10 July 2020

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

Hello Gracelets!!  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?

Thank you Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace for the dies to use today. 

Fanfare Details

Not only do you get the large romantic die that fits a 5x7” 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:
  1. As a Background
  2. As a Large Frame
  3. As 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

My Project Today using Fanfare

This month I prepared a card 13x18cm and a napkin holder. This set of dies is so amazing that I decided to create a simple card to show the uniqueness and style of this set.

I adhered a pale pink paper onto my card as a background. Anyway, I love this colour. 
I die cut a shape from a dust blue paper and white and gold a decorative pattern die cut. 

The sentiment is printed. In a graphic programme, I usually match the size of my sentiment to the size of the die-cut and then I print it.  

I embellished my card with handmade flowers made with dies from July DOM.

If you want to decorate your table or put something unique you can create a napkin holder using July DOM.  It's very easy to make. You only need to die cut the shape with a decorative pattern. Then cut it in a half and then you have 2 sides of your holder. To hold the napkins inside I put there a small box.


- Texture paper: pink, blue, white,
- gold mirror paper
- ribbon, pearls


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!

What will you make with Fanfare? A card? A scrapbook page? Home decor?
Tell me below in the comments!

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  1. Beautiful card and napkin holder.

  2. BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Kate!!!! LOVE your creative Napkin holder too! ;)<3

  3. This die makes a lovely frame and your project definitely showcases that. I really like the cheerful flowers too!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  4. Stunning cards and napkin holder!! The flowers were the perfect soft addition!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

  5. Gorgeous card and napkin holder - love the colourful flowers!

  6. Thank you everyone for such a nice comment