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Hello, Fancy Pants Friends!

Today I am sharing a special photo I recently found that brought back so many memories!  My husband and I have been married over 20 years and together over 24. This is us, early on in our dating period.  I stumbled across this photo just last week before Valentines day.  We look like such babies.  I wanted to document it with product, worthy of hanging on the wall.  I had just received my new goodie box and The Bright Side collection~ it had the perfect colors–and was totally worthy of displaying!
I love lots of layers and my mom gifted me tons of her vintage buttons.  She even scrounged tons from her knitting group.  My step mother also gave me her mother’s tin.  I can not tell you where these buttons came from, but I am certain they have a 20+ year story to tell, too.  It’s so fun to mix new and old…and they look so perfect together!
I love when the product itself, offers you titles within the collection.  I used ‘the good stuff’ as my easy title.  I used piece of a cut file from The Cut Shoppe – Blooming Bouquets.  It added a little more depth to the  floral clump.
Thank you for popping in today.  I look forward to seeing what you do with the new The Bright Side collection.
All of these products can also be found on our website Make a Pretty Life! 
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Spring Banner with our NEW The Bright Side Collection!


Hello, Fancy Friends!

It’s Jodi here with a new project featuring our brand new The Bright Side Collection!  So…how many Target dollar spot shoppers do we have out there?  Probably all of you!  I picked up this simple felt banner in the dollar spot a while back and it was just sitting in my craft bin waiting for the perfect way to be used… along came this new collection…the perfect match!  There was a purple and a bright orange piece that I took out, but the rest of the pieces were bright and cheery and perfect for a spring time banner!


I wanted to keep it simple and clean, but add a couple of my favorite photos as the highlight.  This project was quick and easy and I only used a couple sheets of 12×12 paper for the banner backgrounds, an ephemera pack, puffy dot stickers and the crocheted flowers!  And of the papers and products are from The Bright Side Collection, including the darling crochet flowers that we brought back for this spring collection!  Don’t you just love them?

Here are a few close ups (I found the cute, colorful and perfectly coordinating ceramic strawberry baskets at Walmart):



And here are a few more close-up so of the banner project! Create your own… this collection is in stores now (shop local first ;)! ) and can also be found on our website .







Here’s hoping that Spring will arrive soon now that I’ve put my banner up!

Happy Spring!


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Always Canvas | Vicki

Always Canvas | Vicki


Hello friends! Here we are headed into a brand new year. How exciting!

It’s a great time to create something new, fun and  bright!  I created this 12×12 canvas for my craft room using one older Fancy Pants collection and one of the more recent ones.

One of the things I love about Fancy Pants Collections is that they can often work really will together.  In this case I used ” Joy Parade” and “Beautiful life”.

Both Collections are full of really cheerful happy papers. Bright colors and fun designs.

When this design came to mind I knew there were some great letters and words from each collection that would work well.

The Puffy Script stickers from the Joy Parade collection are just such a a gorgeous font.  I mixed up my title using the “Always” word, as well as the Printed Cork pieces and other Puffy letters.

Always canvas

I’m enjoying having this new projects hanging in my creative space.  These papers just make me happy! So fun and Cheery!

Happy New Year to all of  you!   Don’t forget to mix it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Collections Used:

Joy Parade

Life is Beautiful


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Merry & Bright Wreath | Latisha Yoast

Merry & Bright Wreath | Latisha Yoast


Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a fun way to use up your 12 x 12 pattern paper, to create a wreath.  It only takes a few supplies, and you have a beautiful home decoration.
To create this wreath, start with a plain styrofoam wreath.
Next, trim pattern paper to 1 inch by 6 inch, you will need enough to go around the circle.
Apply adhesive to one end of the pattern paper and fold over.
Start apply the folded paper to the wreath using a strong adhesive.
Use another sheet of pattern paper, to do the inside.  Embellish with ribbon and a sentiment.
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Christmas Star | Vicki Chrisman

Christmas Star | Vicki Chrisman


Hello Fancy Pants Friends!

Vicki here today to share another Home Decor project for the holidays.   The Holiday Hustle Collection is so fun and inspiring, filled with pretty papers, and matching ephemera, tags, buttons ect. So much to inspire you when creating your projects.

I found this plain inexpensive wood star at the local craft store, and thought it would be a fun base for these adorable pieces from this collection.

This project came together easy. As a matter of fact I’m thinking it would be a great project for my craft group.

I love using foam squares and tape to give some of my pieces dimension.  It looked especially cool on this project because the car seems to look like its riding on top of the snow.

Wooden star

It’s always my favorite part of my projects.. to go back and add little bits of interest.  These buttons are just adorable!  I really wanted to incorporate this cute little bow, and I found the perfect spot for it.

After adding a few sprigs of greenery I added a Fancy Pants Cork star to the top to finish it off.

Wooden star close

I have this hanging on the cupboard door of my Hoosier and it looks adorable.

I hope you feel inspired to create a little holiday diy project of your own.

Collection Used:

Holiday Hustle

Cork Shapes

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Christmas Countdown – Vicki Chrisman


Hello friends!

I love making home decor projects with my Fancy Pants Products, and my favorite time of the year to do that is defiantly Christmas!  The new Holiday Hustle Collection is so fun and inspiring for all kinds of projects. When I saw the Chipboard Number Set/ Countdown, I was totally inspired to create a Christmas Countdown of my own. I found this 15″  wood tree at Hobby Lobby as my base, ( but it would also be super easy to make with paint sticks or yardsticks).   .

Wood countdown tree

Of course the point, is to make your way down to the big day 😊  So…. this ephemera piece could not have been more perfect.  I added it to the  tree with foam squares so it could stand off the wood a bit.

Wood countdown tree close 1

There are all kinds of great ephemera pieces in the Ephemera and Tag Packs. I added a piece of wire to the top of this tag and tied on a little bell.   The number pieces are sticky back but I added mine to the tree with foam squares, so that it would give more space for the hanging piece.

Wood countdown tree close 2

I used many of the metallic red pieces from this collection, so in keeping with that, I used rub on red metallic on the wood star I added to the top.

Wood countdown close 3

This is a fun project as a gift for the  kids or  grand kids, as they count down to the big day, or a project they could do with you.

Collection Used:

Holiday Hustle


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