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A Butterfly Flurry.. Let’s Celebrate!

05/25/18

Hi lovelies,

Zsoka back with you today sharing a new layout I’ve created. I’ve used the gorgeous The Bright Side collection on this one!

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I picked a butterfly cut file I liked (one of the butterflies in the Butterfly Cluster cut file by Paige Taylor Evans) and cut it from different patterned papers and in different sizes. I then stitched 3-4 together, using my sewing machine.

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I also cut another cut file from textured white card stock (The Chicken Wire by The Cut Shoppe), then I started putting my layout together. I picked a blue striped paper from the Family&Co collection for my background. I love this paper!

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I then adhered the Chicken Wire cut file to my background paper. I didn’t put glue everyone on the cut file because I wanted to create a dimensional look. I arranged the butterflies the way I liked them, then glued them down.

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I layered some tissue paper, tags and die cuts behind both photos and placed them on the layout. For my journaling I used a journaling spot. To finish off my layout I added a chipboard title and a few chipboard hearts.

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I hope you like how it turned out! I love dimension and layered hearts/butterflies/etc give so much texture to the layout too! I realise this style is not for everyone, but it is certainly my style!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Come in…the water’s fine!!

05/19/18

Hey Fancy Pants fans! Nicole here today with a project using the fun and oh so summery, Poolside collection
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I used the yellow patterned paper from the collection to create a big and bright sun shape on my page, adding some foam adhesive behind each of the sun beams.  I love the bright yellow, paired with the rich navy patterns in this collection.
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I added in a bold title to the bottom of the page using the POOL title from the Poolside Ephemera package. I added each letter with some foam adhesive to add a little dimension and then added in some water droplets around the title for a little splash of color!
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If this isn’t getting you ready for summer, I don’t know what is!  Take out old photos, new photos, or plan for photos to come and get creating!
Thanks for being here today!
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Mini Envelope Pockets and Tag Sets!

05/12/18

Hello, everyone!

Maryám here with you to share my first project using the Poolside collection. This is such a fun and whimsical collection and I really enjoyed the first project I created with it. 

For today’s project, I have made 3 envelopes using an old cut file from Clique Kits. I cut them with my Silhouette Cameo and I used 3 different pattern papers of the 12×12 version. I added some photos, tags and even a shaker pocket to the envelopes. 

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Here are some photos of each one.

Envelope 1: For the first one, I used the Summer Lovin’ paper. In the front, I added some ephemera pieces and with the help of one paper clip, I attached them to the envelope. Once I finished it, I repeated the same steps for the other ones.

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Envelope 2: For the second one, I used the Cool in the Pool paper and the flamingo paper clip.

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Envelope 3: And for the one, I used the Fun in the Sun paper and the pool paper clip.

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That’s it for today friends! I hope you liked this project. Please, let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create.

Have an awesome day!

MaryamDT_Signage

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Handmade for fun!

05/11/18

It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!  While this is summer focused, wouldn’t it make a fun idea for Mother’s Day…especially if you’re gifting a gift card or something on the small side!
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Oh my, those colors are wonderful aren’t they?!  I’ll first chat about the card:
hello good life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
One of my favorite papers from Poolside is Summer Lovin’.  That green is spectacular.  I incorporated a tag from The Bright Side Collection.  I layered it with Poolside Ephemera.  I diecut the hello from my stash.The stamped sentiment is also from my stash.
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I used the Summer Lovin’ on the diecut pillow box.  It has a Starbucks card popped into it.  I topped the box with a fun tag that also has Poolside Ephemera.
As I type up this post, it is pure Springtime in the Pacific Northwest.  Sadly it will be changing to rain and more rain in a couple days.
This is going to a friend of mine that has a summer time birthday.  Perfect so that she can treat herself to a cool frappuccino!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll find some fun ways to gift your friends for summer…no reason, just to celebrate someone you care about!
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Water Country!

05/10/18

Morning!

It wasn’t long ago that it was still snowing here in my neck of the woods, so I am truly ready for SUMMER!  Using Poolside made me warmer, just by working with it!  Ha!  Anyway, I printed some photos from our trip to Water Country.  A large group of us go every year.  We always have a great time.

I picked the pool tile paper (Let’s Flamingly) as my base.  That is the ONLY 12×12 paper I used.  The rest is with the 6×6 paper pad.

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I used a cut file that I backed with the paper pad.  I wanted smaller patterns.  Trick is, these papers all have upright designs.  When piecing together behind a file, you need to make sure that your papers are in the proper direction or you may have upside down flamingos and ducks!  I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues. This one is called Sunny Days.

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Now, have you seen the ephemera in the Poolside collection?  Fab.  Just fab.  |

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See?  Fab, right?  I just love them all I bought 2 sets.

Thanks for stopping by today.

MaryAnn


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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!

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Zsoka

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