19 Beautiful Papercut Art Designs

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Papercutting might sound like a violent sport for those who aren’t familiar with real papercutting, the art of cutting designs into paper. Once you discover this incredible world of delicate paper sculptures and intricate papercut patterns, a dull piece of construction paper suddenly seems like a potential masterpiece–or, at least, a cute card. Here are 19 ways that ‘papercutters’ have transformed normal paper into beautiful papercut artwork:

1. Calendars

via Robert Ryan and Curious Doodles

Rob Ryan 2013 Papercut Desk Calendar
misterrob
2013 Wall Calendar: Succulent Paper Cut Poster
CuriousDoodles

2. Diamonds

via Ashley Pahl and Sarah Louise Matthews

Diamond Paper Cut Card
AshleyPahl
Papercut diamond ring wedding/engagement card
sarahlouisematthews
White Paper Diamonds for Doughnut Diamond Rings
sarahlouisematthews

3. Window decoration

via Dream Papercut

Higher than Sky Handmade Original Papercut Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette
DreamPapercut
Soaring Love Handmade Original Papercut First Anniversary Personalized Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette
DreamPapercut

4. Inside a pumpkin shell

via Elsa Mora

Papercut inside Pumpkin
Elsa Mora

5. Fairy tale shadow puppets

via Isabella’s Art

Little Red Cap and the Big Bad Wolf / Laser cut Shadow Puppets
IsabellasArt
Hansel and Gretel and Witch / Laser cut Shadow Puppets
IsabellasArt

6. Family trees

via Robyn Made and Loula Belle At Home

Personalised Papercut Family Tree
Robynmade
Personalized Family Tree - bespoke hand cut paper cut
loulabelleathome

7. Mexican flags and banners

via Ay Mujer

Mexican Wedding Centerpiece Flags CLASSIC Banderas
AyMujer
Mexican wedding banners . DOS PALOMAS
AyMujer

8. Fun with geometry

via Catfriendo Enterprises, Sarah Louise Matthews and Mimimi Cards

Paper-cut Scherenschnitte Geometric Galaxy in White
catfriendo
Geometric Papercut - Peach and Grey Navajo
sarahlouisematthews
Pop up geometry papercut card
MimimiCards

9. Necklaces

via Jenny Lee Fowler

papercut Silhouette Necklace
jennyleefowler
papercut Leaf Silhouette Necklace
jennyleefowler

10. Star constellations

via Mimimi Cards

Deer in stars - papercut greeting card
MimimiCards
Look up at stars - papercut greeting card
MimimiCards

11. Butterflies, small and large

via Mimimi Cards and Mama Tita

Flowers Butterfly -papercut greeting card
MimimiCards
Place Cards, Wine Glass Decoration, Butterfly, Papercut
MamaTita

12. Animals, fierce and cute

via Sarah Andreacchio and Papercutout

 Wolf Original Papercut mask painted with gouache
mllesarah
Little Fox, handmade papercut poster
Papercutout

13. Tree ornaments
via Sarah Louise Matthews

Papercut Mitten Decorations
sarahlouisematthews

14. All kinds of romantic cards – sentimental, exotic, practical
via Mimimi Cards, Ashley Pahl and Owly Shadow Puppets

Loving Bird - papercut valentine card
MimimiCards
Ich Liebe Dich - German Greeting Card - I Love You
AshleyPahl
You Had Me At Health Insurance Valentine
owlyshadowpuppets

15. Beautiful ketubah / wedding certificate
via Woodland Papercuts, Jerise and Urban Collective

Tree of Life papercut ketubah
WoodlandPapercuts
Field of Poppies Papercut Artwork Ketubah
jerise
Papercut Ketubah - Peonies
UrbanCollective

16. Hanging lanterns and luminaria
via Hannah Nunn and Su Owen

Hanging Papercut Lanterns
Hannahnunn
 Cow Parsley Papercut Lamp
Hannahnunn
Paper-cut Lantern/Luminary - Little House
suowen

17. An entire story in one incredible illustration
via Emma van Leest

st george papercut
Emma van Leest

18. Personalized silhouettes
via The Path Less Traveled

 Personalized Silhouette Papercut
thePathLessTraveled

19. A merry crown

via Madeline Trait

Party Papercut Crown
ByMadelineTrait
 

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