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Cards | Mary-Ann Maldonado

09/08/17

Good morning FP friends.

Creating cards with my extra products is pretty fun.  Easy way to use up collections that you have already picked apart!  Right?    For today. I have created two cards.  One is bright and whimsical and the other, a little toned down with krafty colors.

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Here is a closer look at the flamingo card.  I used the Hello Sunshine Collection and it is perfect for my parents who spend the summer out in their camper at camp.  Also, it is both of their birthdays this month.  So, why not add them both to this card and then she can add it to her cork board as decoration after.  I also love how the Hello Sunshine Straw with Swag looks on the card.

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Like I said, the other card I made is a little less bright.  Hope ever, it is inspirational and beautiful with the Artist Burlap Bow.  I used the Dream Big Collection.

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This is so fun.  You have to give it a try.  My envelope base for both cards are the Artist Edition bags.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products Used:

Hello Sunshine

Dream Big

Artist Edition

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Planner Project | Latisha Yoast

Planner Project | Latisha Yoast

09/06/17

Hello Fancy Pants Friends! Do any of you have planners? Today is a quick post on how to use simple tags, pattern paper & ephemera from Fancy Pants Designs to help plan out your weeks in your planner. Planner kits are fun to buy, but sometimes its nice to use products that you already have as well.
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The rectangles in this planner are 1.5 x 2.25 inches, so using the Fancy Pants Designs 6×6 Hello Sunshine paper pad, was the perfect choice. 6×6 paper pads are scaled down, which was great for this. To keep my place on the right month/week, I used the “stay cool” Rubber Topper paper clip.
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With just a little bit of adhesive I was able to decorate my week with Ephemera die cuts, Tags & pattern paper. Plus I was able to use my stash, which is always a great thing!
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How do you decorate your planners? Be sure to tag FPD on your social media accounts so we can check it out!
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#hustle | Nicole Nowosad

#hustle | Nicole Nowosad

09/01/17

Morning Fancy Pants fans! Nicole back on the blog today to share a really simple way to create layers on your project, without a lot of work!

It should be no surprise that I LOVE patterned paper. In fact, I love it so much, that I hate to use some of it. I try to take collections that I love and only use the very smallest amounts at one time, to save as much of that pretty paper that I can!

For this project, I used only some scraps of patterned paper, some diecuts and puffy stickers… okay, and a little washi tape. So a few things. In reality, not too much as it is mostly paper.

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Layering the paper is really quite simple. Start with using one collection. All the work is done for you! All the papers co-ordinate and were meant to look good together. Pick one paper that has multiple colors in it as a starting point, like I did by choosing the Fields of Fancy paper in the Dream Big collection.

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Next, I tried to save all that pretty paper. I cut random squares and rectangles from each of the papers in the Dream Big collection. I started with the larger pieces around where my one photo would be and tried to place those papers in a visual triangle around that area.  I added small amounts of adhesive to the back as I worked my way across the page and just kept adding, making sure to mix up pattern and color as I went. Once I had all my papers in place, I stitched areas down with my sewing machine… and then tucked in some torn strips of washi tape over some of the layers. That gold washi tape from Millie & June is perfect to add just a touch of sparkle in cases like this!

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Now, all that was left to do was to add some simple embellishments, in this case diecuts from Dream Big and a few buttons from Happy Place and Wish Season

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Now, get out there and cut up all that pretty paper! Using it in small doses is possible and you can still save your favorites for many more projects!

Collections used:

Sweet Nothings

Millie & June

Dream Big

Happy Place

Wish Season

 

 

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Like a Boss | Amy Coose

Like a Boss | Amy Coose

08/30/17

I love all the new lines that Fancy Pants has created, and Dream Big was no different. It’s a bit more feminine than the other lines, but when I saw the word stickers and the phrase “Like a Boss” I knew I had to use it to document my son’s first gambling experience.
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Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used: Dream BigFamily & Co
I changed the photo to black and white, because it’s not the best quality photo. This moment took place super late at night and the lighting was super bad in the casino, but I’m glad I got this moment documented for my son.
Since all of the Fancy Pants Design lines coordinate with each other, a tag from Family & Co went perfectly with the pieces I used from Dream Big.
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I loved this little arrow that I added to the bottom of the photo.
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Of course, I added the title phrase that I loved, then tucked in another phrase from the cork stickers that was perfect for this layout.
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This has quickly become one of my favorite pages, even though I didn’t have a great photo. Usually we document only the best photos, but I’m so glad I didn’t sacrifice missing a special moment because my photo wasn’t perfect.
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by the Fancy Pants blog!
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Dream. Dare. Do. Done | Zsoka Marko

Dream. Dare. Do. Done | Zsoka Marko

08/28/17

Hello friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing my latest project.

This might be one of the simplest layouts I have ever done! I used the ever so dreamy Dream Big collection for this. I’ll be honest, I generally avoid using ready made background papers, because the layouts come together so quick, I feel like I didn’t put any effort in them. Weird, ha?! :) When I first saw this paper however, I immediately knew how I wanted to use it. I wanted to take it apart and put it back together, sort of like a puzzle, but with different sized circles.

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I planned to use my Cameo for cutting a background that I then place over the paper, to make things simple. But I was working on this layout at 4am and my family was asleep so I could not use the Cameo. Instead, I took a couple of different sized cups and used them as templates to draw the circles all over the page. Then I fussy cut all of them and put them back on a white background.

Now, I prefer dimensional pages and this one was completely flat. So I added some foam behind some of the circles and my photo, to create a bit of depth.

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I used very few embellies (and basically only die cuts) because I wanted this paper to stay in focus. I originally wanted to use 2 photos, but then went with only one because I wanted to keep the biggest circle with the road on it and I didn’t like the photos in other spots.
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For my title I chose a die cut which I adhered down with the help of pop dots. I placed this a little more further down the page so it stands out.

I wanted to add a little something to 2 other circles, but no embellishments. I stamped the date in one and wrote the journaling in the other.

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I splattered black ink around the page for a bit of contrast and that was it!

This might be a bit of an unusual layout for me, no cut files and all, but I still feel like it’s me.

I hope I could inspire you in some small way! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Till next time,

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Big Trees | Christin Gronnslett

Big Trees | Christin Gronnslett

08/25/17

Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a layout with the lovely Dream Big collection. Every time the month August comes up on the calendar it feels like summer is over and that fall is near.   The weather might be warm, but the occasional leaf will fall.  We also go more in the woods picking berries. This collection gives me that feeling. Not completely fall, but not the brighest of sun either. This summer we visited Muir Woods – and the kids were actually cold…. We were surprised that it was colder than we usually have a summer day here.

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The drive to Muir Wood was our first full day in the US and the kids loved all the trees  and they took hundreds of pics. But it’s pretty dark in the woods and was hard for them to take pics…  I am making digital album from our vacation, but some of the pics I just have to use on layouts.  You can only imagine the trees here – I am saving them for later layouts.

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Since I started from the edges when I started and not the centre like I usually do so I created three “circles” of mixed media to go under the triangle. I had to add some gold glimmer to give it some extra flair.

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The inspiration for this layout was some graphic ads I found on Pinterest with lots of triangles. You don’t have to be inspired by other layout – there are so many other ways to find inspiration.

I cut out lots of triangles  in both patterned paper and photos. The photos I matted with some patterned paper.

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I found some pieces in the Golden Days collection to add some extra gold too.  We did actually see a Deer in the wood.

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I couldn’t resist jumping into my big stash to find this alphabet from Life is Beautiful to go with the layout.  What better way to use wood colored than in a woo layout.

Collections used: Dream Big, Life is Beautiful, Golden Days.

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