Tech Tip with Rebecca — Handmade Snowflakes

By Rebecca Keppel

December 14, 2016

Do you remember making handmade snowflakes in grade school? It was one of my favorite winter crafts and oh-so-easy! I think this little technique is the perfect compliment to all the snowy themed papers and embellishments in December’s Scrapbook Circle Kit, Everyday Stories.

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We used to use copy paper or white construction paper to make snowflakes, but I think it is fun to use the patterned paper from the kit, especially the Crate Paper 6×6 pad from the add on, Be Happy!

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It is also fun to start out with a punched shape like a large circle or a medium scalloped circle so that the outside of the snowflake is uniform.

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If you don’t remember how to make hand cut snowflake, or [GASP] you never did this as a child, it is very simple. Simply fold your paper in half and then in half again.

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At this point, I like to start with a tiny hole punch because you can add these shapes to the interior of the fold.

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Next I use micro tipped scissors to cut out mini triangles, hearts, half circles, etc. Just be careful to leave plenty of the fold intact so that your snowflake doesn’t fall apart!

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Once you are done, unfold your snowflake and you have a pretty and unique emebllishment to add to your layouts or cards!

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Do you have fond memories of creating snowflakes as a child! Be sure to revisit this fun technique for your next wintery project!

πŸ™‚ Rebecca

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