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Holiday cards | Nicole Nowosad

Holiday cards | Nicole Nowosad


Good morning Fancy Pants Designs fans! Do you need some last minute holiday card ideas? I have a couple cards to share today using leftovers from an upcoming project using the Holiday Hustle collection (stay tuned) that I was able to put to good use for a few last minute cards that I needed for this holiday season.

Holiday cards

See a theme? Circles. Love me some circles and a trusty circle punch will take you far! I punched several circles for another project and has too many left over to toss. So, why not build some simple patterns on some cards right? I started with the tree shape, moving different sized circles around until I got the tree shape just right, adding in some holiday required sparkle to any gaps in the design.

Joy card

I finished this one off quickly with a JOY stamped tree stump from the Merry & Bright collection. These stamps are so perfect to add a little holiday greeting!


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Next, I still had more punched circles left over – so I created this card with a confetti like feel for the circles this time.

Holiday magic card

Again, I added in a stamped sentiment and more bling – a requirement for holiday cards, don’t you think!

Collections used:

Holiday Hustle

Merry & Bright




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Holiday Cards | Latisha Yoast

Holiday Cards | Latisha Yoast


Hello friend, today I am sharing a few cards, to help inspire and motivate you to finish up those last minute holiday cards.  I love to make cards, and I love opening the mailbox and seeing a card sent to me.  Its an inexpensive way to tell someone you are thinking of them.
With just a few diecuts, pattern paper and ribbon, you have a beautiful card on your hands.  The 6×6 Holiday Hustle and die cut ephemera pack, are the perfect combo, to create multiple cards!
I am about to tell you all a secret.  When you use foam adhesive, it creates depth, and gives the illusion of a professional card.  It really is the secret behind the cards I make.
Adding the little strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the card, helps to visually balance the bottom of the card.
For this next card, I wanted to create a scene using diecuts and pattern paper.  First I diecut a scalloped rectangle using paper from the Holiday Hustle 6×6 pad, then adhered it using foam adhesive.  Using a few tree die cuts fro the Ephemera kit, adhered them to the pattern paper using foam adhesive.  Next the car die cut was added and adhered to the card, along with the sentiment.  To embellish a bow was added.
Adding a little bit of black will always make a card “pop”.  The “hustle & bustle” sentiment was the perfect choice.
Here are three different ways to use the Holiday Hustle collection, I hope they inspired you to send cards this holiday season!
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Gift wrapping | Amy Coose

Gift wrapping | Amy Coose


Hi there, Amy here to share with you how I spruced up some packaging using the Holiday Hustle line from Fancy Pants. This line comes with all the bells and whistles, which makes it so easy to add some fun and personality to your packaging.
Fancy Pants Collections Used: Holiday HustleMillie & June
A small cluster of papers and embellishments backed by a ribbon was all I needed to spruce up a plain paper gift bag.
I added a third “tree” to the two smaller ephemera trees piece and along with a cut file of a snowflake to finish out the gold box.
Thanks for visiting the blog today, hope this inspires you to pick up Holiday Hustle to add some fun to your Holiday wrapping.
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Holiday gift boxes|Zsoka Marko

Holiday gift boxes|Zsoka Marko


Hi there friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a Christmas gift idea that you can create in little time if you have a die cutting machine.

I wanted to create some gift boxes for friends and family that I can fill with little things. I found this cut file at the Silhouette Design Store and instantly fell in love with it!

I used the wonderful Holiday Hustle collection – I mean have you seen the red foiling in this line?! So unbelievably gorgeous! You’d better believe me because red is my least favorite color and even I find this one amazing! Perfect for all your Christmas projects!


First I sized the cut file to the biggest size that fit on a 12×12 paper, then cut the tray from a black polka dot paper and all 3 boxes from different patterned papers. I also chose papers for the little plaques that read JOY. I did change the font to the Back this Font from Paige Evans, however I only used the outlines of it for my letters.

The tray was very flimsy for my taste so I cut the same size again from white heavyweight card stock, cut apart the black one and adhered the pieces to all 4 sides but not the bottom.


I folded the boxes and started decorating. I went through the embellishments and picked out ones that matched my chosen colors. I ended up with several tags for each box because I just couldn’t choose one! I used gold eyelets to attach all tags for each box, then added some twine. I also went through my ribbon stash which I never actually use, so this was the perfect moment to bust them out! Of course I would normally only do these last steps once I filled my boxes, but I am not sure yet what I will put in each. One will surely be filled with Lindor balls!




I glued some die cut pieces to the front as well just to add a bit of interest. And of course the buttons! I just had to! They are my most favorite pieces in the last 3 collections! They are cute as a button – see what I just did there?! :)


And that’s pretty much all I’ve done! Easy peasy but I find them so adorable!

I hope you like them and give these boxes a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time


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Holiday Wrapping – Mary-Ann Maldonado

Holiday Wrapping – Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good Morning!

I started my Christmas wrapping early and wanted to share with you what I have done.  I have scrappy friends that I will be giving some of these treat to and I embellished the with the beautiful Holiday Hustle collection.


I am gifting some of the note pads and albums that I have from Fancy Pants.  They will make the perfect journal or place to jot down ideas.


I took a Travelers Journal from Dream Big, and attached cut trees across the front with twine.  The deer head from the Office Suite Button Mix is one of my all time favorites.  I have been saving it for the perfect project.


I also embellished the Wish Season Large Journal as a gift.  A few of the Holiday Hustle ephemera pieces are the perfect addition.


This wallet was already in the perfect black and white box, so I added just a center piece of paper around the box.  Then added a  thinner strip of the city paper and framed it like art.


Seriously.  This gift box needed nothing after I added the paper with the holly ephemera and pom.  Simple can be just right.


I am gifting this to a friend.  Hoping that she will fill it full of her holiday memories.  A simple ribbon and tag are all it needed when paired with the large gold JOY.

Hope you think outside the ‘box’ when it comes to wrapping.  Using up some of your favorite scrapbooking paper might be just look you are going for.


Supplies used:

Holiday Hustle – entire collection

Dream Big – Travelers journal

Wish Season – Large Journal

Office Suite – Button Mix

Gold Foil 4×6 Brag Book

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Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast

Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast


 Hello friends!  Soon we will be celebrating the US Thanksgiving holiday.  A lot of Americans like to decorate their homes with autumnal decor, and some have lots of friends and family over for a special dinner.  To me Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, love, gratitude and giving thanks for blessings big and small…oh and of course the food.  The project I am sharing today, is a fun way to create place cards.
Using several different collections, I grabbed pattern papers that remind me of fall.
To start each turkey, you will need 3 strips of paper in the following sizes.
1 in x 9 in
1.5 in x 9 in
2 in x 9 in
Each strip will be scored at 1/2 inch, and folded accordion style.
On each end of each strip, apply adhesive.  Fan them into half circles. The 1 inch strip will go first, then the 1.5 in and then the 2 in.  I started using the 1.5 inch, to ensure I had enough room for all three.
Using strong permanent adhesive, adhere each fan to Fancy Pants Designs corrugated paper.
Continue until all 3 are adhered.
Choose solid pattern paper, to create the turkey body, the beak, snoods and the feet.  I just freehand cut them with scissors.  You will also need a googly/wobbly eye, you can find them in any craft store.
Your turkey just needs a name and its ready to be placed on a plate.
This little turkey just makes me smile, and what a cute way to tell your guests where to sit.
Materials Used:
google eye
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