Saturday, January 22, 2011

Papercraft: Blue & White Fan.

My husband’s paternal grandmother had a little wooden fan in her possession that was made from thin cedar shingles. They lived near a factory in the Ozarks that made wooden items for the tourist trade.
The fan was cleverly constructed of three blades that collapsed into one, making it small enough to carry in a lady’s handbag. This is what I traced to make my paper fan.
I LOVE fans. See the one I carried in our wedding on Pinterest (Cinderella Princess board).

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Supplies Needed:
Template (click on photo to enlarge)
Optional: Tagboard (from tissue boxes)
Hole punch
Double-face tape or glue
Appropriate rubber stamps
Ink pads, markers, glitter, etc.
Large brad

Print off template and cut out. I found that one layer of cardstock is rather flimsy if one wishes to use the fan, so I cut out three blades of cardstock, three blades from matching tissue boxes, and taped them together with double-faced tape. Trim edges as needed. Decorate cardstock by rubberstamping as desired. I used Martha Stewart’s clear bird stamp(item #MA331034) and Autumn Leaves Swirls (item #AL2587). Write or stamp a sentiment on the tissue box side and sign before running your blades separately through a laminator. Punch the hole where indicated and thread a brad through all three holes to hold the blades together along with a tassel.


  1. Oh this is beautiful!!! I love that you traced the wood one for this pattern! Love the stamping you did on it! Beautiful fan that holds memories as well! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  2. How sweet! What a great idea, and perfect for our vintage week! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week - hope to see you back next week!


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