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Life is Beautiful – Fancy Pants Design

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts this month using the lovely collection from Fancy Pants Designs – Life is Beautiful, I choose this collection as the as colours are lovely and fresh.  All these papers are textured and great quality to work with. As they are textured they have a similar weight to cardstock.

For my first layout, ‘Butterfly’ I used the b-side of the Cactus Bloom paper, and lightly distressed the background using a mixture of blue and green inks.  I then used a die-cut shape of butterflies which I colour-distressed with blue and black inks and machined stitched to the background paper.

 

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I layered the photographs on a selection of papers from the 6×6 pad, adding a tag from the  Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Tag pack and a label from the Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Ephemera pack .   For the title I used the lovely Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Chipboard Alphabets

 

 

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To finish the pages off I added some butterfly wood veneer and butterfly stickers from my stash.

For my 2nd layout, ‘Such a Fun Day‘   I inked a sunburst design on the background paper and mounted the photograph on some papers from the 6×6 pad.

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I then punched hexagon shapes  from a selection of patterned papers from the 6×6 pad.

 

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I machined stitched over the hexagons to add more texture and detail.

 

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I used the Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Chipboard Alphabets and a phase from the Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Puffy Accent Stickers, adding a few Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful – Puffy Dot Stickers, a badge and tag.  The small alphabets are from Jillibean Soup Mini Alphabet Stickers

 

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For my next layout, “ The Big Hoot’ I picked 3  6×4 photographs, and did a very quick layout, using pieces from the ephemera pack to embellish the page.

 

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I cut the scalloped shapes that came in the pack in half, to use as and embellishment cluster point.

 

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I also added one of the flair badges that came with the collection, and a few of the puffy dot stickers.

 

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These two printed circles are from the tag pack.

 

For my final one this month ‘Silly Specs’, I used this paper as my background, as I added some distressed ink to the background in pink and yellow, and using scraps from the 6×6 pad I used loads of bits just to form a base which I struck together and added some stitched details before adding it to the background paper.  To make this base stand out I inked the edges in brown ink.

 

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I mounted both of the photographs using papers from the 6×6 pad, leaving a slight border.  I then cut down the background paper down as I wanted to mount it on to the b-side of  this paper, and stitched around the edge for added detail.  I added details to be pages using the Puffy Sticker, Ephemera, Tag packs.

 

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For the title I used the Chipboard Alphabets which I machined stitched into place.

 

I love to add enamel dots to my pages, and my fellow team member, Rachel recommended these,  Nuvo Crystal Drops, which you can find here an alternative to enamel dots and a way to add extra dimension and detail to your layouts,  well I had to give them a go, and they are lovely.

 

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I did a few rows onto some greaseproof paper, let them dry, and added them to my page  with a drop of wet glue.  These have sold really well, and some of the colours are currently out of stock, but will be re-stocked shortly.

Here’s a closer look at the ‘crystal drops’

 

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Hope you like how I’ve used this collection and please try a couple of the bottles of Nuvo Crystal drops.

 

 

JACKIE

Products Used:

Fancy Pants Design – Life is Beautiful

6×6 Pad

Ephemera Pack

Tag Pack

Puffy Dot Stickers

Puffer Accent Stickers

Chipboard Alphabets

Jillian Soup – Mini Alphabet stickers

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Dandelion Yellow

Carnation Pink

Ebony Black

5 Comments

  1. Sue

    These are lovely Jackie and really love the Silly Specs one xxx

  2. julie

    love these layouts Jackie, love those blue butterflies flying up your page