Do you hand cut everything?
No I don’t – my poor hands would never forgive me! All personalised papercuts (apart from the Personalised Christmas Trees) have the option to be handcut by me and my trusty scalpels or machine cut by my lovely cutting machine affectionately dubbed ‘Megatron’. I give the different cutting options as some people don’t really mind how their bespoke design is cut, they just want it. Whereas some people truly care about the craftsmanship and like to know their chosen words are lovingly handcut.
I want to visit you! Where is your shop?
I'm in the heart of beautiful Wimborne in Dorset on the South coast of the UK. I used to have a 'She Shed' but I out grew it and now work from the cutest shop and workshop in the world right on the river.
The address is 10 Mill Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1JQ - I am next door to the Riverside Cafe which is well signposted. If you get lost give me a shout on the studio phone 01202 883631
What’s the difference between hand cut and machine cut?
There is very little difference. If ‘Lovingly cut by hand’ option is chosen then rest assured I will get to work with my trusty scalpels and a cup of tea and spend at least an hour making sure your design is cut perfectly. Although my cutting is really precise, it is never as ‘perfect’ as a machine would cut it. It is darn-near perfect, but you can tell it has been cut by hand which is what you’re paying for. If the ‘Machine-cut’ option is chosen then I cut it on Megatron (see above) which doesn’t leave brown burn marks as lasercutting can sometimes do.
How do you supply the unframed papercuts?
Unframed papercuts are placed onto paper, then onto foamboard. It is then all encased in a cello sleeve and posted by Royal Mail in an all board envelope. I send them first class via Royal Mail.
How do you package framed papercuts?
Framed papercuts a given a generous blanket of large bubbled bubble wrap, wrapped in tissue paper and popped into a strong book box wrap which is then parcel taped up. I to mainland UK using UK Mail Next Day trackable courier service and they will need a signature on delivery. For international orders I send them as a standard parcel via Royal Mail. Please note international orders are not trackable.
How will I know which limited edition lasercut I have?
Limited edition lasercuts are signed and dated and numbered x of x in very light pencil on the back of the papercut.
I have an idea of a different embellishment for my bespoke design, can you do it?
Yes! I have created various embellishments for bespoke papercuts, from pheasants, cats and fish to campervans (illustrated photographs supplied) and wedding venues. If you have any embellishment requests just add them to your order using the ‘other embellishment’ text field or contact me.