Saturday, August 24, 2013

Special Ops:Fan-iversary Card

 Endless Love

We all have that amazing couple in our life. The one that's deeply in love, thinks the world of each other, and has everything they could ever want. How do you celebrate their special day?
With an anniversary card as incredible as they are.

This month's Special Ops assignment is a fully operable paper fan.
12x12 sheet of patterned cardstock
1 yard of twine
1 extra-length brad
yarn needle
Paper Trimmer
Paper Piercer
Border Punch
Step 1. Cut 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock in half. Punch length of the paper with border punch.
Step 2. Cut punched paper into 1 x 6 inch strips. Use a corner rounder on the ends of the strips. This will make 12 ribs.
Step 3. Cut 2 strips of paper, 1.25 x 6.5 inches. Punch the tops with border punch and the ends with a corner rounder. This will make 2 guards. 
Step 3. Pierce a hole 1/4 inch from the end of the rib, at the center of the paper. Pierce a second hole 4 inches from the end and 1/4 inch from the left side of the rib. Pierce a third hole 1/4 inch down from the second hole. Use the first pierced rib as a guide for all the ribs to be sure the holes line up exactly.
Step 4. Pierce a hole 3/4 inch from the end of the guard, at the center of the paper. Lay the first pierced rib over the guard, line up the center, end holes. Pierce the top two holes using the rib as a guide.
Step 5. Stack the strips of paper so the holes line up and the ribs are sandwiched between the guards. Feed all the strips onto a brad and secure. 

Step 6. Tie a knot in the end of the twine. Beginning with the last guard string the twine through the two upper holes 2 times.
Step 7. Lay the first rib against the last guard so that the edges over lap just a little. String the twine through the two upper holes 2 times. Over-lap the next rib and repeat with twine. Knot the twine after the final guard has been stitiched onto the fan.
Step 8. Decorate the top fan guard. Add sentiment to the fan ribs.

Please check my blog Scrappin Chaos for a list of supplies used.
Scrap On!

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