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Marco Polo!

05/31/18

Hello Fancy Pants fans!
It’s Anna here and I have for you some fun, summer page made with “Poolside” collection. It’s my second project made with it and enjoyed making it so much. I have plenty of pool photos and I have been waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. My favorite elements from this line are those funny swim – rings in different shapes and I thought I want to use a lot of them in one page.
 
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I started with a white American Crafts cardstock and splashed it with some colorful mists to create splatters and break this white space.
 
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I found those “pool” letters in the ephemera pack and I thought they will be just perfect to create a title. I added a second word “party” using puffy stickers included in this collection. 
 
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Funny swim – rings from both ephemera pack and chipboard stickers found their place on my page too. I arranged them under and above my photo. 
 
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I filled the empty spots with smaller elements like water splashes. 
 
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This page is really simple and fast to make and you can easily recreate it using different creatures, matching your photo. I haven’t used any pattern paper in this layout. Mixing and matching embellishments is also fun and can be enough to make a page.
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Thank you for stopping by. Remember to check your local stores, if you want to purchase this pretty collection. If you have no luck finding it, you can always order it through our retail store at Make a Pretty Life.

 

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Geometric Summer Layout!

05/29/18

 

Hello, friends!!

I’m back on the blog today and I’m here with another shape layout!  If you remember my last post, I worked with CIRCLES and today I am working on a layout with TRIANGLES!

I love that using a shape can create a beautiful layout, a unique look and it really shows off the variety of patterns in a collection!  And The Poolside Collection  is so perfect for summer projects!

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To create my project I cut out a variety of triangle shapes… you can see that they all vary in size and shape, but still maintain their triangle title!

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Adding a few accents to help balance the bold shape of the triangles is perfect with the splashes of chipboard and small summer ephemera elements!

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I also tucked my photo  (which is rectangular) right into a flat space to line it up for a little title using the ephemera pieces!

This was another quick and easy layout once I created a ‘puzzle’ to fit all the pieces of my triangle shapes!  Have you tried to create your own unique puzzle?  It’s so fun to experiment with patterns and colors!  Give it a try and be sure to share it with us so we can see your creations!

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And Happy Summer!

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Pool Party Gift Sack!

05/27/18

Hello, friends, Latisha here!

Are you headed out to some fun pool parties this year?  Have you thought of bringing along a simple gift for your hosts?!

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Today, I created a very simple, but fun and custom sack as a little gift for any upcoming parties that I’ll be attending! These are perfect to make several at a time to have on hand!  Fill them up with something as simple as a few mini items like chapstick, sunscreen and a bottled water!  Simple summer, poolside gifts!

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I used the Poolside Collection…with the patterned paper and the ephemera it’s easy to mix and match for the sack and create several tags to attach to each one!

To create the sack I simply looked online for how to create a gift sack with scrapbook paper.  It only took two sheets and it’s perfect because the top folds down to show off the coordinating patterned paper on the “B” side!

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to create custom sacks for any occasion!

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Oh so happy!

04/30/18

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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I hope you like this simple idea!

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

See you soon!

X

Zsoka

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Handmade gift boxes!

04/27/18

Hello friends!  A diy inspired blog post for you today, on creating
gift boxes using pattern paper!  Lately I have been loving using up
pattern paper, creating bags, envelopes, boxes, tags, banners, etc…
fun and different ways to express my creativity, and using up my
supplies!  Today, I am sharing a few different sized boxes, and how I
decorated them.

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If you do a simple search on diy gift boxes, you will find so many
different ways to create a box out of paper.  The internet is amazing!
After creating the box, using pattern paper, tags, ephemera &
chipboard stickers all from The Bright Side collections, I made a tag.
Instead of attaching the tag to a tied ribbon around the box, it was
adhered to the top of the box.

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The bigger box was having a hard time staying closed, so tying ribbon
around it worked like a charm.  To embellish, a tag was create and
added to the ribbon.

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One of my favorite things about using a collection to create anything
diy, is that it all perfectly coordinates! The cute rain boots paper,
with the cute rain boots die cut ephemera! So cute!  The tag and the
die cut were adhered to the box using foam adhesive, which gives it
dimension.

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The next time, you need to wrap a present, consider creating your own
gift box, it really is so easy.  Especially with pretty ephemera designs, online templates,
directions, punches and dies!

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Materials Used
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Happy Feet pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Bright Side Pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Good Vibes pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side The Good Stuff pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side tags set
Fancy Pants Designs The Bright Side chipboard stickers

Latisha

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Rain Boots and Flower Bouquets!

04/17/18

Just me again with a fun little “bloom” project I came up with!

We have these adorable ceramic boots in our shop that match The Bright Side Collection SO PERFECTLY and I thought for the spring shower season that I would make a bloom of paper flowers for one & I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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To create the “bloom” I used a green popsicle stick as my base {you could just paint one to match.. the key is that it is hiding in the boot anyway}!  Get a good idea of where you want your first flower to start by putting the popsicle stick in the boot so you know how high the flowers need to be… I made mine so that the flowers angled out of the boot naturally, but didn’t stop it from sitting nicely in place!

I layered my flowers until I got the right look and then added both regular and dimensional adhesives for a ‘real’ bouquet look!  Oh, and I added the kite for a little fun flair!!

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A little closer look at the details!

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I put it on my desk next to the layout I shared earlier in the month of my little guy sharing his own gathered bouquet with me…they looked perfect together and made the perfect spring decor for my desk area!

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Thanks for doing us today!  I hope you’ve got some new ideas “blooming” in your head ;)!

xoxo

Jodi

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