An ancient art form that dates back almost to the invention of paper by the Chinese, paper cutting is still practiced today in China and other countries around the world. Lacy cut-paper designs are used to create a host of decorative items — from decorative shelf-edgings and Christmas trimmings to solemn borders for birth, death, baptismal, and wedding certificates. With this charming and imaginatively presented book, papercrafters can experience the pleasure of creating their very own lovely cut-paper designs. Thirty-three challenging and elegant patterns — incorporating hearts, flowers, and leafy tendrils — are printed on one side of fine quality paper. Crafters simply remove the sheet from the book, fold as directed, and, using scissors with sharp points, cut out the indicated areas for perfect results. Easy-to-follow instructions and a wealth of helpful tips help produce exquisite designs suitable for stationery borders, photo and document frames, bookmarks, and a variety of other attractive gift and personal items.