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Geometric Summer Layout!



Hello, friends!!

I’m back on the blog today and I’m here with another shape layout!  If you remember my last post, I worked with CIRCLES and today I am working on a layout with TRIANGLES!

I love that using a shape can create a beautiful layout, a unique look and it really shows off the variety of patterns in a collection!  And The Poolside Collection  is so perfect for summer projects!


To create my project I cut out a variety of triangle shapes… you can see that they all vary in size and shape, but still maintain their triangle title!


Adding a few accents to help balance the bold shape of the triangles is perfect with the splashes of chipboard and small summer ephemera elements!


I also tucked my photo  (which is rectangular) right into a flat space to line it up for a little title using the ephemera pieces!

This was another quick and easy layout once I created a ‘puzzle’ to fit all the pieces of my triangle shapes!  Have you tried to create your own unique puzzle?  It’s so fun to experiment with patterns and colors!  Give it a try and be sure to share it with us so we can see your creations!


And Happy Summer!


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A Butterfly Flurry.. Let’s Celebrate!


Hi lovelies,

Zsoka back with you today sharing a new layout I’ve created. I’ve used the gorgeous The Bright Side collection on this one!


I picked a butterfly cut file I liked (one of the butterflies in the Butterfly Cluster cut file by Paige Taylor Evans) and cut it from different patterned papers and in different sizes. I then stitched 3-4 together, using my sewing machine.


I also cut another cut file from textured white card stock (The Chicken Wire by The Cut Shoppe), then I started putting my layout together. I picked a blue striped paper from the Family&Co collection for my background. I love this paper!


I then adhered the Chicken Wire cut file to my background paper. I didn’t put glue everyone on the cut file because I wanted to create a dimensional look. I arranged the butterflies the way I liked them, then glued them down.


I layered some tissue paper, tags and die cuts behind both photos and placed them on the layout. For my journaling I used a journaling spot. To finish off my layout I added a chipboard title and a few chipboard hearts.


I hope you like how it turned out! I love dimension and layered hearts/butterflies/etc give so much texture to the layout too! I realise this style is not for everyone, but it is certainly my style!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Come in…the water’s fine!!


Hey Fancy Pants fans! Nicole here today with a project using the fun and oh so summery, Poolside collection
I used the yellow patterned paper from the collection to create a big and bright sun shape on my page, adding some foam adhesive behind each of the sun beams.  I love the bright yellow, paired with the rich navy patterns in this collection.
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I added in a bold title to the bottom of the page using the POOL title from the Poolside Ephemera package. I added each letter with some foam adhesive to add a little dimension and then added in some water droplets around the title for a little splash of color!
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If this isn’t getting you ready for summer, I don’t know what is!  Take out old photos, new photos, or plan for photos to come and get creating!
Thanks for being here today!
Collection used:
NicoleDT_Signage copy
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On The Bright Side


Hi dear friends, It’s Maryám here to share my third layout using The Bright Side Collection. For today’s project, I decided to do an 8 1/2 x 11 page. 


I started punching out some circles from the 6×6 paper pad. Then, I cut them in a half and adhered them to the right and left borders of my layout. After that, I fussy cut the flower cluster from the Natural Beauty paper and also added some ephemera pieces to my design.


Here are some close-ups:

For the title, I used one of the chipboard stickers that says On the bright side because it matches perfectly with the photo.





The photo I used for this layout was taken by me this summer when we visited a place where were a lot of animals, included the birds from the photo. We had a lot of fun over there, so I all of the journaling is about the experience we lived.


I hope you like this project. Thanks for stopping by today! 



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Summer Fun Card Trio


Hey Crafty Friends!
It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!
Good Times trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I’m ready for a tropical vacation, how about you?  Let’s chat about the cards:
good stuff by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I used the Pool Party panel from Poolside.  I love the repeat pattern of the text.  I framed it with a panel of pink and added a Tag from The Bright Side collection.  Who doesn’t love laying up the Ephemera?!
Next up is a favorite design of mine, pure clean + crisp:
this is the life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I wanted the quote to the be star of the show so I mounted it onto 3 layers of cardstock.  I backed the square features with leaves from the Ephemera pack.
Next up is my final card for today:
good times by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
This card came together so quickly and I love how playful it is.
I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather, how about you?
Thanks for stopping in today!
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POOL time, COOL time! Designing with Circles!


Hello, Fancy Pants Designs Fans!

Today I am focused on a fun and playful layout with circles!  The Poolside Collection is filled with fun summer designs, including tubes, the sun, the letters in POOL… you get the idea…and that’s where I got mine!


This project was actually pretty quick and easy to create since the work was done in the design elements!  I added some texture and dimension with a few ‘splatters’ of color and with the puffy dot stickers on the sticker sheet!  Beyond that, it was a matter of placing all my circle shapes out to get the feel and balance I wanted!



I cut out a photo in the shape of a circle…a circle punch would be even easier!! All of the elements I used are from the puffy stickers, ephemera and the chipboard stickers!  I also snuck in ‘the good stuff’ chipboard sticker from The Bright Side Collection since it matched so well!


This is a quick and easy layout with a super playful look!!  I hope you’ll give it a try!


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