19 Beautiful Papercut Art Designs

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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