Tuesday, October 14, 2014

bespoke | Tree ketubot (part 2)

 W E E P I N G  W I L L O W  T R E E
bespoke ketubah
size 18X18 inches

Jennifer & Ben wanted a beautiful weeping willow tree that showed the majesty of it in all its glory! And a few critters thrown in if you look closely:) 


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 S A V A N N A H   O A K  T R E E 
bespoke ketubah
size 13X19 inches

Erin & Jacob had a clear vision for their heirloom ketubah. They wanted a huge, old oak tree from the Savannah marshlands. They were extremely patient with me until I found the right savannah oak species and understood how spanish moss looks, which I'm so happy I did because the resulting highly-textured papercut is simply beautiful


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For more photos of the WILLOW TREE & SAVANNAH OAK TREE  ketubot & other custom ketubot, 

If you too are interested in a custom papercut order, you're welcome to contact me! You can also go to my FAQ PAGE to find answers to your questions & downloadable client files. 

All WOODLAND PAPERCUTS ketubot come with discount coupons for museum-quality custom frames from the famed online frame shop SIMPLY FRAMED! They're the perfect framers for beautiful, enduring frames to match your heirloom wedding vows.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

bespoke | Tree ketubot (part 1)

I made quite a few custom papercuts with trees this year. Unfortunately I'm so flakey I forgot about them until I idly browsed my iphone photo album. This post features two such ketubot that are all about the tree. 

 H O M E   T R E E
bespoke ketubah
size 13X19 inches

Stephanie and Jon love animals, and so they wanted a big ol' Tree of Life with forest animals all around it and hiding in it, and well, it's not hard to get me to draw trees!

Kissing deer, frolicking monkeys and lounging fox, I wanted two of each. When I was drawing this ketubah I kept thinking of a classic of Israeli children's literature called Apartment for Rent, where each floor of a residential building is home to different animals who all have to get along. Except for the curious dog who's harassing the monkey, this bunch seems all to get along.

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   O A K  T R E E S  C H U P P A H
bespoke ketubah
size 13X19 inches

Lisa & Jason wanted a simple design - Oak Trees as their Chuppah, and nothing else. This ketubah is all about the tree trunks framing their wedding vows. Good thing I had very patient models outside willing to stand motionless for hours while I tried to get the bark texture just right

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For more photos of the HOME TREE & OAK TREE CHUPPAH ketubot & other custom ketubot, 

If you too are interested in a custom papercut order, you're welcome to contact me! You can also go to my FAQ PAGE to find answers to your questions & downloadable client files. 

bespoke | Our Chuppah ketubah


This is a custom design ordered for the one year anniversary of Daniel & Amy Elias, who were married in September of 2013. Using photos of their actual wedding, Daniel asked for a simple papercut design of their special chuppah: the canopy was made of a family heirloom textile, and the chuppah's posts were decorated with the bride's bouquet and the groom's ring box.


For more photos of OUR CHUPPAH ketubah and others, see my
If you too are interested in a custom papercut order, please go to the FAQ PAGE to find answers to your questions & client files.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

in the shop | ANTLERS wood card

NEW in the shop | Seven Species Garden ketubah

Just in time for Sukkot, and by popular demand
handmade papercut
16X16 inches 

The ketubah features the famous Seven Species that symbolize the richness & blessings of Israel (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, olives, dates, and pomegranates) as well as flowers that symbolize enduring love & devotion. 

For more photos of the ketubah, see my