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Funtastic | Zsoka Marko

Funtastic | Zsoka Marko


Hi there,

Zsoka here today with a new layout I created for the “out with the old, in with the new” theme at Fancy Pants! Our assignment was to mix new with old supplies. I loved this! I don’t often have the time to create stash layouts but I always love when I have the possibility. They do take longer in general because I have to go trough my stash to see what I can or want to use, but one can achieve a much more unique look!


I’ve used the following collections on this layout:

  • Everyday Circus (patterned paper)
  • Nautical (patterned paper)
  • Spellbound (patterned paper, buttons, die cuts)
  • Timbergrove (patterned paper)
  • Meology (chipboard button)
  • Making waves (alphas)
  • Burlap & Bouquets (flair button)
  • True Friend (flair button)
  • Flutter (button, chipboard)
  • Dream Big (paper clip, die cuts, puffy stickers)
  • Family & Co (label, die cut)
  • Joy Parade (die cuts)
  • Good Fellows (puffy stickers)

The first paper I chose was the teal wood grain paper – isn’t it amazing?! It was like seeing it for the first time! Then I started picking out papers I liked and at some point I had a color combo in my mind what I wanted to go for.

 I designed the layout in Silhouette studio, just to see what it would look like. Then I cut all the circles with my Cameo. Of course you can hand cut these using different sized plates as template. I used to do this before I had my Cameo.


I then glued down everything and felt like I have no dimension at all. So I added a few hand stitched circles here and there, for a bit of dimension and texture.

My photo I already cropped in my photo editing program, because I like to have a white border around. I then matted my picture and placed it on some foam adhesive so it stands out more.


At this point I was still just hoping I’d find embellishments that matched my chosen colors! I’m not big on planning ahead haha! Luckily I have quite a big stash of Fancy Pants supplies since it’s been my favorite company ever since I started scrapping! So I dug out everything and to my surprise I’ve found so many things! Even alphas which I really wasn’t expecting. In this alpha pack there are other colors too, red and yellow, so I picked out all colors that fit and tried to come up with a title. Boy, this is what took me longest! I even tried to use one of those scrabble helps where you enter your letters and it gives you suggestions for words. But I had a lot more letters you can enter there so it was no help at all. Eventually I came up with this title. I had to engineer a T because I only had one. I believe I’ve used an R and a 5 to create it.


I then added all kinds of embellies, all over my page: puffy stickers, die cuts, flair buttons, buttons, chipboards…I love how the colors tie all these together!





To finish off the layout I wrote my journaling and stamped my date.

That’s it for today! I hope you are inspired to dive into your old Fancy Pants stash now, because there surely are treasures to be rediscovered! Happy crafting!

Thanks for stopping by today,



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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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Spotlight on Puffy Stickers


Good morning Fancy Pants friends! I was asked to highlight the amazing Puffy Stickers from the new Sweet Nothings collection. Since I had already done a ‘love’ themed layout this month, I wanted to do something different.  I tried realllllly hard not to add any red to my layout.  I wanted to keep it yellow and black.  Adding the black puffy letters and stickers to the white canvas makes them really pop!

The row of puffy hearts near the stamp really help bring attention to the corner.

I created my ‘Maine Twang’ title with the Puffy Alphas.  Here in New England we don’t often say the letter ‘R’ at the end of a word.  We may pick it up somewhere else where it don’t belong, like “scuber” diving.  It’s true!  Come visit and you will see!

OMG I wish really hard that they would have created an entire sheet of just the puffy bee.  He is adorable!

P.S. We are non-smokers in my house and often tease that our dog is the only one that is allowed to smoke in the house!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Spotlight on Brag Cards


Happy New Year Fancy Pants friends!

I’m back today with a new layout using the awesome Joy Parade collection designed by Kim. This is such a fun and bright collection, perfect for documenting those special celebrations in your life. I chose some photos of my son unwrapping presents at his birthday party a few months back.

There’s a pack of brag cards in this collection with lots of journaling spots and phrases. I always love these but since I don’t do Project Life I don’t often use them. Or if I do, I do a grid layout for which I don’t use an awful lot of them. On today’s layout I challenged myself to use more on one page. I basically handled them like patterned papers and used them to back my cut files.

This cut file is from The Cut Shoppe. I first backed the middle circles with the brag cards, then the stars. For these I used a mix of brag cards and 6×6 papers.

I used some foam to pop up all of my circles. I love dimension on my pages!

Then I added different embellishments to my circles: ephemera pieces, puffy stickers, a flair button and puffy alphas for my title. My absolute favourite pieces from this collection are the balloons in the ephemera pack. I just had to use a couple on this layout since it went with my birthday theme so well!

I added my journaling and the date in some journaling spots, so handy!

I encourage you to try and use your PL/brag cards even if you don’t do Project Life. They are so fun and come in such gorgeous designs! Don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade


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Spotlight on Stamps


TNStampGoldenWays1 by Evelynpy

I love playing with clear stamps. I’m falling in love with the new clear stamps in the Golden Days collection. They have so many icons that I’m falling in love with! Great icons for my travel notebook spread for my favorite months of October and November. Using this clear stamp set I created some patterns with colorfull inks. It’s easy and fast even for the beginner.

TNStampGoldenWays1detail by Evelynpy

I chose two feathers in the stamp set and I stamped them randomly using two different colors but still perfect for my color combo. I chose grey for the big one and orange for the small one. I stamped the big one first randomly in any direction and stamped the small one into the empty space that I have. Because this is my opening page of my October Travel Notebook spread I still chose another word from the stamp set: ‘the story begins’.

I chose dark chocolate ink and stamped it randomly. I love the imperfect looks of stamping. It makes my opening page look so perfect.

TNStampGoldenWays2 by Evelynpy

TNStampGoldenWays2detail by Evelynpy

The second one, I chose ‘love’ from the stamp set. Again I used the same color from the previous page and stamped it randomly. Don’t be scared to stamp it… just follow your heart. Stamps are one of my favorites to bring with me when I want to do memory keeping on the go to create my travel notebook spread.

TNStampGoldenWays3 by Evelynpy

Next is the ampersand. This time I did really want to make my spread look so clean and minimalist so I just stamped it right in the middle of my page.

TNStampGoldenWays3detail by Evelynpy

Stamps are also the best solution if you run out of pattern papers but still want to decorate your travel notebook! Happy Stamping!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days


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Spotlight on Cork Stickers


Hello Fancy Pants Designs friends! Today I’d like to share my latest project using the wonderful CORK products!

I have decided to create my desk top calendar for 2017. I used the brand new Perfect DIY Clipboard.

You can remove the clip with a basic flat-head screwdriver this time! It’s easy to paint, design and decorate on the board.

I used the Color Printed Cork Stickers from the Golden Days collection and the Printed Cork Pieces from Joy Parade. Both products are stickers so you can create your project easily and quickly.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Golden Days, Joy Parade, DIY Clipboard


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