The 3 Basics of Designing Papercuts

1. Find 

Elements and Fonts for our Projects

Download them for free with each project.

Other Elements and Fonts

Find elements from Etsy and Google
as vectors, SVG and/or DXF files.

Find fonts from, (affiliate link).

2. Position

Plan out your design on paper first.

Use Complimentary Fonts
Opposites attract based on their style, size and weight.

Create a Visual Hierarchy
Make the style, size and arrangement of the key words distinct.

Be Consistent
No more than three different fonts and elements.

Be Clear
Eligible words and clear elements.

Go with your Instincts

3. Connect

Overlap and Connect
Connect with strokes and/or overlapping and welding everything.

Double- and Triple-Check before Cutting!

Do Arty Cuts’ Connect-Check

The method to check everything is connected, 100% guaranteed.

Join the Free Papercut Design Course Now to Learn More!

Additional Resources
You will find a demonstration of how to design this project using Inkscape and will also find documents with all the elements you need as well as a step-by-step workbook on how to complete the project with images. There are also a few additional resources like the hotkeys for the design programs available for you to download. Once you have watched the demo, start designing your very own papercut and then submit it to us for feedback. I promise to personally reply to every project with comments on how well you applied the design principles and whether there are any improvements I would recommend. Show us your work in our Designing Papercuts Facebook group: