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It’s a POOL Party!

05/23/18

Hello there,

Interested in going to a Pool Party?  Or throwing your own?  Or receiving a gift from a Pool Party?   Let me show you what I created for this summers bash to get you started!!

Pool-Tags

I used the Poolside collection to create these fun, colorful tags.  I have not yet decided if I will be using them as invites for the neighbors, tags for party gifts or on a tags on a scrapbooking layout.  The possibilities are endless.

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This guy was the first tag I made.  The duck float is one of my favorites.  There are several floats in the Chipboard pack too.

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These were so fun to make.  They take hardly any time and are great for getting your creative juices flowing, inviting, decorating or scrapbooking about your favorite pool parties this summer!!

Thanks for joining me!

MaryAnn

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Summer Fun Card Trio

05/16/18

Hey Crafty Friends!
It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!
Good Times trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I’m ready for a tropical vacation, how about you?  Let’s chat about the cards:
good stuff by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I used the Pool Party panel from Poolside.  I love the repeat pattern of the text.  I framed it with a panel of pink and added a Tag from The Bright Side collection.  Who doesn’t love laying up the Ephemera?!
Next up is a favorite design of mine, pure clean + crisp:
this is the life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I wanted the quote to the be star of the show so I mounted it onto 3 layers of cardstock.  I backed the square features with leaves from the Ephemera pack.
Next up is my final card for today:
good times by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
This card came together so quickly and I love how playful it is.
I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather, how about you?
Thanks for stopping in today!
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Happy Mother’s Day! Handmade Goodness!

05/13/18

I love creating handmade gifts for the most important people…and who is more important than the mother figures in our lives?  It’s not too late to create something today…here’s an idea to get you started!!
Good morning Fancy Pants fans! Nicole here to share some fun cards using the Bright Side collection! I am a huge paper hoarder, so I am always trying to stretch my paper supplies as much as possible.
I created these cards with minimal supplies and you can too!
Mom cards
I started by fussy cutting several sprigs from the pretty floral paper in the Bright Side collection 6×6 paper pad. I cut a few whole images, but mostly just the half shapes around the outer edge of the patterned paper.
Once I had all the pieces cut, I added a few washes of bright yellow paint to two different card bases for a big POP of color!
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For this first card, I used a frame from the Bright Side ephemera diecut pack. Once I adhered it with some foam adhesive to the front of the card base I added in lots of those fussy cut flowers along the one edge of the frame. All that was left to do was add a title using of puffy letter stickers from the Joy Parade collection to add a sentiment.
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For my second card, I used those same fussy cut flowers and adhered them around a sentiment stamped pennant title.  I added some tiny little fussy cut red flowers from the same patterned paper  and a few enamel dots to complete the design on the card.
Mom card 2
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This is a great way to create multiple cards with a similar look, but unique as well!  Most of us have more than 1 card to give on Mother’s Day so it’s a fun way to create a handmade gift for those that are so deserving!  Thanks for joining me today!
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Handmade for fun!

05/11/18

It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!  While this is summer focused, wouldn’t it make a fun idea for Mother’s Day…especially if you’re gifting a gift card or something on the small side!
hello good life duo by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
Oh my, those colors are wonderful aren’t they?!  I’ll first chat about the card:
hello good life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
One of my favorite papers from Poolside is Summer Lovin’.  That green is spectacular.  I incorporated a tag from The Bright Side Collection.  I layered it with Poolside Ephemera.  I diecut the hello from my stash.The stamped sentiment is also from my stash.
friend by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I used the Summer Lovin’ on the diecut pillow box.  It has a Starbucks card popped into it.  I topped the box with a fun tag that also has Poolside Ephemera.
As I type up this post, it is pure Springtime in the Pacific Northwest.  Sadly it will be changing to rain and more rain in a couple days.
This is going to a friend of mine that has a summer time birthday.  Perfect so that she can treat herself to a cool frappuccino!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll find some fun ways to gift your friends for summer…no reason, just to celebrate someone you care about!
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Gorgeous Card Trio by Zsoka

05/09/18

 

 

Hello crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing a trio of cards I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs.

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I’ve used the wonderful The Bright Side collection on these cards. They are really simple and quick to make! I made three A2 top folding card bases from heavy weight white card stock. Then I adhered  a different A2 size patterned paper to all of these.

For the first one I die cut 2 oval shapes using some Spellbinders dies. At this point I didn’t know yet what sentiment I will add, so when I opened the ephemera pack and found this oval die cut I was overjoyed! I love happy accidents like this! To add a bit of dimension, I added foam sheets between two of the oval layers. To finish it off, I glued some puffy sticker hearts and a die cut bird on the ovals. I used foam tape to attach the bird.

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On the next card I cut a piece off the Natural Beauty paper, which has a beautiful flower bouquet on it. I cut it in a way that the bouquet was on the left side of my card. Then I picked out some of the die cut flowers from the ephemera pack as well as some leaves, a frame and a sentiment and played around with the arrangement. I decided to use foam adhesive on the frame and on the flowers. I glue down the leaves first, then the frame, then added in the flowers. To finish off the card I adhered my sentiment, again using foam adhesive, and attached a bow I made of the twin that comes in the tags set.

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I really wanted to use these super cute cups on a card because I knew I wasn’t going to use them on a layout. It would have been a shame if they had gone to waste! There’s 3 in the ephemera pack, but once I stacked them on top of each other, they were not tall enough, so I took a 4th one from another ephemera pack. I used foam adhesive to attach these to the card front. One of the cups has The Good Stuff written on it and I thought that would be perfect for my sentiment! I added two die cut pinwheels at the top, just for fun! For finishing touches I used some puffy sticker dots and a chipboard piece.

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You really don’t need a lot of supplies to create these cards! I hope I could inspire you in one way or the other!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

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Handmade gift boxes!

04/27/18

Hello friends!  A diy inspired blog post for you today, on creating
gift boxes using pattern paper!  Lately I have been loving using up
pattern paper, creating bags, envelopes, boxes, tags, banners, etc…
fun and different ways to express my creativity, and using up my
supplies!  Today, I am sharing a few different sized boxes, and how I
decorated them.

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If you do a simple search on diy gift boxes, you will find so many
different ways to create a box out of paper.  The internet is amazing!
After creating the box, using pattern paper, tags, ephemera &
chipboard stickers all from The Bright Side collections, I made a tag.
Instead of attaching the tag to a tied ribbon around the box, it was
adhered to the top of the box.

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The bigger box was having a hard time staying closed, so tying ribbon
around it worked like a charm.  To embellish, a tag was create and
added to the ribbon.

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One of my favorite things about using a collection to create anything
diy, is that it all perfectly coordinates! The cute rain boots paper,
with the cute rain boots die cut ephemera! So cute!  The tag and the
die cut were adhered to the box using foam adhesive, which gives it
dimension.

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The next time, you need to wrap a present, consider creating your own
gift box, it really is so easy.  Especially with pretty ephemera designs, online templates,
directions, punches and dies!

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Materials Used
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Happy Feet pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Bright Side Pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Good Vibes pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Good Stuff pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side tags set
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side chipboard stickers

Latisha

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