New Paper Cutting Book Presents Bold Designs For Stationery and Home Dècor

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Paper crafting artist Anna Bondoc reveals her techniques for using a knife like a drawing instrument to create everything from stationery to gift tags in Simply Paper Cutting, a new book from Design Originals.

I can imagine Anna Bondoc's stunning designs throughout my house, and with her new book on paper crafting, I'm going to start today! – Deb Gore Ohrn, Editor-In-Chief, Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group

A new book, Simply Paper Cutting (Design Originals, October 1, 2012), shows readers how to decorate homes, holiday tables and children's rooms with bold, graphic art made from colored paper. Paper crafting artist Anna Bondoc reveals her deceptively simple techniques for using an X-ACTO knife like a drawing instrument to create everything from stationery to gift tags. More information is available at

Anna Bondoc's artwork has simple yet bold graphic motifs, eye-catching colorways, and a richly textured quality that begs to be touched. Now crafters of all skill levels can learn to make and design layered art and dècor with her new book. In Simply Paper Cutting, Anna Bondoc reveals her inspired techniques for cutting paper. Using only cardstock, a knife, glue, and a cutting mat, she shows readers how to put a fresh spin on traditional shapes and colors as they create beautiful patterns.

The former teacher shows how to create table cards, wine tags, wall art, picture frames and more in an approachable, encouraging style. The book provides 15 unique projects, accompanied by hundreds of colorful step-by-step photos and Bondoc's signature patterns. The author provides a complete tutorial on basic cutting techniques, with practice exercises to get started. Anna also explains her "recycling by design" technique, in which cutout pieces left behind can be reused to enhance gorgeous gifts.

About Design Originals and Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Our imprints include Design Originals and Heliconia Press. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, boating, back-yard farming, wine & beer-making, and much more. Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and more than 200 book and DVD titles. For more information please visit

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