papercutsbyjoe

Cut Paper Art and First Anniversary Gifts

Boston, Massachusetts

Announcement    My works are original, hand-cut paper art. Each papercut is cut from a single piece of black paper and mounted to acid-free, white mat board.

Your first anniversary is traditionally the "paper" anniversary—when loved ones give each other gifts made from paper—so my papercuts are a unique and thoughtful option for this happy occasion.

I use the best quality materials for my one-of-a-kind pieces, which will last for generations. You can find more info about my process, materials, and background on the About and Shop Policy pages.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 15, 2020

My works are original, hand-cut paper art. Each papercut is cut from a single piece of black paper and mounted to acid-free, white mat board.

Your first anniversary is traditionally the "paper" anniversary—when loved ones give each other gifts made from paper—so my papercuts are a unique and thoughtful option for this happy occasion.

I use the best quality materials for my one-of-a-kind pieces, which will last for generations. You can find more info about my process, materials, and background on the About and Shop Policy pages.

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About papercutsbyjoe

Sales 1,478
On Etsy since 2007

I cut holes in paper

I did my first papercut in the first grade as a school valentine. I liked it, so I started trying other pieces from books I was able to find. In college, I started creating my own designs based on ancient Maya and Mimbres artwork, and eventually started making complicated pieces based on architecture and nature. My inspiration comes from my surroundings in rural and urban parts of home state of Maine and adopted home of Boston.

I began selling my work on Etsy in 2007. My work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country, was featured in the Wall Street Journal, and made history as the first pin on Pinterest, chosen by Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann.

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  • Joe

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Master Papercutter

    Though I've spent years as a full time artist I'm a professional archaeologist by trade. Now the City Archaeologist of Boston, my passion for papercutting has kept me producing my own distinctive style of this traditional art!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2020
All of my pieces are inspired by nature, the human form, and architecture. My desire is to create a modern, lasting piece of art that will make a statement on your wall.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
In the unlikely event that damage occurs during shipping, please let me know immediately. I will pay for return shipping on damaged items and work with you on replacement frames or pieces.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping for non-damaged pieces.
Payment
Paypal and direct payment through Etsy are my preferred payment options.

I cannot take check, cash, or money order payments.
Shipping
Shipping is always USPS Priority. All pieces will have delivery confirmation/tracking.

COVID-19 is impacting shipping times. All of my pieces are ready to mail. Expect the item to be in the mail within 1-3 days of your order.

I can upgrade to express shipping for an additional charge. Please convo so we can arrange this request.

I am happy to ship ANYWHERE. Please convo me if you have any special needs or requests regarding shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not take custom orders. Due to the high volume of requests, I may not be able to respond to your custom request convos.

Wholesale/consignment is welcomed—please convo me or email me at papercutsbyjoe [!at] gmail. com with any questions or requests.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

My pieces are mounted to a white mat board background. Your piece will arrive mounted.

The “From” line on the shipping label will NOT mention my shop name, in case you are keeping the gift a secret.

I am happy to include brief notes to the recipient inside the packaging, but not on the piece itself.

The paper I use is specially made silhouette paper designed for papercutters.

I use an X-3051 professional swivel knife and traditional #11 knife to cut all of my pieces.

I use an archival adhesive called StudioTac to mount my pieces.

If you have a blog or website and you would like to show my work or feature me, please feel free to use any photo on my Etsy store. I just ask that you include at least one link back to my Etsy store.