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Paper art

Modern Geometrics

27th April 2018 OMG youre getting married

We love all the geometric designs that are always in fashion to some degree or another, but right now they’re just everywhere.  Honeycombs and hexagons have taken centre stage in the world of interior design and more recently for modern, urban style weddings. Here’s some of the inspirational shapes and decorations we’ve been loving.         We’ve got our own take on modern geo designs for one of our greeting card collections. Here’s a quick video peek at the whole collection – link below… GEOEMTRIC CARDS   A great general occasion card, or perhaps a thank you card or…

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My Secret Pleasure…

18th November 2016

The post has just landed, an uninspiring heap that you’re rifling through, a hand full of the usual bills, bank statements and take away flyers, when you catch a glimpse of a thick luxurious envelope. ‘Is it my birthday?’ pops into your head, then vanishes as the reality of just another Wednesday dawns. So what is inside this rather lovely surprise,  a beautiful hand enticing mystery, who’s written to me? In an era of emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter and numerous other social media messaging services, a personally hand written letter has become a rare treat in our digital world. Could it…

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Laser Cut Pop Up Christmas Cards

4th December 2014

We’ve been adding new designs to our greeting card collection and we’re so excited with these little lovelies. They’re not just a Christmas card but a decoration to display too! Pop them up under a lamp and they create pretty shadows. You can get yours on NOTHS There’s more laser cut pop up card designs in the collection which we’ll be posting in the New Year. If you’re looking for a unique wedding card, new baby, new home, valentines, engagement or anniversary card, keep an eye out, we’ll be tempting you soon!

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Art in leaves

11th July 2012

We came across an amazing artist called Lorenzo Duran. He has developed our favourite art of paper cutting into a  whole new dimension. He’s created beautiful masterpieces out of leaves!  Lorenzo would find a perfect leaf then wash, dry & press it gently. He would then carefully cut away to leave a unique & delicate piece of art. It must take incredible patience as leaves can be so fragile and brittle when dry!  Just as he finished a piece that could have taken days to create it may just break! Lorenzo has now moved on to develop new ‘Naturayarte’ projects & is…

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Paper & treasures

26th June 2012

A couple of weeks ago I popped down to Brighton & thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Artists Open House‘ weekend! It was wonderful to see so many people of all ages & back grounds creating unique art & also popping into their homes to get glimpse into where the magic happens. OK, so its a little nosy, but some artists homes were just as inspirational as their art! So we love all things paper here in the studio & I fell in love with Jo Cole’s paper sculptures made from old vintage romantic novels! Something different to paper cutting. Here’s one of her mushrooms that I…

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The Heart Of Paper Cuts

18th April 2011

Is paper the new gold? Stumbled across a brilliant blog the other day’The Heart of Paper Cuts’and just had to share it with you all. It celebrates paper cutting, as the name says, but really brings a sense of magic and mystery to this ancient art. Whilst so many of the incredible creations caught my eye – it was a fabulous paper ring that really stood out. Who knows, this could actually become quite popular as a novelty for brides, or even worked into a display on the ‘big day’. Either way, there is no denying the work and skill that…

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Nicole Farhi & Su Blackwell Collaboration

24th November 2010

We are thrilled to announce we have been working on a fantastic project wih Nicole Farhi. All will be revealed next week, when the cards are back from production. We were lucky enough to be invited to the private view at the flagship store on Bond Street, on Tuesday evening. The store was transformed with its beautiful windows and pieces from Su’s latest exhibition (which just opened yesterday) on display. Champagne, canapes, and some fantastic live music (from the effortlessly cool Bluey Robinson) all made for a lovely evening, it was lovely to put face to the people we have been…

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Amazing video!

6th January 2010

Just came across this fantastic video over on one of our favourite blogs: Papercrave (www.papercrave.com) released by New Zealand Book Council produced by Colenso BBDO and animated by London based Andersen M Studios. It uses paper craft animation to promote books and reading. The animation features paper cut imagery using Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, and eight months of intricate paper cutting work went into creating the final two minute video. Totally stunning, check it out here

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Book Sculptor…

1st November 2009

Definately one for my Christmas list! We thought it would be nice to feature some of the lovely shops and galleries that are stocking our cards! This week we are featuring ‘Made’ gallery a small independant gallery based in Uppingham that sells beautiful, handmade jewellery and contemporary gifts. Check out her online store here: www.madegallery.co.uk Made is owned by Julia Groundsell who believes passionately in preserving the art of designing and making things by hand. Julia strives to seek out and promote the best emerging talent, both locally and throughout UK and Europe. If you want a bespoke design she can…

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Simply Stunning!! Butterfly Pictures….

9th October 2009

After having a little play around in the studio…we have come up with these gorgeous butterfly pictures. Six lasercut butterflies, cut from our beautiful, white, textured card and mounted together in a white box frame. They look simply stunning!! They make a beautiful gift, or wedding present and we can also personalise them with your names and wedding date! They will be available on the website soon but until then…just give us a call or drop us an email info@hummingbirdcards.co.uk if you fancy one! They are £30.00 and measure approx: 14cm x 14cm x 4.5cm

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