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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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Fancy Cuts: Love This Moment


Hey everyone! Nicole here again today to wrap up the week with a Fancy Cuts paper. I just love the Fancy Floral paper from the Life is Beautiful collection. The florals are so pretty and so easy to cut out of the paper to use as embellishments!

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I started my page with a diecut from my electronic diecut machine and then decided the flowers were the perfect addition around the leafy design. I trimmed several flowers from the paper, both large and teeny tiny small too!

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I added some foam adhesive to the backside of the smaller flowers in order to make them pop around the leafy circle background. I really love the intermingling color you can get by mixing the color of the flowers in among the background design.

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I finished off my page with a few buttons and epoxy dots from a few different Fancy Pants collections and scattered them around the leafy circle frame on the page.

I hope you are inspired to grab your scissors and “fancy” cut some designs from your patterned papers to use as embellishments too!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is BeautifulWish SeasonAttwell


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fancy cuts: Hey Girl!


Hello everyone, I am excited to be sharing on the Fancy Pants Design blog again. I kick off this gorgeous week with a Fancy Cuts project! I loved putting this page together…want to know why? When faced with the gorgeous array of patterned papers from the Life if Beautiful collection, I struggled to choose just a few. I however found a solution by not choosing at all…I just used them all LOL! The cut file I selected made feat this possible. Let me show you how.

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This is the page “Hey Girl”, a fun colorful page that is going in a frame. I love that it perfectly captures her personality at 12 yrs old.


Using white cardstock, I cut the file & filled each gap with patterned paper. For variety, you’ll notice I added some watercolor patterns to the B & W pindot paper, as well as a few plain colors for balance. Machine stitching made sure each little piece stay where it was supposed to :)


The super woodgrain chipboard alphas made a great focal area at the top of the photos drawing one’s eye to the cluster. Layers of patterned paper, tags, ephemera & puffy stickers create dimension & interest.


Don’t you just love the gold foil puffy sentiment from the Millie & June collection? A Flair button, puffy stickers & ephemera, finish things off nicely here.


I used this little tag cluster with a mini bow, ephemera, tag from Attwell & puffy stickers was all I needed to finish off the asymmetrical page design. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have found my project inspiring! Happy Monday!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is Beautiful,Millie & JuneAttwell





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