Thursday, 12 January 2012

Paper cuts

I love paper cuts.

I am obsessed with Rob Ryan (but could never justify the ££ to own an original, sob!)  And I cannot get enough of these beautiful cards by Storey Shop on etsy, these are the ones I bought to use for my wedding but I had already bought several to frame as they are just so damn cool! My personal favourite is the 'You had me at hello' one, check them out and see how many you add to your basket!!


We even made our own paper cut art work to hang in our bedroom which we framed between two sheets of glass.  Sorry for the iPhone photos but it was late & I was being lazy!  Cutting by hand takes a lot of time and patience but it's very worth it:


 
When we were looking at wedding invitations we knew that we wanted them to be a) simple b) involve paper cuts c) be handmade and this is what we came up with:


We didn't cut these by hand though we invested in a paper cutting machine... I know right? A machine that will do it all for you! It wasn't cheap at about £240 but we used it to cut all of our invitations, the paper flowers and the vinyl we used to etch jam jars so we definitely got our moneys worth.  It's really easy to use, you just design your work on their software and then send it to 'print'.  It works just like a printer except a blade replaces the ink cartridge.  We did say that we would make any cards we need in future on it too but that hasn't happened yet, oops! 



22 comments:

  1. Ooooo these are so pretty! Off to stalk the Esty shop now!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. Careful - they are addictive!! xx

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  2. Awww they are lovely aren't they!

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    Eda ♥

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  3. Seriously jealous of your paper cutting machine! I've always wanted one of those, haha! x x

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    1. It's great, really easy to use. The newer version even does A3 paper, amazing!! xx

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  4. I am totally in love with the paper art work. gorgeous x

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  5. The prints in your room are outstanding! I think you need to start your own etsy shop asap!
    x

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    1. Awww thank you! They are hand cut and take a few hours each, don't think I would have the patience if they were not for me xx

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  6. wow I definitely need one of these!xxx

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    1. Add it to your list of wedding must haves... ;) xx

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  7. I love paper cuts! where did you get the machine from?

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    1. I got it from here:

      http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/craftrobo-silhouette.asp?gclid=CM_Ws9Kyy60CFVGKfAodNA8UjQ

      nice fast service too. The one I got has been replaced by a new (better!) model that also cuts A3!!

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  8. Oh god, I need one of those. It looks amazing. Although it starts at paper cutting machines, and then suddenly you've label makers, and those sellotape things that you stick on your hand. Slippery slope.

    Also, how cool is the reply thing on Blogger now. Finally!

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    1. Haha!! I will resist the urge to buy a label maker ;)

      The comment thing is ace, I love being able to reply knowing it will get read :)

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  9. Aww, these are beautiful! I love all the Rob Ryan stuff (I have a notebook of his) and the "You are my sunshine" one is gorgeous :) Your wedding invites are beautiful! :D ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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    1. Rob Ryan is ace isn't he, the detail is just incredible! And thank you, we were very happy with how they turned out xx

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  10. I love your invites and your cut out prints, they look amazing!! xx

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  11. I absolutely love all of these. They make fab cards / invites, but your wall hangings are amazing! I'd like to think that I'll get around to copying that some day! Such a simple idea but really effective xx

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    1. Do it! Just make sure that when you design them in photoshop you put in links to join the works together xx

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  12. I am a HUGE Rob Ryan fan. I have some of his cards framed in the living room, and I actually also got that first image you have there as a tea towel for Christmas. Last year my boyfriend bought me one of the necklaces he did with Tatty Devine, and it is so beautiful - every time I wear it it makes me smile!

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  13. I want one of those machines now...love your wall hangings, and the invitations are so simple but gorgeous x

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  14. WOW these are absolutely amazing! Do you have a tutorial for how to make them?!

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