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We are retailers of the largest variety of scissors & knife cutting patterns and supplies for silhouettes & Americana, including Pennsylvania Dutch, German scherenschnitte, Polish wycinanki, Danish, Scandinavian, Swiss & Chinese designs. Great for scrapbooking, too!


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The Birches
Woodsy "panel style" greeting cards for holiday giving or any occasion to celebrate the winter wonders of nature! Cut the trees, deer, rabbit and owl in white and add a "kick" of color with the cardinals and woodpecker in red. Tall and chic, our 4 distinctive designs are printed on white heavy stock paper, ready to cut and fold with room for your message. The bird patterns are printed on red text weight paper, ready to cut and glue in place. No tracing or transferring. Detailed instructions with full color photos included. The finished greeting cards fit standard #10 envelopes. (business size) We suggest choosing a contrasting color background to enhance the cut out work. (not included, see Suggested Papers) Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Designed by Alison. EASY INTERMEDIATE More details...
$8.95
Rose Petals
You can almost smell the fragrance from these delicately cut blooms. 7 designs to make Valentine cards, wedding announcements, shower invitations or simply put in frames. Our roses and whimsical curly hearts are printed on white text weight paper, ready to cut with instructions included. Sizes range from 2-1/4" to 6" to fit standard card blanks and/or frames. Xacto knife and cutting mat suggested. Designed by Alison. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED More details...
$7.95
A Prayer For Animals
Created especially for animal lovers. 8"x10", ready to frame. Printed reproduction of a papercutting animal frame. Printed in rich colonial blue and on cream card stock. Designed by Alison. More details...
$4.95
Butterflies Are Free
Welcome Spring with Alison's elegant interconnecting butterfly design. Pattern is suitable for a standard 8" x 10" frame and is printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut and mount on a contrasting background. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED. More details...
$4.95
Butterflies Are Free II
A companion piece to Butterflies Are Free (#BK-54A). Why not have a lovely pair of butterfly art ? Welcome Spring with Alison's other elegant interconnecting butterfly design. This design is suitable for a standard 8" x 10" frame, and is printed on text weight white parchment paper, ready to cut and mount on a contrasting background. Instructions included and we recommend an Xacto knife and cutting mat. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED. More details...
$4.95
Butterfly Wreath
NEW!! Layers of delicate gossamer wings form a circular 8" x 8" wreath for summertime. Delight in our pattern, printed on white text weight paper, in its entirety. No folding. Ready to cut or copy and mount on a contrasting background. Xacto knife and cutting mat suggested. Instructions included. Designed by artist, Allen Foster of Wisconsin. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED More details...
$5.95
Crows and Sunflowers
A charming summertime scene featuring three black crows busily nibbling on sunflowers, leaves, and berries. The pattern is ready to cut or copy and is printed on text weight antique parchment paper. Suitable for standard 8" x 10" frame. Includes simple instructions for cutting, mounting, and optional watercolor. Designed by Claudia Hopf. INTERMEDIATE. More details...
$5.95
Days Gone By
Victorian vignettes of a child on a rocking horse, a metal dress form, a fashionable lady with a parasol and a relaxing bath. 4 patterns printed on white text weight paper, ready to cut, copy or transfer on to black silhouette paper as shown but not included. Mount on our 8" x 10" Victorian Mounting backgrounds as illustrated. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Instructions included. Designed by Gloria. INTERMEDIATE More details...
$7.95
Decorative Papercutting
Make the occasion really special by creating your own ornaments, cards, stand-up decorations, centerpieces, borders, doilies, place-settings, frameables, and mobiles. 150 patterns, complete step-by-step instructions with photographs plus folding and cutting techniques. Templates for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, birthdays, animals, flowers, butterflies, snowflakes and children. Fun for the BEGINNER to ADVANCED papercutter. A truly quality book, highly recommended by Alison. Full color, 112 pages. SOFT COVER More details...
$16.95
Fanfare
4 delicate and spidery Battenberg lace fans. Enjoy snipping flowers, leaves, intertwining stitches and loops to create a true replica in paper to frame. Patterns measure 6" x 9" and are suitable for standard 8" x 10" frames. Printed on snowy white text weight paper. Ready to cut or copy. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting knife recommended. Designed by Alison. ADVANCED More details...
$7.95
Garden Friends
Snip a collage of a gardener's best friends, including a lady bug, praying mantis, cricket, dragonfly, moth, honey bee, walking stick, mayfly and butterfly all interconnecting on a graceful background of leaves and stems. This design is suitable for a standard 8" x 10" frame, is printed on cream text weight paper, ready to cut or copy and mount on a contrasting background. It may also be transferred on to black silhouette paper (not included) for a more traditional look. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Instructions included. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED. More details...
$4.95
Hearts and Flowers
Six variations of the theme of hearts and flowers, with a Scandinavian flair! Perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas ornaments or any special occasion. Printed on snowy white heavy stock paper and ready to cut or copy. Instructions included. 4-1/2" high. BEGINNER. More details...
$7.95
Japanese Scissors
Black handle 4" stainless steel straight blade with extremely sharp, pointed tips. Allows for superior detailed cutting without ripping or snagging. Comfortable and accurate right to the tip. Great quality for the price and stays sharp. Highly recommended and popular with paper crafters. More details...
$14.99
Natural Wonders
Inspired by the northern woods and its creatures. Alison has created a "patchwork" of rustic themes...flying geese, bear, fish, moose, pine cones, country cabin and a pine tree. This 8" x 10" pictorial pattern is enclosed within its own rough hewn log frame. Printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut and mount on a contrasting background or transfer on to black silhouette paper (as shown but not included) for a more traditional look. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat suggested. INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED. More details...
$4.95
Natures Abundance
Create a backyard paradise with the snip of your scissors...a white picket fence, birdhouse and bath with busy occupants, a wheelbarrow overflowing with daisies, garden tools, a potted plant and a frolicking squirrel! This delicate pattern is printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut and mount on a contrasting background (i.e. colonial green #P-1600) or transfer on to black silhouette paper(not included) for a more traditional look. Fits a standard 8" x 10" frame. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED. More details...
$4.95
Ocean Princesses
A beautiful set of 4 mermaids swimming with their favorite sea creatures : dolphin, turtles, an octopus, a seahorse and starfish. Patterns printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut or copy. Fit standard 5" x 7" frames or mount on card blanks and send as greeting cards. Instructions included. Designed by Alison INTERMEDIATE More details...
$7.95
On the Wings of Love
For your Valentine or Wedding greetings that loved ones will cherish. Create 3 cupids and 3 delicate heart cards. Patterns printed on 8-1/2" x 11" text weight white parchment paper ready to cut or copy and fold to fit into a 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" envelope. (envelope pattern included!) Contrasting background papers of your choice enhance the cutting. Suitable for 5" x 7" standard frames. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. INTERMEDIATE. More details...
$7.95 ON SALE: $5.00
Paper Cutting Old and New
NEW ! This book by Carole Behrer and Suzanne McNeill makes this folk art craft come alive, with easy step-by-step instructions and complete full-sized patterns for snipping your own framed treasures, holiday ornaments, unique greeting cards, and scrapbook pages. Includes charming patterns of Noah's Ark (3), angels (2), lots of animals, birds, trees, Valentine hearts (7), a birdhouse, flower baskets (2), three dimensional Christmas trees (3), children and a beehive. Fun for the BEGINNER to ADVANCED papercutter. In addition, instructions for false-grain painting for frames. Quality little "gem" of a book! Highly recommended by Alison. Full color, 35 pages. SOFT COVER More details...
$9.99
Scherenschnitte For All Seasons
A pattern book with over 60 folk art designs, ready to copy. There is a brief history and directions for cutting. Includes CHRISTMAS, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine, Aesop's Fables, animals, birds, and several Pennsylvania Dutch folded motifs. Contained in a rib-style binder so patterns can easily be removed. Suitable for a BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE scissorist. 23 pages, soft cover. Great little book ! More details...
$10.95
Sea Fantasy
Four alluring mermaids and sea life beckoning a tall sailing ship. Claudia Hopf's pattern is delicately surrounded by an ornate frame of fish , coral , a lighthouse, sea gulls, and starfish. Ready to cut and mount. Printed on antique parchment paper. Suitable for standard 8" x 10" frame. Instructions for cutting, mounting and optional watercolor included. INTERMEDIATE More details...
$5.95
Sea Life Wreath
Interlocking sea creatures form a circular 9-3/4" x 10-1/2" wreath including shells, octopi, sand dollars, starfish, sea horses, dolphin, crab, turtles and even mermaids! Our pattern includes two symmetrical pattern halves to be cut separately and glued up the center. Printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut and mount on a contrasting background. (Colonial Blue, #P-1200, $5.95) Touches of watercolor and/or glitter would enhance this project. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Instructions included. Designed by Alison. INTERMEDIATE More details...
$5.95
Summer Fairies
A flowery ensemble of 4 heartwarming nymphs among daffodils, cyclamen, fern and roses. Patterns printed on white text weight parchment paper, ready to cut or copy. Suitable for both 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" standard frames. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Instructions included. Designed by Alison. INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED. More details...
$7.95
Tea Time
For the tea or coffee lover...a beautiful collection of classic tea/coffee pots, stacked cups, a pitcher, sugar, creamer and a pot overflowing with roses. 6 patterns printed on white text weight paper, ready to cut and mount on contrasting backgrounds or transfer on to black silhouette paper (as shown but not included) for a more traditional look. Suitable for standard 5" x 7" frames. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Designed by Alison. INTERMEDIATE More details...
$7.95
The Folk Art of Scissor Cutting
Includes a history of scherenschnitte from China, Germany, Poland. Instructions and patterns to complete 19 cuttings. Includes hearts, florals, birds, dancing couple, CHRISTMAS trees, Swiss woodland scene, also wedding heart certificate, Adam & Eve, Bremen Town Orchestra and 21 illustrations. Suitable for a BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE. Great little book! 26 page, soft cover. More details...
$10.95
Tweet Tweet
Whether perched in fanciful cages or taking flight, these 3-D "winged wonders" are delightful to display and fun to make! 4 different patterns printed on white heavy stock paper, ready to cut, glue and enjoy hung in a holiday tree, from a chandelier, in a window or sit on a table to admire as great party favors. Designs range in size from 1" x 3" to 4" x 6" . The 2 single birds (a cardinal and a love bird) are so quick and easy, a child would enjoy creating them for the Christmas tree. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat suggested. Designed by Gloria and Alison. BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE More details...
$7.95
Under the Sea
Wonderful picture frames by Alison. Let coral, seahorses, starfish, sand dollars, and shells envelop your special photos, illustrations or calligraphic proverbs. 2 patterns fit standard 5" x 7" frames and 2 fit standard 8" x 10" frames. Suitable for scrapbook pages too! Printed on white heavy stock parchment paper. Ready to cut or transfer on to papers of your choice. Touches of watercolor on the seahorses and shells add to the finished product. Instructions included. EASY INTERMEDIATE. More details...
$7.95
Victorian Romance Collection
Nine patterns to commemorate a wedding,anniversary or housewarming. Lacy hearts for Valentine cards, old fashioned baskets of posies, doves,wedding cake, and wedding bells. Also included but not shown,an additional 9 mini embellishment patterns for place cards,gift enclosures, stationery and invitations.Individually printed on 8-1/2" x 11" cream colored paper. INTERMEDIATE More details...
$7.95
Victorian Wedding Party
This is a charming and unusual assortment of wedding accessories, also suitable for a shower or anniversary. The collection includes two patterns for 3-dimensional cake toppers or table decorations... a bride and groom, 7-5/8" tall, and a pair of doves, 6-1/2" tall. For bridesmaids or flower girl, a Tussie Mussie doily-like lacy flower holder, 8" in diameter, sometimes called a nosegay. Two pop-up favors, six pop-up place cards (two motifs), two lacy 5" x 7" frames for photos or plan to have your own wedding invitations printed, two lacy heart designs suitable for standard card blanks, 2 gift enclosures (envelope pattern with pre-printed card). Printed on white heavy stock and text weight papers, ready to cut or copy. Victorian Wedding Party is for your personal use only and, as such, may be reproduced as needed. Instructions included. INTERMEDIATE. More details...
$9.95
Welcome Pineapple
A traditional symbol of hospitality, our pineapple is wrapped in leaves and butterflies with a pretty lettered "WELCOME". This pattern is printed on white text weight paper, ready to cut, copy or transfer on to black silhouette paper (#P-100, $4.95) as shown but not included. Suitable for a standard 8" x 10" frame. Instructions included. Xacto knife and cutting mat recommended. Designed by Gloria. INTERMEDIATE. More details...
$5.95
Winter Beginner's Kit
Bright colors and fun projects ! Enjoy our new pre-printed patterns, ready to cut with no tracing. Make festive greeting cards showcasing cardinal birds, pine cones and pine needle sprays, a 3-D candle lit tree in two shades of green with an assortment of decorations (including a curious red fox) and two white 3-D snowflakes to hang. Our kit contains background paper, an envelope pattern and simple instructions. Quick and easy creations for all levels of experience. Designed by Alison. BEGINNER More details...
$12.95 ON SALE: $8.95
           

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