquisite French Country 5x8 Altered Art Box by Sharon Ngoo. You can see all the amazing detail with the French Country Banners, Flowers, Chipboards and Stickers. The box opens to reveal a paradise of fussy cutting! This is a great example of how much dimension a few fussy cut elements can add to your craft creations! Here is what Sharon had to say about it!

Here's something I made using the 5X8 Kraftboard Altered Art box and the lovely French Country collection.  Its kind of like a photo display box....and because it's going to be a gift, I made it such that you can slot in photos and change them around every now and then.

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box

You insert the photos from behind the panel and it looks like this

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (with photo)

And here's what it looks like when you start opening the box

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (first flap)

There's more spaces for you to insert photos (I didn't seal the top of the frames)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (left flap)

And here's where you insert the photos that show on the front of the box:

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (right flap)

And when you finally reach the inside, there's one last place to put a photo:

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo French Country 5x8 altered art box (inside)

2. Small Matchbook Box (just the inner box)
Papers from French Country Collection
Black Gesso
Ribbon - my own

Today's projects also make incredible gift ideas! So the next time you're looking for the perfect gift, try having some fun with fussy cutting in a card, layout, mini or altered art piece! It's such a simple technique that adds a world of charm and sophistication! Huge thanks to Alberto Juarez and Sharon Ngoo for their glorious creations today! Please come back and see us tomorrow for more superb craft inspiration from Graphic 45! Have a delightful day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I am amazed everyday you post something unique.

Todays projects are fantastic!! What talent.

Love the altered photo display box

Wow, I love to fussy cut. Lovely work. I have such a hard time using that much Graphic 45 in my projects. I just want to SAVE it and make it last as long as possible.

Love the cuckoo clock. The other projects are fantastic too.

Fabulous fussy cutting! Brilliant ideas - its amazing how cutting out a few elements can transform a project!

Wow! These are so pretty!!

Awesome detail!! What great projects.

what a hoot the cuckoo clock is too cool; love the altered box as well.

Most schools are closed due to snow storm, it would be nice if they would close work so we could stay home and play. Lovely projects, so jealous of your jobs!

Just beautiful.

its always so hard to say which one you like more.....I really can't say! Both are so beautiful, and perfect examples of fussy cutting! Love BOTH!

Both projects are absolutely stunning! I love the whimsical cuckoo clock with the keys and tags and of course butterflies for the weights.
The box is so pretty on the front but then when you open it up and see the amazing scene done with all the layers and dimension it's breathtaking!
These talented artists certainly know how to show love to a piece of paper!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Alberto and Sharon these are fabulous projects. Such detail and excellent fussy cutting. Thank You.

Love both these inspiring projects!!

Wonderful. I need some paper.

The cuckoo clock is totally off the wall!!!
WOW! The box/card/photo album is gorgeous! What beautiful project - again!!

Wauw what a great projects, beautiful

Wow what great ideas. The clock is just amazing.

I love fussy cutting! I do quite a lot of it, but I think Sharon is the Queen! And Alberto is the King! Beautiful, beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing!

What wonderful projects! I so appreciate the detail and creativity. Thank you for sharing.

Alberto's clock is absolutely, amazingly gorgeous. The buck head is perfectomundo! The details are so intricate. I have just gotten into fussy cutting and I am loving it!
The altered box is beautiful also! Thank you for sharing these beautiful projects with us!

That clock may be the most amazing paper creation I've ever seen!

The clock is amazing!

Wow! Alberto's clock is absolutely fabulous, especially the deer sticking out at the top.

I am new to paper crafting. Would someone tell me what is fussy cutting?

OMG I love the clock, is so beautiful.

Amazing projects.

WOW! These projects are amazing. I love "fancy cutting"...and will definitely step it up! thanks for sharing.

I love the clock and can't even begin to fathom how you came up with the idea and the amazing details to do it.Thanks again for sharing your unimaginable gorgeous projects.xxx

I want the clock!!! Wow what work here. Love both projects today but the clock won.

I love the coco clock !!!!

Fussy cutting is my favorite crafty thing to do!! With these two projects as inspiration, I'm going out to buy more paper before I get snowed in (Chicago area!).

Oh may my fingers were sore just looking at all that fussy cutting. . . I love today projects they are beautiful.

Just seeing these gorgeous projects makes my day delightful!! I love to fussy cut and G45 papers offer the best artwork for this crafting hobby of mine. I can take projects with me too.

Interesting idea with the deer mount.

Alberto ....your clock is outstanding!!! Sharon...love your Altered Art Box!!! Love the paper!!

Stunning work! I just love the clock.

Love! They are stunning as usual!

They all are just beautiful. You can tell they put a lot of thought and work into them.

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