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If you visit Minneapolis, someone here is virtually obligated to give you a tour of the Chain of Lakes. Made up, primarily, of four main lakes, Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska (Calhoun) and Harriet, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is an oasis nestled inside our state's biggest city.

Ever since people settled here hundreds of years ago, they have worked to keep much of this area scenic and green. With paved trails looping around the lakes, easy put-in access for canoes and kayaks, and lush green spaces for picnics, concerts, and play, these lakes remind us all why we love living in Minnesota.

This is an original, layered papercut piece, handmade in Minnesota, in a deliciously rich set of Royal blues, and featuring the beloved Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.

This unique piece is intricately cut from five layers of high quality, acid-free cardstock. The top layer is a bright white, while the layers underneath are in ever-darker shades of color. Because this piece is handmade, it will differ very slightly from piece pictured here. The back is titled, signed and dated as an original piece.

The work measures 8 x 10 inches (about 20 x 25 cm), and is about 1/8" thick. It will be sent to you carefully wrapped and supported to ensure it arrives safely.

Like the piece, but prefer a different color? Check out the fifth photo in this listing for all available color sets and be sure to mention your color choice in the message to seller upon checkout.

Larger quantities are available! Just contact me here and I'll hook you up!
If you visit Minneapolis, someone here is virtually obligated to give you a tour of the Chain of Lakes. Made up, primarily, of four main lakes, Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska (Calhoun) and Harriet, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is an oasis nestled inside our state's biggest city.

Ever since people settled here hundreds of years ago, they have worked to keep much of this area scenic and green. With paved trails looping around the lakes, easy put-in access for canoes and kayaks, and lush green spaces for picnics, concerts, and play, these lakes remind us all why we love living in Minnesota.

This is an original, layered papercut piece, handmade in Minnesota, in a deliciously rich set of Royal blues, and featuring the beloved Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.

This unique piece is intricately cut from five layers of high quality, acid-free cardstock. The top layer is a bright white, while the layers underneath are in ever-darker shades of color. Because this piece is handmade, it will differ very slightly from piece pictured here. The back is titled, signed and dated as an original piece.

The work measures 8 x 10 inches (about 20 x 25 cm), and is about 1/8" thick. It will be sent to you carefully wrapped and supported to ensure it arrives safely.

Like the piece, but prefer a different color? Check out the fifth photo in this listing for all available color sets and be sure to mention your color choice in the message to seller upon checkout.

Larger quantities are available! Just contact me here and I'll hook you up!
Reviews
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Reviewed by emilydutot
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 21, 2017
Gorgeous work!
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by Jeremy Koski
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 22, 2017
Great communication and quick shipping! Very well packaged with a personalized note. Beautiful work!
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by wadd0009
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 25, 2017
Love this! So unique! Many compliments.
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by emilydutot
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 21, 2017
Gorgeous work!
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by Jeremy Koski
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 22, 2017
Great communication and quick shipping! Very well packaged with a personalized note. Beautiful work!
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by wadd0009
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 25, 2017
Love this! So unique! Many compliments.
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by mnemoseye
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 15, 2016
Even better than we expected!
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes - original 8 x 10 papercut art

Reviewed by nkindschi
5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 18, 2017
Words cannot express how much I love this piece. It is amazing. The details are so fine. I'm smitten!
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5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 17, 2017
LOVE the piece that I ordered. Marnie communicated very quickly and added an amazing little personalization. The piece arrived incredibly quickly and just as I imagined. Highly recommended!
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Aug 8, 2017
Absolutely beautiful -- can't wait to give them to my son for Christmas.
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Getting mail that isn't junk or bills is such a treat. It's one of the reasons I make my own cards. I package purchased items as safely and nicely as I can without charging an arm and a leg. Whenever possible I use recycled materials and reuse bubble wrap and tissue from the many purchases I make on Etsy.

I ship through USPS using First Class mail, and I try to send your package within 24 hours of your cleared payment. If you would like an upgrade to Priority Mail or would like to purchase insurance for your item, contact me and I will prepare an adjusted invoice. I work to provide safe and fairly priced shipping options. If the shipping cost is much less than billed, I will gladly refund the additional amount through PayPal. International buyers are responsible for all fees and taxes associated with items crossing borders.

Please make sure your shipping address is correct. If not, please clarify the address to which you prefer me to send your purchased item. If a package comes back to me due to an error on your part (inaccurate address, etc), I will send you an additional invoice via paypal to cover cost of re-shipment.

Live in the western Hennepin county area (Excelsior, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Chanhassen, etc.)? Feel free to contact me for a local pick-up and save yourself a few bucks.

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If you are not satisfied with your purchase in any way, please contact me to resolve the issue. I will always offer a refund of the item and original shipping cost if you are disappointed with the quality of work or if the description does not match what you received. Please notify me immediately and return the item (at your expense) within 7 days.

Additional policies

F.A.Q.s:

http://www.crafterall.com/search/node/FAQ

Q. Where can I see your work in person?

A. Several awesome shops around the county carry Crafterall works. You can see the whole list on my website: www.crafterall.com/shop

Local Twin Cities folks can also usually find me at the No-Coast Craft-O-Rama Holiday show on the first Friday and Saturday in December each year.

Finally, you can schedule to visit me at my home in Shorewood. If you contact me ahead of time, I'd be happy to show you some color options or design options so that you can make the best decision.

Q. Can you send color swatches before I order something?

A. Picking a color can be really hard. I'd be happy to mail you some small color swatches. I ask only that you purchase a piece first and request the swatches in your order. Then, after you've received the swatches and selected a color, I'll make your piece and send it to you in the color you've chosen.

Q. I saw a piece on your blog that's not listed in your Etsy shop. Can I request it anyway?

A. In most cases, I'd be delighted to recreate a custom piece for you. Just contact me the details, and we'll go from there. Rarely, I make a piece that I either cannot or will not remake. But it never hurts to ask.

Q. Do you accept requests for custom orders?

A. Yes! I relish the opportunity to create a custom Crafterall handmade work for you. We can work off of an existing piece from my shop or create something entirely new. Please contact me to share your ideas and goals for a new project.

Q. Will you consider wholesale inquiries?

A. Yes! Large, bulk, and wholesale inquiries are most welcome. Please contact me with your interest.

Q. These pieces seem thicker than a photography or a poster. Can they still be framed in a store-bought frame?

A. You bet. They are a little thicker than a photo print, but not by much. I recommend framing most pieces with a mat and frame combo. Frames built for mats usually have a little extra room, and the mat really enhances the sense of depth in the pieces.

Q. Do you sell your work framed?

A. No. I leave that to the capable and creative hands of the professionals. If you ask, I'd be happy to recommend some local folks who do good work.

Q. What's the best way to contact you?

A. You may either send me a convo via Etsy or e-mail directly at Marnie.Karger [!at] gmail.com. I tend to check my e-mail many times a day and work to reply to your messages as soon as I can.

Q. Do you like marshmallows?

A. Yes! Raw, melty, burned, store-bought, homemade, flavored, plain, fresh, crusty: yum. (Circus peanuts do not count as marshmallows. Those are icky.)

Q. Do you ever have any sales?

A. Occasionally, but, if you've read this far, I want to thank you. To show my appreciation, use the coupon code "ISURVIVED" when you check out, and you will receive 10% off your purchase. Good on you! (Please use this code only once.)
F.A.Q.s:

http://www.crafterall.com/search/node/FAQ

Q. Where can I see your work in person?

A. Several awesome shops around the county carry Crafterall works. You can see the whole list on my website: www.crafterall.com/shop

Local Twin Cities folks can also usually find me at the No-Coast Craft-O-Rama Holiday show on the first Friday and Saturday in December each year.

Finally, you can schedule to visit me at my home in Shorewood. If you contact me ahead of time, I'd be happy to show you some color options or design options so that you can make the best decision.

Q. Can you send color swatches before I order something?

A. Picking a color can be really hard. I'd be happy to mail you some small color swatches. I ask only that you purchase a piece first and request the swatches in your order. Then, after you've received the swatches and selected a color, I'll make your piece and send it to you in the color you've chosen.

Q. I saw a piece on your blog that's not listed in your Etsy shop. Can I request it anyway?

A. In most cases, I'd be delighted to recreate a custom piece for you. Just contact me the details, and we'll go from there. Rarely, I make a piece that I either cannot or will not remake. But it never hurts to ask.

Q. Do you accept requests for custom orders?

A. Yes! I relish the opportunity to create a custom Crafterall handmade work for you. We can work off of an existing piece from my shop or create something entirely new. Please contact me to share your ideas and goals for a new project.

Q. Will you consider wholesale inquiries?

A. Yes! Large, bulk, and wholesale inquiries are most welcome. Please contact me with your interest.

Q. These pieces seem thicker than a photography or a poster. Can they still be framed in a store-bought frame?

A. You bet. They are a little thicker than a photo print, but not by much. I recommend framing most pieces with a mat and frame combo. Frames built for mats usually have a little extra room, and the mat really enhances the sense of depth in the pieces.

Q. Do you sell your work framed?

A. No. I leave that to the capable and creative hands of the professionals. If you ask, I'd be happy to recommend some local folks who do good work.

Q. What's the best way to contact you?

A. You may either send me a convo via Etsy or e-mail directly at Marnie.Karger [!at] gmail.com. I tend to check my e-mail many times a day and work to reply to your messages as soon as I can.

Q. Do you like marshmallows?

A. Yes! Raw, melty, burned, store-bought, homemade, flavored, plain, fresh, crusty: yum. (Circus peanuts do not count as marshmallows. Those are icky.)

Q. Do you ever have any sales?

A. Occasionally, but, if you've read this far, I want to thank you. To show my appreciation, use the coupon code "ISURVIVED" when you check out, and you will receive 10% off your purchase. Good on you! (Please use this code only once.)

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