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 6x6 pad from the add on, Be Happy!
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.
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.
At this point, I like to start with a tiny hole punch because you can add these shapes to the interior of the fold.
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!
Once you are done, unfold your snowflake and you have a pretty and unique emebllishment to add to your layouts or cards!
Do you have fond memories of creating snowflakes as a child! Be sure to revisit this fun technique for your next wintery project!