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Uranus | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Uranus | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning!

For todays project, I was asked to focus on the Take Note collection.  I have so many photos from school events that would have worked perfectly!  I narrowed it down to this photo of my boy and his science project.


I started with ONLY Take Note and easily expanded from there.  I have said before, Fancy Pants has so many collections that blend together.


I incorporated a few pieces from the Good Fellows Collection and alphas from Sweet Nothings.  I keep everything together by manufacture so it is easy to find what I need, all in one place.


Adding a touch of sewing really helped focus of the triangle cut of the paper and tie in a little more black.  Thank you so much for stopping in today.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Collections Used:

Take Note

Good Fellows

Sweet Nothings

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Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman

Teacher Gifts with Take Note | Vicki Chrisman


Teacher gifts

Hey everyone! Vicki here to day to share a little inspiration for a teacher thankyou or Teacher Appreciation Day gift.  The Take Note Collection is such a fun collection with so many possibilities.  This collection makes it easy to pull together a little something for that special teacher. Here is what I came up with.  The kids can even help with this.  A fun project  for you to do with the kids, that will be even more meaningful because they were involved in the process.

Adding these hand made pennants to apples is a fun and easy idea.  There are lots of great school themed pieces in this collection to create a Pennant top. When you’re finished, all you have to do is hot glue it to a wooden dowel or wooden barbecue skewers.

These kraft bags are fantastic for dressing up.  Mine holds a couple of Hersey bars, but a cookie, a note pad or a package of popcorn are just a few other ideas.

Teacher treat bag

In this collection there is a package of  Library Card Pockets and Journaling Cards. These work well for a personal thankyou note for the teacher as well as for a gift card holder.

Teacher gift card holder

Don’t forget to snap a photo when your child takes this to their teacher. This collection is just fantastic for school themed layouts!

Collections Used: 

Take Note

Kraft Bags 



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Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett

Favorite story |Christin Grønnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here with a layout with the wonderful Take Note Collection.


Back to school is usually in the fall so I used a lovely blue leafy background to go wiht the layout. Since the papers under the white leaves are so dark I wanted to keep the background much lighter.


I cut out one whole piece of the mat for the cutfile and didn’t adhere it completely to the white leaves giving it some extra dimemsion


It might not show much but this falls favorite book is Alice in Wonderland and sitting enjoying the book outside. I used mrag cards and library card pockets for my layers under the photo and even placed the photo inside a pocket.


The bookmarks are perfect too for layers. I only trimmed the ribbon slightly at the top.


I used the cork paper as a background to get an extra frame feeling and stitched all around the edge. It might be time consuming, but it gives the layout just a little bit extra.  If I feel I need more contrast I add a dark color along the edge, but if I have enought contrast like in this layout I go for a much lighter color when picking thread.

Collection used: Take note


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Boo | Zsoka Marko

Boo | Zsoka Marko


Zsoka here with you today with some Halloween inspiration.

We don’t celebrate Halloween here. Well many families do, but I’m wondering if they even know what it is about? It is not a European holiday…

The only thing I do, if I don’t forget, is buy some pumpkins so the kiddo and I can carve some. It’s so easy to do, last year I had to promise him that this year we buy more so we are not ready with carving in 10 minutes! He loves it so much and was very proud he could easily do it alone. He carved the face, I carved Boo. I remember taking several pictures last year but I can’t for the life of me find them. The only one I found is the one I posted on Instagram (Instagram is good for something ha!). So that is what I used for my layout.

The new Spellbound collection is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I absolutely love everything about it. I’ve always loved the purple added in the Halloween lines but the additional mint is just so super awesome! If you buy only one Halloween collection, you really have to get this one! 20170923_163202FINALbanner

I chose a pumpkin cut file from the Silhouette Design Store for my main design element. I backed the pumpkins with two different orange papers and the leaves with some other papers from the collection. I added foam adhesive to the back so I could tuck my picture and a couple of die cuts under it.


I also tucked some tags and die cut pieces under my photo and attached a couple to my photo as well, using my tiny attacher. I love that spider web! |And I think my favorite pieces in the ephemera pack are the bats; they come in different colors, black, purples and mint. I added a few of those here too.


For my title I also chose a die cut piece that says Boo – I love the font and I like the fact that it is not big! As a last step I wrote my journaling below the spiderweb on the right side, added my date on a label at the bottom left and splattered some black ink around the page.



This is the second Halloween page I have ever made and I kept thinking while I was working on it that I wish I had more photos! Only because I love love love this collection!

I hope I could inspire you somehow, even though I’m not a pro on this topic!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!


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Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast


Is it just me or does it seem like once its the month of October, time starts to accelerate?  Today, I am sharing a fun way to create a treat bags (from die cuts) to celebrate the season, using the new Spellbound Collection. You can die cut the pattern paper using steel dies, or from an electronic machine or even find directions online to create a bag from just a ruler, scissors and adhesive.
Once the bag is die cut from the pattern papers, and adhered together, getting to decorate it, is the fun part.  To decorate these bags, I used the Spellbound Collection Ephemera pack.  There are pumpkins, bats, ghosts, sayings & sentiments and much more!
To give the bags depth, I like to adhere as much as the die cuts to the project using foam adhesive.  Layering with foam adhesive will always take your project to the next level, and will not look so flat.
I hope you were inspired by these enough to try your hand at making your own custom bags!
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Take Notes cards | Latisha Yoast

Take Notes cards | Latisha Yoast


Hello friends!  Do you love to read?  If I had to pick my favorite pastime, it would be reading.  So, when I saw the Take Note Collection, I was excited to see a few book stamps & die cuts.  Todays project, is just a card & tag to give to your favorite bibliophile.
First gather some supplies.  I grabbed a few different items from the Take Note Collection, so there would be cohesion between the two project.
First I stamped images and sentiments in black ink onto one of the Take Note Library cards.
Using water colors that match the pattern paper, color in the images and the rest of the card.
Embellish with Take Note Ephemera and twine, place into the library note card holder.
The card was created on white card stock, layered with Take Note Fancy Free pattern paper, layered with another panel of white card stock that has been stamped & embellished with Take Note Ephemera diecuts.
This card and tag set would be a perfect way to give a gift card, or with a book!
Materials Used:
white card stock
black ink
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