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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Paper cuts hurt!

They hurt my back anyway- I spend so long bent over the table concentrating that I get very achey. Luckily I've managed not to slice my hands either on the paper or a knife... yet!


I've made a few more designs this week, so once again I've got something new to offer for Handmade Monday, hooray! Today I went to a dedication ceremony (similar to a Christening) and the parents had requested no presents. I hate not taking anything, so I made each of the girls a papercut card of their initial, which can be framed if they want to keep it. They took ages, but I think the result was worth it. I'm planning to make one for the baby's room if it plays ball at the scan and we find out what we're having. I need to try bigger ones to add to my Folksy shop too.



15 comments:

  1. Love them - and what a lovely idea to frame them for a child's gift.

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

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  2. A lovely gift and am sure the children would feel proud to have framed as a keepsake. Have a good crafting week.

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  3. What a great gift, I can see why it took ages!

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  4. Wow what a great gift, this must take ages so intricate, I'm jealous I'm hopeless with a craft knife.
    Hugs Sue x

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  5. Craft knives can be lethal so take care, not something that can be rushed. They look very effective and would look good framed.

    Jan x

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  6. Lovely work and very detailed so I am not surprised your back hurts. Can't believe you haven't cut yourself doing these!. Beautiful.

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

    P.S. Good luck with the scan...

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  7. Beautiful designs! And you must be very lucky... I would have probably ended up in A&E if I attempted something so lovely!

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  8. They are lovely I'm planning a web page on papel picado soon so I will include a link to your blog if that's ok.
    Papel picado is the mexican term for paper cutting and some of them are amazing.
    I have been practising a little for my web page and it is really tricky to do but your designs are gorgeous.

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  9. Hi Maria, I looked up papel picado last week- it seems to be full of skeletons! Very intricate though, like the Chinese ones. Of course I don't mind if you link to the blog, thank you!

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  10. My gosh you must need some patience for cutting those letters. What a lovely gift, i'm sure they were most appreciated

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  11. Beautiful lettering, they would look lovely framed.

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  12. That's a charming idea, and I love the way they look like torn paper. Beautiful and will be a nice memory.

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  13. Lovely work again, you're really good at these! Gorgeous!

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  14. They look so delicate. A lovely present to have.

    LH
    x

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