Welcome to Cara-Lou Paper Cuts

The home of traditional Paper Cutting Art.
If you’d like to learn some more about me, the face behind the award winning business, head over to the more info page.


This customer commission is a show-stopping piece, framed in a handmade A3 frame, the elephants float over a sparkly glitter backing with slight contrasting colours. Contact me to discuss your ideas.


Cara-Lou is known for rainbow paper cuts, but I can offer a huge range of colour options. If you see something you like contact me to discuss the perfect colours for you.


All of my framed paper cuts are framed in a way that allows the art to magically float over your chosen backing paper colour. This allows the most stunning shadows to be cast.

Mini Robin

Paper cuts with added accents of colour can be really effective as shown in this Robin Paper Cut.

Inner Beauty

Intricate details can be achieved with hand cutting, and when they’re hand cut no 2 are ever identical.

Carousel Unicorn

Existing designs can also be edited to suit like this oversized version of my Carousel Unicorn framed in a 5×5 inch frame.


Baubles are often purchased as Christmas decorations, but I have made baubles for other occasions too such as christenings, marriage proposals, birthdays and remembrance. Available in a range of sizes to suit.

Character Baubles

Sometimes I am able to add additional items to complete the ideal look, just like these new Christmas 2018 baubles. They’re a real hit. 

Greater Manchester

I am proud to be a hand maker from Greater Manchester, depicted here in this badge from Aqua Design Group featuring the famous Manchester worker bee.

Meeting Theo Paphitis…

Paper Cutting Art allows me the most amazing escapism ever. Most importantly, I am deeply humbled to be able to do my passion as a business.

Theo Paphitis is best known for appearing on BBC 2’s Dragons’ Den. He’s the chairman of Ryman StationeryBoux Avenue Lingerie, Robert Dyas and London Graphic Centre.

Because of Theo’s enthusiasm for business, he admires people who have passion and energy for their business, therefore, he hosts a weekly Twitter competition for small businesses to enter.

Every week thousands of people tweet Theo about their small business using the #SBS. He selects his winners from there. Most noteworthy, in 2017, I was one of Theo’s lucky winners on Twitter for my Paper Cutting Art.

Due to winning I have gained far more than I ever imagined I would: more social media followers, new friends and acquaintances and an annual event that Theo and his team host.

It’s been amazing to become part of a community of wonderful business owners and I look forward to what the future holds.

So, if you’re a business owner and fancy your chances check out Theo’s website on how to enter.

Lastly, to read more about my win and other awards visit my Awards & Media Page.