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Magnolia Moments Card Trio


Hey Fancy Pants Designs Fans!
Hi!  It’s Amy T back with you again with card trio.  I’m featuring Magnolia Moments Collection!
Magnolia Moments Trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
Let’s start with the Never Too Old card.
Never too old by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I decided to design cards that included some of my favorite quotes that I own in stamps.  I’ve kept the trio’s overall design the same with a shift of the focal point.  I kept with the same paper panels.  I couldn’t help adding so orange enamel dots on the tree ephemera.
Check out my Summer Time design.
Summer Time by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
The ephemera in this collection are all so amazing.  I love the plants, says the black thumb.
My final card for today:
You by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
The pink panel is one of my favorites from the paper collection.
I hope you check out the Magnolia Moments Collection, it really is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Candy Bag


Hello friends!
Today I have a quick and simple way to package a party favor, or a surprise treat for movie night.
Fancy Pants Designs has many pre-cut alpha die cuts, in packages, ready for you to use. This is so helpful when you want to create something in a pinch. For this project I used one of the FPD kraft bags, and decorated it with letters, diecuts, ephemera and buttons.  All it needed was some candy to put it.
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Fancy Pants Designs Kraft Bag
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Good Stuff Gifts


Hey Fancy Pants Designs Fans!
It’s Amy T back with you again with a giftie duo.  I’m featuring The Bright Side Collection!
The Good Stuff duo by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I tend to collect items that are fun to embellish or alter.  The frame is from Ikea and come in a multi-pack for a great price.  I started off by setting the background with the green stripe panel.  All the papers are from the 6×6 paper pad.
The Good Stuff by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I die cut a coffee cup using the floral paper, topping it off with a solid black lid and an upcycled coffee sleeve.  I love looking with the Ephemera packs and went a bit crazy picking out goodies.  I varied heights by using foam adhesive squares.
I decided to add a coordinating card.
Sending Sunshine by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
To continue the green stripe theme, I used a band of it for my card.  I die cut the sending in black cardstock and added a stamped sentiment.  I thought that the kite would be perfect for the design and finished it off with white poms.
I have so many coffee loving friends and can’t wait to pop this in the mail to one of them.
Amy T.


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Summer Card Trio



Hello Friends, Latisha here with you today with some easy peasy cards.  None of these cards need any fancy technique, die cutting machine etc.  Just a paper cutter, adhesive and Fancy Pants Designs product.
For these cards, I went through some of my favorite older collections that had the same vibe and feel, where things could be mixed and matched but still look coordinated.  This first card, has a few layers of pattern paper, then some buttons and epoxy stickers.
Finding pattern paper and die cuts from ephemera packs that coordinate from separate collections is so much fun.  Making cards does not have to be hard, complicated or have a ton of techniques.  The process is what is fun for me, plus having something pretty to mail to someone is the bonus.
Don’t be afraid to create custom sentiments. Utilize all of those stickers, tags and buttons that you have been saving, and make some cards out of them.  You can make so many in on sit down creative session.  Its relaxing and so much fun!
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Up Up + Away Travel Notebook


On Our Way Traveler’s Notebook!
I had a notebook from the Take Note Collection that I wanted to use in my B6 planner, but I had no idea what to do with it.  Until I saw the On Our Way Collection.  It is the perfect notebook to pair with the ephemera and diecuts from the On our Way Collection.
The notebook was decorated with 6×6 paper from On Our way, and several diecuts from the ephemera pack.  I just used a strong adhesive to ensure they cannot fall off.
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One Hour Flip Album!


Hey friends! Stephanie here to share something a bit different today!
Lately I’ve been battling a little creative block and I hate when that happens. I know we all go through it and I wanted to share some fun tips to overcome it.
I challenged my self with limited supplies, no photos, and 1 hour of just good ol’ crafty fun! I used the 12×12 journaling card paper from the Take Me Away collection, a few scraps of coordinating paper, the ephemera pack, glue, pop dots, and my sewing machine (which just happened to have yellow thread loaded).
I chose the 12×12 journaling card paper and once I cut them down I had 10 bases for a flip mini album. I went through and decorated them with the coordinating ephemera and some stitching.
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I love how this project turned out and now I have a fun album ready to add photos of our next trip.
I think sometimes the idea of editing, printing, and preparing photos or figuring out where to start can deter us from getting anything done. But now you know you can just pick a handful of supplies and just start making something.
Have fun and let the creative juices start flowing again. And I guarantee that once you’ve challenged yourself and accomplished a project like this you won’t be able to stop making!
For more creative tips and challenges join me at my blog, Craft His Love and on Instagram @crafthislove.


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