Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Kids Are at It Again

My youngest daughter wanted to get into making Halloween decorations, too. Here is her witch papercut. She felt that she couldn't just leave it as a silhouette, so she added in details with pencil. I love the way that she solved the ever present question of how to mount a papercut. She loves to use tape.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Name in a Skirt?

Last weekend I was looking through a box of old paper stuff that a friend had bought on Ebay. This advertisement for personalized note cards was in it. I was intrigued by the idea of using a name to form the skirt and decided to make my own version of the youthful maiden as a papercut.

Here is what I came up with. I changed the girl a little in the process in order to make it more friendly to a papercut. The advertisement had a list of over 100 names that you could order, but I had a hard time picturing a name as long as Jacqueline squeezed into that skirt. I didn't even want to try Melissa. So, I decided to use the nickname that I used when I was a little girl. I don't like that name, but it was a lot easier to fit in that skirt. Maybe I'll try squeezing in my real name sometime. I like the way it turned out over all. The elongated letters give it an interesting look.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What My 12 Year Old Is Up To

My son is starting to feel autumn in the air. He loves to have the house decorated for the holidays, and sometimes he thinks that I am too slow to get started with the decorations. He decided to take matters into his own hands and start making decorations for Halloween. This is what he came up with: a ghostly diorama. I think that it is quite clever with its construction. He had no help from me. Isn't paper a lot of fun?!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall is Coming

Fall is just around the corner. It is my favorite season of the year, and that is not because of Halloween. I love the color and temperate temperatures of Fall.

This is a simple cut of a circle of leaves, but I like that it also looks like a flower. I hope that you enjoy it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September ATCs

Yesterday, I was so excited that I had a free couple of hours to do some papercutting. It has been too long. It was relaxing to hear that knife cut through the black paper. I have been too busy lately with other things.

This month's ATC theme is an open one. I have been on a fairy tale kick lately so I thought it would be fun to tell a fairy tale with my cards. I chose Cinderella just because it seemed the easiest at the time. The first scene is Cinderella receiving the invitation to the ball.

This is Cinderella's fairy godmother transforming a pumpkin into a coach. I thought it was fun that the background paper could be used to enhance the magic.

What is the Cinderella story without a depiction of the ball?

Lastly, the stepsister looks on in disbelief as Cinderella's dainty foot slips into the slipper. These were a lot of fun to do.