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Simply Paper Cutting

A fan of Japanese, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian, and Arts and Crafts decorative pattern, Anna Bondoc developed her own paper cutting technique by cutting graphic motifs into a single sheet, then adhering a second, third, and sometimes fourth paper layer, cutting shapes within each sheet as she went.   Though she initially produced art prints, she realized she could apply the technique to just about any surface to elevate picture frames, note cards, journals, gift boxes, into works of paper art.

In a warm, encouraging, former teacher's voice, Anna provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for effective paper cutting, and shows eager crafters how to use a knife as a drawing instrument to create any manner of gift or home decor. 

Project categories include stationery, gifts, tabletop, fine art, and special occasions.  All will be familiar to the DIY-er and crafter and can be made with easily-purchased, relatively inexpensive materials. Though Anna provides stencil patterns for each project, she encourages readers to strike out on their own, suggesting alternative sizes or applications. She also explains her "recycling by design" technique in which cut-out pieces left behind can be recycled beautifully to enhance gifts.

The perfect gift for paper crafters, scrapbookers, DIY-ers, or anyone in search of design inspiration and craftsmanship skills.

Expected Release: September 2012

Book orders will start shipping in late September.

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