With a friendly, patient approach, I am here to answer your questions and guide you through the process of creating a personal keepsake of your wedding, whether traditionalsecularsame sexor interfaith, all are welcome!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

custom | Fairy Garden

Janessa & Scott wanted to get married in their backyard under their willow tree. Small but untamed, it's been a playground and home base to their dog and daughter, a myriad of wildlife, and the ever secretive fairies. Yes, fairies! With tiny houses!

When Janessa first contacted me she described my papercuts as "lovely and whimsical, like a peaceful dream." I hope she feels the same about her own special ketubah; I certainly do!

After getting their vision for the ketubah it wasn't hard to whip out my pencil and draw a summer garden design overflowing with fairytale magic that features butterflies, gentleman toads, owls, turtles, and hedgehog families, to name but a few. I even have their daughter climbing the willow tree. It's one of those fun papercuts where the more you look at it the more details you find hidden in the local flora that fill up the design.

I think it took me a full week to cut once the design was approved, if I remember correctly. I kinda dragged my feet because I enjoyed it so much. Did I watch Fantasy movies while working? Ya bet I did!
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FAIRY GARDEN
16X24 inches | Polvere & Pearl Grey
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Friday, November 2, 2018

custom | Starry Desert Nights

Farryn & Jake came to me with a mood board of their wedding and asked me to create a ketubah to match. They were incredibly organized with reference photos and synopsis and all I had to do was use my imagination and skill to translate all that into an artwork that will hang in a place of pride in their home. No biggie!

Sand dunes and cacti, a starry desert night framed by lattice decor of traditional desert cultures, this papercut feels like it could have framed poetry. Is this an elegant design befitting 1,001 Arabian Nights? You be the judge. I ended up doing several versions before the client settled on this one, which I think is the prettiest. I was fortunate I had a last sheet of tan paper to make up the dunes, and several shades of shimmer paper to choose from for the monochrome desert color palette the bride was looking for.
Handmade papercut for a Jewish wedding celebration. The wedding vows are framed by the original papercut design of Arabian Nights.
Stars and Desert Dunes in a sandy color palette
Golds & Browns reflect the sun hitting the sandy papercut ketubah
Handmade modern papercut ketubah designed & cut by Woodland Papercuts for a Jewish wedding celebration in the theme of Arabian Nights - Golds, Sand Dunes, Camels and Cacti.
modern ketubah
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

custom | Snapshots of Us

Detail shot showing the Great Wall nestled in the wedding bouquetNate came to me looking for an anniversary ketubah to celebrate his marriage to Tiffiny. As befitting an anniversary design, the artwork needed to reflect and touch on many memories, big and mundane, that they created together in their whirlwind romance. With the help of their backstory to help me understand what stands out to him over the course of their relationship, as well as a booklet of detailed instructions with reference photos, I whipped up this papercut into shape and created a cohesive and harmonious design.

We ended up with an Anniversary Ketubah that is truly a collection of vignettes that together symbolize their story. From their love of travel to the bannister design from their wedding venue, the papercut covers many memories. My favorite is the glimpse of the actual crossword puzzle Nate gave Tiffiny to finish before they even started dating (they still have it stuck to their fridge door, you guys!).
Handmade papercut size 18X18 inches in White & Blush. Wedding vows for 1st anniversary gift
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SNAPSHOTS OF US
18X18 inches | Blush & White, Blue text
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18X18 inches big, with colors to match their wedding stationery, the papercut surrounds Nate & Tiffiny's marriage vows to each other. They opened it together on their wedding anniversary!
by Woodland Papercuts
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

client feedback years later

Back in 2013 I created a custom papercut for Eric & Angela's wedding. I think their papercut was the first 16X24 inches big I made? Their ketubah was a modern version in three languages that celebrated the scenic landscape of Texas. Sadly I have no good photos of it (what am I doing here?) but imagine a desert landscape of Texan cliffs, a river snaking across the land, and a great tree.

They were a joy to work with, and left a touching note after receiving the ketubah:

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It is I N C R E D I B L E !!!!
The more Angela and I look at your handiwork, the more we love it (and we thought we loved it before). We are so glad you were the one to make this custom heirloom that will be with us the rest of our lives. Your creativity, artistic eye, and execution of the design is breathtaking. We thank you, sincerely, for how easy it was to work with you as well. The response time, the ease of going through the design phase, and your own enthusiasm in all those steps made it a joy to go through the process with you.
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I recently found an email they sent a year ago (gosh, how time flies!) that made me tear up. As a wedding vendor I send out my artwork to the clients and then rarely hear from them again. That this note came years later is truly unique - and I can't believe I've been doing this long enough to get feedback years later!

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We just wanted to say hi and acknowledge your handiwork hanging on our wall as we have passed it so many times for over three plus years now. On the evening of the wedding rehearsal a car ran through two stop lights and crashed into Angela's parents' car. They were in the hospital and couldn't make the wedding. We ended up going through with the ceremony, not knowing what was ahead. To make a very long story short, we later lost Angela's dad and her widowed mom can't drive but therapy is still improving issues. And now, over 3 years later, the headaches with all the hospitals and collections and insurance and lawyers might finally be coming to a close. I write this because I want you to know that our ketubah has been looked at during many difficult times during the years. We love it, and the message on it would end up being more appropriate and give hope than we could've imagined before the wedding. It is truly our heirloom. The Lord used your skills to bless us and it still does...we pray you are blessed as well!
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To be truthful I am bombarded with humanity's ugliness on a nearly daily basis when I step outside of my studio and this work is a comfort and a boon to me. I had just heard from other papercutters I admire that they would describe themselves as hermits, as do I. I know I need that home shelter. We sit in silence alone and bring forth beauty we hope people will cherish and cultivate in their own homes. It's so humbling and comforting to know that it does.
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IMAGE SOURCE | Photos of Stephanie & Lae's wedding taken by The Spragues. Photos feature the Twin Cherry Trees ketubah, which is available in the shop

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

new in the shop | Starry Night and more traditional designs

There are three new designs in the shop, all derived from commissions I did in the last three years that I kept getting requests for.

B L O O M S  &  B E R R I E S   Two years ago LeighAnn and Isaac commissioned me to create a custom design with a traditional flare that would also fit their extra long text. After deciding the design should include traditional Judaica patterns of pomegranates and berries, along with flowers that included Mackintosh roses as a nod to the bride's Scottish heritage, they opted to enlarge the dimensions to 16X24 inches and really make it shine. I think it worked:
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Oh my goodness -- what an incredible job you've done!! I thought I understood from the renderings just how beautiful it was going to be, but in person it is just amazing! Isaac laughed at me because I took pictures for each step of the unwrapping process :) We love it so so very much. Thank you. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you! 
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Earlier this year Yael contacted me looking for a version of it to fit her own text & vision. After sitting on these designs for a few months I decided to tweak both versions for optimum broad compatibility and both are now available in the shop! Which would you choose?
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16X24 inches | your choice of colors
(text box length is dependent on your choice of text unless specifically requested)
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S T A R R Y   N I G H T   Following my last post on the STARGAZING Redux I decided to add my favorite version of the design to the shop! Trees, hidden squirrels and magical twinkling stars - who can resist? For this ketubah too I featured some of the changes you can make to the design (and many more are available!) to make it your own.
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18X18 inches | your choice of colors
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J U D A I C A   N O U V E A U   I wrote about this design and versions of it here on the blog many times before. After another request to produce this ketubah earlier this year I decided to add it to the shop as well! No doubts about it, this design is best suited for couples looking for the traditional Judaica design (hence the name), but still has a flare of modernity about it.
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18X18 inches | your choice of colors
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