Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop | Fanfare 

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

Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop – Fanfare

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 of Fanfare 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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Fanfare Details

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! Fanfare is a $45 value.

These are some ways to use Fanfare:

  1. As a Background
  2. As a Large Frame
  3. A Shaker
  4. Make Corner Embellishments from the Fan motif
  5. Flowers!
  6. Cut in half the short way to make a topper
  7. Cut in half the long way to make a border or edge
  8. Fold in half to make a pocket

How many ideas do you have?

There are SIX dies included in the Fanfare set

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

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.

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

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.  It’s perfect to accommodate small things – a ring, a necklace, a gift card, some money.

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

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.

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

Stamps:   None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – Cover  – 80lb Smooth, Gold Mirror Paper, Vellum
Ink:  None
Accessories: Pearls, Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month by Spellbinders – Fanfare


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

Visit the Creative Team for more Fanfare Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Fanfare, the new APG July 2020 Die of the Month!

Joanna Wisniewska
Ewelina Panka
Kate Skonieczna
America Kuhn
Rajni Chawla
Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Becca’s Fanfare Introduction Blog Post

To learn more about all things Amazing Paper Grace, I invite you to join our private Facebook Group Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Facebook Group.  We have a library of over 100 diecutting, paper crafting and flower making tutorials in a supportive and lovely community.

Feel free to reach out to me!  Here’s where you can find me.
Let’s Chat                    – Find Becca Feeken on Facebook!
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Kick Back and Learn – Watch Becca Feeken on YouTube!
Get Inspired                – Amazing Paper Grace CREATES on Instagram


What will you make with Fanfare? A card? A scrapbook page? Home decor?

Tell me below in the comments!


  • Cheryl STangelJuly 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

    Beautiful card. You are so creativity. I just love following you. Can’t wait to see what you create next. Thanks for inspiring me!


  • Lynda MellorJuly 10, 2020 - 9:39 am

    Good morning Becca, simply stunning!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 10, 2020 - 9:41 am

    Two beautiful bags.ReplyCancel

  • Linda PeixJuly 10, 2020 - 10:03 am

    Oh, these purses are gorgeous!! I need to make these! Great for party favors.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 10, 2020 - 10:18 am

    Love this new die you always create the most beautiful projects.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 10, 2020 - 11:06 am

    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!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 10, 2020 - 11:42 am

    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!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • AmyJuly 10, 2020 - 11:52 am

    Oh. My. Word. ?????? I am SO in LOVE with this die and these BEAUTIFUL creations???????????ReplyCancel

  • KathyMJuly 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm

    Oh my!!! So very elegant and lovely!!! Another winner. Your creativity is certainly boundless!!!ReplyCancel

  • nancy fJuly 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm

    Beautiful die!
    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.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 10, 2020 - 1:52 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! So, so gorgeous – you very clever lady!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm

    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!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen CreekReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 10, 2020 - 5:01 pm

    I came back just to say I was finally able to comment! So thankful!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 10, 2020 - 6:01 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    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, SandyReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 10, 2020 - 8:08 pm

    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!!ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleJuly 11, 2020 - 7:36 am

    Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely die. I especially like that purse.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJuly 11, 2020 - 2:45 pm

    Hi Becca, well, what can I say, absolutely stunning. Love it. Stay safe and well ??ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireJuly 12, 2020 - 2:40 am

    Oh WOW – these are breathtaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 12, 2020 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Becca. This die set looks fantastic, and your beautiful creations show its versatility. Love them all xxReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyJuly 14, 2020 - 3:49 pm

    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! xxReplyCancel