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To Die For: USA Cornflake


Good morning Fancy Pants fans.  Mary-Ann here – I am thrilled to be sharing with you today and a little nervous!  I decided I need to scrapbook this Cornflake.  Yes, I said Cornflake.  It is a big thing in our house for my son to collect the largest Cornflake in his bowl to share with my husband.  If my husband is out of town they are staged in a neat pile in the fridge for his return.  In this case, my son found one that looked like the USA. Of course, out came the camera.  When I saw the 3×4 Brag Card of the US and was given the challenge of using electronic die cuts or the beautiful FPD die cuts, I  could not resist!

Let’s take a look.



You can see from this close up that I incorporated both an electronic die cut and the USA letters from the collection pack.  My electronic die cut can be seen poking out from behind my layers of papers.



I actually layered the die cut under my paper layers twice.  There wasn’t enough going on with the stripes and polka  dots, I needed to add more! :o)


I also used the small round compass die cut from the Insta Pack.


Here is a closer look at the title of my page and my tag that houses my hidden journaling.

I hope you have been inspired to created a layout of something fun for your family and to use the beautiful bold colors that come in the soft palleted collection of Office Suite.

Collection Used:  Office Suite


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Alter Ego: Desk Inspiration


Hello Fancy Pants Friends!  Alena here today to share a project with you, using the new Flutter collection.

I decorated a wooden frame. Now it stands on my desk and lifts my spirits.  This is my inspiration… I love it!


And now a few steps in the process.


The frame I covered the gesso, and then white acrylic paint.


Then start decorating.



All that remains is to add a few cute embellishments!


Thank you so much for visiting today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Flutter

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A Spring Bouquet


Hello Friends! Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. While the Northern Hemisphere is currently entering spring, us in the Southern Hemisphere are entering fall. During this time Easter is celebrated and I have chosen a spring home décor that incorporates spring flowers.


The Flutter collection paper is colourful and vibrant… perfect to use to celebrate spring. I used a metal hurricane with a distressed finish, removing the glass tube, and added a rose and grass posy tied with rattan and floral ribbon. This was placed inside the metal hurricane.


Digital die cut flowers created the 3D paper flowers, cut from five different designs from the Flutter collection. Using simpler design papers ensure the flowers stand out against the busy posy of blooms and leaves.


Once cut, curl the larger petals with a pencil and the smaller with a wooden skewer.


Starting with the smallest petals adhere the flowers together, staggering the petals. Adhere these petals into the next sized petals until you have the desired look. Adhere a thin skewer to the base of the flower using a hot glue gun. Add to the floral posy. Add pearl beads or small buttons to the flower inners.


Create a cluster for the memo pin using the butterfly and ‘happiness’ chalk piece from the Ephemera pack. Add a small turquoise button and add to the memo clip.

Remember to share your spring projects using Fancy Pants Designs product on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Flutter


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Picture This: Spring Around Here


Hello everyone! Sherri here to share with you what spring looks like around our home.  For many, spring means sights of tulips, and daffodils, and budding trees, with signs of new life emerging all around.  Here in the middle of Canada, however, spring looks more like winter than it does like the beginning of summer and in our home it looks even more different.


I live with three competitive dancers. Spring around here brings signs of super full schedules, innumerable dance classes and practices, cheque writing, costume fittings, three big Dance Competitions, a few hundred photos, and a million little things in between.

I decided that it was time to create a bit of a keepsake to remember the craziness with which spring begins for our family so I grabbed, just a handful of photos from the three month experience and the newly released Office Suite collection and set to work.

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I knew I wanted a large title on my layout and these cardstock letters from the Office Suite collection were perfect.  To add a little more dimension to them I added some hand stitching with embroidery floss.

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When I have a longer story to tell I love to do it by running vellum through my typewriter and laying it over a coordinating piece of patterned paper.

As beautiful as projects of traditional spring are, with all their pretty colours and whispers of summer on the horizon, I know I can’t be the only one living in a climate where spring is more of a thing that seems to arrive overnight and be gone two weeks later.  I hope each of you has been inspired to create something beautiful to document what spring looks like in your corner of the world.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Office Suite

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To Be Happy…


Good morning Fancy Pants friends! My name is Mary-Ann Maldonado and it is my very first time with you as a FP designer. I have to say I am beyond excited.  Today’s layout is perfectly fitted to my design style, because I love to layer, layer and layer some more.  It is important to me to design with photos that I want to keep forever and to journal the true story on those projects.  I plan to bring you real life, from my little world.  You will see us at our best and worst.  Be ready!

The new Flutter collection is inspirational for spring all on its own, but I hope to bring you something inspiring each time I visit with you.  Lets take a look at my first creation.  Don’t show my husband this layout, he will be mad!  I have to tell you guys, he still makes my heart skip a beat, so pay close attention to my journaling.



The Brag Cards help with a jumping off point.  As I browsed through all of the cards, I looked for one that might be fitting for a title or to help enhance the title I had in mind.  I opted to let the card be my title.  I then used some of the other Brag Cards as my layering in behind my photo.


The texture of this paper is truly remarkable and a great base for a layout.  Once I completed my clump in the center of the page it seemed heavy.  I added the small paper pieces from the Insta Pack to anchor the top and bottom of my layout in a coordinating color and added buttons, sequins and machine stitching.


Using journaling strips in the same color or tone of your background keeps them modest yet still present.  I anchored the bottom journaling with that GORGEOUS yellow button from the Flutter Button Mix.  Maybe if we ask nicely they will mass product that by the thousands!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Flutter

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Noted: PCHEZ


Hello Fancy Pants readers! Jen Chesnick here today with a new Noted feature layout surrounding Alpha’s or rather, for me, large titles. We’re continuing with a week of spring celebration so you’re getting bold prints, bright colors, and fun!

Jen Chesnick- PCHEZ- Noted March

Large titles are a favorite of mine (I think someone knew that!)  I like to make a bold statement and then surround the photos with minimal embellishments.  PCHEZ, which she says Peaches, is my daughters nickname.  I used it for my large title in bold black.  I used a smaller second title for my girl because, well, she is!

Jen Chesnick- PCHEZ- Noted March- details1

I added even more emphasis to my title by elevating the letters with foam tape.  You can’t underestimate the punch of a giant title!

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Jen Chesnick- PCHEZ- Noted March- details2
You really don’t need too many other embellishments to steal the spotlight from a title like this but I sprinkled a couple of sweet ones around the page.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Office Suite


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