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P.S. I Love You


Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Fancy Pants blog on this fine day. I have a fun project to share with you using the amazing Sweet Nothings collection. I know this is technically a valentine inspired collection, but the color palette is so fun and bright I couldn’t help using it for this spring page.

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I had this cut file all cut out and ready to go and really wanted to fill it will lots of the lovely patterns in this collection. I chose several papers from the 6×6 paper pad and got to work filling in some of the bits and pieces of the background.

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I layered the filled in background over the neutral polka dot background and layered it all over the bright yellow paper in the collection. That yellow just screams spring to me!  It’s just the right shade of buttery, vibrant yellow.

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I love the die cut ephemera in the collection and used several items, including the flowers and even the brush script words for the title on the page! It really makes things move quickly when you want to finish your page.

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I really love how this one turned out and just LOVE the mixture of colors on this page! Yellow, pink, red with some touches of black… who would have thought!?

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Wonderful Love


Hi there Fancy Pants fans, Amy here to share another project using the Sweet Nothings line. I focused on die cuts for this page and had no problem finding some perfect ones to use on my layout. Here’s my layout.

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I wanted to use the L O V E tags and they were perfect for my title. I pretty much built my layout around using them. Here are some closeups.

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Here’s the main embellishment cluster I created using die cuts, some tags, and a heart clip, which are my favorites.

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This collection is just fabulous for all kinds of projects, but I loved using it on a layout about why I adore my husband as much as I do. 😉

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Sticky Note Desk Center


Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a super easy way to store your favorite Fancy Pants Designs Sticky Notes and have a cute note center for a desk.


I am not one of those moms who have a command center in their home with a calendar and all of that. Brava to moms that dedicated to being super organized.  I have planners, my iPhone, and post-its with lists.

I bought this cute board for $3 in a dollar section around the holidays and I finally put it to use.  I love making lists and using sticky notes on everything so I created a fun way to store them on my desk.


I put some permanent adhesive on the back on the last sticky notes just to keep them from falling down, then placed them on the board.  I added the black + white washi tape below the notes just to balance out the board, and used a flower die cut from the ephemera kit and adhered it using foam squares. I decided to spell out the word “notes” using the black puffy alphabet stickers and added the banner from the Ephemera package. To embellish the rest of the board I added a few pennants.

This was a lot of fun to create and it’s something that anyone from all levels could re-create!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Spotlight on Puffy Stickers


Good morning Fancy Pants friends! I was asked to highlight the amazing Puffy Stickers from the new Sweet Nothings collection. Since I had already done a ‘love’ themed layout this month, I wanted to do something different.  I tried realllllly hard not to add any red to my layout.  I wanted to keep it yellow and black.  Adding the black puffy letters and stickers to the white canvas makes them really pop!

The row of puffy hearts near the stamp really help bring attention to the corner.

I created my ‘Maine Twang’ title with the Puffy Alphas.  Here in New England we don’t often say the letter ‘R’ at the end of a word.  We may pick it up somewhere else where it don’t belong, like “scuber” diving.  It’s true!  Come visit and you will see!

OMG I wish really hard that they would have created an entire sheet of just the puffy bee.  He is adorable!

P.S. We are non-smokers in my house and often tease that our dog is the only one that is allowed to smoke in the house!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Hello Love



I have a simple tip for you who love grid designs for your scrapbook layouts. We can add some movement using a big title.


Choose a photo that you want to scrap. Clip it using a cute paper clip that you can find in the Sweet Nothings collection. Tuck it together using a floral white post-it from the same collection.


Next I chose some tags and die cut ephemera and pasted them near the photo but this time not in the same line. So I pasted in the middle area and in the bottom if I take the line from the photo. I don’t have to tilt everything, I just pasted like that and it will give you some movement but you still have a grid design.


I place my big title ‘LOVE’ again not in the straight line but pasted it a little bit random from the others. I layered them with some puffy stickers. Easy way to finish your layout faster than before!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Picture This: XOXO


Hello everyone. Christin here today with a new layout with the Sweet Nothings collection. There is something I have wanted to do for a while, but I haven’t felt I had the right photo for it and that was going really big with a picture on a layout. I have an A3+ printer I have wanted to use for a layout.   Then I finally took this winter picture of my 7 year old (with a Minecraft beanie knitted by me…) and the background felt perfect for a big picture.

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The paper I had isn’t quite 12×12 so I added a frame using cardstock and the darkest paper in the collection.

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I used a cut file to cut out the xoxo. A big picture demanded a big title.  But I also wanted a subtitle and for that I mixed puffy stickers with ephemera.

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To add even more contrast I hand stitched in black over half the picture – in the lightest parts. And added some puffy sequins here and there.

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Don’t be afraid to try something new and go BIG or go really small. I encourage you to try different sizes for the pictures in your layouts.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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