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Sparkler Party Favors


Hi friends!  Today I thought I’d share a simple fun, last minute Fourth of July project with you using Fancy Pants Designs tags from the Making Waves collection.

Who doesn’t love sparklers??  Young and old always enjoy them.  Here is a fun way to create some party favors for your Independence Day get together.  I just laid a couple of them out on this wreath for the photo.

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I love the silver foil paper in this collection so I incorporated it into my tag, as well as some of the pieces from the Wood Veneer pack. In this case I doubled up, using one of the smaller tags on top of the larger one.

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The Big USA letters are from the Alphabet Pack.

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I used some of the paper from this collection to cut out a few stars to add to this wreath.  My first thought was just to use part of it as a back drop for the photos of the Sparkler Tags but I cut and added more and loved how it looks.  Again, especially loving that silver foil paper.  This morning I didn’t have a Fourth of July wreath for my front door… but… I do now!  That was easy.

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If you are like me and need a little last minute patriotic decor or party ideas I hope this inspires you.

Have a safe and fun Fourth!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Making Waves


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It’s My Party: Photo Props


Party Photo Props

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If you search Pinterest you’ll find all hundred thousand photo prop ideas.  My husband’s and daughter’s birthday are within days of each other.  My husband was feeling a bit left out with my daughter getting her lovely party hat So I whipped up some photo props with ideas on shapes and designs from Pinterest using Be Different.

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Be Different is still one of my favorite collections and is perfect for parties, favors and decor.  Plus all the little monsters go with “my monster”.  Bonus: I now have some fun photos to scrapbook and document their birthdays this year!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Be Different

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Fancy Cuts: Party Bags


Hello Fancy Pants friends! Today I’d like to share something fun for a Fancy Cuts project with you!


I created these tags with the new Summer Sun collection. I love those bright and happy colors! You can find many die-cut shapes in the collection. I picked some shapes from the Ephemera Pack, Alphabet Pack, Tags, and Insta Pack.


I used my tags on the card and souvenirs for the party. I cut silver stars from Silver Foil Paper with my die cutting machine. Decorative Bags and Confetti are from Burlap & Bouquets Party Kits & Supplies.


I love the combination of the kraft tags and colorful die-cut shapes! The cute Mini Craft Journal is my favorite. I will use those small tags for the bookmarks.


The Alphabet Pack is really useful. Using tags, die-cut shapes from Ephemera Pack and Alphabet Pack you can create tags for treats in a couple of minutes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to share your inspired projects using Fancy Pants Designs products on our Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Summer Sun  Silver Foil Paper  Burlap & Bouquets Party Kits & Supplies


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Celebrating Birthdays: 1,2,3,4…cheers!


Hello, Fancy Pants friends!

Summer is just perfect time for birthday parties – everything  blossoms and smells beautiful. There are bright colors everywhere, fresh air and happy smiles! My baby was born in November – which is not best time for outdoor parties! But in the end of May Alice marks 6 months from Alice’s birthday…cause to celebrate! If you are a Mom – you know – we always count down the months as our babies grow. It has taken three years for me to realize, that it doesn’t matter if she is 3 years & 3 months or 3 years & 4 months. Yet somehow there is something about a half way mark to a birthday. This year we decided 3 1/2 years old needed to be celebrated!


I decided to create some decorations for this date, but you could easily use this idea and for real birthday party decor. I decorated cups of juice to demonstrate to Alice, that she is on the half way to her fourth birthday.


 I made four rosettes and decorated them with numbers from 1 to 4 – adding ovals, leaves and some decorations. The sentiments also make sense – for example, on the rosette under number three is, “Been there”, inscription on the arrow that points to the previous glasses.


I stuck the rosettes on the glasses with double sided adhesive tape and poured some juice into each glass, and in the last, fourth, I poured half only. And also I added some die cut doilies –  made from patterned paper – they look so sweet and neat!


I hope you have a happy, fun filled day!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Making Waves


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Celebrating Birthdays: Birthday Hat & Favors!


Hi gang! Jen Chesnick with you today with another altered project!

This time it’s all about the birthday girl. What little girl doesn’t want a Flutterific party hat?  My daughter turned three this past week, so of course she needed the perfect hat to celebrate!

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The hat and purse favors cut files are from the Silhouette Store. 

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The butterflies and sweet, girl colors from the Flutter collections were perfect to pair with some trim I have been hoarding for far too long.

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I added a dash of gold mist to finish them off.  Jen Chesnick-Happy Birthday Parker- Fancy Pants Flutter- Hat-details1

This little party hat ended up being a real hit! It made the perfect accessory for my adorable, three year old birthday girl!

Fancy Pants Designs Collection used:  Flutter


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It’s My {Tea} Party


Hello Friends! I love hosting a tea party with my friends. It affords me the opportunity to spend time with them and to share special memories and moments together. This is my opportunity to make them goodies to show how special they are. The lemon, raspberry and pistachio colors of the Office Suite ollection reflect soft and feminine hues… perfect for the tea party!


Each tea cup has a color-coded gift tag and decorated candy tin that matches the three flavours of the macaroons. The tags have the same base and design, just with different color Ephemera, Labels, Brag Cards, Insta Pack items and buttons.


Start with a 3” x 6½“ corrugate paper tag. Add a small paper doily and a banner strip cut from Team Meeting paper slightly longer than the corrugate paper tag. Thereafter, decorate and embellish with various ephemera, labels, brag cards, insta pack items, ribbon and buttons. Some elements can be raised with foam squares.


Here are close-up images of the three different color tags and matching candy tins decorated with a paper rosette flower, matching button and trim. The candy in the tins can be substituted with a small gift or a personalized message.

Adhere the green scallop label and the blue banner. Adhere the ‘Loving the Moment’ insta pack element. Raise the gold foil heart from the insta pack and the blue deer from the ephemera pack foam squares. Add a button and trim to match the pistachio macaroon.


The second tag uses the ‘Mistakes are proof that you are trying’ word phrase from the ephemera pack. Add elements from the labels and insta packs as well as a button to match the lemon macaroon. Adhere the word quote with foam squares.


The third tag matches the raspberry macaroon. Adhere the insta pack black deer on a pink background and the diagonal stripe frame. Add the black deer button on top of the insta pack deer. Adhere the ephemera element ‘never let go of your dreams’ to the bottom, left corner of the diagonal frame. Finish with ribbon and a button.


I hope this has inspired you to create something special for your friends at your next tea party using the Office Suite collection. Remember to share your tea party projects using Fancy Pants Designs product on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Office Suite


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