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Back to School | Christin Gronnslett

Back to School | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today.I can’t believe that school has started, where did the summer go ?? This year my kids started 3rd and 5th grade. They are getting so big. Where did the time go ?

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I used the Family & Co collection for this Back to school layout.


Since I see my kids as star students I had to pick a star to go behind the photos. I used my Cameo and cut out a star and placed a patterned paper behind the star.   I like to use a little brighter colors on the background than on the patterned paper that I pick out – that way you get a softer transition and the papers and photos will stand out a little more.


It was the  alphabet tag that inspired me to make a back to school layout.  To add a little more school themed I added some puffy stickers with the weeks days on in a half circle around the bottom part of my title.


I used a black papers from the Sweet Nothings collection to cut out the title Back to school. I placed one part above the
photo and one below the photo.


I added a few layers of papers – a mix from the 6×6 papers to get smaller patterns and from the big papers to make the picture stand out even more.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today.

Collections used: SweetNothings, Family & Co


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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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Planner Project | Latisha Yoast

Planner Project | Latisha Yoast


Hello Fancy Pants Friends! Do any of you have planners? Today is a quick post on how to use simple tags, pattern paper & ephemera from Fancy Pants Designs to help plan out your weeks in your planner. Planner kits are fun to buy, but sometimes its nice to use products that you already have as well.
The rectangles in this planner are 1.5 x 2.25 inches, so using the Fancy Pants Designs 6×6 Hello Sunshine paper pad, was the perfect choice. 6×6 paper pads are scaled down, which was great for this. To keep my place on the right month/week, I used the “stay cool” Rubber Topper paper clip.
With just a little bit of adhesive I was able to decorate my week with Ephemera die cuts, Tags & pattern paper. Plus I was able to use my stash, which is always a great thing!
How do you decorate your planners? Be sure to tag FPD on your social media accounts so we can check it out!
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Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast

Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast


Hi Friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to create your own cupcake toppers, just by using the supplies you have on hand. You can use these on homemade cupcakes, store-bought cupcakes or even muffins.
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Cut out a few different sized circle from the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad.
Using foam adhesive, layer the circles, and then add die cuts from the Dream Big Ephemera set to them as well.
Using a strong adhesive adhere plain sucker sticks to the back of the toppers,  Tie a bow with twine around the top. They are now ready to place into cupcakes.
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The toppers make the cupcakes that much more special and personalized and are ready to be shared.
Materials Used:
foam adhesive
circle die
sucker stick
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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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Travellers Notebook | Nicole Nowosad

Travellers Notebook | Nicole Nowosad


Good morning Fancy Pants Designs friends!

Nicole here today to share an unusual project for me… a travellers notebook. I love the look of these journaling style of books, but honestly, I like the chunky look too much and thought I would never embrace the whole concept. Well, I changed my mind when I saw how adorable these notebooks really are!

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I grabbed this one from the Dream Big collection and added a simple diecut title from the Family & Co. collection for the cover of my album. The idea is for me to have a place to add in all those little extra photos that I seem to collect throughout the year. I plan to add photos to spreads throughout the year as I have extra lying around.

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I made the heart spread with some little squares of paper I had cut and leftover from another project. I simply added them in a heart like pattern, added some diecuts and then doodled in a sketchy heart shape over top.

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For my other spreads, I started to add in those extra photos that I mentioned earlier. I added in more diecuts and tags all from the Family & Co. collection.

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I love the little pocket style of this album and made a pocket to one side using part of a 6×6 paper pad sheet of paper and added my adhesive around the outer edges only. I can tuck in some memorabilia, tags or even a note about what happened in the photos.

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I added in a photo of myself, I am part of the family after all right!? I hope you will give these Traveller’s notebook a try! Super easy to create with and tons of fun!

Collections used: Dream Big, Family & Co


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