Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month | Fanfare

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at
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.
Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at


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.

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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:

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at

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!

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at
I got the round look of this motif by placing one Fanfare on the front panel.  Finally, by placing another motif in a crisscross fashion on a layer below, I get the illusion of a circle!


Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at
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.

For more inspiration

You can visit the Creative Team Monthly Blog Hop for Fanfare.

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As always, a heartfelt thanks for spending a moment here! I love my readers – yes that is you!!

In the meantime, please stay safe!! Spend some self care time crafting and keep your heads up – this too shall pass.


  • Ann RobbinsJuly 1, 2020 - 9:58 am

    Wow this is a keeper Becca! Happy 4th to you and America!! I celebrate this month along with my better half.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:35 pm

      Happy 4th to you also my sweet friend. I hope you are safe in Florida. You have a friend on the other side of the state that cares about you!!


  • Helen GullettJuly 1, 2020 - 10:13 am

    Becca, you made beautiful and elegant projects. I love the layers and possibilities we can make with your dies.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:36 pm

      Helen, thank you for your kind words! Layers are such a lovely thing, aren’t they!!


  • Crafty CruiserJuly 1, 2020 - 10:17 am

    WOW, WOW, WOW! What a fabulous die set! Another great winner and all these projects are fantastic.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:36 pm


      Thank you as always for your sweet words, my friend!


  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 1, 2020 - 10:29 am

    On the with Love card, how did you make the flower in the middle?


    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:28 pm

      Hi Ann:
      That is a store-bought flower. Not sure who makes it because it is old but I’m thinking it was Prima…ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 1, 2020 - 11:00 am

    Good to see some beauty :). Gorgeous as always and I cannot wait to see what the DT comes up with <3. Everyone, please keep me in your prayers as I am currently suffering from a triple concussion. Of all the times for my dryer to retire, lolz. Just gives me more time to craft right? That is a legitimate reason in my book ;)Have a great week everyone lots of air {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:37 pm

      Hi Karen:

      I thanks for your kind words!! Take care of yourself during these crazy times and stay safe!!


  • Sara AlfordJuly 1, 2020 - 11:40 am

    Hi Becca,
    This is gorgeous! Reminds me of your earlier designed whereby they look and feel like jewelry. A necklace draping the front of a card is what I see. Thank you so much for another creation that makes me salivate. Hope you are faring well during this time of upset. God bless you always.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:40 pm

      Hi Sara,
      Jewelry was actually one of the inspirations I used for this – thank you so much for your kind words!

      I am doing well, very busy behind the scenes but as you know, that is a great blessing because I’m not tempted to be out in the public. I hope you are faring well too. If we take care of our joy, it will be waiting for us when this is all over.


  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 1, 2020 - 11:54 am

    Hi, Becca,
    Wowed-Zowee! Oh, the possibilities. I love all your creations and can’t wait to try making the gift bag. I have several APG dies that would work very well, also.
    I got a new phone that makes Instagram easy to access, so love following you on all these platforms…especially, now, as you ramp up!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:42 pm

      I have to say that I’m not the most social media savvy person in the world but I do love Instagram because people actually receive my thank you’s and receive my return messages :-) Thank you so much for following me there – it’s a lovely world and lovely community. In the meantime, as always, thank you for your sweet words!


  • Joanne ColemanJuly 1, 2020 - 12:40 pm

    Lovely, Delicate and so versatile. Looking forward to creating with this one!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:43 pm


      I had a peaceful day creating with this. During this time, that’s a win for me. Being immersed and coming out with something I could give made it a great experience for me. Thank you so much for your kind words!


  • Becky GreenJuly 1, 2020 - 1:12 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I LOVE the little bag you’ve made! SO ELEGANT & JUST GORGEOUS! BUT, EVERYONE of these projects is! LOL LOVE the look of this die & what you’ve made with it! CAN’T WAIT for the hop to see what the DT has made too!!! HOPING ALL is well there with you!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:45 pm

      My sweet Becky!

      How many years have we chatted this way? Too many to count. Thank you as always for your sweet words and caps (lol). I know it’s your message the second I look and it’s a comfort. Thanks as always for your kind words.

      Mail to the UK is taking the better of three weeks but the Creative Team is busy working on their makes. Thank you from all of us – you’ve been a rock in our community!


  • Audrina ThorsenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:09 pm

    Dear Becca, I want to tell you how much I admire your wonderful talent. I appreciate you more than you know. I also want to tell you thank you. A few years ago you posted something to the extent about cleaning out your garden of friendships. Do you remember that? It started me thinking seriously about mine. I thought and prayed for a long time so that I would do what was right and fair to the people I’ve called my friends. After much time, thought, and prayer, I decided it was necessary to do that myself. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. It’s taken such a burden from me and there has been no unfairness to anyone. It’s been such a good thing for me to reevaluate things. I feel that I owe you a great thank you for the article you posted. God bless you and I love you.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:34 pm

      I remember that day very well because what I had discovered was a huge revelation to me. I continue to do that practice even today but it is not a negative thing. I have come to realize that there is quite a difference between a friend and an acquaintance. It was put on my heart that I needed to discern the two and treat them kindly but accordingly. All I can say it that it freed me.

      In my mind, I always meet a friend but I’ve come to learn that people don’t ways think the same in return. And although with kind intentions, sometimes it’s really okay to be just acquaintances.

      You’ve touched me by reaching back out Audrina. That was a long, long time ago. You have put a warm place in my heart today. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 1, 2020 - 3:21 pm

    This is an absolutely beautiful card. The die in fantastic.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:46 pm

      Hi Bunny!

      As always you bring such a sweet message when you come. Thank you so much, your kind words are so appreciated!

      Please stay safe!


  • Noelene ApapJuly 1, 2020 - 5:50 pm

    Hi Becca, Wow your creativity never ceases to amaze me <3 It has been a while since I commented last but I am always peeking in to see your beautiful creations!!! This die is everything I love, vintage & elegant!!! I only received your previous 3 months yesterday. Shame it takes me a little longer to get them, but I am grateful that at least I can. Better late than never :) Your creations always brighten up my day! Can’t wait to see the rest of the teams projects xReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2020 - 8:41 am

      Hi Noelene,
      Thank you as always for your sweet words!! As a long time reader, I’m always so humbled when I see you in the comments. It’s not necessary to always leave comments but it’s a sweet comfort to know you are there! Stay safe my friend!!


  • Beverly JordanJuly 1, 2020 - 10:02 pm

    These projects are so elegant and beautiful!! Love those gorgeous little purses/bags especially, Becca! You are the master at making paper into beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing your ingenuity and talents with all of us!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2020 - 8:39 am

      Thank you so much Beverly. Your sweet words are a lovely way for me to start the day. So thankful to have had you as a lovely reader for so long! I hope you are safe and staying crafty!!


  • Christine SpringmanJuly 2, 2020 - 3:54 pm

    Another beautiful die set love all the projects you created with the die they are all so lovelyReplyCancel

  • Connie GriffinJuly 2, 2020 - 8:30 pm

    As always so stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyJuly 5, 2020 - 9:15 am

    So lovely, intricate and delicate. Stunning die, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Katarzyna BobrowskaJuly 6, 2020 - 2:31 pm

    This is so very cute!! Lovely project!!ReplyCancel