This book shows how anyone can use the author's deceptively simple techniques to create layered stationery and home décor that appeals to both the eye and the sense of touch. Readers learn to cut colored paper into bold patterns to create stunning note cards, journals, wall art, picture frames, and gift boxes. Learn to cut colored paper into bold patterns and stunning designs for your home. L.A. based artist Anna Bondoc reveals her deceptively simple pattern art techniques for making richly textured crafts that are colorful, chic and completely covetable. In Simply Paper Cutting, Anna shows you how to use your knife like a drawing instrument to create everything from stationery to home décor in her approachable and encouraging style. You'll be inspired to become a Paper Cut Artist with 15 unique projects, accompanied by hundreds of colorful step-by-step photos and signature pattern stencils. The author provides a complete tutorial on basic cutting techniques, with practice exercises to get you started. Using only cardstock, a craft knife (such as X-ACTO®), glue, and a cutting mat, she shows you how to put a fresh spin on traditional shapes and colors as you create beautiful, whimsical patterns. Anna also explains her "recycling by design" technique, in which cutout pieces left behind can be reused to enhance beautiful gifts.