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Deck the Halls with Trees in Bottles

12/19/14

Deck The Halls FPDWelcome, everyone, to the Fancy Pants Designs Deck the Halls event! For the last two weeks of December we’ll be bringing you inspiration for gift giving, decorating, creative wrapping, parties, and other out-of-the box projects. We hope you enjoy them, share your own ideas with us, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Hi Friends! Vicki here to share a fun quick project you still have time to do for the holidays.  They could be used to tie on gifts, wear as a necklace, tie on the tree or a multitude of other fun things.

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Simple, and quick… but so cute!   I’ll show you how.

Step 1:  Gently push trees into bottles, bottoms first.  (bottles are easily found at most craft stores and some Dollar stores)

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Step 2: Roll a scrap of paper to create a funnel so that you can add a little glitter.

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Step 3: Add small screw eye hooks into the cork tops

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Step 4: Wrap bakers twine around the top lip of the bottles and on the hooks to be able to hang the bottles. (* if your cork tops don’t fit tightly, add a bit of glue to the inside edge of your bottle before putting your corks back in)

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Step 5: Add stickers to the bottom of each bottle with a greeting, using the “Oh Deer” collection Label stickers.

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Now you’re ready to show off your little bottled tree greetings.

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These little trees are so cute… and who wouldn’t love a little joy and happiness in a bottle right?

Have a wonderful Holiday! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for helping Deck the Halls. Please keep coming back to the blog for the entire event.  Leave a comment on any post this week to win an Oh Deer! prize pack!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  Oh Deer!

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Deck the Halls with Globe Topped Cookie Mix Jars

12/18/14

Deck The Halls FPDWelcome, everyone, to the Fancy Pants Designs Deck the Halls event! For the last two weeks of December we’ll be bringing you inspiration for gift giving, decorating, creative wrapping, parties, and other out-of-the box projects. We hope you enjoy them, share your own ideas with us, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holidays, everyone! Jess here today to share an idea for a small gift… the perfect little something for friends, teachers, and neighbors.

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Sending cookies or other treats is lovely but December can be over-sweetened with goodies and I like to give a cookie gift that can be appreciated when the chaos subsides a bit! So why not cookie mix in a jar?

My globe top is half of a plastic Christmas ornament (purchased as a set at the craft store) with lots of smaller bits inside. The little deer and circle Toppers are folded and glued so they stand upright and the trees were just too perfect! I also added a cut doily, ephemera flower, and some sequins.  The sentiment in the front was cut from an Oh Deer! ticket.  You have to find some tiny items for these globes!

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Most of the recipes for jarred cookie mix are for a quart size jar but I found this recipe for pint size jars on the Loralee Lewis blog. I followed her instructions to fill the jar with the dry ingredients and used a patterned folder as a tag for the baking directions.

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I also die cut a ruffled top to go around the jar lid.  The best part of the globe embellishment is that I fastened it on with a single foam square so the globe can be removed and used again when the jar is empty.  Your recipient can tie it to a gift or even hang it on the tree!

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Happy gift giving (and cookie eating)!!

Thanks for helping Deck the Halls. Please keep coming back to the blog for the entire event.  Leave a comment on any post this week to win an Oh Deer! prize pack!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Oh Deer!

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Deck the Halls with a Brag Book

12/17/14

Deck The Halls FPDWelcome, everyone, to the Fancy Pants Designs Deck the Halls event! For the the next two weeks we’ll be bringing you inspiration for gift giving, decorating, creative wrapping, parties, and other out-of-the box projects. We hope you enjoy them, share your own ideas with us, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Hello Fancy Pants Designs fans! Yuki here with you today, sharing home decor projects with the Oh Deer! collection.

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I created a Holiday photo holder and handmade Christmas ornaments.

For the base of a photo holder, I pasted two 6”x12”sheets of patterned paper together like this:

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I decorated each 4”x6” section with fun products of the Oh Deer! collection.

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I made a small poinsettia from the Festive paper and added it to a 4”x6” Brag Card.

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I applied glitter glue to the surface of die cuts from the Ephemera Pack for adding little bits of bling.

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I love the cute Flair!

The Foil Paper and the Chalk Products are perfect for the Christmas ornaments. I cut 3” circles from the Red Foil Paper then I put 2 3/4” x 2 3/4” Circle Chalk Label Stickers on them. I decorated them with the Ephemera Pack, Button Set, Ticket Roll, and Confetti.

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Thanks for helping Deck the Halls. Please keep coming back to the blog for the entire event.  Leave a comment on any post this week to win an Oh Deer! prize pack!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Oh Deer!, Foil Paper, Chalk Products

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Deck the Halls with Black & White

12/16/14

Deck The Halls FPDWelcome, everyone, to the Fancy Pants Designs Deck the Halls event! For the the next two weeks we’ll be bringing you inspiration for gift giving, decorating, creative wrapping, parties, and other out-of-the box projects. We hope you enjoy them, share your own ideas with us, and have a wonderful holiday season!

We all have a ton of gift wrapping to do at the moment, right? This year I decided to throw out my traditional color palette and decorate using the Scandinavian minimalist vibe for my Christmas decor. It meant, though, that my gifts needed to coordinate too. Going through my Fancy Pants Designs Products, I found there were plenty of cute black & white goodies I could play around with to create the perfect gift wrappings.

Let me show you:

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Wrap your gift in cream butchers paper, add kraft and white paper strips down the center and tie with Bakers Twine. Take a Bracket Chalk Label, edge and write a personalized message. Decorate the edge with striped tabs and a white button and jewel.

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Using a permanent marker, decorate the craft bag with little trees. Decorate a glassine bag with a die-cut, pinked circle in Gold Foil, striped tabs, a sentiment drawn onto Chalk Tape, button and jewel and a typed message. A mini wooden clothes pin, ric-rac trim and twine finish off the bag nicely.

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Cut a bow from Me-ology striped patterned paper using Fancy Pants Designs FREE bow cut file. Punch a smaller circle label from the Large Circle Chalk label and decorate with a message using a white paint pen. Whilst it is drying, attach Scalloped Chalk Tape around a small craft colored gift box. Attach the bow, sentiment, lace and resin button to complete this special gift box. 

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Wrap your parcel in white wrapping paper. Attach a strip of kraft paper to the one corner and lay a piece of Me-ology Attitude patterned paper on top. Using a mini Chalk board tag, draw a graphic reindeer with sentiment and tie it with twine. layer a die-cut gold foil, pinked circle, tag and resin flower, completing another lovely parcel.

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When writing, doodling or drawing on Fancy pants Designs Chalk items, I have found the following steps will result in clear, non-smudged results:

  1. Wipe the Chalk items with a damp cloth, removing all traces of any residues from your hands.
  2. Rub the surface with white board-chalk.
  3. Gently rub the board-chalk from the item, leaving the surface slightly chalky.
  4. Using a good quality pen, doodle, draw or write on your tag with amazingly clear results.
  5. Let it dry and take note of the beautiful finish.

I wish you success with all your gift wrapping endeavors over the next two weeks. I hope this post has inspired you to try something different.

Thanks for helping Deck the Halls with us. Please keep coming back to the blog for the entire event!  Leave a comment on any post this week to win an Oh Deer! prize pack!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Artist EditionMe-ology 

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Tombow Swap Week Winner!

12/15/14

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Thanks to everyone who visited us last week when we swapped inspiration with our friends at Tombow… it was a really fun week for us!

And congrats go out to:

Submitted on 2014/12/12 at 4:31 AM: Very, Very cute!! I have been trying to decide on a fairly simple but heartfelt design for a Christmas Card to make for some family members. I’m not a very fluent card maker you see, but these look very very beautiful so I might give them a try! Thanks for Sharing :-)  Big Hugs!!  Reeah

Reeah, way to go! Please email “general@fancypantsdesigns.com” with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Tombow Swap Week Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

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Deck the Halls with Gift Card Holders

Deck The Halls FPDWelcome, everyone, to the Fancy Pants Designs Deck the Halls event! For the the next two weeks we’ll be bringing you inspiration for gift giving, decorating, creative wrapping, parties, and other out-of-the box projects. We hope you enjoy them, share your own ideas with us, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Beatriz here today to show you a few projects I create with the lovely Oh Deer! collection!

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First, I made gift card holders using the photo frames and brag cards. I covered the back of one of the photo frames with vellum and adhered it to a brag card, leaving space on top to insert a gift card. Then I just embellished the front with ribbon and die cuts.

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Next I created a hanging heart that holds a cookie. I cut out two hearts – one in patterned paper and the other in solid (this one is slightly bigger). I adhered the edges (leave the top open) and then I tied seam binding.

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To complete my set I made another gift card holder and/or tag and a box. These were very easy to make and they are ready to add your presents for the holidays!

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Thanks for helping Deck the Halls. Please keep coming back to the blog for the entire event.  Leave a comment on any post this week to win an Oh Deer! prize pack!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Oh Deer!

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