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Summer Card Duo


Good morning, Fancy Pants friends!  Jess here with a fun end of summer card duo.  I can never have too many thank you cards and these two are great for sending a casual thanks.

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The first focused on this sweet bicycle die cat from the Summer Sun collection.  I’ve been holing out on using this piece because I just love it so much!  I paired this line with one of my favorite oldie but goodies, Be Loved, and it worked beautifully.

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I used foam tape to elevate the die cut, added a twine bow, and a tiny heart in the basket.

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The second card is pretty fun! I thought the double ended tag in the Summer Sun Tag Pack was really neat and wanted to make use of both ends.  I decided to suspend it vertically in a window card.

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I cut the frame for the card, added the tag cluster by adhering each end of the strings, and then added thin strips of the gold paper to “sandwich” the strings and give the card a little shine.  The color scheme was entirely based off the whimsical pineapples from this line, which I adore!

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I adhered a gold matted Brag Card to the inside, which is visible from the window area.  The tag has some movement but the double strings on each end prevent it from turning all the way around.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Summer Sun, Be Loved


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Let’s party: On a budget!


Celebrating birthdays is an important thing in our home. It doesn’t necessarily means large expense…but definitely means big effort is put into making everyone feel hugely special. I decided to use that principle when creating this page about our daughters birthday. I set about designing a page full of interest without fancy cutting machines, or over the top scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at how I did it.

Celebrate 11yrs by Kim Watson

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #summersun #birthdaycrafting #scrapbooking

Using plain colored paper as the background gave my page a strong grounding, especially with the variety of different patterns used to make my birthday-themed, hand-made page accents.

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #summersun #birthdaycrafting #scrapbooking Let’s start with the balloons:

  1. Select x4 different papers.
  2. Hand cut them into balloon shapes, they don’t have to be works of art :) Anything similar will work just fine, as they are layered into a grouping.
  3. Cut a little white crescent shape for the hi-lights.
  4. Tie a length of twine onto the bottom of each balloon.
  5. Layer into a group using pop dots & tie the strings together at the  bottom.
  6. Add a little paper bow to cover the know & hide the adhesive.

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Now the little party hats:

  1. Cut x2 striped triangle shapes.
  2. Using a scalloped edge punch, make some little decorative strips as trim for the bottom of the hats.
  3. Use a few shapes from the ephemera pack to decorate.
  4. Adhere to the page using pop dots for dimension.

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #summersun #birthdaycrafting #scrapbooking


And lastly the little birthday cake:

  1. Taking a few patterned paper scraps, cut x3 layers for the cake.
  2. Add some white scallops to emulate frosting.
  3. Attach to the tag & add stickers numerals.
  4. Using pop dots, adhere to the page, push dressmaking pins into the foam dots underneath, acting as candles.

Now that your accents are all made, assemble your page. A few scattered sequins add festive sparkle…and don’t forget some journaling & stitching to finish. I am so pleased with the result & even more pleased that even when creating a page on a budget, it doesn’t have to end up looking plain. I hope you have found this post inspiring!

Fancy pants Designs collections used: Summer Sun, Office Suite


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Back to School: & Then We Had a Bus Route


Welcome Back to School to the kids, teachers, AND parents!  Jess here today sharing a big moment in our house.  My oldest is going to Kindergarten this year and the whole getting ready process has been exciting and a little emotional for this Mama!

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The photo is of the main elements of “big kid school” that we’ve been buying for the transition: a back pack, lunch bag, water bottle, lunch box, and new shoes. I knew this would be a “boyish” page and I needed to draw color inspiration from these items so I ended up pulling bits and pieces of several Fancy Pants Designs collections.

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I used brag cards, chalkboard bits, tags, and ephemera on top of smaller cuts of paper to create my cluster.

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The library pocket was such a perfect addition on a school page!  I used the library card for some hidden journaling.

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My title is a mishmash of alphabets, including my favorite Fancy Pants tiny letter stickers and that great gold ampersand that coordinates with the other gold elements I sprinkled on this page.

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Good luck to everyone going back to school and thanks for visiting the blog this week!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Be Different, Making Waves, Office Suite, Flutter


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Back to School: Two Pages!


Hello friends!  Alena is here today to share two layouts.

September 1st my son is going into second grade. As the time is fleeting!


For this first layout I used the older collection “Everyday Circus”.  I also added a button and a title from the collection “Be Different”.  The bottom layer under the photo is Kraft Bags


Next I did the layout of your favorite paper: Office Suite!


I used the negative, which remained from the alphabet. I pasted it on a black background.


I left a few letters on their places. Some pasted on foam pads.


It remains to add small embellishments.


Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Office Suite, Everyday CircusBe Different

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New Release: Happy Place & Wish Season



Today we are proud to reveal our newest two collections designed & created by our very own DT member Kim Watson and we know you are going to love them!!

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The first one: HAPPY PLACE is just as its name suggests, a happy, fun & eclectic mix of trendy motifs & patterns. You will find origami birds, graphic flowers, bold strips & hand drawn elements, teamed with fresh sentiments. Also you will notice we have introduced some BRAND NEW product lines to co-ordinate with Fancy Pants Designs product favorites that you know & love. They are fun & versatile, perfect for any crafting project!

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection  @fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection

Look at the cool page Kim created using the NEW Happy Place products. Don’t you just love the BRAND NEW Puffy stickers & Shaped Label packs? Did you notice our NEW smaller sized Flair buttons? @fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection

 Do you like pocket scrapbooking & brag cards? Take a look at these trendy cards, perfect for jotting down a memory or decorating your next craft project!

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection


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The second one: WISH SEASON is a whimsical mixture of holiday & winter motifs and patterns. You will find wonderful, traditional holiday items with a modern twist, as well as unique, doodled characters, hand painted patterns & hand drawn elements. Also you will notice we have introduced some BRAND NEW product lines to co-ordinate with Fancy Pants Designs product favorites. We know you are going to love adding these items to your holiday, December daily & winter crafting projects.

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection  @fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

Kim created another fabulous page using the NEW Wish Season products. Notice the super Countdown Label pack? Perfect for your December daily or paper craft projects; or our Faux Wood Chipboard elements & holiday themed Puffy Sticker items…they are a great way to add understated dimension & charm to your festive crafting.
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection  @fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

Next, our adorable holiday charms; sweet little Deer Charm & Snow Dusted Trees. A great way to add that special 3 dimensional touch to everything from cards, to scrapbooking to home decor~ think mason jars, snow globes, ornaments and more!!
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

And last but not least, our latest Journal designs, in the NEW 8×8″& 4×4″sizes. These can’t-do-without Journals are perfect for all kinds of memory keeping, from notes to ideas, quotes to lists, as a gift or capturing holiday memories. These versatile Journals are co-ordinated with our WISH SEASON collection but not theme specific, so can be used for any occasion.  AND, guess what is PERFECT for these fab journals?…DECEMBER DAILY ALBUMS!  Add the Countdown Label Pack and other embellies to a journal…WOW…amazing  new style and way to create your December Daily!

 We know you are going to love our new collections as much as we do, so get ready & watch the press for details. Expect to see these lovely products hit stores in October-November!  If you want them, please let your LSS store know so that they are on our list…we have super limited quantities on these seasonal collections this year!

STORES: Please note that these products will be added to our online shoppe this week.  We will be shipping based on order placement and will have LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS RELEASE! If you would like an order form prior to the shoppe update, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!   We chose to ship these lines at a later date due to the limited quantity we will have available for the season… don’t miss out!

Let us know what you think of these fab releases, and help us spread the word through Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram and we’ll be picking TWO lucky winners to walk away with some of these goodies in the coming weeks!!!  Yay for AWESOME new stuff!


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Back to School: Decorated Clipboard


Hello friends! Yuki here, sharing a fun Back to School project with you today.


I created this 8×8 clipboard using the True FriendBurlap & Bouquets, Artist Edition and Office Suite collection.


I put the flair from the True Friend collection on the Burlap Bow and glued it to the top of the metal clip. I also added two star Cork Shapes, too.


I created this part with Library Cards from the True Friend collection and 3×4 Brag Cards from the Office Suite collection. I just clipped the handwriting calendar using the Brag Cards to the Patterned Folder. It’s replaceable every month.


The Patterned Envelope is not only cute but useful. You can put your small items like a USB flash memory in it.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: True FriendOffice SuiteBurlap & Bouquets and Artist Edition


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