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Dream Big | Christin Gronnslett

Dream Big | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a fall layout I made with the Dream Big collection.

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The colors in the Dream Big collection made me think of fall and I pulled out this lovely rich colored photo from last year.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love fall. The colors, the smell, the leaves. I just don’t like that it’s getting
colder…..  With all the colors in the photo I really wanted to both use them as a base for both my background and the papers I picked out.


I used a watercolor pallette full of earth tones like gold, copper, champagne,
grey and a few dots of green and blue.



I cut out the patterned using my Cameo in the shape of a maple leaf. To get some
dimension I cut 3 layers. First the bottom layer – a whole piece of the leaf,
then I cut out a white leaf and then the red leaf in the same size as the
white.  I didn’t want them to align perfectly but more random.



I did the same thing with two smaller leaves – added three layers an stapled them



I used a patterned paper around the edge for the white paper and stitched around
it. I used all 6 strands of thread (not to be recommended…) and had to go look
into our toolbox to find something to drag the needle up an down to avoid more
blisters on my finger.


My daughter is really shining in this photo – with both the light and the fact that
she lost a tooth and I thought the puffy stickers Shine on were a perfect fit.
As you can see the Fancy Pants collections are really versatile.

Collections used:Dream Big


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Back to School | Christin Gronnslett

Back to School | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today.I can’t believe that school has started, where did the summer go ?? This year my kids started 3rd and 5th grade. They are getting so big. Where did the time go ?

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I used the Family & Co collection for this Back to school layout.


Since I see my kids as star students I had to pick a star to go behind the photos. I used my Cameo and cut out a star and placed a patterned paper behind the star.   I like to use a little brighter colors on the background than on the patterned paper that I pick out – that way you get a softer transition and the papers and photos will stand out a little more.


It was the  alphabet tag that inspired me to make a back to school layout.  To add a little more school themed I added some puffy stickers with the weeks days on in a half circle around the bottom part of my title.


I used a black papers from the Sweet Nothings collection to cut out the title Back to school. I placed one part above the
photo and one below the photo.


I added a few layers of papers – a mix from the 6×6 papers to get smaller patterns and from the big papers to make the picture stand out even more.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today.

Collections used: SweetNothings, Family & Co


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My Favorite | Zsoka Marko

My Favorite | Zsoka Marko


setp 11Zsoka back with you today with a new layout! I haven’t worked with the awesome Family&Co collection yet (which by the way is on sale now at Make a pretty life), so I thought it was about time I do! I love the colors in this line!

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I’ve wanted to use the Lotus lace background cut file from Just Nick in like forever, and I was determined to make it work even though it has nothing to do with my photo. But actually more often than not I use random cut files.

I cut it from white cardstock as usual and backed all flowers the same way, with the same 5 papers. I arranged these papers in a rainbow kind of order, from light to dark, if that makes sense.

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I then adhered the cut file to my background, for which I chose this stunning light blue paper. To bring out the turquoise in the petals more, I added a strip of the same paper to the left side of my page. I used this as a mat for my big title.

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I layered two tags and some tissue paper behind my photo. I added a couple of puffy stickers, labels and die cuts on and around my photo. I wanted to keep embellishing to a minimum since the background is busy enough already. There’s so many amazing embellies in this collection again, it was hard to choose only a couple!

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I stamped the date and wrote the location on a die cut. I didn’t add journaling because this picture is a part of a photo series and I would write the same thing on all of them!

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I hope you like this layout!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


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Dream Big | Nicole Nowosad

Dream Big | Nicole Nowosad


Hey Fancy Pants Designs fans! Nicole here to share a project with you using the new (& gorgeous) Dream Big collection.

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I love that cloud paper – looks so great as a simple background. I wanted to use several of the patterned papers in a smaller scale, so made some simple pie chart flowers to scatter on the page.

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I added in a few diecuts and puffy stickers throughout my flowers to add some simple and easy layers. I just love the big paperclip on the top of the photo for something different for my title.

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Collection used: Dream Big

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Fancy Cuts: Tiny Trees


Hello Friends!  Today I am going to share a few different ways to stretch your supplies and use your pattern paper in two different ways.  I am going to be fussy cutting Christmas trees.  The first way, I will be stamping a Christmas tree using Fancy Pants Designs stamps and the other I will be cutting Christmas tree images off of the pattern paper.


Using the Christmas tree stamp from the Merry & Bright collection I stamped the image with black ink onto several pieces of pattern paper.


Next, using scissors, I cut the Christmas trees out.  These fussy cuts are now ready to be used on a project.  Be it a card, place setting, or in this case a tag, they are an easy and perfect diy die cut.


Here are the Christmas trees on one of the tags I created.  I used foam tape to give the trees dimension and added glitter glue to make them more festive.


Another way to fussy cut is to cut out an image from pattern paper.  As you can see, this sheet of Festive Firs from the Merry & Bright collection has a ton of different trees on the sheet of paper.  I cut a few of each tree design out using sharp scissors.



In the Merry & Bright Tags pack there is a similar tree (just larger) printed on a tag.  So I decided add the fussy cut trees to the tag.  Again, I adhered them using foam adhesive and added glitter glue to sparkle them up a bit.


There are so many dies, electronic machines, manual machines, pre cut die cuts that can become overwhelming, especially for a beginner crafter.  But going back to the basics, and just using scissors is equally as fun and stretches you supplies for less.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Merry & Bright


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Fancy Cuts: Supersize it


Hi friends…Kim here with a new page using beautiful the Golden Days collection. Today I have a challenge for you, have you ever considered supersizing an element on your page for emphasis? Although not fall themed in content…I wanted to capture this memory using fall products, especially given there were so many embellishments in this collection that helped me tell my story. To do this I die-cut a large over sized leaf in woodgrain patterned paper, this became the grounding element on my page design.

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 For the background, I repeated the words: HAPPY FALL DAYS, and die-cut them from vellum. This gave my background sophisticated interest. Next came the ink splatters for a flash of color, on top which I placed my gorgeous over sized leaf. Next I layered a mixture of acetate, foil & paper ephemera, puffy stickers, labels & stitching. By clustering them on the bottom right of the page, helped create an overall asymmetrical page design.

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I love how even though I used plenty of techniques & product, the page still has a minimalist feel, which showcases the photos & journaling perfectly! This is yet another example of how versatile this stunning collection is! A special, everyday moment caught in autumn style!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs Collection used: Golden Days, Vellum


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