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Archive for 'Papercutting'

Squirrel valentine


The template for this lovely papercut squirrels & hearts valentine’s card is available to download courtesy of Little Acorn. [via Paper Crave]



Swiss Miss has a stylish project you can print and cut out to create your own beautiful view of sunset over the Alps using the glow from a tealight. [via CRAFT]

The heart of papercuts

The very talented Elsa Mora has a new blog called The Heart of Papercuts full of her beautiful papercuts and lots of links to everything that is papercutting related.

Shadow decorations

Use the magical effect of candlelight to turn a papercut template:

…into a striking shadow decoration:

shadow tree decoration

In the following tutorial I will show you how to make a stylish decoration like the one I made above, using only cardstock and a simple tealight candle… 

Extraordinary thank you notes

Craftstylish contributor Jeffery Rudell is sharing a tutorial on making extraordinary thank you notes to leave a lasting impression. Mission accomplished!

We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the first Folding Trees contest, to win a pop-up card pattern from Easy Cut Pop-Up! We had 43 entries, and the random number generator chose number 19 as the winner, which belongs to Kym‘s comment:

So many great designs! My favourite is the dancing crane.

Great choice Kym, and look out for the e-mail from Easy Cut Pop-up telling you how to download your free pattern!

To everyone else who entered, don’t feel too bad: the wonderful patterns at Easy Cut Pop-up are a bargain to purchase for under $4 each, so why not treat yourself to your favourite design? Go on, you deserve it!

Beatrice Coron

Wow, look at this! Inspiration for all us novice papercutters from artist Béatrice Coron.

Review & Contest: Easy Cut Pop-up Cards

Don’t forget to enter the contest at the end of this post!

Kirigami is a Japanese art similar to origami, but with kirigami you cut the paper as well as folding it, making it easier to create more complex shapes. Easy Cut Pop-up specialize in unique pop-up cards patterns with beautiful kirigami designs, such as the above koala and joey card. All their designs look wonderful, but are they really easy to make? I was given the opportunity to try one of their patterns, so I can now answer that question for you with this review!


Laura Cooperman

Laura Cooperman is an artist from Cleveland Ohio born into a family of architects. More of her beautiful and delicate paper-cuttings are on her website. Feeling inspired?

Flower Week: roses

This post is a part of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know!

For the finale of Flower Week, I’m going to take a look at different types of paper roses. I covered origami earlier in the week, so here are some different ways to make a rose out of paper…

Quilt This and Scrapbook That! has a tutorial to make these pretty paper roses, with each petal cut out and glued individually. I’m guessing you could easily use recycled paper cut from magazine pages to give them a different look:

Absolutely gorgeous coffee filter roses, courtesy of Martha Stewart:

Quilled paper rose tutorial as seen in Crafts Beautiful magazine on YouTube:

And I’ll finish this week of paper flowers the way I started, with a tissue paper flower. This elegant rose is by The Artful Crafter:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first Folding Trees theme week. If you make anything based on the projects I’ve highlighted, we’d love to see them in our Flickr group. And if you have any suggestions for the next theme week, please let us know!