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Welcome…Nicole Nowosad!

04/03/18

 
Good morning Fancy Pants Designs Friends!
It’s Nicole here today – I am very happy to return as part of the Fancy Pants team! I am a working mom to three, who lives in Winnipeg Canada! Yes, the cold north, about 3 hours north of Fargo, North Dakota. I love bright colors and patterns which you can find in many of the Fancy Pants collections. I also use a lot of cut files and patterns on my layouts from my own site at Just Nick Studio!
 
I am happy to share this project with you today using the new Bright Side collection.  I used several of the papers in the collection to create a frame on the page in which to gather my photo and embellishments.
 
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I love all those bright and fabulous colors in this collection and so I cut each one into a hexagon and worked it around the page in a circle like pattern. I added a 6″x6″ photo and then added some diecut ephemera.
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The pretty florals in the ephemera pack are so pretty, they are the perfect modern shape and design. I added a larger diecut title and a few chipboard embellishments too, around that same circle design.
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Collection used: The Bright Side
Thank you so much for joining me today!
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Welcome…Zinia Amoiridou!

03/30/18

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Welcome…Stephanie Adams!

03/29/18

Hello, Friends!

Hey everybody my name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be one of the new members of the Fancy Pants Design team. Today, I wanted to share a little about me.
First things first,  I’m a faith girl. Yep, one of those Jesus loving, bible journaling, homeschooling, gospel spreading gals. Recently, I re-branded my blog, well…actually I started a whole new one, based on my love of scrapping and crafting for Jesus. Visit my blog, Craft His Love to see more bible based projects, journaling, and creative devotions.
As a homeschooling mom of five kids one of my continuous lessons is to love and appreciate all people. It’s my life’s mission to have children that take nothing and no one for granted. I believe in showing affection and gratitude as often as possible.
Recently, we’ve been trying to do more random acts of kindness for those that serve us. Ya know, the mailman, the librarians, Sunday school teachers, and even waitresses/waiters.
I love watching the kids come up with cards and fun things for these special people and this week as Easter approaches I wanted to do something on my own. I know we will be going for Easter dinner after church and wanted to show the waitress or waiter a little love and appreciation on such a special day. So I sat down with the beautiful Bright Side Collection  and crafted a “tip tract”. I know everyone is familiar with what a tract is but I wanted it to be pretty, eye catching, full of great information and of course a place to show gratitude.
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Created much like a mini album I used 5×5 inch pieces of the bright patterned paper from Bright Side. It’s so springy and screams Happy Easter! For the cover I layered pieces of ephemera, paper, and chipboard with pop dots to create a 3D effect.
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Thanks for taking a peek at this fun album I created and I hope you are enjoying all of the projects from our awesome team!  See you soon!

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Welcome…Maryam Perez!

03/28/18

Hello Friends!

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.

For today’s project, I used The Bright Side Collection. I fell in love with this collection since the first time I saw it, and once my box arrived home, I started working with it right away.

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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.

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That’s it for today friends! I hope you liked this project. Please, let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create with this beautiful collection.
Have a wonderful day!

 

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Welcome…Anna Komenda!

03/26/18

Hello friends.
It’s Anna here with my first post created for Fancy Pants DT! I am so happy and thrilled to work with those gorgeous products! I hope you will find my projects inspiring.
My first layout is a kind of introduction about me and what I like (beside scrapbooking of course :) ). I used “The Bright Side” collection for this page. I love the combination of bright colors ans cute patterns. This line can be used in so many projects. It’s very versatile.
I used my most favorite paper in this collection , called “Natural beauty”, as a background for my page. I printed series of funny selfies as it it page about me. I think using your own pictures in layouts it’s very important because your story matters. Your life is not only about cute kids and pest and beloved husband. You also deserve to scrap yourself. Don’t forget to add journaling, so your kids will have a lot to remember about you in many years from now.
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I like my pictures to have frames. If I am not able to print them with white outline, I just add a frame made of paper. I used a pieces of papers from 6*6 pad and backed the photos with different colors. I love small paper pads because you don’t have to cut the whole 12*12 sheet to get just the tiny piece of pattern.
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I went through ephemera pack and picked elements that matches the things I like. I got bird, because I like watching birds using binoculars. I am a sweet tooth so I picked those cute macarons. I do not drink coffee but I love drinking tea. That’s why I used a cup.
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I scattered the chosen items under my pictures adding some tag from tags set and few chipboard stickers. I finished my composition by stamping names of my favs with different ink colors. Title of my page is quite simple – My favs. Because this page is all about it. I used black puffy alpha set from “Sweet nothings” collection. Adding stitches with loose thread ends is a great way to create texture on the page. My final step was to splash the page with colorful mists. I like this touch of mess on my layouts.
And that’s it. Now it’s your turn to scrap yourself. If you love this collection and want to purchase it, check your favorite shops. You can also buy it at our retail website Make a Pretty Life.
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The Cutest Easter Bunny Cards!

03/19/18

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

If you aren’t able to find our line in your favorite shop, please request it from them… if you still don’t have any luck, our latest products and kits can be found on our retail website Make a Pretty Life!

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