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Valentine Cards | Zsoka Marko

Valentine Cards | Zsoka Marko


Hi there friends,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing some cards you could create for Valentine’s day. Since we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day however, I’ve made sure I can give these cards on other occasions too. Love is always celebrated in one way or another right?!


I’ve used the gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection for these cards. These colors just make me smile. I haven’t been working with this line since the beginning of the year so I was pretty keen on using it! A bit of change from all the holiday crafting haha!

I only wanted to make 2 cards but once the first one was ready, I just couldn’t stop!

To create the flowers I used the Hooray ribbon dies from Concord and 9th. I’ve been addicted to dies since I bought my little Cricut this past summer.


I’ve seen the idea to create a flower with these dies from Jennifer McGuire and thought it was pretty genius (it’s a ribbon die). So this is my take on her design.


I made top folding, 5.5×4.25″ card bases from white textured card stock and adhered my panels on top. These are slightly smaller than the card base and all are the same, just different colors.

I cut a bunch of flowers using different patterned papers and created similar flowers for each card, some just a single row of petals, some doubled up.


The leaves I created using different circle dies – another cool idea from Jennifer. I never would have thought of this! For the middle of the flowers I used different size circle dies and various patterned papers from this collection. Some I decorated with puffy stickers, one with a tag and twine and this one below I embossed, using a sentiment from the stamp set in the Sweet Nothings collection.


I love how these turned out! I love love love the dimension the flowers create!

Some more close ups:


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I hope these cards put a smile on your face today!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!



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Card Trio | Vicki Chrisman

Card Trio | Vicki Chrisman


Hello Fancy Pants Friends!

Now that that Hustle and Bustle of the Holiday is over, what a better time to relax than to spend some time in your craft room right?  Well, it works for me.  I love to just unwind with a little time cutting and pasting.  I love creating hand made cards because even if I don’t have a lot of time to commit to “getting crafty”, a card doesn’t take long and  satisfies my creative soul 😊

For these cards I pulled out the Family & Co Collection.

This collection has so many great pieces for layouts and altered pieces but also great ephemera pieces for creating cards.

January card trio


These colorful papers are  just so pretty together. There are plenty of  ephemera, tags and Chipboard stickers that are great for cardmaking.

smile card

I love these little typewriters!  They are so cute! If you want a different message than what is already on the little paper, it’s easy to change it out like I did here.

Be Happy Card

We have a Niece and Nephew that are moving to a new house, so when I saw these cute little houses, I knew I had to make them a “Congratulations on your new home” card.

Living on love card
I hope I’ve helped spark your creativity a bit with these cards. Wishing you time for some creative therapy, just for you!
Collection Used: Family & Co.
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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!
Materials Used:
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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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