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Have you had a chance to check out our new lines Office Suite and Flutter yet? I’m really loving the new textured papers and the gold foil prints!

I dug into Flutter as soon as I got it. I am partial to jewel tones and Flutter is rich with these colors!

I chose to focus on the teal, navy, and gold pallet for this layout:

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Gold is hot right now and it adds such warmth and shine to our papercrafts.  I’ll admit I’m smitten with it at the moment! The Flutter chevron gold foil paper is going to be hoarded in my scrap room!

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I love all the ephemera pieces and bits from the new Insta pack, too.  Most of my designs use a lot of “stuff” so I appreciate accents that I can cluster and layer for points of interest throughout my page.

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My title is partially letters from the punch-out alpha sheet included in the collection pack and the chipboard letters are some oldie but goodies from Fancy Pants.  I might cry when I finally run out of those!

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I finished off with a smattering of enamel dots and a drawn border for a touch more gold.  Because you can never have too much sparkle!

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Keep your eyes peeled for Flutter in the next few months… it will be hitting the shelves before you know it and we’ll be showcasing lots more projects right here on the blog!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Flutter


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Are you the WINNER? Sketch #7


Each month in the Fancy Pants Designs newsletter & here on the blog, you will find a new sketch contest. This month we switched things up a little & decided to post our winner, as well as a selection of beautiful sketch entries that caught our attention, here on the Fancy Pants Designs blog for all you, our fans, to enjoy!

This sketch No. #7 designed by our talented DT member, Jenny Evans.

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Please congratulate our winner…Kristin Tuttle-Greenwood‎ on her gorgeous page, All That Awesome, using our Be Different collection.  Her use of bright red circles, variety of tags & 3D layering makes her page a real show stopper! Kristin, please email your postal details to, so we can get you a little something in the mail.


Kristin Tuttle Greenwood layout

Kristin Tuttle-Greenwood

Here are a selection of other gorgeous entries that we know you are going to find inspiring. Don’t you just love how each designer’s take on the original sketch, is so completely different?

Becky Joan

Becky Joan

Leeann Thornton layout

Lee-Anne Thornton

Celeste Brodnik layout

Celeste Brodnik

Kathleen Skou layout

Kathleen Kelley Skou

Monique Liedtke‎ lauout

Monique Liedtke

Christin Grønnslett layout

Christin Grønnslett

Many thanks to our wonderful fans who share their gorgeous work with us on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page & tag us with #fancypantsdesigns on Instagram. We LOVE seeing your projects & how you use our products. We encourage you to keep on posting, you might just be our next ‘Featured Fan’.

Thanks for stopping by!


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New Winter Releases Day 2!


Hello, again!  After looking at yesterday’s comments, I’m thinking you were loving our new Flutter collection!  So excited about your kind comments!

And I’m also VERY excited to show you another totally FANCY collection we’re adding to our 2015 Winter Release ~a trendy little line called~

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Oh how I really, really ADORE this line!


This line is so, so easy to use.  The basic graphic patterns, amazing textures and color scheme are heavenly!  Don’t you think?  Here’s a look at the fun patterns—and don’t forget–our new papers are TEXTURED!  Even on the 6×6 pads, too!


And just look at these embellishments to match!  Ah-em…for our USA fans…we’ve created the coolest die cuts of every. single. state. {or territory-includes DC and Puerto Rico} of the USA!  Woo-hoo!  Check out how stinkin’ cute they are!

Ooh, ooh! Do you see all the GOLD accenting…it’s on the flair, in the ephemera, paper…and on… loving this look–soft pastels with bold black…so stylish!

Oh…and the deer head button and the “&” button…yep…all custom for this amazing line!


Okay…so do tell us, again, what you LOVE or MUST HAVE in this new collection!  We’re ready to give away more!  And…just a little head’s up…next week…we have TWO MORE LINES TO SHARE!  Yep…all new SUMMER designs…they are FRESH and SUMMERY!!  Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!!!


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New Winter Releases!


Hello Friends!

We’ve been a little absent here on the blog lately, but it’s all for good reason…we’ve been busily working on creating ALL NEW collections for you!  And… you’re going to


Our first collection to share today is a very whimsical and absolutely adorable line called

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Seriously loving the playful nature of this new line!  It really just makes me HAPPY!


I want to introduce 8 new papers in the Flutter collection with an ALL NEW  textured feel!  Yep…we’ve added  TEXTURE to our papers and we love it!  It’s going to add just a wee bit more delight to all of your projects!


And check out all of our fun embellishments…all new GOLD LEAF FOILED designs and solid paper…totally cool ransom style alpha with a bazillion pieces {not really, but it looks like it!} and different product mediums have been added to our ephemera and other packs to make them truly unique and easy for adding dimension and texture to every project!  Yayness!


Last, you might have noticed our Insta Pack—what’s that you ask?  Well, see below…our Insta-Album—the two go hand in hand…and we pretty much think they are awesome!  It’s the most simple and fun way to store your printed Instagram photos!  The album photo protectors are 3×3 in size and the Insta-Pack pieces will all fit right into that dimension, too! Oh, my! HEART!

And, our totally hip and square clipboard is going to be a must have for your home dec projects!  So cool!


WOW!  That’s a lot of BRAND NEW PRODUCT!  I hope that you’ve enjoyed our FIRST sneak peek of the week…with more to come!

Leave a comment below if you’re just loving these new products as much as we are!  Then, if you’re our lucky, randomly selected winner, we’ll be sure to get you a little taste of the latest Fancy Pants Designs products! CELEBRATE!

Thanks for being dedicated fans…we really do FANCY you all!


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Embellished Buttons


Hello Fancy Pants Designs fans!  We hope that you are having a fabulous new year and thought this gorgeous card was a wonderful way to use up your remaining holiday bits and pieces!  We just love how Alena created something so unique from a holiday line and totally pulled off this New Year’s Card!  And…be sure to tune in the rest of the week as we will be sharing our ALL NEW releases with you…YES!  It’s finally here…new releases!  {And, since we didn’t have the chance to attend CHA this year, you’re all seeing it for the first time!}  So stop by tomorrow to check them out…there just *might* be something in it for a winner or two :)!

Alena here today.

I want to share with you the idea of how to make cute decorations for your creations.

1. Prepare a few buttons of different sizes.


2. Cut patterned paper circles that are slightly smaller than the buttons.


3. Then just glue the circle to the button, as in the photo.


4. I also like to use the round sticker alphabet. It turns out very nice!


5.On this card I used one of these buttons.


Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Oh, Deer!

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Deck the Halls Winners!


Deck The Halls FPDA big thanks to all of you who visited and commented during our two week Deck the Halls event.  We had a great time bringing you ways to celebrate and decorate for the season.

Please join me in congratulating these two winners!

1.  Janet C.  -  Submitted on 2014/12/17 at 6:13 AM
The brag book is wonderful and those ornaments are just as cute as can be!

2.  Cynthia B.  -  Submitted on 2014/12/28 at 9:14 PM
Perfect use for paper scraps! I love all the goodies you’ve included on each banner flag. Awesome project!

Please email “” with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Deck the Halls Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

Cynthia B.

Perfect use for paper scraps! I love all the goodies you’ve included on each banner flag. Awesome project!

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