Video Game Hand Cut Paper Art

Phoenix, Arizona · 1080 Sales


Video Game Hand Cut Paper Art

Phoenix, Arizona 1080 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Cutting Pixels offers the original destination for hand cut paper art specializing in video game nostalgia, anime, and pop culture.


Last updated on Feb 16, 2017

Cutting Pixels offers the original destination for hand cut paper art specializing in video game nostalgia, anime, and pop culture.

Katrina Mason

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Katrina Mason

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Hand Cut Art dedicated to Video Games

Riding Epona across beautiful grassy plains of Hyrule. Charging through thick forests dodging panthers and tigers on Azeroth. Navigating warp zones and trampolines with Mario and Luigi. Timing the perfect jump to rescue the princess. Discovering Star World while rescuing Yoshi and friends. Swingin' jungle vines, smashin' barrels, and jumpin' mine carts. Racing the clock to get your strawberries watered and harvested before summer. Wooing the girl of your dreams. Getting up with the sun to take your cows to pasture. Searching darkened rooms for your lost friend amid hostile ghosts. Eating anything even remotely edible you found on the ground.

These are the scenes I cherished. When it was too dark to play outside anymore, my sisters and I fought over whose turn it was on the console.

Though I have always had a passion for the arts, my actual ability was never very high. I took art classes every year until I graduated despite my inabilities. I continued to love arts and crafts as I started a family and grew older. I've tried many different types of art, but nothing has ever clicked for me until now.

I stumbled upon a blog post featuring a paper cut artist. Though I love art, I've never felt moved to purchase any specific piece. But I had to fight the urge to go over budget and purchase several pieces of this artists work. I spent days gazing at her listings on Etsy. I loved her work so much, I began to feverishly look into other papercutting artists. After spending two weeks reading about the art of hand cut paper, I decided to try it. I had an X-Acto knife already from one of my many passing art attempts, though the blade was incorrect. I pulled out some construction paper and my knife, and attempted a free template.

I was hooked. I cannot even describe the feeling. It was like being reunited with some lost piece of yourself you had no idea you were missing. I had created a very shaky, incredibly poorly lined paper cut of two horses. I went online and attempted several more paper cuts. I loved cutting paper, but I tended to be disconnected from the subjects I was choosing. I wanted to find a way to incorporate my own interests into my hand cut paper. Video games were the natural choice. My entire family plays games, and it was an integral part of my childhood, as it remains today.

My very first video game papercut was Link with his shield and sword based on the newer model. It came out so well! Even with the wrong knife and heavy and thick fibered construction paper, it looked amazing. I posted it to my facebook and my first comment was that I must be very bored. Everyone's a critic! However, I didn't take it to heart. I was too motivated! I made the decision to invest in all of the proper tools. I purchased high quality silhouette paper and extra sharp precision blades.

Once I was armed with the proper tools, paper cutting was taken to a whole new level. Picking the perfect subject and slicing through a crisp new sheet of paper is such a thrill. Each perfect line is created slowly, carefully, deliberately. One false move or mistake and your entire piece is ruined. It's an incredible rush to spend two hours creating a beautiful hand cut piece of paper art. I favor crisp simple lines mounted on brilliant white paper framed in a simple black frame. So much of the beauty of the paper cut lies in it's simplicity, which means the mounting and framing is best done as simply as possible.

Opening a store on Etsy wasn't something I pictured myself doing. I was creating art for the joy of creating. But after a month, my work was piling up. Unfortunately, my art generally was not appreciated by those around me. My friends and family really didn't express an interest in them. My mother has been my biggest proponent, encouraging me to continue and advance. With her encouragement, I made the move to create a shop and upload my work to be available to paper cut and video game lovers alike.

I hope that you grow to love hand cut paper art as much as I do. There is so much beauty in intricate lines set to contrast.


Shop members

  • Katrina Mason

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Hand Cut Paper Artist

    I'm a mother of 3 and avid Gamer! I've always loved video games, but only recently became an artist in the past few years. I have an amazing passion for it. It only made sense to combine my two favorite things!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2015
Cutting Pixels is dedicated to video game nostalgia paper cuts. Each cut is individual. No papercut is cut precisely and perfectly like a machine cut. Please keep this in mind when purchasing! Each item is cut to order and will have slight variations.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping safely is my top priority. Shipping costs include postage, supplies, packaging, delivery confirmation and insurance.

Each papercut package will ship USPS First Class or Priority Mail, between cardboard in a bubble mailer. Shipping costs include delivery confirmation. Your delivery confirmation number will be emailed to you at the time of shipment.

International shipping can take several weeks to arrive. Please be aware of this time frame when purchasing. The buyer acknowledges that they are responsible for shipping customs, duties, or fees.

In an attempt to reduce waste, packages will include as many recycled and recyclable components as possible. This may include, but is not subject to, cardboard from used boxes, bubble wrap and packing materials from prior purchases, business supplies, shredded papers from many sources such as school work, mail, flyers, etc.

Please be careful when opening a package that contains glass pieces, as there will be many small packing components that are not suitable for children and may make a significant mess if spilled.
Refunds and Exchanges
Once your order has begun creation, cancellations are not possible. Materials for silhouettes are costly, so once they have been allocated for your purchase, a refund is not possible.

Items may be returned at the sellers cost for a refund. Refunds will be made when package is received in good condition. Packages that are received damaged cannot be refunded. As a small, work from home business, costs for items not properly packaged on return impact business. Please note that I can not be held responsible for delays, damaged, or stolen packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in purchasing a paper cut that that I do not have available, please contact me! I am more then happy to discuss commissions. Commissions will be priced as a like piece of artwork. Please note that I retain the right to reproduce any designs or custom orders that I may create.