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Fancy Cuts: Beach Love


Hey everyone, Nicole here to talk about fussy cutting. Truth is, fussy cutting is one of those techniques that don’t often get too much attention on my pages, but you can really stretch your supplies (and paper stash) by fussy cutting out images for your pages!

I was inspired by the floral paper (Fancy Floral) in the new Life is Beautiful collection for my page.

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I started cutting flowers from the top edge of the paper – no flowers were spared. I cut half flowers and even smaller little ones to add in clusters on my page. I added my photo first and then adhered my fussy cut flowers in a row across my page, surrounding my photo.

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I used some foam adhesive to pop some of the flowers up and then tape runner to tuck some of the half flowers slightly under my photo or along the edge of my papers to make them appear to be full flowers.

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I hope you are inspired to get your scissors moving and fussy cut some of that pretty paper in the
Life is Beautiful collection!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful


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With summer in the air & parties being planned, I have some cute ideas you might want to try using the uber fun & oh-so-girly collection, Millie & June.

You’re Invited party set by Kim Watson 

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I created these items for a friend’s little girl turning 12 years old. There are invites, thank-you tags, decorated straws & a rosette for the birthday girl. Let me show you the individual items.

Decorative Straws by Kim Watson 

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Using the Millie & June Paper Bow set, I decorated paper straws. They are so simple to use…all you need to do is remove them from the packaging & glue them together. Hot glue attached them to the paper straws making them secure enough to handle the festivities.

Birthday Invite by Kim Watson 

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The actual invite is made from layered patterned paper & a vellum pennant. Puffy decorative stickers, puffy apha stickers & ephemera was everything I needed to put the invites together. Using the ‘to & from’ journal spots I added the party date & other information.

Thank-you tag by Kim Watson 

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I made these tags to attach to appreciation gifts. I used the cupcake tags to write ‘to & from’, making sure to remember all the guests. The decorative puffy stickers, puffy sticker alphas & ephemera make these little tags so pretty to look at, attached to their respective gifts.

Rosette for the birthday girl by Kim Watson 

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To create this 3D rosette, I used the rosette ephemera and added layers to it. Die cut pinked circles, attached with foam squares, creates super dimension to this piece. Extra pennants from patterned paper, vellum & glitter washi tape add the finishing touches. Bethany is going to feel extra special wearing this on her special day!

So we are all set…Bethany has no idea what is planned for her special day. Inspired by Millie & June color scheme, we have made sure the party decor & even her cake will co-ordinate perfectly. I hope this has inspired you. Thank you for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Millie & June



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Spotlight on Ephemera


Hi everyone, Jess here with a Spotlight layout that focuses on the Ephemera Pack of the Life is Beautiful collection. My favorite part of each collection is the ephemera and whenever I tear into a new line I reach for that first. There are always so many fun bits and pieces that range in size and can be used for accents, focal points, layering and even titles.

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You can see that I really used a ton of the ephemera pack on here.  I began with using doilies to mat parts of my photo area.  I combined them with fussy cut flowers tucked into my layers to blend the shapes.

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I added several of the more whimsical images like the bike and balloons because they fit the theme of this young daycare group of kids.  And they’re just darn cute!

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I surrounded my entire photo mat area with clusters of ephemera and other small embellishments.  This design really works well for one central photo that you want to feature.

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I also added more ephemera pieces to each of the separate corner areas.  Pop dots or foam tape are your friend with this many little bits and pieces!  I like having layers and levels to my embellishments.

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It’s amazing how the pieces of ephemera can actually dictate your overall design and make the page.

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If you’re ever waffling on if you NEED that ephemera pack, trust me, you do!!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful

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Picture This: Playing With 4 Photos on 1 Layout


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This is the way I play with four photos on one layout. This time I scrapped the photos of my son’s second birthday party at my house. I placed some of the photos of Jasper right in the middle but not in one row. I placed it little bit randomly.

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I used pattern papers that perfectly match with my pattern paper background to make the photos blend together with the background. I suggest not using super busy pattern papers. Choose the paper that has similar color or design with the background.

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After that I decorated the photos using some favorite word puffy stickers, tags, ephemera die cuts and enamels dots that you can find in the Life is Beautiful collection and also Millie & June. Because you already have four photos make sure not that much decorates your photo. Remember your photo is still the hero in your layout.

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To make a big title for this layout I chose chipboard alphas and pasted it on the right side near the photos… paste it top to bottom.

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Have fun creating scrapbooking layout using four photos or more! Hope this post can inspire you to create one. *wink*

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is Beautiful, Millie & June


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Happy Father’s Day, Good Fellow!


Just a quick post to wish all the Dads, Grandpas, Step-Dads, Uncles, Brothers and Friends a Happy Father’s Day!  We hope it’s a great day for all and that your families treat you extra special today!

Here’s a quick and easy card we made up for Mr. Fancy Pants 😉 featuring our awesome Good Fellows Collection!



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Celebrating Dad: Best Dad


Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout and card to wrap up our week of celebrating dad!  I was excited to create a layout about my hubby and what an amazing dad he is.  The Good Fellows line, of course, was just perfect and so fun to use for my projects.  Here’s my layout.

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Here are some closeups.  This line has some awesome tags and extras to go along with it.

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I used the ephemera pack to add some fun details to my layout, along with some of the fabulous Washi tape.

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I used the same basic design that I used on my layout to whip up a quick card as well.

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Thanks for visiting the blog and enjoy celebrating your dad this weekend!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Good Fellows

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