Written By – Joseph Scaglione

Christmas time cultivates creative minds to develop better Christmas gifts with a personal touch missing from store-bought gifts. On a fateful December day, Ali, owner of Light & Paper, decided to test a new craft. Looking at Ali’s intricate work, you would think she holds an Art’s degree, however she has no formal training in art. Her background is community development and adult education.

Using a borrowed box cutter and kitchen cutting board, Ali made her first paper cutting. Impressed with her creation, Ali invested in a sharper blade and a cutting mat, giving birth to her business. This is the essence of Light & Paper; all designs were hand-cut originals in the beginning. With overwhelming demand, Ali switched to laser-cutting. The process is still the same. Ali cuts her paper by hand creating the design template. She takes her hand-cuts and transforms them into laser-cut products. Ali’s products are available online or in-store. Ali’s inspiring detailed work is listed below:

Paper Anatomy Collection — Price Varies

After seeing these anatomical laser-cut creations, you’d think Ali holds degrees in biology and art. The intricacy of each design is inspiring, especially the heart, which could be the perfect valentine’s gift.

Paper Snowflake Ornaments — Price Varies

paper snowflakes

No two snowflakes are the same, and that holds true for Ali’s laser-cut ornamental snowflakes, perfect for spreading Christmas cheer.

Paper Stand-up Toronto — $44

paper cities

Ali crafted an entire Toronto cityscape by hand. The piece features 8 iconic Toronto landmarks, including the CN Tower, making this a fine mantlepiece. The item comes in a flat frame, with each of the eight pop-out pieces attached to the outside frame.

Bamboo Coasters — $44

paper coasters

Nothing spruces up your coffee table quite like four laser-cut bamboo coasters, each with their own unique design. The intricacy will fit in your home perfectly.

For more wonderful laser-cut products visit https://lightandpapershop.com/

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