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Pinteresting: Fall Garlands.


With Fall in the air in the Northern Hemisphere… and pretty Fall decor on every inspirational web site you look at, it was fitting that I found the cutest fall decor inspiration on Pinterest for my project today! I love garlands…glitter, leaf, tassel, pom-pom, fabric etc… GARLANDS are a must in all of our homes to really put us in the Thanksgiving mood.

Aren’t they pretty??!

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My initial thought was to create a home decor project…but then I had a brain wave…I would create Fall garlands for a scrapbook page.

This is the result!

Give Thanks by Kim Watson


Having such gorgeous products from the Golden Days really made this page easy to create. Layered leaves strung across the page gives an awesome 3D effect. To personalise the garlands, I mixed in leaf shaped photos & journaling written onto a leaf shape. Scoring the veins in the gold foil leaves, makes them interesting & more realistic!


The oversized paper alphabet worked perfectly hanging on the garland string. A foil acetate sentiment, filled in the space between the x2 words & added a little bling into the second row.


Multiple layers, stitching, enamel dots, puffy sticker shapes & sentiment strips were the perfect recipe for these beautiful leaves!

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The foiled vellum added a lovely translucent layer to the navy blue leaves. The trick with successful layering, is to maximise the subtly of different densities. I love how the combination of gorgeous colors, patterns & textures created the most gorgeous page. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days, Vellum




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Pinteresting: I <3 Fall


Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a project inspired by something I found on Pinterest. I am one of those who spend hours and hours browsing Pinterest – I don’t pin everything, but I love to take in all that you can find there.  It’s in the little things that I find the inspiration and not always the whole image, but sometimes just a feeling.

For this project I was inspired by this little fall project. What spoke to me was the colors and the title and I thought it was a perfect starting point for the new collection Golden Days

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I was also inspired by the white frame and wanted to frame my photo in a similar way.  I used one of the lighter patterns in the collection underneath a darker one that I used as a photomat.

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The colors of the chair were the base for my background and I used the same colors over and above my layers of paper.

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I was also inspired by the leaves in the corner and decided to just use more leaves and I stitched a little to make the leaves a little more interesting.  I don’t have a digital cutter so I printed a few leaves on a piece of cardstock, cut them, and traced and cut them out before stitching.

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I hope to see lots of lovely fall inspired layouts on the FB page. I really love fall, like my title says. I just love the colors and the light.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Golden Days


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Pinteresting: Our Happy Home


Hi & welcome to another welcome the Fancy Pants Designs blog! Today I am excited to share a project inspired by cute house shaped shelves I saw on Pinterest. As you can see inspiration can come in the form of anything with super cute results.

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Our Happy Home by Kim Watson


Using the overall design of the shelves, I created a cut file for myself. The white cardstock standing out nicely from the black & gold background. I love the way the patterned paper pieces jump off the page & the colors look extra vibrant against the dark background.


Each little quadrant was backed by a different pattern & embellished with a unique cluster. This one has a combination of a gold Flair, Puffy Stickers & Ephemera which creates height & interest.


Here I placed a photograph on top of the mint green heart paper, embellished with a little label for journaling, Puffy stickers & Ephemera. Foam tape & staples are a great to add great dimension & simple texture.

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Here is a close up of the title which I incorporated into the cut file. Dressing it up with Puffy stickers, makes it super special.


Doesn’t the 3D bow look gorgeous here?? I love how the blue stripe adds a pop of bright color to this corner.  And lastly, in keeping with the inspiration, I needed to add a critter to my layout, so I cut up a little label for this little Poodle dog & sentiment. All done, a cute page ready to fill a frame on the wall in my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by….but before I go, I have a little gift just for you.

A FREE DOWNLOAD of my cut file.

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Fancy Pants Design collection used:  Millie & June


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Pinteresting: Beautiful You


Good morning! Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration. You can virtually find inspiration in so many things on Pinterest that it’s easy to get lost there! I love heading over to Pinterest and pinning things that would a great jumping point for a layout!

I have one of my recent favorite pins to share with you today, along with how I used it to create my layout!

I love sewing projects for inspiration. There are so many great patterns and color that can be found in quilts, I often find a lot of inspiration from pieces like this one:


As you can see, there are lots of great lines in the quilt. That sparked my interest and I decided to trim some pieces of patterned paper from the Millie and June collection for my project. I trimmed 1/2″ strips in varying lengths and then pieced them together into a quilted like pattern. I didn’t want to fill the whole page so I worked from one side to the other to create the background.

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Once my strips were down I added some stitching and then a title using the awesome epoxy words from the
Happy Place collection and my new favorite letters – the chipboard alphas in the Life is Beautiful collection.

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Because the background is pretty busy I kept the rest of the page fairly simple, adding some layers behind my photo and a few simple embellishments. I like how this came together and is different than the pages I have been creating lately! I like trying new things and even just laying out some simple strips of paper in different ways – you could take this in a bunch of different ways!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: 
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Pinteresting: Laugh Love Relax


Good Morning!

It is so much fun to be challenged by different ideas when trying to create for a project.  Today, my assignment topic is Pinteresting.  We are asked to find something on Pinterest that inspires us.  Thinking outside the box and NOT using sketches, color mood boards or other layouts as inspiration.  We try and find something out of the ordinary to get the creative juices flowing.  I was so excited and inspired when I found my inspiration piece.  Let’s take a look.

The colors in the shape of a pie chart on the dark background scream “use me as inspiration”, don’t you think?

Instead of an exact pie chart, I chose to use a Brick Circle Background cut file from JustNick Studios.

Softening my background a bit, I layered white cardstock on top of the floral black paper called Fancy Floral.

You can see that I used different colors and patterns behind my cut file and layered coordinating ephemera, puffy stickers, flair and enamels on top.

It is fun to find inspiration from anywhere.  Advertisements in magazines are another favorite place to find inspiration.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  Life is Beautiful


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Pinteresting: Wedding Congrats


Now that spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, my allergies are driving me nuts and the onslaught of wedding invitations are arriving to my mailbox.  I try to customize the card that I give with a wedding gift (usually money), it seems a little more personal and you can personalize it to their taste.  Today I am sharing a card and matching envelope which is really a kraft bag, and I took inspiration from a photo on Pinterest.

I thought this image of this wedding bouquet was so pretty.  The bold colors remind me of the color palette in the Attwell collection, with the blues, yellows and reds.  Don’t get me wrong, I love soft and dainty floral arrangements but there is something to be said about a bride who chooses such a strong choice of colors.

For my project i used the 12 x 12 sheet of paper from the Attwell collection called Stunning. The A side is beautiful floral images with some outlined leaves and flowers.  I took scissors and cut out the different leaves and flowers, to create a paper flower bouquet.  I also used the 6×6 version.

Using an alphabet stamp set, I created the sentiment.  Using the last name of a couple, or even making the sentiment “mom” for Mother’s Day or whatever kind of card you want to make could be easily switched out.  The sentiment could also be created with stickers if you are not a stamper.

To coordinate the kraft bag with the card, I added flowers and ribbon to it.

What I loved about making this card set was that I didn’t need dies or any fancy tools to create the bouquet, just scissors and adhesive.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Attwell


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