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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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Splish Splash…


Hello, Friends!
My boy just loves the pool. Luckily, when we go to the beach, our condo also has a pool and that’s where he likes to be most of the time. The Poolside Collection is such a fun line and I had a great time creating this layout.
splish splash
I love the epoxy stickers for the water splashes.
splish splash closeup
I had to use the cute mask ephemera because my boy loves wearing his snorkel mask when he swims.
splish splash closeup 1
Can’t wait to see how you create with this fun line, too!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope it’s swimming weather soon–wherever you are!
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Gorgeous Card Trio by Zsoka




Hello crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today, sharing a trio of cards I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs.


I’ve used the wonderful The Bright Side collection on these cards. They are really simple and quick to make! I made three A2 top folding card bases from heavy weight white card stock. Then I adhered  a different A2 size patterned paper to all of these.

For the first one I die cut 2 oval shapes using some Spellbinders dies. At this point I didn’t know yet what sentiment I will add, so when I opened the ephemera pack and found this oval die cut I was overjoyed! I love happy accidents like this! To add a bit of dimension, I added foam sheets between two of the oval layers. To finish it off, I glued some puffy sticker hearts and a die cut bird on the ovals. I used foam tape to attach the bird.



On the next card I cut a piece off the Natural Beauty paper, which has a beautiful flower bouquet on it. I cut it in a way that the bouquet was on the left side of my card. Then I picked out some of the die cut flowers from the ephemera pack as well as some leaves, a frame and a sentiment and played around with the arrangement. I decided to use foam adhesive on the frame and on the flowers. I glue down the leaves first, then the frame, then added in the flowers. To finish off the card I adhered my sentiment, again using foam adhesive, and attached a bow I made of the twin that comes in the tags set.



I really wanted to use these super cute cups on a card because I knew I wasn’t going to use them on a layout. It would have been a shame if they had gone to waste! There’s 3 in the ephemera pack, but once I stacked them on top of each other, they were not tall enough, so I took a 4th one from another ephemera pack. I used foam adhesive to attach these to the card front. One of the cups has The Good Stuff written on it and I thought that would be perfect for my sentiment! I added two die cut pinwheels at the top, just for fun! For finishing touches I used some puffy sticker dots and a chipboard piece.



You really don’t need a lot of supplies to create these cards! I hope I could inspire you in one way or the other!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!




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The Great Escape


Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my second project created with Fancy Pants goodies. Spring is almost here and I am so tired of winter and grey colors around me. That’s why I reached for “The bright side” collection with real pleasure. It’s filled with so many vivid colors and having a whole rainbow of them is something I love to do in my projects.
I digged into some older pictures and found this funny duet trying to escape from the playground.
The picture was taken in May 2014 and it was already warm and green everywhere. It has limited color palette as everything, including my daughter’s clothes is green or neutral. I thought it needed something cheerful to compliment the mood of play and fun. That’s why I took almost all pattern papers from 6*6 paper pad and used them to cut title with my Silhouette Cameo. The cut file from Just Nick called “Handcut letters” had this perfect, wonky feel.
With so many patterned papers used to create a title I needed a calmer background. White cardstock splashed with a little bit of yellow, red and green mists was a perfect choice to let the letters shine.
I added some flowers from ephemera pack and chipboard stickers sheet to highlight the spring mood. I scattered them between the letters. It also helped me to fill all the empty spaces that could make a layout look like not finished.
When you use colorful pictures, you have to be careful with adding colors. They should complement the photos, not overwhelm it. In my case, every vivid color will look good with green. Like a spring meadow. I used two pictures and embellished it with few tags and tabs from the tags set.
I finished my page by adding few puffy shape stickers. This is usually my final step with most of the projects.
That’s all for today. If you would like to purchase this pretty “The bright side” collection, check your local stores first!!  You can also check our shop Make a Pretty Life!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with another project!!
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Oh so happy!


Hi there,

Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs!

I remembered using a specific cut file about 2 or so years ago but for the life of me I could not find it, I have no idea whose design it was. So I just went ahead and made my own in the Silhouette Studio program – it’s basically just triangle shapes arranged in a circle.


I cut this from one of the patterned papers, then backed the rays with different patterned papers from The Bright Side collection. I also added some machine stitching in the middle of the rays.


I created one cluster in the middle of the page, so it is a very simple design. I felt like otherwise the page would have been too busy. I layered tissue paper, tags, die cuts behind my photo and glued these down. I then added different embellies around and on top of my photo: labels, chipboard stickers, die cuts. For some interest I added a die cut photo frame too and my title also comes from the die cut ephemera pack.



To finish off my page I glued down some colourful puffy sticker dots!


I hope you like this simple idea!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a great day!

See you soon!




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You Can Do It!



Mary-Ann here today with a black, yellow with a touch of green layout to share.  A yellow T-shirt calls for yellow in the layout, don’t you think?   My little man tried and tried to blow up this water balloon.  This is about as far as he got.  He was defeated and so were his cheeks.  I love how the pictures captures his struggle and also his determination to get it done.  I think you can see his frustration a little too.



I love the speech bubbles.  I used small alphas to incorporate an encouraging message.


I love to layer.  Layering this tags helped me bring in all the colors that I was using in the layout over to the left.  Using different shapes brought in depth.


A couple little journaling strips, telling the story and my layout was complete!

So you can see from this layout and my previous one, earlier in the month, that The Bright Side Collection can be used for of all types of ideas and projects!  What are you using yours for?  Be sure to tag us online so we can see!!  Instagram: @fancypantsdesigns

Thanks for stopping in.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used: The Bright Side Only

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