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Earth Week: Recycled Packaging Mini Album

04/21/15

Hello Fancy Pants friends!  April 22nd is Earth Day so we are trying to create something “green” all week.

I used these packages on my project. I chose them because of their handy 4”x 6” size.

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Another theme on today’s Fancy Pants Designs blog is “Noted”. I’m so excited to share a project with you that I focused on using letters and words.

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I created a mini album for “Hanami”, our cherry blossom viewing. You can see Japanese letters and kanji on the cover page. Yes, I focused on the letters of my native language this time!

I created inside pages just simple.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Office SuiteVellum Paper

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Earth Week: Her World

04/20/15

What other way to kick off Earth week then with a To Die For layout inspired by my whole world (my daughter).  I know, I know I pulled a fast one and took our Earth Day inspiration to left field!

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I loved the patterned paper with the US print and I decided to roll with it, but in the globe die-cut shape.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my shape.  I then lined the back with pop dots to create some depth under the globe.

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I used the gold foil paper for my large die-cut title.  It runs through my machine like a dream!  Keeping with the globe, travel, around the world thoughts I had in my head I also die cut some airplanes in various sizes to go “around my world”.

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Office Suite

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Cards Featuring Summer Sun!

04/17/15

Hello Fancy Pants friends!  I’ve had my first little taste of the new “Summer Sun” Collection from Fancy Pants and I’m… well, giddy! lol Seriously, it’s adorable!   I love making cards and these bright happy colors and fun patterns are a card makers dream.  The 6×6 Paper Pad works fantastic for making cards.  Other ideas are already spinning through my head for layouts and fun home decor projects also… it’s just such an inspiring line.

Of course there are lots of beach themed bits of goodness in this collection but, as you can see by my cards, it’s very diverse.

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I’m loving being able to add accents with the gold foil paper.  It’s amazing what a statement just a little bit on card or layout makes.
The Brag cards, like this one that says “Thanks” on it, are always a great card starter. Just grab one and build around it.

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Again I used one of the Brag cards. There is no way I resist using these little darlings.  The gold print is so eye catching!  Mixed up with the gold foil paper and the little sequins it looks really great.

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I love when a line really inspires you to want to create.  This one sure did it for me.  Time to scan through  my photo files from last summer. I feel a layout coming on. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used : Summer Sun

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Alter Ego: Ribbon Spool Mini Album

04/16/15

Happy Thursday Fancy Pants fans! I have a clever little altered project to share with you today.

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I found this adorable idea while perusing Pinterest a while ago and pinned it to try out at a later date.  My daughter’s recent 13th birthday party provided a great opportunity to finally give this altered ribbon spool a shot.

I started with this simple spool of 1.5′ ribbon that I picked up at our local Dollar Store, and a couple of embellishments that I thought I may use.

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To begin, I removed the entire length of ribbon from the spool and then used my craft knife to separate the ‘lid’ or top portion (where the price tag was located) from the spool itself.  This will expose the round cavity in the center that makes up the spool on which the ribbon is wrapped.  I then decorated that top portion by cutting a round piece of patterned paper just slightly larger than the top of the spool to make it easier to act as a lid.  Cutting this piece larger than the ‘lid’ itself also gave me more space on which to add my embellishments (see image 1 above).  You can also see in the photo above that I decorated the bottom of the spool in the same manner and covered the plastic spool section with a strip of patterned paper.

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To create your photo strip, simply cut your selected photos into circles small enough to fit inside the cavity of the spool.  In this case my spool was slightly larger than 2.5 inches, therefore my photos measure exactly 2.5 inches  Cut the same number of circles out of coordinating patterned paper to act as the backing to your photos.

Remember that ribbon you removed from your spool? Grab it and lay it down on your work surface.  Measure about 2 inches of ribbon and mark that spot. It is at this point that you will glue the top of your newly altered lid.  Next to that, leaving very little space in between, begin to glue down your photos neatly and straight, keeping the ribbon lined up directly in the middle of each photo.

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Notice that I cut just a few more blank pieces of cardstock to act as journaling cards, randomly placed in between some of my photos.  I even decided to add a title page to my album, as it just seemed more complete to have one.

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This is what the back side of the photo strip looks like.  Nothing fancy, just coordinating patterned papers from the Flutter collection backing my photos.

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Once all your photos and backings are added to your ribbon strip fold them up accordion style like this and tuck them into your newly altered ribbon spool container (I have a total of 17 photos, 6 journal spots and 1 title page for a total of 24 circles added to the length of my ribbon).

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And there you have it, a sweet little photo box of sorts to store all your precious photos, and memories from a noteworthy event in your family.  This one is currently being loved and adored by my girl.  Thirteen is a pretty special birthday and this little photo collection captures all the fun, and giggles, stories, and gifts, food, and friends with whom she got to share her special day.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Flutter

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Pinteresting: Frame Collage

04/14/15

Hello Fancy Pants Friends!  Today I want to share my layout inspired by something that caught my eye on Pinterest.  I had a few favorite photos that I wanted to use for the layout. I could not choose the photo and decided to use them all.

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For my inspiration I choose this picture.

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On my layout I decorated handmade chipboard frames. For the base I used a thick cardboard.

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And now a few steps in the process.

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I really like the result!

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All that remains is to add a few cute embellishments!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Sometimes something you see that is not scrapbooking related can inspire you with your pages… thanks Pinterest!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: FlutterOffice Suite

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It’s My {Tea} Party

04/13/15

Hello Friends! I love hosting a tea party with my friends. It affords me the opportunity to spend time with them and to share special memories and moments together. This is my opportunity to make them goodies to show how special they are. The lemon, raspberry and pistachio colors of the Office Suite ollection reflect soft and feminine hues… perfect for the tea party!

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Each tea cup has a color-coded gift tag and decorated candy tin that matches the three flavours of the macaroons. The tags have the same base and design, just with different color Ephemera, Labels, Brag Cards, Insta Pack items and buttons.

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Start with a 3” x 6½“ corrugate paper tag. Add a small paper doily and a banner strip cut from Team Meeting paper slightly longer than the corrugate paper tag. Thereafter, decorate and embellish with various ephemera, labels, brag cards, insta pack items, ribbon and buttons. Some elements can be raised with foam squares.

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Here are close-up images of the three different color tags and matching candy tins decorated with a paper rosette flower, matching button and trim. The candy in the tins can be substituted with a small gift or a personalized message.

Adhere the green scallop label and the blue banner. Adhere the ‘Loving the Moment’ insta pack element. Raise the gold foil heart from the insta pack and the blue deer from the ephemera pack foam squares. Add a button and trim to match the pistachio macaroon.

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The second tag uses the ‘Mistakes are proof that you are trying’ word phrase from the ephemera pack. Add elements from the labels and insta packs as well as a button to match the lemon macaroon. Adhere the word quote with foam squares.

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The third tag matches the raspberry macaroon. Adhere the insta pack black deer on a pink background and the diagonal stripe frame. Add the black deer button on top of the insta pack deer. Adhere the ephemera element ‘never let go of your dreams’ to the bottom, left corner of the diagonal frame. Finish with ribbon and a button.

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I hope this has inspired you to create something special for your friends at your next tea party using the Office Suite collection. Remember to share your tea party projects using Fancy Pants Designs product on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Office Suite

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