WhisperingPaper

Handmade papercuts whispering their stories...

Amersfoort, The Netherlands · 82 Sales

WhisperingPaper

Handmade papercuts whispering their stories...

Amersfoort, The Netherlands 82 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

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MLena

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Announcement   Beautiful intricate paper cuts designed and cut by hand piece by piece with a scalpel knife.
Besides these existing designs I'm available for commissions as well! www.WhisperingPaper.com
Or sign up for the newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bHEEsH

Welcome to my shop and thanks for taking a look around!
All my paper cuts are designed and then hand cut with my trusted scalpel knife by yours truly, each one differs slightly from another and is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. So whether you're looking for something special and unique as a gift or something truly handcrafted to be treasured to keep for yourself; you just might find that special piece here...
Can't you find the one just for you in my Etsy shop? Or would you like me to make something special to commemorate that important moment? Contact me with your custom order or take a look at more examples of my work on www.WhisperingPaper.com!

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2016

Beautiful intricate paper cuts designed and cut by hand piece by piece with a scalpel knife.
Besides these existing designs I'm available for commissions as well! www.WhisperingPaper.com
Or sign up for the newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bHEEsH

Welcome to my shop and thanks for taking a look around!
All my paper cuts are designed and then hand cut with my trusted scalpel knife by yours truly, each one differs slightly from another and is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. So whether you're looking for something special and unique as a gift or something truly handcrafted to be treasured to keep for yourself; you just might find that special piece here...
Can't you find the one just for you in my Etsy shop? Or would you like me to make something special to commemorate that important moment? Contact me with your custom order or take a look at more examples of my work on www.WhisperingPaper.com!

MLena

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MLena

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5 out of 5 stars
(23)
Mary Vosters

Mary Vosters on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super tevreden over service en kwaliteit!

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pepner

pepner on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Marthe is an incredibly talented artist. I gave her the very difficult task of creating a very small multi layered diorama to include a vignette of our beloved great Dane Lulu. She took great care and a lot of time to make sure I would be pleased. I couldn't be more so! Thank you Marthe

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Updates

Still feeling overwhelmed by all the ( sweet!!) response to my commissioned work that was featured in the Dutch tv show "VT Wonen - Weer verliefd op je huis"! Thank you all!
To order your own custom piece, click on the picture, or www.WhisperingPaper.com
Editing my product pictures. Brighten that thing! wink (Maybe I should just invest in being a better photographer)...

About

Feeling connected through cutting my intricate paper cuts

Hi all!

Thank you for your interest in me and my shop Whispering Paper.
Since you’re here at my “About page” I’d like to tell you a ittle more about who I am and how I got here.

I’m Marthe and I live in Amersfoort, Holland. I’m a professional papercut artist and handcut all of my artwork (unless stated otherwise). Besides cutting existing designs that are for purchase here in my Etsy shop (which I created ofcourse – no copyright infringement here ;) ), I spend my time making tailor-made heirloom papercuts.
But how did I started doing this and why you might ask?

I studied Visual Art at the HKU in Utrecht (Netherlands) and when I graduated, I started teaching art to highschool students. After several years my first daughter was born and I noticed that being busy with work and the usual routine of going out and having fun, wasn't really working for me anymore. Besides the fact that this was harder to do with a newborn, I wanted more from life and I wanted to feel in touch with the smaller things that really matter. Especially in a society where individualism seems to be most important, communication happens via Social Media and in production it seems like quantity tops quality. I didn’t feel like I fit in anymore.

That’s when a lot changed; I discovered papercutting which really appealed to me, as it makes you focus and be in touch with the medium you’re working with – feeling, holding, turning, cutting… After having done my papercutting on the side of my job as a teacher, we decided to move our family abroad. A longtime dream of both me and my husband. We really wanted to discover the world past all that we knew and grew up with; discover other cultures, other religions, other peoples lives in a foreign country and ofcourse see how we as people who grew up in a Western country would adjust to such a change. Well, it was fantastic!!
In the past three years we’ve lived in 3 different countries (Malaysia, Qatar and Cambodia) and in that time I was able to set up my papercutting business Whispering Paper.
With making my highly intricate papercuts, especially the commissioned pieces that mark special memories and occassions, I felt in touch with the more important things in life like other people, their personal stories. But also honing and mastering a craft that’s timeconsuming and needs a lot of real attention, that delivers a quality product that’s truly uniqe in the end. I get to do what I love most and live the life I wanted.

If you feel like me and you really appreciate stunning art that’s genuine, special and made with a lot of love; take a look at the papercuts in my shop, or have a custom piece made for you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, or just would like to have a little chat. ;)

Marthe x

To learn more about Whispering Paper; take a look on www.whisperingpaper.com
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  • Marthe

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi! I'm Marthe, 30, Dutch, mom of two beautiful little girls ('12 and '14) and an art teacher. After living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Doha, Qatar and Phnom Penh, Cambodia we just arrived back in our homecountry Holland.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2016
Welcome to my shop!
Thanks for taking a look around.
Here you'll find my handmade paper art. All my papercuts are hand drawn and cut individually. So each one is totally unique.
I enjoy taking quiet time to make my paper whisper. That's why I work with time-consuming materials, such as my little sharp knife and dip pen.

Can't you find the one just for you? Contact me with your custom order!

Have you find one 'with your name on it'? Please read my shop policies before ordering...

Accepted payment methods

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  • 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
Payment
I accept Paypal payments.

Dutch buyers are welcome to pay by bank transfer (preferably by on-line banking). Please convo me before purchase and I will send you my bank details and the amount in euro's in your order confirmation. Than I'll make a custom listing with which you can pay with 'other paymentmethod'.

Are you an international buyer without a Paypal account, please convo me for other options.
Shipping
DELIVERY TIME
Because I make the papercuts to custom order it usually will take about 1 or 2 weeks (depending on the size) before I can ship them. Once I have confirmed your payment I start cutting. After completion I'll do my very best to ship your papercut within 1-2 days. Ofcourse I will contact you when your piece is ready for shipment.

SHIPPING
All items will ship with PostNL, regular post without track and trace or insurance. If you prefer to have it send with a tracking number or insured, please choose a shipping upgrade at checkout! (if you have any questions; don't hesitate to contact me via an Etsy conversation, or e-mail me at WhisperingPaper [!at] gmail.com)
All shipping cost is including Dutch taxes and packaging.

According to PostNL the average delivery times are:
Europe: 2-5 working days (depending on the country
United States: 3-6 working days
Australia: 6-8 working days
Please contact me if you need information about other destinations.

CUSTOM FEES
International Buyers: Please be aware that you are responsible for any customs fees (import duties, taxes and charges) imposed by your country. This is not included in the item price or shipping charges.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

DIFFERENCE IN SHIPPING COSTS
I have tried my best to accurately estimate shipping costs for my items. This however depends on the exact contents of the shipment, for example with multiple items. If the shipping costs you paid turn out to be substantially more ($1+) than the actual shipping costs, I will refund you the difference. If the actual shipping costs turn out to be higher than estimated I will pay for the difference.

PACKAGING
I use sturdy packaging to make sure your purchase reaches you undamaged. Unframed paper cuts are packaged in a cellophane sleeve and sturdy cardboard backing.
Framed paper cuts are wrapped in bubble plastic and cardboard. With the use of my cardboard boxes, I try to recycle as much as I can. So it is possible that you receive your paper cut in a cardboard box for diapers or my husbands favourite beer. ;)



Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about your order!

En voor de Nederlanders: met code SHIPPING033 wordt je aankoop gratis thuisbezorgd in Amersfoort en omgeving (in gemeenten met telefoonnummer beginnend met 033)!!
Refunds and Exchanges
I check all items very carefully before they leave my hands, but due to the nature of the item and the postal service; if it should reach you damaged in any way, please contact me within 3 days of receiving the item and I will do my very best to help you. I may ask for a photo of the damage.
In case of packages getting lost in the mail, please contact me as soon as possible.


If you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase, please let me know and I will be happy to make it right via refund or replacement. (Refunds will not include the shipping charge.)
Additional policies and FAQs
I appreciate getting feedback. Feedback on Etsy is permanent. So should you not be satisfied with your purchase in one way or another, contact me to have the issue solved, before leaving feedback.

Do not copy my original designs with the intent of selling them. When posting my items on social media, please mention Whispering Paper as the creator and designer of the piece. My pieces (including pictures and descriptions) are my intellectual property and I do not appreciate copyright infringement.
Purchases of my artwork do not entitle the buyer to reproductive rights.
Thank you.