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every card tells a story [image] 2017 | Catalogue

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The Story

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I began working on paper collage in 2012, inspired by our two year-old’s passion for trucks. After drawing about two hundred of them, I cut some vehicles out of colored card and framed them, thinking that was the end of it. If I hadn’t posted a photo of it in Facebook, it might have been. Pretty soon, I got a message asking for a print of the framed piece. Then came butterflies, pirates, marine life and ladybugs...

I never did manage to hang our son’s art for him. He carried it with him all day, talking to it with whatever words he had just learned. To him, it wasn’t static wall décor but a daily companion. This taught me the importance of art to young children: art that feels personal; art that stimulates language development; art that motivates and inspires them. Nifty Scissors greeting cards came next, followed by new branding in 2016. By then, Marine Life had won an award in a local art contest. One element of this piece was chosen as street flags for a marina in Ladner, BC. The cards are now carried by numerous local retailers and have been shipped to buyers all over the world. 2017 marks Nifty Scissors' début as an exhibitor at the National Stationery Show in New York.

Shula Klinger, PhD (UBC), MPhil (Cambridge), BA (Oxford)

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Bestsellers Origin-Owls This is Winky. I was just finishing work on this cheeky fellow when I dropped his eye - a tiny black dot - on the floor. After a few minutes of frustrated searching, I was interrupted by our son, Ben, who had picked up a little rectangle of black card. He gave it to me, and we put it on to show that his eye was shut.

Marine Life I Created for a two year-old whose parents are sailors. Knowing that the children spent a lot of time on the water, the details had to be accurate. The scenery – including Point Atkinson Lighthouse – is real, the boats are spinnakers and the animals are all native to our coast.

Paragliders This design was commissioned by a woman paraglider. She told me stories about the sound of the wind and her sense of freedom, soaring above the earth. Using photographs of well-known flying sites around the world, I tried to capture both the thrill of flying and the feeling of absolute serenity.

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The Cards All Nifty Scissors designs are made by hand. Many pieces start their life in conversations with local friends and their children. Others find their genesis in the flora, fauna and lifestyle of our home province of British Columbia. The art is scanned and printed locally in North Vancouver, Canada. Printed cards are 4x6" with white envelopes.

Wholesale Wholesale and international orders are welcome. All cards are blank inside, and are individually packaged in cellophane bags. Orders ship within ten working days of payment. In The Cards: Marine Life cards are Marine Life I and Marine Life II

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Shula Klinger, PhD Nifty Scissors™

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ©Shula Klinger 2016

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Nifty Scissors™ vibrant. whimsical. slightly weird.

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 CDN001

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Author | Artist | Educator

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 SPC002

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 HIP001

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Nifty Scissors™

Nifty Scissors™ vibrant. whimsical. slightly weird.

Prints & Greeting Cards niftyscissors.com fb.me/niftyscissors @niftyscissors

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Prints & Greeting Cards fb.me/niftyscissors @niftyscissors

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ©Shula Klinger 2016

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ©Shula Klinger 2016

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Rabbits BUN001

Diggers KIDS005

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Nifty Scissors™ vibrant. whimsical. slightly weird.

Prints & Greeting Cards niftyscissors.com fb.me/niftyscissors @niftyscissors

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 HIP004

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand-cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ©Shula Klinger 2016

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ©Shula Klinger 2016

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Nifty Scissors™

Nifty Scissors™ vibrant. whimsical. slightly weird.

Prints & Greeting Cards fb.me/niftyscissors @niftyscissors

Prints & Greeting Cards fb.me/niftyscissors @niftyscissors

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 HIP009

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Shula Klinger, PhD

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

Shula Klinger, PhD

Author | Artist | Educator

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Nifty Scissors designs are created with hand cut paper. The art is then scanned and reproduced as prints and greeting cards, like the one you are holding. All of our products use acid-free and elemental chlorine-free paper.

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Nifty Scissors™ every card tells a story Scissors are my pencils and my paintbrushes. I make many cuts without sketching first. My scissors move with my thoughts. As I work, they dance around and through the paper, allowing me to create crisp, vibrant, quirky designs. With my nifty scissors, I can find colour and balance on a drab or chaotic day and delight in all the energy, whimsy and unpredictable beauty that is life in the Pacific Northwest.

Web: niftyscissors.com Facebook: fb.me/niftyscissors vibrant. whimsical. slightly weird.

Instagram: @niftyscissors Hand-cut paper collage British Columbia, Canada www.niftyscissors.com @niftyscissors © Shula Klinger 2016 AP015

Email: shulaklinger@gmail.com

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Nifty Scissors designs are handmade in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The originals are created with paper collage, and reproduc...