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A Sweet Valentine Party

02/13/17

Hey everyone!  I hope you are in the party mood because today I’m sharing some Valentine party décor ideas with you using the “Sweet Nothings” collection.  What a fun collection!  I thought I’d share some of the ways I was able to use it in my party set up here with you today.

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I had decided that I wanted to create a banner with these letters from the ephemera pack.  I have been really into hand stitching lately and had some felt heart shapes on my desk.  I thought how fun it would be to incorporate the stitching into the banner, so I stitched the felt hearts and then did the rest of the creating with the “LOVE” letters, the gorgeous papers, and other fun bits of ephemera from the collection. Oh, there are SO many cute ephemera pieces to choose from!

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This little floral print (Little Flirty) is my very favorite!  I decided to cut a couple of love birds out of it and add them to towels as part of the décor.

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The thing that I was really super excited about was how great the Puffy Designer Stickers worked on the actual glassware itself.  It was awesome!!  I used it directly on the glass cake covers.  It looked amazing!  Even better, when the party was over I was able to take them off and put them right back on the sheet they came from to use again.  They stayed on the glass the entire time and when I pulled them off there was absolutely no residue on the glass covers! Now I’m excited about the thought of using them for décor on mirrors and other non porous surfaces.

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You can see here how great they look on this glass cover.

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So why stop when you have a good thing going, right?  I used the “I love you” words on this cover.

I also used the fun washi tape to decorate the glass.

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It’s a bit harder to see in this photo because of the glare but I used the Puffy Hearts on this glass cover. (Right side).

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There is just no end to what you can create with all the fun things in this kit!  What I love most is that I can use all of it again!

The party was a success and we all certainly had our share of sweet treats, lol.  It was so fun and easy to decorate with this collection!  Thanks for stopping at my party.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  Sweet Nothings

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Cork Heart

02/11/17

Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you some Valentine love using the new Sweet Nothings line. I have been collecting wine corks for over ten years, but I have never used them – until now.  I have created a cork heart to hang on the wall.

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I didn’t have a wood board to use as a background so I used a canvas. I used Mod Podge to glue the dotted paper to the canvas and used a small washi tape around the edges.

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I started by placing a large heart cookie cutter over the canvas and picking out the number of corks I needed for the project. Then I painted the corks  in different shades of pink and red and used a glue gun to glue the cork to the canvas and to each other.  You need more corks than you think. Many of my corks were either too short or too long for this project. I didn’t bother only picking ones that were the same size I liked the little differences.  But since the corks weren’t flat I had to use multiple 3d foam squares to place my picture.

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I could have kept the heart with only corks, but I had such a lovely photo of my kids. I didn’t want to adhere it directly to the heart so I used multiple layers of paper as a photo map.

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I can’t wait to see all the Valentine themed projects shared  on the Facebook page or tagged on Instagram.

Thanks for visiting the Fancy Pants blog today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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DIY Valentine Frames

02/06/17

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DIY things are always the best idea to give someone that you love as a gift. To celebrate Valentine’s Day I created three DIY Home Décor Valentine Frames using the Sweet Nothings collection. It’s so easy and simple.

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How to do:

  • Choose your favorite frame. This time I chose wood frames which had 4R size.
  • Choose some pattern paper, choose your favotite one. Cut it into 4R size.
  • Choose your favorite die cut embellishments. Paste one in the middle of each and use pop up tape to give shadows and dimension.

You can do it in less than 10 minutes and happy creating!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Happy Day Shadowbox

01/16/17

With Christmas and New Year festivities over I’m starting to feel the blahs of a long (sometimes dreary) Nebraska winter setting in.  I need some color in my life! Something bright, cheery and happy!  How about you?  Well look no further.  The Joy Parade collection and a little craft time might be just what we need. I  pulled out this beautiful collection and then looked into my “to alter” bin to see what might call to me.

I found this wood box I had picked up from the Dollar Store.  It was actually a drawer organizer with a removable divider in the middle.  I saw… shadowbox!

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If you’re looking for “cheerful” you can’t go wrong with this collection. After covering my box with beautiful papers I used some wire to add to these Ephemera pieces to create flowers in the little bottles. I loved the cute Puffy Sticker pieces I decided to use in the center of my flowers.

I should mention I had the “Happy Day” title pieces in my mind as part of the design as soon as I saw them. Yes! I added them with mounting tape so that they would be slightly raised from the back of the box.

I added some confetti type glitter to the bottom just because… what’s a party without confetti and glitter, right?

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Now all my little Happy Day box needed was a banner.  It’s a great way to show off some of the pretty paper designs. (Oh, and I added some Puffy Stickers to those also). Just to amp up the cuteness factor.

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Now my cheery little shadowbox hangs in my craft room.  I had fun making it and now I’m enjoying having it in here to brighten things up on the dreary winter days ahead. That’s a win, win.😉

If you need some fun colorful papers to brighten up your winter days Joy Parade is perfect.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  Joy Parade

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Festive Wall or Window Decor

01/04/17

Hello, Fancy Pants Designs friends! Yuki here to share an idea of a happy window or wall decoration.

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I chose the Joy Parade collection for this project. The happy colors and patterns in the collection are perfect for the New Year season.

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I used the Tags and Brag Cards Set so I didn’t have to measure or cut any papers. The Tags and Brag Cards Set are useful when you want to create your project quickly.

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I added the Puffy Designer Stickers, Flair and die-cuts from the Ephemera Mega Pack to the project.

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Thank you for the stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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DIY December: Candle Centerpiece

12/28/16

Christmas is right around the corner! This year we are having a few people over on Christmas Eve and I wanted to add a few small decorations to our celebration this year. We always have candles lit when we have company over, so I thought I could add a little holiday sparkle to one of our simple, everyday candle holders to act as a bit of a centerpiece for our holiday celebration.

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As you can see, this is a pretty basic candle holder. Pretty blah and boring. I love the pretty patterned vellum from the Merry & Bright collection, so I put my thinking cap on and got to work.

I measured the height of the candle holder and marked that onto the back of my gold star vellum from the Merry & Bright collection, trimming the excess on my trimmer. I wrapped it around the outside of my candle holder and used some glossy accents to glue the ends together. I did allow a small wrap around so the vellum had something to stick too. I held it in place while the glossy accents dried (2 mins or so) and then started thinking how I could hide that thin seam.

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I grabbed some bits I had picked up from the local craft store – some gold glittery decorative things, a pine cone and some glittery pine needle branches. I tied those together with some wire at the top of the bunch. I added some gold washi tape from the Millie & June collection, then wrapped some simple ribbon around the whole thing. I tied on one of the fun tags from the Merry & Bright collection and then glued the whole “bunch” along that nasty little seam. I used glue dots, but I think hot glue may work as well… just a whole lot messier!

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You can see that I added more of that pretty gold glitter washi tape around the bottom edge of the candle holder. This just finishes off that bottom area and adds a little more sparkle too! Because I didn’t actually glue anything to the candle holder, I can easily slip it on and off and use my boring ol’ candle holder after the holidays too.

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Merry & BrightMillie & June

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