Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts

Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts

by Cindy Higham


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Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts by Cindy Higham

75 creative designs perfect for scrapbooking and card-making or even fun home décor!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423605058
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,300,647
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

After spending years showing people how to make paper snowflakes and copying hundreds of patterns for them, Cindy Higham decided to put her patterns in a book for everyone to enjoy. She lives in Utah with her family.

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How to Use the Patterns in This Book

Trace or photocopy the pattern you want to use. Each pattern is made for 81/2 x 11-inch paper. Set the pattern aside. Select a paper that is not too thick-standard copy paper works well. Anything very heavy will be difficult to cut through. The sharper your scissors are, the easier it is to cut the snowflakes, and the better they will turn out. You won't need to use the point on the end of the scissor blade, so blunt-end scissors are great for children.

Table of Contents

Getting Started 4

Candy Canes 6

Victorian Candles 7

Christmas Trees 8

Bells 9

Ice Skaters 10

Christmas Cookies 11

Snowmen 12

Menorah 13

Wreaths and Bells 14

Angels 15

Christmas Lights 16

Santa's Reindeer 17

Star over Bethlehem 18

Icicles 19

Mistletoe 20

Christmas Tree Ornaments 21

Snow Dome 22

Angel Choir 23

Christmas Star 24

Chinese New Year 25

Candles 26

Ice Crystals 27

Poinsettia 28

Hearts and Diamonds 29

Fleur-de-lis 30

Firedance 31

Shooting Stars 32

Diamond 33

Starburst 34

Firewood 35

Torch 36

Thistle 37

Fire Blossom 38

Thorns 39

Christmas Cactus 40

Kites 41

Windmill 42

Origami 43

Paper Airplanes 44

Best Friends 45

Tree House 46

Lotus 47

Blastoff 48

Space Station 49

Spaceship 50

Air Terminal 51

Praying Mantis 52

Venus Flytrap 53

Spiderweb 54

Spider Legs 55

Iguana 56

Claws and Pincers 57

Porcupine 58

Crabs 59

Target 60

Railroad Tracks 61

Pom-Poms 62

Ballet 63

Knights of the Round Table 64

Scarecrow 65

Kaleidoscope 66

Indian Summer 67

Seashells 68

Palm Trees 69

Cornfield 70

Cactus Grove 71

Totem Pole 72

Arrowheads 73

Quilt Block 74

Doily 75

Carnations 76

Tea and Crumpets 77

Chandelier 78

Black-tie Affair 79

Chopsticks 80

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Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ordered over a month ago and I have yet to receive it - that's my review.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
If you've ever seen a window full of gorgeous paper snowflakes there is no doubt the WOW factor set in (along with a bit of envy) when you first laid eyes on them. If you never thought you possessed the artistic ability to create these magical cutouts, you might rethink that when you read the instructions and take a look at the layout in Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts. Some of the patterns in this book are relatively simple to create, while others are more intricate and difficult to cut. There are snowflakes for all skill levels in this book. Cindy Higham recommends flipping through the book and taking a "look at each pattern (not the entire snowflake) in order to determine how easy or difficult the snowflake will be to create." For example, a gorgeous snowflake named the "Spiderweb" looks intricate, however a quick glance at the pattern would suggest that most people would be capable of creating this gorgeous snowflake. On the other hand, when I looked at the pattern for one named the "Cactus Grove," I realized that I'd have my work cut out for me. The instructions in the front of the book are quite clear and relatively simple. Access to a photocopier is a help, but not necessary as the patterns can be traced. The patterns have been adapted to 8 ½ x 11-inch paper, a size that most people have on hand in the form of copy paper. There is no specific recommendation for scissors, however when I experimented I found that craft scissors were easier for me to manage and on a few of the designs such as the "Menorah" my small curved-blade ones made the job easier. There are a full seventy-five different designs in this book, more than enough to satisfy anyone's taste. Included are a few suggestions for decorating them and several suggested uses such as "snowflake patterns as quilt blocks, stencils, crochet patterns, wood ornaments, or patterns for stained glass!" Personally, I love to see this type of decoration on walls and windows as I live in Snowflake Bentley territory. The author does note that a bit of experimentation or even a slightly different cut on one pattern can make a unique snowflake. One other suggestion that I would like to make is that the folding instructions are clearly described and illustrated, but anyone who attempts to fold the paper needs to read and look very closely at both. I missed something in the translation and let's say I was rather disappointed that my first snowflake came out in two pieces. After I got the knack of it, I ended up with some gorgeous flakes! Quill says: If you'd like to decorate your house with "a blizzard full of snowflakes," the marvelously unique patterns in this book will make your house look like a winter wonderland!