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Picture This: XOXO


Hello everyone. Christin here today with a new layout with the Sweet Nothings collection. There is something I have wanted to do for a while, but I haven’t felt I had the right photo for it and that was going really big with a picture on a layout. I have an A3+ printer I have wanted to use for a layout.   Then I finally took this winter picture of my 7 year old (with a Minecraft beanie knitted by me…) and the background felt perfect for a big picture.

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The paper I had isn’t quite 12×12 so I added a frame using cardstock and the darkest paper in the collection.

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I used a cut file to cut out the xoxo. A big picture demanded a big title.  But I also wanted a subtitle and for that I mixed puffy stickers with ephemera.

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To add even more contrast I hand stitched in black over half the picture – in the lightest parts. And added some puffy sequins here and there.

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Don’t be afraid to try something new and go BIG or go really small. I encourage you to try different sizes for the pictures in your layouts.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Picture this: Multiple photos done Grid style!


Do you have lots of photos to scrap from a single event?

Today I have a simple idea you can use over & over with great results! The beauty of this kind of page, is that is doesn’t need many supplies either. With my supplies of Joy Parade running really low, I was forced to get creative. Here is my solution.

Multi photo grid idea by Kim Watson

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Are you are like me & hate throwing out paper strips trimmed off previous projects? Well today I was able to use a few of them which makes me so happy & it justifies the box of strips I have stashed away haha! Placed in a grid format & stitched, I created the perfect background to start layering all the other bits.

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I chose 5 photos and printed them 2,75″ x  2,75″ & 2 others which I printed 1,75″ x 1,75″. Then positioned them around the page leaving a square open for the journal block. Then came the fun part…the embellishing!

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Using my leftover Ephemera, Tags, Puffy Stickers & Flair, I just had fun. Being so colourful & well coordinated meant I could place bits just about anywhere & it looked ‘right’. I love how even though the layout & design is simple, the Flair & Puffy Stickers add great dimension.

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The colors, happy designs & uplifting sentiments of this collection, make it super easy to use no matter what the page theme! If you haven’t grabbed it for yourself, I urge you to do so.

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade


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Picture This: I Fall For You


How much are we loving the Golden Days collection?? I’ve been seeing tons of gorgeous creations with this line all over the web and I can’t decide if they make me want to use it more or hoard it! I love the warm tones that make scrapping my autumn photos so easy.

I created this layout with an awesome free cut file from our friends at Paper Issues. I cut it on my Cameo and used it as my design starting point.

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I knew I wanted to fit a selection of photos on here so they needed to be small.  The layout of them was pretty much dictated by the cut file, which made the rest of the page easy to put together!

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I used several rectangles of patterned paper to mat the central photo area and placed the photos in an overlapping horizontal line. The colors in my photos were made for Golden Days!

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I really had fun with the patterns in this collection when it came to filling the die cut leaves.  I also added some acetate gold swirls from the ephemera pack.

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The title was also dictated by the die cut! I simply added some woodgrain puffy stickers to turn the full sentiment into “I fall for you”.

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I filled in some of the white spaces above and below the photo area with more embellishments like the fun cork shapes, puffy stickers, flair, a leaf clip, and ephemera. And one of my favorite parts of this page is the frame I created with gold glitter washi tape! I have a hard time not framing my pages and this was a really fun, fast way to do it.

Remember, you don’t have to take up your whole page area when you use multiple photos.  Just print them small and keep them organized!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days

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Picture This: My Favorite Place


Hello Fancy Pants Designs friends! Today’s theme is “Picture This”. I’d like to share a fun idea for a layout with multiple photos with you.

I wanted to use eight pictures for this layout. When I use many photos on a layout I usually prepare black and white photos. This time I have decided to try to use all colorful photos for my challenge.

For my title work I chose two types of alphabet stickers: the Chipboard Alpha from the
Life Is Beautiful collection and Puffy Alpha Sticker. Both stickers are basic but also so versatile and give dimension to your project.

I used the Ephemera Pack to add some fun details to my layout, along with some of these cute puffy stickers. I also added the Wood Veneer from the Good Fellows collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life Is Beautiful, Good Fellows


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Picture This: Playing With 4 Photos on 1 Layout


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This is the way I play with four photos on one layout. This time I scrapped the photos of my son’s second birthday party at my house. I placed some of the photos of Jasper right in the middle but not in one row. I placed it little bit randomly.

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I used pattern papers that perfectly match with my pattern paper background to make the photos blend together with the background. I suggest not using super busy pattern papers. Choose the paper that has similar color or design with the background.

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After that I decorated the photos using some favorite word puffy stickers, tags, ephemera die cuts and enamels dots that you can find in the Life is Beautiful collection and also Millie & June. Because you already have four photos make sure not that much decorates your photo. Remember your photo is still the hero in your layout.

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To make a big title for this layout I chose chipboard alphas and pasted it on the right side near the photos… paste it top to bottom.

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Have fun creating scrapbooking layout using four photos or more! Hope this post can inspire you to create one. *wink*

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is Beautiful, Millie & June


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Picture This: Snow Cave


Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout I created for the Picture This challenge.  You’ll remember that the Picture This challenge is to use at least four pictures on a project.  Since I was using snow pictures on my layout I grabbed the Wish Season collection to start, but ended up branching out to include some Happy PlaceFlutterAttwell and some Office Suite tags as well.  Here’s my layout.

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Since I was using so many photos I wanted the design to still seem somewhat clean, which is true to my style. I decided to create a design featuring the papers and embellishments on their own instead of layered around my photos and I loved the outcome. Here are some closeups. 

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I trimmed one of the Brag Cards in the Happy Place collection to the same size of my photos for the journaling.

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I love the way it turned out.  Thanks for visiting the Fancy Pants blog today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Wish SeasonHappy PlaceAttwellFlutter and Office Suite


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