Sweet friends, one of the loveliest things I get to do as a Die Designer is to spend time sizing up a die. It’s a ritual with me; I sit down with a cup of tea and a peaceful heart to explore exactly what a die can do. I’m so tickled to introduce you to the July 2020 Die of the Mont, Fanfare.
Because it is a filigree filled oval, I found ways to use it as an oval doily, change it to a round doily, use it as a bag flap and create a mini doily with the fan motif. Ahhhh, this one is so very romantic and it showed it’s beauty as it bent to my will. When I explore, it’s time to fold, mirror, and sometimes snip to see all of the sizes and layerings a die can do.
Fanfare is quite delicate. It has calligraphic tendrils that curve and run through the motif. It can be cut either as a frame or with no aperture, leaving a healthy landing spot for a sentiment. Let me show you how versatile I found Fanfare to be.
Fanfare Video Tutorial
Hmmm, which one of these beauties will you get to learn how to make today? It’s a surprise! Click into this 6-minute video to add a new make to your repertoire:
Here’s the line up a little bit closer:
I adored making these little bags, it is quite the change-up from a box. In fact, the Fanfare motif makes an excellent flap and it’s easy to place just by using glue!
Finally, no round of projects could be complete without an enclosure card!! Weighing in at 4.25″ square, the fan motifs that are part of the set have a life of their own. Meanwhile, I simply arranged them in a round formation for a mini-doily that is perfect for a square card and will also fit nicely on an A2.
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