paper art, lasercut wooden goods + other stuff

Toronto, Ontario
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Ali Harrison

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Ali Harrison


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About lightpaper

Sales 5,626
On Etsy since 2012

The beginnings of Light + Paper

It was a fateful day one December when, in search of a unique Christmas gift, I decided to try a new craft. Using a borrowed box cutter and a kitchen cutting board, I created my very first papercutting. After falling in love with cutting paper, I armed myself with a sharper blade and an actual cutting mat, and Light + Paper was born. Preferring a blade to a pen, I create each of my designs first by cutting paper by hand. These intricate, unique patterns are then transformed into a variety of fun lasercut housewares.

I began working out of my small apartment but in February 2015 moved into a studio in the West end of Toronto. Now equipped with a lasercutter and much more space, I am able to produce paper artwork and a variety of wooden products to sell both online and in retail shops in Canada, and across the globe.

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  • Ali Harrison

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi my name is Ali and I live in downtown Toronto. I began papercutting in 2012. We've grown quite a bit since then, but I still create the designs for all our products as hand-cut papercuttings.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to browse through my items - I hope you enjoy. Please message me about any specific questions or concerns.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you would like to request a refund or exchange, please message me within 14 days of receiving the item. Shipping costs and re-stocking fees may apply.

We do not provide refunds for items that do not reach you in time for a date needed unless it was explicitly guaranteed in a message from us before purchase. We never guarantee a specific delivery date for items being sent outside of Canada, as it's always possible there will be delays at customs.

We offer a variety of customizable items and can often offer a custom designed piece. We do not offer lasercutting of existing designs.

All of my designs are created first as hand-cut paper cutting art pieces. This means that our custom order fee will be significantly higher than our other lasercut items, as each new piece is first done by hand with an x-acto knife into paper, not digitally illustrated.

For this reason, it’s also very difficult to make a lot of changes to finished custom orders, as large changes would require the piece to be re-cut from scratch. For all custom orders, we ask that our clients explore our current work to get an idea of our aesthetic, and what the piece will turn out to be similar to. If you’re looking for an exact replica of a photo, perfectly straight lines, or a copy of something you’ve seen elsewhere, we probably aren’t the best bet for you. But if you are a fan of my whimsical and unique paper cutting style, and can put your trust in me to create something you’d like, I’d be happy to create a customized piece for you.

We can send a photo proof of your piece once it’s been created. If you're looking for a lasercut item, only 1 round of small changes can be made after the proof is sent. If you’re looking to purchase an original hand cut paper piece, changes cannot be made after cutting is complete.

We require full payment for custom orders before work is begun.

Our custom listings take time, and we do not always have the time to devote to them. Please message us to inquire whether we are currently accepting custom orders.

All custom designs are my own - and I reserve the right to re-sell or re-purpose all custom designs for future Light & Paper products.

We usually ship items on Mondays. Customized item lead times can be 1-2 weeks, please message us if you need an item for a quickly approaching date.

Unfortunately I am not responsible for transportation delays or incidents caused by USPS, Canada Post or other shipping services. We do not provide refunds or re-send packages that are lost in the mail, particularly those travelling outside of Canada or the USA.

*COVID-19 UPDATE: delivery times everywhere are delayed with all carriers due to COVID-19. We cannot guarantee ANY delivery dates, and we do not provide refunds for items that are still in transit.

Most items ship to Canada within 8 business days and to the USA within 6 business days. International orders outside Canada/USA ship within 21 business days. *please note these are estimates pre:COVID-19 and times may be longer than stated.

All orders are shipped to the mailing address stated on your Etsy receipt, not to the paypal address. We cannot provide refunds or re-send packages if the shipping address has not been properly provided.

Please note that you may be subject to customs fees when your package arrives. We do not guarantee delivery by a specific date for any parcels travelling outside of Canada - and we do not provide refunds if the item does not reach you in time (as items may be delayed by customs).


If you prefer to save on shipping costs you can pick up your purchase at my Toronto studio located at 15 Adrian Avenue.

Pick-up hours are *usually* available Monday-Thursday, 11am-6pm. Date and time (within a 1 hour window) of pick-up must be provided with at least 48 hours notice. We are often in and out of the studio within the above hours so pickup MUST be pre-arranged - no "drop ins" (or we might not be there!).

Message us for coupon to remove shipping cost if you prefer to pick-up your item.

Please note that if you opt for pick-up we do not provide any packing/wrapping materials for your purchase beyond our regular retail packaging (the item is not packaged/bubble wrapped to ship).
Additional policies and FAQs
Purchase of artwork does not transfer copyrights. You do not have the right to use, reproduce or copy my work without my written permission.

More information

Last updated on 11 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Many of our items are available for wholesale purchase! We have a linesheet available, please send us an Etsy convo or email us at info(at)

Rush Orders

Please contact us if you need an item for a quickly upcoming date. We will do our best to accommodate, but will need to be made aware of the time constraints before the item is ordered.

When will my item ship?

We are currently shipping orders once a week. Due to COVID-19 there are significant carrier delays at this time - we cannot guarantee any delivery dates at this time.

Items within Canada and the USA take approximately 4-8 days after shipping.

Custom items may take 1-2 weeks before being shipped.

We do not provide refunds on items that do not reach their destination for a specific date due to shipping or customs delays.

Can you make a cake topper based on this sample photo?

No - we don’t design custom toppers from scratch - we just have the cake toppers listed, many of which can be customized!