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.
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.
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!
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!