Hello Fancy Pants friends!   I’m always excited to dig into my Fancy Pants goodies and create, but when it’s a brand new collection it’s extra fun!  I couldn’t wait to play with the gorgeous new “Life is Beautiful” collection when I saw it.  I absolutely loved the colors, and my eye was drawn to the floral paper right off the bat.  I decided for this project I’d do I little fancy cutting with those pretty pink and yellow flowers. Of course there are so many great pieces in the ephemera pack I could use also. But I decided for the decoupage project I had in mind, I would cut flowers from the “Fancy Floral” 12×12 sheet.  It’s amazing how far one sheet of paper can go… wow!

I cut the flowers out and used Mod Podge to adhere them to this plain quart jar to make a fun vase for some flowers.

jar and card photo 1
To add a bit of the aqua color I just used a regular paper punch to punch out some dots and decoupaged them on.   

jar photo 2
I also really like the way the Mod Podge gave the glass that frosted look.

flower piks photo 3
The pieces of ephemera in the ephemera pack were just way too cute not to use to add as picks in my flowers. It was as easy as painting some wooden dowels white and hot gluing the ephemera to the ends. I love the way all the pieces in the spokes of the bike are even cut out! It looks so great when the light shines through it.

Be Happy Card photo 4
I decided if I was going to give flowers I’d go ahead and make a card to go with them
😊 (a good excuse for me to keep playing with my new goodies).

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This jar happened to have a glass lid so I will definitely plan to give it to the recipient as well, because as you can see from the photo above it would make a great container to set out.   Oh… say, for storage in your craft room (wink, wink).

This collection is just full of happy colors! After the long winter here in Nebraska it was a joy to create with.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share with you.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is Beautiful