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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!

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

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Oh So Happy!

04/26/18

Hi Everyone!!
Today I am sharing a fun layout about my middle child. The Bright Side with its gorgeous colors was perfect for the message I was trying to convey. She really is the best, and I could not be more proud of her.
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I added some freehand green paint in a circle on the background, I love the pretty green in this line.
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It’s just the best line for almost any project you can imagine. I added a cardstock sticker and some puffy stickers at the bottom and called it finished.
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Thanks for stopping by the FP blog today!
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You Can Do It!

04/25/18

Morning!

Mary-Ann here today with a black, yellow with a touch of green layout to share.  A yellow T-shirt calls for yellow in the layout, don’t you think?   My little man tried and tried to blow up this water balloon.  This is about as far as he got.  He was defeated and so were his cheeks.  I love how the pictures captures his struggle and also his determination to get it done.  I think you can see his frustration a little too.

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I love the speech bubbles.  I used small alphas to incorporate an encouraging message.

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I love to layer.  Layering this tags helped me bring in all the colors that I was using in the layout over to the left.  Using different shapes brought in depth.

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A couple little journaling strips, telling the story and my layout was complete!

So you can see from this layout and my previous one, earlier in the month, that The Bright Side Collection can be used for of all types of ideas and projects!  What are you using yours for?  Be sure to tag us online so we can see!!  Instagram: @fancypantsdesigns

Thanks for stopping in.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used: The Bright Side Only

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Floral Wreath Beauty!

04/23/18

 

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here again and today I’m back to share with you another layout using the beautiful TheBright Side collection.

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For this layout I’m making the most out of the beautiful pattern papers that come in the collection to create a wreath design.

I really love how the Bright Side collection has this grid pattern paper with a floral cluster at the bottom (or at the top ;)). It’s the perfect starting point to build a beautiful wreath.

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I used some of my favorite floral dies and I cut out different sizes and shapes of flowers as well as leaves to fill in between.

The collection has its own beautiful floral images too so I mixed some of them in my wreath too.

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The whole process of putting this page together is extremely easy and fun. I kept adding elements until I was happy with the way it looked and then I started building up the rest of the elements.

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I decided to place my photo and journaling in the middle of the wreath to keep them in the spotlight of this layout.

I used a couple chipboard and puffy stickers to add a little bit of dimension and variety to the whole project and then I just called it done!

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I really hope you enjoyed this and you got inspired to create something today. Until next time, happy crafting.

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