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03/27/17

Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout I created using the Good Fellows line from Fancy Pants Designs. With two boys, I always need good boy lines and Good Fellows totally fits the bill. It was perfect for a layout about my oldest’s recent big hockey championship. Of course, the felt pennant makes the whole page, doesn’t it? Here’s the layout I created.

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Here are some closeups. I actually used some fun embellishments from the Joy Parade line. It’s so perfect that the Fancy Pants Designs lines coordinate so well together.

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This title is also from Joy Parade.

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More embellishments from Joy Parade paired with some from Good Fellows finished off the layout.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Fancy Pants collections used: Good FellowsJoy ParadeFelt Pennant

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Traveler’s Notebook

03/24/17

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I love memory keeping, not only photos of my son or my family, but also about my travel journeys and about food. I used a delicious ramen photo in this spread. This spread is about my Japan trip last fall.

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When I do some spreads I start with my color combo. I chose black and red as the color combo and you can find it within the Sweet Nothings collection.

I pasted the photo on the right side and also the story behind the photo. The other side I decorated with a hexagon paper cut that you can find it in the collection.

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I preferred not to make my spread too vintage and full because I wanted to focus on the photo and also the story.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Cuddles

03/22/17

Hi there scrappy friends!

I’m back with you today with a new layout I created with the Sweet Nothings collection!

Still working without my best friend, my sweet sweet Cameo… Oh how I miss her! But I’m guessing it’s good for some of you that don’t have a die cutting machine, eh? :)

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I wanted to do something with paper strips, but also with circles, so I thought why not combine the two? I cut up some of my scraps (finally I use my scraps I’m hoarding!!!) in strips of different length.

I chose three different black and white papers for my background. I took a big pot and drew my bigger semi circle (I know I know, it’s technically NOT a semi circle but bear with me here) with its help. Then I used it for my smaller semi circle too. I just eyeballed them and tried to cut a similar shape from both papers.

I adhered these on my background paper in opposite corners: a design I’ve done quite often but can’t seem to get tired of!

Then I just started placing my paper strips on my circles and when I was happy with the way they looked I slightly adhered them down in the middle and stitched over them with my sewing machine. This way I could lift up both ends of the strips to add dimension. I love dimension and texture on my layouts!

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I created a cluster in the bigger semi circle: placed my photo here on several layers of papers. I added some embellies around the photo, clips, tags, ephemera pieces. Glued my title below my photo – I’m running out of several letters in my Sweet Nothings Alpha pack so I have to think about titles for ages, even when they are so short and fitting as this one, ha! Awww this kid loves to cuddle! And he is very fair too, if he gives one of us a hug he will go to the other too for a hug! And I enjoy it while I still can! They grow up way too fast…

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Anyway, my smaller corner I kept quite simple. I just added a couple of hearts from the ephemera pack and done!

To finish it off I used the You&Me sentiment stamp from this collection to add some interest to the white strips in the middle.

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I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings
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Sweet Punched Cards

03/20/17

Good morning!

Nicole here to share some fun cards with you using the Sweet Nothings collection! I often forget about some of those tools I have collecting in my scrap space… especially my punches! They seem to be my most neglected tool of late. I grabbed three different punches and decided to use them to make some easy cards with the same basic supplies.

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I started with a pretty border punch and punched the edge of a few papers from the Sweet Nothings 6×6 paper pad. I simply adhered the strips to the top of the card front and added some simple tags to add my sentiment. Pretty simple and came together really quickly.

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Next, I put one of my small circle punches to work – using the same patterned paper from the Sweet Nothings 6×6 paper pad. I punched several pinked circles and layered two together and simply stitched them down to the card front. I added a little foam adhesive behind the top layer of the stitched circle for just a tad dimension and used the Sweet Nothings enamel letters for my sentiment – BAM! Another quick card done!

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My last card didn’t come together quite as easily, but by far it’s my fave! I used my trusty flower punch along with a scallop edge one and layered the punched papers together to make these fun and whimsical flowers. I added some foam adhesive between the layers and, of course, some simple stems stitched down to the front of the card.  I just love how fun and easy this one really is. Te dry emboss/scoring on the background took more time for me to worry about than assembling those fun flowers!

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I really love how you can pull together a few basic supplies and whip out a few quick cards very simply when it all just works!!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Repurpose Those Leftovers

03/17/17

Hello friends…Kim here with a challenge for you!

Are you like me and have loads of  leftovers of collections just looking for purpose? Well I set myself a challenge for todays post..to find a purpose for the leftovers I have from the super-cute, themed, Millie & June collection. So I thought with Easter around the corner, that I would get a head start with my crafting & come up with a way to transform the supplies into an Easter gift set. The colors are fabulous & the patterns super cute…I knew right away it would not be difficult to do.

This is the result!

Easter Gift Set by Kim Watson

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(Youtube process video to follow, see my channel or pop back to see this post once updated)

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The first thing I did was look for a whole 12×12 piece of paper. I would need an entire sheet to create the gift bag. Once folded, I die-cut the bunny face to fit the width of the bag, rouged her cheeks, drew her eyes & mouth and then made the bows from the convenient Millie & June die-cut paper bow set.

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The card was also super simple to put together. Using a strip of Our Garden patterned paper I cut a backing piece in the gold foil stripe & flipped the leftover piece using the floral side to cut a big pennant shape. I then die-cut a circle from the pennant, making a little window for the chick to peek out of.

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The accents consist of a trimmed tag (to hide the sentiment) & a few patterned heart ephemera; which reminded me of Easter eggs. Not having the correct stamp sentiment, I used the speech bubble die-cut & hand wrote Happy Easter, which finished off the card nicely.

So as you can see, repurposing your themed products is not as complicated as you would think. I hope this has inspired you to haul those leftovers out, with the purpose of giving them new life 😀

Thanks for stopping by the Fancy Pants Designs blog! Have an awesome weekend!

Fancy Pants Designs products used: Millie & June

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Happy Fifth Grade

03/15/17

Good morning!

How about using the Joy Parade collection on a first day of school layout?  Well, that is what I did here.  When I picked through the tags and ephemera I really tried to stick close to blues.  Of course, other colors were necessary but I did pretty good not bringing in too much pink, which is a habit of mine.

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I adore the colored balloons.  It sort of is a party for mama on the first day of school.  I may have shed a tear, but it was also pretty nice having time to get stuff done!  I used the banner as the string on the balloon.  I let this drape over my photos which helps connect the product to the story.  

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Another habit I have is layering.  Sometimes I get a little carried away.  But when you have fun product you want to use it all!!

Thank you for stopping in today to see how I used the Joy Parade collection.  It’s really bright and fun to use this time of year.

Mary-Ann

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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