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Fancy This: Easter Baskets

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Spring is in the air, and Easter and May Day are just around the corner. Every Spring I make little peat moss baskets with twig handles. For these I used the slightly larger peat moss cups and Fancy Pants Summer Soul line for a bright and whimsy spin on things. They are easy to make, and I'd love to show you how. Here is what you'll need to get started.
 
Fancy Pants Supplies:
Summer Soul: Hula patterned paper
Summer Soul: Scuba patterned paper
Summer Soul: Luau patterned paper
Summer Soul: Buttons
Summer Soul: Chipboard Banners

Other Supplies:
peat moss cups (from most any garden center)
hot glue gun
natural floral grass, moss or Easter grass
white paint or gesso
colored Mist (optional)
twigs
string
barbeque skewers or dowels
circle punch
circle shaped die (optional)
 
Lets get started:
1) First you'll need your peat moss cups set up on a surface you can paint on. These come in number of different sizes. The ones I used here are the slightly largers ones. About 4 inches high.
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2) Next brush on a light coat of white paint or gesso. Remember these cups are bio degradable, so you want to get them really wet. I like the look of a lighter coat anyway :)
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3) Next.. add a little color. I sprayed on Tattered Angels Chalkboard paint to add some fun color to mine, but you could also just choose to paint them with any color of acrylic paint (instead of the white). 
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4) It's very important to make sure your pots are completely dry before these next steps. Punch or cut circles from a number of different patterns of papers from the Summer Soul line.  
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5) Hot glue the circles randomly around the outside of the pot. Add buttons to the centers of the circles. (I added string to the buttons)
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6) To make the handles for your pots, you can do a couple of different things. This time of the year new twigs are very pliable, so they will work great. I love when they have little buds on them too ( so cute). But, a helpful hint , if you need twigs when the weather is not so good, is to use a small grapevine wreath. I just snip the pieces that hold it tight, and let it open up some. Then I can break off what I need, and just stick it back in a zip lock until I need it again. The good thing about using this for basket handles, is that it's already in a rounded form. Using your hot glue gun attach the twigs to the inside of the pot on two sides, to create a little handle.
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7) Next, use your left over paint to put a quick coat on your dowels or bbq skewers. (I like bbq skewers from the grocery store, because they are the perfect size for things like this.. and so inexpensive :).
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8) Once your skewers are dry, adding your pennant pieces is so easy. Since they have adhesive backs, all you have to do it peel off the backs of two like shapes, and sandwich them together with the skewer in the middle, as shown below. * I did the other basket just slightly differently, using the skewers as poles to hang the banners from them on string.
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9) This last step is optional. I used some of my beautiful paper pieces to cut round die cut pieces to set my baskets on. You can easily attach them to the bottom of your baskets with hot glue if you like.  If I am making a lot of baskets at once like I usually do. Adding that base helps keep them more stable while you are driving around delivering them. Picking up rolling jellybeans from the floor boards of the car is never fun.
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I hope you are inspired to make some little baskets of your own.  A fun Springtime project, that the kids could even help with. Thanks for stopping by!

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-Vicki Chrisman

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2 Peas Project Challenge

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In case you haven't heard, Two Peas in a Bucket is having a challenge on their website, featuring Fancy Pants Designs! All you have to do is create a project of any theme using at least 50% Fancy Pants products that must include Be You and/or Childish Things collections. Then, follow the directions/info HERE for posting it to the Two Peas Gallery.

The challenge runs 4/1 - 4/30, 2012 and Two Peas will select three winners to receive a package from Fancy Pants Designs valued at $50 each!!! So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Fancy Pants Project Challenge page at Two Peas for all the details.

Good luck to all who enter, and happy creating!

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1 Product, 2 Ways: Childish Things Filter Embellishments

Hi everyone. Today, I'm going to share with you two projects that I have created using Filter Embellishments from the Childish Things collection. I love the versatility of the Fancy Pants Filter Embellishments!

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My first project uses two filter embellishments as a circle patterned for its background and a photo mat. You can cut them into a desired shape. I used them as the main embellishment on my page. They give a lighter touch on your layout.

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I made two gorgeous flowers form the biggest filter embellishments for the second projects. They are so soft and easy to fold. I had attached my filter flowers on my card to give dimension.

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I hope you have enjoyed these projects!

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Fancy This: Springing In With Pinwheels

With spring finally here and gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere, I'm sure most of us can't wait to go outside to enjoy the fresh air. And for some reason other than flowers, I tend to associate pinwheels with spring; maybe its the thought of running around in a fresh green field with pinwheels in hand. LOL
 
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For my project today, I wanted to share these fun pinwheel tags that I created using the super cute Childish Things Collection. And here's some close up details of these pinwheels/flowers...

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Another one with little clouds on top of the tag...

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And to share how I put together these tags, you'll first need the following items...

Fancy Pants Supplies:
Childish Things: Playtime patterned paper
Childish Things: Big Boy Guy patterned paper
Childish Things: Buddy patterned paper
Childish Things: Sheet of Music patterned paper
Childish Things: Snacktime patterned paper
Childish Things: Strips patterned paper
Childish Things: Buttons
Childish Things: Chipboard Banners

Other supplies:
Tags, Twines, Punches, Trimmer, Ruler, Pencil, Eraser, Mist

Instructions:
1. First start by cutting 3"x3" squares from one of the pattern papers.

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2. Then mark an inch from each of the edges before trimming the paper to create a hexagon.

3. Then at each of the point, cut towards the center.

4. And then along each side, fold a portion of the pattern paper over (expose the other side).
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5. Then grabbing your favorite embellishments (chipboard banners in my case), create your pinwheel centers. On some of my pinwheels, I used some of the chipboard shapes while on others, I also added some buttons on top of the punched out circles.

6. To create the tag, I first cut a rectangle and then trim off the top edges

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And here's another pinwheel as a stand alone embellishment... that could be easy used on a layout or card. 

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Thanks for stopping by everyone and would love to see what spring projects you're up to. Have a great week!

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Jing-Jing Nickel

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Greetings! I am Jing-Jing Nickel. Pronounce it like there are nickels in your pocket making that jingling noise! :) I am so delighted to be an official Pocket Chick 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 :)  While I am not scrapbooking, I also work full time as an I.T. engineer.
 
Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: I have so many so I will pick three: 12x12 chipboard sets, die-cuts journaling tags (or booklets), stickers.
 
Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: Wit and humor.

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Q: What time of day do you usually scrapbook and where?
A: I scrapbook on the weekends and usually in the afternoon when the sun is up. During summer I can actually scrapbook in the evening because it is light out for much longer. I have a scrapbook room and it is messy and disorganized. I scrapbook on a table almost completely covered up by stuff.  It is as uninspiring as it gets!
 
Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: I have my laptop next to me and I listen to KFAN podcasts. It is a local sports station :) I pause all noises when I compose my journaling.
 
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: If you can call it a hobby, I am really into group exercises right now. I work out seven times a week totaling six hours. My favorite classes are: BodyPump, BodyStep, and Cardio Kickboxing. I just tried Core Conditioning recently and I was sore for four days!

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Paper Ruffles + Scrapbook Expo + Brag Books News!

Our very own Jodi Sanford made an appearance on Studio 5 yesterday (our local television station), so of course we have to share it with all of you! She shows some great ideas for using adorable, easy-to-make, paper ruffles.

 

Also, if you are in the Sandy, UT area, we'll be at Scrapbook Expo this weekend. Come join the fun! For discount tickets, use "fancy2" when you purchase your tickets online. GOOD FOR: $2 off regular admission/$4 off 2day pass

And guess what!!! We've got more news to share!! Our new Brag Books, shown in the video above, made the list of Creating Keepsakes BEST NEW PRODUCTS for 2012!! Woo hoo!!

 

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1 Product, 2 Ways: Childish Things Stamps

Hi there! Did you know that each of the new releases from Fancy Pants now has its very own collection of co-ordinating stamps?
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Today, I'm going to share with you two projects that I have created using a couple of the wonderful new stamps from the Childish Things collection.
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My first project is a peg board/note board which I created for my 5 year old goddaughter (aka as my Lil Princess). Like all little (and big) girls out there she loves anything and everything to do with Princesses, so I couldn't resist using the sweet little Princess stamp on my project.
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I covered three clothes pegs with strips of patterned paper before adding a paper rosette to each.
To complete each peg, I added a stamped Princess which had been clothed with dresses cut from scraps of patterned paper. I had initially thought that I might create fridge magnets by adding magnetic strips to the reverse of the pegs—however sitting on my workbench was a piece of thick chipboard and I soon found myself using it to take my idea one step further!
 
The chipboard piece was covered with patterned papers from the Childish Things collection. Before attaching the finished pegs, I popped two brads through from the reverse side of the board and threaded them with twine to create a hanging mechanism. The pegs were then secured to the board using a hot glue gun.
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The lower half of the board is home to a file folder which creates a special place for my god-daughter to safely store notes and keepsakes.
 
With a BMX mad teenager in my house I just knew I had to use the bike stamp on my second project. (My son has his eye on the stamp, but I have hidden it safely from his grasp as I know its a stamp which I will use many times over!!)
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Using Stazon, I stamped the image onto a piece of cardstock and when dry used Stickles to outline parts of the image.
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I wanted my stamped image to tie in with the Glitter Cuts accent which had been layered beneath the cut Filter Paper pieces.
 
Don't forget to drop by the Fancy Pants Face Book page and share your Fancy Pants stamped projects with us—we'd love to see them.

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Fancy This: 30 Minute Layout

The days are getting cooler here in New Zealand, which means they must be getting warmer in the USA.  If you are from the Southern Hemisphere it’s likely you have piles of summer photos to scrap, and those in the north will have them soon!  I’m traditionally someone that takes a long time to do a layout, but with so many summer photos to scrap I set myself a challenge. 30 minutes to do a layout ... I succeeded, so I thought I’d share the step by steps for my 30 minute layout today!

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Beach Fun by Nic Howard

Fancy Pants Supplies:
Wave Searcher: Strips patterned paper
Wave Searcher: Shovel patterned paper
Wave Searcher: Cards patterned paper
Wave Searcher: Element stickers
Wave Searcher: Buttons
Wave Searcher: Alphas
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Other Supplies:
white cardstock
corrugated cardboard
string
dimensional/foam adhesive
white paint
black journaling pen & ruler
hole punch
1” circle punch
inks

Instructions:
1. Cut the advertising strip from Wave Searcher Strips paper, flip it to the reverse side, this is the base for our layout. 

2. Rip a piece of corrugated cardboard to 8 ½” wide and approx. 2-3” high. Paint roughly with white paint. Adhere approx. 6-7” from the top of the layout. (I add this to my layout for a neutral contrast and a little dimension too!).

3. Matte your photos in white cardstock. Matte your focus photo in the patterned side of Wave Searcher Shovel. Adhere both photos as shown; you may want to add some dimensional foam behind the tops of the photos.

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4. Cut 4-5 ‘flag’ shapes from the different patterns and elements in the Wave Searcher Cards patterned paper. My biggest flags are 2 ½” long by 1 ½” wide. Place across underneath the photos. Do not adhere just yet; we want to add more elements yet.

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5. Punch several 1” circles from white cardstock. Add stickers from the Wave Searcher element sheet.  Punch holes in the circles just like buttons, thread string through and create a banner string wide enough to go across underneath your photos. Adhere down.

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6. Keep adding small flags and items from the Wave Searcher Element sheet to fill up your banner. I used my circle punch to cut some circular elements from the sticker sheet, and used some as they were.  The summer flag is from the Wave Searcher Cards patterned paper. You can add buttons and any other pieces as well – adhere everything down once you are happy with placement.

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7. Finish your layout by adding a title, pen details and journaling and you are done!

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Coordinated collections of papers, element stickers, embellishments and alpha stickers make this kind of page so easy to do. Banners full of interesting embellishments makes even the most simple page look interesting. All that in 30 minutes – who would have thought! 

I hope you enjoyed my layout; I enjoyed sharing it with you! I’d love to hear how you go if you attempt a 30 minute layout too!

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Guest Designer: Nancy Damiano

Hi there Fancy Pants fans! I'm so excited to be here with you as this month's Guest Designer. I was lucky enough to receive the Childish Things and Wave Searcher lines to work with. Here are a few things that I came up with...

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I love the vintage childhood feel of Childish Things. It reminded me of my own childhood with a touch of whimsy and splash of color. I added a rectangular piece of denim fabric to the layout adding texture and more a boy feel to the layout. I cut the edge with pinking shears to mimic the edge in the filter. The patterned papers layered perfectly together and were a great spot for embellishment, a title and my journaling. The Wave Searcher line with it's dark browns and oranges was perfect for these beach photos. I created the sunburst photo frame for a special photo and added the title with my Silhouette. By layering the piece with pop dots, I was able to create a shadowbox effect. Filling it with buttons was fun and adds texture. Some stitching and layers of paper complete the page.

This little book of pockets was made to hold special photos and memories from a recent trip. The cover was created by using the journaling card sheets and simply folding and gluing 3 of them together.

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The inside library pockets were cut with a Silhouette and decorated with chipboard, stickers and some simple twine. The entire book is held together with a beautiful ribbon from the Wave Searcher line.

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The Childish Things layout is the perfect combination of retro and bright color. I paired it with some denim fabric (cut with pinking shears to match the filters) for a boyish feel.

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I layered many different patterns from the Childish Things line to embellish, journal and add splashes of color to the layout. The filters added the perfect whimsical touch without overpowering the photos. My favorite part - the rainbow stripe pattern!
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-Nancy Damiano


Nancy has been published in Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbook & Cards Today magazines. She has designed for Cricut, Pink Paislee and Doodlebug in the past. Currently she designs for Echo Park, Bella Blvd and Two Peas in a Bucket as a Garden Girl. You can read more about Nancy on her blog.

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1 Product, 2 Ways: Childish Things Cards patterned paper

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Hi everyone! Today, I am showing you a couple of my favorite ways to use the Fancy Pants card papers. No collection is complete without a piece of patterned paper that is compiled of journaling spots and cute cards to cut up! They're instant creativity starters and focal points. Sometimes, I use them as is, sometimes I layer them up, and sometimes I cut them apart to use parts as embellishments. Today, you'll see projects and cards cut from the adorable Childish Things collection. 

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My first project uses one of the cards in a pretty traditional way: as a color blocked journaling spot. The theme of my page was about color so I was drawn to the rainbow of stripes on this card. The little bikes were just a bonus for a boy page! The size of the card somewhat dictated my design so I decided to block the areas around it with other rectangles of paper to make one solid horizontal line. Printed journaling strips help the font stand out from the card background.

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My second project really lets the card I used stand on its own. The cards printed with a sentiment are great for this! I drew my color choices right from the card as well. I used the star transparency as a clear front and popped the sentiment card with foam tape so it had some dimension. Some chipboard details, a little twine and a coordinating button were all it took to complete this. I really love how easily this came together because of the card paper!

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So you can see that these are two very different projects. Both from the Childish Things collection and both using the cards patterned paper but they have different colors, vibes, and uses for the cut cards.  The card papers are always the first thing I reach for when I am stuck for card inspiration or when I need a perfectly coordinating area for journaling. Love them!

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop WINNER

Happy Tuesday everyone! We hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration last week, here on the Fancy Pants blog and the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog. Thanks to all of you who visited both blogs and left comments. We have chosen our giveaway winner by random number generator ... and the winner is ...

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Congratulations, Connie!! Please send an email to: lisa@fancypantsdesigns.com with the following information:

1. Name of Giveaway (FP + 3L Blog Hop)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

We hope you enjoyr your FP and 3L goodies!

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Fancy This: Treat Bags

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This time of year my daughter’s classroom has birthday parties and holiday parties almost on a weekly basis, for instance her upcoming St. Patrick’s Day party. I sometimes struggle coming up with quick and easy treat ideas for her to share with her class that I can create inexpensively and in bulk. This treat bag that I’ve created is easy, cute, and can quickly be adapted for any party theme simply by switching the color combinations and embellishments. So, let’s get started!
 
Fancy Pants supplies:
Childish Things: Book Shelf pattern paper
Artist Edition: 12x12 Memo Pad (Blue Notebook pattern paper)
Childish Things: Trim
Childish Things: Glitter Cuts
Childish Things: Chipboard pieces
Childish Things: Buttons
Childish Things: Rub-Ons
Childish Things: Elements Sticker

Other supplies:
brown lunch sized paper bag
sm. Plastic bag
lace border punch
star punch
corner rounder
scissors
stapler
black marker
tape runner
liquid adhesive
 
Instructions:
Step 1.
Cut paper bag approximately 5” high to make the bag 5”x5”, then cut the top of the cut off bag with your border punch.
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Step 2.
Add ribbon, glitter transparency, rub-ons, stickers, chipboard, and buttons to embellish.
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Step 3.
Cut Childish Things Book Shelf paper to 4 ¾”x 5 ½”, the notebook paper to 4 ¼”x5” and adhere on top of book shelf paper, round top corners of bookshelf paper, staple green and blue Childish Things ribbons to top left of bookshelf paper, spritz notebook paper with mist, adhere punched out star to top right of notebook paper and adhere Childish Things red button, then use black marker to write ENJOY!
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Step 4.
Place treats inside small plastic bag, fold over top of plastic bag, then staple bag on top of notebook paper. Insert treat card inside paper bag.
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I really enjoy creating these little candy bags for my daughter’s classroom, and they are so quick and easy that she can even help in the creating process. I hope you enjoy making this or your very own version of this treat bag.

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: Creative Cards

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Welcome to the Fancy Pants Designs + 3L Blog Hop! 

Adhesives are such a basic necessity for paper crafters. But what about taking those basic adhesives and turning them into something worthy of being front and center on a project? 

I have a quick tutorial for you today on creating your own glitter papers like I did for this colorful birthday card.
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I used 3L’s Crafty Power Tape to give the plaid paper from the Summer Soul collection a little WOW factor! 
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Let me show you a few step-by-step photos.  It’s really very simple!

I started by adhering the Crafty Power Tape along all of the horizontal pink stripes in the paper. 
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I peeled away the top layer from the tape and sprinkled it with pink glitter.  Then just shake off the excess and you’ll have glittery pink stripes!
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I proceeded to do the same thing with the green stripes, placing the Power Tape over each one.
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Sprinkle green glitter and shake off excess!
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So fun a sparkly! A simple way to dress up an already pretty piece of patterned paper. Here’s another card I created using the same technique, this time with the plaid paper from Wave Searcher to create a baby boy card.
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I used a mix of Fancy Pants collections here … the paper is from Wave Searcher, the airplane and bicycle are from Childish Things and the chalkboard label is from the Off to School collection. I love mixing and matching things!
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Want some more creative card ideas? Check out these sweet cards by my fellow Pocket Chick, Vicki Chrisman.
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Here is what Vicki had to say about 3L products!
"I chose to use It's the Little Things line with my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesives to create a little card trio. I loved being able to add dimension to the elements on my cards by using 3D foam squares. They also work great for adhearing my buttons. I used MyStik Permanent Strips Dispenser for my general adhesive for these cards, and Crafty Power Tape for the borders and narrow strips." -Vicki

Thanks for stopping by and a BIG thank you to 3L for supplying the adhesives for today’s projects!

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You have until Friday, March 11, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am MDT), to enter. Winner will be drawn from all comments from all blog hop posts during March 5-11, 2012, by a random number generator and posted here on our blog and on our FB page on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Contest is open to US and international residents.

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: A Day With You

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I will admit that I have been a big fan of 3L Scrapbook Adhesives. Their E-Z Runner Permanent Adhesive, is the only tape dispenser I used when I am paper crafting. When I can find the combo pack, I always stock up! One feature I love is the no hassle of having to refill! Once I am done with it, I can simply move on to a new one! Now, for this project I did step out of my box, and tried the new My Stik tape runner. I have seen this in our local  scrapbook store, and have been a bit curious on how it works. After using it for this page, I am instantly in love! This tape runner will definitely add some color to your scrapbooking bag. It is fully customizable, and it can also be adjusted to feel comfortable in your hand! Great, and smooth application. Also, because I love to add layers to my projects, I know that my embellishments, and photos are going to stay exactly where I position them!

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This photo is  of my daughter with one of her best friends, was perfect with the Childish Things collection. It is definitely on the list of my favorites paper collections! I love everything about it! The colors are colorful, and the patterns are playful! A perfect combination for documenting all those photos of my children when they were younger. If only they could stay little for just a bit longer!

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I love to emboss on different layers of my page. This gives the element much more dimension, which means I am going to need a very strong adhesive. So behind the herringbone brown paper, I used the  Crafty Power Tape dispenser. Love that it is super tacky, and that I can cut it while on the dispenser. No more hunting for my scissors! It is double sided, and think this will now be my go to tape on mini chipboard albums!

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Finally, I do love creating my own embellishments! On this flower it has several blooms, layered together, so I also used the crafty power tape to adhere them together! You can also see a small peek of the vellum butterflies. Vellum is definitely a very thin paper, and needs to be adhered with a strong adhesive too. For this element, I used the E-Z Permanent Squares from the pink tape runner. I was already a fan, but now have a few new favorites to add to my scrapbooking inventory. A girl can never have too many adhesives!

Fancy Pants supplies:
Childish Things: Imagination, Snacktime,BookShelf, Cards and Strips patterned papers
Childish Things: Chipboard Pieces
Be You: Be You 2x2 Stamp

3L supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stik
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape

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-Suzanne Sergi

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: Childhood Layouts

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With quilts being all the craze right now I thought I'd try my hand at quilting with paper.

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My first page, 'Happy Day' using the Childish Things collection is what I call landscape quilting where I designed a structured background as the base for my page. To secure the loose pieces of shaped patterned paper before stitching, I used the E-Z dots repositionable runner. This allowed me to adjust the paper placement as I stitched them making sure they lined up perfectly. To make my little blue starry clouds, I used the Childish Things filter embellishments but needed to strengthen them. I solved this problem by covering a piece of cardstock with Power Tape with Dispenser, then pressed the filters on top before cutting out the x2 cloud shapes.

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When assembling my page I made use of tons of 3D Foam squares, layering them in different heights to create interest to my page.

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For my next page, 'Childhood Up's & Down's', also using the Childish Things collection , I used my quilted triangles of patterned paper laid in vertical rows to give the overall feeling of up & down movement. Again I the E-Z dots repositionable runner was great to secure the paper pieces, enabling me to shift & nudge them until they were perfectly spaced, before machine stitching in place. My quilted background became the perfect base for my page. I used the different directions of the 'arrows' to help my title feel like it is going up & down.

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Again I used plenty of 3D Foam squares to raise my elements off the page, doubling up sometimes for extra height.

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Thank you 3L for your allowing me to play with your amazing adhesive products. They made working on these Fancy Pants projects a breeze!!

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-Kim Watson

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: Vacation Boxes

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Welcome everyone! Today kicks off a week full of fun projects as we team up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a Blog Hop! Every day this week we'll have some great projects by our Pockets Chicks showing you how great Fancy Pants and 3L go together. Come back every day for inspiration and leave your comments on each post for a chance to win a great Fancy Pants and 3L prize (more details at the end of this post!). You will also want to be sure to hop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog every day this week too! Their Design Team will be providing even more inspiration and ANOTHER chance to win some great FP and 3L!

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I'm starting things off today, with a project I created for my girls for our upcoming vacation. We are surprising them and taking them to Florida. Shhhh! :-) So, I thought these little vacation boxes would be fun for them to have on the trip. In each box is a sketch/note pad for drawing what the see or journaling about each each day, along with canvas bag that they can use to collect shells that they find on the beach. I also figured they could use the box itself to stash whatever other momentos they collect along the way.
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Fancy Pants supplies:
Summer Soul: Filter Embellishments
Summer Sou: Chipbard Embellishments
Summer Soul: Cards patterned paper
Off To School: Chalkboard Stickers
Summer Soul: Starburst stamp
Wave Searcher: To The Beach stamp
Artist Edition: Memo Notebook pages
Artist Edition: Metal Charms
Summer Soul: Glitter Cuts
Artist Edition: Chipboard Alphas (white)
Wishful Thinking: Alpha Stickers
Beach Babe: Alpha Stickers
Various FP trim and ribbons

Other supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stick
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Squares
metal box
Modge Podge
acrylic paint
pain brush
corrugated cardboard
1" circle punch
hole punch
canvas bag
StazOn ink pad
scrap chipboard

Here's how I created the Vacation Boxes:
1. Apply Modge Podge to surface of metal box.
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2. Lay Filter Embellishment onto wet Modge Podge. Apply another layer of Modge Podge over the Filter Embellishements to seal and protect.
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3. Repeat with additional Filter Embellishements. Allow to dry.
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4. Paint top of box with acrylic paint. Allow to dry. Apply another coat of Modge Podge to top.

5. Using Crafty Power Tape attach trim around rim of lid. This tape is strong a great alternative to messy hot glue.

6. Apply Off To School Chalkboard Stickers and Summer Soul Chipboard Embellishments as desired. Tie on ribbon.

Next, I created the little Note Pads:
1. Cut a scrap piece of corrugated cardboard to desired size (mine was 5x7"). Cut various sheets of paper from the Memo Notebook (this is a great way to use leftover scraps - mine were trimmed to about 4.25x6"). Cut 2 cards from the Summer Soul Cards patterned paper for the cover.
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2. Paint corrugated cardboard with acrylic paint for a beachy, white-washed look.
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3. Punch holes in the top and attach binder rings.

4. Decorate the cover as desired. I tied on one of the Artist Edition Metal Charms and adhered a Summer Soul Glitter Cut, using the Crafty Power Tape (it works great on transparent pieces!) and a Chipboard Alpha.
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I also created these cute orange peel flowers.
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These flowers are easy to make. The E-Z Squares are great for small embellishments like these and the Crafty Power Tape worked great for attaching them to the cover. I know these notepads will get a lot of wear and tear, so I know the Crafty Power Tape will keep those little flowers in place.
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Here are the finished notepads...
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The Beach Bag is simple to decorate:
1. For a sturdy surface to stamp on, insert a scrap piece of chipboard into the canvas bag.
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2. Using a permanent ink, like StazOn, stamp as desired onto bag.
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3. Attach tags. Ta-da!
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I hope you enjoyed these Vacation Boxes and that you've gotten some great ideas here! Remember to leave a comment on this post (and every post this week) for a chance to win some Fancy Pants and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L goodies! And don't forget to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog too!

You have until Friday, March 11, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am MDT), to enter. Winner will be drawn from all comments from all blog hop posts during March 5-11, 2012, by a random number generator and posted here on our blog and on our FB page on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Contest is open to US and international residents.

Be sure to come back! We have TWO posts tomorrow, by the talented Valerie Sanchez and Greta Hammond!
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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: Be You Banner

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Be You has to be my favorite line right now, so I was really excited to be able to create a project using it! I thought it would be fun to make a banner for my scrapbook room! So here it is, hope you enjoy it and want to make one for yourself!

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Artist's Edition: Chipboard banner kit
Be You: Heart ribbon
Be You: Buttons
Be You: Gametime, Daffodils, Forget Me Not, Lazy Days, Daylight, Gardening, Subway Art, and Hide and Seek patterned papers
Be You: Flocked Heart overlay
Be You: Filter embellishments
Be You: Chipboard piece (Live in the Moment)

Other supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:  My Stick Runner and Crafty Power Tape
assorted punches
acalloped edge scissors
micro-hole punch
aquamarine 'bling!'
black ink
black pen of choice
wire curler
black floss

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Instructions:
1. Trace papers and flocked overlay to fit banner pieces and cut, ink and adhere using the My Stick Runner ... (I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this thing! It's a-m-a-z-i-n-g!)

2.  Cut 1 1/2 strips (I used 3) of FORGET ME NOT paper. Trim with scalloped edge scissors. Use the micro hole punch to punch out holes around edge (this mimics the holes in the edge of the paper filter).  Add ink and black stitching lines. Adhere and trim to banner pieces. Use large hole punch to punch holes for ribbon to pass through, using the holes on the back to guide you)

3. Using large scalloped punch, punch 6 circles (It measures 3 1/2 inches across). Using the smaller scalloped circle punch, punch 6 of those (this one measures about 1 7/8"). Again, using the micro hole punch, punch around edges of all circles. Ink all edges with black, and add stitching with your black pen of choice. Adhere smaller circles inside the larger ones using your MY STICK RUNNER!!!  Set these aside for now.

4. Cut out the BE YOU from the SUBWAY ART paper. Add black ink and definition lines around them with your pen. 

5. Punch 5 small flowers, ink edges black and adhere to the BE YOU letters. Add "bling" in centers.

6. Add pop dots or foam squares to backs of letters, and adhere to your pre-assembled circles. 

7. Carefully line up your completed scalloped circles onto your banner pieces, making sure they are all at the same level. Stick these down with your MY STICK RUNNER!!  (I told you I loved that thing!!!)

MIDDLE BANNER PIECE
1. The CURLZ...  Cut 8 or 9 - 1/4" x 12" strips.  Using your wire curler (or a pencil), curl your strips .  Set aside.

2. Gather the large paper filter, and use STICKY TAPE to hold it together.  Add a few more pieces to hold your CURLZ.  Start sticking your CURLZ down, using more STICKY TAPE as needed; making sure to spread them out evenly.  If you want more, go ahead!! They are hopelessly addictive, and look amazing!

3. When you have all your CURLZ where you want them, begin to assemble the top scalloped circles.  Using the GAMETIME scallop circle (pink with black dots), stick the smallest paper filter to it using ... you guessed it... MY STICK RUNNER .  Add another small scalloped circle for the center.  Using foam tape, stick the CHIPBOARD EMBELLISHMENT (Live in the Moment) to this piece.

4.  Now that you have that part assembled, it's time to add it to your banner/CURLZ part.  I used quite a few foam squares to raise it high enough so as not to 'squish' my wonderful little CURLZ.  This also gives it more depth, and adds more interest!

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ASSEMBLING YOUR BANNER
1. Using your cream ribbon that came with the banner kit, thread this through your punched holes, making sure to keep the cream ribbon to the BACK of each banner. At the ends, loop them and tie into a knot. Make sure to leave about an inch between each banner to add the  button bows.

2. Cut "5"  2 inch pieces of the blue heart ribbon. Choose which medium sized buttons you would like to use, and figure out where you want to put them ahead of time. 

3. Using about 6 inches of black floss, thread through your button, with both threads going to the BACK of the button. Take this and lay it on top of your blue heart ribbon, and place both  on top of the cream ribbon. Wrap both threads in OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS around all ribbon layers, and then bring threads UP THROUGH THE BUTTON HOLES. Tie in a knot, and then a bow. You can use a small dab of clear glue to keep your bow from unraveling, or you can double tie your bow.

4. Repeat this 4 more times to make all your bows for the middle part of your banner.

5.  For the end bows, I made them more like bows, and did the same thing with the buttons, only I used the largest buttons  in the package. 

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I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did!  I love looking at it as it hangs in my scrapbook room!  It reminds me to be myself, and it also reminds me that I am truly blessed to be able to have this opportunity to be on the Fancy Pants design team! Oh, and you HAVE to go out and get that little MY STICK RUNNER from Scrapbook Adhesives!  Happy scrapping!
Toodles!
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-Valerie Sanchez

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FP + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop: Flower Accents

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Hi everyone! I’m here with another blog hop project with Scrapbook Adhesives! Who doesn’t love a good adhesive?! I mean really!
 
It’s been down right gloomy here for weeks so I thought I would pull out some peppy papers from the new Be You line and see if that could brighten my mood. What do you know? It worked!

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I did lots of mixing of these lovely Be You papers and then made some ribbon flowers with FP ribbon and the Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape and filter flowers, too.

Fancy Pants Supplies:
Be You: Forget Me Not patterned paper
Be You: Marbles patterned paper
Be You: Cards patterned paper
Be You: Daylight patterned paper
Be You: Hide and Seek patterned paper
Be You: Chipboard pieces
Be You: Chipboard banners
It’s the Little Things: Ribbon
It’s the Little Things: Brads
It’s Your Day: Brads
 
Other supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stik


Here is how I made the ribbon flowers:
1. Cover a 1 3/4” punched circle with the Crafty Power Tape (trim off excess around edges).
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2. Start on the outside edge, and begin scrunching ribbon around in a spiral until the circle is covered (you may need an extra piece of power tape to hold down end).
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3. Finish center with a decorative brad or button.
 
Filter flowers:
1. Start with a FP Filter Paper embellishment. I used the medium sized one.

2. Begin at the outside edge, cut a spiral shape into the filter as shown.
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3. Start with the center and shape the spiral around itself using the My Stik adhesive here and there to keep its shape!
 
I had fun using the adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives. The My Stik has a nice feel and goes on great! And the Craft Power Tape has a strong hold for all those heavier embellishments!
Thanks for letting me play!
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-Greta Hammond

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