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Art Deco Fans, New Gift & Sale, Half Price Shipping Ends Tomorrow!

Filed under Art Deco, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Sale, Tutorials
Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s projects that are still available on the new site.

What? 1/2 off shipping! YES! Now through FRIDAY night (April 21, 2017) shipping will cost only $2.95 for orders over $50! Plus shipping is always free on orders over $100! (Both prices for orders only in the USA.)

SPECIAL FREE GIFT! In honor of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s Art Deco Style Paper Fans, ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, April 20th through 24th (2017) will receive one of the new Mini Sassy Beauties Collage Sheets FREE!

AND all orders over $24 will receive one of the mini collage sheets AND a set of the new Mini Fan Blades FREE! They’re a mini version of the Venetian Fan Blades (more info on those below)… only 3″ tall! Perfect for making a little fan that fits in an ATC pocket (or attach the blades to an ATC with a brad so you can unfurl your fan). And I love that mini fan at right that Laura made!

More info (or to buy additional sets!)

A BIG NEW SALE: ALL Findings are 30% off! Over 50 items! All those little bits and bobs… connectors, clasps, jump rings… and it includes the new 4-Leaf Clover Connector shown at left! The sale ends MONDAY night, April 24th at midnight PST (April 24, 2017). See below for a few more highlights or go shopping now!

I’m pretty sure Laura Carson and I are in agreement that we both love fans. Laura has made some lovely fans for Alpha Stamps in the past (see the bottom of her blog post for this new fan for links to some of them).

Do you remember the Fan-Shaped Book Swap we hosted a few years ago? (And we got some great submissions so check out that Gallery link.) Well, the new Venetian Fan Blades are reviving the same size & shape fan blades from that swap!

Laura’s new (large) fan today is built on these revivals (and inspired by the colors in the new Vintage Hollywood Paper Pads). Plus Laura created THREE new collage sheets with Deco babes to coordinate with the new papers and with both sizes of fans.

Here’s a bit from Laura’s tutorial (but visit her blog post, too, as she shows step-by-step photos):

I started by covering both sides of a set of large and small fan blades with the Vintage Hollywood decorative paper.

Next, I used a black marker to draw a border around the blades

I glued the smaller fan blades to the bottom of the larger blades. (Note that the smaller fan blades are upside-down… you can see one at right, just above the red button at the bottom of the fan.)

I then punched a hole in one of the blades and used it as a template to mark and punch the holes in the remaining blades.

I cut out fans from the Deco Dames Collage Sheet and attached a Abez Drop/Connector to each fan. (Note: these connectors are almost sold out, but the Vintaj Metamorphosis Drop/Connectors are the same size and design, just in a different finish.)

I used a frame from the Elegant Frames Download set backed by more of the decorative paper to showcases lades from the Deco Dames Collage Sheet.

I decided to glue the fan blades in place instead of making it a working fan as this fan was for display. With gluing the blades in place you can add more dimensional embellishments.

More info (and tips and more photos!) in Laura’s blog and/or see her supply list for both fans.

Hooray for the Mini Art Deco Paper Fan Giveaway!

I did mention I love this little fan? So, EVERYTHING Laura used to make this little beauty is in today’s Giveaway!

Mini Sassy Beauties Collage Sheet
Vintage Hollywood 8×8 Paper Pad
Mini Fan Blades – Set of 5
Flat-Back Gold Star Studs – 12mm
Flat-Back Bold Star Studs – 8mm
1 Inch Mini Tassel – Black

To enter the Mini Art Deco Paper Fan Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, April 21, 2017)!

And tell me: You are going to have a ton of pretty papers left over from that 8×8 pad (after you make a mini fan)… so what else are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Best of This & That Giveaway? That would be Kee Ostler! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, April 20th, 2017

27 responses to “Art Deco Fans, New Gift & Sale, Half Price Shipping Ends Tomorrow!”

  1. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are so art deco and they remind me of Ziegfeld girls! It would be cool to make a Hollywood dressing room!

  2. Jean Marmo says:

    WHat a fun and creative project! I think those papers would make wonderful cards!

  3. I will make the fan for my daughter. she loves that look.

  4. Pat says:

    Oh wow the little fans would be a perfect project for my doll club and our study Rohmer Dolly. The doll would look darling with a little fan hanging from her wrist.

  5. Stefanie Ladley says:

    Oh my that fan is amazing!!!! Love it! What to make with the leftover images? I would make a series of ATCs with affirmations on them :o)

  6. Jen R says:

    Left over paper? Lol

  7. I love Art Deco I would def make a collage with everything else Thank you

  8. Cynthia Penney says:

    Love the fan. With the left over papers I would make a presentation box for the fan and a dressing screen. So many possibilities.

  9. Lou Conaway says:

    I can’t pass this one up! My grandmother collected antique fans and I was endlessly fascinated with them. I started writing what I’d do with this treasure trove and had to stop. The 1st fan was already designed in my head and I’d go on for pages describing it. Maybe this is my week to win. I can always hope!

  10. Barb macaskill says:

    I love these fans and think I would keep making them even after my “blades” were used up,
    I am at that time in life where hot flashes can occur even if I am outside in twenty below zero weather! 😂
    This is a great assortment of goodies for the lucky winner! TFS!

  11. Arminta says:

    Maybe use the images from the paper pad in a collage.

  12. Carla says:

    Love the Art Deco and the new charms and jewelry findings!

  13. Debbi Decker says:

    Oh what fun! I was just talking about my grandmother and how she was a flapper! I would love to make a fan in honor of her. As for what else, some of those papers would be fabulous for wall paper in my little doll houses!

  14. Traci says:

    I love the fan what a great idea-but since it is Laura’s idea I am not surprised. I have seen a number of ideas for the use of Vintage Hollywood papers but I would use the leftovers for a one sheet of paper mini album. >^..^<

  15. Lou Anne says:

    After making a fabulous fan, I’d make a set of cards using the sassy beauties that fit in an Altoids tin.

  16. Randi says:

    I love those papers. I plan to make a series of small books on various themes. These papers would really punch them up.

  17. K Toews says:

    Any leftover paper goes into book/box creations.

  18. Peggy Dolan says:

    I love the fans! And the old Hollywood papers are great. With the extra papers I may well finish some altoid tins and ATCs! The collage sheet would do well with either idea

  19. Vera Collier says:

    Love the fan and can think of many mixed media projects to use the rest of the paper.

  20. Jan K says:

    The fans are fabulous and I think I would make a Hollywood themed ATC booklet! 😙😙

  21. Jo says:

    A never ending question – I always have scraps of paper that I feel I can use for something… would always be able to use the extras for some project!

  22. Judy Goodwin says:

    These fans are beautiful and I would want to make more fans from the leftovers. Maybe a bracelet, too.

  23. Janet T says:

    I love the fan and Deco is my favorite art period.

  24. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d use the leftover papers on cards and ATCs!

  25. Laural says:

    I think a dollhouse bedroom diorama is in order

  26. Nancy E says:

    I think I’d create a special fan for my girlfriend’s birthday. I know she’d go
    crazy for it!