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Want2Scrap Swap Week: Day 5

10/24/14

Hello, friends! Today it’s Anna with you, and it’s my turn to show you the album made using a chipboard album base from Want2Scrap and wonderful paper from Fancy Pants Designs. I loved working with this chipbord album – it has the necessary amount of chipboard sheets (album will not crumple and flex) with holes already punched, and the set already includes three rings of the correct size.

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I started, as usual, with the selection of pictures (this time it is the pictures of my daughter from studio shooting), then I chose the Me-Ology collection for my album and cut ten sheets the same size as a chipboard album.

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The next step I outlined on paper the future holes with an awl using the chipbord album as a template – when the paper is glued, it’s impossible to determine where the holes are on the chipboard.

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I processed the edges of the album with red with white polka dots washi tape – to support the same pattern of one of sheet from the collection.

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Finally there is only one thing to do – to punch the holes and set eyelets with my Crop-a-Dile and set rings into their place. Done! Now you can do the most enjoyable part – work on the photos.

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Paper from the Me-Ology collection is very bright, saturated colors, all prints are very active, so I decided not to use a lot of elements. I chose a Clean & Simple style for this album – bright paper and bright photos – to save our bright memories.

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As additional accents I used three kinds of rhinestones from Want2Scrap – Amber Rhinestones, Dark Green Rhinestones and Baby Bling Rhinestones Turquoise. They are bright and shiny, wonderful accents, and they came to my excellent album about this little crazy girl.

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Check the posts every day this week for more Want2Scrap inspiration and don’t forget to visit the Want2Scrap blog to see what they’ve created with products from Fancy Pants Designs! Leave a comment on this post, or any post this week, for a chance to win the Oh, Deer! collection from Fancy Pants and a Want2Scrap chipboard album!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Me-Ology

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Want2Scrap Swap Week: Day 4

10/23/14

Hello Fancy Pants fans! Alena here today. My son has a girlfriend. Her name is Masha. Their friendship began in kindergarten.

Now, Nikita and Masha are studying in different schools, but sometimes walk together after school. On one of these days, I photographed them. The True Friend collection was perfect for my album.

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I used a Want2Scrap Grand Chipboard Album.

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I covered the chipboard sheets with white acrylic paint on the edges.

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I cut out circles using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I also used a lot of Pearls – Gun Metal.

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To decorate, I used the Ephemera Pack and confetti from the True Friend collection.

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Thank you for coming today to see a fun new album! Come back every day this week for more Want2Scrap inspiration and don’t forget to visit the Want2Scrap blog to see what they’ve created with products from Fancy Pants Designs! Leave a comment on this post, or any post this week, for a chance to win the Oh, Deer! collection from Fancy Pants and a Want2Scrap chipboard album!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: True Friend

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Want2Scrap Swap Week: Day 3

10/22/14

Hello friends! Yuki here today to share a new project I created with the True Friend collection from Fancy Pants Designs and a chipboard album from Want2Scrap.

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I used the beautiful 8 x 8 Decorative Design Chipboard Album.

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For my cover page I chose a beach photo and added a clear plastic page to the top for protecting it.

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Library cards are perfect for the journal space on the mini album.

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The Ephemera Pack is really useful for decorating the page quickly.

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I inserted the Patterned envelopes for the inner pages like this. You can tuck extra photos, tickets, or journaling tags into it.

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Come back every day this week for more Want2Scrap inspiration and don’t forget to visit the Want2Scrap blog to see what they’ve created with products from Fancy Pants Designs! Leave a comment on this post, or any post this week, for a chance to win the Oh, Deer! collection from Fancy Pants and a Want2Scrap chipboard album!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used : True friend

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Want2Scrap Swap Week: Day 2

10/21/14

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am thrilled to be showcasing some more of the Want2Scrap‘s  products together with the gorgeous Fancy Pants Designs True Friend collection. The Want2Scrap chipboard album and bling were great to jump start this fun album of some of the most memorable play-date outings for my little boy during 2014 with his favorite buddies.

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KimWatson+Happy friends mini 01The Want2Scrap Grand Rectangle chipboard albums have wonderful thick pages and are of a fabulous quality, perfectly suited for misting. The self-adhesive bling was a great way to add fall inspired shine, which compliments Fancy Pants Designs True Friend collection perfectly!

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I have a short tutorial to share with you, of the process I used to prepare the base pages for the album.

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Page #1 & Page #2:

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You’ll notice that for all my album pages I used the same format, making the album simple & fun to compile. I must say I love how the repetitive page layout and photo collages, make the album so visually pleasing.

Page #3 & Page #4:

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When printing my photo collages out, I set up a mask template up in Photoshop with the following dimensions 4.25″ x 5.75″. Once printed & trimmed leaving white borders, it fits just inside the misted rectangle shape on the all the right hand pages.

Page #5 & Page #6:

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Trimming down journal cards, not only saves product but makes the pages less bulky. The Fancy Pants Designs True Friend tags with their cute critters & sentiments, mixed with a scattering of sequins & gold self adhesive rhinestones, add wonderful whimsy to the pages.

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I am so happy with the way it turned out. The mixture of amazing paper patterns, adorable die cuts, sequins, mini trees….and tags, makes working with fall colors a dream! I hope this has inspired you to try something similar!  Thanks for stopping by!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to see other creative projects featuring these products. Please share your Fancy Pants Designs layouts and projects with us on our Facebook page… we would love to see them.

Come back every day this week for more Want2Scrap inspiration and don’t forget to visit the Want2Scrap blog to see what they’ve created with products from Fancy Pants Designs! Leave a comment on this post, or any post this week, for a chance to win the Oh, Deer! collection from Fancy Pants and a Want2Scrap chipboard album!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  True Friend collection

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Want2Scrap Swap Week: Day 1

10/20/14

Hello Friends! Today we are showcasing the Want2Scrap and Fancy Pants Designs True Friend product. The Want2Scrap chipboard albums and bling were great to create this album of my parents’ wedding photos from the 1960s. I used various embellishments from the True Friend collection  as well as upholstery trim from the local haberdashery store.

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The Want2Scrap oval chipboard album is thick and durable and easy to work with. The self-adhesive bling is convenient and makes the project pop! There are other chipboard album shapes in the collection, but the oval album suited the theme for the album I wanted to create.

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The gorgeous True Friend collection was the perfect partner to use on the Want2Scrap album of my family tree.

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Original wedding photos were used in the album. I was able to use the original old photo corners from the wedding album on the larger photos. These were adhered on the plain paper sides of the album with the smaller photos embellished on the patterned paper. The first chipboard oval included a 4×6 Brag Card, fussy cut diagonal strip from the 6×6 paper pad, stickers from Sticker Fundamentals, ribbon and a self-adhesive pearl.

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The second oval included a Library Card, fussy cut diamond strip from the 6×6 paper pad, stickers from Sticker Fundamentals, Tickets, a black button, an arrow and self-adhesive bling.

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The large Decorative Envelope was just the correct size to add to the next oval. I also included a  Photo Frame, button, Label Sticker and Ephemera elements. The chipboard edge was trimmed with upholstery trim and finished off with a simple bow and floral Ephemera element. More photos or journaling can be stored in the Decorative Envelope.

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The fifth and final chipboard oval included two 4×6 Brag Cards, self-adhesive bling, Flair, paper strip, Topper, chipboard Button and ribbon.

Don’t forget to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to see other creative projects featuring these products. Please share your Fancy Pants Designs layouts and projects with us on our Facebook page… we would love to see them.

 

Come back every day this week for more Want2Scrap inspiration and don’t forget to visit the Want2Scrap blog to see what they’ve created with products from Fancy Pants Designs! Leave a comment on this post, or any post this week, for a chance to win the Oh, Deer! collection from Fancy Pants and a Want2Scrap chipboard album!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  True Friend collection

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Add a Little Dazzle Swap: Day 5

10/17/14

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Welcome to the last day of our swap week with our friends at Add a Little Dazzle! Please visit both blogs all week to see some gorgeous creations and for your chance to win one of two fabulous prize packs!

Jess here today, with a fun notebook and card set that features some metal craft sheets from Add a Little Dazzle.  I love the quality of these metal sheets and there are so many colors you are bound to want to use them on everything.

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The metal sheets reminded me of the old craft of punching tin sheets for decoration so I created a punched “tile” for the front of my notebook.  It punched easily and cleanly with a paper piercer.  I simply wrapped the finished design around a piece of heavy chipboard.

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I also wanted to make a coordinating card to have a complete gift set.  This time I cut a bronze sheet to use as a mat on the front of my card and sent it through an embossing machine.

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I love these rich colors in combination with the Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets collection!

Thanks so much for coming by today. Don’t forget to head on over to the Add a Little Dazzle blog to see another creative project featuring these products. Want to win a True Friend collection kit of your own?  Leave a comment here AND on today’s Add a Little Dazzle post and we’ll pick a winner!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Burlap & Bouquets

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