Paper Cuts


I went to an intense six-year architecture program for college, worked for a couple of years as an architect after graduation, got burned out, and defected into the world of art museums (yay!). I sometimes feel a bit sheepish for doing so, but I know I made the right choice. It just didn’t make me happy. But, I am happy to say, the schooling was not for nothing. If it were not for those six years, I would not have my finger calluses from using the X-Acto knife for hours on end, building little models of houses and hospitals! These calluses are going to come in handy when I attempt these lovely paper projects!

All images from Made by Julene:






What is your most complicated DIY project?


Mrs. Chick

Wedding Date:
April 2010
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    krissybee 3921 posts, Honey bee @ 8:48 am

    these are so beautiful!

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    alohababy28 468 posts, Helper bee @ 9:53 am

    Those are INCREDIBLE! Did you make those?

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 10:18 am

    @Barbara Gifty:
    Aww thank you! That is very nice of you:)

    @Mrs. Gloss: Ah so true! Is it sad that when I gave up laser cutting was just starting to be the big thing? craziness. Hey I still ahve some friends at school, maybe they can hook me up!

    Well, I have no problem cutting this out, I’m just wondering how to get the template ready!

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    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 10:21 am

    Soo gorgeous!!

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    beagle 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:28 am

    You should check out Mrs. Hot Cocoa’s table numbers… they were paper cuts too!

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 10:36 am

    @Miss Beagle: wow! I just looked at them and they are amazing! Thanks for the tip!

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    MexicanGirl 724 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 am

    those paper cuts are very similar to what we call ”papel picado” which is very common to display in bold colors at patriotic events or even at parties. People say it’s very easy to do, but i’ve never tried to do it myself! can’t wait to see how this project turn out!

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    Sage 728 posts, Busy bee @ 11:16 am

    Looooove the Marley quote! Want. It!

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    jooly, Guest @ 11:58 am

    The woman who makes those take numbers, Li (paperdiecut), is awesome! Fast and reasonable. I ordered some and she was great about it.


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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:28 pm

    that TREE is to die for! LOVE IT

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    tallulah 30 posts, Newbee @ 12:19 pm

    These are so fantastic! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:36 pm


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