H E L L O !
My name is Naomi Shiek (pronounced CHIC).
I create papercut ketubot for private clients in the Nouveau Judaica style.

What is a ketubah, you ask? A KETUBAH is a decorative marriage covenant used and exhibited in Jewish, non-denominational and non-traditional weddings and commitment ceremonies wherein the couple's vows to each other are declared.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

updated gallery of Client Photos & Feedback

It's hard to find unique, beautiful Judaica, and Naomi's work was so imaginative and skillful that we couldn't imagine having anything else for our ketubah. The process of working with Naomi was an absolute pleasure. Despite the distance, she responded quickly to every email. She was incredibly professional and personable as we collaborated on a custom ketubah. Naomi made creating the ketubah a joy. Our ketubah is something that we'll cherish forever and we have her to thank for it.

~ Lily & Gary Stute
(see their featured post here)
Wow absolutely stunning workmanship! Even the way it came packaged is of very high quality. Everything is top notch and worth every penny. Naomi of Woodland was an absolute pleasure to work with from the start and took the time to answer any questions I had. Her work is simply gorgeous and I would highly recommend Woodland Papercuts!

~ Dana-Maxx & Brandon Goodman
(see their featured post here)

I literally can not express my excitement! I can't wait to see everyone's faces when they see this, the design far exceeded my expectations, and I was really confident it was going to be amazing, so the fact that its better than I could imagine makes me so thrilled! I am so glad we found your designs! The ketubah is so beautiful, looks amazing in our house, and just perfectly fits us! By far our ketubah will be one of the best, physical mementos from our wedding!

~ Erin & Dylan Murphy
(see their featured post here)
We both started tearing up when we unwrapped it. I could rave about your work for days. The ketubah you made for us is truly an heirloom for a lifetime, and as the dust settles it becomes even more clear what was worth it. Did we really need linen napkins? Would we have been fine without the extra favors? Hindsight is always 20/20 and the ketubah shines through as a constant source of joy. Thank you.

~ Molly & Win Wallace
(see their featured post here)
Your Ketubah was a source of amazement during our wedding!
~ Jenifer & Jeff Gould
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1st photo | Jenna & Evan by Jackie Bayne, Love Shack Photography
2nd photo | Dana-Maxx & Brandon by Max Grudzinski, Iluminada Photography
3rd photo | Jenifer & Ianiv by Jennifer McMenamin Photography
4th photo| Molly & Win by Tristan Crane |Photography
5th photo | Danielle & Jared by Unknown
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Monday, January 23, 2017

featured | Cherry Tree Branches (customized)

In the past, I had personalized the CHERRY TREE BRANCHES ketubah to make the clients' text fit comfortably, or incorporated their (pretty awesome) monogram to the branches. A few short months ago I received two orders for the Cherry Tree Branches in quick succession that asked to personalize the design in a much more comprehensive way:
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BUTTERFLIES & 
CHERRY TREE BRANCHES
18X24 inches big | Charcoal & Silver
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GOOD FORTUNE 
CHERRY TREE BRANCHES
18X24 inches big | Midnight Blue & Super Gold
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For more photos of these ketubot go 
HERE
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Monday, January 9, 2017

custom | Love Grows ketubah

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We requested a custom papercut, but we had very little idea of what we wanted to see. I was so amazed with your artistic ability to convert the information we provided about us as people to a magnificent piece of art that truly represents us as a couple. The ketubah is a perfect depiction, displaying the area we live and fell in love as well as included a lot of personal touches!

The kids spent the night looking for all the fun critters in the design, they thought it was a huge seek and find, which was adorable! The guests as a whole really enjoyed the hidden treasures buried in the design as well as just how elegant and unique it was. 

I can't stress enough how well you nailed us and the look down! I know you had to have done a decent amount of research on the elements we provided you, which just really shows how much you love your job and your craft, as well as your customers!

I really am in awe of how from across the world you can nail down the personality and culture we were looking to portray. There is no doubt this is my favorite piece of art in our home. I want to just keep raving about how awesome it was to work with you, and how happy we are with the results!
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Congratulations Erin & Dylan Murphy!
Thank you for choosing my ketubah for your celebration 
and to display in your home for a lifetime to come 
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HERE
Wedding photographer 
Captured Moments by Jen 
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Friday, January 6, 2017

custom | Tree Papercuts (part 4)

I've posted about the custom TREE KETUBOT I've done in the past (PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3). In this post there are two special orders featuring trees: one is a double panel Quaker certificate, and the other is a papercut frame:
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THE HEART TREE
2 panels | 13X19 inches big (each) | accommodates 140 signatures
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Maddie & Daniel were having a Quaker ceremony and needed a beautifully illustrated certificate that could also accommodate signatures from 120-140 guests. They wanted something with a tree, which is what I love to hear, and split over two panels.

At first I drew the design without any animals and very little flowers. The couple sent me back feedback that they realized they'd like to have animals appear in the design "like little treasures". That description struck inspiration in me and this is the end result!
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THE HUGGING TREES
18X24 inches
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Kat & Ted were an unusual order for me: they planned on writing their vows on the day, and wanted a papercut layer to frame and display the vows for the reception. The brief was for a design of enveloping trees with an Italian greyhound dog, a sphinx cat, a chipmunk eating a peanut, a pouncing fox, a blue monkey, and a fawn.
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HERE
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

client photos | Aaron & Jenni's Wedding



Over the course of my work, there have been clients that I've felt really connected with and appreciated the concept of the ketubah. Like a flash in the pan, they come and go, but the impression they leave is all kindness. Aaron is one such client. From the first email Aaron presented himself as a kind and devoted soul. His love for Jenni was obvious in every question and detail he wanted to get just right. He ordered a staple ketubah from MY SHOP called SUCCULENTS GARDEN, to be personalized with a custom monogram of his and Jenni's names.

We ended up enlarging the ketubah to 24 inches long to accommodate the text Aaron provided; a traditional Conservative Mizarachi text, which reads more poetic than the Ashkenazi version.
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ON TEXTS
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ON TRADITIONAL TEXTS
We worked together making the text just right, selecting the most authentic font for it, and I eventually manually manipulated the letters to match Aaron's reference text. It was fun to collaborate with a groom that felt the same about the minuet beauty of fonts as I do. I believe these details make the ketubah all the more special for them both.
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Congratulations Aaron & Jenni Breceda!
Thank you for choosing my ketubah for your celebration 
and to display in your home for a lifetime to come 
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For more client photos go 
HERE
Wedding photographer 
Jonah Light 
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