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Whenever asked if I would you like my purchase gift wrapped, I always reply with a 'yes please', and wait in anticipation to see what I'm handed back. Boxes with clever folds, delicate tissue paper, pretty bags with beautiful ties and handles, I just love packaging.
For me, beautiful wrapping absolutely adds to the wonderful theatre that comes when opening a special gift.
I started making cards about 3 years ago - I loved a mooch around a gift shop and saw that there was a demand for handmade gifts, cards included. People love a one-off gift or card, one that they know won't be found in big chain stores or card shops. I take inspiration from simple designs, nothing too fussy, less is more in my humble opinion! I love cards that are bold and simple, cards such as the Alice Scott range are fab, they usually include only one or two colours but are either quirky or kitch...
The art of papercutting has been around for centuries, but thanks to artists such as Rob Ryan and Poppy Chancellor, the art is making a come back.
My fascination and genuine interest in the craft is the reason why the skill appears in a range of our bundles, and what ultimately lead me to sign up for a workshop earlier this week by the legendary Poppy Chancellor. It took place at Chelsea Wharf on Wednesday and was a wonderful insight into how papercuts are made.