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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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Wedding Week: In The Mood


Hi there! Vicki here to share with you “In the Mood” for July, the Mood Board and what I created with it.  I created a wedding layout, and the Burlap and Bouquets line seemed to be just perfectly fitting for this mood board.  I find mood boards so fun and inspiring.  And what a great way to jump start the creative process!  Shapes, sizes, colors and textures, all put together in a beautiful mix to get your creative juices flowing.

Take a look at this gorgeous Mood Board for July

FPD July Mood Board

My niece was married last month and my sister and I were lucky enough to get to help her with lots of the planning and decorating. We had so much fun!  Her colors where all bright, beautiful and cheery, so I had no shortage of photos to choose from.  :)    The Burlap the Bouquets collection has so many of the elements that I felt had inspired me from the mood board.

Vicki Mood Board layout for Aug

I chose to use the contrast of the bold white letters on the layout, as I love how the white made such a statement on the mood board.   I also loved the way the bride is blowing the heart shaped confetti into the air in the bottom corner photo of the mood board, so I emulated that in my own way on my layout by splattering white paint across the layout background.

vicki Mood Board layout for Aug close up 1

Of course the chalkboard obviously inspired me to use the 1 inch Scalloped Chalk Tape.

Vicki Mood Board layout for Aug close up 2

I simply can not get enough of these burlap bows!! Oh my!  Give me burlap blows and polka dots and I’m a happy girl!

Vicki Mood Board layout for Aug close up 3

This mood board is full of inspiration!  I hope you have a little “Mood Board” fun also!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Burlap and Bouquets, Chalk Tape


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In the Mood: Burlap and Bouquets


Hello Friends! I’m sharing the May “In the Mood” mood board using the new Burlap and Bouquets collection. The colors, geometric motif as well as bits and pieces on this mood board are diverse yet connected.

Here is the May BE•YOU•TIFUL Mood Board:


The board is great to use with the Burlap and Bouquets collection. The vintage yet fresh and chic colors are great to use with any theme. Gold is such a trendy color to use at the moment. The pink with the golden, earthy and yellow tones in the paper and embellishments were great to include with the photo taken while on vacation one year.


The geometric motif paper, Baby’s Breath was used to imitate the design and color of the basket weave on the straw hat. The plain paper compliments and draws out the golden tones of the photo.  The watercolour abstract circles on the board inspired me to use the Party paper with the same circle design. A brag card was used behind the photo as a photo mat and to repeat the burlap design. The ephemera flower and ticket were raised with foam squares.


The burlap texture of the bow reiterates the natural textures of the hat as well as the wooden window shutters, cushion fabric and pegs on the board. I incorporated a zig zag punch, tickets and small decorative tag to reproduce the chevron design on the cushions.


The floral design and tags on the board are reflected on the page using the small decorative tags and floral elements from the ephemera pack. The words on the tags created the mood and title for the layout. I included stamping of a word and a short phrase. The colors and textures of the buttons were used to co-ordinate the shades and textures on the board. The twine removed from the small and larger tags were used to thread the buttons and wrap around the one small decorative tag.


Please share your Fancy Pants Designs layouts and projects with us on our Facebook page … we would love to see them.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  Burlap and Bouquets

Smile … remember the delightful little things!


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In The Mood: Love This Moment



Hi there… Jess here today to share with you the April “In the Mood” mood board and what I created with it! I’m a big fan of grabbing inspiration from other images.  You can draw from the colors, motifs, and patterns in a mood board to help you with the design of your layouts.

Here’s the April mood board:

FPD April Mood Board
You can see that the board is perfect for working with the Be Different collection.  It has the same boyish charm and fun colors.  I dug up this photo of my guys in front of a dinosaur and worked in all the colors from the mood board.

Love this Moment_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

The board also features a lot of stars so I used that motif throughout.  You can see them on the star pattern paper, cute metal Etcetera clip, and with the smattering of cork stars.

Love this Moment detail1_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

The photo is a busy one so I hand stitched a circle in coordinating blue twine around the subjects of the photo.

Love this Moment detail 2_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Although I truly love the way these Artist Edition wood titles look when they’re bare I decided my title needed more pop against the cream background so I painted it dark blue… these just look awesome either way!

Love this Moment detail 3_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

So I hope you can see how fun it can be to work with a mood board.  You can find them on Pinterest, blogs, and even make your own to use when you’re having a bit of a creative block.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t forget to enter the great sketch challenge hosted by Scrapbook Circle this month.  There are prizes from Fancy Pants Designs AND Scrapbook Circle up for grabs!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Be Different, Etcetera, Artist Edition, Cork


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