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Hello Fancy Pants Designs friends! Today I’d like to share my latest project using the wonderful CORK products!

I have decided to create my desk top calendar for 2017. I used the brand new Perfect DIY Clipboard.

You can remove the clip with a basic flat-head screwdriver this time! It’s easy to paint, design and decorate on the board.

I used the Color Printed Cork Stickers from the Golden Days collection and the Printed Cork Pieces from Joy Parade. Both products are stickers so you can create your project easily and quickly.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days, Joy Parade, DIY Clipboard


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Picture This: I Fall For You


How much are we loving the Golden Days collection?? I’ve been seeing tons of gorgeous creations with this line all over the web and I can’t decide if they make me want to use it more or hoard it! I love the warm tones that make scrapping my autumn photos so easy.

I created this layout with an awesome free cut file from our friends at Paper Issues. I cut it on my Cameo and used it as my design starting point.

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I knew I wanted to fit a selection of photos on here so they needed to be small.  The layout of them was pretty much dictated by the cut file, which made the rest of the page easy to put together!

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I used several rectangles of patterned paper to mat the central photo area and placed the photos in an overlapping horizontal line. The colors in my photos were made for Golden Days!

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I really had fun with the patterns in this collection when it came to filling the die cut leaves.  I also added some acetate gold swirls from the ephemera pack.

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The title was also dictated by the die cut! I simply added some woodgrain puffy stickers to turn the full sentiment into “I fall for you”.

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I filled in some of the white spaces above and below the photo area with more embellishments like the fun cork shapes, puffy stickers, flair, a leaf clip, and ephemera. And one of my favorite parts of this page is the frame I created with gold glitter washi tape! I have a hard time not framing my pages and this was a really fun, fast way to do it.

Remember, you don’t have to take up your whole page area when you use multiple photos.  Just print them small and keep them organized!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days

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Fancy Cut Cards


Fall is in full swing here in Nebraska. Leaves are falling and the days have cooled significantly. I live in the country so I hear the rumble of farm machinery all day and watch the fields of corn being cut.  I love this time of the year.  The new Golden Days collection is so perfect for autumn. Today I’m sharing three new cards I created using this gorgeous collection.  A little fancy cutting just for fun of course. 😊

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This gorgeous floral pattern is definitely a fun one for a some fancy cutting, but I also used the darling stamp set that coordinates with this collection for some fun cutting.

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I stamped on to my “Seasons Change” mustard colored paper with an embossing stamp pad and added gold embossing powder. After heating them I cut them out and added them to my card, coming out from the edges of the floral design piece I had cut from the “Forever with You” paper. I love the way the gold looked with the Puffy Gold Stickers word “love” and the gold accents on the tag I used. I also  did some stitching with gold thread.

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For this card I wanted to show off the different colors and patterns by cutting strips of them to create a backdrop for my “Hello Dear” ephemera piece.

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Again on this card I stamped and embossed using the coordinating stamp set. I used the leaf stamp and the tee-pee stamp on this card.

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For this card I just did some cutting and piecing of  random patterns of paper.  If you’re not into fussy cutting, no worries, because there are tons of great ephemera pieces, tags, stickers, Puffy Dots, Flair, etc. with this collection.

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So if you’re in fall mode and you enjoy creating with beautiful autumn colors and great patterns you will love this collection!

Nothing better then being inside with a little creative time on a cool fall afternoon, right?  I hope you are feeling inspired to do just that.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days


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Noted: Fall Magic


I love the noted theme… it always challenges me to think a little out of the box. Today’s project makes use of the diecut alphas from the Golden Days collection. Let me show you what I did with them.

Fall Magic by Kim Watson

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Using an aqua watercolor wash on the base page adds a flash of color, knocking the white back, it makes the perfect base for the pretty fall collection. I love the way the aqua paint really makes the orange and rose colors pop.

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I arranged the alphas into a grid design and stitched them with heavy thread for detail, after which I layered the other elements on top.

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The cute flair, cork accent, ephemera and wire leaf cluster adds weight to the bottom left corner of the page, drawing ones eye to the journal strips.

Perfect products to showcase adorable fall photos… it doesn’t get better than this!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days


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Introducing Zsoka Marko!


Greetings Fancy Pants friends!! Today I am excited to introduce you to a fresh face on the Fancy Pants design team: Zsoka Marko! Her work is so fresh and full of fun die cuts and bright colors.  You can’t help but feel happy when you look at it! She has an amazing eye for detail and we can’t wait for you to discover all the inspiration she’ll be bringing us!

Let’s get to know Zsoka a little more:

“I’m a Hungarian living in Germany with my Dutch boyfriend and our 8-year-old son, Maxim who is the main subject of my layouts. I started scrapbooking beginning of 2015 and haven’t stopped since! I only have one album from my childhood and it stops around age 10 or so. I wanted to make sure my son has more memories documented! I am obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo and I use cut files on 95% of my layouts. I love love love colors, patterns, texture, dimension… and circles! I am so honored to be here! I am still pinching myself; being here is a dream come true!”

1.Why do you scrap?

To document our everyday. And also because I need to craft to keep my sanity. It’s my escape from reality.

2. What are your guilty pleasures?

I’m a series junkie. I can’t scrap without watching (or rather listening to) some series. And well let’s not get started on chocolate.

3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

I do have favourites but I could never eat just one food for more than 2-3 days no matter how much I love it (even chocolate). But for the fun of it let’s take salmon with broccoli. That I could eat every day.

4. Describe your favorite room in your home and why you love it.

I don’t really have a favorite room…Where I spend most of my time is our kitchen because half of the kitchen is now my craft space. So I guess that’s my favourite spot in the apartment. I scrap standing at the kitchen island because I’ve been struggling with sciatica for two and a half years so sitting is not great. I have a gorgeous big cupboard I got from my boyfriend a couple of years ago for my baking supplies. I cleaned it out this summer to make space for my scrap supplies. Unfortunately it’s not deep enough to fit 12″ things so I have all my stuff all over the place. It’s a mess!

5. What is your favorite FPD product right now?

Right now all things Golden Days. Everything in this collection is to die for! But if I have to pick just one then the patterned papers from this line! Butterflies in my stomach! ♥

And here are a couple of GORGEOUS examples of Zsoka’s work… we’re in love!


A huge welcome to Zsoka from all of us!

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To Die For: My Girl


Fall is upon us here in Canada and all I can think of and see around me are leaves. Leaves of every color and shape. I was inspired to use a non-autumn themed collection on a more autumn themed page.

My girl
I chose a few papers from the Life is Beautiful 6×6 paper pad and die cut them from several different leaf cut files.

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I diecut each leaf shape from a different pattern of paper and layered them all around my fall photo. I used a few multi colored patterned papers to bring the various colored leaves together on the page.  The hardest part was choosing which lovely patterns to use for each leaf shape! All I needed to do now was add a title, and so I used the pretty gold puffy script stickers from the Millie & June collection.

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I also had a ton of leaves left over from all my die cutting, so I put those to good use by pulling together a quick card also!

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You can see that I simply used a label die cut from Happy Place and tucked the extra leaves behind the label diecut shape and added a multi colored strip of paper along the right edge of the card front.

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is BeautifulMillie & JuneHappy Place


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