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Dream Big | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Dream Big | Mary-Ann Maldonado



Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a layout used the new Dream Big Collection.  When I looked at the collection, I was drawn to the soft colors and puffy clouds with faces.  I recently grabbed a clearance cloud punch that helped bring my layout together.  So I layered them using foam tape for dimension.


The thing I love most about Fancy Pants is that you can combine different collections because they match perfectly.  I used the Mustache Washi from Hey Mister and the alphas from Sweet Nothings.



So, when your running low, grab out your other FP collections and combine them.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used:  Dream Big

Washi from Hey Mister and Alphas from Sweet Nothing


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Here with you | Amy Coose

Here with you | Amy Coose


Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout I created using the Family & Co line  which is one of my new favorites. I love the fun colors, but I was first drawn to the Here with You patterned paper. The highlighted phrase “here with you” inspired me to create this layout of me and my hubby.
here with you
Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used:  Family & Co
The tag and ephemera were the perfect balance for my photo.
here with you 2
I added some stitching and some ephemera to the phrase to help it stand out a bit more.
here with you 3
A date tag and some puffy heart stickers finished out my layout.
here with you 1
Thanks for visiting the blog today!
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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.

We are family canvas

This great title piece from the Ephemera Pack was my inspiration.

We are family close 1

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.

We are family close 2

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.

We are family close 3

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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Travellers Notebook | Nicole Nowosad

Travellers Notebook | Nicole Nowosad


Good morning Fancy Pants Designs friends!

Nicole here today to share an unusual project for me… a travellers notebook. I love the look of these journaling style of books, but honestly, I like the chunky look too much and thought I would never embrace the whole concept. Well, I changed my mind when I saw how adorable these notebooks really are!

Travellers notebook cover

I grabbed this one from the Dream Big collection and added a simple diecut title from the Family & Co. collection for the cover of my album. The idea is for me to have a place to add in all those little extra photos that I seem to collect throughout the year. I plan to add photos to spreads throughout the year as I have extra lying around.

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I made the heart spread with some little squares of paper I had cut and leftover from another project. I simply added them in a heart like pattern, added some diecuts and then doodled in a sketchy heart shape over top.

Travellers notebook inside 2

For my other spreads, I started to add in those extra photos that I mentioned earlier. I added in more diecuts and tags all from the Family & Co. collection.

Travellers notebook inside 3

Travellers notebook inside 4

I love the little pocket style of this album and made a pocket to one side using part of a 6×6 paper pad sheet of paper and added my adhesive around the outer edges only. I can tuck in some memorabilia, tags or even a note about what happened in the photos.

Travellers notebook inside1

I added in a photo of myself, I am part of the family after all right!? I hope you will give these Traveller’s notebook a try! Super easy to create with and tons of fun!

Collections used: Dream Big, Family & Co


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Traveller’s Notebook & Cards | Vicki Chrisman


Hey friends!

Vicki here, sharing what I’ve been creating with the  “Dream Big” Collection. I  dressed up one of the Travelers Journals for a little something to keep in my car for starters. These are cute on their own or dressed up… a little or a lot. Whatever you choose. I added the saying along the bottom of the notebook and then created a little cluster of flowers and feathers from the Ephemera Pack.

note book vicki

Making cards is at the top of my favorite things list, so of course I couldn’t wait to make some with this collection. I lay out all the pieces in the Ephemera and Tag packs and pick thru them like a kid in a candy store. lol

I love this wreath looking piece, as well as the smaller inside round piece.  I often use foam squares or foam tape for dimension but I thought I’d also add a little something else for interest to this card.

dont stop believing card vicki

Before adding the wreath piece, I cut a piece of plastic from some other Fancy Pants packaging and added it to the back of the wreath.   Once I had added it to the card with foam tape, I then added the center circle to the middle using foam tape again.  Just a simple thing that really adds interest to the card.

dont stop believing card vicki 1

I know it probably seems like I’m obsessed with the ephemera pieces the way I carry on about them, but there are so many and they are so versatile. I used them again on this card. Using different pieces to achieve a totally different look.
I think this would make a great graduation card. I enjoy sending handmade cards, and I think people really like receiving them. ( I know I do).
They come together quickly and when you don’t have a lot of time to commit to crafting but the creative bug has bitten you, creating a card might just do the trick!

it all starts with a dream card vicki

The possibilities are endless with this fun collection.

Collection Used: Dream Big

Thank you so much for stopping by


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