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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2010 08:00:30 AM »

I am seriously in awe of your design skills. Those are all so beautifully drawn and laid out, on top of being tremendously intricate! Do you start from scratch or do you have an image that you work off of when designing them?

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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2010 10:34:48 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2010 12:49:24 PM »

 Wonderful! Makes me wanna cut more paper...again.

 Thank you.

« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2010 01:58:02 PM »

Maybe I'll get a friend with better Hebrew to help me brave Israeli websites.

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your work is very nice, so much detail. I'm sure whoever gets these cards would love them.
I'm not very familiar with knife brands, but I live online, so I can help you look for a local source for some better blades.
I'll do some digging tomorrow to see what I can find.

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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2010 10:57:59 PM »

Holy detail and attention span, batman!  Those are literally insane Smiley  I wish I could make things so beautiful like that.  Any of my papercutting ends up looking like a 5 year old did it.  Teach me!!
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2010 10:22:05 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! =O
I often make my own cards for the holidays (Hanukkah included Smiley ) but I don't think I'd have the time or patience to craft this number of detailed paper cut cards Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2010 09:39:40 PM »

very impressive, beautiful

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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2010 06:41:33 AM »

Utterly magnificent!  Do you use a scalpel or a razer?

I used an x-acto knife, though I'm not too happy with it - I used to use a swann-morton scalpel, and I don't remember the blades wearing out as quickly as they do with this x-acto knife. It's the only kind of blade I can get here in Israel, but I'm looking for an alternative, because I get through blades like water - the metal seems to be quite soft, it blunts quickly and another problem I keep having is the very tip of the blade keeps actually snapping off when I do tight curves. Each of these cards used about 3 blades, which is ridiculous! They're so expensive here (35 shekels for 11, which is about $11 - a dollar a blade!), it's unsustainable. I can't afford to keep going through this many. When I lived in the UK, I got my scalpel blades much cheaper, and they seemed tougher, though maybe that's my nostalgia. The only drawback was that the shape of the scalpel handle made cutting quite painful. For financial reasons, I may have to get some swann-morton blades sent over from the UK though Sad

If anyone here has any advice about prolonging blade life, or more hard-wearing brands, I'd be really grateful!

Wanted to get back to you on the blade issue.

Last week I made some centerpieces for our Bais Yaakov annual Shabbos dinner, and I used a lot of paper cutting to make them.

Used #11 Exacto blades and was using card stock, posterboard and some mat board as well. Did not have one blade break. I'm thinking the ones you're getting are not on par with what they should be.

If you need someone to ship you some from the US to Eretz Yisrael please let me know and I would be glad to do that for you.  Smiley

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2010 12:25:00 PM »

These are absolutely stunning. I am jealous of your talent. Smiley

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« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2010 09:18:53 PM »

Ahh, I can recognize your work from the thumbnail on the front page.  Beautiful and mesmerizing as usual.

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