Paper cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China. This is Double Birds on Plum Blossoms from page 1 of Paper Cutting for Celebrations by Zhao Ziping (Author), Liu Shenghui (Photographer) and Kayan Wong (Translator) Paperback – released April 1 2014 by Tuttle Publishing. There are over 100 Chinese Designs for Festive Holidays and Special Occasions created by Zhao Ziping, a professional paper-cutting artist at the Shanghai Arts & Crafts Research Institute. Paper cutting is easy to learn, requires few materials and can be used to create a wide range of decorative projects. All you need is scissors, then cut, copy or scan the designs from the book while learning their symbolic meaning. With Valentine's Day (February 14) and Chinese New Year (February 19) approaching you will find many uses for your paper cuts. There are varying levels of difficulty in the book. Get your copy below!