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Create designer paper snowflakes with our exciting new craft books! Each hand-crafted snowflake is playful and fun to create!
Create designer paper snowflakes with our exciting new craft books! Each hand-crafted snowflake is playful and fun to create!
Create designer paper snowflakes with our exciting new craft books! Each hand-crafted snowflake is playful and fun to create!
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SNO: Designer Paper Snowflakes

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SNO™ is a brand new craft book that contains 16 templates for designer paper snowflakes or, SNOFLAKES™. Our hand-crafted designs can be easily created by almost anyone, Ages 8+!

The process is quick and simple: align your paper under the page, trace, fold and cut out the pattern!

All artwork is complete and we now turn to Kickstarter to help us print our book for this holiday season!

We are grateful to everyone for their support, a big thank you to our fans for sharing their passion and excitement. Together we will produce this exciting new product! 

It is a lovely sight after over a year of work. Keep in mind that this is a prototype, the spiral binding will be white and print quality significantly better!
It is a lovely sight after over a year of work. Keep in mind that this is a prototype, the spiral binding will be white and print quality significantly better!
Here is a view of the page layout, in the final artwork the blues have been changed to match the cover with a royal blue (see video or headers for correct blue).
Here is a view of the page layout, in the final artwork the blues have been changed to match the cover with a royal blue (see video or headers for correct blue).
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Our snoflakes achieve amazing detail through clever use of white space. "Reindeer" is one of our favorites.
Our snoflakes achieve amazing detail through clever use of white space. "Reindeer" is one of our favorites.
Mistletoe's curves beautifully compliment the table decor.
Mistletoe's curves beautifully compliment the table decor.
Snoflakes make lovely gift tags, especially for rascally children who open their gifts early!
Snoflakes make lovely gift tags, especially for rascally children who open their gifts early!
Yes, it even looks great as a tree decoration!
Yes, it even looks great as a tree decoration!

 Align your paper under the corners of the page, trace, fold three times and cut. It’s that simple.

Other paper snowflake books require you to make the complicated folds required for a 6-sided snowflake, and then solve the problem of how to trace your pattern from the book in the correct spot. We wanted to simplify to this process so almost anyone can create beautiful paper snowflakes.

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Who is SNO for? It is for everyone. We tested our book on people ages 8 through 60 with great success. Everyone was able to create snoflakes without any assistance (we did supervise all children using scissors, but did not assist them).

Not only does SNO cover a wide age range, we also offer a variety of snoflakes for different holiday celebrations. Our snoflakes offer a balanced combination of religious and secular holiday themes!

Rebekah proudly shows off her first snoflake!
Rebekah proudly shows off her first snoflake!
She only needed a little help aligning the paper and holding page steady while tracing,
She only needed a little help aligning the paper and holding page steady while tracing,
she only needed verbal guidance to begin folding her page,
she only needed verbal guidance to begin folding her page,
but she cut it out all on her own!
but she cut it out all on her own!
Isaac did a great job on his level 3 snoflake! (although at first he would have rather played mine craft)
Isaac did a great job on his level 3 snoflake! (although at first he would have rather played mine craft)
He traced the page himself,
He traced the page himself,
had no problem with the folds,
had no problem with the folds,
and cut the snoflake out like a pro!
and cut the snoflake out like a pro!
Matt proudly displays his snoflake!
Matt proudly displays his snoflake!
Matt had no trouble tracing the template in his stylish teenage sunglasses,
Matt had no trouble tracing the template in his stylish teenage sunglasses,
folding his paper,
folding his paper,
or cutting out his "trees and presents!"
or cutting out his "trees and presents!"

We have used snoflakes to decorate light fixtures, windows, cabinets, christmas trees, table settings and as gift tags on presents. With imagination as the only limit, how will you use SNO?

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A light dusting of SNO can enhance any window...
A light dusting of SNO can enhance any window...
and beautifully accent holiday greenery!
and beautifully accent holiday greenery!

A paper snowflake is just a paper snowflake right? That thought couldn't be more wrong, and here are a few reasons why:

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We are pleased to announce that SNO is going global! We will be shipping internationally via USPS Priority Mail International. There are a few things that our international backers should keep in mind:

1. The price of USPS Priority Mail International is fixed whether you are next door or across the ocean. Shipping on 1 - 4 books will be a flat rate of $25 USD, 5 - 10 books will be a flat rate of $60 USD. We realize that these prices may seem steep, but it is the most effective way for us to keep from losing money on international shipping.

2. You are responsible for any customs / duty fees.

3. At this time SNO will only be produced in english.

We have produced early backer specials exclusively for our international backers! They will run from October 10 - October 17. 

What is next for Toy Rocket Studios? We already have a folder full of sketches. Could it be seasons, holidays, or motifs?

I wonder what's inside?
I wonder what's inside?

*all rewards include free US shipping.

$1  MAKE IT SNO: Show your support and receive the latest SNO news!

$12  SNO: You will receive one copy of SNO! This book includes 16 die-cut designer paper snowflake templates! Add $25 for international shipping.

$22  FRIENDLY SNO: Two copies of SNO, one for you and a friend! Add $25 for international shipping.

$30  CONCEPT ART + BOOK: You can own a piece of our design process: one signed, hand-drawn copy of the original templates we used to create SNO! Your choice from the 16 snoflake templates included in SNO! You will also receive one copy of SNO. Add $25 for international shipping.

Here is a larger photo of the concept art for your viewing pleasure.
Here is a larger photo of the concept art for your viewing pleasure.

$32  THREE COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 3 copies of SNO. Add $25 for international shipping.

$42  FOUR COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 4 copies of SNO. Add $25 for international shipping.

$50  FIVE COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 5 copies of SNO. Add $60 for international shipping.

$60  SIX COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 6 copies of SNO. Add $60 for international shipping.

 $70  SEVEN COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 7 copies of SNO. Add $60 for international shipping.

 $80  EIGHT COPIES OF SNO: You will receive 8 copies of SNO. Add $60 for international shipping.

 $90  SNO DRIFT: You will receive 10 copies of SNO. Add $60 for international shipping.

$120  CUSTOM SNOFLAKE + 2 BOOKS: We will create one custom snoflake design just for you! You choose the subject matter. You will receive the concept art for your snoflake (signed) and a template of your snoflake hand-cut from card stock. You will also receive two copies of SNO (one signed). Add $60 for international shipping.

$150  PROTOTYPE BOOK + 2 BOOKS: You will receive one of the four prototype books that we used to test our original designs! You will also receive 2 copies of SNO (one signed). Add $60 for international shipping.

Purchase add-ons are additional products that you can pledge for to enhance your SNO experience. Follow these steps to receive an Add-on:

  • Click on the blue "Manage Pledge" in the top right of the Kickstarter page.
  • Increase your pledge by the cost of the Add-on(s) you wish to receive. 
  • Keep your preferred pledge level selected. 
  • At the end of the Kickstarter we will send you a Kickstarter Survey which you can use to tell us which Add-ons you wish to receive.

Pack of SNO Paper: $3 each! SNO Paper is a pack (30 sheets, white) of pre-cut 8.5” x 8.5” paper, perfect for use with SNO!

available in any color you want, so long as that color is white.
available in any color you want, so long as that color is white.

$2,500 - One free pack of SNO Paper included with each reward tier $10 and above! SNO Paper is a pack (30 sheets, white) of pre-cut 8.5” x 8.5” paper, perfect for use with SNO!
$5,000 -
Making it SNO, a digital eBook (PDF) encompassing the journey of bringing SNO from a single snowflake to a revolutionary craft book!

**Aqueous coating is similar to the smooth coating on playing cards. It adds durability to each page of SNO.
**Aqueous coating is similar to the smooth coating on playing cards. It adds durability to each page of SNO.

The biggest differentiator between SNO and other craft books on the market are the die-cut templates for each design. The steel dies are a $700 sunk cost that is required prior to printing. They will allow us to print up to 50,000 copies of SNO before wearing down.

We have planned $200 for reward fulfillment. It could take up to 100 backers to fund SNO, shipment will cost around $2.00 per book.

Kickstarter / Amazon Payments fees will be a minimum $100 for this campaign.

We began working with printers in early 2014 to find one that would be able to produce the quality, accuracy and quantities we require for our book. We are pleased to announce that we can immediately begin production after the successful close of our campaign with a 1-3 week turnaround. What does this mean for you? Rewards will begin to ship no later mid-November, arriving in time to decorate your home and office for this holiday season!

The header says it perfectly, it began with a single paper snowflake. Mike and I worked together at a big-box retailer at the time. One day he approached me with a question; Mike wanted to create a pattern for people to easily make paper snowflakes (much like the peel & stick pumpkin carving patterns). I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, it had been years since I even thought about paper snowflakes. But then Mike took a piece of paper, found some scissors and free-handed an amazing snowflake right on the sales-floor.

I was hooked, we met at his house after work and began to brainstorm on what type of product that we would create.
I was hooked, we met at his house after work and began to brainstorm on what type of product that we would create.
Mike and I toyed with a few names, one of which was "faux snow," but in the end the simplicity of the design called for simplicity of a name.
Mike and I toyed with a few names, one of which was "faux snow," but in the end the simplicity of the design called for simplicity of a name.
Mike and I met two nights and one full day each week to work on our snoflakes. We ended up with 22 designs, which were trimmed to 16. These were not easy decisions...
Mike and I met two nights and one full day each week to work on our snoflakes. We ended up with 22 designs, which were trimmed to 16. These were not easy decisions...

 After more than a year, we are proud to introduce you to SNO. Thank you for taking the time to view our page!

Check out our Kicktraq page for their latest trends and projections!
Check out our Kicktraq page for their latest trends and projections!


While we have been active on Kickstarter already, backing other projects, we believe in Kicking it Forward. For more information on this visit: http://kickingitforward.org.

Risks and challenges

We have learned from past experience that success requires careful planning and fully understanding the scope of the project. To help ensure realistic deadlines and timely delivery of SNO, all development was completed and manufacturing planned and tested prior to launching this Kickstarter campaign.

Artwork has been pre-approved by our printer and die-maker, but there is a slight chance that some elements may need to change to suit the steel dies. We will not encounter this issue until they are created, but have plans in place for this possibility.

New to our campaign (as of 10/10) we have added international shipping! We will do everything in our power to have rewards shipped to our international backers within November 2014, but it may be early December 2014 due to longer shipping times.



It is our commitment to you, the Kickstarter backers, that we will maintain consistent communication throughout the process. This means regular updates, product photos, and plenty of behind the scenes insight as we bring SNO to life!

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