Paper Fan Tutorial with Cherry Blossoms Digital Hybrid

Paper Fan Tutorial with Cherry Blossoms Digital Hybrid

Julie Heyer

Create an adorable miniature paper fan to compliment the theme of the Cherry Blossoms collection on any card, layout or project.

Steps to make your own fan:

Print the Cherry Blossoms digital kit backgrounds onto text weight/copy paper.

Trim various size circles with a cutting tool. Note: No special tools or dies are required. Simply trace any circle shape onto the back of the paper and trim with scissors.

Cut the circles in half with a craft knife.

Accordion fold the circles as shown to create a fan shape.

Trim the tips from the fans with scissors.

Stamp the fan with the small blossoms and Japanese text images from the Jumbo UM for added interest.

Cut 1/8 x 3" strips from cover weight paper. (I used Cruisin' Black, if you go back that far!)

Adhere the strips to the back of the fans with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped applicator.

Fold over the last remaining flap and secure with glue to complete the fan structure.

Tie a piece of black wax linen thread around the fan blades while open and secure with a knot.

Cover the knot with a small Blossom Sticker and trim off any excess blades to finish the fans.

Attach the fans to a card or layout with Foam Adhesive Circles.

Layout based on Roni's sketch challenge for April.

I am a big "fan" of these tiny embellishments! Happy Crafting.


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