The dies require a little more finagling than you would think. Because they pop out, you're going to need a powerful glue or lots of 3D adhesive dots to make this work.
Using these dies, I looked at an assortment of challenges that I could utilize for inspiration.
Over on Time Out Challenges, they wanted us to use a quote to help make a card come to life.
So for my first card I wanted to use each of the pieces of the fan. I've had this vintage paper with a rose for the better part of four years when I first got into card making; I then pulled out my new metallic rose paper and paired it with this vintage paper. I then added in the "For My Friend" sentiment from Anna Griffin's Wild Flower box.
For my second card, I used Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. The inspiration photo was as follows:
I wanted to incorporate the blue, gold, and pink seen in this photo. I also wanted to take the fan concept and push it to the next level. So what's better than one fan? Two! I layered each fan with a second layer to make each fans extension appear different. The gold flower background was a paper I found in the clearance section at Michael's, and really helps out bring out the gold of the fans themselves.
I spent more time than I'd like to admit on these cards, so I wanted to make a card with a focus on finishing it quickly. This third card came out of that and the colors I've largely been working with (yellow and pink). Make the Cards Challenge #27 fit the bill perfect for the full inspiration.
It initially looked a little too simple so I added in the "merci" flag and the extra flourishes to push it to the next level.
The short answer, these fans dies are A+. While there is a certain delicacy of these cards, I know people will love receiving these cards with such dimension. Here are a few more pics of the cards to show you the depth of these cards.