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This is the Life!


Good morning everyone! Nicole here to share a pool inspired layout using the new Poolside  collection. The pool near our home has these tiny little square tiles around it and that inspired the tiny tiled background I created on my page.
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I used several papers from the Poolside 6×6 paper pad to trim down to 1″ squares. I built the background on the left side of the page, over some simple white cardstock. It is really as simple as mixing up the patterns as you work the grid on the page.
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I added in several die cut ephemera from the Poolside collection too, working them around my photo area. Love those palm tree leaves! I layered the “This is the life” diecut in the ephemera pack over some navy cardstock to create the title to my page.
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What have you been making with this amazing summer collection?!!  Be sure to share with us!!
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Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with wonderful Fancy Pants collections. I love working with bright colors and rainbow designs. That’s why I like “The Bright Side” collection so much. I created another project with it using fun pictures of my daughter Maja jumping through the puddles. I had those pictures for a while and was waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. When I saw all the wellingtons added to the ephemera pieces I knew it was a sign :)
I started with a blue paper called “A bright side” as a base of my project. I also cut out two boots using a free cut file “Under the rain” from Paper Issues. I backed them with pattern papers from this collection.
I went with even more wellingtons bu adding the smaller ones from ephemera pack and chipboard stickers. I love how colorful they are. I created the title by hand cutting the lettetr using papers from 6*6 paper pad.
I fussy cut some of the floral clusters from both “Natural beauty” and “Coming up roses” papers and added them into my composition.
I finished my page by adding little hearts from puffy shape stickers sheet. It all came together really quick and I am happy from the final result.
Thank you for stopping by. If you want to purchase this pretty collection, search in you local stores, because many of them carry Fancy Pants collections. You can check them in Store Finder section here or contact them to request the product line!

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Best Friends…and Happy 4th of July!



Hey everyone,Happy 4th of July!  My layout today is not exactly focused on the 4th, but it’s focus on the ones we share it with…friends and family!!  Be sure to document your fun today…even if it’s not only in red, white and blue!!
For this layout I created, I used The Bright Side collection. I MIGHT have made sure to get a pic of my youngest in the rain just so I could use the cute umbrella……:) This collection is so much fun, and made it easy to create this fun layout. I am really into big titles lately, so I created my title using my Silhouette and a cut file from the Silhouette online shop. Here’s my layout.
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Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used: The Bright Side
The speech bubbles in the ephemera pack are such a favorite of mine. I usually use them as journaling blocks, but this time I used it to corral some embellishments, including that umbrella.
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I used a piece of the 6×6 paper for my journaling, with a cute ephemera sentiment to top it off.
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Summer, Palm Leaves and Blue Waters…


Hello, everyone! Maryám here with you to share another project using the Poolside collection. For today’s project, I decided to make a fun layout, using a lot of flowers and the fussy cutting technique.


I started fussy cutting some tropical leaves from the Summer Lovin’ paper. Then, I adhered them to the left side of my page. I also added a few flowers and some puffy hearts and dots.

After that, I added the photo. Since the photo had a lot of space around I adhered some embellishments and stickers over it. In the end, I added my journaling and some mint ink splatters.

Want to see more details? Here are some close-ups.






I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Vacation Mini Album



Hey ya’ll!

Stephanie here. I hope this post finds you all well. The last time I shared on here it was a 12×12 layout and I disclosed that it had been awhile since I had created that design size. I’m really not a full “12×12 scrapbooker”, although I do like to make one here and there to hang up or just for fun, my true creative passion is for smaller projects; mini albums, planners, junk journals, and bible journaling.

I say all that to say that from now on I want to show you projects that best represent me and my real passions, and that are full of inspiring content and design ideas. I hope that makes sense.
So let’s get to it….
I finally got to dig into the new summer collection from Fancy Pants Designs and oh me oh my I’m just floatin’ giddy over here. The new collection, Poolside, is just “plunge” perfect for summer scrappin’. And what better way to scrap the many awesome summertime events than in fun interactive mini-albums.
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For this mini-album I wanted something bright, colorful and interactive; much like the Florida trip it represents. I made three double page inserts and one interactive pocket that holds extra photos. I love mixing in bags, pockets and tags when I can for extra hidden goodies.
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This collection comes with these fun rubber embellished paper clips and I think they such a cool way to add a title or pop of color.
I also like to include shaker pockets with fun sequins, shapes and embellishments from the line.
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I like to build my mini-album pages simultaneously so that I know how it will look all together. The next for pages basically double sided layouts, much like a smaller version of a traveler’s notebook. I used lots of pattern papers to back my photos and then accented the photos with lots of colorful ephemera from the Pool Side collection. And just for fun I added some water droplets of teal paint to every page! It really pulls it all together.
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I have to say tha​t this page is my favorite one from this project. Perhaps its because these little marco polo die cuts are my favorite from the Pool Side collection!





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Marco Polo!


Hello Fancy Pants fans!
It’s Anna here and I have for you some fun, summer page made with “Poolside” collection. It’s my second project made with it and enjoyed making it so much. I have plenty of pool photos and I have been waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. My favorite elements from this line are those funny swim – rings in different shapes and I thought I want to use a lot of them in one page.
I started with a white American Crafts cardstock and splashed it with some colorful mists to create splatters and break this white space.
I found those “pool” letters in the ephemera pack and I thought they will be just perfect to create a title. I added a second word “party” using puffy stickers included in this collection. 
Funny swim – rings from both ephemera pack and chipboard stickers found their place on my page too. I arranged them under and above my photo. 
I filled the empty spots with smaller elements like water splashes. 
This page is really simple and fast to make and you can easily recreate it using different creatures, matching your photo. I haven’t used any pattern paper in this layout. Mixing and matching embellishments is also fun and can be enough to make a page.

Thank you for stopping by. Remember to check your local stores, if you want to purchase this pretty collection. If you have no luck finding it, you can always order it through our retail store at Make a Pretty Life.



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