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Fancy This: Making Fancy Pants Templates

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Have you noticed how many super cute designs are on Fancy Pants’ papers?  There are so many images that totally inspire me! Like this one:

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This is one of the many awesome and adorable die-cuts that comes in the It’s The Little Things: Design Embellishments. See how cute that rainbow is? And how about the whole stamp design? I love them. I let this one die cut inspire my whole layout that I am sharing with you today. And along the way I am going to share some easy ways of making your own templates for paper-piecing or making your own die cut paper.

Fancy Pants Supplies:
It’s The Little Things: Four Birds patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Honeysuckle patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Cards patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Headed South patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Strips patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Humming Bird patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Pecking Order patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Bird Cage patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Spring Fever patterned paper
It’s The Little Things: Design Embellishments
 
Other supplies:
adhesive
pen for journaling and outlining
floss for added stitches
printer/scanner for template technique
scissors
 
 
Instructions:
First I created my base for my layout using three pieces of patterned paper and my own template based off the die cut I shared with you above. 
 
Here’s how I created my template for my own die cut paper. I took a picture of my die cut. You could also scan it. Then in my photo-editing program, I enlarge it to a size of 12 x 12. You don’t need to worry about the quality of the image because you are simply using it for a template. I made mine black and white to save my color ink. Most printers also have an option to print at a lesser quality. Now, if you have a 12 x 12 printer then you are one lucky gal and can just print it. I had to print it on 4 sheets of paper and then quickly piece it together to make mine 12 x 12. 
 
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Then I cut my template out and picked the paper I was going to use with it.
 
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I laid my template over a sheet of It’s The Little Things: Honeysuckle patterned paper and drew with a pencil and then cut. If you are brave then you can just hold the two together and cut, skipping the pencil. 
 
So I now had this:
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I layered my handmade die cut paper on top of a 12 x 12 piece of It’s The Little Things: Four Birds patterned paper.  **tip: when layering a piece of 12 x 12 paper behind everything, knowing all of the center will be covered, why not save your paper and cut the center out first.**  Then I added a 9.75 x 9.5 piece of It’s The Little Things: Cards patterned paper.
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Next I wanted to do some paper piecing on my layout. I loved the rainbow on die cut, so I again created a template with my earlier image. Take your scanned or photographed image and enlarge it to the size you want. Again, don’t worry about quality of time image because you are just going to use it as a template. I suggest printing a couple of your image, because you may cut into parts and it’s nice to have a back up. 
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I simply held my printed template over my paper and cut with scissors through both.  My top was cut out of the It’s The Little Things: Humming Bird patterned paper. The next level was cut out of It’s The Little Things: Pecking Order patterned paper. And the bottom level was cut out of It’s The Little Things: Bird Cage patterned paper. The cloud was cut out of It’s The Little Things: Spring Fever patterned paper. 
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I then layered a 5 x 9 piece of It’s The Little Things: Headed South patterned paper and my assembled rainbow along with my photos. 
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I added a 9 x 2.5 piece of It’s The Little Things: Strips patterned paper and several different die cuts from It’s The Little Things: Design Embellishments. I also decided to outline the rainbow to make it stand out more and added a little bit of hand-stitching. 
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I hope I have inspired you to get a little creative today! I have done this technique with birds and owls and other things as well. You can see one project I did using the "This Girl" Kraft Kuts collection on my blog here. And Fancy Pants has so many cute designs to inspire you. If you try this technique, please share your project with us! 

PamelaYoung
-Pamela Young

 

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Pocket Chick Pick: Vicky Varvadouka

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I chose Vicky Varvadouka's layout, because I had thought that there might be various possibilities if I did this layout as a scraplift. Her layout is just beautiful! Her design has a very good balance. I also love the harmony of the embellishments and the vintage look.

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Catch A Falling Star by Vicky Varvadouka

I distressed the edges of my papers as she had done. And, I painted the paper of the back ground with white acrylic paints. It became a great muted accent. I also added the flowers cut out from some It's The Little Things papers and the lovely embellishments to the layout. I took care not to destroy the beautiful balance. The spring layout was completed!

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Spring Field by Yuka Hino

Thanks for the inspiration, Vicky!

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-Yuka Hino

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Product Spotlight: Printed and Flocked Transparencies

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Do transparencies get you stumped? Not sure what to do them with them? Take a look at some of our Pocket Chicks' clever ideas for using our Printed and Flocked transparencies! You will be inspired, that's for sure!PrintedTrans

In Search of Treasure Trish Harwick
In Search of Treasure by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "I am usually intimidated by transparencies ... How to use? How to attach? Make a clear layout? So, I usually put them away and pretend that I will pull them back out later ... but I when I saw the new Fancy Pants printed and flocked transparencies, I immediately knew what I wanted to do! I cut out the waves and sand section of the Beach Babe printed transparency and then tucked the photos into the 'waves'. Then I sewed across the transparency, embellished them with some glitter glue and then added the journaling. I really like the end result and am actually thinking about pulling out some of those hidden transparencies!"

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Cute Friends by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "I thought it wold be fun to create a pocket window with the It's The Little Things flocked transparency. I love how these flowers peek out of the pocket...
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... a fun way to to and a little dimension and originality to a layout or crafting project. Fancy Pants offers these fun transparencies with all of their collections!"


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Bookmarks by Yuki Shimada
Yuki says, "I love flocked transparencies so much! They are one of my all time favorites!! They are so versatile and can give rich texture on any projects! I’d like to share some fun uses for them. First, bookmarks. I cut the transparency from the To The Moon flocked transparency, punched a hole, and tied ribbon. Done! I made those for my daughters who really love reading...
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... I made another type of bookmark from the Beach Bum flocked transparency. All I have to do is cut!! My daughter uses them on her textbook and music score. The flocked part of the transparency creates friction that stops those items from slipping."

 

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It's The Little Things mini album by Yuki Shimada
Yuki also explains, "I sometimes make a frame with transparencies and like to use it on my layout or inside of my mini album. This time, I cut the flocked transparency from It’s The Little Things and added some Glitter Cuts. I also used the center part of the frame which I cut out, as an index with rub-ons."


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Splash Captain by Katja Schneider
Katja says, "For this Layout I have used the Flocked Transparency from the Beach Bum collection. This transparency is great for cutting small sections and using them as embellishment on a page or project. Even though it is a flower transparency it looks great on a Boy's Layout!"

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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Fancy This: A Perfect Gift layout

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When I think of spring, I think of flowers, birds, clear skies and all happy colors! I created a layout using It's The Little Things Collection which is just perfect for what I have in mind. You can re-create it too—just bring on all the yummy papers and embellishments and follow the instructions below!!!!

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
It's The Little Things: Bird Cage patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Feathered patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Pecking Order patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Humming Bird patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Honey Suckle patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Gerber Daisey patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Headed South patterned paper
It's The Little Things: Element Stickers
It's The Little Things: Alpha Stickers
It's The Little Things: Journal Embellishments
It's The Little Things: Design Embellishments
It's The Little Things: Buttons
It's The Little Things: Brads
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Alphas
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Elements
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Banners
It's The Little Things: Trim Card

Other Supplies:
liquid pearls
distresser
gesso
bottle cap
ink
edge punchers
scraps of paper or cardstock for matting

Instructions:
1. Prepare these embellishments/cut-outs: the pattern cut-outs are from the Humming Bird paper, the photo corner from Sticker Elements (matted using a scrap of paper), the love playcard (dotted with Liquid Pearls and lightly inked) and the phrases from the Design Embellishments pack (lightly inked and also matted using paper/cardstock scraps).
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2. Prepare your ribbon and paper strips: Cut the following: ribbon (8.5"), Feathered strip (8.5"x1"), Pecking Order strip (10.5"x1.5"), Honeysuckle strip (9"x3"), and Headed South strip (8.25"x1"). You may use your edge punchers if desired.
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3. Prepare your base. I chose Gerber Daisey paper for my background. Using gesso and a bottle cap as stamp, make random circle images as shown.
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4. Cut 8.5"x7.25" block of Bird Cage paper and distress its edges. Adhere to base as shown.
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5. Layer your strips as shown.
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6. Adhere photo and photo corner.
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7. Cluster 1: layer and pile on all the goodness!!! The bird and cloud are from the Chipboard Elements, the yellow journal from the Journal Embellishments pack, the rest from the Design Embellishments pack. Adhere pattern cut-outs and button.
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8. Cluster 2: The bird and cloud are from the Chipboard Elements while the ticket and playcard are from the Design Embellishments pack. Adhere cut-out, button and brad.
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9. Add journaling and title.
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Easy-peasy, right?  Hope you got inspired to play with FP's It's the Little Things Collection! Until next time!
JanisMedina-Maghinay
-Janis Medina-Maghinay

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Pocket Chick Pick: Zoe Nemburt

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I really loved all the layering that Zoe did in her original layout, and I wanted to incorporate that in my own! I loved the central focus created by layering the large squares in the center of the page—and how it just draws you into the photo! Since I used a vertical/portrait oriented photo, I chose to rotate my take on the layout a little bit as well ...222981_10150295508014338_541819337_9535799_627937_n
Sweet As Sugar by Zoe Nemburt

Of course, I had to add my signature stitching, and my use of the chipboard birdcage echoes the glittercuts one in the original. I also chose to focus on the lighter colors in the same line of products, since my chosen photo is outdoors, of my sister and little niece in the cute dress we bought her for Christmas!

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Baby Giggles by Leah Farqharson

Thanks for the inspiration, Zoe!

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-Leah Farqharson

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Product Spotlight: Chipboard Banners

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Welcome to this week's Product Spotlight! Each of our newest collections has a coordinating set of adhesive-backed Chipboard Banners. Aren't they cute! Take a look at some of the projects our Pocket Chicks created using these sweet accents.

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Wedding Day by Lisa Saunders
Lisa says, "I used the ‘To the Moon’ collection to record the recent Royal Wedding over here in the UK and how we as a family sat and watched it on the tv together. I was able to pick out the red and blue from the collection. The chipboard banners and stars from the same set have had their edges sanded down and inked slightly to give a distressed look ...

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I love the 3d look that these give to a page and how they bring the page to life. I teamed these chipboard pieces up with some of the papers from the same range along with some of the doilees and also the alpha stickers. I really wanted my alpha stickers to stand out a little more so I added some glossy accents over each sticker which worked a treat."


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Thanks! and Baby by Charity Hassel
Charity says, "For my thanks! card, I really wanted to use the banner pieces differently. I decided to use the cuved, scalloped shape banner pieces as a fun detail along the "ground" of my card. I used other bits and pieces from the banner chipboard as well—the little chipboard hearts come with the banner chipboard and made fun little leaves for my flowers. The centers of my flowers are round chipboard circles that came with the banner chipboard. I simply placed those round pieces of chipboard in the center of my Fancy Pants buttons.

The baby card was simple, but I love how the banner takes center stage on it! Simply add some chipboard letters to the centers of the banner pieces."

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Mini Flags by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "I've been having fun creating these little banners on poles out of wood dowels and decorative ends I find at my local craft store. I hot glue the decorative ends onto the dowels and give them a quick coat of paint. Once they are dry, I just add my chipboard pieces. They look so cute stuck in with fresh flowers or plants, but I have also used them in gift bags, or cut the dowels shorter and used them on cupcakes ect. It's simple way to add a little fun!"


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Hannah Journal by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "I love using banners on my layouts and projects and when I saw the new chipboard banners from Fancy Pants I was so excited. They are self adhesive which makes them so easy to add to projects. Plus, their chipboard alphas fit perfectly on the banner pieces. Love that!"

Aren't these fun? We hope you've been inspired today. Come back again on Friday for more inspiration with another Pocket Chick Pick!
AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

 

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Fancy This: Spring layout

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This spring season project shows your most beautiful seasonal photos. Using one of them, you’re going to design your own background and gather on the same project the photos that depict spring season the best to you. Benedicte Raphalen-Spring2011

Fancy Pants Supplies:
It's The Little Things: Strips pattern paper
It's The Little Things: Paper flowers
It's The Little Things: Brads
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Banners
It's The Little Things: Ribbon
To The Moon: Chipboard Alpha
To The Moon: Paper flowers
Beach Bum: Brads
Wishful Thinking: Heartfelt pattern paper

Instructions:
1. Print one of your photos on an A4 landscape vellum paper: it can be a bouquet or wild flowers or everything that means spring season to you.

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2. Stick this vellum on a rather light colored paper so that it stands out—here, I used the Heartfelt paper from the Wishful Thinking collection. Then, cut some Strips paper and stick it at the top and at the bottom of the layout.

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3. Organize three other photos (6 x 8 cm) and some flowers.
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4. Add up the two last photos, the embellishments and the title.
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5. Place a Chipboard banner under each photo.
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To conclude, I’d like to say that the "It's the little Things" collection is truly perfect for your spring season photos. Just use it with all paper flowers from several collections and you’ll get a fresh and lively creation as a celebration to this season. You can also print portraits on a vellum paper and create a very creative, original and personalized background. The possibilities are various; just give power to your creativity!

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-Bénédicte Raphalen

 

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Pocket Chick Pick: Laurel Seabrook

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I saw Laurel Seabrook's layout "Teenage Daughters" and fell in love with the different patterns and colors. I love the mixture of colors also, the yellow back ground paper just makes everything pop off the page.

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Teenage Daughters by Laurel Seabrook

The little details she placed on her layout help add alot to the theme of the page. I was inspired to make a layout using the some of the same patterns of paper. Which I can't say enough how much I love the It's The Little Things line of papers from Fancy Pants.

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Us by Amy Welch

Thank you for joining me today with my pocket chick picket. And thank you, Laurel for sharing your wonderful layout with us!

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-Amy Welch

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Creative Spaces Winner!

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Hi, ladies! Thank you all for the kind comments on my space. I quickly want to tell you that NO—it is not that clean EVER ... but you know we have to pretend sometimes, right? Second, I wish I were always scrapbooking in here, but it's a lot of working on the computer creating new products, and not getting to use them as often as I'd like ... I know ... sad, right?  Third ... the back area that you don't see much of was my original scrap space that I had, but, when the kids weren't using their play area, I kind of decided to expand and take it over :) ... thus the larger space—and still room for the kids to join me, too! And, just for some insight, the center island is a bunch of the scrap cubicles that you can buy at the local scrapbook store or craft shoppe stacked on top of each other and placed side by side, then my sweet hubby painted two doors for me and placed them on top of the cubby's. Add a couple sheets of plexiglass for a flat surface for scrappin' and your done! Super easy, affordable and storage filled!

Now, without further ado ... the winner of the free issue is...

 

Gorgeous space! I'd love to see the whole issue, it looks just amazing.

Posted by: Krista Ritskes | May 10, 2011 at 07:12 AM

 

Congratulations Krista! Please send an email to: general@fancypantsdesigns.com with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Creative Spaces Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

Thanks so much for joining us and be sure to take advantage of the free shipping code when you order the issue. Thanks to Megan and Creating Keepsakes for giving Fancy Pants Designs Fans (the best fans ever) the chance to participate!

JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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Creative Spaces + Giveaway

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Good Morning Scrapbookers! I am so excited today to be sharing a cool new special issue from Creating Keepsakes magazine ... Creative Spaces!

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Here's a little peek inside...

Now, why would this be so special to me you ask? Well ... that nicely designed cover features MY space! I was beyond excited to even get the chance to share my space, then they asked if it could be the cover spot ... ummmmm ... yeah it can!!! Anyway, this is a great special issue packed with TONS of fun ideas for storage, creativity and more! And, we're giving away a FREE issue of this to one lucky winner (leave comments here before midnight tonight, 12:00 am, MDT) AND, for those that want to order the special issue, you can order it here and get FREE SHIPPING using this code: SPACESBB (it’s good for free shipping in the US, expires 5/27/11). I hope you'll enjoy the issue as much as I've enjoyed sharing just a peek of my space with you!!

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-Jodi Sanford

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Product Spotlight: Paper Flowers

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Did you know each of our four Winter releases (It's The Little Things, Beach Bum, Beach Babe, and To The Moon) have coordinating Paper Flowers? This week, our Pocket Chicks, Greta, Kim and Jen, have come up with some neat ways to use these lovely little embellishments. Take a look...

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Gift Box by Greta Hammond
Greta says, "Whenever I see these flowers, I always think of them clustered to make a fun presentation. For my project, I covered a small heart gift box and then used the flowers to adorn the top and make it special. I did lots of layering as well as adding pop dots to create lots of texture. They are an easy but elegant way to spruce up any project!"

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Lazy Summer Days by Kim Watson
Kim says, "When working on a project I often discover design inspiration in the most unlikely places. Like my 'flower treatment' on this page for instance. I was determined to find a 'new' angle for my sweet little paper flowers, so whilst perusing florists websites for ideas for a friends wedding, I saw a beautiful flower 'tiara' where the daisies were interwoven with ribbons & beads into a crown shape for the brides hair. It immediately sparked the idea to create little bunched daisy shapes layering x2 colors together with pre-made stamens. The result is a 'tiara' of flowers to ground my photograph. Perfect for a fun summer page!"

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Smile by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "I used the gorgeous It's The Little Things Paper Flowers as the main element(s) in this 4x8" card. They are absolutely perfect not only for layouts but other paper-crafting projects as well."

Come back again on Friday for another Pocket Chick Pick!

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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We Have Our Winners!

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Congrats to our National Scrapbook Day winners...

EEK!!!! Happy NSD to you too!! I'm in the process of making a FP flowered wreath... SO, would love to add to it!

Posted by: HeatherC | May 07, 2011 at 11:19 PM

AND

What a great way to celebrate NSD! Thanks for the chance to win!

Posted by: Julie Koets | May 07, 2011 at 03:45 PM

 

Congratulations Heather and Julie! Please send an email to: general@fancypantsdesigns.com with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (National Scrapbook Day Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent


Enjoy your goodies!
AmyPeterman

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Fancy This: Happy Spring

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Is it safe to say Spring is finally here to stay? I think it is! So, to celebrate I created this little home decor piece for my front entry table. Come along with me as I show you step-by-step how to make this Happy Spring table art.

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Artist Edition: Ribbon Edge Chipboard Banner
Artist Edition: Filter Flowers (Scallop and Floral)
Artist Edition: Brown Trim
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Elements
It's The Little Things: Rub-ons
It's The Little Things: Chipboard Alphas
Beach Babe: Chipboard Alphas
To The Moon: Chipboard Alphas

Other Supplies:
tag
spray ink
decorative scissors
sewing machine

Instructions:
1. On one side of a Floral Filter Flower, cut from the edge to the center. Then fold in accordian fashion, to create a pleated look. Spray with ink and allow to dry.

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2. Fold a Scallop Filter Flower, almost in half. Spray with ink and allow to dry.

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 3. Adhere Scallop Filter Flower to one chipboard piece from the Artist Edition Ribbon Edge Chipboard Banner set, being sure to cover punched holes.

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 4. Using a sewing machine (optional), stitch along the edges of a manilla tag.

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 5. Using a sewing machine (optional), stitch along the edge of a few scallops of a Floral Filter Flower.

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 6. Adhere pleated Filter Flower to back of chipboard, then adhere stitched Filter Flower on top.

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 7. Stitch two lengths of Artist Edition Brown Trim to a scrap of cardstock (I sprayed it with ink and trimmed one edge with decorative scissors), the same width as the chipboard banner piece.

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 8. Add Chipboard Elements, Chipboard letters, rub-ons and tag to the piece, being sure to tuck the tag in between the layers of the Scallop Filter Flower. Adhere cardstock strip with trim and handwrite the word "happy". Ta-da!

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 I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for letting me share with you today! Happy Spring!!

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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Happy National Scrapbook Day!

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We want to celebrate by giving away some prizes! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!

Leave comments before Midnight (12:00 am) MDT, tonight, Saturday, May 6, 2011. Contest is open to US and international entries.

JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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Guest Designer: Suzy Plantamura

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Hi Fancy Pants blog readers! My name is Suzy Plantamura and I am a scrapbook and photography addict. I love collecting supplies, making pages and taking TONS of photos of my family’s life in Southern California. I have been on the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team for the past three years and I design pages for American Crafts and Mambi. I am truly “living my dream” which is why my blog is titled that. I have always loved Fancy Pants products and when I saw the Beach Babe line at CHA, I was instantly smitten! It is so me – lots of bright, happy colors, girly and beach themed. We live in a beach community and I knew I would enjoy using it with our many beach photos. I also loved the It’s The Little Things line because although the colors are more muted than I usually use, the little birdies are so cute, and I love how it has a vintage feel to it.

100% Cute

The It’s The Little Things line seemed like a perfect match for a picture of my sweet dog Mayzie. I used the 100% Cute theme from the paper strip as my title. I cut a circle out of the center of a piece of pink patterned paper and used that as my background over black, tucking my photo underneath it. To make the banner, I took a piece of the striped ribbon and applied glue dot strips to it and folded it over three times so it became more like a thick rope. I then glued it to the top of my layout and added the chipboard banner pieces to it. What I love about this layout is I made it with just a couple of the papers, one set of chipboard banners and the ribbon pack from the line. I didn’t need the entire line to make a cute layout, but there are certainly many MORE cute products in this line I want to get my hands on!

Beach babes cover

I made this mini album about our many days spent at the beach last summer. I called it Beach Babes because that is the name of the line and it just fit (a mom and two little girls hanging out at the beach - we can call ourselves babes, right?!?)! I made my own mini album using 6x6 pieces of chipboard.

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I used the 6x6 pad of paper to cover them. The prints are smaller, so it is perfect for a mini album. I added lots of other embellishments, flowers and ribbons from the line. This album was SO much fun to make because I had so many choices of products to complete it.

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My favorite thing in it is the 12x12 transparency pages that I cut into four 6x6 pieces and layered them back to front. The album turned out just the way I wanted it too – happy, bright and girly!

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-Suzy Plantamura

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Product Spotlight: It's The Little Things Collection

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Today's Product Spotlight is probably one of my favorite collections Fancy Pants has come out with. I just can't get enouh of the soft sherbert tones and funky patterns of It's The Little Things. Take a look at how some of our Pocket Chicks used this sweet and whimsical collection of papers and embellishments.

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Perfect by Iris Babao Uy

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Live Laugh by Iris Babao Uy
Iris comments about her layouts, "I love the It's The Little Things collection because it has so many whimsical elements and design. To create my pages, I hand-cut several elements to help bring out the wonderul designs in the paper. I also layered the paper flowers and added flower centers to add dimension."

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Notecards by Allison Landy
Allison says, "I was checking through my stash of cards, and it became apparent that it had recently been raided by someone (ahem, daughter dear). So, what better way to build my collection back up than to gather my little bit classy, little bit quirky set of papers and embellishments from the It's the Little Things line. This line works for any type of sentiment or greeting which made it the perfect choice. Since I can't seem to look two feet in any direction without seeing some kind of ribbon or medallion decoration, that seemed pretty fitting for my cards as I began thinking of my design. I started with great papers, added some of the flag pieces from the chipboard banners, and layered up with some ribbon. A simple sentiment across the bottom, and I am now set ... at least until the next time the kid decides she needs a quick and easy card."

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It's The Litle Things Mini Album by Rachel Tucker
Rachel says, "I was so excited to be showcasing my all time favourite line of Fancy Pants – It’s The Little Things. I adore the colours in this line and the details in all the journal embellishments, papers and trims. My project is a mini tag album that incorporates papers, embellishments and the trim from this gorgeous line. The album is bound together with a ring closure covered with the Fancy Pants – It’s The Little Things trim.  This is done by stitching two lengths of the trim together and gathering it onto the ring before you add the pages."

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Cute by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne explains, "It's The Little Things is simply perfect for documenting the everyday moments.The beauty of these papers is that they can coordinate so well, that they do not overwhelm your photos. Here on this page I used one of the 3x3 cards as my main embellishment. I created simple layers around this adorable sentiment. It included everything I wanted to say about my little girl. A few journaling tickets, a homemade flower, and my favorite stripe ribbon, are the finishing details to my page."

I hope you'll come back again Friday to see some beautiful projects by Guest Designer, Suzy Plantamura!

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