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Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast


Is it just me or does it seem like once its the month of October, time starts to accelerate?  Today, I am sharing a fun way to create a treat bags (from die cuts) to celebrate the season, using the new Spellbound Collection. You can die cut the pattern paper using steel dies, or from an electronic machine or even find directions online to create a bag from just a ruler, scissors and adhesive.
Once the bag is die cut from the pattern papers, and adhered together, getting to decorate it, is the fun part.  To decorate these bags, I used the Spellbound Collection Ephemera pack.  There are pumpkins, bats, ghosts, sayings & sentiments and much more!
To give the bags depth, I like to adhere as much as the die cuts to the project using foam adhesive.  Layering with foam adhesive will always take your project to the next level, and will not look so flat.
I hope you were inspired by these enough to try your hand at making your own custom bags!
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You Rock | Mary-Ann Maldonado

You Rock | Mary-Ann Maldonado


‘Take Note’ of this amazing Felt Pennant in the center of my page!!  They are fab and add so much contrast and texture to a layout.  I used a Hello Sunshine straw over the wooded stem.  I mad a slit in the straw, the length of the felt part and slid the straw up the wood, from the bottom up to the top.

You Rock

You Rock Pennant

I loved the Jot it Down Paper as a base.  I cut square of random papers to fill some of the sections and stamped the date on the exposed calendar sections.  I added random ephemera that made sense with my theme.

You Rock top corner

The Take Note collection is perfect for so many things.  I may have documented a band concert with it here, but I could have easily documented the first day of school, last day of school, a good grade or any activity.

Best thing about Fancy Pants……..So many of the collections blend together.  I used Washi from Good Fellows, Yellow Washi from Attwell, the straw from Hello Sunshine and the yellow alphas from Life is Beautiful.  It all goes!

Mary-Ann Maldonado


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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.

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Fall Decor | Amy Coose

Fall Decor | Amy Coose


Hey there, I can’t wait to share my latest projects with you. Since this month is all about fall and celebrating Halloween around here, I decided to do some fun stuff using the new Spellbound line. I loved the little treat bags included in the line and decided to dress them up a bit to use for some special Halloween treats.

treat bags
I created a cute embellishment cluster on the first bag.
treat bags 1
This ghost is definitely a favorite of mine, it was the perfect focus for my second bag, along with those cute bats!
treat bags 2
I had grabbed a Fall banner sign from the dollar spot at Target and used more of the Spellbound paper and goodies to embellish it.
fall banner
Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Spellbound
Hope these projects inspire you to grab Spellbound and create some awesome fall projects! Thanks for visiting the blog today!
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Halloween Frenchie |PageMaps | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Halloween Frenchie |PageMaps | Mary-Ann Maldonado


The easiest way to get the creative juices flowing is to start with a sketch.  I started with a sketch from Page Maps.  It is so fun to be collaborating with them this month.  A sketch is a jumping off point.  Interpret how ever you may want.


So, instead of using the 9 squares, I used 4.  I also used my photos for the squares instead of patterned papers.  I switched the robot to a dog and put it on the other side of the page too.  It was so fun!!!  The rest of the sketch, I stuck to pretty closely.


Halloween ribbon

Halloween frenchie

For my project, I used the new, Spellbound collection.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado


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PageMaps Team Up | Vicki Chrisman

PageMaps Team Up | Vicki Chrisman


The world is at your fingertips layout Vicki Chrisman sized

Hey Fancy Pants Designs friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created using the Fancy Pants Designs “Take Note” Collection along with the the inspiration of this great sketch from Becky Fleck.


The layout of this sketch was just so perfect for what I had in mind.  I wanted to create a layout incorporating a number of photos from trips my oldest son and his girlfriend took in 2017.  The “Take Note” Collection had everything I needed once. Once I had picked out and sized the numerous photos I used, it just all came together.

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The 2×2 and 2×4 inch squares between the photos were easily filled with the fun patterned paper. There are so many to choose from. But there were also great pieces of ephemera with this collection I wanted to add also. So I added those in some of the spaces were I had put the patterned papers.

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I knew as soon as I looked at the sketch, I wanted to use the “The world is at your fingertips” for my title.  As for that darling little globe… oh my, I HAD to use it.

This collection also has a coordinating stamps set that is adorable.  I used it in a number of  different places on this layout, to add interest. Under the large photo I stamped “The things we did”, and along the side of the photo I stamped five little stars.

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I also used the numbers inside the cute little circles to add the date. The stamps set has so many pieces what are very diverse.

Pulling this layout together with these great papers and pieces from this collection, along with the creative sketch was a lot of fun.

I hope it all inspires you to want to CREATE today!

Collection Used:  Take Note

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