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Crab Cut & Fun in the Sun!

07/11/18

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout I’ve made for Fancy Pants Designs.

I’ve used the Poolside collection with a little bit of The Bright Side on this one.

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I chose this adorable Crab cut file from Paige Evans (Silhouette ID: #267053) and cut it from textured white card stock. Then I backed it with patterned papers from both collections and adhered it on the background paper (from The Bright Side collection).

I kind of put the photo in the crab’s claws but now that I’m looking at the close-up I notice it came out on the left side. Oh well, you get the idea :). For my title I used a die cut, Fun in the Sun, which perfectly fits my photo! Because apparently at that age eating sand is fun, ha! I also tucked that adorable smiling sun die cut behind the title and adhered another phrase die cut on the photo. Oh, and of course I had to use a rubber charm clip! How cute is that flamingo float?!

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There is a patterned paper in the Poolside collection that has these big monstera leaves on it and I felt the need to fussy cut some! There’s also some in the ephemera pack. It’s totally random but I tucked these leaves in between the crab’s leg haha! Random or not, I like the way it looks :).

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On one side I created a flower cluster, again, totally random, but I love flowers so it’s all good!

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On the other side I created another cluster with some summer icons like flip flops, snorkelling mask and a swim ring. To create a dimensional look I used foam adhesive in many places.

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This layout came together very quickly, it’s quite possibly the quickest layout I have ever made! But I still like how it turned out, I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by today, have an amazing day!

ZsokaDT_Signage

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Summer, Palm Leaves and Blue Waters…

07/03/18

Hello, everyone! Maryám here with you to share another project using the Poolside collection. For today’s project, I decided to make a fun layout, using a lot of flowers and the fussy cutting technique.

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I started fussy cutting some tropical leaves from the Summer Lovin’ paper. Then, I adhered them to the left side of my page. I also added a few flowers and some puffy hearts and dots.

After that, I added the photo. Since the photo had a lot of space around I adhered some embellishments and stickers over it. In the end, I added my journaling and some mint ink splatters.

Want to see more details? Here are some close-ups.

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I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

MaryamDT_Signage

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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!

ZsokaDT_Signage

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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:
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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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