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Hello, Friends!


Can you believe we are now more than half way through the month of February? The days seem to fly right by!  Well, today I am EXCITED to introduce you to our latest collection that will be shipping to stores NEXT WEEK!! It’s an adorable little collection that is all about life, family, friends, pets and fun!  So…it pretty much fits all of YOUR LIFE in to one cute collection!!




I think the rubber topper clips and the journal are going to be among my faves…oh, the chipboard alpha is so fun, too!  And, you can’t use any of those without paper and ephemera and stickers….so, I guess the whole thing is a must have!!

We’ll be posting more projects and images in the coming weeks!!  Tell us what you think of this fun collection!  We’ll pick one lucky commenter to win some product from this fun new line!!

And, here is a FREE 5×7 printable for you to use on your layouts, in a frame, for a card…whatever you like & we’d love to see what you do with it!


I hope you LOVE it!




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Happy NSD Sale!


We’ve had a lot of fun celebrating NSD today {If you’ve missed our other posts, you’ll want to take a peek for sure!} and last, but not least~ we’ve finally loaded up the class kits that we were able to round up and put together for those that have been requesting it!  We LOVE the opportunity to teach in person, but that’s not always possible, so we’re offering our class kits for NSD and in conjunction with Mother’s Day…because we all deserve a special, hand picked gift!  You can find our little SHOPPE HERE {and in the black link to the right column here on the blog ;)}!  Plus, through TOMORROW you can get a 10% discount on EVERYTHING in your cart using code CLASSKITS10!  And, for our continental US customers, we offer $5 FLAT RATE shipping…Yay!

You’ll love the kits…each one includes full color instructions, plenty of leftover products to keep creating beyond the class and lots of creative fun during the process!  Plus, we have some goodies in the shop that you might not have been able to find locally… like our fun planner pouches, sticky notes and amazing gel pens!  We hope you have a fabulous National Scrapbook Day!


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July 4th Wreath—and KIT!


 Have we got a fun blog post for you!!! Tausha, from Sassy Style Redesign is here with a fun project AND, we’ve even got this in KIT format for you, too!  We only have a handful of these kits available, and we know the 4th of July is just around the corner, but we couldn’t pass up the chance to share this with you from our event class concepts this past weekend–and give you the chance to purchase the few we have still available!  Plus, it’s great for the entire month of July!  So, on with the post!!!

DIY 4th of July wreath collage sassy style redesign

Hi Fancy Pants readers! I’m Tausha Hoyt, the heart & spikey hair behind the blog Sassy Style I love to create anything using pretty things. I also have an addiction to spray painting, re-doing furniture and turning my house into a home that my family loves to be in. 

I’m excited to share a DIY 4th of July Wreath with all of you.  It’s a fantastic wreath that is sure to make every guest that comes to your home feel happy.

To make this wreath, you will need the 4th of July Wreath Kit from Fancy Pants Designs. Everything you need to create your own wreath will come in a handy box & right to your door. Awesome right? I think so too! The instructions aren’t too hard. This is something that you can put together in an afternoon.

There are a couple of supplies that you will need that are not included in the kit.

Hot glue gun-since this is going outside, you will want to use a high heat glue gun

Craft paint-Red and Navy Blue


Tiny attacher or stapler

To make large paper lollies

1- Start making paper lollies.  You will need 4 Glassine lollies and 4 paper lollies.

Glassine Lollies-Take a paper sack and cut up one side and on the bottom. You will be left with a glassine rectangle. You need to cut off the scalloped edge of the bag as well.

2-Once you have your rectangle, you just need to fold, in an accordion style, like a fan, the entire bag. You will need 2 bags for each lolly.

3-Fold your fan in half and then staple the center. Do this for each bag.

4-Staple the two folded bags together to create a lolly.

Do this same technique for all 8 lollies needed.  The paper is going to be a little bit harder to fold, but a bone folder, a scoring tool or even a ruler will make the process much easier.

To make the small brown lollies-

1-You do the exact same technique, you just need to cut your paper sack in half-vertically.

2- Fold and make your lollies following the previous lolly instructions.

Now that you have all of your lollies made, you are ready to start assembling. Yea!!

Assembly Instructions

1-Attach the lollies to your embroidery hoop. Put the hot glue on the edge of the hoop and push lolly down. Hold down until firmly glued in place.

2-Attach small white doily, with hot glue, to the center of each of the colored paper lollies.

3-Attach the mini, brown lollies to the center of the colored paper lollies

4-Attach your junk bows to the center of each of the glassine lollies.

Don’t panic if you’re not sure how to make a junk bow. I have post written all about it that you can read here. Warning, it is a little addicting. I have a tendency to add junk bows to lots and lots of things.

5-Attach a painted cork star to each of the lollies.

Banner Instructions

To make your banner you need a piece of twine and 3 patterned glassine bags.

1- Cut your mini glassine bags the same way you cut your other bags. Cut up one side and along the bottom.  Once you have your rectangle shape, you can keep it rectangle or you cut a small notch in the bottom so it looks more like a banner. There is no wrong way to do this. You decide what you like better.

2- Glue your twine to the back of your hoop. Attach it to the edges of the hoop with hot glue. Don’t pull it too tight or the banner wont hang properly

3-Attach your glittered U, S, A to each of the banner pieces.

4-Fold the top of your bag over the twine and then glue in place.

That’s it! Stand back and look at your darling wreath & pat your awesome self on the back!

Your door is sure to be the talk of the neighborhood.

Happy Creating!

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Fancy Pants Designs FIRST Mega Event and ALL new e-mag/Newsletter!


Hello friends!  You might have noticed how BUSY we have been with our new scrapbook releases, our new stationery line AND….we’re still not done announcing exciting things!

Today, I am so happy to share with you that we have a special event coming to our offices in June!  We will be spending a full day –12 hours to be exact–creating, eating, playing, laughing and hanging out!  We have some AMAZING projects lined up from paper crafting and memory keeping to home decor and gift giving!  This is an all around event whether you love scrapbooking, love DIY or just love creating–you won’t be disappointed!

We’ve invited some very special guests to teach at our event–each designer offers their own unique style and expertise–here’s a look at who will be there!


Many of you know Celine Navarro (she was Fancy Pants Designs Design Team/Blog Coordinator in 2013) and is a wonderfully talented, well-know paper artist!  She will be teaching you how to use paper in new ways, with new mediums, and using items that can extend beyond pages to projects and home decor–all while preserving your memories!  You’ll work on (and hopefully complete) a mini album and layout project!

Celine resides in France and is currently planning a wedding with her fiancé, Damien!  She is one of the CEO’s of Green Frog Studio Editions, which publishes {entreARTistes} magazine.  She is also the author of the Scrapbooking : Inspiration et Techniques book published by Le Temps Apprivoisé. Celine teaches worldwide and online and is excited to be in Utah for this one day event!

Jodi Sanford is the Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Fancy Pants Designs, Inc.  Jodi will be teaching you a class all about gift giving!  There are so many unique ways to give great gifts and using craft supplies and paper to make them is easy and fun…and makes the gift personal!  You’ll create a creative gift jar for someone special, plus get lots of other ideas for gift giving!

Jodi resides in Utah, where she’s lived her entire life!  She has a fabulously, fancy family–her husband, Jared and their 4 children!  They live just minutes from the Fancy Pants Designs offices and are often seen on the pages of the Fancy Pants Designs catalogs, blogs and more!  They keep busy with the family business, sports, and travel.  Jodi is so excited to host this wonderful event!

Tausha Hoyt is the author of the fabulous design blog Sassy Style Redesign. She is a redesign/repurposing extraordinaire and will be teaching us all about using crafty on-hand items to create amazing things for your home!  Thinking out of the box with your paper, party or other supplies, is Tausha’s specialty!  You’ll learn ways to create with everyday items and make custom projects for your home, your friend’s home….the possibilities are endless!


We are located in Ogden, Utah (40 minutes north of Salt Lake City for all you Utahns that want to join us)!  And, we’re  just a short drive from Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, right?  I hope you’ll join us!  Contact me for more details on the event and registration.  We really do have limited space in our offices, so if you want to come, be sure to get with me!

And, we’ve got something  else FABULOUS to share with you!  Our own, Kim Watson, has created our first official e-magazine newsletter featuring members from our design team and a special guest designer!  Each month, we’ll have FRESH, never before seen ideas and inspiration in our newsletter… be sure to sign up now to receive our emails/newsletter (you can sign up HERE)!  We know you will love it!  Check out the MAY 2014 Issue now by clicking on the image below!


I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend…and just maybe I’ll see a few of you at the National Stationery Show tomorrow- Booth #2657!



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