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December album | Nicole Nowosad

December album | Nicole Nowosad

12/04/17

Hello everyone! Nicole here to share an interactive December mini album with you using the Holiday Hustle Brag cards!

At first I thought this album would be a Christmas countdown project, but as I started working through it, it became an easy way to capture my family’s December memories AND a countdown too! I thought we could use it as a countdown and then go back in later, add photos, memorabilia and more to make it a December to remember project.

Countdown cover

I started by grabbing some of my favorite brag cards from the Holiday Hustle collection. I love the red foil on this one, so it only seemed fitting to be the cover for the album. I punched some holes along the top edge and used jump rings to hold everything together.

I created 2 chipboard “covers” for this flip type book, covered them with patterned paper and cardstock and then adhered some folded pieces of ribbon to hold the covers in place. This also added some stability for this book to stand on its’ own.

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I decorated each page in my album with a number and a few simple details. I didn’t want to go too crazy embellishing so I had room for photos and more later on in the process.

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Some pages are more filled in and others are more sparse, with some stamping or even just a stitched border.

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And a few are just the brag cards themselves for a filler like page. I added some glitter to the words on this one using some glitter glue.

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Now, I have a countdown book AND a place to hold those memories when it is all said and done! Such a quick project to do this time of year, when time seems to fly so quickly!

Collections used:

Holiday Hustle

Merry & Bright

 

 

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Christmas Countdown – Vicki Chrisman

12/01/17

Hello friends!

I love making home decor projects with my Fancy Pants Products, and my favorite time of the year to do that is defiantly Christmas!  The new Holiday Hustle Collection is so fun and inspiring for all kinds of projects. When I saw the Chipboard Number Set/ Countdown, I was totally inspired to create a Christmas Countdown of my own. I found this 15″  wood tree at Hobby Lobby as my base, ( but it would also be super easy to make with paint sticks or yardsticks).   .

Wood countdown tree

Of course the point, is to make your way down to the big day 😊  So…. this ephemera piece could not have been more perfect.  I added it to the  tree with foam squares so it could stand off the wood a bit.

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There are all kinds of great ephemera pieces in the Ephemera and Tag Packs. I added a piece of wire to the top of this tag and tied on a little bell.   The number pieces are sticky back but I added mine to the tree with foam squares, so that it would give more space for the hanging piece.

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I used many of the metallic red pieces from this collection, so in keeping with that, I used rub on red metallic on the wood star I added to the top.

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This is a fun project as a gift for the  kids or  grand kids, as they count down to the big day, or a project they could do with you.

Collection Used:

Holiday Hustle

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Altered Switch Plate | Vicki Chrisman

Altered Switch Plate | Vicki Chrisman

09/25/17

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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Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado

09/20/17

Good morning!

I love creating gifts for people out of the scrapbooking supplies that I have.  I created this fun Address Book for my friend.  I used only the best collection ever…….Family & Co.  The Tag definitely helps get the address book idea across.  Plus, I will make sure she knows.

First, I decide to use the This is Me Hard Cover Journal and decided to add a sleeve for it.

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I picked a base paper and cut 2 pieces of 4 1/2 inches wide x 12 long.  I wrapped one piece around the front of the book and creased on the edges.  Then cut down the second piece of 4 1/2 so that when I added it and wrapped it around, you would not see the ends on the front of the book.  Then I continued to embellish and layer as much as I wanted!

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This can totally be changed for whatever she may want to use the book for.  Just because I am forcing her to do Addy’s doesn’t mean she has too.  I can slide the sleeve off and she can use it for something else.

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Grab any of the Fancy Pants journal books and get to creating sleeves.  It is super easy and you can change your mind!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products Used:

Family & Co.

Corrugated black paper

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Our New House | Vicki Chrisman

Our New House | Vicki Chrisman

09/15/17

Hello Everyone! Vicki here today to share with you a little mini album I created with the “Family & Co Collection”.  This was really fun to make!   This collection is so diverse. It could be used for so many different things, but recently my son and daughter in law purchased a new house. I thought a mini album with photos of how the house looked when they bought it would be a great way to document the changes as they make changes. .  I know they will do lots of remodeling, so I thought it would be great to document  how it was in the beginning, so they could look back on it after time and see the progress. As I looked thru the Family & Co Collection I instantly saw that there would be so many great things that would work for a album like this.

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Once again, I started out by digging into my “to alter” bin in my craft room closet. I love using things in a way that is probably not what it was originally created for. But I think we all do right? It’s how creative minds work.  We think out of the box.

This was originally one of those dimensional houses you can find at the Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s (most often during the Holidays).   They are quite inexpensive. It comes with two pieces like the one below. You normally slide them together  using the long slit you can see here. Making the house stand upright.   I decided to do things differently, and use these two pieces to create a front and back for a mini album.  ( You can punch or drill the holes for you album rings).

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When I took those photos, the kids had not yet even moved into the house. So it was really the beginning 😊   This home is something they have dreaming about.  They say this will be their “forever home”.  They both love the history of things. The stories that old things have to tell.  This house is an old school house that has been added on to. It’s in the country, which is something they really wanted .  It has a big shop which Jarad is thrilled about. ( What guy wouldn’t be, right?) lol

 And the fact that it’s an old school house couldn’t make Kate happier., as she is a teacher.  It seems a perfect fit for them, and we are so excited for them.

I’ll share a few of the pages with you here.

There was just so many great papers and pieces to choose from in this collection.  I used a lot of the ephemera and tags from this collection in the album. The Chipboard Designer Stickers and Puffy Heart Stickers were not only perfect for this little album but offered up a way to added even more dimension to my pages.

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 As I thought about creating this album, I really wanted to make sure it was an album that could easily be added to.  I added rings that could accommodate home pages.  As they change things and make improvements it will be so fun to be able to look back at the way things were in the beginning.

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We document the milestones in our life and in our families life, why not  document the changes someplace as special as our homes go through, right?

This collection is perfect for a little album like this, but it’s also great for layouts, cards and other altered projects! 

Thank you for letting me share this little house warming gift with you. I hope it leaves you inspired to want to create.

Vicki

Collection Used: Family & Co

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Traveller’s Notebook & Cards | Vicki Chrisman

08/09/17

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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The possibilities are endless with this fun collection.

Collection Used: Dream Big

Thank you so much for stopping by

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