Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a home decor/canvas project that I made with you all. I used the fun Time For Spring collection for my project. And really this collection is great for anytime ... not just spring, so don't let the name fool you. :)
Fancy Pants Designs Supplies: Time For Spring: Flower Patch patterned paper Time For Spring: Tip Me Over patterned paper Time For Spring: Gingham Dress patterned paper Time For Spring: Short & Stout patterned paper Time For Spring: Ruffles patterned paper Time For Spring: Pour Me Out patterned paper Time For Spring: Sweet'ner patterned paper Time For Spring: Die Cuts Time For Spring: Alpha Stickers Beach Babe: Chipboard Alphas
Other Supplies: White Paint Embroidery Floss
I started with 6 pieces of paper, cut into almost squares (one side is slightly longer than the other simply because of the size of my canvas). The pieces do not fit perfectly but that is ok because I know I am going to cover the edges with paint. I adhered the papers to my canvas.
I took white paint and covered the edges and brushed over the papers, over the middle of the canvas. Ideally, I wanted some of the patterns to show through a little.
I hand-cut three large leaf shapes from 3 different patterned papers. I arranged those and a strip of green paper to make a flower. I also added the words "practice gentleness" to my canvas, overlapping the stem on my flower.
For a final me step, I added a bit of stitching around the papers in my flower.
Well there you have it, a simple but fun canvas to hang on your walls. Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Have you created a home decor project using Fancy Pants Designs papers? We'd love to see it! Leave a link here or upload your project to our Facebook page!
We're wrapping up our celebrating today and we want to giveaway one more prize! We want to know...
Where is your favorite place to purchase Fancy Pants Designs products?
We really appreciate our retailers, so here is your chance to give a shout out to your favorite local/online scrapbook store! Leave your answer in a comment on this post and we'll pick one winner to receive a Fancy Pants Designs Collection Kit and a 1-yr subscription to Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.
You have until Sunday, July 29, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am MDT), to enter. Winners will be drawn by a random number generator and posted here on our blog on Monday, July 30, 2012. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.
Thanks again to all of our Fancy Fans! We love ya!
Hi everyone! Amy here again! It's my turn for the Pocket Chick Spotlight and I am so excited to share a little bit about myself with you today! Before I answer the questionaire, I wanted to share this layout with you. When I'm not scrapbooking, you can most likely find me running or biking. It's become one of my passions and something I am grateful to have in my life. Like scrapbooking, running and biking is therapy for me and I wanted to document where I am right now in my Run Bike Life with photos taken by my eight-year-old and journaling of my goals met and future goals. I used papers and chipboard from The Good Life collection (my current Fancy Pants Designs fave!), along with papers from the Artist Edition Memo Notebook (I love that Memo Notebook and use it all the time!).
Q: What is your favorite technique? A: Currently, I love using my die-cutting machine. I love using the negative and positive shapes from the die-cut papers and layering them with foam adhesive.
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking? A: It's seems like forever. I have some of those really old newsprint scrapbooks (cringe!) from back in middle school. If it was a momento of any kind and could be flattened to fit in a scrapbook, I kept it!
Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal? A: Well, you've probably read my journaling above already ... a personal goal of mine ... I want to run a marathon. It will have to be when both of my kids are in school all day, because the training is so time consuming. So, I'm thinking ... a marathon before I turn 40. :-) And no, I'm not telling you how far away that is! :-)
Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find? A: A clean room! I'm serious!! It doesn't happen very often, but right this very moment, it is clean. Maybe I should get a picture! :-)
Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking? A: A mix on my iPod. Toby Mac, old 80s tunes, Genesis, Chris Tomlin, Owl City, Phil Collins, The Beatles—to name a few.
Q: What time of day do you usually scrapbook and where? A: During the day, in between dropping off and picking up kids from school or during "quiet time".
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy? A: Knitting! I'm currently working on a cute short-sleeved, cabled hoodie. Hoping to get it done in time for fall.
Thanks for stopping by today! I loved sharing with you...
Oh wait! I promised you another giveaway, didn't I? All of us Fancy Pants Designs are so geeked about reaching 12K "likes" on our Facebook Page, that we just need to giveaway a little more. So, here's a little trivia question about me...
What type of dogs does my family own?
Leave a comment on this post and I'll choose one winner randomly from all correct answers, to win a Fancy Pants Designs collection pack and a 1-yr subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today!
You have until Sunday, July 29, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am MDT), to enter. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers by a random number generator and posted here on our blog on Monday, July 30, 2012. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.
Come back again tomorrow for one more chance to win!!
If you saw our post yesterday, you know we are celebrating!! Woo hoo! We wanted to extend our appreciation to all of you for getting us to this big number on our Facebook Page, and beyond! We love our fans so much! So, we're giving everyone these FREEBIES!! Check 'em out!
Just click here for your free downloadable/printable journaling cards!
Woo hoo! The celebrating continues tomorrow. I'll be in the Pocket Chick Spotlight and I might just have another giveaway for you!!! You'll have to come back to find out what it is! :-) See you tomorrow!
Welcome to the very first Layout Lift—a new regular post we'll be doing here on the blog! Today I am sharing a page I scraplifted from another Pocket Chick. Piradee Talvanna's layout from her "getting to know you" interview really struck me as simple but so very fun. I loved the dimensional pennants and the bright colors of Summer Soul. SO fresh!
I chose to stitch around each of my flags and keep them flat. I exchanged the filter paper flower for a more masculine accordion circle and switched up the title placement a bit. But ... there is no mistaking that this is a scraplift! My black and white photo looked great with the cool greys from Country Boutique and I love how the colors from Time for Spring pop.
I used bits and pieces of chipboard from other lines as well. So many of the recent Fancy Pants Designs collections can be mixed and matched to get exactly the look you need.
Thanks to Piradee for the inspiration here. Like sketches, lifts can really get your mojo flowing. The end result can be very close to the original or look absolutely nothing like it by the time you are done, but it is a jumping off point either way.
I was so excited when I saw these gorgeous papers! They lend themselves so well to so many life events!! One of my favorite things in this line are the Die Cut Sheets!! Using these elements, you can put together layouts, cards or other projects so quickly!! I need several of each!
Fancy Pants Designs Supplies: Country Boutique: Patterned Papers (Barn Door, Loved, Charlotte) Country Boutique: Die Cut Sheets (Banner & Element) Country Boutique: Alpha Stickers Fancy Pants Designs Kraft Corrugate Paper
Other Supplies: Ultra Thick Embossing Powder & Heat Embossing Gun Versamark Watermark pad Water mister bottle Brown Ink Adhesive Runner & Dimensional Foam Adhesives Paper Piercer, Needle & White string 1/16” Hole Punch
Instructions: 1. I used the Barn Door paper as my base. Punch out 5 banners in various sizes from the Banner Die Cut sheet. Ink edges with brown ink and arrange in the upper left corner of your layout, adjusting heights. Trim flush with the top edge. If you can, save a trimmed piece from the top of one of the large banners for step #3. Using your paper piercer, poke holes across the top of your banners, about ¼” from the top edge and ¼” apart. Use your needle & string to hand stitch across the top. Leaving small tails of string at the ends.
2. Cut a 1” x 12” strip of Charlotte paper (with lines going vertically) to use as your ruffle under the 5 x 7” photo. Mist the strip lightly with water—or wet with your fingertips—this will help you ruffle the paper! Proceed to “gather” your paper strip along the wet edge, just as you would if making a fabric ruffle. Once dry (it will dry quickly), ink ruffled edge and adhere to the bottom back of your photo with an adhesive runner. Use dimensional foam adhesives on the back of your photo to adhere to upper right portion of layout. This helps keep your photo level as the ruffle will add some dimension to the bottom edge.
3.Punch out the brown & white chevron tabbed tag element, and the “100% sweet” element from your Die Cut Sheet. Ink edges. Cut a small banner from one of your larger banners, approximately ¾”x 2” and ink with brown ink. (See step #1 above). Add “Love” stickers and adhere over the tab of the element. Add a 2”x3” photo to the mat. Pierce holes and stitch a couple of cross-stitches in the upper right corner, overlapping the photo.
4.Tear a piece of Kraft Corrugate paper, lines going vertically, approximately 3” x 2 ¾”.Ink edges and adhere photo. Make a couple of stitches with the string to the lower left of the photo and adhere to layout. Add the tabbed photo mat with dimensional foam adhesives, overlapping the first photo. Pierce holes in each scallop of the “100% Sweet” element and add at the bottom.
5. To make our vintage heart buttons, cut out 3 heart shapes from the Loved paper, and ink edge. Punch two holes in the center of each with a 1/16” hole punch.
6. Cover each heart with Versamark, and cover with ultra-thick embossing powder and heat emboss. Repeat this process a second time for two clear layers. When completely cooled, bend hearts in different directions to crack the clear layers. Add ink to the cracks to give them that vintage look. Tie string through each button.
7. Tear a piece of Kraft Corrugate –lines going horizontally—approx. 5”x 1 ½”, ink edges. Adhere your buttons to the Kraft Corrugate piece.
8. From your Die Cut Sheet, punch out the “Me & You” ticket, ink edges and adhere just above hearts.
Making your own buttons and other embellishments is a fun and easy thing to do to get that perfectly matched item for your layouts and projects!! Try adding a pop of different colors when you work with these papers!
Hi Fancy Pants Designs fans! I am Betsy Veldman and I'm so pleased to be joining you here today. I don't know about you, but I've been loving all of the new product reveals this past week! I guess it's my turn to be in the Pocket Chick Spotlight. I've been designing for Fancy Pants Designs since the beginning of this year and have been loving it. Fancy Pants Designs products have had a place in my craft room for years. In fact, I have probably owned at least bits and pieces of almost every collection they've ever released! Besides working with Fancy Pants Designs, I am a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts Magazine and a designer for Papertrey Ink, an online stamp retailer. Outside of my paper life, I am a wife of 14 years, and a mother to three busy kiddos, my youngest of which is looking forward to starting Kindergarten this fall! Quiet time ... whatever will I do with it? Oh yeah ... make stuff! :-)
Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product? A: I'm thinking everything from the new Hopscotch line is my new favorite. :-)
Q: What is your favorite technique? A: Stamping. Hands down. You can get so creative and get so many different looks from a single stamp set.
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking? A: I started scrapbooking shortly after my oldest child was born, so about 12 years ago. Lately though, my focus has been card making and stamping. Working with Fancy Pants Designs has renewed my love for scrapbooking though, and I am so thankful for that! I have so many photos that need to be put into albums to be enjoyed.
Q: Where do you find inspiration? A: Lately it's Pinterest. If I'm stuck, I do a search for something on Pinterest and 9 times out of 10 something will inspire me and I'll literally jump out of my chair to get to work! :-)
Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find? A: Hmm ... 3 kids, a dog, a husband, stacks of stamps and papers that need to be put away, my latest pages and cards, a stack of clothes that need to be mended (making pretty paper things is way more fun), and my daughter's latest sewing project. Let's just say the craft room is typically the busiest room in the house. But it's more fun that way. :-)
Today, we wanted to show you a sampling of projects using our July collection, Little Sport. Full of rough and tumble prints and sporty patterns, this line is perfect for sports-themed and all-around masculine pages alike. Scrappers with boys and men in their lives ... rejoice! :-)
Fancy Pants Designs opened business in November, 2004 and has grown quickly over the years with the help of many creative people, detailed designers and dedicated fans! It was started by a scrapbooker, for scrapbookers that appreciate the value of preserving memories through creativity and art...and it remains that way today. Fancy Pants Designs specializes in creating unique and innovative products for scrapbookers, paper crafters and creative people worldwide! Every member of our team loves what they do and it shows in every product we release!