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Remove the covers and set aside screw post and inside pages.
Use a strong hold double-sided adhesive to adhere materials to the covers. (I
chose transparent double-sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Wrap the outside and line the inside of chipboard covers
with two coordinating decorative papers (Snowflake Fan Deck).
Color the edges of the cover pieces with paint or a metallic
pen, and decorate only the outer surface of them, leaving the natural color of
the chipboard visible on the inside of the covers (Bohemian Flower Fan Deck,
Flower and Berry Fan Deck).
Alter the screw head and flat back of the screw post with
paint or ink formulated for metal, or add a decorative sticker to the screw
Bohemian Flower Fan Deck -
Covers made with Shimmer Sheetz in Fire Opal Gemstones
(Elizabeth Craft Designs), embossed with Bohemian Collection folder (Sizzix),
colored with StazOn ink in Teal Blue (Tsukineko). When ink is dry, lightly sand
the embossed piece. Cut to fit cover. Make a matching back cover, or choose a
second embossing folder in a coordinating pattern. Reassemble fan deck.
Flower and Berry Fan Deck -
For front cover, alter Shimmer Sheetz in Turquoise Gemstones
(Elizabeth Craft Designs) with Piñata Color alcohol inks in Metallic Gold and
Passion Purple (Jacquard Products). Cut to fit cover. Alter a black flower and
berry peel-off (ECD #123) with Piñata Color in Metallic gold. Position peel-off
on cover, trim as needed. Add a Glitter Dot in Pink (ECD #7018) to each flower.
Use altered Shimmer Sheetz without the altered peel-off for the back cover.
Reassemble fan deck.
Snowflake Fan Deck -
Wrap and line covers with Eastern Elegance
Designer Series paper - gray and white pattern for the exterior; turquoise,
white and gray pattern for the interior (Stampin' Up!). Center Glitter
Snowflake peel-offs (Elizabeth Craft Designs #7055) on each large motif on the
front cover. Trim snowflakes as needed at edges of the cover, taking care not
to accidentally cut the patterned paper. Center a tiny snowflake peel-off on the
screw head. Reassemble fan deck.
**Tip: Eastern Elegance was not designed as a Christmas or
winter collection, but the motifs, like snowflakes, are six-sided. Don't limit
yourself to only seasonal papers when you shop. Any repeat pattern with 1"
motifs will work, though six-sided designs are the best option for snowflakes.
**Another option: Use Glitter Stars or other glitter
peel-offs instead of snowflakes.
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