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« on: January 09, 2014 06:02:19 AM »

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.  






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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014 08:49:58 AM »

These are fantastic!  I don't think I can decide on which one I like the best.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014 09:07:37 AM »

you say these are simple?!  Wow!  They are gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014 09:40:14 AM »

I love these.  so pretty! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014 10:46:04 AM »

Beautiful snowflakes.

What kinf of glue did you use for glossy paper?
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014 11:35:30 AM »

Ordinary white glue like Elmers glue works well.  Just a little dab works well.  Just hold it a couple seconds more than you would with regular porous paper.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014 04:27:53 PM »

Oh wow, from the thumbnail I thought it was crocheted, these are even more amazing, great job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014 04:28:33 PM »

These are beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014 10:53:31 PM »

Ordinary white glue like Elmers glue works well.  Just a little dab works well.  Just hold it a couple seconds more than you would with regular porous paper.
Thanks, I'm tempted to try quilling with magazine cover pages or maybe inside pages: it would be glossy and colorful.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014 09:30:59 PM »

Gorgeous! I've done a little bit of quilling so I know how much time and effort you must have put into these. They are so delicate!

What a smart idea to use paper from your shredder too!
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