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Giving Thanks: Teepees!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. fans and to everyone else, too, because we are really thankful for each and every supporter and fan that we have!  We really have been blessed over the years, so thank you all for loving our products!

Today I have a quick little project (AND A FEW KITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE – see details at the end of the post) that I posted over on Instagram a few days ago… a Teepee Wood Project!  I’ve always loved teepees and unique little forts since I was a little girl {and love to see my kiddos create their own} and when I stopped by a favorite wood shop last month ~ The Wood Connection ~, I found these fun little gems and just knew they would be perfect with our new Happy Place collection because of the unique paper and the adorable feathers, of course!


I picked two different color options because I didn’t want it to be limited to a season… the whole “I Love My Tribe” vibe is cool with me year round :)!!  Here’s the second version!  A little more spring/summer feel to it!


Aren’t they fun?  If you’re interested in creating one of these fun teepees, I still havea handful left… most of them were picked up early!  You can comment below and we can get you a PayPal invoice or you can pay by credit card.  They will ship out on Monday, after the Thanksgiving holiday, and are only $16 including shipping… yep!  The cutest deal around!  Thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoy your “tribe” and have the Happiest Thanksgiving yet!

{You can also see our “Glamper Wood Kit” on Instagram…a few of those left, too!  @fancypantsdesigns}

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Happy Place


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Giving Thanks: BFFs


Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US! Even if you aren’t celebrating this American holiday I think you’ll agree that it’s never a bad time to give thanks for our loved ones.  For me that means reflecting on the important relationships in my life and one of the most endearing and FUN to give tribute to is the relationship between my kids and my best friend’s kids.  Our older children are only 5 weeks apart and the young ones are 3 months apart in age and they are all thick as thieves!

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This photo was taken on a zoo trip when the four of them help hands, utterly stoked about getting to spend the day together. It’s not a perfect photo but you can really feel their camaraderie and excitement… priceless!

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My main photo area is a layered stack, topped by the 4 x 6 photo and a brag card.  I clustered these cool feathers from the ephemera pack and placed them over both the photo and brag card to unite the two elements.

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I added the large ampersand to the left to balance the feathers and reinforce the concept of togetherness. There are so many great embellishments in this collection!

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My title is simple and made up of three different sticker types.  Mixing fonts is fun!

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I sprinkled a lot of interesting embellishments around my page like the triangle tags, circles like buttons and flair, and rows of these small triangle puffy stickers.  All of these create movement and tell your eyes what to focus on.  Plus, they’re pretty cute.  😉

Happy celebrating today! Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit with us.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Happy Place


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Giving Thanks: Quirky Turkeys!


Good morning, Fancy Pants friends.  During this time of year we start getting really busy with all the cooking and holiday prepping.  Remember to reflect on what you are grateful for and more importantly WHO you are grateful for.  Tell them with an unexpected phone call, drop a note in the mail, or invite them to your festive holiday dinner.  I chose to document my son, someone that I am most grateful for.  It may be a little quirky (how I chose to document him) but, that is how we roll around here!



I used my Silhouette Cameo  to cut out this fun, quirky turkey with several layers of random Fancy Pants papers.

You don’t have to use a cutting machine.  You can use punches, hand cut the body and make haphazard feathers!  How cute would he be with those googly eyes?  Get crafty!  This would also be fun on the front of a card or a bit smaller on top of a pencil!  He was so fun to make.  This picture of my son matches the title perfectly.  Turkey being our go-to Thanksgiving meal, I felt the turkey and the title were appropriate.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: As You WishOh DeerNauticalBurlap and BouquetsTrue FriendFlutter


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Giving Thanks: Pumpkin Bread


Hello Fancy Pants Designs friends!  It’s that time of the year when  more than ever we are thinking about all that we are thankful for in our lives. There is so much to be thankful for, but today I’m extra thankful for the wonderful friends I have in my life.   I love to bake and  baking in the Fall… well, that’s even better. It makes the house smell SO good!  I thought it would be fun to bake a little something for some special friends during this Thanksgiving week.   Who doesn’t enjoy a little something homemade right?  I plan to make some larger loaves for those with families, but these small loaves will be perfect for some elderly friends in care facilities I plan to visit.   Being the season, “Pumpkin Bread” it is!

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Like I said, I love to bake… but dressing up these little loaves was even more fun than baking them!   I used the True Friend Collection to adorn them with paper border strips, buttons, tags, etc.

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To create the wraps I put around these loaves I just cut two borders, added a paper strip down the middle and machine stitched them together.

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I used flowers from the ephemera pack to create a tag for this one.  There are so many great pieces in the ephemera pack and Sticker Fundamentals sheet that work great for things like embellishing tags like this.

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This adorable tag from the Decorative Tag Pack would have been perfectly darling just as is, but I added a border, a paper bow and button just for fun. Why not right? lol

I enjoyed putting these together and I’m hoping that this small homemade gift during this week of “giving”, will brighten the day of those who receive them.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  True Friend


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Family Tree: Hello Happy Family


Happy Friday, Fancy Pants friends! This week has been all about family… our relationships and the ties that bind. Thank you for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to honor the precious bonds within your family, too!

Skimming through photos is good for the soul. Looking for some of my favorite shots for this page made me realise just how fortunate I am. Even though our little family is small… we have enough love and good stuff between us for a 10 person family. The hundreds of shots of their smiling faces are evidence of that. 😀

I am privileged that even though not perfect, we are there for each other without compromise… that tolerance and understanding are rated top of the list together with patience and open communication. Today I am reminded once again that love and forgiveness are a choice and our family is a great example of that.

Hello Happy Family by Kim Watson

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My page, created with the Happy Place Collection, is perfect for this line. The Ephemera, Puffy stickers, Flair & Patterned Papers are cheerful and oh-so-happy. I started off with bright paint splatters and stencil work onto a piece of white cardstock. Then added paper strips on the left hand side on the page, creating a colorful border.

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The Ephemera frames are a fabulous way to showcase mini photos as well as adding gorgeous color alongside my main photo. Diction stickers & Puffy Sticker shapes add an extra interest and dimension to the frames. A large red button with fussy cut leaves makes the cutest flower accent!

@KimWatson @fancypantsdsgns #scrapbooking #papercraft #happyplace #memorykeeping

A cool Brag Card teamed with a red tag make a great focal point and become part of my title. Amazing how a little wrapped twine is a great way to add dimension in a jiffy!!

@KimWatson @fancypantsdsgns #scrapbooking #papercraft #happyplace #memorykeeping

Flair, a die-cut label and the word ‘FAMILY’ spelled out using the large die-cut alphas, finish off the rest of my title. There are so many title options with the NEW Fancy Pants Collections… have you tried our NEW coordinating individual letter puffy stickers and the word stickers? For more info on those, check out our website.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Happy Place

I am so glad you stopped by our website today! Have a great weekend!


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Family Tree Week: Happy With Gran


Hello Friends!

Family memorable moments are important and I believe that’s why we scrapbook… to preserve these moments that define who we are as a family. Our family tree begins and is established with grandparents. My children and their cousins are blessed to have a Gran that shares her life with them and vice versa. Each grandchild has a special and unique relationship and bond with her, ultimately building and sustaining the family unit. This layout, using the Happy Place Collection, celebrates how ‘there is sunshine and happiness in my soul today because of you, Gran. This was definitely a ‘happy’ moment at her 70th birthday surprise party!


The With You sheet of paper created the base to start the layout. The open space on the paper allowed me to place the main photo and add embellishment clusters to complete the layout. As the paper had text it was not necessary to add much more, but it definitely is well suited to the sentiment between my mom and her grandsons.


The 6×6 paper pad is great to use to mat a photo. I used a single sheet trimmed slightly larger than the photo and then adhered this onto a thick piece of chipboard slightly smaller than the plain paper but larger than the photo. Using an embossing tool, deboss around the edge of the chipboard to create a bevelled edge for the photo. Use multiple tags, ephemera elements and a heart puffy sticker to create an embellishment cluster on the bottom edge of the photo.


Create a second embellishment cluster to the right of the photo with ephemera flowers, small circle puffy stickers and a flair. Add small circle puffy stickers onto an ephemera phrase to look like brads. Complete the layout with small floral ephemera flowers and a script word puffy sticker.

Capture your family memorable moments…good, bad and indifferent…because every moment and picture tells a story!

Remember to share your FANCY layouts created with the various Fancy Pants Designs collections onthe Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Happy Place


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