Whether you’re looking for a first anniversary gift, a wedding present or something to mark a special birthday, choosing a bespoke papercut is a great way to create something truly unique and personal.
Because it’s a little bit different from popping down the shops to buy the Sunday paper, you’ve probably got some questions about how the process works and whether it’s right for you.
Set out below you’ll find some of the questions people have asked before. If you don’t find the answer to your question – get in touch. I’ll be happy to help!
How does it work?
Get in touch by emailing me with your ideas, let me know if I need to work to a budget or deadline.
I’ll get in touch to let you know if I can help and set out some initial ideas for a design.
Once you’re happy with the design and give me the go ahead, I’ll create your papercut.
You can find out more (including our terms and conditions here)
How long does it take?
I have been known to turnaround personalised cuts in 24 hours and will always do my best to help even if the deadline is tight, however in an ideal world I would recommend allowing 3-4 weeks to complete the design process and final papercut.
Do get in touch with your ideas and deadline – I promise to give you a quick and honest response as to whether there is enough time to complete the commission within the timeframe. If I can move heaven and earth to make it happen, I will!
How much does it cost?
Prices typically range from £75-£500. Get in touch with your ideas and I can provide you with an estimate.
How do I pay?
UK customers can pay by Bank transfer, international customers can pay via Paypal. Payment is required after I have emailed you a photograph of the completed work. On receipt of funds I’ll post the papercut to you.
I want something pretty specific/weird/hard to describe, I’m not sure anyone could do it!
I love working with people to transform their ideas into a design; it’s a privilege to hear the stories and details of a relationship or wedding day.
Previous commissions have started from someone describing a dream; a unique family way of talking about anxiety and positive vibe; and the story of a relationship. I’ve created work incorporating bats into a fairground stall and designs featuring complicated and specific knitting patterns. Go on – surprise me!
I’d like to commission a paper cut to reproduce as wedding invitations, is this something you can do? Can I keep the original cut to frame and get a digital file to send to the printers?
Yes! There is a 10% fee to convert the physical design into a digital design – this will be made clear and detailed in your design quote. I will need you to provide the contact details of your chosen printer so we can liaise directly regarding technical details.
Your original papercut is yours to keep. I will send you the original artwork, carefully and beautifully wrapped for you to treasure and keep.
Do I own the copyright to my design? Could you use it again from someone else?
Copyright for all papercuts created by Rosie and the Boys remains with the artist. For commercial commissions, clients may licence an image for a fee.
I understand that a custom piece is unique and it is extremely unlikely that I would ever create an exact replica of a piece for another customer – they will want to include their own elements/names/dates. However unless an element has been drawn by yourself or is a photo of someone, supplied by you, I do reserve the right to use design elements or layouts in future work.