Name Snowflakes

Oh, I really must give this a try. They all look great, and yet each one is different.


Absolutely love these.

Will have to make for our two grandchildren.


Totally forgot about those! I’m getting like my grandpa…he’d repeat something someone had just said 5 minutes before as though it was a brand new, original thought. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Like on Gilligan’s Island!

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How do you make these?

Type a name, make a copy and flip it, then rotate the two of them 6 times. Adjust spacing as desired to make it look good. :slight_smile:

In pictures:


That was so easy! Thank you, I really appreciate the help! :blush:

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what program did you use. TY :slight_smile:

Affinity Designer

OK Thanks :slight_smile:

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If you use Illustrator, here is a good tutorial for the name snowflakes. You would just use the same principles using names instead of an object:



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You know, I needed that visual!

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Thank you, but I can’t seem to open this link.

Looks like their server is having issues. Hopefully it will be back soon!


When you say you “cut them out” how did you get the cuts to outline around the font exactly? I love what you are doing here, I just can’t figure out how to make the cut different than where is engraved. Thanks

I used the outline feature in Glowforge Premium to make the cut lines. :slight_smile:

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Thank you

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If don’t have Premium but are using Illustrator:
select your text
then Create Outlines
then under Pathfinder>>Unite path
then under Object>>Path>>Offset path

That is a huge help as I don’t have Premium. Thank you.

One question, what does your object look like after those steps? When I follow what you outlined the text seems to disappear unless I move the cursor over the object. Is that what is supposed to happen? Any idea what I am missing?