Papercut Projects for Artwork, Keepsakes, Greeting Cards,
2/12/ 2017/ ISBN 9781782215158
by Rachel A Hyde
this book are forty-eight templates to fold and cut. What
they have in common is that they are all symmetrical and will
provide many hours of relaxing cutting for many levels of
This is the sort of thing that people can still do better
than die cutting machines. It is also one of the cheapest
crafts you can take up, and the results are truly stunning
and sure to impress recipients. Most people will already own
most if not all of the materials and tools required and, unlike
most crafts, there is not much to learn before you begin.
The beginning of the book contains chapters on different folds,
how to flatten, cutting tips and transferring designs, as
well as information about what paper to buy and why you might
need certain items. The rest of the book is divided into the
projects and their templates. The latter can be cut directly
from the book and have a patterned background, but there are
also suggestions as to how to use the templates as they are.
The project section contains instructions with staged photographs,
lists of what you need, and photos of the finished items.
If you are imagining a book of cards and tags, you will find
these, but also a mask, garland, crown, mobile, paper chain,
family tree, cake topper and cupcake case to name a few. Many
designs are taken from the natural world with leaves, flowers
and British wildlife such as a squirrel, deer, fox and swan.
Most patterns are suitable for any time, but Halloween, Easter
and Christmas have one project each. Total beginners would
be advised to practice a bit first, but there are many patterns
that are suitable for starting with, and those aimed at the
more experienced cutter. This is a very handsome book with
lots of photographs, patterns printed in a variety of colors
with corresponding reverse sides, and each page decorated
with paper cut captions and frames. One for the keeper shelf.
If you cannot find a good range of paper crafting materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.