Hello everyone! My name is Zinia and I’m really thrilled to join the Fancy Pants Designs team for the upcoming year! I really can’t wait to share with you some fun ideas and techniques to use your Fancy Pants supplies and make some pretty stuff.
Before I get into my layout, I’d like to tell you a few things about myself just so we get to know each other a little bit better.
I’m a designer and illustrator living with a crazy dog and a bunch of cats! Well the cats actually belong to my parents but we visit them often so my little tornado can go around and lick kitty faces. I love cooking and baking as well as taking photos (don’t we all!). Most of my layouts and memory keeping projects focus around my pets or the adventures I have with my soulmate.
So the very first layout I created using my Fancy Pants stash is focusing on the gorgeous The Bright Side collection by Amber LaBau. The photo I picked was from our vacation time last summer and I really loved how the colors from the picture worked so well with the collection.
I went for a relatively minimalistic/graphic style that will keep the focus on the photo and let it pop against a variety of patterns. I decided to go for this specific design cause I really love all the pattern papers in this collection and I wanted to use as many of them as possible.
Using multiple patterns on the same page can be tricky, that’s why I simplified the composition to keep things balanced and calm.
To avoid over embellishing the page I kept things relatively flat. I mostly navigated towards ephemera pieces (and there are actually tons to choose from in this line!) and washi tape.
I even found a delicate ephemera piece that worked perfectly as my title so I didn’t need to add chipboard letters or other bulky elements.
I chose to add my journaling between the pattern paper strips with a light grey pen just to make sure it won’t pop too much and it will get incorporated in the whole design of this page.
My very last step was to add the date on a lovely tag die-cut and surround it with a few heart stickers.
I’m really thrilled of how this page turned out. It’s a really great design to make use of your favorite pattern papers or even use up leftover scraps.
On top of that the whole process is super simple so if you are a beginner in scrapbooking you can just dive right in and create a beautiful page.
I really hope you enjoyed this and you got inspired to create something today. Until next time, happy crafting!Read More
Maryám here with you today. I still can’t believe it, but this is my very first post as a part of the Fancy Pants Design Team and I’m super excited to be here!! Thanks, Jodi, for this amazing opportunity.
The papers from this collection are beautiful and I wanted to make a layout showcasing them. I searched on Pinterest for some quilt patterns and once I found one I liked, I did the same but using papers!! Once I had the background of my page done, I added the photo and some ephemera pieces, as well as some chipboard stickers. I also added a label and stamped the date of the photo on it. To finish my layout I added some pink ink splatters.
Here are some close-ups photos.
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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