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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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Spotlight on Ephemera


Hi everyone, Jess here with a Spotlight layout that focuses on the Ephemera Pack of the Life is Beautiful collection. My favorite part of each collection is the ephemera and whenever I tear into a new line I reach for that first. There are always so many fun bits and pieces that range in size and can be used for accents, focal points, layering and even titles.

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You can see that I really used a ton of the ephemera pack on here.  I began with using doilies to mat parts of my photo area.  I combined them with fussy cut flowers tucked into my layers to blend the shapes.

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I added several of the more whimsical images like the bike and balloons because they fit the theme of this young daycare group of kids.  And they’re just darn cute!

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I surrounded my entire photo mat area with clusters of ephemera and other small embellishments.  This design really works well for one central photo that you want to feature.

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I also added more ephemera pieces to each of the separate corner areas.  Pop dots or foam tape are your friend with this many little bits and pieces!  I like having layers and levels to my embellishments.

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It’s amazing how the pieces of ephemera can actually dictate your overall design and make the page.

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If you’re ever waffling on if you NEED that ephemera pack, trust me, you do!!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful

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