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Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning!

I love creating gifts for people out of the scrapbooking supplies that I have.  I created this fun Address Book for my friend.  I used only the best collection ever…….Family & Co.  The Tag definitely helps get the address book idea across.  Plus, I will make sure she knows.

First, I decide to use the This is Me Hard Cover Journal and decided to add a sleeve for it.


I picked a base paper and cut 2 pieces of 4 1/2 inches wide x 12 long.  I wrapped one piece around the front of the book and creased on the edges.  Then cut down the second piece of 4 1/2 so that when I added it and wrapped it around, you would not see the ends on the front of the book.  Then I continued to embellish and layer as much as I wanted!


This can totally be changed for whatever she may want to use the book for.  Just because I am forcing her to do Addy’s doesn’t mean she has too.  I can slide the sleeve off and she can use it for something else.



Grab any of the Fancy Pants journal books and get to creating sleeves.  It is super easy and you can change your mind!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products Used:

Family & Co.

Corrugated black paper


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Card Set | Latisha Yoast

Card Set | Latisha Yoast


Hello Fancy Pants friends! Did you know that Fancy Pants creates stamp sets that coordinate with collections? Yes they certainly do!  Todays projects is a DIY note card set & coordinating box.
Die cut two sheets of pattern paper for the box. Then die cut a rectangle or any shape in one of the diecuts, this will be for the top of the box that allows to see inside of it.
This is was the box looks like put together. Now lets fill it.
I picked out a few different papers from the Family & Co collection, one that can be stamped on and then another to be layered.
After the house image was stamped, color in with your favorite coloring medium, these were colored in using Copic Markers.
For added interest and contrast, the sentiment was stamped in black, and the hearts were stamped in red.
These are going to be flat postcard style cards, where your write on the back of the card.  Die cut white card stock and adhere to the backs of the stamped fronts.
Place the cards into the box
Tie ribbon around the box and tie a tag to the bow to complete the set.
Materials Used:
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Cards | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning FP friends.

Creating cards with my extra products is pretty fun.  Easy way to use up collections that you have already picked apart!  Right?    For today. I have created two cards.  One is bright and whimsical and the other, a little toned down with krafty colors.



Here is a closer look at the flamingo card.  I used the Hello Sunshine Collection and it is perfect for my parents who spend the summer out in their camper at camp.  Also, it is both of their birthdays this month.  So, why not add them both to this card and then she can add it to her cork board as decoration after.  I also love how the Hello Sunshine Straw with Swag looks on the card.




Like I said, the other card I made is a little less bright.  Hope ever, it is inspirational and beautiful with the Artist Burlap Bow.  I used the Dream Big Collection.




This is so fun.  You have to give it a try.  My envelope base for both cards are the Artist Edition bags.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products Used:

Hello Sunshine

Dream Big

Artist Edition


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Back to School project | Latisha Yoast

Back to School project  | Latisha Yoast


Hello friends! Today I am sharing a fun back to school craft, that is easy enough for your children to help out.  With some children heading back to school, this is the perfect apple to bring to a teacher, without worry of it going bad.
First we are going to need to cut some circles.  However you decide to cut them is fine, you can manual die cut them, electronically cut them, or trace a circle onto paper and cut out with scissors. I used the Daydream Believer pattern paper from the Fancy Pants Designs Dream Big collection.  For this project 16 3.5inch circles were used, which was almost two sheets of paper. Once the circles are cut out, score them in half.
Since you will want the red side of the pattern paper to show, place adhesive onto the “b” side of the paper.
For a little more depth, and also to cover any white parts of the paper showing, ink the edges of the paper using red ink.
Using the Follow Your Dreams pattern paper, create a stem and leaves.  For the stem, I just rolled up a scrap of the paper, and I freehand cut the leaves with scissors.
Attach the stem into the apple and adhere the leaves and die cut from the Dream Big Ephemera set to the stem.
This was so easy to make, and I hope it inspires you to create one too!
Materials Used:
circle die
red & green ink
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Gift Boxes | Latisha Yoast

Gift Boxes | Latisha Yoast


Hello Friends! Today I am sharing treat bags/containers that are so easy to make, and since we are in the middle of our summer here in the US, I am using the ever festive Hello Sunshine pattern papers.

10 years ago, you had to go to a party store to buy anything and everything for party favors. With the popularity of diy, and manual and electronic die cutting machines, we can create all of these things in the comfort of our home and pajamas, probably late at night, the day before a party lol. The best part is that each party favor is 100% customizable to whatever theme you want.
Lets get started.I used two sheets of pattern paper from the Hello Sunshine collection, along with a metal die and this will create 4 treat boxes. Since there are a & b sides to the paper, that gives me 4 different boxes that perfectly coordinate. If you do not have a manual die cutting machine, use an electronic machine. You don’t want your shapes to be larger than 6×6, if you want to get 2 boxes from each sheet.

You will need a scoring tool and strong permanent tape.

Once the boxes are adhered together, embellish using tags and diecuts.

Materials Used

Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine Summer Fun pattern paper

Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine Boardwalk pattern paper

Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine Ephemera

Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine Tags

metal die




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Cards | Nicole Nowosad

Cards | Nicole Nowosad












Good morning! I am back on the blog to share some super quick cards using some fun items from the Hello Sunshine collection.

I pulled out my  6×6 paper pad, some diecuts, paint and a little washi tape and got to work.  My first card started off pretty simple, just a few swipes of paint and some hand cut letters complete the front of the card super easily.

Make a wish card

I added in a few stamped stars from the Merry & Bright collection for a little contrast to the front, and added a little piece of glitter washi tape from Millie & June to dot the i!


Make a wish card xl`

Next, I created this simple layered card with the help of my punches and a little more of that glitter washi tape from Millie & June.

Cheers card

It is so easy to add a few strips of bright paper and layer some diecuts onto a few simple punched circles and create a super easy card.

Cheers card cl1

I kept this last card even more simple with some diecuts from the Hello Sunshine collection and some simple strips of washi tape.

Thank you card

I ripped the washi tape in half down the middle, and then adhered the straight edges beside each other to make a fun torn border on the card front. Next, it was time to pop a few floral die cuts to the front, add a few enamel dots from my stash and voila!

Thank you card cl1

Collections used: Hello Sunshine, Millie & June, Merry & Bright

That’s all for now, stay tuned for lots more projects from our Design Team!


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