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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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Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast

Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast


 Hello friends!  Soon we will be celebrating the US Thanksgiving holiday.  A lot of Americans like to decorate their homes with autumnal decor, and some have lots of friends and family over for a special dinner.  To me Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, love, gratitude and giving thanks for blessings big and small…oh and of course the food.  The project I am sharing today, is a fun way to create place cards.
Using several different collections, I grabbed pattern papers that remind me of fall.
To start each turkey, you will need 3 strips of paper in the following sizes.
1 in x 9 in
1.5 in x 9 in
2 in x 9 in
Each strip will be scored at 1/2 inch, and folded accordion style.
On each end of each strip, apply adhesive.  Fan them into half circles. The 1 inch strip will go first, then the 1.5 in and then the 2 in.  I started using the 1.5 inch, to ensure I had enough room for all three.
Using strong permanent adhesive, adhere each fan to Fancy Pants Designs corrugated paper.
Continue until all 3 are adhered.
Choose solid pattern paper, to create the turkey body, the beak, snoods and the feet.  I just freehand cut them with scissors.  You will also need a googly/wobbly eye, you can find them in any craft store.
Your turkey just needs a name and its ready to be placed on a plate.
This little turkey just makes me smile, and what a cute way to tell your guests where to sit.
Materials Used:
google eye
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Witches Shoes | Vicki Chrisman

Witches Shoes | Vicki Chrisman


Halloween witches FP

Hey Everyone! Vicki here today, sharing a bit of spooky fun.  I was so excited to see this super cute Halloween collection from Fancy Pants called Spellbound

I was seriously checking the mail daily, waiting for this collection to come!  I had a project in mind before it even arrived.

I wanted to create a pair of these witches shoes with it.  It’s fun to plan out what papers will be used for each different piece. I really like using the 12×12 sheets for large pieces and the smaller prints from the 6×6 pad for the little accent pieces.  I pretty excited about the fun striped pattern. Perfect for the witches socks, don’t you think?

There are so much fun things in the Ephemera pack that I could have used on the shoes, but I decided on the word “Halloween” , the spider web and the bats.

Halloween witches 1 FP

I wanted my shoes to be free standing so I attached them with a strip of cardstock at the back of the heal.  I had adhered the paper to the chipboard with adhesive sheets before die cutting it. I used my die design from AccuCut but  ( if you don’t have this die, or a die cutting machine, you could find a pattern online and cut it could by hand). It would also make a darling album of course.

With all the fun papers and ephemera  in this collection, where are tons of different ways you could create a pair of these shoes.

You could also make the legs longer and stick them upside down in a big bowl of candy. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Any way you do it, I know  you will feel inspired when you get your hands on this collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Collection Used: Spellbound

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