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Pocket Chick Pick: Jenny Chesnick

When I saw Jenny's layout featuring Beach Babe it just made me smile! I loved the colors, the pictures, the large sun embellishment and the buttons (I am a sucker for buttons!). I scraplifted her fabulous design using Fancy Pants' new Oct. 31 collection. DSC_0050 (3)
Keep Calm & Float On by Jenny Chesnick

I replaced the sun with a mask and adding some spider web cut out from the flocked transparency—and of course, I added the buttons down each side of the section!

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Potions & Poisons by Trish Harwick

Thanks for the inspiration Jenny!

-Trish Harwick

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Product Spotlight: Off To School Cards patterned paper

I love that each of Fancy Pants' collections (old and new) has a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper, printed with twelve 3 x 4 cards. They can be cut apart or used as a whole—there are lots of possibilities to what you can do with them. And the new Off To Shcool Card patterned paper is no exception. Take a look at what Allison, Suzanne and Lisa came up with when we asked them to use this paper...


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Math Is No Fun by Allison Landy
Allison says, "I'm a sucker for journaling cards and tags. I buy them in every shape, size, and color. So, normally I would take the Fancy Pants Off to School Card sheet and cut it up into its respective journaling tags. But this time I actually thought it could be fun to use the entire sheet as my background paper. The individual cards were like mini canvases, but all put together on one page. I love that they are exactly 4" tall so that my photos fit across the page perfectly. To add dimension to the layout, I used some of the negative pieces of the Fancy Pants Chipboard alphas as a spray mist mask...

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I also punched out shapes and used both the negative and positive images on the layout. I love how this line really lets me showcase my photos while still remaining true to the theme."


Off To School by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne explains, "One product I love are the coordinating cards on the pattern papers. They are fabulous to stand alone, and make creating a page easy! However, they are also fantastic to be used in other ways, too. They are great for layering underneath papers, and to build cluster of embellishments upon. They are also wonderful when you trim them, and layer with another card, creating your own unique embellishments for your page. Here on my school page, I combined the card with the apples, and sunglasses with the ruler border that was part of another card. Of course, saving the portion I did not use. Perfect for the next page I create!"


Let's Play Ball by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "The individual cards on the Off to School Cards patterned paper make perfect photo frames for cropped photos. On this layout I cropped my photos to 2.5" X 3.5" and they fit right inside the journaling cards. I left photos out of a couple of the cards to leave room for journaling."

So, what did you think? Isn't that Cards paper great! Wanna see more creativity at work? Come back again on Friday for another Pocket Chick Pick with our Pocket Chick, Trish Harwick.

-Amy Peterman

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Fancy This: Explosion Box

I really love Fancy Pants' Baby Mine collection. I thought it was perfect for an explosion box, but this isn't just another explosion box, it doubles as a mini album and a sweet surprise for the new mommy! I really had fun making this and it was so easy and really fast. If you are anything like me ... fast is really good these days. I am thinking about doing more of these for future gifts.

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So, step one is to gather all your supplies. 

You will need:
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Fancy Pants supplie:
Baby Mine: Adore patterned paper
Baby Mine: Precious patterned paper
Baby Mine: Little One patterned paper
Baby Mine: Peek-A-Boo patterned paper
Baby Mine: Rub-ons
Baby Mine: Design Embellishments
Baby Mine: Buttons
Baby Mine: Chipboard Banners
Beach Babe: Trim

Other supplies:
scoring tool
double sided tape
paper clips
corner rounder

Next, you want to take 3 of the sheets of patterned paper and cut them down to these measurements:
9x9 inches, 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Score each of these sheets of paper, on all four sides, as followers:
9x9 inch sheet you will score 3 inches from each side.
8 5/8 x 8 5/8 you will score 2 7/8 inches from each side
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 you will score 2 3/4 inches from each side.

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Following the lines you scored, cut the corners off of all three pieces of patterned paper and then ink the edges.

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Next you want to adhere all three pieces together, using the biggest piece on the bottom, then the smaller piece, then finishing with the smallest on the top. I used the double sided tape to adhered the pieces. Remember to only put the tape in the center square and you don't need tape on the back of your largest piece. The largest piece will be the outside of your box.

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It should look like this when you have them all adhered together.

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Now for the lid for your box.  Take your last sheet of patterned paper and cut it down to 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Now score it 1 1/2 inch from all four edges.

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Then you will need to score all four corners of your lid as shown in the picture below.

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Fold all of your score lines inward to make the lid come together. You notice that it will naturally fold into a lid.

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Next you want to adhere the folds together and by using paper clips, you can keep your lid from coming apart while it dries.

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Oh looky ... now you have this cute explosion box!

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Next you will want to decorate your cute explosion box. I chose to use the collection Baby Mine to make and decorate mine. As you can see in the pictures below, I added a little treat in the center of the box.  Kind of fun ... don't ya think? Now, after the treat is gone, you have this cute box you can use for a mini album. I left spaces open for pictures and I also embellished some of the spaces for fun.

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This has been lots of fun! Have fun with yours and we would love to see them. You can upload them our Facebook Page!

-Guiseppa Gubler

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Saint Nick


Happy Thursday everyone! We're back again today with some more Pocket Chick creations. This time it's all about Saint Nick!

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Season's Greetings by Greta Hammond
Greta says, "The chipboard banners have been one of my favorites embellishments but I thought I would change things up on this layout and turn them sideways. I also mixed and matched the shapes, added some faux stitching as well as buttons. I thought it made a fun border!"

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Here With You by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki says, "At first I thought it might be hard to get in the mood to do a Christmas layout in July ... but not with this great line! It's beautiful! I love polk-a-dots, and thought it would be fun to pick random dots on the tree and add Glossy Accents to them for a dimensional effect...
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... I also added it to the swirls on the background paper. I loved adding dimension so much, I also cut the trees apart and added foam square to the largest tree to make it really stand off the page. What a great line to work with!"


Naughty or Nice? by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "I love the new filter embellishments with the printed designs. On this layout I used one of each of the designs when layering the photos and paper. They make a great impact without a lot of work."

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December 25th by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa explains, "I love this picture of my daughter Janica. Even though she is getting older ... she still loves to turn over that last star on the advent calender. The Design Embellishments in this collection were perfect for the title of this layout. Once, I started this project with these beautiful papers, everything just came together."

Naughty or Nice? by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne says, "I fell in love with the vintage feel of the Saint Nick Collection. The papers, and embellishments are full of vintage treasures! Perfect for documenting your Christmas snapshots. The collection has an old fashioned feel, so I used a photo action to soften this photo of my children. This paper reminded me of  a letter to Santa, and I love the traditional image of Santa. I added a bit of glitter to his beard, and on the fur of his suit. For added detail, I also added some underneath the image too. Christmas is a magical time, and I cannot wait for the season to arrive!" 

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Elf Is Back In Town by Trish Harwick
Trish shares, "When I saw the 'Naughty or Nice?' heading on the pattern paper included in the Saint Nick collection I knew I had found the perfect paper to document our yearly visits from 'Scout', the Elf on the Shelf. I love the yellow tones that are included in this collection; very different from some of the traditional Christmas collections, that along with the blue tones, makes this collection very versatile!"

Dear Santa Letter by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I love how all the colors go together so well. My first thought was that there was some unexpected colors in this Christmas line and I wasn't quite sure about all of them going together.  But after I started to play with it, I just LOVE all the colors together!!! I love how there is some purple in this collection. It makes for a fun, whimsical feel."

Christmas by Leah Farqharson
Leah says, "There's something about the mayhem of Christmas morning that's just so much fun! I try to enjoy every bit of it and let the little things go as a mom. So yes—the living room ends up looking like a disaster with toys, games and the occasional sweet treat thrown in for good measure. But thankfully everyone is blissfully happy. So, I'll take it. It was fun tilting the layout on an angle to kind of hint at all of that chaos! :)"

We hope you join us again on Monday when we get back to our weekly Fancy This post. Guiseppa Gubler will be sharing great project with you. See you then!

-Amy Peterman

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Summer's End

So, how is everyone enjoying our Pocket Chick's creations? Well, we have more to share with you and this time we're using Summer's End—a lovely mix of peach sherbert, lacey doilies, soft  agua, mellow grey and classy florals, with a hit of lemon chiffon. Doesn't that sound delicious? Take a look at Summer's End...


So Very Thankful for You 2 by Amy Peterman
Oh my goodness! I can't get over this gorgeous collection! Jodi knocked it out of the park with this one. So much to love about it ... the doilies, the colors, and those printed Filter Embellishments ... I loved pairing them with the Strips paper (which I cut the little doily banner from). Perfection!


Feast by Leah Farqharson
Leah says,"I really enjoy cooking—in fact, I called it a career for a few years, working as a baker and then chef and kitchen manager at a small local college, and then a dessert/salad station manager at a gourmet Italian restaurant. I did everything from bake bread, to chopping fresh herbs and garnishes, to coordinating special events complete with flowers, linens and a staff to manage. I loved the work—but when I realized that in order to go farther, I'd end up spending the rest of my holidays and evenings working, I decided to give it up. I still enjoy using the skills I've gained to make great food for my friends and family, though! This is a photo my husband snapped of me while I was working on a homemade brine for our turkey this past thanksgiving. It was well worth the effort!"


Boys by Pamela Young
Pamela explains, "On this layout I cut up the Cards sheet of paper and created a background with it. I also added the flowers from the "Growing" piece of paper but put them upside down instead like they were hanging there."


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Fall In Love With You Everyday by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "Wow! This collection is truly gorgeous! The patterns are definately Fall, but the colors were unexpectedly versatile! This collection is perfect for those end of the Summer photos, as well as the first day of school! I had these fall pictures of my youngest daughter wearing an orange dress which I had been wrestling with scrapping; the Summer's End collection ended up being perfect!"


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The Love of a Family by Greta Hammond
Greta says, "I love the slightly muted colors in this line. My fall photos are typically vibrant colors and these papers and patterns make a nice backdrop which doesn't compete. I also adore the long legged birds and knew I had to find a spot for them!"


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So Very Thankful by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "Summer's End has to be my favorite of all of the new winter releases. Not only is it perfect for fall photos, but the colors in this collection would work for any themed photos. I am thankful for many things in my life, but Sam has to be the one I am most thankful for. I love that this collection helped me to create a memorable layout of us."

So Tweet by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne shares, "This collection is absolutely gorgeous! You have to see it in person, to appreciate the soft color palette. It is modern, and is full of gorgeous little details on the papers. The name of this collection is perfect, and helps to capture those last bits of summer moments. Here I documented sweet photos of my little girl, doing just this very thing! I really wanted to capture her sweet personality. I decided to use the doily as a bold statement on my page. Perfect match for Macie's colorful personality!"


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So Very Thankful by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki says, "Oh... who doesn't love this color combo?? *LOVE* This was such a fun line to work with!  I really enjoy adding dimension to my layouts, and realized after finishing this layout, that other than a few buttons, all my dimension came from the paper pieces alone. I love that. The paper and a few foam squares did all the work :) I can't wait to do some altered projects with this gorgeous line."

Live Laugh Love by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "I. am. in. love. Really, I am. This collection is gorgeous. I adore the color scheme. The patterns are perfect and the elements are so much fun!"

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Pasta Bar Night by Allison Landy
Allison says, "Summer's End is just about the most perfect line to play with as our summer days dwindle into fall. We have transition clothes for seasons, why not transition scrapbook products? I love how this line supports that feeling of being in between the crispness and richness of fall with the energy of summer. It's soft and sweet, but yet still so full of life. The papers were perfect to showcase just such life as I wanted to capture the fun of a recent party hosted by one of my girlfriends. I particularly love the creaminess of the line. The base paper I used for this layout is such a gorgeous shade of golden-y krafty goodness. I almost wanted to eat it, it looked so delish!"

So, now are you as in love with this line as I am? Need more inspiration? Well, come back again tomorrow for some Christmas in July with projects created with Saint Nick!

-Amy Peterman

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Oct. 31

We have more to show off today! This time the Pocket Chicks are using the new Oct. 31 collection. Filled with enchanting patterns and a ghoulish color palette, this product line is a must for all of your spooky projects. Take a look ... if you dare.

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Witches Rule by Greta Hammond
Greta says, "This line was perfect for these photos of my daughter in her adorable witch costume. I loved the large chipboard witch's hat and designed my page around it!"

Hocus Pocus by Suzzane Sergi
Suzzane says, "Oct. 31 has the traditional Halloween Colors we all love, with touches of purple throughout! This collection has beautiful distressed images, and you will find it filled with witches, cats, and spooky treats! One of my favorite elements of Fancy's collections, are the chipboard elements. They are fantastic to stand alone, or add some fun, by layering them! You can also take them a step further, by adding a button, or two! This paper collection was perfect for documenting my favorite Halloween witch on Halloween's Eve. What is Halloween, without a bat, or two to capture the eeriness of the season! One added tip. the filter paper embellishments are perfect for creating flowers, but they also make a great backdrop as patterned paper! On this page, I cut a circle on the right hand side of the page, and layered one of the OCT. 31 paper filters underneath, to give my page more spooky texture!"


Oct. 31 by Amy Peterman
I was totally geeked when I saw this collection for the first time. I LOVE it's vintage vibe and that TEAL! Swoon! These papers and embellishments (the chipboard elements, printed filter paper embellishments and rub-ons - LOVE!) were perfect match for these photos of my daughter, is her peacock costume.


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Boo! by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "I really love the vintage feel of this new Halloween collection, Oct 31.  The colors are classic Halloween colors, but a tad softer. I really needed to add to my stash of cards so I created this fun card. I am sure there are many more projects to come using Oct 31."


Bump in the Night by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "I really enjoyed playing with the new Oct 31 line. I love the fabulous patterns. I think that the spiderweb Flocked Transparency is my favorite piece of the entire collection. For this layout, I layered it on top of the Night patterned paper. I think it really pops!"


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Halloween 2010 by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "The mix of colors on this line is just so perfect!  I had these photos from Halloween that I had been wanting to scrap, and the minute I saw this line, I was pulling them out to use. It was hard for him to decide if he wanted to be batman or a pirate ... why not both? LOL!  I have always loved the way the Fancy Pants buttons can be used on either side. This time I used them so that the center inset could be used for my date. I did this by first printed off the numbers, then punching them out to add them to the centers of the buttons."


Pumpkins by Leah Farqharson
Leah says, "One of our family's favorite traditions in Autumn is going to pick out our pumpkins—and then carving them as a family! You can't see it in the photo, but I have this beautiful, huge, sage green satin witches hat—complete with netting and black feathers that I pull out every time we're planning fun Halloween activities! This was the first year that our oldest actually did a bit of the carving himself! The simple grid layout of the tic-tac-toe board was fun to fill with photos and embellishments without letting the layout look cluttered! "


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Spooky by Trish Harwick
Trish explains, "I typically have a hard time using Halloween-themed papers to create my Halloween layouts because the color schemes are so limited; however, I was so happy to see the October 31st collection incorporated turquoise, yellow and green into the mix! I also thought the chipboard elements incorporated a number of not-so-typical Halloween objects, including a label, witches hat and words perfect for a simple title!"


Queen of the Night Patch by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I've been really into circles lately so I added a bunch to my layout. Love this cute line! Did you notice the hat on top of my daughter's head? Love it!"

-Amy Peterman

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Off To School

Now that you've seen a little peek of each of our NEW collections, we want to share some projects from our Pocket Chicks, who had lots of fun creating with them. Today, we'll start with Off To School ... I think you will like what you see.

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Going Back To School by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "I just have to say ... I usually never purchase school collections, but this one is absolutely fabulous. I would have plucked this one right off the shelve ... no hesitation. All of the colors go perfectly together. Most school collections are way to bright and cartoony. Not this one. I loved it for my daughters school pictures because this collection would appeal to the older school goers."

Who's Ready? by Pamela Young
Pamela explains, "I used some ink and dabbed it around one of the filter paper embellishments. Then I added the filter, slightly off from the outline of the border I just created using ink and then added some red stitching around it all. It gives a little bit of an artsy feel to my school layout. Love this line!"

Ready 2 Learn by Amy Peterman
I love this collection!!!! It's the perfect combo of old-school elements, classic patterns and today's trendy colors. And, who wouldn't love those printed Filter Embellishments and that fun flocked transparency (alphabet overlay)?


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Pencil Toppers by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "The Off to School line is just in time for those back to school gifts for teachers and friends! This is honestly one of my all time favorite back to school lines! The color scheme is a great mix of primary colors with some unexpected additions! The apple motif inspired me to create these cute pencil toppers with the help of my electronic die cutter. I think these will make great back to school gifts for my kids' friends!"

ABC by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne states, "Fancy Pants has done it again! I love the retro feel of the Off to School Collection! Full of perfect themed embellishments, that help to document the school years. I will admit, the apple pattern is my favorite! It helped to enhance this sweet photo of my Kindergartner. I always take photos of my children after the school year has ended. I enjoy watching how much they have changed from the beginning of the school year. My Macie cannot sit still while her photo is being taken, so I have learned to snap away. I was so happy to have this photo of my little girl. I believe she was in the process of throwing the apple in the air! Nonetheless, this school collection will simply make you smile!"


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Off To School by Charity Hassel
Charity says, "For this card, I used some pieces from the banner chipboard set for this line and placed them on my title. The strips of patterned paper in this line made this card quick and easy to create."


Growing Up by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "Not only is this line perfect for documenting all sorts of school occasions, but the color palette is just so versatile for other subjects too. Here I used the Off To School line to share a page about how my daughter is growing up and becoming such an amazing young lady."


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School of Rock by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "This is defiantly not your traditional 'school' layout, but I just had to! LOL! When I pulled these photos out from the boys doing karaoke, 'School of Rock' just came to mind and made me laugh. As I started looking at the Design Embellishments and other goodies with this line, I found so many little things that just pulled it all together—especially when I saw the "School Rocks" Design Embellishment!"


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Big Dreams by Allison Landy
Allison says, "The moment I saw this line, I was in love. The retro feel of the colors make this a perfect palette for either boy or girl layouts, elementary, middle, high school, or even university layouts ... which meant this line was perfect for me! I recently decided to go back to school and started my first course toward my doctorate degree just last week! So, I grabbed my particularly favorite paper (of which I believe I need 100 sheets) of the grid/ruler design and went to town. I'm thrilled with how those teals really add pop to the desaturated hues!"

Thanks by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "This one's another fast and easy card. Using the chipboard banners, I created a pattern on the bottom of the card. Then I added a strip of paper and a chipboard apple (LOVE those apples!). Then the 'Thanks' was cut from the Learning piece of paper."


Math Whiz by Leah Farqharson
Leah states, "Our oldest son is really great with math—in fact, it's probably his favorite subject. I'm continually amazed at the level of difficulty of the stuff that he just grasps with ease. I definitely feel really blessed to have 2 little guys that don't struggle with school! This was a photo I grabbed of him graphing number coordinates one day. Is he really only 8? It was fun to take the photo and diecut it out to draw a bit of attention to it! The colors and vintage flair to this line really drew me in—I can't wait to create more with it!"

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these cool school creations! Come back again tomorrow for more. We'll be showcasing our Oct. 31 collection!

-Amy Peterman



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Saint Nick Winner!

Drum roll please! The winner of our Saint Nick giveaway is ...


OOh I'm loving all these new lines!

Posted by: Karly Auvinen | July 14, 2011 at 03:29 PM


Congrats Karly!!

Please send an email to: with the following information:

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

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CHA Sneak Peek: Saint Nick

This is the last of our collections we're releasing for CHA Summer ... and it's a jolly one *wink*! A really magical little line if I do say so myself! As I mentioned yesterday, I am back to designing, but it wouldn't be without the help of a sweet and dedicated designer that has been with us for some time ... Miss Nancie Janitz :)! She and I had the chance to work together on this fun line and I am happy to share the results of our Saint Nick collection!  We couldn't decide between modern and vintage, so we decided to do BOTH! We have lots of traditional colors in the pallet, and mix it up with some kraft embellishments and some vintage Santa Claus pieces and you've got Saint Nick! We hope you'll enjoy our latest Christmas collection!


Leave your comments on this post for a chance to win some Saint Nick!

Leave comments before noon tomorrow (12:00 pm) MDT, Friday, July 15, 2011. Contest is open to US and international entries.

-Jodi Sanford

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Summer's End Winner!

We have another winner!


Gorgeous! The colors are so sweet and soft.

Posted by: Ange | July 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM


Congrats, Ange! You have won yourself a set of Summer's End! Enjoy!

Please send an email to: with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Summer's End Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

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CHA Sneak Peek: Summer's End

I am really excited to introduce this next line ... for a few reasons! One, because I love the color pallet ... it makes me happy thinking of those nice fall days, that aren't really fall yet—just that little flair of summer days still holding on ... know what I mean :). Second, because I love doilies and the chic and antiqued feel that they have but so modern at the same time!  And, finally, third, because I am back to designing! YEAH! I was in hiatus focusing on so many other parts of designing through direction, that I lost the time to actually design myself ... but, with some changes around here, it was time for me to get back in the groove and I am SO THRILLED to be doing so! Who knew change could be so good! So, I'm excited to finally share this line with you ... introducing Summer's End!


Leave comments on this post to win your own set of Summer's End :)!

Leave comments before noon tomorrow (12:00 pm) MDT, Thursday, July 14, 2011. Contest is open to US and international entries.

-Jodi Sanford

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Oct. 31 Winner!

The Oct. 31 set goes to...


Anything Halloween always makes it into my stash. This collection will not be an exception. LOVE IT!!!

Posted by: Erika Taylor | July 12, 2011 at 03:02 PM


Congratulations Erika!

Please send an email to: with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Oct. 31 Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

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CHA Sneak Peek: Oct. 31

So, I am really excited about this next line, because we don't always design Halloween lines, but this year it was a MUST DO because we knew Nancie would pull off something awesome ... and I think that was achieved! I love the tricks and treats and costumes that come with this unique holiday—and I  love that we have this chic and shabby collection to design with ... perfect for Halloween. This line is eery and spooky and just all around enchanting! So, here you have it, Oct. 31 ... enjoy! 


And again, leave your comments on this post for a chance to win a set of this fun collection! See you tomorrow!

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

-Jodi Sanford


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Off To School Winner!

Our Off To School winner is ...


What a great line!!Love the retro feel!

Posted by: Lacey I | July 11, 2011 at 03:28 PM


Yay, Lacey! Congrats!

Please send an email to: with the following information:

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



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CHA Sneak Peek: Off To School

I was just walking through the store the other day and saw all of the Back to School supplies and lists out on the shelves and thought that seemed a bit early ... then, again, we're ready to share our Off to School line with all of you ... so I guess it isn't that early at all! :) 


Time to hit the books again, and we are so thrilled to introduce our Off to School collection!  It is so much fun ... lots of retro feel, but still plenty of classic school style and subjects from books and pencils to glasses and sneakers!  We just LOVE it and we hope you will too! 

Leave your comments on this post for a chance to win a set of this fab new stuff (coming in early August)!  We'll also be sharing some wonderful layouts from our team coming soon!

Leave comments before Midnight (12:00 am) MDT, tonight, Monday, July 11, 2011. Contest is open to US and international entries.

-Jodi Sanford

p.s. Come back tomorrow for our next peek and another chance to win new product!

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Product Spotlight: Beach Babe collection


Happy Friday everyone! We changed things up a little bit this week and switched around our Pocket Chick Pick and Product Spotlight posts. So, today we're spotlighting some summer sunshine in the form of our Beach Babe collection. Take a look at these fun creations by a few of our Pocket Chicks.


Yuka Hino_Sunshinne Girl
Sunshine Girl by Yuka Hino
Yuka says, "I love the color combinations of Beach Babe collection. I wanted to use this collection, though I didn't have a photograph by the sea. So, I used a photograph where my daughter was playing under the sun. A yellow, pink mist are sprayed and used for the Filter Paper Embellishments, from the Artist's Edition collection, in this layout." 

Lisa Saunders -  Product Spotlight – Beach Babe collection
Little Friends by Lisa Saunders
Lisa says, "I thoroughly enjoyed playing with this whole Beach Babe collection. Such a pretty range of papers, trimmings, embellishments and chipboard. I really love the journal embellishments the best. On this page I layered a few of them up. They just work so well together. I added some of the matching brads, a flower, some chipboard, the pom pom trimming and I took the word 'little' from the sheet of rubbons. A little tip. Sometimes I cut my embellishments in half. This way you get to use them twice. I have done this on my chipboard sun on this page and also the circular journal embellishment.
I hope you are enjoying the summer so far."

Benedicte Raphalen- Princess of the pool
Princess of the Pool by Bénédicte Ralphalen
Bénédicte says, "It's the perfect collection for this summer!! This collection is colorful, fresh and wonderful for beach and bright photos. To realize my layout I used bright colors like pink and red to light up this photos of my daughter playing with water. The coordinated embellishments give the perfect final touch to the layout. My summer photos hava found their collection with beach babe and so will yours!"

-Amy Peterman

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Pocket Chick Pick: Nadhrah Maidin

I saw Nadhran's layout on the Fancy Pants Facebook page and fell in love with her gorgeous design! I was also inspired to make a layout putting the photos in vertically.

Love Laugh by Nadhrah Maidin

Nadhran used the It’s The Little Things collection for her lovely page.

Fiji Beach Vacation by Yuki Shimada

All products which I used here are from the Beach Babe collection.


I really love the colors of this collection, it’s perfect for the beach theme photos.
Thank you, Nadhran for sharing your wonderful layout with us!

-Yuki Shimada

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Fancy This: Dress Up Your Picnic Basket

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to dust off the picnic basket and get ready for some outdoor fun! I thought it would be fun to dress up my basket a bit for our Independence Day festivities. A fun, simple way to dress it up, without attaching it permanently, is what I had in mind.  I wanted to create something that I could remove and pack away for next year after the holiday is over. This is what I came up with. You can make it in no time at all! Just follow these basic instructions.

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
To The Moon: Moon Rays patterned paper
To The Moon: Strips patterned paper
Artist Edition: Filter Paper Embellishments
Assorted buttons

Other supplies:
star die shape (or can be hand cut)
butchers string – approx 20 inches
hole punch (standard)
1. Cut 3 star shapes. 1 blue and 2 red.
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2. One by one, gather and attach a filter paper embellishment to the back of each of the 3 stars, as show below. Using a standard hole punch, punch two holes side by side in each filter backed star piece.
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3. Attach the 3 pieces together by running the string through the holes of each of them. (Leaving enough string at both ends that you will eventually be able  to tie it onto your basket handles).

4. Now that you have them strung together, you can start to embellish. I embellished the red stars with buttons. I created “faux” firecrackers made of rolled paper, to the blue star in the center. To make the little firecrackers, cut (3)-1x2 inch pieces of paper. Cut (3)-1/2 inch pieces of string. Add adhesive to the “inside of the cut piece of paper. Add a piece of string to the center of the paper (with just a bit of the end of the string sticking out of the end of the paper). Now roll the paper tightly.
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5. Adhere all three faux firecrackers to the center of the blue star.
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Now you’re ready to attach it to your basket and picnic in style!
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Happy 4th of July!!

-Vicki Chrisman

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Guest Designer: Jing-Jing Nickel

I am Jing-Jing Nickel. Pronounce it like there are nickels in your pocket making that jingling noise! :)  I am so delighted to be a guest designing for Fancy Pants, whose innovative products have been staples in my scrap room for years!  I have been scrapbooking since 1999. Back then it was the most perfect extension of my love for traveling and travel photography. Then with the birth of my first child, a new dimension of scrapbooking as well as a new realm of creative possibilities was born with her. Today and every day, I scrap my family, my trips, and my family on trips. No matter what my subjects are, I always stylize them with some humor :)  


All the fun and cute animals in this Baby Mine collection reminded me of my Second Child's love for her animals and babies. I really adored that label die-cut paper and cut it up strategically to stretch its use in both layouts. Here I used two sides of the die-cut paper as borders. Fancy Pants' chipboard banner pieces are truly banners made easy!



The sweet and soft color palette is just right for my bunny photos and theme of the layout. I used up the rest of the die-cut paper on this layout :) I have come to expect awesome diecut shapes, and journaling spots from Fancy Pants with each of its collections, this was no exception and I just loved using these!


I layered several sheets of patterned paper using 3-d adhesives. The two labels are cut out patterned paper and sticker respectively.

The diecut animals from this Baby Mine collection are so adorable. These little fishes just look like they are searching for love...

Here I used the Filter Paper Embellishments and a big button to make a flower.

Thanks for stopping by the Fancy Pants blog today. Please stop by my blog and say hello. Thank you again Fancy Pants!

-Jing-Jing Nickel

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