Latest & Greatest Card Making with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun card that I created with products from our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop with Fancy Pants. I love making cards and making cards with adorable Fancy Pants products is even more fun.

To create this card, I used the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad, puffy stickers, and ephemera pack. These are all products that those who attend our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario get to take home with them. Isn’t that awesome?This card has a LOT of dimension. Just because you’re using flat embellishments like stickers and die cuts, doesn’t mean that your card can’t have dimension. The best way to create dimension on a card is to use dimensional adhesive. I even use dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers sometimes. On this card, I used dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers, patterned paper, and die cuts.I chose “#hustle, Darling, you’ve got this” as the sentiment for this card. I thought that would be a really fun sentiment on a card for a teenager. The cute cloud and adorable bird add to the fun whimsical feel of this card.I couldn’t be happier with how this card came together. These card making products from Fancy Pants are so fun to work with. If you live near Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario. Make sure you sign up to take one (or all three) of our Latest & Greatest workshops. We’d love to have you in our workshops. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you again, right here, next week with a fun stamping project.

 

Latest & Greatest with Waffle Flower Stamps

Hey friends, Becki here to share with you a card that I created using a fun stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. I used the Waffle Flower Flora Cat Play stamp set.

If you’re a cat lover, this stamp set must be in your collection. It’s a beautiful stamp set. Waffle Flower always has such adorable designs. This card is very simple with 3 stamped images (the cat, the butterfly, and the sentiment) with black pigment ink. I chose pigment ink because I wanted to watercolor the flowers, balloons, and butterfly. The “life is boring when you are not around” is so cute! I added a little bit of shimmer to the card with a Wink of Stella pen.

If you haven’t tried a Wink of Stella brush pen, you must try it! It is the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to any project. The patterned paper I used on this card is from Fancy Pants Designs. It’s the Family & Co.collection. I’ve been using this collection a lot lately. Its so fun to play with and so versatile. Did you see the other pet card I created with this collection? You can find it HERE. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Waffle Flower stamps will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

Latest & Greatest Pocket Scrapbooking with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share pocket scrapbooking page that I created with products from the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. Last week, I shared a card that I created using products from the Fancy Pants Family & Co collection  (you can find that post HERE). For this week’s post I decided to create a pocket page layout using the same products. I used a lot of stamps from the Family & Co collection to create this layout, including the title and a few of the embellishments.

All of the patterned paper in this project came from the Family & Co 6×6 paper pad, tags, and 4×4 stamp set. I started this project by printing photos and cutting all the patterned paper cards to go in the pockets. The photos are printed in both black and white and color. I LOVED all the photos I took on this particular event and wanted to use them on this project but the two portrait photos were taken at night and the color was off. When I have photos that aren’t the best quality, I like to print them black and white instead of color. By printing the photos in black and white it makes it less noticeable that the photos are imperfect. The Family & Co.4×4 stamp set that attendee’s receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping Workshop is adorable. I wanted to use it for more than just the title. By stamping with the star stamps on patterned paper and cutting them out I had the most adorable embellishments to go on my project! The finishing touches on this pocket page layout are a few enamel dots and a few buttons. The buttons and enamel dots added a bit of texture without making the cards too bulky. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pant’s Family & Co. collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be here next Thursday with a video tutorial. I’ll see you then!

Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” Cards

Fancy Pants "Joy Parade" Cards created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using prodcuts from the Latest & Greatest Workshops #cardmaking #SSE2017 #FancyPantsDesigns #BeckiAdams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Today, I am SO excited to share with you a few cards that I made with supplies from the Latest & Greatest card making class. Did you know that the first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of the year is tomorrow?!?!? I’m a little (okay, a lot) jealous of all of you that are attending the Pleasanton, CA show. If you are attending the show, make sure you take one (or all) of our Latest & Greatest workshops! In the Latest & Greatest workshops not only do you make fabulous projects but you also come home with TONS of hot off the press products. You can find a list of workshops available at the Expo’s HERE.

This week, I have been playing with products from the Latest & Greatest cardmaking classes. From the products that are in the class, I chose to work with the Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” products. In the class you’ll receive the “Joy Parade” 6×6 paper pad, the puffy stickers and the tags. I created three cards with these products and still have TONS of products left to make many more cards using only these three products.

Because I created these cards in my craft room at home, I was able to add some stitching with my sewing machine. I love adding stitching to my cards, it adds a perfect handmade finishing touch.

When I added puffy stickers to these cards I adhered many of them with foam adhesive. This gives the card a little bit of dimension and a bit of a shadow under the stickers. Notice the shadow under the typewriter on the “fun” card (pictured above). I also layered some of the puffy stickers (the yellow and black hearts in the photo above). Don’t be afraid to layer stickers to create dimension and give your products a whole new look.

Which Expo are you attending this year? Are you (or have you) taken one of our Latest & Greatest workshops? I’d love to hear your favorite thing about the workshop!!

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog to see the Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” cards I created. I’ll see you again next Thursday!

Scrapbooking Within a Collection

Family Adventure by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #silhouettecameo #scrapbook

Becki-Adams-headerGood afternoon, friends. Becki here for another edition of Inspiration Station. This is my favorite week of Inspiration Station because I get to share with you a scrapbook layout. This week we’re talking about scrapbooking within a collection. As much as I love to mix and match my scrapbooking products, it’s easiest for me to stay within one collection to create a layout. I have a couple of tips that help me scrapbook using one collection while staying within my own style and desire to create something unique. The collection I’m working with today is the Attwell collection by Fancy Pants.

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Tip #1: Use a die cutting machine to create a unique title (I used the Silhouette Cameo and THIS cut file). The letter stickers that come with the collection are so adorable but small, and I wanted a big bold title, so I created a large title with my Cameo and then used the smaller letter stickers for one word of the title.

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Tip #2: Use your punches! By using a notebook edge punch, I created an awesome border that created interest and texture to the border between my title and my photos.

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I couldn’t finish this layout without adding some machine stitching! I love to sew over my letter stickers because stitching over them adds texture and also makes sure that the stickers stay in place.

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The last thing I did before this layout was complete was add the date stamp and a little bit of embellishment next to my journaling block.

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Do you prefer creating layouts using products from one collection or do you prefer to mix and match your products? Let me know in the comments. I LOVE to hear about others creative processes. Thanks for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing you next Thursday.

Using Tags on Cards

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Today I’m here to share with you two fun ideas for using tags on your cards, like these from the Fancy Pants’ Happy Place collection!

First, I love to layer them! I’ve layered a large tag in the background, a medium striped tag, then two colorful tags to hold the sentiment. The black flair really pops against the other colors here.

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Next, I love to use tags on cards in little pockets. I’ve used one of Fancy Pants’ Brag Cards from the Happy Place line as my pocket by stitching the left and right edges and the bottom of the brag card with my sewing machine. Different sizes of tags are tucked inside. How fun would it be to add little messages on each tag to the recipient!

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There are so many more ways to use tags on a card, but I hope this inspires you to get started and use up those tags!

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Have a nice week!

Danielle

Latest & Greatest: Fancy Pants Designs Presents Six Fabulous New Collections

For today’s Latest & Greatest feature, we are delighted to have Jodi Sanford from Fancy Pants Designs to share six wonderful new collections. “True Friend” is a terrific line that has the colors of autumn to create a wonderful, cozy feeling. The designs are so versatile that you can use them for family, friends, and even take them into your Halloween projects. You are sure to love not only the beautifully designed papers, but also all of the fun embellishments that coordinate with them, including darling buttons, confetti, and brag cards for pocket pages.

Isn’t it funny how one piece of paper can inspire you to get in the mood to create? This collection is certainly one that is full of products to inspire you! The newly released holiday line “Oh, Deer!” will surely get you excited and in the mood to create all of those projects for your holiday season. It features a traditional color scheme along with so many embellishments, such as library cards, photo frames, flare buttons, ticket rolls, and much more. The perfect embellishments by Fancy Pants will finish off your fun projects.

Jodi introduces their exciting new Party & Stationery supply lines. These are wonderful products that have everything you could want for a party or for your stationery needs. The party kit gives you everything to complete your party including invitations, tags, bags, toppers, banners, and even cute straws. The stationery products include a lovely calendar, stickers, note cards, canvas bags, frameable prints, three different sizes of journals, and more. And best of all, these kits coordinate with the Fancy Pants scrapbooking lines.

Another fun collection from Fancy Pants Designs is the Everyday Circus Collection. This line is full of all kinds of fun and unique pattern papers, embellishments, toppers, brag cards, envelopes, and folders. You will go crazy over the fun ephemera pack – they add so much character to all of your crafting projects! These products are perfect for kids, parties, and all your outdoor projects.

You will be so inspired by the “Meology Collection” by Fancy Pants. Jodi again shows us all of the fabulous products within this collection. The fun thing about this line is that it really is all about YOU! If you are struggling to make scrapbook layouts of yourself, be sure to take a look at these beautiful products. You will be surprised and delighted at what you can come up with!

For our last collection today, Jodi shows us a terrific collection called “Burlap & Bouquets.” This fabulous line works beautifully for spring, summer, and fall. Fancy Pants collections allow you to do so much with all of their wonderful embellishments, including their darling envelopes and folders. You are sure to love the burlap bows in this line! Fancy Pants extras are always a great way to add some attractive dimension and interest to your projects.

With these new fun collections, you are sure to have exactly what you are looking for to help you create your latest scrapbooking projects. Check out the Fancy Pants Designs website for all of your paper crafting needs. Have a great day crafting!