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Repurpose Those Leftovers


Hello friends…Kim here with a challenge for you!

Are you like me and have loads of  leftovers of collections just looking for purpose? Well I set myself a challenge for todays find a purpose for the leftovers I have from the super-cute, themed, Millie & June collection. So I thought with Easter around the corner, that I would get a head start with my crafting & come up with a way to transform the supplies into an Easter gift set. The colors are fabulous & the patterns super cute…I knew right away it would not be difficult to do.

This is the result!

Easter Gift Set by Kim Watson


(Youtube process video to follow, see my channel or pop back to see this post once updated)


The first thing I did was look for a whole 12×12 piece of paper. I would need an entire sheet to create the gift bag. Once folded, I die-cut the bunny face to fit the width of the bag, rouged her cheeks, drew her eyes & mouth and then made the bows from the convenient Millie & June die-cut paper bow set.


The card was also super simple to put together. Using a strip of Our Garden patterned paper I cut a backing piece in the gold foil stripe & flipped the leftover piece using the floral side to cut a big pennant shape. I then die-cut a circle from the pennant, making a little window for the chick to peek out of.


The accents consist of a trimmed tag (to hide the sentiment) & a few patterned heart ephemera; which reminded me of Easter eggs. Not having the correct stamp sentiment, I used the speech bubble die-cut & hand wrote Happy Easter, which finished off the card nicely.

So as you can see, repurposing your themed products is not as complicated as you would think. I hope this has inspired you to haul those leftovers out, with the purpose of giving them new life 😀

Thanks for stopping by the Fancy Pants Designs blog! Have an awesome weekend!

Fancy Pants Designs products used: Millie & June



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Seeking Creative and Professional Designers!




YOU GUYS!  I know that there are many of you who have emailed and asked about when we’ll be holding our next DT call for Fancy Pants Designs, Inc. and I’m excited to say that it’s FINALLY here! If you’ve emailed me already, I’m trying to make sure you all get this email, and we’ve sent it out in an e-blast, too, so feel free to share this with ANYONE that you think would be a good fit!

Our industry has changed quite a lot over the years and we’ll be taking our projects {and products} in a variety of directions as well!  While we still love traditional scrapbooking, we are also looking for trendy and new creative paper crafting –off the page projects, gift giving, home decor, party set-ups and more!  We also require GREAT photography of your projects with bright lighting.  We love lifestyle shots and unique display of your projects to make them really stand out!

We hope your submissions will include the use of our products, however, it is NOT required!  Please submit no later than 3/10/17 at midnight MST and only send your BEST work!  If you have any questions, you can comment and/or email We’ll be selecting the team by March 15th!  We look forward to seeing all of your entries!


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Family & Co. NEW RELEASE & FREE Printable!


Hello, Friends!


Can you believe we are now more than half way through the month of February? The days seem to fly right by!  Well, today I am EXCITED to introduce you to our latest collection that will be shipping to stores NEXT WEEK!! It’s an adorable little collection that is all about life, family, friends, pets and fun!  So…it pretty much fits all of YOUR LIFE in to one cute collection!!




I think the rubber topper clips and the journal are going to be among my faves…oh, the chipboard alpha is so fun, too!  And, you can’t use any of those without paper and ephemera and stickers….so, I guess the whole thing is a must have!!

We’ll be posting more projects and images in the coming weeks!!  Tell us what you think of this fun collection!  We’ll pick one lucky commenter to win some product from this fun new line!!

And, here is a FREE 5×7 printable for you to use on your layouts, in a frame, for a card…whatever you like & we’d love to see what you do with it!


I hope you LOVE it!




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Merry & Bright…may your days be!


Hello, Jodi here!  I just wanted to drop in and spread a little holiday cheer!  Today is actually Jared’s birthday {aka Mr. Fancy Pants} and while he’s not too excited about the getting older thing, it is fun to have a reason to celebrate, so we’ve worked up some gifts for you all…ADORABLE FREE printables…for our most favorite fans!   Mixed with my Merry & Bright products these were perfect to decorate with….& I think I’ll use one as my album cover, too!  I used one of our NEW DIY Clipboards…they are special because you can actually remove the clip {with some minor elbow grease techniques ;)} and decorate the board to the top without any imperfections..put the clip back on and there you have a gorgeously designed clipboard!  So pretty right?  I added Merry & Bright paper and our gold glitter washi tape to shimmer it up a bit!




I was pretty happy with the way mine printed out~I used my Canon photo printer and I did print them on photo paper for a bit of a sheen look, but any paper will do!  You can embellish them to your hearts content, choose silver or gold, patterned or plain, or simply clip them on a clipboard, tuck them in a frame, use them for a gift or for your holiday projects!  Here are a few more options, and color ways, that you are sure to love!!







We hope you’ll enjoy these fun prints and that your days will be Merry & Bright this Christmas Season!  {Click on each image to get to our FREE downloads page!}


Merry & Bright Print {with text} Printable



Oh Christmas Tree Printable



Mistletoe Printable



JOY -Gold Foil- Printable



Merry & Bright {no text} Printable


This is just a small token of appreciation for your continued support through the years we’ve been in business!  Our family is blessed because of you!  I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and that all your wishes come true!


Love, The Sanford Family




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NEW RELEASES! Golden Days, Merry & Bright, Joy Parade, NEW Felt Pennants and more!


Hello, my friends!

I am so excited to be announcing our latest collections because I KNOW you are going to LOVE THEM!  These are definitely among my favorites of all time…it just keeps getting better!  Plus, we have so many new things coming your way…just wait for 2017…it’s going to be grand!  So, let’s get going with these releases!

First up, the talented Amber LaBau is at it again with a gorgeous collection for Fall….




This beautiful collection will be hitting stores in the coming weeks, so get your requests in now at your local stores so they {and YOU} will have it FIRST!

Next, our ever popular holiday collection…. and another beautiful series by Amber LaBau…




And, a closer look at the fun new trees in a mix of pretty colors and sizes to coordinate! We have 2″, 3″ 4″ and 5″ trees this year…it’ll make holiday decorating so fun!

5trees 4trees 3trees 2trees

This collection will also be hitting your local store in a matter of weeks so be sure to stop in and get it while it lasts!

Our next collection is cheery and fun and is going to be all the rage for your Birthday, New Year’s and just plain fun pages and decor!  It’s hitting stores mid-November!

Created by the ever talented Kim Watson, introducing…




There are SOOO MANY fun elements to this line, I’m dying to DIY everything…banners, cards, gift sacks, celebration pages…. it’s perfect for everything JOYFUL!!  Watch for this mid-November in stores!!

And, with those three lines, we couldn’t leave you with all this amazing product without a few DIY and unique embellishments to create with, right?!

I am so excited about these new items: DIY Clipboards, 4×4 DIY Insta-Albums and our adorable new mini FELT PENNANTS!

You guys, there are some amazing things here!


The DIY Insta-album has been a HUGE hit so we created a larger, 4×4, version that would be perfect for your December Daily style albums {keep your eye out for our custom kit for the holidays ..hint.hint…}, keepsake of a vacation or maybe throughout the year…

Plus… our new DIY Clipboards have REMOVABLE CLIPS…so you can decorate, paint, stamp…whatever you want without that pesky clip in way and replace it when your done!  Plus, we have some pretty fun sizes…4×5 clipboards for those cute brag cards/project life cards to display, a 6×6 clipboard, a fun shaped 6×10 board and your regular size clipboard–with a removeable clip– it’s going to be easy peasy to customize!

Last, our new FELT PENNANTS are so ADORABLE!  They are about 6″ wide and less than 4″ tall (not including the stick)…super mini, super cute and perfect for layouts, gift giving, decor and I’m sure you’ll think of many more ideas to share with us!



So, what do you think?  Do you want some?!  We’re giving away ONE BIG BOX filled with a variety of the new goodies… to enter simply leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

We hope you are LOVING these new releases as much as we are!  Stay in touch as our team starts sharing new projects with these lines soon!


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