hassle free

leave the meal prep to us!

Choose a package that's just right for you. Don't worry about having to stop your hobby to prepare a meal - the wonderful restaurants of Fertile have you covered! Book the Royal Stay today!

craft haven

call your space your own!

Imagine a spacious craft area to call your own for three days straight. A space that can be messy, clean, or somewhere in between. A space you can take a break from and come back to. That's a Paper Cuts space!


a restful night's sleep!

Let's be honest - we all love our sleep as much as we love our craft! But some of us like to craft until 3 AM and some of us like to nap. This is YOUR weekend. With your sleeping space just steps away from your craft space, you can have it all!

Why choose us?


    Enjoy 1500 square feet of space with natural light to spread out your projects. Forgot something? Paper Cuts has a small store on site - check it out. We just might have what you're missing! And when you need a crafting break, relax in the lounge and watch a little Netflix on the 65" big screen TV!

  • accomodations

    Our team has taken extra care to provide you the best possible sleeping accomodations for your group. Brand new bathrooms and sleeping quarters await your stay!

  • Fertile MN is a hidden gem!

    Nestled in the heart of the Sand Hills, Fertile is known for its prestigious golf course, hiking trails, and river recreation on the Sand Hill River. If nature isn't your thing, check out the cute boutiques, shops, and antique stores downtown. Don't forget to ask us about the extras! Let us arrange for an exclusive in house massage by our local massage therapist or get you a top notch deal at our exercise facility to keep up with your fitness routine.

  • amenities

    Aside from the Paper Cuts store, we have done all we can to provide you a hassle-free stay. Don't worry about bringing linens or towels - we've got your stay taken care of and have freshly prepared linens for our guests. Wifi, smart tv's, irons, ironing boards, color printer, paper punches, die-cutting machines are just a few things you won't have to pack!


There is a package to suit everyone's budget! Can't commit to a full weekend? That's okay! Choose the Bare Buttons or a Day Stay!

The Royal Stay

Three days, 10 craft spaces, 10 comfy sleeping stations, and all your meals catered. What more could you ask for! Stay, eat and craft for $160 per crafter and receive a complimentary "Welcome to Fertile package" from our local business owners!

Ladies Weekend

Three days, 10 craft spaces, 10 comfy sleeping stations, and a fully stocked kitchen for all of your food prep needs. Bring your own food and provide your own meals as a group. Stay, eat and craft for $120 per crafter!

Bare Buttons

Three days, with up to 15 craft spaces! (Minimum of 10 craft spaces) Doors open at 8 AM and close at 11 PM. Craft your days away for $65 per crafter. Fill all 15 spaces and pay only $60 per crafter!

day stay

Get your craft on! One day with up to 15 craft spaces! (Minimum of 10 craft spaces) Doors open at 8 AM and close at 11 PM. Craft your day away for $35 per crafter. Fill all 15 spaces and pay only $30 per crafter!

Other Opportunities for a Paper Cuts space

Because this building was the prior home of a church, you can imagine the size of the studio. To be versatile, the studio easiliy converts to a space that can seat 90 people. With a full kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms, this space is a perfect place to host your next extended family get-together; there is no need to fret about preparing your home. Avoid hosting in a commercial space and invite your guests to a home-like setting, where families can relax spending their day together and enjoying each other's company. Watch movies on the big screen in the lounge, play board games with the kids, or enjoy a large family meal you can prepare yourself in the kitchen. All of the amenities a home has to offer, are provided at Paper Cuts. Call today to reserve you next large get-together for your family!

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Latest news

Fall retreats booking fast!

Fall is a perfect time for a weekend away with your besties! Weekends are filling up fast with many inquiries - but only a deposit reserves your weekend. Book today!


Now booking! schedule your craft weekend today!

Paper Cuts is now scheduling craft weekends (or Day Stays) beginning in 2018! Schedule your weekend today!

Ask us about opportunities for the space!

Paper Cuts is expanding its audience. Ask about using this space for your next large event. Family reunions, graduations, funeral gatherings for families, or even large holiday celebrations. Use this home to house your next large gathering. Tables and chairs for seating 90 are available upon request.


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A craft retreat for all to enjoy - hassle free - worry free - get stuff done!

Craft havens are a much needed space for those who love to get their craft on with their fellow hobbiests. Who has the time? Who has the space to spread out all that's needed for scrapbooking or sewing? Here at Paper Cuts, we do! What we like to call our "second residence", this 1500 square foot craft studio can comfortably accomodate up to 15 crafters at one time and can sleep up to 10! A kitchen is on site, but leave the cooking to us! We partner with the local businesses to provide you an all inclusive weekend if that is what your party is looking for. Don't mind living out of your crock pots? We've got you covered there too!

What a cool building!

Weekends at Paper Cuts are held in what was previously St. Joseph's Catholic church in Fertile. When the building came up for sale in 2017, April and Aaron Swenby had plans for the space, and with preservation their main goal, they began to make it a useful space for others and their families. You see, to the Swenby's, St. Joseph's wasn't just a building. It was where their children were baptized and received their sacraments, where Aaron and April grew as a couple, and the most precious memory of all, this building held a funeral for their son who passed as an infant. Because this building had been their home for their faith life, they wanted to repurpose it and keep it a home to share with others. Paper Cuts is just that! This is a home to share with everyone, to create new memories and to preserve the past.

Check back soon for photos


Paper cuts isn't just for scrapbookers! If you can make it, you can make it here!

A small store is on site - just in case you've forgotten something!


Quilters love the space available to spread out their projects. Don't worry about packing your irons - we've got you covered!


Jewelry making is becoming increasingly popular. Take a weekend and get caught up!

Studio amenities