Following are some examples of commissions from clients for different occasions, I've drawn and cut out some of their hobby's, names, symbols, or personal items. Let these examples inspire you for a personal papercutting.

dated 1993 until 2020 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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The Garden

The Garden

2020

papercut I made for a neighbour at our allotment

Heroes

Heroes

2016

Papercut of five heroes, about courage, empowerment en strength. Cut with scissors, knife and torn by hand.

Human Test

Human Test

2004

Although the work is abstract, people want to see something they know, thus the title Human Test.

Six year anniversary

Six year anniversary

2015

Papercut for my husbands and my sixth' anniversary, with symbols for our holidays, hobbies like movies, music, cats and food.

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

2015

Christmas papercut inspired by two lyrics and the national flag of Lebanon.

Birthday

Birthday

2015

Birthday papercut with little pieces of color, yoga positions and names of grand children.

Bunnies

Bunnies

2015

Papercut cut from purple origami paper, used symbols are rabbits, garden, fitness, filmfestival and holiday.

Stockholm

Stockholm

2015

Papercut after a digital modified photo, cut from two layers of paper. Picture of a man in winter coat with his bicycle in the snow.

Mountain Biker

Mountain Biker

2015

Papercutting for my brother in laws 40st birtday, his hobby's are mountain-bike racing, running, Lego, watching programs about cooking and house improvement and detectives. Cut from black origami paper with details in blue and yellow.

Nancy

Nancy

2015

Papercut for a birthday, cut symbols are sewing, dog, ballet, soccer and coffee. Cut from blue origami paper.

Birth announcement Rosa

Birth announcement Rosa

2015

Papercutting commissioned for the birth announcement of Rosa, cut from black origami paper. The girl is drawn and cut after a photo of Rosas sister and inspired by Banksys work Girl with Balloons.

Birth announcement Sofie

Birth announcement Sofie

2013

Papercutting made as a baby shower gift, the cut out text is taken from the birth announcement.

beautician

beautician

1995

Papercut commissioned for a beautician, in this work I used symbols like face, body, mask, make-up and hands. Cut from purple origami paper with small pieces of pink silk fibre paper.

Museum van Knipkunst 5th anniversary

Museum van Knipkunst 5th anniversary

1993

Papercut, cut from black paper, commissioned for the Dutch Museum of Papercutting in Westerbork for their fifth anniversary.

invitation Kunstbende

invitation Kunstbende

1993

Invitation, cut from black paper, for the Dutch art competition for children Kunstbende. The following art forms are displayed; painting, writing, movies, theater, dansing and photography.