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The Cutest Easter Bunny Cards!


Hi there, my crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing a few Easter cards with you & they are adorable!

I’ve used the bright and colorful Take Note collection to create all of these cards. I just love the colors and patterns in this line! I knew I was not going to use embellishments, so the original theme of the collection didn’t bother me, the papers were perfect! Sometimes themes make you think you won’t be able to use a collection, but that is NOT the case with the Fancy Pants Designs Collections!


I remembered a super adorable cut file the lovely Bea Valint created last year and thought I’d use it on my cards today. I however wanted to make both girl and boy bunnies, so I modified her original cut file to have a boy too (nose and eyelashes are different). I cut all of the bunnies from textured white card stock and for the rest of the card I used patterned papers.



I cut little flowers for the girls (also part of the cut file) and hand cut a couple of hats for the boys. Plus added little bows for neck tie. I stamped my sentiment using a mini alpha stamp set and added some Nuvo drops to finish off these four cards.


I also wanted to make more cards where the bunnies’ ears are hanging off the card. I simply folded a standard A2 size card in half, this way the card still fits in the same sized envelope, but the ears have room to stick out! So cute!


On this set, I also added a piece of patterned paper to my white card base. I cut some grass with the help of a die and layered two on top of each other using some foam adhesive to create some dimension. I backed the bunny ears and faces with patterned paper, then glued them on the card front and decorated them with flowers and a hat like the first set.

For my sentiment I used one of the patterned papers in the Take Note collection that had a fun, bold alphabet & fussy cut the tiny alphas to create the title. So fun and unique!  I added some Nuvo drops and they were done!

Thanks for “hopping” by today~ I hope you love these cards as much as I loved creating them!

Have an awesome day!

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Getting a little Artsy Fartsy…


Happy Friday, Friends!

Mary-Ann here… something to learn about me…I am well known in the neighborhood as the lady with all the art supplies {probably like many of you}.  You need something done, chances are, I have the tools you need.  Assisting my little neighborhood pal on her 2nd grade art project was so much fun.    I wanted to be sure to document it.  I used the new The Bright Side Collection. For my layout, I wanted to ‘semi’-recreate the picture she completed.  So, I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues- Sunburst Background, enlarged it to have the sun, overlapping the edge of the corner.  If I had thought in advance, I would have directly added my journaling to the sun rays.  Instead, I cut the strips of journaling and individually placed them on the rays.


You can see the journaling close-up here.


I also used another FREE cut file from Paper Issues called Rings of Life for my flowers.  I wanted to add something delicate with the fun colorful papers in The Bright Side Collection.  Behind my photos, I layered some of the colorful tags in The Bright Side Tag pack and a few more papers for layering!



Oh, and that bow!  It was part of the Pretty Paper Bows from the Millie and June Collection?  It had a package of Paper Bows.  I used the gold one that worked perfectly with the yellow background paper.  I love mixing older with the new.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Products Used:

The Bright Side

Millie & June (bows)

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You are “My Pot of Gold”!


Hello, Friends!

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I wanted to whip up a few quick cards for my sweet kids…a little luck for their day! It was fun to just pick the colors of the rainbow from a few different collections, add a little stitching, and, of course, gold covered chocolate and a little green cash for them to purchase a treat of their choosing!


I did use our new collection – The Bright Side – for the red, yellow and blue portions of the card!  I pulled the green from our new – Poolside -Collection, the orange from a previous summer collection and the purple from our more recent – Spellbound – Collection!!



I added a quick note inside with my handwriting…I also added a personal little note in the corner for each of them…and even though I don’t always love the finished look of my writing, I do love that they have something from my hand!


I felt like these were a little mish-mash of design, color and fun…the stitching adds that imperfect look that makes it even more handmade…each one unique and special just for them!  This was a fun little project to celebrate good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day!  You still have plenty of time to whip up a few of these!!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day (on Saturday) and don’t forget to wear green!



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Hey Fancy Pants friends!
It’s Nicole here again on the blog. Today, I wanted to share with you a project that packs a punch, and a whole lotta heart too ;)!
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I wanted to use up my Take Note 6×6 paper pad, I had a lot of little scraps here and there that needed to get used up, so I grabbed my trusty heart punch and just started punching shapes from several of the papers that I had remaining. I really don’t like wasting any pretty paper, so punching out designs is a great way to stretch your paper stash! After all that punching, I had a lot of hearts ready to go!  I folded them in half, and lined them back up with each other to create pretty easy paper flowers on the right side of my page.  They created the bold look I was going for and the mix of color and pattern was perfect!
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Once, I finished the flowers, I stitched a button to the center of each flower and then set to finish off my page. As the one side of the page was pretty busy, I left the other side pretty simple, adding in a cork title and a pretty floral diecut cluster below my photo focal point.
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I love how this one turned out, I used a lot of scraps up too, which is always a win in my books!
Collections used:
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Party Pages with The Bright Side


Hello, friends!
Today I wanted to share a layout I created about my New Year’s Eve. I used The Bright Side  collection, which, at first look, would be used for Spring or Summer photos. I love that Fancy Pants Design always tries to include basic and general paper so that their lines can be used for almost anything at any time!
Fancy Pants Collections Used: The Bright SideJoy Parade
I loved the green and black look, and that background paper is my favorite ever! The script writing is so fun and can be used for any subject!
I also added a piece of flair from the Joy Parade collection~ it was the perfect touch I was looking for and still worked with the new line perfectly!
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I also added a piece of flair from the Joy Parade collection~it was the perfect touch I was looking for and matched the collection! Another great feature that Fancy Pants Designs offers…many of the colors from their collections are signature and can be used from collection to collection!
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Last, I added some fun embellishments in the top corner for balance and that was it! Simple and fresh!
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Thanks for joining me today on the blog and I hope you’ll love playing with this collection like I did!
All of these products can also be found on our website Make a Pretty Life! 
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The Good Stuff Layered Layout


Hello, Fancy Pants Friends!

Today I am sharing a special photo I recently found that brought back so many memories!  My husband and I have been married over 20 years and together over 24. This is us, early on in our dating period.  I stumbled across this photo just last week before Valentines day.  We look like such babies.  I wanted to document it with product, worthy of hanging on the wall.  I had just received my new goodie box and The Bright Side collection~ it had the perfect colors–and was totally worthy of displaying!
I love lots of layers and my mom gifted me tons of her vintage buttons.  She even scrounged tons from her knitting group.  My step mother also gave me her mother’s tin.  I can not tell you where these buttons came from, but I am certain they have a 20+ year story to tell, too.  It’s so fun to mix new and old…and they look so perfect together!
I love when the product itself, offers you titles within the collection.  I used ‘the good stuff’ as my easy title.  I used piece of a cut file from The Cut Shoppe – Blooming Bouquets.  It added a little more depth to the  floral clump.
Thank you for popping in today.  I look forward to seeing what you do with the new The Bright Side collection.
All of these products can also be found on our website Make a Pretty Life! 
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