Hello crafty friends and Welcome to the FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be participating in the first blog hop for the new Creative Team at Fun Stampers Journey. Every month we will be bringing paper to life by using some of the amazing and colorful products from the FSJ line up! Today I am featuring the Happy Harvest stamp set and Paper Fan Die. Be sure to check out the list of blog hoppers below and visit each of the designers blogs to see what they have created for this hop. I think you will totally enjoy the creativity and talent that these ladies have!
So, what did I make with my featured products, Happy Harvest and the Paper Fan Die? It's a fall door hanger. What a fun thing to make and get to look at each time I come in the door. And I hope it makes others smile and feel welcome too.
Now let's take a look at each of the 5 paper fans on this door hanger and I will tell you what size paper I used to make that fan and how many you need to make it.
Starting at the top:
Cocoa Powder card stock: 1-1/4" x 8-1/2" (2)
Run each strip through the die cutting machine with the Paper Fan die, so that one edge will be scalloped. Fold the paper accordion fashion. Start one strip by folding down and the other by folding up. This will ensure that you can then glue the ends together. Once both ends are glued together put a puddle of hot glue on a 1" circle, press the paper fan flat on to that hot glue to hold it in place. You may need to squeeze a little hot glue down into the center of the fan to help secure it in place.
Then the Hello Fan:
Fall-O-Ween Paper, buffalo check pattern: 3" x 8-1/2" (3)
Die cut these three pieces with the paper fan, so that one side will come out with a scalloped edge. To put the fan together repeat the steps above, this time using a 2" circle to put the hot glue on.
Again, die cut these three strips with the Paper Fan die so that one edge is scalloped and repeat the folding and gluing directions above, also using a 2" circle to put the hot glue on.
Fall-O-Ween Printed Paper, pumpkin and sunflower print: 4" x 8-1/2" (3)
By now putting together the fans should be getting easier. But if you are a visual person here is a video on how to make these that my friend, Michelle Woerner at FSJ made.
To color my scarecrow I use the Journey Color Burst pencils. Below I have listed which pencils I used for each element (the Color Burst pencils are each numbered, I have listed the number on the pencil for easy reference).
Scarf and Hat band: 39,41
Last But not least:
Haystack card stock: 1-1/4" x 8-1/2" (2)
To adhere all these fans in one long strip I use chipboard. First cut two strips of chipboard to be 1-1/2" x 12". Mark one of these at 4 inches. Glue the two together lining them up at the four inch mark, leaving a 20" long strip of chipboard.
To make the hanger cut a piece of ribbon to 12" and loop it, hot glue the loop to the top fo the chipboard. Then begin hot glueing the paper fans to the chipboard. Before adhering the last fan, cut another piece of ribbon to 6", fold it in half and hot glue it to the bottom of the chipboard. Now glue on the last paper fan.
You are now ready to hang your creation on the door. You can recreate the Paper Fan Door Hanger for any occasion; Winter, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day, a birthday, new baby, graduation, etc.
For your convenience I have listed all the products I used below. Two things are not on this list, the wooden leaves, those are an FSJ Bloom Benefit, which means they are a FREE gift when you spend $75 on FSJ products. Claim them at check out, they are called Golden Leaves. Second, I did not list the Chipboard here, I save up chipboard I get in packaging and repurpose it for projects like this one.
You can also find the official blog hop list on the Fun Stampers Journey blog, HERE.
I hope you have found inspiration to create while on my blog today, please let me know if you have any questions. If you make a project inspired by the one I shared here today, I'd love to see it!