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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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Martha Stewart Real Weddings, Special Issue Spring 2012

Here's some news that have been making the rounds in wedding & style blogs all month - which with some strange stroke of luck I've managed to miss all this time - the Martha Stewart Real Weddings has a special spring issue out!

Now, this issue is personally important to me, not only because it's a beautiful magazine with lots of style & paper goods for me to crave inside, but because this issue is a long-awaited but very welcome validation for my work. My Poppy Flowers rsvp card was included in the gorgeous Suites for All Seasons curated article, written by Jaime Buerger and beautifully photographed by Emily Kate Roemer.

I was contacted with this back in December of last year, and I'm thrilled to finally see it after all these months! I'm so happy associate style editor Cassidy Iwersen took a chance on me and offered me the opportunity to be included in this stationery story. What a perfect fit, amongst all these amazing designers I've been a fan of for years!  

Most of the time (read: whenever I think on it) I still don't grasp how I am actually doing what I love to do for a living, and it pays the bills, too! Like a real job! It's not a hobby anymore, I'm actually paying my bills with my papercuts! It's strange to me to think that I'm doing all this out of my tiny one room apartment. I mean, how did this happen? It's a an accomplishment, and I get a kick out of knowing that without me even realizing, I've managed to carve myself a career that makes me happy. I was ready to be a receptionist for life with a wasted design degree only a year and a half ago. I'm sure that if I had to actually plan the steps to get here, I never would have done it, because I didn't believe. And yet I've proven myself wrong, just by taking it day by day. Do you have a similar story? There's a life lesson in here somewhere for me, I'm sure:) 


Poppy Flowers suite includes: a handcut ketubah and guest registry poster, and lasercut save the date, invitation, rsvp, gift card, note card, and program cover. The Poppy Flowers ketubah and Poppy Flowers guest registry poster are listed in my Woodland Papercuts shop.

For inquiries after the entire set or parts of it, please contact me at woodlandpapercuts@gmail.com. 


Credits: Cover photograph by Kirsten Shultz/Martha Stewart Weddings, Real Weddings Special Issue 2012. Copyright © 2012. Calligraphy on cover and throughout the issue by Gail Brill Design. Story photographs by Emily Kate Roemer/Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2012. Copyright © 2012.
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3 comments

  1. Great work - your whole poppy papercut range is beautiful! and congratulations on the feature too :)

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  2. Thank you so much Anji, you're very kind!

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  3. stalking your blog, because its very useful and inspiring, im just shocked as to how down to earth you are, which really made me want to coment, to tell you are very talented, and only real talents reach the top, and you can make it ;)
    keep it up!

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