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The Cutest Easter Bunny Cards!


Hi there, my crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing a few Easter cards with you & they are adorable!

I’ve used the bright and colorful Take Note collection to create all of these cards. I just love the colors and patterns in this line! I knew I was not going to use embellishments, so the original theme of the collection didn’t bother me, the papers were perfect! Sometimes themes make you think you won’t be able to use a collection, but that is NOT the case with the Fancy Pants Designs Collections!


I remembered a super adorable cut file the lovely Bea Valint created last year and thought I’d use it on my cards today. I however wanted to make both girl and boy bunnies, so I modified her original cut file to have a boy too (nose and eyelashes are different). I cut all of the bunnies from textured white card stock and for the rest of the card I used patterned papers.



I cut little flowers for the girls (also part of the cut file) and hand cut a couple of hats for the boys. Plus added little bows for neck tie. I stamped my sentiment using a mini alpha stamp set and added some Nuvo drops to finish off these four cards.


I also wanted to make more cards where the bunnies’ ears are hanging off the card. I simply folded a standard A2 size card in half, this way the card still fits in the same sized envelope, but the ears have room to stick out! So cute!


On this set, I also added a piece of patterned paper to my white card base. I cut some grass with the help of a die and layered two on top of each other using some foam adhesive to create some dimension. I backed the bunny ears and faces with patterned paper, then glued them on the card front and decorated them with flowers and a hat like the first set.

For my sentiment I used one of the patterned papers in the Take Note collection that had a fun, bold alphabet & fussy cut the tiny alphas to create the title. So fun and unique!  I added some Nuvo drops and they were done!

Thanks for “hopping” by today~ I hope you love these cards as much as I loved creating them!

Have an awesome day!

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Holiday |Zsoka Marko

Holiday |Zsoka Marko


Hi there,

Zsoka back with you today, sharing my newest layout for Fancy Pants Designs!

I’ve used the beautiful Holiday Hustle collection to create this Christmas layout.


These photos weren’t technically taken at Christmas but Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of St. Nick). The Dutch traditionally give presents at Sinterklaas not at Christmas. It’s a pretty big thing in Holland and I love it! My kid is so lucky, he gets presents from Sinterklaas and the Hungarian Mikulas (also St. Nick but he only brings candy and small things like that), then Christmas too because in Hungary Christmas is the bigger holiday. Crazy I know! On top of this, in Germany (where we live) again another person brings the presents at Christmas haha. Poor kid must be confused! All the lies I have been telling him since he was little :).

Anywho, back to the layout! I picked a cut file with a bunch of presents from the Silhouette Design Store and cut it twice (I flipped the second cut file so they don’t look all the same) from textured white card stock. Then as usual, I backed the openings with different patterned papers from the collection.


To add some interest, I hand cut a few of the bows for the presents from patterned papers. I glued the cut file on the left onto my background and the one on the right I popped up using some foam adhesive. I tucked my photos behind the cut files. I also tucked some die cut Christmas trees behind the cut file on the right side. I thought they looked fun!


I added a few buttons here and there – I love them so much! I also scattered a couple of die cut pieces from the ephemera pack around my page.


The title gave me a bit of a headache because I originally wanted to have something else. However none of the red alpha thickers I have in my stash fit for one reason or another. And these die cut alphas fit perfectly. So I just went with these in the end!


That’s it for today!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and quality time with your family and loved ones! I’ll see you in the New Year!



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Stop & Smell the Roses | Zsoka Marko

Stop & Smell the Roses | Zsoka Marko


Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout!

It’s November, the month of Thanksgiving in the States. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Germany (or not that I know of anyway!) but that doesn’t mean we are not thankful for many things :).

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, big and small things. I could probably mention a thousand things. But when it comes down to it, the only thing that really matters in the big scheme of things is the health of my family. And God knows we faced some terrible news this year…

For my layout however, I decided to document a lighter, easier moment I am grateful for. I am fascinated by my son’s love of nature, animals and plants, all living creatures in this world! He knows so much about animals, I have no idea how he can remember all that information! Kids are amazing, aren’t they?! His love of flowers he probably gets from me, because I always stop and adore them everywhere we go. He does the same. Smells each one! So I chose to create a layout dedicated to this – hence the title, Stop and smell the roses.

I worked with the beautiful Dream Big collection and chose a photo of Maxim admiring some pansies. I wasn’t bothered by the photo not matching my title (ie roses)! I found this gorgeous cut file in the Silhouette Design Store and couldn’t wait to use it!


I first cut the file from a light patterned paper, then created an offset which I cut from a different patterned paper to give it a bit of definition. I wanted to create a monochromatic kind of look to let my color photo shine. I more often than not use black and white photos but when they are of flowers, I obviously want to keep the color!



The flowers and leaves I cut from textured white card stock and backed them with different patterned papers. I did not glue down the outer edges so they are more airy and dimensional. I added some puffy stickers to the flower centers.


I also didn’t adhere the whole text to background only the bottom of each word. Again, to add dimension and create interest. I didn’t want to cover up any of the cut file, so I tucked my photo behind it at the top and only decorated around the photo using puffy stickers and die cuts!


To finish off my layout I added my journaling, date and black ink splatters. Which was a bit of a funny story, because I was watching some series and something happened that I don’t remember anymore, but I stopped splattering for a second and a big blob of black paint fell on to the middle of my layout! The horror haha! I had to tear off “smell” and cut it again in a bigger font so I could cover up most of the paint! You can still see it a bit at the letter M, but it’s not too bad. So probably not a good idea watching anything while having paint in your hands, not that I learnt my lesson, ha!

 That’s it for today!

 What are you guys thankful for this year?!

 Thanks for stopping by today! Till next time X


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Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett

Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here with a layout with the wonderful Take Note Collection.


Back to school is usually in the fall so I used a lovely blue leafy background to go wiht the layout. Since the papers under the white leaves are so dark I wanted to keep the background much lighter.


I cut out one whole piece of the mat for the cutfile and didn’t adhere it completely to the white leaves giving it some extra dimemsion


It might not show much but this falls favorite book is Alice in Wonderland and sitting enjoying the book outside. I used mrag cards and library card pockets for my layers under the photo and even placed the photo inside a pocket.


The bookmarks are perfect too for layers. I only trimmed the ribbon slightly at the top.


I used the cork paper as a background to get an extra frame feeling and stitched all around the edge. It might be time consuming, but it gives the layout just a little bit extra.  If I feel I need more contrast I add a dark color along the edge, but if I have enought contrast like in this layout I go for a much lighter color when picking thread.

Collection used: Take note


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Boo | Zsoka Marko

Boo | Zsoka Marko


Zsoka here with you today with some Halloween inspiration.

We don’t celebrate Halloween here. Well many families do, but I’m wondering if they even know what it is about? It is not a European holiday…

The only thing I do, if I don’t forget, is buy some pumpkins so the kiddo and I can carve some. It’s so easy to do, last year I had to promise him that this year we buy more so we are not ready with carving in 10 minutes! He loves it so much and was very proud he could easily do it alone. He carved the face, I carved Boo. I remember taking several pictures last year but I can’t for the life of me find them. The only one I found is the one I posted on Instagram (Instagram is good for something ha!). So that is what I used for my layout.

The new Spellbound collection is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I absolutely love everything about it. I’ve always loved the purple added in the Halloween lines but the additional mint is just so super awesome! If you buy only one Halloween collection, you really have to get this one! 20170923_163202FINALbanner

I chose a pumpkin cut file from the Silhouette Design Store for my main design element. I backed the pumpkins with two different orange papers and the leaves with some other papers from the collection. I added foam adhesive to the back so I could tuck my picture and a couple of die cuts under it.


I also tucked some tags and die cut pieces under my photo and attached a couple to my photo as well, using my tiny attacher. I love that spider web! |And I think my favorite pieces in the ephemera pack are the bats; they come in different colors, black, purples and mint. I added a few of those here too.


For my title I also chose a die cut piece that says Boo – I love the font and I like the fact that it is not big! As a last step I wrote my journaling below the spiderweb on the right side, added my date on a label at the bottom left and splattered some black ink around the page.



This is the second Halloween page I have ever made and I kept thinking while I was working on it that I wish I had more photos! Only because I love love love this collection!

I hope I could inspire you somehow, even though I’m not a pro on this topic!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!


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Look Who’s Back | Zsoka Marko

Look Who’s Back | Zsoka Marko


Hi there friends,

 Zsoka here with you today with another layout I made with the awesome Family&Co collection! This plaid paper is my absolute favourite! I love the bright colors in it.

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I decided to go with a die cut title. I just selected a font and then typed up my title. I drew two rectangles and welded my letters with them, one for the top, one for the bottom of the layout. I glued these in place then hand stitched around them, using two different color floss, orange and dark teal.

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My son lost his favorite toy, a hand puppet called Mr.Yummy (actually he is called Mr. Jummy in Dutch – he was the mascot of Sultana in Holland) during our summer holiday. He was so extremely upset, he just kept crying for days. We were all heart broken because I got Mr. Yummy when I was pregnant and he was with Maxim for almost 9 years. The hotel didn’t seem to care very much so I contacted Sultana and told them about what happened. They didn’t have the hand puppet we had but they had one that is a backpack and a hand puppet in one! They mailed it to Maxim’s grandpa in Holland, his dad picked it up and when Maxim arrived back from my parents’ we took it to the airport with us. He was sooo very happy, he just kept saying how adorable Mr. Yummy is :). We are incredibly grateful to Sultana! This is what this layout documents.

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I printed two 3×4 photos and placed them in the middle of the page. I layered some tissue paper and different patterned papers behind my photos to mat them. Then I added some die cut pieces around my photo and used a tag for my journaling. Actually I combined two tags to make my own.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Till next time,


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