The boys wanted to do some cutting and I got a bit carried away! I had forgotten how much fun it is to cut folded paper and gently unfold it to reveal the design. An idea for cards another time? We'll certainly be doing it again.
For patterns in a row, fold like a corrcetina and make sure to leave at least one but ideally two joins on either side of the folded wad of paper. Apart from that, cut as adventurously as you like.
For circular patterns, fold a square in half, then again and again. Once more, when cutting be sure to leave joins on both sides. If you want to do snowflakes you need to fold in half, then one third in and then another third in.
Posting from my phone for the first time!