Happy Thursday friends! At long last, I have finally gotten around to trying this craft after seeing and being smitten by the works of these great papercut artists, and our very own Elle Batung and Mansy Abesamis.

I am no expert in this field but I just thought of sharing this wonderful “first-time” experience with you ๐Ÿ™‚

And so here’s what I used:

materialsfree journaling cards from Creativity Prompt

1. I started by first drawing/sketching/printing my design. But please, pardon my drawings. It’s not my best asset as you can see ๐Ÿ˜›

uhhmm…a drawing that perhaps only I will understand ๐Ÿ˜€

papercuta printout of the text on the card (for this, I first cut the card to its desired size then printed the text on it using a printer; the pencil marks are the areas I need to cut)

2. I then shaded/marked the areas I needed to cut or remove and then I started cutting.

papercut-2doodled/scribbled on the areas I need to cut

papercut-6outcome of the first photo on top

3. Then out came my new watercolors. They were given to me as a birthday present from a dear, dear friend (Hi, Best!). I just colored parts of the papercuts.


3. I grabbed some board paper and kraft paper and cut them into sizes I wanted for the greeting cards. Then I made a hole infront to fit the papercut designs.


4. I cut a board/kraft/some colored paper a bit larger than the finished papercut design. I then used a double sided tape (I find this easier and “neater” to use than glue) to stick the edges of the papercuts to the board paper. This will serve as the backing and will helpย make the designs stand out as well as hide the stuff I’ll be writing in the inside of the card (element of surprise, eh?) . I then glued them on the inside front of the card.

And then I’m done!

the banner is perfect for writing greetings or quotes…

tip: you can make these cards ahead and leave the banner area blank. when the occasion comes, you can then write the perfect greeting or quote ๐Ÿ™‚

this is a very simple card design you can make in like 10 minutes

text made using a printer


– This was a very therapeutic craft for me. I found myself not thinking about anything else except the designs I’ll be doing next and the areas of paper I’ll be cutting. And this turned out to be easier than I thought! It would have been great though if I was gifted with excellent drawing skills. Should that been the case, I would have been able to make/execute the designs swimming in my head. But oh well.

– It’s very important to use sharp blades. Some of my cuts did not turn out as well as I have imagined them to be because my blades are not as sharp as they should be. I ran out of spare blades and I was too lazy to rush and buy extra blades.

– This craft definitely need lots of practice time and OC-ness. I would love to do scripts next time so I really need to practice and practice and prepare for those challenging curves.

‘Til next time. Happy crafting!