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« on: December 14, 2011 04:57:27 AM »

This is my first time posting to this board and I hope it's okay to post something so 'simple'  Smiley  I've loved making paper snowflakes all my life and have done some really basic ones but about a month ago I stumbled across a web site about folding paper in different ways to get different results (like 4 sided, 5 sided and 6 sided) and I've been having a blast making snowflakes.  They are all over my house and the doctor's office I work at.  My co-workers are amazed by them and I keep telling them they really are simple to make (you just fold the paper and cut wherever you want) but they won't believe me and say they could never do it.  I've even offered to fold some paper so they can try it but no one has accepted my offer.  Anyway, here are a few of my creations:

     

   

      
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011 05:25:59 AM »

They're beautiful, I love them!
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011 06:54:48 AM »

I think those snowflakes are awesome!  Great job!  I always want to make really pretty intricate ones but they come out looking like a kindergartener made them.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011 09:12:50 AM »

It's so beautiful and delicate. You did such lovely work.
Do you work from a pattern? If so, would you want to share a link?
I love your skill.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011 09:39:14 AM »

I love cutting snowflakes, too!  And I get the same response.  People just need to give it a try.  Of course, my children are now snowflake-snobs and tend to turn their noses up at snowflakes that aren't six-sided.  Though I think five-sided would fascinate them!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011 11:36:04 AM »

I love these and TOTALLY hear your story! I too am addicted to making these things. I plastered my cubicle with them and everyone is amazed at how intricate they look. I would eventually like to glue mine down to cardstock or something as a backing because I can't BEAR (spelling? lol!) to toss them once Christmas.. um... WINTER.. is over. Last year I even went as far as telling people they were flowers come spring time, hahaha! I tucked a few into Christmas cards, still folded as a surprise for the reciever. :O) Yours are superb!! And, to add, NO.... this is NOT too teensy weensy to post! Your effort is lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011 03:51:58 PM »

Do you work from a pattern? If so, would you want to share a link?

No I don't work from a pattern, I just make random cuts and when I think I have enough, I open them up.  Lots went in the garbage because I didn't like them  Cheesy

The only instructions I use is how to fold them - it depends if you want 4 points, 5 points or 6 points (I even found a fold for 12 points but it's very hard to cut) - if you google 'folding paper snowflakes' you will find lots of sites and some of them do have patterns but I still like my free hand ones the best.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011 01:16:48 AM »

These are so pretty! You've inspired me to make some of my own to decorate with, thanks for sharing!
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