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Gift wrapping | Amy Coose

Gift wrapping | Amy Coose


Hi there, Amy here to share with you how I spruced up some packaging using the Holiday Hustle line from Fancy Pants. This line comes with all the bells and whistles, which makes it so easy to add some fun and personality to your packaging.
Fancy Pants Collections Used: Holiday HustleMillie & June
A small cluster of papers and embellishments backed by a ribbon was all I needed to spruce up a plain paper gift bag.
I added a third “tree” to the two smaller ephemera trees piece and along with a cut file of a snowflake to finish out the gold box.
Thanks for visiting the blog today, hope this inspires you to pick up Holiday Hustle to add some fun to your Holiday wrapping.
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Holiday gift boxes|Zsoka Marko

Holiday gift boxes|Zsoka Marko


Hi there friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a Christmas gift idea that you can create in little time if you have a die cutting machine.

I wanted to create some gift boxes for friends and family that I can fill with little things. I found this cut file at the Silhouette Design Store and instantly fell in love with it!

I used the wonderful Holiday Hustle collection – I mean have you seen the red foiling in this line?! So unbelievably gorgeous! You’d better believe me because red is my least favorite color and even I find this one amazing! Perfect for all your Christmas projects!


First I sized the cut file to the biggest size that fit on a 12×12 paper, then cut the tray from a black polka dot paper and all 3 boxes from different patterned papers. I also chose papers for the little plaques that read JOY. I did change the font to the Back this Font from Paige Evans, however I only used the outlines of it for my letters.

The tray was very flimsy for my taste so I cut the same size again from white heavyweight card stock, cut apart the black one and adhered the pieces to all 4 sides but not the bottom.


I folded the boxes and started decorating. I went through the embellishments and picked out ones that matched my chosen colors. I ended up with several tags for each box because I just couldn’t choose one! I used gold eyelets to attach all tags for each box, then added some twine. I also went through my ribbon stash which I never actually use, so this was the perfect moment to bust them out! Of course I would normally only do these last steps once I filled my boxes, but I am not sure yet what I will put in each. One will surely be filled with Lindor balls!




I glued some die cut pieces to the front as well just to add a bit of interest. And of course the buttons! I just had to! They are my most favorite pieces in the last 3 collections! They are cute as a button – see what I just did there?! :)


And that’s pretty much all I’ve done! Easy peasy but I find them so adorable!

I hope you like them and give these boxes a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time


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Holiday Wrapping – Mary-Ann Maldonado

Holiday Wrapping – Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good Morning!

I started my Christmas wrapping early and wanted to share with you what I have done.  I have scrappy friends that I will be giving some of these treat to and I embellished the with the beautiful Holiday Hustle collection.


I am gifting some of the note pads and albums that I have from Fancy Pants.  They will make the perfect journal or place to jot down ideas.


I took a Travelers Journal from Dream Big, and attached cut trees across the front with twine.  The deer head from the Office Suite Button Mix is one of my all time favorites.  I have been saving it for the perfect project.


I also embellished the Wish Season Large Journal as a gift.  A few of the Holiday Hustle ephemera pieces are the perfect addition.


This wallet was already in the perfect black and white box, so I added just a center piece of paper around the box.  Then added a  thinner strip of the city paper and framed it like art.


Seriously.  This gift box needed nothing after I added the paper with the holly ephemera and pom.  Simple can be just right.


I am gifting this to a friend.  Hoping that she will fill it full of her holiday memories.  A simple ribbon and tag are all it needed when paired with the large gold JOY.

Hope you think outside the ‘box’ when it comes to wrapping.  Using up some of your favorite scrapbooking paper might be just look you are going for.


Supplies used:

Holiday Hustle – entire collection

Dream Big – Travelers journal

Wish Season – Large Journal

Office Suite – Button Mix

Gold Foil 4×6 Brag Book

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December album | Nicole Nowosad

December album | Nicole Nowosad


Hello everyone! Nicole here to share an interactive December mini album with you using the Holiday Hustle Brag cards!

At first I thought this album would be a Christmas countdown project, but as I started working through it, it became an easy way to capture my family’s December memories AND a countdown too! I thought we could use it as a countdown and then go back in later, add photos, memorabilia and more to make it a December to remember project.

Countdown cover

I started by grabbing some of my favorite brag cards from the Holiday Hustle collection. I love the red foil on this one, so it only seemed fitting to be the cover for the album. I punched some holes along the top edge and used jump rings to hold everything together.

I created 2 chipboard “covers” for this flip type book, covered them with patterned paper and cardstock and then adhered some folded pieces of ribbon to hold the covers in place. This also added some stability for this book to stand on its’ own.

countdown bottom

I decorated each page in my album with a number and a few simple details. I didn’t want to go too crazy embellishing so I had room for photos and more later on in the process.

countdown 6

Some pages are more filled in and others are more sparse, with some stamping or even just a stitched border.

Countdown 12

And a few are just the brag cards themselves for a filler like page. I added some glitter to the words on this one using some glitter glue.

Countdown 9 add glitter

Now, I have a countdown book AND a place to hold those memories when it is all said and done! Such a quick project to do this time of year, when time seems to fly so quickly!

Collections used:

Holiday Hustle

Merry & Bright






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Christmas Countdown – Vicki Chrisman


Hello friends!

I love making home decor projects with my Fancy Pants Products, and my favorite time of the year to do that is defiantly Christmas!  The new Holiday Hustle Collection is so fun and inspiring for all kinds of projects. When I saw the Chipboard Number Set/ Countdown, I was totally inspired to create a Christmas Countdown of my own. I found this 15″  wood tree at Hobby Lobby as my base, ( but it would also be super easy to make with paint sticks or yardsticks).   .

Wood countdown tree

Of course the point, is to make your way down to the big day 😊  So…. this ephemera piece could not have been more perfect.  I added it to the  tree with foam squares so it could stand off the wood a bit.

Wood countdown tree close 1

There are all kinds of great ephemera pieces in the Ephemera and Tag Packs. I added a piece of wire to the top of this tag and tied on a little bell.   The number pieces are sticky back but I added mine to the tree with foam squares, so that it would give more space for the hanging piece.

Wood countdown tree close 2

I used many of the metallic red pieces from this collection, so in keeping with that, I used rub on red metallic on the wood star I added to the top.

Wood countdown close 3

This is a fun project as a gift for the  kids or  grand kids, as they count down to the big day, or a project they could do with you.

Collection Used:

Holiday Hustle


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Thankful | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Thankful | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning!

Typically, when I think of the word ‘Thankful” I think of Fall, Thanksgiving and hanging out with my family.  But for this project, I wanted to think outside the box of the typical oranges, yellows and reds.  I went with PINK!  My mom’s favorite color.  This past spring, we had a great girls day out.  Even my pup, Flo got to go along for the ride.  I think she makes the entire picture!  The way she popped up between us to get in the photo too.



I wanted to create a large title at the bottom of the page.  I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues for the polka dot heart and the word Thankful.  Then, with random Thickers and ephemera, I finished off the large title.


I combined both Hello Sunshine and Joy Parade to document this fun day out with my mom.  I don’t often get photos of us together.  I am happy for this day.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used:

Hello Sunshine

Joy Parade


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