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Travel Notebook

05/03/16

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So you can say by now that I love my new travel notebook and I’m ready to write down my memories on it. Not only about travel journeys but you also can write down the stories of your everyday life. This time I wrote down the memories of my son using Attwell and some of FPD previous collections.

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Because the size of my travel notebook is not that big I didn’t decorate it too much. I just used one photo of my son, wrote down my hope for him for his future. So mostly in this spread I used puffy stickers, washi tapes, and colorful tags.

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For the left side, I wrote down anything that I remembered of his milestones recently. I made it into bullet version and to make it look not that boring I used puffy stickers at every single point.

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I hope this post can inspire you to have fun writing down anything that you want to your travel notebook.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Attwell, Happy Place

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Attwell Cards

05/02/16

Hello Fancy Pants friends! Vicki here to share a few new cards with you that I created using the Attwell collection.  Yesterday was a rainy, stay inside sort of day here. The perfect day to use as an excuse to say in your craft room and  be creative, which is just what I did.

I was thinking as I was working on these cards how it seems that I go in spurts where I tend to create more of one thing than another.  When my kids were growing up layouts and mini albums were defiantly what I worked on most. Now that my boys are grown and out of the house (and I’m not a grandma yet), although I still love to do layouts, I tend to make more cards and altered projects .  Why? well, I just don’t have quite as many opportunities for photos I guess.   I have been working with Fancy Pants collections for many years now, actually since the very first one, and I the think what I’ve always really loved is that they all work so well for any projects.  Layouts, cards, altered projects, planners, etc.   Although many of the elements in this collection are great for planners they are also so versatile.

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So many elements on the Puffy Stickers Sheet worked well for me while making these cards.   

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I love that there are smaller elements on the Puffy Sticker Sheet  I can use in the card design to take the place of brads or gems.

Time to Shine card
For this card I really wanted the focus to be the Flair. I have a graduation to go to soon and this is the card I will give. With that saying on the Flair it will be perfect.  I thought the best way to direct the attention to the Flair was to feature it in a window.  To give it some depth I used foam tape to lift the yellow Chevron paper off the blue background.

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I then looped string behind the Flair and some sequins to the string draw a little more attention to it. Adding the little Puffy Sticker star seemed quite appropriate with the “Time to Shine” saying on the Flair.  On both these cards I couldn’t resist adding the contrast of that black striped washi tape.

Hello card
There are so many great colors and patterns of papers in this collection that I just incorporated bits of a few of them on this mostly white background to create this card. I really like how it makes them pop!  It’s also very easy to incorporate the Sticky Notes into cards and layouts like I did here with part of the grey arrow.  The Puffy Striped Alphabet Stickers were perfect for my “Hello”.  I just added one little puffy heart for good measure. 
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I hope you leave today feeling inspired to create.  Whether it’s cards, layouts, altered projects or planners
, you can always find all kinds of inspiration here on the blog from the Fancy Pants Design Team.  Be sure to stop back.  Have a great day!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Attwell

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Spotlight on Sticky Notes: Stop and Smell Everything

04/29/16

Good morning!

Today I am going to try to get you to use those Sticky Notes!!!  Yes, they do look colorful and fun in our trendy planners, but they can also look amazing on a layout!  Challenge yourself to think outside the box.  Remember a 12×12 layout is essentially a box! lol.

Remember when I first started designing with Fancy Pants?  I mentioned that I scrapbooked real.  This, my friends, is as real as it gets.  Walks are impossible.  I have no control.  I try to chose a route with very little hydrants for this reason.  She stops and smells everything.  Hence, my title!  If you can get past the picture let’s look at how I incorporated those gorgeous Attwell Sticky Notes into my layout.

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Above you can see my fantastic photo, lol!  Past the photo you can see I used the Sticky Notes as paper banners, peeking out from the left near the Flair Badge.  Above the photo you will see the Today Sticky.  It helps draw your eye down to the photo.

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See how I used them as paper, stuck behind and layered?

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This is my favorite.  I anchored these banner Sticky Notes with black machine stitching.  They add character to my white space and create a display of arrows and “good stuff!”   I added a few circles of stitching around my speech bubble to help tie it all together.  

So, I challenge you to use these gorgeous Sticky Notes!  They really can being life and color to all things.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Attwell

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Picture This: Snow Cave

04/28/16

Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout I created for the Picture This challenge.  You’ll remember that the Picture This challenge is to use at least four pictures on a project.  Since I was using snow pictures on my layout I grabbed the Wish Season collection to start, but ended up branching out to include some Happy PlaceFlutterAttwell and some Office Suite tags as well.  Here’s my layout.

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Since I was using so many photos I wanted the design to still seem somewhat clean, which is true to my style. I decided to create a design featuring the papers and embellishments on their own instead of layered around my photos and I loved the outcome. Here are some closeups. 

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I trimmed one of the Brag Cards in the Happy Place collection to the same size of my photos for the journaling.

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I love the way it turned out.  Thanks for visiting the Fancy Pants blog today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Wish SeasonHappy PlaceAttwellFlutter and Office Suite

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Cards: Create a beautiful cascading card for Mother’s day.

04/27/16

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I might get a jump start on my card making with something really special. Have you ever tried to make a cascading card? This is my first time, so thought I’d shoot my process for you to follow & make one for yourself.

Are you ready for some crafty fun??!

Cascading Mother’s day card by Kim Watson

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Tell me that any Mom won’t be blown away on Mother’s Day after receiving this fun creation!

Supplies you will need:

  1. A piece of double sided patterned paper
  2. Tags
  3. Ephemera
  4. Journal cards
  5. Puffy Stickers
  6. Flair
  7. Score Board
  8. Trimmer
  9. Punches

Step 1:

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Cut x2 pieces of patterned paper 5.5″x 2,5″ x 12″

Step 2:

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Score each piece of paper at 2″, 4″, 8″& 10″

Step 3:

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Mark the halfway mark & snip to that point at 2″ & 10″on the bottom side one of the pieces and 6″on the top side of each piece. Then the reverse of the 2nd piece of paper. (For more detailed instructions see printable below.)

Step 4:

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Slip the pieces together, inserting them at their cut points. Flatten to create card. Voila!!

You have your card base…..now to decorate!!

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Using washi tape from the Atwell collection, create a little hanging banner between x2 wooden  sticks. A fully sticker sentiment from Happy Place Collection, completes the little banner. Using ephemera, die-cuts, Flair, Puffy Stickers, decorate the edges of the card to make it as festive as desired. To raise some of the items, I cut transparent, plastic packaging into strips.

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For the front of the card, I used a mixture of a tag, label, fussy cut flower & fussy sticker sentiment.

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A tag with message completes the back of the card.

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So as you can see, this spectacular card is a riot of color, texture & happiness. I am sure my Mom is going to  love it! I hope you have found it inspiring!!

For more detailed instructions, see here:  KimWatson+CascadeCardInstructionsScreen Shot 2016-04-27 at 2.43.58 PM

Collections used: Happy Place, Attwell 

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Happy Hues: Perfect Beach Day

04/26/16

Hello Friends! Today is all about Happy Hues. One can draw inspiration from pre-made color palettes online, especially on Pinterest, where this one was found:

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This color palette has the colors in a few of the collections: Attwell, Wish Season and Happy Place. The primary color palette is basic yet effective and is suitable to scrap young and fun photos. I used different product from each collection to create this layout of a perfect beach day.

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I started with a plain background. The strips of paper were selected from both the 6X6” paper pads and 12×12” paper sheets from the Happy Place and Attwell collections. The circle pattern was repeated in two of the collections and I chose this as an element in selecting the paper pieces. This was also repeated in the scribble dies used on the layout. The black and white diagonal stripe washi tape helps to ground the layout as well as creating a top and bottom border.

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Cut various 6” wide by different height strips from 6×6” paper pads. I also included 6½“ Lush yellow strips from the Attwell collection. Create the striped pattern with the strips, leaving a small gap between the strips and aligning either the left or right or both sides with the previous strip. Using a small mini stapler add a few small staples across the spaces of the paper strips to add interest.

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Draw lines with a pen from the Attwell collection on the arrows of the Lush yellow strips. Faux stitch on some of the strips using a dressmakers tracing wheel and ruler to create the ‘stitching holes’. Draw the lines between the holes with the black ink pen.

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On the left and right sides of the pattern paper strip add color splats to the white cardstock. Create an airbrushed effect with a Distress Marker Spritzer to add color and depth to the layout. Insert the brush tip end of a Distress Marker (or other suitable marker brand) into the Spritzer and squeeze the bulb to “spritz” ink onto the paper.

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Complete the layout with the die cut scribble circles, puffy stickers, words and shapes. Add diction word stickers. Cut the title ‘Perfect’ with a downloaded Silhouette file from black paper. Complete the title with read puffy sticker alphas.

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Please share your projects and layouts created with the various Fancy Pants Designs collections on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Attwell, Happy Place and Wish Season

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