September 17, 2009

Papercuts by Melissa...It's all in the details

Details fascinate me...I myself am a very detailed person... they are the important element to any great design.

 The Whimsy Spotlight this week is "just" that...very detailed.  Intricate, delicate, tiny little...details.  Without this, it would not be the amazing art it is. 

What am I talking about, you ask? 

The very talented artist Melissa with her Papercuts by Melissa.  As I show you her beautiful, intricate creations you will see why...It's all in the details.

A Mother's Afternoon

Melissa lives in Arizona with her 2 sweet children and her wonderful husband.  Even with her busy schedule she finds time to create these unique, and  whimsical   designs.

 Paper cutting is an art form that takes creativity,skill, patience, and a steady hand to make such precise cuts.  Melissa started paper cutting when she was in her teens, learning from her mother who taught her this lost art form.
Melissa turned to paper cutting for adding beautiful designs to display on her bare walls after buying their first home.  Papercutting gave her an inexpensive way to add decor to her home that was unique and sophisticated.  This started her journey to her now amazing business Papercuts by Melissa.

Melissa has a love of crafting and creating many things.  As she has said, "I have so many ideas floating around in my head of different art I want to create and not nearly enough time to dedicate to it." I can appreciate her words and love that she does find the time to create such beautiful artwork for all of us to enjoy!

So many amazing designs and such great attention to detail.  I am sure you to will be fascinated as I am with her unique, intricate creations...

Summer Days

These are all so whimsical and I love that they take you back to a simpler time. Melissa's inspiration for her designs come from her family, nature and everyday life.

Every papercut is unique and original. Not only by the design, but also the paper she cuts from.  Different papers from linen, parchment to silhouette paper are used for the design and then mounted on a heavy cardstock that can vary in color.  Melissa also loves to do custom orders as well!
Best Friends


  Fishing Scene

This would be great for an office or a boys room!

Fairy on a Mushroom


Play Ball

Prince and Princess

Sweet for a little girls room!

Jumping Rope

Summer Days
So many beautiful and fun designs to choose from!

Plucking Petals

             Gathering Flowers   

     I love this!

Soul Girl

Isn't this one divine?!  I will be ordering one like this for myself.  This "Soul Girl" was designed for a close friend of Melissa's who was moving.  She added all the things her friend loved and she knew her to be and created this amazing design.  I love all the attention to detail and so many cute things!  I want mine to hang in my office.

Melissa also has 2 great blogs that you can visit too.  She does a lot of her own features on great business's and giveaways!  Anything handmade is Melissa's passion as her title says on her blog...

The moment I came upon Melissa's papercuts I fell in love and know you will too!  Melissa is very giving and wants to give one of my Whimsy readers a $25 gift certificate to spend in her Etsy shop Papercuts by Melissa!!

 So many beautiful papercuts to choose from...who is ready to enter?!

1. Visit  Melissa's Etsy Papercuts by Melissa and then return here and leave a comment on one or more of your favorite things. You can enter more than once by doing the following.

2.You know I love my Whimsy Followers! Another entry for you if you follow! Scroll back up a ways and you will see Whimsy followers on the side, click add and then leave me another comment. (If you already are, please leave another comment as a entry)

3. Grab my cute button, it makes me feel loved! (again if you already have this, let me know in a separate entry)

4. Blog, FB or tweet about this post. (separate entry for each thing)

5.  You can heart Melissa as one of your favorites on Etsy.  Make sure to tell me...another entry!

6.  Stop by and see Melissa's blog i heart handmade or
a little etsy love and leave her a sweet comment. One more entry!

Please make separate comments for each entry being that I am going to use for the giveaway! Make sure I have your information if you win.

You have until Sunday, September 20th at midnight Pacific time to enter. I will have the winner announced on Monday September 21st

Opened to the US only.

Good luck to all who enter and have a blessed week!!

Hugs to all,


  1. WOW!!!!! I'd choose the Castle would be so cute in Natalie's room. :)

  2. She is amazing!!! Seriously have to choose only one thing...hmmm...I guess I like the fishing scene for Kai's room, but I like so many others too!!

  3. AMAZING!!!!! I know I've won a giveaway before, but I can't not leave a comment. The girl picking flowers is my favorite.
    Love these.

  4. These are all so beautiful!!! I can't seem to pick a favorite!!!


  5. I love the goose chasing the child and the girl blowing bubbles!

  6. Ok, just have to say I looked at these again, and I WANT A Mother's Afternoon! :D

  7. I like all of hem, but I think my favorite might be dinner date.

  8. I would choose "Gathering Flowers" with the red background for my little girl's room!

  9. I added your button at

  10. I love A Mother's Afternoon. And I also love the Fairy series.


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