Monday, July 2, 2012

Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die

What a special week this is, and it has been since July 4, 1776 when the U.S. declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Do you have special plans for celebrating the 4th?  I plan to spend the early evening at an outdoor concert and afterwards watch beautiful fireworks.

It can get quite hot here in Florida, so I decided to make a hand fan to use while at the concert.  Of course it has to be patriotic.  I think it is so cute, and it is actually quite sturdy.

The steps I followed to make the hand fan are:

  • Cut an 11" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red, Whisper White, and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Place each piece onto the Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Big XL Die (125594) and run through the Big Shot (113439)
  • Cut off the pointed ends of each rossette
  • Fold each piece into accordian folds
  • Glue the three pieces together
  • Add glue to the ends of the rosettes and dip them into Silver Glass Glitter (120995) - let it dry
  • Insert a piece of twine into the half-circles along the bottom of the rosettes and tie them together tightly (this will cause the pieces to spread into a fan)
  • Cut an 11" x 1-1/2" piece of Real Red Cardstock
  • Score this piece at the 1/2" and 1" marks
  • Fold along the two score lines and glue the piece together to form a band for the outer sides of the fan
  • Glue the band onto the outer edges of the fan, leaving the very bottom unglued
  • Use a glue gun to apply hot wax at the very bottom of the fan to further reinforce and stabilize it

  • Decorate as desired  

God's Blessings!

 Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen


Queen Bea Scraps said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job on that fan. I think I'm going to have to try to make one myself now. TFS

Bev said...

Thank you so very much!!

Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL said...

clever girl! I never would have thought to make a fan from this die. Great timing too for July 4th!