Fancy Pants Designs & Want2Scrap

Today on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, product from Want2Scrap and Fancy Pants Designs True Friend collection are showcased. The Want2Scrap chipboard albums and bling were great to create this album of my parents’ wedding photos from the 1960s. I used various embellishments from the True Friend collection  as well as upholstery trim from the local haberdashery store. The original photo corners from their album was used in the album! 


Click here for more images and information for the chipboard album.

“Cherish your family for they are your treasure…a storehouse of riches…wealth beyond measure.”

- Glenda
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All you need is Love

This is a layout with stamping on Ranger Sticky-Back canvas and colouring with Distress Markers. Ranger Sticky-Back Canvas is a self-adhesive backed canvas paper that sticks to many surfaces. You can decorate the surface with paints, inks, markers, and stamps.  It can be cut it into desired shapes with scissors or most manual die cutting machines or print on canvas using an inkjet printer. I stamped the Dylusions oh-so-stylish Couture Collection clear stamps, ‘Man About Town’ and ‘Night at the Opera’ with Jet Black Archival Ink onto the Sticky-Back canvas.


Stamped Canvas

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Night at the Opera

Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Stamp image with Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink ‘skirt’ edges, neck and feet with Antique Linen Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Colour with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Distress Markers are dual-tipped markers with a brush nib on one end and a plastic detail nib on the other. You are able to blend two colours simply by swiping brush nibs together and colouring the area (this will not contaminate either marker). Begin colouring stamped image with colour of choice: Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Worn Lipstick, Walnut Stain or Victorian Velvet Distress Markers. Apply other colours to blend with first colour used. Blend colours with a detailer waterbrush. This self-feeding brush provides a perfect continuous flow of water when blending. When finished colouring stamped image, allow entire image to dry. Once canvas is dry, cut around edges of stamped image. Tie a piece of ribbon and tulle around waist. Add a paper rose. Add Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls to ‘hemline’ of skirt. Set aside to dry.


Man about Town

Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Stamp image with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Ink jacket with Antique Linen Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. Colour jacket collar with Distress Marker as per instructions above. Adhere stamped pants and shirt pieces on top of canvas sections. Cut around edge of stamped image.

Products Used

Authentique – Irresistlble Collection; Ranger Sticky-Back Canvas; Gesso;  Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen; Tim Holtz Waterbrush; Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Dylusions Couture Collection Clear Stamps: Man about Town and Night at the Opera; Dylusions; Journal Block; Ranger Liquid Pearls: Platinum Pearl.

– Glenda

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Moments to Remember

We were blessed to spend time with Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi, Paula and Jay Cheney in South Africa at the SA Scrapbook Convention in March. After the event in Cape Town, we spent a day touring Cape Town, stopping at galleries and antique shops.  After a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak, we stopped at a viewpoint to take in some breath taking views of Hout Bay. We ended the day at a restaurant in Camps Bay and going to the beach … some getting their feet wet in the cold Atlantic Ocean! This layout was created to #rememberthenow moments…and there were so many moments to cherish!


Creating the background:

  • Place the Tim Holtz Dot Fade layering stencil over the blue background paper.
  • Apply gold pigment ink over layering stencil using a mini ink blending tool and foam – this makes it easy to control the amount of ink applied onto stencil.
  • Carefully remove layering stencil to reveal design and place on next area.
  • Repeat around edge of background paper.
  • Clean the layering stencil while ink is still wet.



  • Emboss a strip of gold foil paper with the  “moments” Tim Holtz Sizzix ShadowPress Debossing Folder using a Sizzix Big Shot machine.
  • Using a black journaling pen or Black Soot Distress Marker, colour in the ShadowPress channel.


Products Used

My Mind’s Eye: Market Street, Ashbury Heights Collection and Chipboard Buttons; Necessities Metallic Brads and Metal Dots
Tim Holtz Collection: Dot Fade Layering Stencil; Hashtags stamp
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Shadow Press Debossing Documented Moments Folders
Other: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool; Ribbon, Zigzag Chain Edger Punch, Brilliance Galaxy Gold inkpad

‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.’
– Glenda


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Fancy Pants Designs: A Reason to Smile

Fancy Pants Designs was involved in a fabulous blog hop with Taylored Expressions bringing you layouts from two designers on the Fancy Pants blog plus several of the Taylored Expressions’ designers. 

This is the layout  I created featuring dies from Taylored Expressions that stimulated creativity! They are simple to use and cut exquisitely, particularly with the Fancy Pants Designs Vellum and Foil paper. Taylored Dies are thin steel dies that work in most die cutting machines. 



For more information and instructions, visit the Fancy Pants Designs Blog.

Products used:
Fancy Pants Designs 
Burlap & Bouquets: Paper – Baby’s Breath, Together, Vision, Fresh Bouquet; Small and Large Decorative Tags, Flair, Ticket Roll, Toppers, Ephemera Pack, Vellum and Gold Foil Paper
Taylored Expressions: Flutter-bys (set of 4), Silhouette Stems 4
Ranger: Watermelon Alcohol Ink,  Alcohol Blending Solution Other: rhinestones (gold and copper) 

Everyone smiles in the same language

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Fancy Pants Designs: Wrap Star

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Here is an idea to wrap that special gift for your dad. 

Caddy and Origami Box

The Origami Box requires no adhesive! You will need a sheet of 12 x 12” paper.  The Gift Caddy requires black Corrugate PaperPosters and Train Master paper, ribbon, Decorative Tags (large and small), a Flair and a ticket from the Ticket Roll. You will also need a 2″ circle punch to create the handle.

Caddy Requirements


Products used:
Fancy Pants Designs Everyday Circus Collection: Star of the Show, Train Master, Posters Paper, Black Corrugate Paper
Fancy Pants Designs Everyday Circus Embellishments: Flair, Ticket Roll, Small Decorative Tags, Large Decorative Tags
Other: ribbon, 2″ circle punch, natural twine

The instructions on how to create the origami BOX and gift CADDY for that special homemade gift is on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog.

“Happiness is Homemade!”

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All About Beads

Scrapbooking is a visual art based on basic design principles: a visual triangle, a focal point, repetition and gradation. Adding dimension to a layout creates interest. This can be done by grouping buttons, flowers, and stickers to the layout. Raising elements with foam squares or pop dots also creates dimension.

Me Myself and I

The zig zag stitching with the bead detail on the sunshine die creates interest and dimension.


Stitch glass beads onto pleated ribbon or seam binding for added detail and dimension.


Visit the Fancy Pants Designs Blog to see more layouts created with their products.

Fancy Pants Designs Products used: Park Bench Paper Paddle Boat / Park Bench Light Post / Park Bench Strips / Park Bench Flower Garden / ParkBench 6×12 Tape Stickers / Park Bench 12×12 Sticker Fundamentals / Park Bench4x6 Label Stickers / Park Bench 12×12 Banner Die Cuts / Park Bench Felt Flowers / Park Bench Decorative Tags / Park Bench Button Set/ Trend Setter Decorative Paper Clips / Artist Edition Pattern Stencil Set 3×8

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
– Glenda

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Fancy Pants Designs: First e-Magazine Newsletter

Kim Watson, has created Fancy Pants Designs first official e-magazine newsletter featuring members from their design team and a special guest designer!  Each month, they will have FRESH, never before seen ideas and inspiration in their newsletter… be sure to sign up now to receive our emails/newsletter (you can sign up HERE)!  



Check out the MAY 2014 Issue now by clicking on the image below!


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Love You: Embossing Metal Butterflies

Embossing on metal embellishments creates a new look and texture…

Love You - My Mind's Eye and Graphic 45

1. Select two large and one small metal Graphic 45 butterflies.
2. Stamp doily stamp with Saffron Archival Ink on each butterfly. Heat set with a Heat It™ Craft Tool.
3. Stamp text or dictionary stamp with Emboss It™ Tinted Ink on butterflies and cover with Queen Gold Embossing Powder. Shake excess powder off and place back into container.
4. Heat with Heat It™ Craft Tool until the embossing powder melts.
5. Place a Metal Brad on each butterfly and set aside.
6. Repeat step 2, 3 and 4 on two small chipboard butterflies. Lightly spritz butterflies with Blue Smoke Perfect Pearl Mists. Push brass push brads into each butterfly centre.




Ranger: Archival Ink, Saffron; Stickles™ Dry Glitter, Gold; Emboss It™ Tinted Ink; Embossing Powder, Queen Gold; Distress Ink Pad – Antique Linen and Walnut Stain, Perfect Pearl Mists, Blue Smoke, , Ranger Heat It™ Craft Tool, Popit Shapes™ Squares.
Other: Antique Gold Ribbon, Small White Paper Doily; Metal Butterflies and Brads; Lace; Chipboard Butterflies; Brass Brads; Doily Stamp; Text Stamp;  Dressmakers’ Tracing Wheel; Grey Journaling Pen; Double-Sided Tape, 3 mm and 6mm.

“Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.” Jack Layton
– Glenda

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Fancy Pants Designs: BE•YOU•TIFUL

The new Fancy Pants Designs Burlap and Bouquet Collection is so versatile. The vintage yet fresh and chic colors are great to use with any theme. Gold is such a trendy color to use at the moment. The pink with the golden, earthy and yellow tones in the paper and embellishments were great to include with the photo taken while on vacation one year…


Visit the Fancy Pants Designs Blog to see the layout using the BE•YOU•TIFUL mood board…

Smile … remember the delightful little things!
- Glenda

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