Hello Gracelets!! Of all the projects I made with the July Die of the Month, this is my favorite and I thought I would highlight it today. We are doing a team hop today, so you are about to fall in love with the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for July 2020 – Fanfare. This large filigree filled oval reminds us of an oval doily. The open aperture center works like a frame for images or even a shaker. Use only half to make it appear rounded, or as a border or pocket. The fan motif can be cut, tucked in, or layered to create a number of embellishments in no time. Ahhhh, romance, can you ever get enough?
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Not only do you get the large romantic die that fits a 5×7” card or frame, you get a smaller fan motif die that will make corners or embellishments. Four flower dies allow you to create beautiful dimensional accents. What a great value, above and beyond the low kit price! But if you’re on the fence, use code JULY to get 10% off your first month, subscribe here! (New club subscriptions only, for a limited time.) Fanfare is a $45 value.
These are some ways to use Fanfare:
- As a Background
- As a Large Frame
- As a Shaker
- Make Corner Embellishments from the Fan motif
- Cut in half the short way to make a topper
- Cut in half the long way to make a border or edge
- Fold in half to make a pocket
How many ideas do you have?
There are SIX dies included in the Fanfare set
My Project Today using Fanfare
I knew that I wanted to make a box or bag, the moment I saw this die. Since the doily motif most looks like a flap, it seemed like a bag would be the winner.
This may look complicated but in fact, it’s one of the easiest things I’ve made. It essentially takes two sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Flat panels and scoring change these pieces into a bag. It’s a refreshing change from a box :-)
I love place settings and favors! It’s a win when someone sits down to a place setting and is ultimately blown away. In that vein, to have something as inexpensive as paper give that wow factor, makes this project a no brainer.
I knew I wanted a print background and I wanted the fan motifs of the die set to emulate lace. I also knew that I wanted that ethereal look from vellum. This bag is clean and classic but my next attempts will be printed florals. Imagine filling this with petite chocolates for your guests to take home. This bag will also accommodate small things – a ring, a necklace, a gift card, some money.
Designer Tip: Use glue sparingly! There is no need to create a full continuous line of glue when you’re going around a perimeter. I simply drag a line and I don’t worry about whether the glue skips in places or not. Basically, if less is more in this case. Very quickly trace around your outlines and as long as you have some sparse glue in your tracing, it’s much better than a thick defined line of glue. There is a sweet spot and as you keep testing you will find the sweet spot.
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – Cover – 80lb Smooth, Gold Mirror Paper, Vellum
Accessories: Pearls, Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month by Spellbinders – Fanfare, Amazing Paper Grace Dies
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What will you make with Fanfare? A card? A scrapbook page? Home decor?
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Beautiful card. You are so creativity. I just love following you. Can’t wait to see what you create next. Thanks for inspiring me!
Good morning Becca, simply stunning!!!
Have a good one!!!
Two beautiful bags.
Oh, these purses are gorgeous!! I need to make these! Great for party favors.
Love this new die you always create the most beautiful projects.
Love the bags you created with these beautiful dies, and the card is so pretty also! Gorgeous designs!
I’d make a doily from the Fan motif piece to feature on a card, as you did on your card. That is just beautiful!
GORGEOUS!!!!! EVERYONE’S CREATIONS were WONDERFUL, Becca!!! THINKING on how to use this new set coming! OF COURSE, a CARD is to be made! AND I’ve been on a kick lately for home decor, so maybe that too! LOL SIGH!!! THANK YOU BECCA, for sharing your talents with us!!! ;)<3
Oh. My. Word. ?????? I am SO in LOVE with this die and these BEAUTIFUL creations???????????
Oh my!!! So very elegant and lovely!!! Another winner. Your creativity is certainly boundless!!!
I saw your Halloween collection on Spellbinders today.
What paper did you use on the card made with the Nested Clipped square Etched dies or was that a glimmer plate that you used to frame them?? Great Halloween release.
Absolutely fabulous! So, so gorgeous – you very clever lady!
I love these beautiful little purses! I really hope we get to see a video of how you put them together! They are elegant and sophisticated and will make amazing gifts.
I don’t know if anyone else had difficulty posting on America Kuhn and Rajni Chawla’s blogs. The comments section just doesn’t show up. I will try again.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces of art!
I came back just to say I was finally able to comment! So thankful!
This post made me really glad that I made myself a tutorial sheet from the video you featured when you released the July DOM so that I’m ready to go when my dies get here. So many great ideas from you and your team (love the little basket Joanna shares, too!).
Fanfare is destined to be a classic! This large romantic die and smaller motif duo is brilliant!
Love & blessings, Sandy
Am loving these gorgeous purses that you created with the new Fanfare die set! Great idea to offset the white with the gold. Am a fan of your gorgeous DOM!!
Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely die. I especially like that purse.
Hi Becca, well, what can I say, absolutely stunning. Love it. Stay safe and well ??
Oh WOW – these are breathtaking!!
Hi Becca. This die set looks fantastic, and your beautiful creations show its versatility. Love them all xx
That die is breathtakingly beautiful, Becca! You should bottle your creativity. I am always so impressed with how stunning, intricate and splendid your dies are, and your projects! xx