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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.

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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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Embroidery Hoop Wreath | Christin Gronnslett

Embroidery Hoop Wreath | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a fall wreath made with the lovely new collection Spellbound.

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I started by cutting out leaves that were slightly different in shape and size. I wanted the wreath to be kind of discreet so I mostly used the papers with lighter colors for this wreath.

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Since I didn’t work with so many papers i found a different way to set the papers a little apart. I cut out some leaves in vellum and glued the layers together, that way the leaf looked lighter.

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To set the different leaves apart more I stitched the stem and veins with different colors.

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Since the embroidery hoop is pretty thin I used a fast drying glue to glue all the pieces to the embroidery hoop.

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I wanted a few colors to pop so I added one paper layer of orange. I cut out six identical leaves in 3 different sizes and glued them on top of each other to add some extra dimension.

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To add some dimension to the leaves I bend all the leaves in the middle so they wouldn’t lay completely flat.

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I hope I have inspired you to make something pretty to hang on your wall.

Collections used:


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Altered Switch Plate | Vicki Chrisman

Altered Switch Plate | Vicki Chrisman


Hello Everyone! Vicki here today to share a fun project I just finished up. I am loving the new “Dream big” Collection from Fancy Pants and I couldn’t wait to create something for our house with it.

I don’t know about you, but I love altering and repurposing things. Actually I have a big plastic bin in my craft room closet, just for different things I pick up as I see them.  I may not always know just what I’m going to do with them when I bring them home, but I know they have potencial, and that is something I find so inspiring.

I created  this from a decorative switch place I ran across.

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I’ve had this switch plate in my “too alter someday” bin for quite a while now, but this beautiful collection was just the inspiration I needed.    This collection has so many fun bits of ephemera that is was hard to pick which ones to use.

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At first I had planed to paint the switch plate before starting, but them I really loved the way the papers and ephemera stood out from the metal.

Sticker letters from the Fancy Pant sticker sheets worked perfectly inside the spaces to spell “HOME”.

Attaching a wide ribbon to the back, extended from both the top corners, makes a great hanger.  In the top photo I just have it laid over the knob on a glass Cloche on my sofa table.

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I love this collection. It’s got great paper designs and so many fun ephemera pieces.  I hope this inspires you to break out your papers and give some thought to what you can alter, to make a fun new piece of decor for your home. As I was writing this I started thinking it really might be fun to add some journaling pages in the back that they could document the dates of each project and update.

Collections Used:

Dream Big


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We are family canvas | Vicki Chrisman


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.

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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


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.
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.
Since you will want the red side of the pattern paper to show, place adhesive onto the “b” side of the paper.
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.
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
red & green ink
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