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Snowflake Cards

With the right supplies, these cards are much easier to make than they look. Soft-touch scissors are designed for crisp, intricate work; origami paper is square and thin, making folding and cutting easy. You will also need glassine envelopes, colored paper, a hole punch, spray adhesive, and string.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 55 December/January 1997/1998





  • Origami paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Glassine envelope

  • Colored paper

  • Spray adhesive

  • Hole punch

  • String


  1. To make a snowflake, fold a piece of origami paper into even quarters, and draw a pattern on it; or print out and use our template. Cut out the shape, and unfold the paper.

  2. Place the resulting snowflake in a glassine envelope, either alone or glued to a colored-paper backdrop with spray adhesive.

  3. A greeting can be written on the paper, if desired. Punch a hole in one or two corners of the envelope, and attach a loop of string so the card can be displayed on a Christmas tree.

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