You would think that with a background in architecture I would be able to visualize well enough to make a decent paper snowflake. But it's my sticking point: I couldn't fold up paper and cut a decent snowflake design to save my life! That's where RectangleWorld's app for making digital snowflakes comes in most handy for me (and maybe you, too!):
This app would allow you to "sketch" ideas before committing them to paper. Try out your most adventurous design and see if it translates to a good snowflake when "unfolded."
You can also browse others' work for inspiration.
Check it out: Paper Snowflake Maker