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Paper Cutting Fun with Poppy Chancellor

Hello crafters,

One of the joys of working at Penguin is that me and Charlie get to go to some really exciting, creative events, and the one we went to a couple of weeks ago has to be one of our all time favourites! To celebrate the launch of the book Gretel and the Dark, Penguin invited some teenagers from Spinebreakers to do a paper cutting class with the wonderful Poppy Chancellor.

Danni Paper cutting

Poppy drew a wonderful, fairy tale silhouette on some black paper for us to cut out and, being crafty partners in crime, Charlie and I decided to share. Of course everything had to join up so it could be cut out, and we had to keep a close eye on what was meant to be cut and what was meant to be the image!

Charlie papercutting

We got chatting to Poppy and we were really pleased to learn that she runs all sorts of fab classes at Material Gallery and Bookshop. I have to confess, I have well and truly caught the bug. Poppy gave us some stencils to practice with at home so when my friends had their house warming I couldn’t resist having a go:

Congrats paper cut

Naturally I couldn’t resist getting some washi tape involved!

Congrats card

All you need is some paper, a cutting mat, a craft knife, some glue and perhaps a metal ruler (if you’re planning on doing straight lines!) A tip for light coloured paper: if you draw your design on the paper backwards with pencil, you don’t need to worry about any unsightly lines when it’s finished – just turn it over! However if that’s too confusing you can always make sure you draw really lightly and erase as you go along. What do you think of my birthday card for my birdie friend?

Bird Birthday

Charlie has followed this post up with a book-related giveaway here.

– Danni


About hedanni (Danni Haughan)

Hey! I'm the Danni half of the craft blog Danni and Charlie Do Craft. Maker, knitter, traveller who loves a good story & keeping it natural. I have one foot in Europe and the other in E Asia. 我会说一点汉语

One comment on “Paper Cutting Fun with Poppy Chancellor

  1. Pingback: Paper cutting and fairy tales and Poppy Chancellor and you could win a book! | Danni and Charlie do craft

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