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On The Bright Side


Hi dear friends, It’s Maryám here to share my third layout using The Bright Side Collection. For today’s project, I decided to do an 8 1/2 x 11 page. 


I started punching out some circles from the 6×6 paper pad. Then, I cut them in a half and adhered them to the right and left borders of my layout. After that, I fussy cut the flower cluster from the Natural Beauty paper and also added some ephemera pieces to my design.


Here are some close-ups:

For the title, I used one of the chipboard stickers that says On the bright side because it matches perfectly with the photo.





The photo I used for this layout was taken by me this summer when we visited a place where were a lot of animals, included the birds from the photo. We had a lot of fun over there, so I all of the journaling is about the experience we lived.


I hope you like this project. Thanks for stopping by today! 



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Summer Fun Card Trio


Hey Crafty Friends!
It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!
Good Times trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I’m ready for a tropical vacation, how about you?  Let’s chat about the cards:
good stuff by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I used the Pool Party panel from Poolside.  I love the repeat pattern of the text.  I framed it with a panel of pink and added a Tag from The Bright Side collection.  Who doesn’t love laying up the Ephemera?!
Next up is a favorite design of mine, pure clean + crisp:
this is the life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I wanted the quote to the be star of the show so I mounted it onto 3 layers of cardstock.  I backed the square features with leaves from the Ephemera pack.
Next up is my final card for today:
good times by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
This card came together so quickly and I love how playful it is.
I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather, how about you?
Thanks for stopping in today!
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POOL time, COOL time! Designing with Circles!


Hello, Fancy Pants Designs Fans!

Today I am focused on a fun and playful layout with circles!  The Poolside Collection is filled with fun summer designs, including tubes, the sun, the letters in POOL… you get the idea…and that’s where I got mine!


This project was actually pretty quick and easy to create since the work was done in the design elements!  I added some texture and dimension with a few ‘splatters’ of color and with the puffy dot stickers on the sticker sheet!  Beyond that, it was a matter of placing all my circle shapes out to get the feel and balance I wanted!



I cut out a photo in the shape of a circle…a circle punch would be even easier!! All of the elements I used are from the puffy stickers, ephemera and the chipboard stickers!  I also snuck in ‘the good stuff’ chipboard sticker from The Bright Side Collection since it matched so well!


This is a quick and easy layout with a super playful look!!  I hope you’ll give it a try!


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Splish Splash…


Hello, Friends!
My boy just loves the pool. Luckily, when we go to the beach, our condo also has a pool and that’s where he likes to be most of the time. The Poolside Collection is such a fun line and I had a great time creating this layout.
splish splash
I love the epoxy stickers for the water splashes.
splish splash closeup
I had to use the cute mask ephemera because my boy loves wearing his snorkel mask when he swims.
splish splash closeup 1
Can’t wait to see how you create with this fun line, too!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope it’s swimming weather soon–wherever you are!
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Happy Mother’s Day! Handmade Goodness!


I love creating handmade gifts for the most important people…and who is more important than the mother figures in our lives?  It’s not too late to create something today…here’s an idea to get you started!!
Good morning Fancy Pants fans! Nicole here to share some fun cards using the Bright Side collection! I am a huge paper hoarder, so I am always trying to stretch my paper supplies as much as possible.
I created these cards with minimal supplies and you can too!
Mom cards
I started by fussy cutting several sprigs from the pretty floral paper in the Bright Side collection 6×6 paper pad. I cut a few whole images, but mostly just the half shapes around the outer edge of the patterned paper.
Once I had all the pieces cut, I added a few washes of bright yellow paint to two different card bases for a big POP of color!
Mom cards 2
For this first card, I used a frame from the Bright Side ephemera diecut pack. Once I adhered it with some foam adhesive to the front of the card base I added in lots of those fussy cut flowers along the one edge of the frame. All that was left to do was add a title using of puffy letter stickers from the Joy Parade collection to add a sentiment.
Mom card 1
Mom card 1 cl1
For my second card, I used those same fussy cut flowers and adhered them around a sentiment stamped pennant title.  I added some tiny little fussy cut red flowers from the same patterned paper  and a few enamel dots to complete the design on the card.
Mom card 2
Mom card 2 cl1
This is a great way to create multiple cards with a similar look, but unique as well!  Most of us have more than 1 card to give on Mother’s Day so it’s a fun way to create a handmade gift for those that are so deserving!  Thanks for joining me today!
Collections used:
NicoleDT_Signage copy

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Mini Envelope Pockets and Tag Sets!


Hello, everyone!

Maryám here with you to share my first project using the Poolside collection. This is such a fun and whimsical collection and I really enjoyed the first project I created with it. 

For today’s project, I have made 3 envelopes using an old cut file from Clique Kits. I cut them with my Silhouette Cameo and I used 3 different pattern papers of the 12×12 version. I added some photos, tags and even a shaker pocket to the envelopes. 


Here are some photos of each one.

Envelope 1: For the first one, I used the Summer Lovin’ paper. In the front, I added some ephemera pieces and with the help of one paper clip, I attached them to the envelope. Once I finished it, I repeated the same steps for the other ones.



Envelope 2: For the second one, I used the Cool in the Pool paper and the flamingo paper clip.



Envelope 3: And for the one, I used the Fun in the Sun paper and the pool paper clip.



That’s it for today friends! I hope you liked this project. Please, let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create.

Have an awesome day!


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