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Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman

Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman


Teacher gifts

Hey everyone! Vicki here to day to share a little inspiration for a teacher thankyou or Teacher Appreciation Day gift.  The Take Note Collection is such a fun collection with so many possibilities.  This collection makes it easy to pull together a little something for that special teacher. Here is what I came up with.  The kids can even help with this.  A fun project  for you to do with the kids, that will be even more meaningful because they were involved in the process.

Adding these hand made pennants to apples is a fun and easy idea.  There are lots of great school themed pieces in this collection to create a Pennant top. When you’re finished, all you have to do is hot glue it to a wooden dowel or wooden barbecue skewers.

These kraft bags are fantastic for dressing up.  Mine holds a couple of Hersey bars, but a cookie, a note pad or a package of popcorn are just a few other ideas.

Teacher treat bag

In this collection there is a package of  Library Card Pockets and Journaling Cards. These work well for a personal thankyou note for the teacher as well as for a gift card holder.

Teacher gift card holder

Don’t forget to snap a photo when your child takes this to their teacher. This collection is just fantastic for school themed layouts!

Collections Used: 

Take Note

Kraft Bags 



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Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast

Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast


Friends, did you know that in the Spellbound Collection from Fancy Pants Designs, there are Halloween themed treat sacks? There are! So, go find them and buy them now, because I think they are going to sell out quickly.  These treat sacks are the perfect way to give away candy or a gift, whether it be for Halloween, or a trunk or treat, or a birthday party.  Easy Peasy is the name of the game.
First I scored the bags at the 6 inch mark, to get a perfect fold.  Then I added the candy to the bag, folded the flap and held it in place with one of the stickers that comes with the sacks.
Next I used the tags and ephemera packs from the Spellbound collection as well to decorate the bags further. One of the tags is actually from the Holiday Hustle line, it just happened to match perfectly!
Its really that easy friends!!
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Halloween Cards | Zsoka Marko

Halloween Cards | Zsoka Marko


Hi crafty friends,

Zsoka here, popping in to share my latest project for Fancy Pants Designs!

This time I made three Halloween cards with the super awesome Spellbound collection. Here they are:


I picked three cut files from the Silhouette Design Store and cut all of them from black card stock.

This one below originally had Halloween written in the middle, but I removed that and instead I welded the remaining spider web with the Boo cut file that is a Halloween font, also from the Silhouette Design Store. I backed the pumpkins with orange paper to give them more definition. What I didn’t notice until my kiddo pointed it out is that the pumpkins look like eyes. Even better! I adhered the cut file to a purple patterned paper, to which I added a black patterned paper and all this I glued to the white card base. To decorate the card and add some dimension, I stitched some cute buttons on and added some die cut pieces as well.


For my second card I used a circle cut file with lots of bats. I backed this with a polka dot patterned paper, added foam adhesive to its back and adhered it on my card base. This consists of 4 layers: the white card base, a black ghost patterned paper, orange and mint papers. To embellish it I picked out some die cut pieces from the ephemera pack. Isn’t that owl the cutest?!


For the third card, which I actually made first, I used the negative cut file. This one took a while to piece back together as I backed it with different patterned papers! All the small pieces had to be glued down one by one. For the sentiment I used my favorite striped paper from this collection and for the rest I used some mint, orange and purple papers. Then I glued all this down on top of an orange patterned paper and a white card base.


I love how these turned out and since we don’t celebrate Halloween, I’ll be sure to send these to American friends!  They won’t be wasted :).

I hope you are inspired to create your own Halloween cards and surprise some friends with them!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!


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Thanksgiving card trio | Vicki Chrisman

Thanksgiving card trio | Vicki Chrisman


Thanksgiving card Trio

Hello everyone!  Vicki here today to share a few Thanksgiving cards with you.   I created these with a couple of different Fancy Pants Collections.  I used the Golden Days and True Friend Collections together.   I love how so many of the collection are easy to mix with others.  That is very true with this combo. Neither collection is specifically Thanksgiving themed. Both these collections have  papers and ephemera that work great for any Fall projects.

Thankful card 1

All of these gorgeous colors blend together so well.  As I put these cards together, I enjoyed mixing these somewhat nontraditional Thanksgiving colors.  The ephemera packs are always filled with  all kinds of  great pieces to choose from.  For these cards I used some from each of the collections.

Give thanks card 2

I love the contrast of the mustard and navy, with the pops of coral/orange and aqua.

Happy Thanksgiving card 3

The Tags, ephemera and Puffy stickers can add so much interest to your cards.  I love adding my ephemera with foam squares for even more dimension.

The 6×6 Paper Pads are perfect for card making, and cards are also a great way to put your smaller pieces to good use.

These cards will be mailed out to my three sisters for Thanksgiving.  Are there some special people in your life that would love to receive a handmade card from you this Thanksgiving?

I hope this inspires you to create!



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Fall Decor | Amy Coose

Fall Decor | Amy Coose


Hey there, I can’t wait to share my latest projects with you. Since this month is all about fall and celebrating Halloween around here, I decided to do some fun stuff using the new Spellbound line. I loved the little treat bags included in the line and decided to dress them up a bit to use for some special Halloween treats.

treat bags
I created a cute embellishment cluster on the first bag.
treat bags 1
This ghost is definitely a favorite of mine, it was the perfect focus for my second bag, along with those cute bats!
treat bags 2
I had grabbed a Fall banner sign from the dollar spot at Target and used more of the Spellbound paper and goodies to embellish it.
fall banner
Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Spellbound
Hope these projects inspire you to grab Spellbound and create some awesome fall projects! Thanks for visiting the blog today!
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Take Notes cards | Latisha Yoast

Take Notes cards | Latisha Yoast


Hello friends!  Do you love to read?  If I had to pick my favorite pastime, it would be reading.  So, when I saw the Take Note Collection, I was excited to see a few book stamps & die cuts.  Todays project, is just a card & tag to give to your favorite bibliophile.
First gather some supplies.  I grabbed a few different items from the Take Note Collection, so there would be cohesion between the two project.
First I stamped images and sentiments in black ink onto one of the Take Note Library cards.
Using water colors that match the pattern paper, color in the images and the rest of the card.
Embellish with Take Note Ephemera and twine, place into the library note card holder.
The card was created on white card stock, layered with Take Note Fancy Free pattern paper, layered with another panel of white card stock that has been stamped & embellished with Take Note Ephemera diecuts.
This card and tag set would be a perfect way to give a gift card, or with a book!
Materials Used:
white card stock
black ink
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