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It is not often that I get together with my paternal grandparents and my mom.  So I had to show my gramp how to do a selfie!  Our heads look the biggest, but it was still a great picture of some of my favorite people hanging out together.  When applying the photo to a layout I did not want to go too girly, so I brought in the dark blue as an accent.  Scattering the blue around my layout helps draw your eye around the entire page.



I added lots of tiny embellishments tucked behind a paper layer towards the top.  Some of the words on the ephemera were not quite what I wanted, so I strategically placed the other pieces to cover what I did not want shown.  I used several of the tags but did not want to leave the holes open… plugging them with the coordinating enamels took care of that!


Take a look at the white paper with tiny hearts.  Not only do the hearts provide pattern but the paper itself is textured, giving it even more substance.  I just love it.

Next time you are with your family try to get a large group selfie.  Thanks for stopping by.

Fancy Pants Design collection used:  Millie & June


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Wrap Star: Boxes & Bags


Hi everyone, Amy here to share some easy wrapping ideas.  I love being able to give a gift that is personalized and using Fancy Pants products makes it easy as can be.  Here is what I created:


I grabbed the Millie and June line and of course some of the Life is Beautiful line to decorate two gifts wrapped with butcher paper and one of our glassine bags.  Here’s a closer look at each one.

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Hope these inspire you to try using our products to create your own personalized gifts!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Millie & JuneLife is Beautiful

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Pinteresting: Beautiful You


Good morning! Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration. You can virtually find inspiration in so many things on Pinterest that it’s easy to get lost there! I love heading over to Pinterest and pinning things that would a great jumping point for a layout!

I have one of my recent favorite pins to share with you today, along with how I used it to create my layout!

I love sewing projects for inspiration. There are so many great patterns and color that can be found in quilts, I often find a lot of inspiration from pieces like this one:


As you can see, there are lots of great lines in the quilt. That sparked my interest and I decided to trim some pieces of patterned paper from the Millie and June collection for my project. I trimmed 1/2″ strips in varying lengths and then pieced them together into a quilted like pattern. I didn’t want to fill the whole page so I worked from one side to the other to create the background.

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Once my strips were down I added some stitching and then a title using the awesome epoxy words from the
Happy Place collection and my new favorite letters – the chipboard alphas in the Life is Beautiful collection.

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Because the background is pretty busy I kept the rest of the page fairly simple, adding some layers behind my photo and a few simple embellishments. I like how this came together and is different than the pages I have been creating lately! I like trying new things and even just laying out some simple strips of paper in different ways – you could take this in a bunch of different ways!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: 
Millie & JuneHappy PlaceLife is Beautiful

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fancy cuts: Hey Girl!


Hello everyone, I am excited to be sharing on the Fancy Pants Design blog again. I kick off this gorgeous week with a Fancy Cuts project! I loved putting this page together…want to know why? When faced with the gorgeous array of patterned papers from the Life if Beautiful collection, I struggled to choose just a few. I however found a solution by not choosing at all…I just used them all LOL! The cut file I selected made feat this possible. Let me show you how.

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This is the page “Hey Girl”, a fun colorful page that is going in a frame. I love that it perfectly captures her personality at 12 yrs old.


Using white cardstock, I cut the file & filled each gap with patterned paper. For variety, you’ll notice I added some watercolor patterns to the B & W pindot paper, as well as a few plain colors for balance. Machine stitching made sure each little piece stay where it was supposed to :)


The super woodgrain chipboard alphas made a great focal area at the top of the photos drawing one’s eye to the cluster. Layers of patterned paper, tags, ephemera & puffy stickers create dimension & interest.


Don’t you just love the gold foil puffy sentiment from the Millie & June collection? A Flair button, puffy stickers & ephemera, finish things off nicely here.


I used this little tag cluster with a mini bow, ephemera, tag from Attwell & puffy stickers was all I needed to finish off the asymmetrical page design. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have found my project inspiring! Happy Monday!

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





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6 x 6: Boyish Grin


Happy Friday, everyone! I’m rounding out the week of 6 x 6 inspiration with this fun page about my kiddo’s boyish grin.  I think you’ll agree he’s pretty charming!

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The only non-6 x 6 paper I used on this page was the background cardstock.  The rest are cuts of the Good Fellows 6 x 6 paper pad.  I played around with a grid design for a while before settling on this 4-corners diagonal pattern.  I did very lightly draw lines to find the quarters of my 12 x 12 background before measuring out the corner parts to make sure they were even.  I placed the full 6 x 6 sheet down on each corner and then trimmed the corners along my cardstock edge.

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I made use of the white center diamond by adding my photo area partially over it and partially overlapping the patterned corners.  I also stitched around each other corner areas to add definition and unite them.

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I surrounded my photo mat with more layers of 6 x 6 papers and lots of embellishments.  I added dimension with low layers like washi tape and elevated layers like pop-dotted ephemera.

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I balanced the photo mat area at the top by adding a smaller cluster and a bit of journaling. You can see one of three sets of three enamel dots that I added around the page… these also add a cohesive element that draws the eye around the design.

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My favorite feature is the title placement, which really was dictate by the diagonal lines of the paper placement.  It was perfect to fit these chipboard letters and adds a fun, bold look to that corner.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our week of 6 x 6 inspiration and have found some new ideas to use your paper pads!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Good Fellows

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6 x 6: Great Father


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Playing with the 6×6 paper pad from the Good Fellows collection to create a father and boy layout is so much fun. If you are not a big fan of a busy background and want a simple, clean scrapbook style the 6×6 paper pad can become a great solution.

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I created this layout using 6×6 paper pad. I chose paper from the collection and cut all of them according to the design. My plan was using all of the small cards and pasting them to the white background to create a grid design.

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I sort some cards that I like. I don’t use the black one. After that I pasted randomly around the photo of my hubby and my son.

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Create cards using some die cuts from the same collection

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If you run out of the pattern papers for your layout, don’t worry, you still can play using the 6×6 paper pad.

Great Father by Evelynpy Full Layout
Fancy Pants Designs collection u
sed: Good Fellows


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