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Cinco de Mayo Fan

Happy Monday, everyone!  Barbara here.  I hope your week is off to a good start.  Here, at Altered Pages, we are getting ready for Cinco de Mayo using our newest addition to the Altered Pages store, the gorgeous Sabor Papel papers and embellishments. 

I decided to make this easy and fun church fan with them.

                                                  Front                                                     Back  

Here is a selection of some papers and images to use.
Remove wood handle from fan and trace around fan with pencil onto back side of colored card stocks; cut out.
Adhere papers to each side of fan with Aleene's Tacky Glue.

Print image from Cinco de Mayo collage sheet, then cut colored card stock slightly larger, then cut the  Sopressa paper even larger.  Cut papers freehand, or use a nesting die.  Layer and adhere the three pieces together with double sided tape.  Adhere to center of fan.

Fussy cut out four heart pieces from the Corazonitos paper.  Adhere the hearts beneath the four corners, as shown.
Edge the green side with the Mix'd Media ink pad.
Paint handle with Chalk Paint.
Adhere to back of fan with Aleene's Tacky Glue
Fussy cut image from Sentimentios Amor and adhere to back of fan.  Print "Celebrate Cinco de Mayo" from the  Cinco de Mayo collage sheet onto purple paper, cut out and adhere to back of fan, as shown in finished photo at the top of the post.

Add Ball Fringe Baby Size around the front edge of the fan, as shown in the finished photo at the top of the post.


Sabor Papel:  Recuerdos AmorLa GuitaraRamitosSopressaPicadoCorazonitosSentimentios Amor
Collage Sheets:  Vintage LatinoCinco de Mayo
Church Fans
Pierced Heart rubber stamp
Divided Heart rubber stamp
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Ball Fringe Baby Size
Chalk Paint
Double sided tape ⅜ inch
Mixd Media Ink Pad

Bright colored card stock
Nesting shape dies 

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us this month using these gorgeous papers from Sabor Papel and products from Altered Pages.  Stop by the Altered Pages blog for more inspiration from the team.

Have a wonderful, creative week!



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  1. what fun! I really like this - I want to use one on the upper balcony on warm summer evenings while I'm sipping my evening martini! Very colorful and playful! Are the handles from Altered Pages, too?

    1. Thanks much, Tristan. The handles are stapled to the fan, but I removed it so I could decorate it a bit easier.

  2. Adore this project, I can see this at a summer wedding or party as favors!

  3. Very cute idea!!! Fans are always a fun item to have in the summertime, so these are perfect.

  4. well I can't wait to make one if these! fantastic idea! xo

  5. Such a cool it! No pun intended lol! xx


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