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We are family canvas | Vicki Chrisman

08/16/17

Hello Everyone! Vicki here to day to share a canvas project I just finished using the Family & Co Collection.  This collection has so many fun elements that are perfect for “family” theme projects, or layouts. Also cute ephemera pieces that could easily work for card making.  The canvas I choose to make with these sweet photos of my great nieces family was 8×11 size.

We are family canvas

This great title piece from the Ephemera Pack was my inspiration.

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This set has adorable ephemera pieces! I was laying them all out on my desk, checking out the entire pack when I found this little round frame, I knew it was the perfect way to help me incorporate another smaller photo .  I used another larger round frame and a round tag to set up a background for it. I placed some foam tape behind the piece with the photo to make it stand off the canvas.

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There is also an amazing sheet of Puffy Heart stickers for this collection.  I used one of the arrows, and the pennant tabs, as well as some of the dots as accents on my project.

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I used only a blank canvas for the project to get started.  After I finished adding all my papers, elements and photos, I finished off the edges of the canvas with some Fancy Pants Designs Washi Tape.  I absolutely love how it works around the edge of canvases!

I think a canvas like this would be a great gift for a family. That’s what I plan to do with mine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired to want to create!

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Back to School project | Latisha Yoast

Back to School project  | Latisha Yoast

08/14/17

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.
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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.
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Since you will want the red side of the pattern paper to show, place adhesive onto the “b” side of the paper.
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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.
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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
adhesive
scissors
red & green ink
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Home Decor | Vicki Chrisman

Home Decor | Vicki Chrisman

07/28/17

Hello Fancy Pants Friends!

Vicki here today to share a fun chalkboard remake using the  “Hello Sunshine  Collection”.   I recently helped host a baby (girl)  shower, so there are many “pink” things around here that are left over. I love to find new uses for things, so my plan has been to put these to new use. This chalkboard was one a had picked up at a flea market .  After I painted it pink, we dressed it up to be used as a sign at the shower.   Even at this point,  I figured it could serve another purpose, instead of me just getting rid of it. I love the bright Summery colors in the “Hello Summer Collection”, so here is what I came up with.

An”information station” of sorts.

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It has chalk, a container for pens and pencils, some extra clips and a note pad on one of the Fancy Pants  Clipboards.   What busy family couldn’t use a board like this to keep track of everyone’s schedules, right?  There are so many cute ephemera pieces in the pack to choose from , you could dress it up any way you want.

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Below is a closer shot of the clipboard.  I love that it’s made so that the metal clip is easy to remove to make adding paper or paint is a breeze.

This collection has the cutest Rubber Topper paper clips, that I just had to use

 

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In my book, a cute little banner can brighten up any project.  So, I created a little banner across the top with a fun mix of the papers from the 6×6 pad. The little prints seem to work so perfectly.

I hope you feel inspired to make a organization board for your  home. The kids could easily help with this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Collection used: Hello Sunshine

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Crafting a Banner

03/10/17

Hey friends!  Today I thought I’d share with you a new banner I made for my studio (aka craft room).  I loved the fun colorful pieces in the Jody Parade collection. So many of them just seem to perfect for an art/craft room banner.

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Using the Puffy Funky Alphabet Stickers, I could easily add ” Make Stuff”, layered on a pretty tag and some ephemera pieces.

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Again, using the Alphabet stickers and  a fun tag,another banner piece came together.  I had these little colored pencils that I thought would be fun to add.

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There are so many great Brag cards to choose to add to your design that I had a hard time narrowing it down, but I really love this one. I added a paint brush at the bottom and some random Puffy Dots to look like paint drops.

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There are so many fun elements in this collection it makes it so easy to create with.   I started with this cool tag and then added to the banner piece with the Designer Puffy Stickers, ephemera, and flair.

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I’m loving the new fun colors it added to my room and loving how it looks hanging on my Hosier!

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Are you needing a little color in your life? A banner for your craft room using the Joy Parade Collection might just be the easy and fun solution. 😊

Keep Creating!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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Spring Flower Cheer

02/28/17

Hello friends!  Here we are ready to jump into March!  I for one am ready for winter to be over. Winters can seem very long in NE. I’m ready to see some color!

I am ready for some color (besides grey and brown, lol).   This time of year I find ways to add some color in my house to carry me over until things start greening up and flowers start blooming.

It’s quite surprising to me how much it cheers me up, even if it’s something little, sitting on my window ledge in the kitchen. Which is exactly where I plan to set these.

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The colors and patterns from the Sweet Nothings collection are just HAPPY!   There are great Ephemera, Tags, and Puffy Stickers with this collection that you could add also if you like. I chose to keep mine sweet, simple little flowers. The green for the leaves was from the “Life is Beautiful” collection.

They are going to add a little bit of sunshine to my kitchen even on the dreariest of days. 😉

What else can you do to spread a little sunshine and cheer? Well, how about sending a “just because” card to someone to brighten their day?

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With all the fun pieces in the Ephemera Pack, there’s so much to choose from for making cards.  They make creating cards fun and easy. Now… deciding who to send this too… hmmm

I love sending hand made cards and who doesn’t enjoy getting them in the mail, right?  I’m hoping it will bring a little cheer someones day!

I’m hoping you feel inspired to break out some pretty Fancy Pants papers and add a little color and cheer to your day!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Sweet Nothings, Life is Beautiful

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Sticky Note Desk Center

02/22/17

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a super easy way to store your favorite Fancy Pants Designs Sticky Notes and have a cute note center for a desk.

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I am not one of those moms who have a command center in their home with a calendar and all of that. Brava to moms that dedicated to being super organized.  I have planners, my iPhone, and post-its with lists.

I bought this cute board for $3 in a dollar section around the holidays and I finally put it to use.  I love making lists and using sticky notes on everything so I created a fun way to store them on my desk.

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I put some permanent adhesive on the back on the last sticky notes just to keep them from falling down, then placed them on the board.  I added the black + white washi tape below the notes just to balance out the board, and used a flower die cut from the ephemera kit and adhered it using foam squares. I decided to spell out the word “notes” using the black puffy alphabet stickers and added the banner from the Ephemera package. To embellish the rest of the board I added a few pennants.

This was a lot of fun to create and it’s something that anyone from all levels could re-create!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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