It was a fateful day one December when, in search of a unique Christmas gift, Ali decided to try a new craft. Using a borrowed box cutter and her kitchen cutting board, Ali created her first papercutting. After falling in love with cutting paper, Ali armed herself with a sharper blade and an actual cutting mat, and Light & Paper was born. Preferring a blade to a pen, Ali creates her designs first by cutting paper by hand. These intricate, unique patterns are then transformed into a variety of fun lasercut housewares.