While working on my next set of multi-cultural crafts for kids (coming soon to a blog near you - this one, in March), I came across papercuts. I'd seen them around, but had never tried one. You know me! I had to make my own. Feel free to try it for yourself! Download Lovebirds Papercut.
I printed the image on thick red paper and cut it out using a self-healing mat and an exacto fitted with a brand new blade. If you've never done done this before, let me give you a hint. You want to make sure to cut just inside the line so that none of the black shows. It's hard to go back and cut away tiny slivers of black line. Personal experience here! Oh, and also make sure your blood sugar isn't low. Shaky hands and a knife are not a good combination. Click here for more papercut tips.
This one is for Joel's Valentine's Day card. Since he does not read my blog, there's no worry about spilling the beans.
For those of you wondering if I'll be doing papercuts with the kids, the answer is "NOT IN A MILLION YEARS!" With as many kids and the variety of ages I'll be working with on these multicultural projects, I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole. There. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief!