Thank you for swinging by and taking time out of your day to get to know me and my little biz.
Without further ado, let’s begin with the most important part. I adore coffee and cake, without it, I’d be lost, so grab a cuppa and your favourite slice and allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Emma, bottom left of the silly pic! I’m a self-confessed rainbow addict, mandala loving, typography techie, and I ain’t afraid to show it!
I have OCD, therefore, I have an eye for the perfect lettering, an obsessive fixation for symmetrical designs and a love of poetry and rhymes. (See what I did there?)
So, when I found papercutting in 2015, it was the perfect way to combine it all and Cara-Lou Paper Cuts was born.
From my home studio, (That sounds much better than a converted dining room) I design and hand cut a range of art, mostly centred around the beauty and symmetry of the Mandala, but also incorporating my love of typography.
I offer a range of printed designs too to enable everyone, of every budget, to enjoy a Cara-Lou piece.
After all, I believe everyone should get to experience art.
Most of all, my biggest passion is teaching, I want to pass on my super amazing skills (if I do say so myself) and wisdom to others, I get a kick out of seeing people succeed. So in addition to cutting, I created my Papercutting Starter Kit. It’s basically a huge lump of my brain on paper, (not literally as that’d just be a soggy mess) coupled with some super cool designs and all the tools needed to get you on your merry way.
Keep an eye out as in 18/19 I plan to launch my mother (I had visions of grabbing my Mum by her hair like Miss Trunchbull in Matilda!) of all Kits.
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When I’m not designing or cutting, which, might I add, is rarely, you can find me snuggling my sausage, Frankenstein, the dog or helping to run my Husbands Martial Arts Business! I live in Greater Manchester with my Husband, Craig, (Chief Brew Maker) and My 2 daughters, Katie, 11 (Little Cara-Lou) and Kiera, 8 (Littlest Cara-Lou)
My plans for the future and world domination, as of June 2018:
I’ve got a new Silhouette Cutting Machine (I know! sacrilege to the hand cutting community) and I’ve been playing with making my designs in vinyl as I’d love to offer a range of vinyl stickers in the coming months.
I’d also like to offer a range of machine cut greeting cards too and possibly even pop up cards, but one step at a time eh, no running before I can walk and all that jazz.
As for world domination, I haven’t quite figured it out yet, but when I do, you’ll be the first to know!
And that’s all from me, thanks again for stopping by the home of Cara-Lou.
Want to know more? contact me anytime for a natter, I mean it, I reply to all my lovely friends personally, (mainly due to me not big enough to hire staff yet!) But, who knows, you could be my first employee!