Free Papercutting Templates from Scherenschnitte

balloons papercut

I love the beauty and delicacy of papercuts, but I’ve never actually tried the art form myself. I recently came across Cindy’s blog, Scherenschnitte, and found some lovely free* templates that would be perfect for a child’s bedroom or nursery.

circus bear papercuttingSome are based on traditional childhood themes while others draw their inspiration from popular fairy tails and nursery rhymes. I’m dying to find a few moments to sit down with one of these and my X-Acto knife and see how it goes.

alice in wonderland papercut

She has many more on her site which she posts under her “Template Tuesday” series, so be sure see them all!

*As with all freebies, please be respectful of the artist’s copyright and use terms.


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    I love these and always admire paper cuts when I see them! I don’t think I have the patience to do it. Please share yours if you get a chance! Have a great week!

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      Thanks, Gina! I’ve got so many other projects going right now but I’ve gotta make the time to just give it a try. Now that I’ve found these free templates, I don’t really have any excuses! I’ll let you know if I complete one. See ya soon!

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    Michelle Stone says

    Hello Chris, Iam a big fan of scherenschnitte but I can not do it. I am a teacher and co teach with another girl in my room. She is getting married in May and Isaw a wedding papercut on pinterest with pattern encluded. Do you cut for customers. I am looking for someone to cut the pattern I saw. Would love hearing from you if this is a possiblity and of course what would you charge for this. Thank you for your time.

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