Don't get me wrong... Autumn is a lovely time of year....but the trouble with Autumn is, that Winter comes fast on its heels......and I do NOT like Winter!
This thinking inspired me to create a new snowflake.
here is the drawing I did on one section of the paper in preparation for the cutting.
Staples hold the 12 layers firmly in place
To get the points of my scissors into small areas I usually use a hole punch, but these are some pretty small areas, far too small for a hole punch, so I used the tip of an awl to make holes. ( a piece of cork tile allows the awl to sink in but protects my table surface)
This is how it looked once the cutting was done but before I unfolded the layers of paper.