After posting my "Make A Flake" tutorial, I received an email from my Mom.
...I Stand Corrected.
Subject : "Just One Teeny Little Issue" ....
"Which I hate to even bring up, given all the extravagantly nice stuff you said about me! They (the snowflakes) have SIX points, not eight. Fold the paper in half – then fold it just to find the midpoint along the fold, and make a little crease – then fold that side up at an angle that points to a spot almost exactly 1 1/8” from the corner, along the top.
love, da witch
Well, just break my heart, why don't ya. Ok, not really. She has told me this before, but every time I make flakes, I either forget or don't bother because it is a bit harder than the original way I showed you. Folding the paper in thirds at just the right degree angle is a bit more difficult than folding it in halves. But, her way makes for easier cutting. Oh, and "da witch" is a term of endearment between her and me.
She's "da witch" and I'm "da hexe".
So here is her way of doing it.
(You can call it the "right way" if you like.)
Start with a standard piece of printer paper.Take the side with the folded edges...
and fold the bottom corners up towards the opposite side's top corners, like this...
Do the same for the other bottom corner.
Then fold it in half from top to bottom.
Trim the excess.
Then draw your design.
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