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Sweet Punched Cards

03/20/17

Good morning!

Nicole here to share some fun cards with you using the Sweet Nothings collection! I often forget about some of those tools I have collecting in my scrap space… especially my punches! They seem to be my most neglected tool of late. I grabbed three different punches and decided to use them to make some easy cards with the same basic supplies.

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I started with a pretty border punch and punched the edge of a few papers from the Sweet Nothings 6×6 paper pad. I simply adhered the strips to the top of the card front and added some simple tags to add my sentiment. Pretty simple and came together really quickly.

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Next, I put one of my small circle punches to work – using the same patterned paper from the Sweet Nothings 6×6 paper pad. I punched several pinked circles and layered two together and simply stitched them down to the card front. I added a little foam adhesive behind the top layer of the stitched circle for just a tad dimension and used the Sweet Nothings enamel letters for my sentiment – BAM! Another quick card done!

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My last card didn’t come together quite as easily, but by far it’s my fave! I used my trusty flower punch along with a scallop edge one and layered the punched papers together to make these fun and whimsical flowers. I added some foam adhesive between the layers and, of course, some simple stems stitched down to the front of the card.  I just love how fun and easy this one really is. Te dry emboss/scoring on the background took more time for me to worry about than assembling those fun flowers!

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I really love how you can pull together a few basic supplies and whip out a few quick cards very simply when it all just works!!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Gift Idea: Love Journal

03/03/17

Hi everyone, Kim Watson here with with a cool gift idea to share. I know you are going to love it!

Motivated by my brothers recent engagement & up-and-coming wedding, I decided to make the happy couple a Love Journal, and what better collection to use for this, than the gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection. The thought behind it, was to create a journal for them to capture their own thoughts & memories. I scattered a few photographs throughout it to kickstart their process.

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I visited Sim’s Facebook page & downloaded a selection of photographs from her feed, them printed them out, changing them to black & white for continuity given they are from different events. Hand drawn journal lines add a spot for them to journal about the events shown in the photos. Leaving ‘white’ space allows them room to add anything extra they feel is special enough to add to the album.

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The ephemera with Parisian motifs are perfect for their recent trip to France. Again I added journal lines for personalization. The right hand page has a little prompt to encourage them to add extra photos and memorabilia.

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The thin Puffy Sticker font from the Sweet Nothings collection, is perfect to add appropriate titles throughout the journal.

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The backs of the patterned paper have gorgeous bright colored plain papers…look how striking this spread is?

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More blank pages will allow them to add more photos of their journey, as their wedding day approaches.

Perfect, HAPPY products, for the perfect engagement gift….I cannot wait to get this Love Journal into the mail for them to enjoy. I hope they love it as much as loved putting it together.

Watch my process video below:

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Sweet Nothings

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Spring Flower Cheer

02/28/17

Hello friends!  Here we are ready to jump into March!  I for one am ready for winter to be over. Winters can seem very long in NE. I’m ready to see some color!

I am ready for some color (besides grey and brown, lol).   This time of year I find ways to add some color in my house to carry me over until things start greening up and flowers start blooming.

It’s quite surprising to me how much it cheers me up, even if it’s something little, sitting on my window ledge in the kitchen. Which is exactly where I plan to set these.

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The colors and patterns from the Sweet Nothings collection are just HAPPY!   There are great Ephemera, Tags, and Puffy Stickers with this collection that you could add also if you like. I chose to keep mine sweet, simple little flowers. The green for the leaves was from the “Life is Beautiful” collection.

They are going to add a little bit of sunshine to my kitchen even on the dreariest of days. 😉

What else can you do to spread a little sunshine and cheer? Well, how about sending a “just because” card to someone to brighten their day?

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With all the fun pieces in the Ephemera Pack, there’s so much to choose from for making cards.  They make creating cards fun and easy. Now… deciding who to send this too… hmmm

I love sending hand made cards and who doesn’t enjoy getting them in the mail, right?  I’m hoping it will bring a little cheer someones day!

I’m hoping you feel inspired to break out some pretty Fancy Pants papers and add a little color and cheer to your day!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Sweet Nothings, Life is Beautiful

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Family & Co. NEW RELEASE & FREE Printable!

02/15/17

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!!

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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!

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I hope you LOVE it!

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Wrap Star: Sweet Treats

02/10/17

Good morning! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so why not take a little time this weekend to whip up some special treats for someone special in your life!

I made a few quick treat bags out of a card design I found in the Silhouette store. I added a back side to the card shape and then cut them out of a few different Sweet Nothings papers.

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I love that the papers are double sided… you can see that the reverse side shows through the top of the treat bag once folded together.

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I added lots of lovely Sweet Nothings embellishments – tags, die cuts and even a little fun washi tape to the front of each card design.

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I added some enamel hearts and a stamped “xo” and then once each card was decorated I added some candy into small plastic bags and added those to the inside of each of the folded cards.

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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A Sweet Mason Jar

02/08/17

Hello Fancy Pants friends! Wow, Valentines Day is coming up!  Sometimes I think that this holiday gets a little out of control when it comes to gifts.  Today I am sharing a fun way to dress up those mason jars you have hanging around to transform them into an affordable gift.  Either to keep for yourself or to giveaway.

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First I started by cutting a piece of Sweet Nothings Love Garden pattern paper to 12 inches by 1 1/4 inches and then adhering it to the jar.  Next, I used some of the Sweet Nothings Black + White washi tape and applied it underneath the pattern paper.

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To make the tag I used a few of the Sweet Nothings Tags, layered them using 3d foam adhesive, and then layered a few die cuts from the Sweet Nothings Ephemera set.  Since the tags come with string all I had to do was tie it to my ribbon.

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I filled the jar up with some seasonal Valentines Day chocolates and then grabbed a fun felt pennant.  Have you looked at all of the new Felt Pennants? Oh my goodness, they are so sticking cute, not to mention so versatile!  I created two little banners on the pennant stick by adhering the Sweet Nothings Washi tape.  It added a decorative touch and made the project coordinated.

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Here you go!  A super cute and affordable gift.  I think this would be a perfect gift for teacher, co-workers, a spouse, or friend.  It is so cute and will make the recipient feel so very special.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Felt PennantsSweet Nothings

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