I love to make quilled snowflakes for my Christmas tree. Some are simple ones that I teach as "make and takes" at scrapbooking crops and some on my tree are much more complicated.
I use Hammermill glossy 80 lb. paper and shred it with a hand held shredder. Because the paper is glossy, it reflects the light and the snowflakes are enhanced by the serrated edges.
Here are a few of my snowflakes.