Here are 3 views of the paper fan that I created for Terri Daugherty in a 1/1 swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art on Ning. This is my first time making a fan and it's involved but fun to do.
I used Laura Carson's tutorial: http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/2012/04/tutorial-romance-of-perfume-chipboard.html Laura makes spectacular fans and her tutorial is very easy to follow.
Each fan blade is approx. 7" long by 2" wide (at the top of the fan). I used very heavy chipboard to give it a nice, firm feel.