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Aging Resource Center Events


VIRTUAL – Scherenschnitte: A fun way to create unique handcrafted greeting

  • Monday, November 28, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual event

This is a virtual event. If you have questions about how to connect to the event, please contact the event host.

Leader: Kim Wenger Hall

This traditional Swiss-German technique, meaning “scissor cuts,” is the art of decorative paper-cutting. Usually, Scherenschnitte features complex silhouettes and intricate symmetrical designs in one or two tones layered over a different colored paper or as a stand-alone “free-floating” piece (think cut paper snowflakes.) With this technique, we’ll utilize a much simpler technique to craft beautiful greeting cards.

Examples (some of these are much more complex than we will do:) https://pin.it/7iLWeId [pin.it]


  • Cards: Blank greeting cards and envelopes, (or repurpose your old ones)
  • Sketch paper, pencil, eraser
  • Ruler
  • Scissors: GOOD quality scissors and other cutters as desired. Having both large and small scissors is great. Even fancy patterned scissors could be interesting
  • Glue: Gluestick (glue tape is great for this,) Elmer’s or craft glue is ok too, spray glue could be handy
  • Paper: decide if you are going to do a light paper over a dark background or dark over light and choose colored paper (for the background) – I like dark blues, deep greens, and even black.
    • Cardstock or other thicker paper for the cut paper design
    • Cardstock, scrapbook, collage or construction paper for the background
    • Paint: acrylic or tempera is best: white paint and/or black depending on what color of paper you choose, or another color

This program is composed of two meetings on November 28 and December 5 from 10 am to 12 pm.

You will receive a zoom link for this class 60 minutes before the class starts. The zoom link will be sent directly to the email you registered with.

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