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Ashley Horton: Girl Power

Go wild with fussy cutting, using the fun Wild Child collection! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild

I have a confession to make: when I get a new PP collection, the first thing I always do is go through the patterned papers to look for designs that would be great for fussy cutting! It’s true!! I love to fussy cut images from the 12×12 papers and rearrange them on a separate background paper into a unique design. The floral paper from the Wild Child collection has been at the top of my fussy cutting list since the day it arrived, and I finally got the chance to use it on the layout I’m sharing with you today!

Go wild with fussy cutting, using the fun Wild Child collection! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild

I cut various sized floral images from the patterned paper and adhered them to a white cardstock background. I wanted the color of the flowers to really stand out against the background. Once I had them in place, I machine stitched around each of the flowers. Then I hand-stitched around each shape with embroidery floss and created a criss-cross pattern on each of the flowers. I love the extra color and texture the embroidery floss added to each of the flowers.

Go wild with fussy cutting, using the fun Wild Child collection! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild

When I initially arranged the flowers on the background paper, I left spots for adding my photo and title. Once I had both of them in place, I started embellishing the layout. I placed an embellishment in the center of each flower to add a fun look to the layout. And I couldn’t stop the embellishing there… so I decided to add more! I used some of the chipboard hearts and the rub-ons to fill in some of the white space between all of the flowers. It added a great scattered look to the layout!

Go wild with fussy cutting, using the fun Wild Child collection! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild

I finished the layout with patterned paper corners. I like to add pops of patterned paper to the corners of my layout when I use a white cardstock background. It’s a great way to add a finished look to your page. And it’s super easy! Just cut a square (mine are cut to 2.5×2.5), and then cut it in half. Give your patterned paper corner an even more eye-catching look by adding machine stitching to finish it off.

I hope you’ll try this idea on your next layout! Get out your favorite pair of scissors and find a patterned paper that’s perfect for fussy cutting!

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