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Trends with Stacy

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Hi everyone!  We’re at the end of August and it’s definitely feeling like summer here in sunny Southern California.  Today I’m going to share a couple ‘sun shiny’ projects I created with some of Fancy Pants Designs’ sun-themed products.  

First up is a clean and simple beach layout.   

A Fun Day at the Beach Fancy Pants

Down by the Shore Sunshine Paper  / Down by the Shore Strips Paper  / Park Bench Strips Paper  /  Down by the Shore Brag Pad / Down by the Shore Flair /  Down by the Shore RubonsPark Bench Stickers Fundamentals / Cork Shapes / It’s the Little Things Chipboard Alphas

The colorful Down by the Shore collection has some cute sun papers and accents.  I handcut the rays of sunshine from the backside of the Down by the Shore Strips Paper.   I filled the open rays with yellow seed beads.  I die-cut a sun from the backside of the Down by the Shore Sunshine Paper, then I topped it with the adorable “Summer Sun” flair from this collection.  

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I added the little sun rub-on from the Down by the Shore Rubons set, and then I embellished it with tiny yellow rhinestones.  

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Next up is a card I made using some of the sun-themed products.  I cut the card in the shape of a sun, then I added a decorative edge border to look like sun rays.  The card features the Down by the Shore Sunshine Paper and a “You are my Sunshine” sentiment sticker from the Park Bench collection. 

You are my sunshine card Fancy Pants

Down by the Shore Sunshine Paper  / Down by the Shore buttons  / Park Bench Stickers Fundamentals  / Park Bench Felt Flowers / Turquoise Corrugate Paper

“It's gonna be a bright bright bright sun shiny day . . .” 

- Stacy

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FOCUS ON : Buttons Sets with Pamela

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Hi everyone!  I'm here today to focus on the many fabulous button sets that Fancy Pants Designs has.  I love buttons, but these sets are so much more than just buttons since they also include chipboard goodies on them.  I use buttons primarily in two ways: clustering and flowing, so I thought I would focus on those two techniques today.  

First up, a layout in which I made clusters of buttons and embellishments.  

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Collecting Moments Spinner Paper  / Collecting Moments Rosewood Paper / Collecting Moments Tape StickersCollecting Moments Homework PaperCollecting Moments Strips PaperCollecting Moments Sticker FundamentalsCollecting Moments FlairCollecting Moments Button SetCollecting Moments Resin Flowers / What A Wonderful Day Button Set / Cork Shapes Arrows / Cork Shapes Hearts & Stars /

 

The main cluster is of course the heart, but there is also a cluster on the left side of the layout.  I used papers and stickers from the new Collecting Moments collection...I am LOVING this new collection.  

 

Here are some close up's of my layout:

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And then I also made a card to share with you today.  This time I chose to add my buttons in a way that they appear they are flowing across the card.  (I also love to do this on my layouts).  

 

Here's my card:

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Collecting Moments Rosewood Paper / Collecting Moments Spinner Paper  / Collecting Moments Tape Stickers /  Collecting Moments Flair / Collecting Moments Button Set / What A Wonderful Day Button Set / Other Fancy Pants Designs Buttons

 

Well there you have it!  I hope I have inspired you to pull out those button sets for your next project!  

Have a fantastic day!

- Pamela

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FOCUS ON : Down by the Shore with Céline

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Hello dear Fancy Pants Designs fans!

Summer is almost over, kids are soon back in school (some of them already are!) and we're all trying to catch up on hundreds and hundreds of photos we took this Summer!

How about printing your pictures 3x4" and use at least THREE on the same layout?

For this layout, my favorite Fancy Pants Designs line, Down by the Shore, was perfect for the pictures I took at the aquarium in Montpellier. The bright, bold colors perfectly match my dark and deep blue photos!

What I did first is se a 8,5x11 white cardstock. As I knew my layout would be colorful thanks to the pictures and embellishments I would use, I immediately knew I would be using some Cream Alpha Stickers for my title, using most of my white space as part of my title space.

I simply placed my title, layered a tiny bit of gesso on top of the alpha stickers, dry the paint with my heat gun and then, mixed watercolor and water to create that soft blue on the background.

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The patterned tags are a perfect fit to give just a tiny bit of patterns to your layout. Add a few stickers, a flair and some buttons here and there and you're good to go!
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Don't be scared to glue stickers or embellishments on TOPof your pictures - this will give more depth and will catch the viewer's eye right away!
Hope you liked this layout as much as I do! See you next Wednesday!
-Céline

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FOCUS ON : Patterned Papers with Becky

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Hi Friends! Becky here to share a layout and a card today! I love to use patterned papers as a background when I scrapbook, they are a great place to get started from if you are not feeling inspired right away.

I created my clean and simple sketch today to highlight a specific piece of paper. Do you ever get a great piece of paper with a big, fun, bold design on it like this one, and then not know what to do with it?

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I hate to only use a small piece of a paper like this, or to cover a large portion of it up, so I used the whole paper as a background!

You can see on my layout that I left more than half of the page plain and simple to make the print the star.

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Memories Captured Panorama paper / Memories Captured Photos paper / Memories Captured Strips paper / Memories Captured Cards paper / Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals / Memories Captured Tape Stickers / Black Alpha Stickers / Memories Captured Flair / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / Memories Captured Button set / Cork Hearts and Stars / Cork Arrows 

I clustered my photo and all the embellishements as well as my title along the bottom of the layout.

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To make sure that the top portion of my layout wasn’t completely flat I added a cork heart and a button to create some depth and texture up there, yet it doesn’t take away from letting the paper shine.

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I then went ahead and used the same design I created on my layout, for my card.

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Memories Captured My Camera paper / Memories Captured Strips paper / Memories Captured Say Cheese paper / Memories Captured Memories paper / Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals / Memories Captured Button Set / Chalk Label Circle

I again let the main focus rest on one piece of paper, this time these fun cameras!

I created a sentiment by layering some fun buttons and a die-cut heart on top of a great chalk label.

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To add the detail around the outside of the chalkboard circle I used my Milky Way White Galaxy marker. It worked great!

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Well, that is all for me today. I hope you have been able to find some inspiration today and that I’ve given you some ideas on what to do with those patterned papers that are just to fun to cover up!

- Becky

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Sketch Monday with Laura

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Hey guys, happy monday, hope you had a great weekend!  I'm here today with a fun sketch I created, and two projects to share that I made with it.

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I have a big huge crush on the Memories Captured line, it is truly one of my favorites of all time.  So it was a no brainer to pull it out and get to work!  First is the scrapbook page I made using the sketch.  I typically prefer to create 8.5x11 pages, but I just adore the chalkboard style paper I used on the background and didn't want to chop it up, so I went with a 12x12 page.

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Memories Captured Photos / Memories Captured Shining Star / Memories Captured Chalked Art / Memories Captured Family Album / Memories Captured Cards / Memories Captured Strips / Memories Captured Stickers / Memories Captured Flair / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / Memories Captured Button Set / What a Wonderful Day Cream Alpha Stickers / Park Bench Button Set

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I cut out one of the 3x4 cards and used that as the title for my page.  The second part of the sentiment didn't really match my page so I covered it with patterned paper and cut out some stars for a little extra detail.  You can't see it, but I also covered the "you" in the title with glitter glue.

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Next I made a card, and since it's such a smaller size than the sketch, I dropped some of the elements and kept it a little more simple.  I love the way it turned out! I always save my little bits when creating things, and the two pink striped stars were left over from being punched from the layout, and the transparency ephemera piece is not tucked under, but cut that size and the rest was used on a different page.  I love getting the most out of my supplies!

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Well that's it for me today guys!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you give my little sketch a try, and be sure to link it up if you do, I'd love to see it!

 

Have a great day!! :)

-Laura

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FOCUS ON : Ephemera Packs with Nicole

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Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to share the Ephemera Packs.  These little packs contain so much bang for your buck and they make the perfect embellishments!  Each package comes with a variety of die cuts that showcase images from each of the lines.  My favorite way to use them is by layering them together in little clusters.    

In this layout of my son I used quite a few ephemera from Memories Captured, What a Wonderful Day, and Merry Little Christmas.  I even used one of the larger ones as a place to house my journaling.  

Chalk fun

Memories Captured Shining Star Paper / Memories Captured Cards / Memories Captured Strips / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals / Black Corrugate Paper / What a Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / Merry Little Christmas Epherma Pack / Chalk Label Bracket / Chalk 1/2" tape / Trend Setter Decorative Tag 

 

Keep in mind that you can also alter and cut them apart to make them fit what you need.  I wanted a place to put my date and I cut a piece of one of the slides from Memories Captured and slipped it under the top pattern paper.  I also then cut a few more of the kite ties apart from the What a Wonderful Day line to create some small triangle arrows.  

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Many of the Ephemera packs also contain elements that make card making a breeze.  I again used several different lines:  What a Wonderful Day, Collecting Moments, Memories Captured, and Trend Setter to put this card together.  

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Memories Captured My Camera Paper / What a Wonderful Day Terrific Paper / What a Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / What a Wonderful Day Sticker Fundamentals / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / Collecting Moments Ephemera Pack / Trend Setter Ephemera Pack

 

After layering all the elements together I added a little glossy accents to the banners and the small heart to give a little dimension.  

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Next time you are looking for just a little more pizzazz to your project give the Ephemera packs a second look. 

-Nicole

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5 Designer Tips with Angie

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Hello Angie here to share with you some designer tips on how to create a mixed media canvas.  These are five tips I usually do to create my mixed media art. 

Before we go into the tips here is my mixed media piece.  I created this piece using the brand new Collecting Moments line.

Mixed Media

Collecting Moments Homework Paper / Collecting Moments Potpourri Paper / Collecting Moments Golden Road Paper / Collecting Moments Bingo Night Paper / Collecting Moments Rosewood Paper /Collecting Moments Jackpot Paper / Collecting Moments Domino Paper / Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamentals / Collecting Moments Large Decorative Tag / Collecting Moments Flair / Collecting Moments Button Set / Collecting Moments Clothespin

Now onto the tips:

 

1. Background Papers: I always go for a paper (or papers) that are great for backgrounds.  They are can be a more muted color or have a soft feel to them. To place this paper on the canvas I use Mod Podge.

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2. Gesso: Next I tone down the paper with some gesso.  You can use as little or as much as you want.  Gesso is great because you can make your background paper as see through as much as you want.  I wanted to see the design a little so I didn't add a lot of Gesso.

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3. Mist & Paint: After that dries I like to add my mist and paint.  I usually add them by either spraying or using a paint brush.  I then go around the outside of the canvas with a paint dauber. 

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4. Design: I then place my design on the canvas.  For this process I look around for inspiration (pinterest, galleries, stores like Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, ect).

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5. Details: Last is those little details that just make the canvas pop.  For this one I used a flair, buttons, chipboard pieces, and stickers.  I also used a pen to doodle around the canvas. 

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I hope I have inspired you to create your own canvas.  If you do please link it up in the comments below.

- Angie

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Challenge with Céline

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Hey there Fancy Pants Designs fans! How are you today? I have a brand new challenge for you today!

How about making a layout using SELFPORTRAITS?! I know, this sounds scary, and I can hear you say "NO WAY I'm going to use a picture of myself!" 

Selfportraits are a great way to scrapbook your everyday : you scrapbook about your kids, about your husband, about your family and friends, but who is going to scrapbook about YOU?

Let me challenge you to create a layout talking about YOU! Then, upload it on our Facebook FanPage :)

For this layout, I used the Memories Captured line, which is one of my favorite Fancy Pants Designs line! I love the colors, the designs and it's girly AND fall theme at the same time.

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Feel free to punch into your die-cuts to turn them into new shapes!
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I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with those BIG alpha stickers - don't you love them too?
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So, who's in for this challenge?!!!
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful layouts on our Facebook Fan Page!
- Céline

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Tutorial with Victoria

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Hello dear Fancy Pants fans! Today I'm going to show you how to create a magnet photo frame and to reuse some stuff. I'm absolutely in love with the idea of upcycling and try to use this possibility every time I can. Here's what we get: 

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Down by the Shore Striped Towel / Down by the Shore Wave Rider / Down by the Shore Whale / Down by the Shore Strips / Down by the Shore Flair / Down by the Shore Rub Ons

The picture above doesn't show a dimension of this frame. You can see it here: 

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So, now I show you a step by step tutorial on how to create this photo frame.

 

Step 1 As a base I used a piece of cardboard 4x6 inches and as a photo frame - an empty scotch spool. First, we need to cover the edges with white gesso. I used wide nylon brush for that. 

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Step 2 Then I prepared two stripes of patterned paper for the frame 1/2 inches each, cut 2 anchors on my Silhouette machine and adhered  them together for more thickness. Then I cut my photo using circle die and chose embellishments.

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Step 3 For the front and back I prepared same pieces of paper 4x6 inches. Then I cut two pieces of different paper - 3 1/4 and 3 inches height and 4 inches wide, placed them together and draw a curve, then cut it. 

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Step 4 Now it's time to adhere them to our base. On this stage I also rubbed the images and glued the anchor. 

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Step 5  I adhered the photo first and then applied glue exactly in the middle of the spool to be sure it wouldn't be beyond the edges. A photo is 1 mm larger than the frame, but in my case it doesn't matter much because of the b/w photo. 

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Step 6 On the final stage I simply adhered a piece of magnet tape to the back of the frame. I also used a corner rounder and then carefully applied a gesso on the edges. 

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Now it's time to add more embellishments. I used a flair button with a crab. 

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A photo frame with a magnet is finished. To create it you will need not to much time and you can surprise someone :) 

Enjoy your time creating something for you or your family!

- Victoria

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Sketch Monday with Greta

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Hey everyone! I'm back with you today with our Monday Sketch. I am LOVING the new Fancy Pants Designs collections released at CHA. I'm a paper junkie so I am always excited to see the new papers come out! So my sketch today really focuses on layering papers.

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This sketch is very linear in design but makes the most out of combining all those beautiful papers! I chose to work with the new Happy Go Lucky collection for my layout and card. Take a look:

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Happy Go Lucky Playful Paper / Happy Go Lucky Chipper Paper / Happy Go Lucky Easygoing Paper / Happy Go Lucky Label Stickers / Happy Go Lucky Small Decorative Tags / Happy Go Lucky Large Decorative Tags / Happy Go lucky Patterned Photo Frames / Happy Go Lucky Clothespins / Happy Go Lucky Resin Flowers / Cork Shapes Hearts and Stars / Love This Moment Wood Phrase

Here are a few close ups of how those papers come together:

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For my card, I used the same basic sketch but replaced the photos with one of the Patterned Envelopes and the other with a cluster of paper flowers made by layering punched scalloped circles and then scrunching them up and using a resin flower in the center.

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Happy Go Lucky Chipper Paper / Happy Go Lucky Perky Paper / Happy Go Lucky Cheerful Paper / Happy Go Lucky Label Stickers / Happy Go Lucky Patterned Envelopes / Happy Go Lucky Resin Flowers / Happy Go Lucky Tape Stickers

Hope this sketch inspires you to grab some patterned papers and get started on your own creation! Let us know what you have created!

- Greta

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Cardmaking with Jenny

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Hi friends!! 

I have a fun set of cards to share with you all today using the What A Wonderful Day collection. I have also thrown in some of the new cork and chalk products, too! 

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My starting point for this set of cards was the Ephemera Pack from What A Wonderful Day. I poured the entire pack out on my table and started sorting. Let me tell you that every, single one of these cards came together so quickly as the ideas just kept popping into my head with each different piece!

 

For my first card, I punched some clouds out of white cardstock and the White Corrugate Sheet. I then stitched them down. I switched to black thread for the banner and stitched it down, too. I added the cork heart and the sentiment sticker over the banner and then popped up my card background onto the card base for more dimension.

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What A Wonderful Day Sensational Paper / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / What A Wonderful Day Mingled Brads / What A Wonderful Day Label Stickers / White Corrugate Sheet / Cork Shapes Hearts & Stars

 

I love how the cork complements the colors of the What A Wonderful Day collection!

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I started the second card by layering the hot air balloon embellishment with the cute air balloon frame. After adding the heart and arrow embellishments, I added the button and brad. I then popped it up onto the background, which is layered and stitched around the edges.

 

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What A Wonderful Day Sensational Paper / What A Wonderful Day Remarkable Paper / What A Wonderful Day Mingled Brads / What A Wonderful Day Button Set / What A Wonderful Day Patterned Photo Frames / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack

 

The Sensational Paper works so well as the background for this card! 

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For card #3, I was drawn to the color combo of the red, aqua, black and white. Adding the cork title made it even better! I added two strips of 1inch chalk tape, stitching along the edges, making it look like one, large piece. I then added the cloud embellishments and stitched the heart onto the title. I used foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment.

 

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What A Wonderful Day Remarkable Paper / What A Wonderful Day Swell Paper / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / Chalk Labels and Tapes 1inch Tape

 

I like how the added stitching makes the chalk tape almost look like a large piece of ribbon! The title really pops against it!

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The next card was really fun! I figured, since I had these cute kite bows, I would make a kite to go with them! I hand drew the kite shape, and cut it out of 2 papers. I then cut them in half, matched up the different patterns, matted them on the Remarkable paper (the dark side), and stitched them down. I punched and adhered my clouds, adhered the kite and sentiment, and then stitched my kite bows down. I used foam adhesive (shock! I know!!) to pop up some of the bows.

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What A Wonderful Day Remarkable Paper / What A Wonderful Day Strips Paper / What A Wonderful Day Astounding Paper / What A Wonderful Day Superb Paper / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / White Corrugate Sheet

 

The Corrugate sheets add so much texture and dimension to your projects! I love using them as clouds!!

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For my final card, I decided to go floral and pulled out lots of different flower pieces from this collection. I arranged my pieces on the floral frame but decided that I wanted a bold center. I stuck down a Scallop Bracket Chalk Label and covered it with the frame. I added my floral pieces and my sentiment sticker. I finished it off with some doodling.

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What A Wonderful Day Reminder Paper / What A Wonderful Day Awe-Inspiring Paper / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / What A Wonderful Day Label Stickers / What A Wonderful Day Button Set / What A Wonderful Day Patterned Photo Frames / Chalk Label Stickers Scallop Bracket

 

It is so easy to layer these fun pieces from the Ephemera pack!

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Okay, that is all 5 of my cards! I hope you have enjoyed seeing the What A Wonderful Day collection in action today, and hope you will go create some cards of your own!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

 - Jenny

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Tutorial with Amy

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Hello Fancy Pants Designs fans, Amy here to talk about adding texture to your projects. Fancy Pants Designs has great products like cork shapes, corrugated card stock and fun embellishments to make adding texture a breeze. Here's a project that I created using lots of texture. 

Let's get started, the first thing I do is gather my supplies.

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I am using the Memories Captured line, which is truly one of my favorite Fancy Pants Design lines out there.  I am also going to be using the 3x8 pattern stencil set, which is perfect for adding texture.

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Once all my supplies are ready, then I start playing around with design.  Here was my first attempt.

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I have started snapping a quick shot using my iPhone so I don't forget where things went. :)  Then it's time to add some texture using some modeling paste.  As I was getting the stencil ready to use, I kept all the pieces to use on my layout, they were too cool to throw out.

Stencil pieces

I added some modeling paste randomly to the stencil, and this was the outcome.

Texture

Once that dried, I added some gold mist, and went to work getting everything glued down.  Here's the finished product.

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3x8 Pattern Stencil Set | Black Alpha Stickers | 4x2 3/4 Scallop Bracket Cork Label Sticker | 1" Cork Shapes Arrows | Black Corrugate | Memories Captured Photos paper | Memories Captured Snapshots paper | Memories Captured Strips paper | Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals | Memories Captured Label Stickers | Memories Captured Decorative Tags | Memories Captured Flair | Memories Captured Ephemera Pack

Here are some closeups.

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Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today.

- Amy

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Fancy Pants Design & Project Life on video!

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Trends with Kim

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Hi there, Kim here chatting about a trend I have been seeing around a lot lately: WAVES

The 'Down by The Shore' collection has some cute papers with wave designs, but I have a few wave ideas to show you using other supplies. 

I created this page using a few of these techniques:

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Down by the Shore Wave Rider Paper / Down by the Shore Whale Paper / Down by the Shore Tape Stickers / Down by the Shore Label Stickers / Down by the Shore Brag Pad  / Down by the Shore Decorative TagsDown by the Shore Pennants / Down by the Shore Buttons Set   /  Down by the Shore Rubons /  Down by the Shore Book Bands / Red Corrugate Paper / White Corrugated Paper / Cork Shapes /  Etcetera Decorative Tags / Artist Edition Wave Die cut stencil

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Using a piece Down By the Shore Colorful Paper I hand cut a few fat water droplets to represent wave splashes. 

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Grab one of the cute die cut stencil's & spritz with a couple of layers of bright yellow mist.

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With long blade scissors free cut waves into strips of Wave Rider Paper & White Corrugated card. Lightly color the edges of the white card with blue crayon to add definition.

I also tried a couple of these ideas on some 'wave' themed cards.

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Down by the Shore Strips Paper / Down by the Shore Striped Towel Paper / Down by the Shore Tape Stickers / Down by the Shore Whale Paper  / Down by the Shore Buttons Set   /  Down by the Shore Rubons 

NB: Sentiment stamp from our friends at: Lawn Fawn

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Scalloped vellum topped with a folded scalloped strip, secured with foam squares for height; gives the little whale an ocean to swim in. With fat droplets for a great watery effect. 

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Down by the Shore Saltwater Paper / Down by the Shore Dock Paper / Down by the Shore Anchors Away / Down by the Shore Colorful Paper  / Down by the Shore Buttons Set / Down by the Shore Sticker Fundementals / Down by the Shore Rubons  / Artist Edition Wave Die cut stencil 

NB: Sentiment stamp & Pennant Die from our friends at: Simon Says Stamps

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I used the punch outs from the Die-cut stencil used on my page to create waves for my sailing ship. 

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Down by the Shore Strips Paper  / Down by the Shore Buttons Set   /  Down by the Shore Book Bands

NB: Sentiment stamp from our friends at: Simon Says Stamps for Kelly Purkey

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An ombre wash of inks topped with x2 layers of scalloped vellum create the perfect home for my 'book band' fishes.

I hope these ideas have inspired you to try the WAVE trend yourself!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

- Kim

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Sketch Monday with Yuki

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Hi, Fancy Pants Designs friends! It’s Yuki on the blog today with a layout and card based on this sketch!

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Down By The Shore Banner Die Cuts / Down By The Shore Anchors Away / Down By The Shore Saltwater / Down By The Shore Strips / Down By The Shore Colorful Days  / Down By The Shore Sunshine / Down By The Shore Whale / Down by The Shore Clips / Down by The Shore Buttons / Down by The Shore Flair /  Down by The Shore Rub-ons / Down By The Shore Sticker Fundamentals / Down By The Shore Label Stickers / Turquoise Corrugated Paper / Navy Corrugated Paper / Down By The Shore Brag Pad / Silver Glitter paper / Black Alpha Stickers

I created this sketch for two square photos. Using square photos in layouts is getting popular these days so I have decided to create a simple sketch for them.

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Can you see this cute hello talk bubble? I used the cutting files for the Silhouette that talented Kim Watson designed. I also used arrow border, too. You can find more here. I love all of them. Thank you Kim!

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The new Black Alpha Stickers is perfect size for the title.

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I’d like to use some circle element on my page. I added three glitter circle, a flair, and a clip from the collection to my layout. 

 

I made this card using the same sketch.

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I rubbed flower elements from rub-ons sheet on the white cardstock, then cut it square. 

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Thanks for joining me today! We’d love to see your card or layout using this sketch! Feel free to link your projects here in the comments or post them on our Facebook page.

 - Yuki

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5 Designers Tips with Alexes

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Hi there Fancy Pants followers!!! It's Alexes Marie Brown here and I'm really excited to share with you 5 tips that will make Project Life easier for you! I'm basically going to take you through a run down of my project life workflow!

     1. KEEP AN ON GOING LIST 

So I've found that the hardest thing with project life, for me,  is remembering all those little details and memories from the previous week. Before I started an on going list, I used to sit down to scrap and try and remember the things we did that week or month... and to be honest, I forgot a lot  of things. It makes me sad that I missed out on all these fun little memories! So I finally decided to find a system that worked for me,  and I about to show you two different ways of doing it.

(P.S. Most of these Apps are for iphone, but there should be some sort of equivalent out there for androids)

The first way is using the Notes App on my iPhone. I would write out the dates and then underneith each day I would jot down a memory, or an event we went to. (p.s. you could totally do with with a regular note pad and pen) But this didn't end up working as well for me as this next app did.

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Take a look at this little baby! It's called Day One, you do have to pay a little for it but I promise it will be money well spent! I LOVE this app! It  has made Project Life and scrapbooking in general sooooo much easier for me!

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Here's how it works, you open the app and then have the option to add a photo, or add text. Say you want to jot down a little memory from the day, click the text button and type it in. This app will automatically add the time, temperature, location and all sorts of other details, so you don't have to! Wanna add a picture?? Easy! Just click the picture icon, take your picture, add a little caption and again the app will add all the other additional information for you! Another cool feature to this app is that you can tag posts/pictures, this makes it easier to look at all the posts/pictures with a particular tag such as, Christmas, summer, vacations, etc. I highly recommend this app to anyone and everyone! It's especially useful for those who are always on the go!

     2. IN PHONE EDITING

Another tip is to edit your pictures on your phone. 100% of my project life pictures are from my iphone, I used to take pictures with my dslr but then I would have to import them to Lightroom, edit them, export them, and then upload them to costco.com and then pick them up..... yadda yadda yadda, you get the picture! I found that the chances of me actually following through with all those steps were slim to none, so again, I had to find another way. That's when I decided that iphone pictures are good enough! Who cares that the quality isn't as great, the whole point is to be able to remember these moments right!

I have a whole home screen on my iPhone full of photography editing apps, but this one is truly my favorite! It's the brand new Rhonne Designs App and lemme tell ya, it's fantastic and has everything you need all in one app! You can add frames, mess with filters, add text, and even add digital elements! I'm telling  you, you NEED to check it out! Here are a few screen shots I used while editing some of my project life photos.

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and this is what you get when you're all done! The possibilities are truly endless with this app, and for just $1.99 it's the best value for any photo editing app out there! 

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3. AT HOME PRINTING

yeah, I know it's not the most cost effective way of printing, but you seriously cannot beat the connivence of at home printing! Especially with all of the smaller than 4x6 photos that are so popular these days, it really make it easier that I can do it all from my phone. I used to edit all of my photos in Photoshop to get them to be the right size so when the were printed at costco they wouldn't print all weird but that took foreverrrrr... 

So I bit the bullet and got my self a Selphy... and I gotta say, I love it, with my whole heart. It's so darn easy and everything can be done right in my phone for an even easier process!

The first thing you need to do, if you want 2 2x3's is upload your pics to this app called, Pic Jointer and it isn't too fancy, but it gets the job done and more importantly it has these little ratio selections at the top. When printing from a Selphy you need a 3:4 or and 3:2 ratio. Click the icon that had two portrait photos, upload your photos and then save!

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Next you need to open the Canon Printing app, click on the picture you want to print and voila!!

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See! So easy!!

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4. USE A TEMPLATE

 When I first saw this idea, I thought genius!  I'm one of those scrappers to arranges, and rearranges and then rearranges again. So this little template makes it really easy for me to place my papers, pictures, and elements so I have have a better feel of the finished project.

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5. DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

 When it comes down to it, it's all about what system works for you! The tips I've given here might not work for you and your life and that's okay. My process is always evolving and I'm learning what does and doesn't work for me and my scrapbooking is becoming better for it! It's all about getting those photos in albums so take some pressure off yourself and do what works for you. If printing pictures at Costco is easier for you, do it.  If editing pictures on your computer is easier for you, do it! Just have fun!!

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Memories Captured Panorama Paper / What A Wonderful Day Strips Paper / What A Wonderful Day Paper Strips / What A Wonderful Day Ephemera Pack / What A Wonderful Day Pennants / What A Wonderful Day Label Stickers / What A Wonderful Day Sticker Fundamental Sheet / What A Wonderful Day Remarkable Paper / What A Wonderful Day This Way Paper / What A Wonderful Day Decorative Tags / Cork Arrows / Cork Hearts

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woah that was a long post! If you've made it this far, thank you!!

I hope you guys were inspired to make your project life process easier and more fun for you!!

- Alexes

 

 

 

 

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Gossamer Blue and Fancy Pants Designs Guest Designer Winner

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We want to thank everyone who entered the Fancy Pants Designs and Gossamer Blue guest designer contest. We spent a lot of time going through each and every entry and we were VERY impressed with the submissions. You are all so talented and we thank you for sharing it with us on facebook, our blogs and your blogs. You made our job of choosing just one winner very difficult. 

Before we announce the winner we'd like to share the remaining layouts from our collaboration with Gossamer Blue. The July Gossamer Blue kits were filled with our What a Wonderful Day collection  and the designers did a fabulous job of showing it off. Take a look! 
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Cup game GB
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Even though that inspiration is FABULOUS, we know you are anxious to hear our winner!
Congratulations to DIANE PAYNE  You blew us away with your entry and your use of all of the different patterns and embellishments!  We cannot wait to have you guest design for us! 

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 To learn more about our winner you can visit her blog.
{Diane, please contact lisa@fancypantsdesigns.com with your information so that we can confirm details with you next week!}

Thank you, again, to everyone who entered--you really were all amazing!  We hope to see more of your work using our products on our Facebook page!  We just might pick some for a blog post as well! Thanks for stopping by!
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FOCUS ON : Decorative Bags with Izzy

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Hi everyone!  It’s Izzy Anderson on the blog today. I am so happy to be here and to show you one of my favorite products from Fancy Pants Designs : the decorative bags. I love them! The bags are a great way to add a punch of color to your projects without added bulk.

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What A Wonderful Day Awe-Inspiring / What A Wonderful Day Strips / What A Wonderful Day Remarkable / What A Wonderful Day Pennants / What A Wonderful Day Button Set / What A Wonderful Day Decorative Bags / What A Wonderful Day Decorative Tags / What A Wonderful Day Mingled Brads / What A Wonderful Day Patterned Photo Frames / What A Wonderful Day Label Stickers / What A Wonderful Day Tape Stickers / What A Wonderful Day Sticker Fundamentals / Memories Captured Decorative Bags

 

All the collections from Fancy Pants Designs include these fun little bags. For my projects today, I used the What A Wonderful Day collection. This is a mid-release line that just hit stores a few weeks ago. It’s so pretty and versatile.  

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For my layout, I used two large decorative bags under my photo, peeking out the top and side.  The bags draw attention to the photo and serve as the perfect place to tuck in hidden journaling.  I also used a small decorative bag as a title spot in the upper left corner.

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For my card, I layered a smaller decorative bag on top of a larger one to create a focal point. 

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Here’s a close-up.  I used a die cut piece from the ephemera pack for my sentiment and layered it on top of the bags. 

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Here’s a final look at the two projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  We love seeing what you create with Fancy Pants Designs.  Feel free to post your work on our Facebook page.  

- Izzy

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Challenge with Céline

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Hello everyone!

I've got a new challenge up for you today on the blog! Let's work vertically for this challenge, will you?

The main aim in this challenge is to actually layer papers/embellishments and your photo on a vertical line.

On this layout, I started by layering a piece of vellum all over my polka dot background. This piece of vellum is 12x12. This allows to soften up a tiny bit my background without getting rid of the fun colors and funky patterns.

I sewed all around the frame wiht my sewing machine.

Then I glued my photo, and mounted a piece of patterned paper on the back of my Stencil GOALS card.

The Stencil card is mounted on a journaling card.


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What a Wonderful Day Terrific paper / What a Wonderful Day Reminder paper / What a Wonderful Day Sticker Fundamentals / What a Wonderful Day Buttons / What a Wonderful Day Label Stickers /Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals / Black alpha Stickers / Cork Arrows / Journaling Cards / GOALS Stencil Card

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Use different alpha stickers (shapes, colors, fonts...) for your journaling here : my Travel Goals are to visit these countries in the next year or so :)

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Here, you can see that I glued a patterned paper on the back of my stencil card and then, used my sewing machine to attach them together.

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Add some contrast to your layout and some visual interest to your vertical construction by using BIG bold letters - the Black Alpha Sticker sheet is just perfect for that! And you can find it in different colors!

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Feel free to post your layout on our Facebook page!

- Céline

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Photo Tips with Julie

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Hello everyone!!!  I'm excited to be here today to share an easy way of eliminating unwanted objects from your photos :)  

There are a number of different ways to do this, depending upon your photo editing programs.  

Today I will be using Photoshop CS6 to show you how to easily remove a simple object from your photo.  

Please keep in mind that this tutorial works great for simple objects that don't overlap a number of different images.  If you want to remove something overlapping a number of images/objects, a more complex process is involved.

The first step is to open your photo in Photoshop.  Below is the photo I will be editing and the arrow shows you the object I want to eliminate from my photo.

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The second step is to select the rectangular marquee tool from the Photoshop tool bar to the left.

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The third step is to highlight the area you want removed using the rectangular marquee tool.

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The fourth step is to select "Edit" and then select "Fill" from the drop down menu.

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A pop-up box will appear in the center.  Make sure the "Use" is on "Content-Aware" and select OK.

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Your resulting photo will show the highlighted area now empty of the unwanted object!!

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After editing a bit more using my favorite filter program - Totally Rad Lab, I used the resulting photo in a layout featuring the What A Wonderful Day Collection.  

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What A Wonderful Day This Way Paper/ What A Wonderful Day Reminder Paper/ What a Wonderful Day Terrific Paper/ What A Wonderful Day Strips/ What A Wonderful Day Label Stickers/ What A Wonderful Day Pennants/ What A Wonderful Day Ephemera/ What A Wonderful Day Button Set

 

The close-up below displays all the fun, bright embellishments I used from this FABULOUS collection to create my title block.  The cork circle was perfect to house the die-cut and sticker that made up my title!!  

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Hope my tutorial helps you remove the next unwanted object from YOUR photos :)

- Julie

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CHA Summer - A Video Peek At Happy Go Lucky

Scrapbook.com made a cool video about our brand new line Happy Go Lucky ! Thank youScrapbook.com !

 

Here are some projects from our talented Designers using our Happy Go Lucky line!

Balloon card

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Flower pot

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The things you say

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Gorgeous layouts, aren't they???

Have a great day!

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CHA Summer - A Video Peek At Merry Little Christmas

Scrapbook.com made a cool video about our brand new line Merry Little Christmas! Thank you Scrapbook.com !

 

Here are some projects from our talented Designers using our Merry Little Christmas line!

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Christmas card

Christmas Memories

Christmas shadow box

Coal card

FP Merry Decor

Merry Little Christmas card with sig

Merry Memories layout with sig

Vicki Christmas card

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Vicki Christmas tin

Vicki Our Family Christmas layout

Check back soon for new videos and amazing layouts from our team! 

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CHA Summer - A video peek at Collecting Moments

Scrapbook.com made a cool video about our brand new line Collecting Moments! Thank you Scrapbook.com !

 

Here are some layouts made by our fabulous Design Team...

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Meandyou

Remember card

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You say

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Check back soon for new videos and amazing layouts from our team!

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