Saturday 5 November 2011

November 6th Challenge

Happy November! Tessa here, and I'm excited to be hosting the challenges this month. Ready for a new one?

Your challenge is to use hand-cut shapes in a layout. Whether you cut hearts, stars, or even just circles, no die-cutting tools are allowed! Scissors only :).

Such a fun challenge! I didn't realize how often I was reaching for border punches. :)
For this layout I hand cut two layers of border scallops, as well as the hearts.

I had fun hand cutting the pennants underneath the photo - you can tell they're hand cut because they're all wonky - never mind!

This was a great challenge for me as my scissors are my best friend!! I used them all the time to cut things, I don't even own a cutting machine! Everything on my layout is hand cut!


I love my die cutting machines so this was definitely a challenge for me! I hand cut my title, which I made by first priting the letters from my computer, then using them as templates to cut around. I also hand cut the little mixed banner from a strip of scrap. 


I hoard punches and use my die-cut machine on a daily basis, but I loved the freedom of sitting down with just a pair of scissors and my patterned paper. I kept it simple with circles (well, round-ish shapes - they're far from circles!).

We hope you'll join us! Your scissors will appreciate the attention :). Should you choose to play, you could win your choice of the Very Merry line, Vintage Poinsettia line, or a shop credit for $25.00 USD from Precocious Paper:

To be in the running, simply create a layout that satisfies the challenge, post it on your blog or in a gallery, and leave a direct link to your layout in the comments below. Happy scrapping!


  1. Great challenge!
    I don't have any cutting machine...
    Here's my lo, where I hand cut all brackets shaped dp:

  2. Here's mine!

  3. here's mine

  4. couldn't resist a second one

  5. my LO...

  6. Here is my layout. hand cut circles. Sherri P

  7. I handcut the flowers on this layout.

  8. Well this was fun, using siccors again :o)
    Here is my LO:



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