Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Perfect Pleated Snowflake

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Dec 5, 2013

Perfect Pleated Snowflake

How to make a quick and easy pleated or accordion snowflake

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Download cutting files (PDF, DXF, SVG, Silhouette Studio) and cut.


Crease the center fold and uncrease.
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Accordion pleat the vertical folds.
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Spread glue on one side tab.

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Fold the tab down, then pinch the snowflake side closed to adhere the tab.
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Glue the other side tab.
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Affix the center fold with a dab of glue.
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Flip the snowflake over and adhere the other center fold.
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Change out the cut design...pretty it up with some glitter....

























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7 comments :

m3m said...

Carol, is there any chance you'd tackle this card and create a template for us beginners?

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Merry-Christmas-and-Happy-New-Year-greetings-card/6577023

Carol said...

Sure, when I need a break from Christmas cards I'll draft it out.

Carol said...

Okay, got it. It's not prettied up but it should do. Download PDF directions from here: http://manaelf.com/projects6/slotted_christmas_tree.pdf

m3m said...

Incredible! I'm not sure how you do it. You're either not sleeping or you just love a challenge. I'm really looking forward to making this card. Are you going to try one? Thanks for taking the time to do this, Carol!

Carol said...

Here's where you see the difference between 1 hour (quick and dirty directions) and many hours (pretty blog post with good pictures).

I am definitely saving this one for later use!

Carol

Misty Morgan said...

Love your pleated snowflake! thank you for sharing! Happy Holiday!

CRAFTY VIDEOS TIPS said...

you just got fantastic cards and fabulous pictures, very good crafty work,,.