Friday, October 31, 2014

Personalizing Your Ketubah

So you found the perfect ketubah for you, but something's missing... You want it to be personal, unique to you. Why not add in your initials?
The ketubot in this post are of ketubot available in my shop which clients also asked to further personalize with their initials for perpetuity.

To see more photos of the personalized ketubot, see my ketubot galleries
If you're interested in a personalized ketubah, feel free to contact me at

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NEW | Christmas Wood Card


I did not grow up in a country that celebrated Christmas. For me, it's not about the Christian aspect, but the family traditions that are treasured during the holiday season. Green trees, pretty lights, and love for all mankind - it's such a pretty holiday! I first saw Christmas in all its glory when I was 18 living in Amsterdam. It was also the first time I saw snow falling - it was so quiet! - At the time I was going to work before sunrise and coming back after nightfall so the only light source I saw were the twinkling fairy lights strewn across the shops, boulevards, and courtyard trees. I was enchanted, and dreaming of a White Holiday Season ever since. 

Each card is made of wood with a beautiful grain, sanded smooth, and hand-stamped on both sides: One side is stampted with the poem Dreaming of a White Christmas, and the other with my antlers illustration. The cards are sturdy and fit an A7 envelope. 

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 

Just like the ones I used to know 

Where the treetops glisten, 
and children listen 

To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 

With every Christmas card I write 

May your days be merry and bright 

And may all your Christmases be white  

If you want to write your own holiday missive you can also choose the ANTLERS wood card instead, which is only printed on one side. 


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:) 

 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


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.


   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


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.