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FOCUS ON Artist Edition


Have you dreamt about Wooden Phrases that you can mist, emboss, paint? Kraft bags to use as cute embellishments Christmas gifts? Mini Christmas trees for your Christmas Home Decor?

Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition has got the perfect embellishments for you :)


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FOCUS ON Happy Go Lucky


Perfect for your Summer/Fall photos, Happy Go Lucky will showcase your most favorite pictures of your loved ones! 



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FOCUS ON Collecting Moments


Collecting Moments is what we do as Scrapbookers - pick the perfect Fancy Pants Designs paper line to record all your favorite memories!



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FOCUS ON our Merry Little Christmas


Christmas is around the corner, ladies! Treat yourself with a Merry Little Christmas and look forward to the best time of the year with Fancy Pants Designs!


Be sure to check back on the blog to see what our amazing Design Team creates with this line!

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Trends with Julie

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Hello Fancy Pants Designs readers!!  Today I'm here to showcase a recent trend in the scrapbook world:  CLOCKS!!!  

The new Collecting Moments collection is full of fun clock-themed papers and embellishments.  I am excited to share a layout and card I created showing you some ways to incorporate this fabulous trend into your own projects!!

Here is the layout I created using the Collecting Moments collection . . .


Collecting Moments HomeworkCollecting Moments Inch By InchCollecting Moments DominoCollecting Moments 6 x 6 Paper PadCollecting Moments Ephemera PackCollecting Moments Button SetCollecting Moments Small Decorative TagsCollecting Moments Navy Alpha StickersCollecting Moments Label StickersCollecting Moments Tape Stickers/Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamentals


Across the top of the page I created a simple clock-themed banner by adhering elements from the ephemera pack and then stitching across them in a wave-like pattern. 


Below the photo I added a clock border strip.  I simply cut a strip of clock patterned paper from the 6" x 6" paper pad, adhered it down to the page, and stitched through it.


My title "If Time Could Stand Still" went along with the clock theme perfectly.   I added in a small decorative tag to the right of the title.  The tag, displaying a clock along the bottom, coordinated with the theme as well. 


For my card I chose to again incorporate the clock patterned paper from the 6" x 6" paper pad as a border strip.  


Collecting Moments 6 x 6 Paper PadCollecting Moments Sticker FundamentalsCollecting Moments Button SetCollecting Moments Ephemera PackCollecting Moments Large Decorative Tags


In addition, I added another clock tucked in amongst a cluster of buttons to the left of the sentiment.  


Thanks so much for stopping by to see my clock inspired projects!!

- Julie

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Real Food Kitchen & World Cardmaking Day Winners !

Hello dear Fancy Pants Designs fans!

Here is the winner for the Real Food Ktichen giveaway

I have never made a brag book but I think I would make one about our family traditions.  Posted by: Robin B. | September 24, 2013 at 08:04 PM



And here are the winners of our World Cardmaking Day as well :

·         These cards are adorable! Happy WCMD!  Posted by: Michele Duffy | October 05, 2013 at 09:15 AM

·         Wow - what great offerings. As I scrolled through I would say - oh, I like that one, no that one, no that one and now - I can't choose. TFS.   Posted by: Kathy Stacy | October 06, 2013 at 11:13 AM

·         How fun today has been!  Lots of lovely cards on your blog today. Thanks for the chance to win.  Carla from Utah  Posted by: Carla Hundley | October 05, 2013 at 08:24 PM


Please email with your name and address, including which giveaway (Real Food Kitchen or WCMD) you won.

Thank you for playing along!

Take care!

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FOCUS ON : Large Decorative Tags with Kim


Hi crafty Fancy Pants friends!

I hope your week has been a great one? I am going to show you how to use the awesome 'large decorative tags' from the Happy-Go-Lucky collection released at Summer CHA 2013.

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Tags are so versatile & easy to decorate, which is where I started.

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I layered it onto a square of Preppy Patterned paper, added a ticket, decorative bag, some small tags, ephemera, button & strips of Sunbeam Patterned paper under the photo. The machine stitching adds great texture & sass! 

Kim Watson+Tag#2+FP

For this tag & layered a ticket, epherema and a strip of Chipper Patterned paper from the 6x6 Happy-Go-Lucky collection pad because of the smaller design. Again the machine stitching adds great interest to the overall tag design. 

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This tag sports one of the fabulous NEW Artist Edition wooden phrase, 'You & Me', a decorative bag, ephemera, mini tag & metal Flair button.

Here is the completed page using all the tags. 

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Happy Go Lucky Upbeat paper / Happy Go Lucky Peppy paper / Happy Go Lucky Sunbeam paper / Happy Go Lucky Perky Paper / Happy Go Lucky Easy Going Paper / Happy Go Lucky 6x6 Paper Pad / Happy Go Lucky Large Decorative Tags / Happy Go Lucky Small decorative Tags / Happy Go Lucky decorative bags /Happy Go Lucky Flair /Happy Go Lucky Ephemera Pack /Happy Go Lucky Button Set / Happy Go Lucky Ticket Roll / Artist Edition Wooden Phrase 'You & Me' / Artist Edition Stencil 'Making Memories'


I arranged the tags in a grid style pattern, on top of a layer of white gesso which acts as a grounding for the page elements. The title is raised on foam squares to add great dimension. 

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Now you have a go...grab those 'large decorative tags' from the Happy-Go-Lucky collection & start layering.

Happy crafting!

- Kim

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FOCUS ON : Title Pieces with Céline

Hello my dear Fancy Pants Designs friends! How are you today?

I would like to show you a layout today using the Title Pieces. To be honest, I haven't got much chance to use those a lot since I have been scrapbooking with Fancy Pants Designs. Why? Because I thought I wasn't the kind of Scrapbooker that could use those. Was I WRONG! 

I found the Title Pieces to be VERY useful not only for layout - when I lack a title idea, when I scrapbook with a big photo, when I have some empty space I need to fill in - but also as a cover for a mini album, for exemple, or a card as well!

For this layout that I created this week, I used the Title Piece as my main title, as a reminder of the fantastic time we had during our {entreARTistes} Scrapbook event. Even though I used the Chipboard alphas for my {entreARTistes} title, the Title Piece acts both as an embellishment and also as your main title.

They are always coordinated with the line you choose to use, and the quality of the paper plus the nice design makes it even more fun to use on your crafty projects!
I simply sewed through the Title Piece to add more texture to my page, and alos because I can't make a layout without sewing on it! :)
I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed making it! :)
Take care
- Céline

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5 Designer Tips with Jess


It's Project life day here at Fancy Pants Designs but this is what I call Project Life for the non-Project Lifer.  Even if you don't want to commit to this style of scrapbooking it's fun to take the elements of this type of design and apply it to our pages.  So while I am not ready to fully take the plunge I do like to dabble!

Blueberry Pickin_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Collecting Moments Paper Tick Tock / Collecting Moments Paper Golden Road Collecting Moments Paper Jackpot / Collecting Moments Paper Domino / Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamentals /Collecting Moments Tape Stickers / Collecting Moments Label Stickers / Collecting Moments Navy Alpha Stickers Collecting Moments 6x6 Paper Pad Collecting Moments 4x6 Brag Pad Collecting Moments Patterned Envelopes / Collecting Moments Large Decorative Tags / Collecting Moments Flair / Collecting Moments Ephemera Pack Collecting Moments Button Set Collecting Moments Ticket Roll

As you can see I used the familiar layout of Project Life: rectangles of 3x4 and 4x6.

Blueberry Pickin left_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Blueberry Pickin right_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

Here are my tips for modifying the Project Life style to fit a regular layout:


1. Don't worry about the page protectors.  If you know you won't need a ton of them don't buy them!  You could sew your own pockets from 12x12 protectors or just do what I've done and leave a small border of white background around your rectangles.  


2. Furthermore, you don't need "official" PL products!  Everything I used here is from Fancy Pants Designs' regular Collecting Moments line.  In fact, it makes choosing products ultra simple.  

Blueberry Pickin detail3_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

3. Repeat motifs or embellishments to tie your page together.  Clearly using one collection means that the colors and patterns will coordinate but I also repeated patterns and colors and strategically arranged them for balance.  I also repeated elements like the pie chart circle.

Blueberry Pickin detail1_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

4. Use quotes, ephemera, or other creative elements to fill in the spaces where you don't have pictures.  Some of my rectangles have fun pieces of the Collecting Moments ephemera pack or stickers.  I even used a small coordinating envelope to hide more journaling.

  Blueberry Pickin detail2_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

5. Project Life usually has a lot of journaling.  I used my spread as a traditional one-event spread so I didn't have too much to say about each photo.  But I made sure to include an area with journaling strips and another rectangle with die cuts to date the page.  

Blueberry Pickin detail4_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

If you've looked at PL in the past and though it looked great but wasn't for you this is a great way to dip your toe in.  It's really pretty simple to grab your favorite products and draw from the PL style to make something that will seamlessly blend with the rest of your album. 

- Jess

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Sketch Monday with Victoria


Hello dear Fancy Pants Designs friends!

I have a sketch for you that can be used for a layout and a card. So, I have both of these projects to share. Hope you are inspired as much as I do with these beautiful lines presented on Summer CHA. 


For my layout, I chose Happy Go Lucky collection as these papers match my photo. I cut a triangle from the background paper and stitched another one instead. That is the main sketch element which is centered with the mix of photo, papers, tag in a bag and flowers cluster. I created extra balance with two stripes of papers and 3 pieces or triangles. 


Happy-Go-Lucky Easygoing / Happy-Go-Lucky Happy Go Lucky Strips / Happy-Go-Lucky  6x6 Paper Pad / Happy-Go-Lucky 4x6 Brag Pad / Happy-Go-Lucky Ephemera Pack / Happy-Go-Lucky Decorative Bags / Happy-Go-Lucky Large Decorative Tags / Happy-Go-Lucky Button Set / Memories Captured Black Alpha Stickers / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / Swagger Humorous / Swagger Success / Trend Setter Clips


I used papers from collection kit, 6x6 paper pad and brag pad, they helped me to create the right mix. And I can't tell you how much I love these large alpha stickers!


I used to die cut flowers and leaves for my projects, but with ephemera park I just pick them and adhered together. Designs of the elements of the pack are just great. 


Another new embellishment from this collection is a large tag. Probably you know how much I love them too.


My card is based on the same sketch and its design is more usual for me with a floral cluster, bingo card and a ticket. 


Collecting Moments 6x6 Paper Pad / Collecting Moments Collecting Moments Strips / Collecting Moments Ephemera Pack / Collecting Moments Ticket Roll / Swagger Success 

I die cut lots of leaves and flowers and used foam tape to pop up some elements. Ticket roll is new embellishment here as well and it will definitely become one of my favorites. 


Thank you for stopping by the FPD blog today. Share your layouts and cards with us on our Facebook page as we love to see your projects!"

- Victoria

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