Scherenschnitte, means “scissor cuts” in German. It is the art of paper cutting and design. The artwork often has rotational symmetry within the design. Common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by Dutch immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.
All that is needed to create beautiful cut images is a cutting mat, X-acto knife and a pattern.