Papercut and Digital Silhouettes

Papercut Silhouette from Your New Friend Sam on Etsy 20

One of my favorite pieces of art in our home is my husband and my papercut silhouettes from Disneyland that we had done during the 50th anniversary celebration in 2005. It’s such a classy and timeless way to preserve a moment in time.

Last fall, I started to offer my own papercut silhouettes… starting with borrowing a few of my friend’s kiddos to practice on. I just adore their little profiles especially their little noses.

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It’s been fun to see the variety of ways these can be personalized. Between the multiple cardstock pairings and personalization styles, each one is so unique!

Whether you have two kiddos or more… we can make silhouettes totally custom to your growing family.

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Love it! It’s beautiful and classic and captures my little man so perfectly. Got these as gifts for grandparents and had to get one for myself too. Everyone loved it! Excellent experience, customer service and fast turn around time —Caitlin M.

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Even have made some for the furry babies too…

Papercut Dog Silhouette from Your New Friend Sam on Etsy 98

Your New Friend Sam Pet Dog Silhouette 995

Each silhouette is made from your home snapshots, no matter the quality of photos… from professional DSLR cameras to iPhone captures, we can make most photos work. Here’s a few tips for when you take your photos:

  1. Take the photo against a plain background with high contrast. I.e. against white or another neutral color.
  2. Don’t crop it in, allow the whole head/hair to be seen.
  3. For the best photo of their profile: take the photo at the same level as your subject’s head without looking down or up at them.

your new friend sam photo and silhouette comparison

And of course, I looooove to see what you do with your silhouette in your home! Share your photos via email or post on Instagram using #yournewfriendsam… I’ll post my favorites here:


 

Purchase the papercut silhouettes here:

etsy.com/listing/214518143/papercut-silhouette-hand-drawn-from-your

Or a digital, print your own, PDF silhouette here:

www.etsy.com/listing/214127860/custom-hand-drawn-silhouette-printable

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