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Happy Fifth Grade

03/15/17

Good morning!

How about using the Joy Parade collection on a first day of school layout?  Well, that is what I did here.  When I picked through the tags and ephemera I really tried to stick close to blues.  Of course, other colors were necessary but I did pretty good not bringing in too much pink, which is a habit of mine.

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I adore the colored balloons.  It sort of is a party for mama on the first day of school.  I may have shed a tear, but it was also pretty nice having time to get stuff done!  I used the banner as the string on the balloon.  I let this drape over my photos which helps connect the product to the story.  

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Another habit I have is layering.  Sometimes I get a little carried away.  But when you have fun product you want to use it all!!

Thank you for stopping in today to see how I used the Joy Parade collection.  It’s really bright and fun to use this time of year.

Mary-Ann

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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Forever

03/13/17

Hi everyone, Zsoka here with you today to share a new layout I created with the Sweet Nothings collection. It seems like I can’t get enough of this line!

I’ve been having problems with my computer so I am often not able to use my Cameo exactly when I would need or want to. So I am now kind of forced out of my comfort zone to create layouts without cut files! On my last Fancy Pants project I used punched circles. Today I went more linear.

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I wanted to focus on some papers I haven’t used as a focal point on my previous projects so I chose the envelope paper and the plain yellow paper. Yellow. It had to be turned into sunshine right?! Actually the original idea was to have this background with My Ray of Sunshine for title and I wanted to use a different picture. But the alphas would have been too big for a long title like that and I am also missing several letters. Actually I was not able to come up with a title for my photo with the letters I have left :). With this picture I wanted to go with Silly Forever, using the Forever puffy sticker. But I have no Ys… Then I put Be U on top of the photo but it kind of got lost so I just went with the very original Forever for my title.

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I measured out my rays and cut them out. I wanted something more. So I took the black and white striped paper and layered it behind all the rays to create a barrier between the 2 patterned papers and add some interest. At this point my background looked more like a superhero themed thing than rays of sunshine but I like the way it turned out and it probably fits the photo I eventually chose better too. The black and white papers I adhered to the background with my ATG, the yellow I just stitched down in the middle with my sewing machine, so I could lift up the sides and give some dimension to my layout.

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I then checked all embellishments from this line and took out everything that I thought would fit around my photo: puffy stickers, clips, ephemera pieces, tags and labels. I doodled around the tags so they stand out more from the background. I added some white tissue paper and foam adhesive behind my photo. I decided to keep the embellishments in this central area and let the background shine.

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As a finishing touch I splattered some black ink around my page, added my journaling and date. I actually like how this turned out! I hope you do too and get inspired to get your scissors and papers out and start cutting!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Crafting a Banner

03/10/17

Hey friends!  Today I thought I’d share with you a new banner I made for my studio (aka craft room).  I loved the fun colorful pieces in the Jody Parade collection. So many of them just seem to perfect for an art/craft room banner.

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Using the Puffy Funky Alphabet Stickers, I could easily add ” Make Stuff”, layered on a pretty tag and some ephemera pieces.

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Again, using the Alphabet stickers and  a fun tag,another banner piece came together.  I had these little colored pencils that I thought would be fun to add.

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There are so many great Brag cards to choose to add to your design that I had a hard time narrowing it down, but I really love this one. I added a paint brush at the bottom and some random Puffy Dots to look like paint drops.

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There are so many fun elements in this collection it makes it so easy to create with.   I started with this cool tag and then added to the banner piece with the Designer Puffy Stickers, ephemera, and flair.

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I’m loving the new fun colors it added to my room and loving how it looks hanging on my Hosier!

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Are you needing a little color in your life? A banner for your craft room using the Joy Parade Collection might just be the easy and fun solution. 😊

Keep Creating!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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My <3

03/08/17

Hello everyone. Christin here today with a new layout using the Sweet Nothings collection.  I once saw felt hearts in lots of layers on Pinterest and I wanted to do the same thing with a layout.

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First I used my Cameo to cut out five hearts. I added a stripe in the middle to score the middle making it easier to bend the papers.

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To get the dimensional feel I didn’t glue all the layers below the score, but a little to the side to allow me to stitch through all the layers holding it together.  Then I added 3d foam adhesive squares between each level in the middle between the stitching and the edge of the hearts.

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I like adding mixed media to my background so that it can blend in with the papers.

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I don’t like my handwriting, but when I have such a whimsical background it doesn’t matter that it’s not perfect. To add a little extra effect I wrote my journaling around the heart.

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The sticky notes are perfect for some little extra journaling.

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For my title I went with the puffy stickers in the collection.  I wanted the focal point to be the hearts and then I needed a small title to go on one side of the heart.

I hope I have inspired you to think in different dimensions when creating a project. This project would easily be used as a mini album or a card, not just a layout.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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Fourteen

03/06/17

Good morning! Nicole here today to share a Good Fellows project with you. I feel like I get way too many girly pages done lately and the Good Fellows collection inspired me to do something masculine for a change.

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I knew I wanted to try to incorporate one of the new felt pennants into my design and this one just worked perfectly with the Good Fellows collection. It is pretty large but can still be used on a scrapbook page with the right layout of your photos.

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I wanted to use a lot of pattern but on a smaller scale, so I diecut the title from a piece of the patterned paper in the collection and backed it with lots of scraps of papers from the 6×6 paper pad, adding kraft paper (great for boys!) between most of the letters.

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Overall, it’s a pretty simple design because of the large pennant and that diecut title. I added a few enamel shapes from the Good Fellows and Joy Parade collections to finish the page off!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Felt Pennants, Good Fellows, Joy Parade, Me-ology, Happy Place

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Gift Idea: Love Journal

03/03/17

Hi everyone, Kim Watson here with with a cool gift idea to share. I know you are going to love it!

Motivated by my brothers recent engagement & up-and-coming wedding, I decided to make the happy couple a Love Journal, and what better collection to use for this, than the gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection. The thought behind it, was to create a journal for them to capture their own thoughts & memories. I scattered a few photographs throughout it to kickstart their process.

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I visited Sim’s Facebook page & downloaded a selection of photographs from her feed, them printed them out, changing them to black & white for continuity given they are from different events. Hand drawn journal lines add a spot for them to journal about the events shown in the photos. Leaving ‘white’ space allows them room to add anything extra they feel is special enough to add to the album.

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The ephemera with Parisian motifs are perfect for their recent trip to France. Again I added journal lines for personalization. The right hand page has a little prompt to encourage them to add extra photos and memorabilia.

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The thin Puffy Sticker font from the Sweet Nothings collection, is perfect to add appropriate titles throughout the journal.

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The backs of the patterned paper have gorgeous bright colored plain papers…look how striking this spread is?

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More blank pages will allow them to add more photos of their journey, as their wedding day approaches.

Perfect, HAPPY products, for the perfect engagement gift….I cannot wait to get this Love Journal into the mail for them to enjoy. I hope they love it as much as loved putting it together.

Watch my process video below:

Thank you for visiting the Fancy Pants Designs blog today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Sweet Nothings

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