I've been having fun making some fast favors for a 4th of July party we are invited to. All my inspiration came from magazines this week. I saw the fans in Martha Stewart Living (page 44 July 09 issue) and the Lifesaver firecrackers in Family Fun Magazine (page 20 July 09 issue). I just tweaked it to make them mine.
I found the best deal on the paper fans from http://www.houserice.com/. I purchased some extra so you will seeing them again some time. They just scream Geisha Anya. I thought they needed a string so you can carry it around your wrist when not in use. Thus the tag was born. I did also stamp the bamboo front and back piece with red Stazon. I don't recommend this unless your brave. The bamboo isn't flat and very slick, much like stamping on acetate the way the stamp slips so easily.
Stamps: Papertrey Let Freedom Ring, Simply Stamped
CS & Ink: SU Real Read & Night of Navy
Circle Punches: 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/8
The Lifesaver firecrackers were so quick and easy. It's just a 3.5X3 inch piece of paper then add a 3X1.5 band for interest. The sparkler top is a Wilton Patriotic Foil Fun Pix (12 for .99) stuck down through the middle of the Lifesaver roll. Do you have any idea how hard it is the find a roll of Lifesavers anymore? All you see is the gummie ones anymore. If you are going to make a lot I would check Sams of Costco. I will have to see if any of the dollar stores have them.