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Paper Cuts (Twenty to Make)
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After leaving school, Louise Firchau studied art and design, art history, illustration and typography and enjoyed card making, glass painting and sketching. In 2000 she was inspired to start paper cutting, and in 2010 she started her own online company called Paper Panda, making typographical lyrical paper cuts from recycled paper. Since then Paper Panda has grown significantly and now sells paper cuts and giftware in a range of distinct styles. Louise has also taught thousands of people to paper cut through online groups using a paper cutting starter kit, and this is also available from the online shop. In addition to her online shop, Louise has a strong online presence; she is on Twitter and Facebook (179,927 likes), and has her own (highly entertaining) blog (Mutterings of a papery mind). facebook.com/PaperPandaPapercutspaperpanda.bigcartel.com/the-blogpaperpanda.bigcartel.com Examples of Louise's work can be seen online.

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I never get bored of these fabulous '20 to Make' books. Perfect for all crafters and especially if you have not tried the craft and want to just have a go. I am a paper addict, I love tearing, folding and now cutting it with a sharp scalpel is my new found weakness. The patterns in this book are amazing. Fairies, trees and flowers can be cut and made into cards, tags and framed pictures. Cut out with vinyl, they can be stuck onto bags and other products to create something very original and unique. The templates are A5 size, but I enlarged mine on a printer by 141%, which gave an A4 size cut out. Beautifully presented this little booklet is a good way to start your paper cutting journey. I absolutely love it and found myself lost in an afternoon of creative flow.

-- Tracy Shephard * Postcard Reviews *

March 2015

I've always been a huge fan of the Twenty to Make series; they cover every craft imaginable, have a great range of projects and are amazing value for money - and Papercuts is by far one of my favourites! This book first appealed to me as over the last year or so papercutting has started appearing everywhere! There are a number of small businesses that specialise in it popping up and suddenly there are papercut cards in every high street shop! And obviously, as a crafter, my first question is, how can I do that myself? Luckily, Twenty to Make: Papercuts has the answer!

The book opens with a really comprehensive introduction, which is followed by an equally comprehensive overview of the tools and techniques you will need to complete the projects in the book. Firchau lists very specific tools that you can use which is really useful as a beginner so you know what you are looking for. Also, one of the best parts is that you only need a handful of tools to get started so you don't need to gather together lots equipment before you can make a start. Firchau clearly explains the basic techniques you need to achieve a really clean and professional looking cut, which any beginner can easily replicate and perfect with a bit of practice. To read this blog in full visit Handmade by Hannah blog here: https://hannahackroyd.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/20-to-make-papercuts/

* Handmade by Hannah *

March 2015

20 To Make Paper Cuts will delight the paper crafters with exquisite designs created with nothing more than paper and a craft knife. Full-sized templates make it easy to cut out everything from gift tags embellished with cats and flowers, to a unicorn, a fairy, butterflies, a mermaid, and a winter scene.

* Crafter's Choice *

April 2015

Paper cutting becomes more and more popular. It's a way to make beautiful but simple and high impacting images. From something as simple as a piece of white card or paper and a piece of coloured card or paper you can create some amazing images. The fantastic thing about the Twenty to Make range of books is you can try a new craft to see if it's something you want to continue.

The book is packed for of images and designs that you can use for all kinds of occasions or decor. The designs are just so beautiful. I had fun making one set of cards. They are meant for place cards

but I used them for our Easter treasure hunt. As you can see they are super cute bunnies.

You could add the strands of grass that are in the design as well but I decided just to keep it to bunnies. Doesn't this Christmas Tree just look amazing. It would look beautiful on a card or in a frame. On a mantle piece or under the tree. I am hindered by my disability but if I wasn't I would make all of them. They are so beautiful and effective. The book offers amazing value for money!

If it's something you want to try the book is well worth the money.

http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/2015/04/papercuts-book-review.html

* Crochet Addict UK *

October 2015

We've always been a huge fan of the 'Twenty to Make series' -and Papercuts is one of our favourites. There are 20 of Louise's much-sought after designs packed into this amazing little book. Papercuts is a good introduction to papercutting, explaining the basic techniques needed to achieve a really clean and professional looking cut. It covers a wide range of skill levels, with designs not just for framing but ideas for bookmarks, place cards and gift tags, too -you'll just have to have a go!

* Love to Make *

May 2015

Search Press is celebrating the launch of the exclusive new title Papercuts, created by expert paper cutter and owner of Paper Panda, Louise Firchau. This must-have book contains an archive of beautiful paper cut designs. Each project consists of a full-size template and a photograph of the finished design, together with tips on cutting. With notes on basic paper-cutting techniques at the start of the book, this is a great buy for paper cutters looking for new and original ideas, as well as Lousie's numerous fans worldwide.

* Papercraft Magazines *

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