Monday, 16 May 2011

Even more papercutting!

Apologies if you're a Facebook follower- you'll already have seen these!

I couldn't have hoped for a better reaction from Thomas- he was thrilled when he opened his card... even though he had already opened his telescope!

So spurred on by his reaction, I drew a few more grown up designs. They weren't the easiest thing to work out how to draw, but once I'd got the hang of it, it was fairly logical. I made just two cards to start with, one a really simple heart design...

Love heart papercut card
And the second a more self-indulgent (read time-consuming!) congratulations card.

I'm so pleased with them that I've got several more designs in the pipeline including good luck, age and personalised wedding/engagement cards. There might even be some new baby framed papercuts on the way!

Why is it though, that every new spark of inspiration has to cost me money?! As I was making these cards, the blade kept falling out of my knife and when I took the photos I realised how woolly the lines were because the blade wasn't sharp enough. Later that day a routine trip into town saw me 'investing' in new blades for my swivel knife and a totally new knife! I need to get some really good examples into my Foksy shop a.s.a.p. and get promoting!

As usual on a Monday, to see what other crafties have been investing their time and money in this week, take a look at Handmade Monday.


  1. It's good when you find a winning formula - these are great. But I know what you mean about replenishing supplies.

  2. Ooh the cards look great and have a fab retro feel about them!

  3. I really like them, I too spent out this week on some new paint brushes... but they are a must have :o)

    Jan x

  4. Lovely work - and I know the feeling about spending! It's part of the reason I started selling!

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

  5. I really like the technique....not sure I'd have the patience for it....
    The end result tho is sooo worth the them!!

  6. Very nice work and if these are done with a dodgy knife, I can't wait to see the ones done with your new one!!

    You must have a steady hand, good eye and lots of patience!

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

  7. Wow, that's a lot of work cutting around those letters! My hand would be aching afterwards - as Ali says, you've obviously got lots of patience :)

    HT x

  8. Not seen anything like this done before so good to see how they look. Amazing that you did it all with a wonky blade too. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Good that your designs are working out they are very good. Tool trouble think we have all been there can't live with them can't live without them

  10. These are beautiful - you must have a very steady hand! Jo x

  11. I love your designs. Have you looked at the mexican paper cut designs they are really intricate. If you google papel picado which I think means paper cuts in mexican you will see some fabulous examples.

  12. Thanks everyone :-) Maria, thanks for that, I'll have a look.

  13. I love the "LOVE" card, looks absolutely fabulous. Well done and look forward to seeing you progress with your new knife!!