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.
Molly Sadlowski on Jan 2, 2015
Beautiful work!!! The gift receiver LOVED it!!!!!
aspasiarose on Nov 7, 2014
An absolutely stunning work and such a lovely and thoughtful seller.
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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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.
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
- Accepts 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.)
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
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.