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Gorgeous Card Trio by Zsoka

05/09/18

 

 

Hello crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing a trio of cards I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs.

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I’ve used the wonderful The Bright Side collection on these cards. They are really simple and quick to make! I made three A2 top folding card bases from heavy weight white card stock. Then I adhered  a different A2 size patterned paper to all of these.

For the first one I die cut 2 oval shapes using some Spellbinders dies. At this point I didn’t know yet what sentiment I will add, so when I opened the ephemera pack and found this oval die cut I was overjoyed! I love happy accidents like this! To add a bit of dimension, I added foam sheets between two of the oval layers. To finish it off, I glued some puffy sticker hearts and a die cut bird on the ovals. I used foam tape to attach the bird.

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On the next card I cut a piece off the Natural Beauty paper, which has a beautiful flower bouquet on it. I cut it in a way that the bouquet was on the left side of my card. Then I picked out some of the die cut flowers from the ephemera pack as well as some leaves, a frame and a sentiment and played around with the arrangement. I decided to use foam adhesive on the frame and on the flowers. I glue down the leaves first, then the frame, then added in the flowers. To finish off the card I adhered my sentiment, again using foam adhesive, and attached a bow I made of the twin that comes in the tags set.

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I really wanted to use these super cute cups on a card because I knew I wasn’t going to use them on a layout. It would have been a shame if they had gone to waste! There’s 3 in the ephemera pack, but once I stacked them on top of each other, they were not tall enough, so I took a 4th one from another ephemera pack. I used foam adhesive to attach these to the card front. One of the cups has The Good Stuff written on it and I thought that would be perfect for my sentiment! I added two die cut pinwheels at the top, just for fun! For finishing touches I used some puffy sticker dots and a chipboard piece.

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You really don’t need a lot of supplies to create these cards! I hope I could inspire you in one way or the other!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

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Oh so happy!

04/30/18

Hi there,

Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs!

I remembered using a specific cut file about 2 or so years ago but for the life of me I could not find it, I have no idea whose design it was. So I just went ahead and made my own in the Silhouette Studio program – it’s basically just triangle shapes arranged in a circle.

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I cut this from one of the patterned papers, then backed the rays with different patterned papers from The Bright Side collection. I also added some machine stitching in the middle of the rays.

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I created one cluster in the middle of the page, so it is a very simple design. I felt like otherwise the page would have been too busy. I layered tissue paper, tags, die cuts behind my photo and glued these down. I then added different embellies around and on top of my photo: labels, chipboard stickers, die cuts. For some interest I added a die cut photo frame too and my title also comes from the die cut ephemera pack.

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To finish off my page I glued down some colourful puffy sticker dots!

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I hope you like this simple idea!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a great day!

See you soon!

X

Zsoka

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Handmade gift boxes!

04/27/18

Hello friends!  A diy inspired blog post for you today, on creating
gift boxes using pattern paper!  Lately I have been loving using up
pattern paper, creating bags, envelopes, boxes, tags, banners, etc…
fun and different ways to express my creativity, and using up my
supplies!  Today, I am sharing a few different sized boxes, and how I
decorated them.

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If you do a simple search on diy gift boxes, you will find so many
different ways to create a box out of paper.  The internet is amazing!
After creating the box, using pattern paper, tags, ephemera &
chipboard stickers all from The Bright Side collections, I made a tag.
Instead of attaching the tag to a tied ribbon around the box, it was
adhered to the top of the box.

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The bigger box was having a hard time staying closed, so tying ribbon
around it worked like a charm.  To embellish, a tag was create and
added to the ribbon.

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One of my favorite things about using a collection to create anything
diy, is that it all perfectly coordinates! The cute rain boots paper,
with the cute rain boots die cut ephemera! So cute!  The tag and the
die cut were adhered to the box using foam adhesive, which gives it
dimension.

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The next time, you need to wrap a present, consider creating your own
gift box, it really is so easy.  Especially with pretty ephemera designs, online templates,
directions, punches and dies!

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Materials Used
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Happy Feet pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Bright Side Pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Good Vibes pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Good Stuff pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side tags set
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side chipboard stickers

Latisha

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You Can Do It!

04/25/18

Morning!

Mary-Ann here today with a black, yellow with a touch of green layout to share.  A yellow T-shirt calls for yellow in the layout, don’t you think?   My little man tried and tried to blow up this water balloon.  This is about as far as he got.  He was defeated and so were his cheeks.  I love how the pictures captures his struggle and also his determination to get it done.  I think you can see his frustration a little too.

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I love the speech bubbles.  I used small alphas to incorporate an encouraging message.

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I love to layer.  Layering this tags helped me bring in all the colors that I was using in the layout over to the left.  Using different shapes brought in depth.

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A couple little journaling strips, telling the story and my layout was complete!

So you can see from this layout and my previous one, earlier in the month, that The Bright Side Collection can be used for of all types of ideas and projects!  What are you using yours for?  Be sure to tag us online so we can see!!  Instagram: @fancypantsdesigns

Thanks for stopping in.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used: The Bright Side Only

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It’s a Beautiful Day!

04/24/18

I have a good friend that I met through scrapbooking years ago at our local scrapbook store!  Now that our kids are older, we crossed paths again when our girls ended up on the same soccer team!

So… when her oldest had TWINS I had to ask for photos to use with our new lines…what I LOVED about these pictures and The Bright Side Collection is that I could use a mix of products all from the same collection, but to suit the different colors and mood of the photos!

This first one I worked on is bright and cheery to encompass the happy feelings this new Mom is feeling!

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I just LOVE this photo I LOVE the ephemera floral pieces to wrap around it to create a perfect focal point!

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And, the crochet flowers we brought back for this line are…devine!!  They offer a bright, happy color, but a soft, elegant touch at the same time!

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Up next are two more layouts that were definitely on the softer side of this collection…same collection, same babies, completely different look and feel!

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The touches of gold foiled items and the pastel pinks, blues and yellows is such a perfect touch for this photo!

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And last, more pops of color with a mix of the pastels with the vibrant reds in the line!  This one turned out so pretty..that photo is amazing!

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So…which is your favorite?  Baby layout overload and so many options that The Bright Side Collection has to offer!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Jodi

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Floral Wreath Beauty!

04/23/18

 

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here again and today I’m back to share with you another layout using the beautiful TheBright Side collection.

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For this layout I’m making the most out of the beautiful pattern papers that come in the collection to create a wreath design.

I really love how the Bright Side collection has this grid pattern paper with a floral cluster at the bottom (or at the top ;)). It’s the perfect starting point to build a beautiful wreath.

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I used some of my favorite floral dies and I cut out different sizes and shapes of flowers as well as leaves to fill in between.

The collection has its own beautiful floral images too so I mixed some of them in my wreath too.

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The whole process of putting this page together is extremely easy and fun. I kept adding elements until I was happy with the way it looked and then I started building up the rest of the elements.

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I decided to place my photo and journaling in the middle of the wreath to keep them in the spotlight of this layout.

I used a couple chipboard and puffy stickers to add a little bit of dimension and variety to the whole project and then I just called it done!

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I really hope you enjoyed this and you got inspired to create something today. Until next time, happy crafting.

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