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Thank you |Christin Grønnslett

Thank you |Christin Grønnslett


Halloween is over, but it doesn’t mean the season over for the Spellbound collection. So I have created a few brown paper bags with a mix of the Spellbound collections and a few pieces from last years collection Golden Days.


These treat bags are nice little gifts to say thank you. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Norway, but there is never the wrong time for gifts. Hostess gifts and other gifts are nice to have whenever you are invited over.



I used my Cameo to cut out leaves. I used the Internal offset feature to cut out a bigger and a smaller piece of the leaves.  Then I pierced holes and stitched with a sharp orange thread for some extra contrast.


Just the two leaves weren’t enough so I wanted to make it even more interesting. I used a fabric leaf, a gold ephemere from the Golden Days collection and a few other pieces from the same collection. I just used my printer for the text Thank you.


For my other bag I went with slightly different colors, but in this one I also used a square ephemera piece in the bottom.  From the Golden Days collection I also used a paper clip. I wis I would have hoarded these. I really love them.



FOr the text I cut it out on a watercolor paper and then I cut it out in a shape from an old template that I have saved. I loved this one old ephemera I had in this shape and traced it so I could use it for later.  It’s not always about the look, sometimes it’s just the shape that I love.

Collections used: Spellbound, Golden Days

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Thankful | Amy Coose

Thankful | Amy Coose


Welcome to the Fancy Pants blog, today I wanted to share a layout I created using the Take Note line. I used it on a layout of my sweet babies. I love that the Take Note line is so easy to use for a majority of layout subjects.
I used my Cameo to cut out my title, and added a few extra embellishments around for fun. I wanted my title to be the center of my layout.
thankful closeup
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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Take Note – Pop up Cards | Zsoka Marko


Hi there,

 I’m back today with a project I created for Fancy Pants. Our focus this time was the wonderful new collection Take Note, designed by the lovely Amber LaBau.
 This collection, as its name suggests, is all about planning, notebooks, school, books – especially the embellishments. The papers are mostly generic, so you could use them for any project really. And I’m in love with them! Gorgeous colors and patterns, you can come up with many different color combinations! Looking at the die cut pack I thought it would be a good idea to create some teacher appreciation cards.

I’ve had this cut file for years but every time I opened it, I got overwhelmed. There’s a lot of small pieces! But now I took the time to search for a tutorial on the internet, had a look, and all of a sudden it didn’t seem that complicated anymore! If you’re interested, you find the tutorial here.














It took a while to cut all the pieces, especially the small ones, even with the Cameo. I’m not big on planning ahead, and here I had to. So I planned out in the Studio program what piece I want to cut from which paper and colored the pieces so I don’t forget. Especially because I wanted to create 3 cards with 3 different color combinations. I didn’t use all pieces available in the cut file because I wanted to use some pieces from the ephemera pack of this collection.

 While cutting the files I started to assemble the cards. I used white textured cardstock as base for all of them to achieve a coherent look. Then I started working on the small pieces like the pencils and apples. I actually didn’t end up using up all the pieces I cut!


First I attached the patterned paper panels, the Thank You banners and the teacher labels – here I sewed on different cute buttons from the series.


Once done, I checked what die cuts from the ephemera pack I could use to decorate my cards. I started gluing these to the base, making sure everything is in the right place and is visible. For this I folded the cards at each step.


I love how they turned out! I’m glad I gave it another try because it was really fun working on these!

 I hope you like my cards!

Thanks  for stopping by!

 Till next time X
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Uranus | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Uranus | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning!

For todays project, I was asked to focus on the Take Note collection.  I have so many photos from school events that would have worked perfectly!  I narrowed it down to this photo of my boy and his science project.


I started with ONLY Take Note and easily expanded from there.  I have said before, Fancy Pants has so many collections that blend together.


I incorporated a few pieces from the Good Fellows Collection and alphas from Sweet Nothings.  I keep everything together by manufacture so it is easy to find what I need, all in one place.


Adding a touch of sewing really helped focus of the triangle cut of the paper and tie in a little more black.  Thank you so much for stopping in today.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Collections Used:

Take Note

Good Fellows

Sweet Nothings

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Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman

Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman


Teacher gifts

Hey everyone! Vicki here to day to share a little inspiration for a teacher thankyou or Teacher Appreciation Day gift.  The Take Note Collection is such a fun collection with so many possibilities.  This collection makes it easy to pull together a little something for that special teacher. Here is what I came up with.  The kids can even help with this.  A fun project  for you to do with the kids, that will be even more meaningful because they were involved in the process.

Adding these hand made pennants to apples is a fun and easy idea.  There are lots of great school themed pieces in this collection to create a Pennant top. When you’re finished, all you have to do is hot glue it to a wooden dowel or wooden barbecue skewers.

These kraft bags are fantastic for dressing up.  Mine holds a couple of Hersey bars, but a cookie, a note pad or a package of popcorn are just a few other ideas.

Teacher treat bag

In this collection there is a package of  Library Card Pockets and Journaling Cards. These work well for a personal thankyou note for the teacher as well as for a gift card holder.

Teacher gift card holder

Don’t forget to snap a photo when your child takes this to their teacher. This collection is just fantastic for school themed layouts!

Collections Used: 

Take Note

Kraft Bags 



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Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett

Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here with a layout with the wonderful Take Note Collection.


Back to school is usually in the fall so I used a lovely blue leafy background to go wiht the layout. Since the papers under the white leaves are so dark I wanted to keep the background much lighter.


I cut out one whole piece of the mat for the cutfile and didn’t adhere it completely to the white leaves giving it some extra dimemsion


It might not show much but this falls favorite book is Alice in Wonderland and sitting enjoying the book outside. I used mrag cards and library card pockets for my layers under the photo and even placed the photo inside a pocket.


The bookmarks are perfect too for layers. I only trimmed the ribbon slightly at the top.


I used the cork paper as a background to get an extra frame feeling and stitched all around the edge. It might be time consuming, but it gives the layout just a little bit extra.  If I feel I need more contrast I add a dark color along the edge, but if I have enought contrast like in this layout I go for a much lighter color when picking thread.

Collection used: Take note


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