To help celebrate the release of Poppy Chancellor’s new book Cut It Out I was invited to a blogger and makers brunch event at the Penguin Random House Building in London. I was SO chuffed to be part of such a fun event, with a fantastic guest list of people; Tessa from All Things Stationery was there, Jazmine Marie Rocks from Tatty Devine, Lou Taylor, Zeena Shah, Vicky of Vicky’s Donuts fame, and Helena Rose from Urban Outfitters. A whole bunch of ladies who require no introduction! It was #GIRLBOSS central and I was rather star struck!
Penguin and Ebury Publishing were so lovely and welcoming and put on a delicious spread for us while Poppy introduced us to her new book, and held a little private workshop complete with custom made gifts and a copy of the book! This was the second time I’ve seen Poppy host a workshop and her energy and enthusiasm are so abundant and infectious, you can’t help but get in to it.
Poppy has been cutting paper for around 4 years and has lead numerous workshops during this time and worked with some really big brands. Her Youtube how-to videos are also good comedy value, with Poppy’s tongue-in-cheek humour. Whether you fancy learning a new skill or whether, like me, you just want to laugh at Poppy’s incessant puns, I recommend you check them out too!
Sorry that I didn’t get any of these lovely ladies actual faces! But we were all just chatting and concentrating on our paper cutting, so I didn’t want to thrust a camera in their faces!
The book is a beautiful object in itself, with an intricate stenciled cover, bright pops of colour and Poppy’s trademark edgy (ha ha) style. But this is no namby-pamby, cutesy craft number, oh no. The book is informative, easy to use, concise and from entry level upwards, so everyone can try their hand at papercutting. It’s been designed so that readers can take stencils directly out of the book if they so desire to make it super easy, and it’s a lovely size and weight with loads of excellent designs for different occasions. It’s also very affordably priced, considering the quality of this book – I was shocked! Prepare to become obsessed with paper and start giving the best gifts to all your friends! Let’s face it, this book is just cool.
Check it out and grab yourself a copy here and let me know what you think!