Intricate Hand Cut Silhouette Art

La Grande, Oregon · 54 Sales


Intricate Hand Cut Silhouette Art

La Grande, Oregon 54 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to SugarplumSilhouettes, a store that celebrates the silhouette with entirely hand-made original designs in wall art, luminaries and holiday decor.


Welcome to SugarplumSilhouettes, a store that celebrates the silhouette with entirely hand-made original designs in wall art, luminaries and holiday decor.


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Molly Sadlowski

Molly Sadlowski on Jan 2, 2015

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Beautiful work!!! The gift receiver LOVED it!!!!!


aspasiarose on Nov 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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An absolutely stunning work and such a lovely and thoughtful seller.


thebeastmark on Apr 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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AWESOME gift. I am so happy with my purchase and my experience.

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SugarplumSilhouettes Scherenschnitte

This little shop was opened in the winter of 2011 so that I could display and sell the pictures I have been making for many years. All designs are original and are available as papercuttings, cards, or prints. I do this for fun, and because I have to. When a design comes to mind I have to cut it out of paper. The design usually insists. If it doesn't, it usually gets thrown away, because designs have a life of their own. If they don't want to be developed, I can't make them. If they do, I can't stop them.

Scherenschnitte, or scissor cuts, is a very old German craft that began in the 1500's, was revived by Queen Victoria in the 1800's and concurrently kept alive and well by the Pennsylvania Dutch in America. The trick of this craft is to cut away all parts of paper not wanted so that the picture emerges while the paper stays whole. The design is drawn on the reverse of the silhouette paper and then cut out with an x-acto knife. To do this successfully all parts of the design must interconnect. (Otherwise you end up with a heap of scraps!) Look carefully at my work and you will see what I mean.

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  • Pauline Chartier

    Owner, Creator, Curator

    SugarplumSilhouettes is my shop of carefully hand-cut, all original designed-by-me paper cuttings. I loved these sorts of illustrations when I was a child and taught myself how to make them so I could bring my own visions to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2014
Welcome to SugarplumSilhouettes, a store that offers original cut-paper silhouettes made by an Old World craft known as Scherenschnitte. Each item is created by sketching the design on acid-free card stock and then cutting the entire image out as a whole, leaving a perfect silhouette. All elements of the design must touch to maintain the integrity of the cutting. Tricky business when using sharp tools! The process can take many hours or even days to complete. The silhouette is then mounted on another sheet of contrasting acid-free card stock to complete the effect.

Please don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy Conversations or e-mail for any questions or requests. I will be glad to work with you! Personalized and custom orders are welcome. Most items you see in the shop can be ordered as greeting cards with a ten card minimum order.

All the materials I use are of the best; acid-free, archival quality; packaged and shipped with care and concern. I want you to be happy with your purchase now and for many, many years to come.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment is available through PayPal, major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.

Payment is required at the time of purchase.

If you need to cancel an order, please contact me promptly to discuss. If the item has already shipped, the order cannot be cancelled. (See refund policy.)
All 8 1/2 x 11 Original Cuttings, Cards and Prints will ship USPS Priority Mail in the United States with delivery confirmation and insurance included. Larger items and those sent to other countries ship USPS First Class. I will ship promptly, but to be on the safe side please allow 4-5 business days for Priority and 7 to 10 business days for First Class mail within the continental U.S., with longer times for international shipments.

Please contact me for shipping costs for international orders.

Please contact me before ordering if you need shipping upgrades. I'll be glad to oblige.

Any Customs or Duties, fees or tariffs incurred though International shipping, beyond my stated shipping fees, will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy, so if you are unsatisfied with your art work for any reason, you may return it, in its original condition, within two weeks of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Please do contact me first to discuss your concerns and alert me that you will be returning an item. Shipping costs to be paid by the buyer.

Sadly I can give NO REFUNDS for the following:

1.Any and all custom orders.

2.Lost packages if USPS tracking shows it has been delivered.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't hesitate to contact me regarding anything from expedited shipping to custom orders and designs. I'll be glad to hear from you and work hard to give you what you require.