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YOU GUYS!  I know that there are many of you who have emailed and asked about when we’ll be holding our next DT call for Fancy Pants Designs, Inc. and I’m excited to say that it’s FINALLY here! If you’ve emailed me already, I’m trying to make sure you all get this email, and we’ve sent it out in an e-blast, too, so feel free to share this with ANYONE that you think would be a good fit!

Our industry has changed quite a lot over the years and we’ll be taking our projects {and products} in a variety of directions as well!  While we still love traditional scrapbooking, we are also looking for trendy and new creative paper crafting –off the page projects, gift giving, home decor, party set-ups and more!  We also require GREAT photography of your projects with bright lighting.  We love lifestyle shots and unique display of your projects to make them really stand out!

We hope your submissions will include the use of our products, however, it is NOT required!  Please submit no later than 3/10/17 at midnight MST and only send your BEST work!  If you have any questions, you can comment and/or email We’ll be selecting the team by March 15th!  We look forward to seeing all of your entries!


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Caught Red Handed

Hi everyone, Zsoka here with you today with a new layout to share.

I used the super pretty Sweet Nothings collection for this.

Well, this started out as a completely different layout. I made my background and for the first time ever I gave up on it! I do like it as a piece of art but not as a layout background. It’s mainly white and I seem to prefer patterned paper backgrounds. So I was sitting there staring at a blank piece of paper at 3 am and had no idea what to do. I did what I always do when I don’t have an idea: I punched circles. I did several layouts with punched circles in the past so I wanted to do something a bit different. I cut them all in half (really just eyeballed them, didn’t measure anything) and started placing them in a circle. Because circles… they are my favorite thing!


I liked the result so I just went with it. First I cut a big circle in the middle of the script paper and backed it with white, textured cardstock. Of course you could just cut a big white circle too and glue it on the patterned paper background, but I did not want to waste any patterned paper!


Then I started adhering my semi-circles with my ATG. I only attached them at the bottom so I could slide the next row under them. Once done, I cut a thin circle from an accent color patterned paper to cover up my edges.


I layered some patterned papers and tissue paper behind my photo and glued it all down. I added different pieces from the ephemera pack around and on top of my photo, plus some puffy hearts too.


I finally remembered I also have these super cute clips, so I added some to my photo as well.


My title is “Caught Red Handed”, but I generally prefer short titles and I didn’t have space for longer either. So I only used the puffy alphas for CAUGHT and the rest of my title I just wrote below with a pen.To finish off my layout I added my journaling and the date.



It’s very simple but I really love the way it looks! And you don’t need a diecut machine for this either. I hope you found some inspiration here today!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Spring Flower Cheer


Hello friends!  Here we are ready to jump into March!  I for one am ready for winter to be over. Winters can seem very long in NE. I’m ready to see some color!

I am ready for some color (besides grey and brown, lol).   This time of year I find ways to add some color in my house to carry me over until things start greening up and flowers start blooming.

It’s quite surprising to me how much it cheers me up, even if it’s something little, sitting on my window ledge in the kitchen. Which is exactly where I plan to set these.

The colors and patterns from the Sweet Nothings collection are just HAPPY!   There are great Ephemera, Tags, and Puffy Stickers with this collection that you could add also if you like. I chose to keep mine sweet, simple little flowers. The green for the leaves was from the “Life is Beautiful” collection.

They are going to add a little bit of sunshine to my kitchen even on the dreariest of days. 😉

What else can you do to spread a little sunshine and cheer? Well, how about sending a “just because” card to someone to brighten their day?

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With all the fun pieces in the Ephemera Pack, there’s so much to choose from for making cards.  They make creating cards fun and easy. Now… deciding who to send this too… hmmm

I love sending hand made cards and who doesn’t enjoy getting them in the mail, right?  I’m hoping it will bring a little cheer someones day!

I’m hoping you feel inspired to break out some pretty Fancy Pants papers and add a little color and cheer to your day!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Sweet Nothings, Life is Beautiful

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Magic Moments Autograph Book


Anyone who has had the experience of planning a Disney vacation recently knows that once you’re in it, you’re IN IT.  I’ve been living and breathing all things Disney in preparation for our trip so when I took another look at Sweet Nothings it should come as no surprise that all I saw was “Mickey and Minnie colors”. Sure, it’s technically a Valentine line, but the black, white, red, and yellow color scheme plus a dash of pink is simply perfect for Disney too!

What does every kid need for their first trip to Disney?  An autograph book!

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I used a castle cut file for the cover of this simple chipboard book bound with ring clips.  It’s small enough to throw in our daily backpack but has lots of pages for meeting their favorite characters.

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I added a few tags to the ring binding because I can never leave those unembellished! I also tied on some coordinating ribbon.

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The inside cover features a simple Mickey head from punched circles. I cut all the pages from patterned paper and used smaller pieces of plain copy paper for the center autograph area.

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I added small bits of embellishment to each page, leaving most of the page blank. Ephemera, puffy stickers, tags, and shaped clips came in handy here!

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I cannot wait for these Magic Moments!!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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P.S. I Love You


Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Fancy Pants blog on this fine day. I have a fun project to share with you using the amazing Sweet Nothings collection. I know this is technically a valentine inspired collection, but the color palette is so fun and bright I couldn’t help using it for this spring page.

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I had this cut file all cut out and ready to go and really wanted to fill it will lots of the lovely patterns in this collection. I chose several papers from the 6×6 paper pad and got to work filling in some of the bits and pieces of the background.

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I layered the filled in background over the neutral polka dot background and layered it all over the bright yellow paper in the collection. That yellow just screams spring to me!  It’s just the right shade of buttery, vibrant yellow.

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I love the die cut ephemera in the collection and used several items, including the flowers and even the brush script words for the title on the page! It really makes things move quickly when you want to finish your page.

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I really love how this one turned out and just LOVE the mixture of colors on this page! Yellow, pink, red with some touches of black… who would have thought!?

ps i love you

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings


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Wonderful Love


Hi there Fancy Pants fans, Amy here to share another project using the Sweet Nothings line. I focused on die cuts for this page and had no problem finding some perfect ones to use on my layout. Here’s my layout.

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I wanted to use the L O V E tags and they were perfect for my title. I pretty much built my layout around using them. Here are some closeups.

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Here’s the main embellishment cluster I created using die cuts, some tags, and a heart clip, which are my favorites.

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This collection is just fabulous for all kinds of projects, but I loved using it on a layout about why I adore my husband as much as I do. 😉

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Sweet Nothings

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