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Guest Designer: Tanya Privalova

10/31/14

Today Fancy Pants Designs welcomes Tanya Privalova as a guest team member.  We love Tanya’s beautiful style and she let us know that she had so much fun creating with two great creations.

Tanya lives in the Ukraine and has a lovely shabby, layered style that features lots of details.  She creates fabulous cards, layouts, mini albums, and altered items and you can find her at her blog here.

- What is your favorite kind of project to create? As you can see… I love to make cards and layouts. :) Cards can be very different… simple… or many layers and detailed. Layouts help to save the memories and make my wall in the room more beautiful!

- What is your current favorite FPD product? Oooh… FPD has sooo many products! I love very very much stickers. They are the perfect touch for my layouts. I love tags and die cuts. Of course paper is also very beautiful, trendy and inspirational!

- How has your work grown throughout the years?  First of all I started to create layouts… and love this very much till today.  My style went from very sweet, romantic and shabby and became more… American, bright and more full of meaning. I always try new tips, combine new patterns, and use new materials to have everytime new challenges for my creativity. :)

And now for Tanya’s projects!

Adorable Cake

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This layout was inspired with my summer passion: cooking! I cooked many pies, cakes and different other yummies. :) As an accent I decided to use kraft paper, sewing lines, some flowers and thread.

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One + One

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Here I used many die-cuts and beautiful tags, adding some white fabric and sewing lines. This layout was inspired with our summer photo… or remembering all the great walks this summer season.

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Life is Good

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With very fun photo about our hugs and love to laugh. Here I used many details with hearts. Also I added ribbon and a little rose for adding some more romance to my creation.  The thread on the tag I fixed with a stapler.

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Motivation Card

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I made this card with such sign… just because! I think this card can be a great creation for my mood desk. For the sign I chose different letters and added a sweet button-flower and a bow.

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Life is Better With Friends Card

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On this card I decided not to stick the sticker completely, but leave the ends not fixed.

 Clean and Simple Card

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Clean and very simple card with using buttons and corrugated cardboard.

Wow, Tanya!  You really blew us away with your beautiful designs.  Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: True Friend, Burlap and Bouquets

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Celebrating Halloween: Candy Wraps

10/30/14

Boo to you, Fancies!

I’m here to celebrate Halloween week with a project that features a lot of die-cutting.  I don’t do much stamping or any coloring, so I rely heavily on patterned paper and die cuts to add interest to my projects.  And today’s project is no exception.  I put together some fun candy wraps for Hershey bars that I’ll give to my nieces and nephews.  Because that’s exactly what they need on Halloween: more candy!

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I die cut a scalloped piece of paper for my wraps, and then also some 3s and 1s for 31, and then little happy words.

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Black corrugated paper from Fancy Pants is a must in any Halloween project!

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Monster-themed tickets from Fancy Pants’ Be Different collection are the perfect add on.

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And back to the black corrugated paper:  the funnest little spiders!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: 
Be Different,Me-Ology

That’s it from me – have a spectacularly spooky Halloween!

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Celebrating Halloween: Pinteresting

10/29/14

Hi friends!  It’s Vicki here today to share a little Pinterest inspiration.  It’s true that inspiration is all around us but oh, if there is anywhere that can get your head spinning we all know that’s Pinterest.   At times it’s easy to just lose yourself in it.  Sometime if you are looking for inspiration for a page or a project, try just looking through board themes you normally wouldn’t look at. You just might be surprised how much color and design inspiration you find in unsuspecting places.

My boys are grown and I don’t have any grandchildren yet, but I ran across this photo and found so much inspiration in it.

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Well, there is no denying the colors jumped off the page at me first and were a huge part of why I found it so interesting and inspiring.  But I also loved the way the three photos are hung on the wall. I noticed the straight lines of the frames and on the rungs on the crib.  The other things that drew me in were the curves of the lamp and the rockers of the base of the chair. I also love the mix of patterns and prints.  And most of all I was inspired by the animal print rug!

I knew so many of the papers and elements of the Be Different collection would be perfect for what I wanted to make.  Halloween is just around the corner. And although with us living out in the country we don’t get any trick or treaters, I always make up  something for a few special little ones in our lives.  So if you have grandkids, nieces and nephews, etc. that you want to make a little something extra for these are fun and quick.

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Inspiration: Curves of the lamp base and polka dots on the wall

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Inspiration: Animal print rug, and stripes

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Inspiration: Color

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This was fun. Pinterest is full of inspiration! Now if I can just learn to limit my time spent “being inspired” on there. Lol

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Products Used : Be DifferentKraft Bags

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Celebrating Halloween: Batty Altered Art

10/28/14

Hi Fancy Pants Fans!  I have some Spooky Halloween Decor to share with you today.  I created a fun little addition to add to my Halloween mantle which is mostly done in black and whites this Halloween season.

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I started my project with a simple inexpensive frame from Michael’s and painted it white!

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Then I created chevron stripes using this awesome tape and painted over the entire frame with black paint.  After the paint is dry, simply pull off the tape for a fun and trendy frame.

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I added a piece of black card stock where the photo would go and then cut three different sizes of bats with my Silhouette Cameo.  I used three different patterned papers from Fancy Pants.  I then folded the bats to add more dimension and used some pop dots to assure they would stay this way.  I added a straight pin to each one to add to the specimen look.  I cut the Spooky title to add to the frame and added a couple little banners from those Fancy Pants papers and Flair from the Everyday Circus collection.

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Here is an additional little tag using those same papers from Burlap & Bouquets, Everyday Circus, and the Me-ology Collections.

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I love how this Bat Specimen/Spooky frame turned out.  So fun and easy to create.  It’s the perfect addition to my Halloween mantle!

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Thanks for joining us today at Fancy Pants!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Burlap & Bouquets, Everyday Circus, Me-Ology

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Celebrating Halloween: Cards

10/27/14

Hi everyone Laurel here.  I love the challenge of using non-themed paper for themed projects.  When given the assignment of Halloween cards, I decided to go with black, green and orange as the main colors and then mixed the Be Different and Everyday Circus collections to create these three cards.

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I accented each with some stamps as well as some Silhouette cut files.

Of course the monster mash theme works perfectly for Halloween so I had to fussy cut one of the cute creatures from the pattern paper!

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I love the eerie feeling of a black crow for Halloween so I paired him up with some fun stamped images.

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Finally, Halloween is not complete without a witch. I like how the yellow stripes on the tag give the feeling of moonlight behind her.

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I hope I have inspired you to stretch your supplies and would love to see what you do for your Halloween projects!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Be Different, Everyday Circus

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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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