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Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado

Address Book | Mary-Ann Maldonado


Good morning!

I love creating gifts for people out of the scrapbooking supplies that I have.  I created this fun Address Book for my friend.  I used only the best collection ever…….Family & Co.  The Tag definitely helps get the address book idea across.  Plus, I will make sure she knows.

First, I decide to use the This is Me Hard Cover Journal and decided to add a sleeve for it.


I picked a base paper and cut 2 pieces of 4 1/2 inches wide x 12 long.  I wrapped one piece around the front of the book and creased on the edges.  Then cut down the second piece of 4 1/2 so that when I added it and wrapped it around, you would not see the ends on the front of the book.  Then I continued to embellish and layer as much as I wanted!


This can totally be changed for whatever she may want to use the book for.  Just because I am forcing her to do Addy’s doesn’t mean she has too.  I can slide the sleeve off and she can use it for something else.



Grab any of the Fancy Pants journal books and get to creating sleeves.  It is super easy and you can change your mind!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products Used:

Family & Co.

Corrugated black paper


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Card Set | Latisha Yoast

Card Set | Latisha Yoast


Hello Fancy Pants friends! Did you know that Fancy Pants creates stamp sets that coordinate with collections? Yes they certainly do!  Todays projects is a DIY note card set & coordinating box.
Die cut two sheets of pattern paper for the box. Then die cut a rectangle or any shape in one of the diecuts, this will be for the top of the box that allows to see inside of it.
This is was the box looks like put together. Now lets fill it.
I picked out a few different papers from the Family & Co collection, one that can be stamped on and then another to be layered.
After the house image was stamped, color in with your favorite coloring medium, these were colored in using Copic Markers.
For added interest and contrast, the sentiment was stamped in black, and the hearts were stamped in red.
These are going to be flat postcard style cards, where your write on the back of the card.  Die cut white card stock and adhere to the backs of the stamped fronts.
Place the cards into the box
Tie ribbon around the box and tie a tag to the bow to complete the set.
Materials Used:
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Our New House | Vicki Chrisman

Our New House | Vicki Chrisman


Hello Everyone! Vicki here today to share with you a little mini album I created with the “Family & Co Collection”.  This was really fun to make!   This collection is so diverse. It could be used for so many different things, but recently my son and daughter in law purchased a new house. I thought a mini album with photos of how the house looked when they bought it would be a great way to document the changes as they make changes. .  I know they will do lots of remodeling, so I thought it would be great to document  how it was in the beginning, so they could look back on it after time and see the progress. As I looked thru the Family & Co Collection I instantly saw that there would be so many great things that would work for a album like this.

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Once again, I started out by digging into my “to alter” bin in my craft room closet. I love using things in a way that is probably not what it was originally created for. But I think we all do right? It’s how creative minds work.  We think out of the box.

This was originally one of those dimensional houses you can find at the Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s (most often during the Holidays).   They are quite inexpensive. It comes with two pieces like the one below. You normally slide them together  using the long slit you can see here. Making the house stand upright.   I decided to do things differently, and use these two pieces to create a front and back for a mini album.  ( You can punch or drill the holes for you album rings).

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When I took those photos, the kids had not yet even moved into the house. So it was really the beginning 😊   This home is something they have dreaming about.  They say this will be their “forever home”.  They both love the history of things. The stories that old things have to tell.  This house is an old school house that has been added on to. It’s in the country, which is something they really wanted .  It has a big shop which Jarad is thrilled about. ( What guy wouldn’t be, right?) lol

 And the fact that it’s an old school house couldn’t make Kate happier., as she is a teacher.  It seems a perfect fit for them, and we are so excited for them.

I’ll share a few of the pages with you here.

There was just so many great papers and pieces to choose from in this collection.  I used a lot of the ephemera and tags from this collection in the album. The Chipboard Designer Stickers and Puffy Heart Stickers were not only perfect for this little album but offered up a way to added even more dimension to my pages.

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 As I thought about creating this album, I really wanted to make sure it was an album that could easily be added to.  I added rings that could accommodate home pages.  As they change things and make improvements it will be so fun to be able to look back at the way things were in the beginning.

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We document the milestones in our life and in our families life, why not  document the changes someplace as special as our homes go through, right?

This collection is perfect for a little album like this, but it’s also great for layouts, cards and other altered projects! 

Thank you for letting me share this little house warming gift with you. I hope it leaves you inspired to want to create.


Collection Used: Family & Co


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Back to School | Christin Gronnslett

Back to School | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today.I can’t believe that school has started, where did the summer go ?? This year my kids started 3rd and 5th grade. They are getting so big. Where did the time go ?

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I used the Family & Co collection for this Back to school layout.


Since I see my kids as star students I had to pick a star to go behind the photos. I used my Cameo and cut out a star and placed a patterned paper behind the star.   I like to use a little brighter colors on the background than on the patterned paper that I pick out – that way you get a softer transition and the papers and photos will stand out a little more.


It was the  alphabet tag that inspired me to make a back to school layout.  To add a little more school themed I added some puffy stickers with the weeks days on in a half circle around the bottom part of my title.


I used a black papers from the Sweet Nothings collection to cut out the title Back to school. I placed one part above the
photo and one below the photo.


I added a few layers of papers – a mix from the 6×6 papers to get smaller patterns and from the big papers to make the picture stand out even more.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today.

Collections used: SweetNothings, Family & Co


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My Favorite | Zsoka Marko

My Favorite | Zsoka Marko


setp 11Zsoka back with you today with a new layout! I haven’t worked with the awesome Family&Co collection yet (which by the way is on sale now at Make a pretty life), so I thought it was about time I do! I love the colors in this line!

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I’ve wanted to use the Lotus lace background cut file from Just Nick in like forever, and I was determined to make it work even though it has nothing to do with my photo. But actually more often than not I use random cut files.

I cut it from white cardstock as usual and backed all flowers the same way, with the same 5 papers. I arranged these papers in a rainbow kind of order, from light to dark, if that makes sense.

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I then adhered the cut file to my background, for which I chose this stunning light blue paper. To bring out the turquoise in the petals more, I added a strip of the same paper to the left side of my page. I used this as a mat for my big title.

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I layered two tags and some tissue paper behind my photo. I added a couple of puffy stickers, labels and die cuts on and around my photo. I wanted to keep embellishing to a minimum since the background is busy enough already. There’s so many amazing embellies in this collection again, it was hard to choose only a couple!

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I stamped the date and wrote the location on a die cut. I didn’t add journaling because this picture is a part of a photo series and I would write the same thing on all of them!

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I hope you like this layout!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


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Cards | Mary-Ann Maldonado


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.



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.




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.




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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