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Fancy Pants Designs Time for Spring Collection | Monday Craft Madness #19

The Fancy Pants Designs Time for Spring Collection is such a super cute collection, I loved creating this week’s projects. The collection is girly with lots of fun flowers and teapots in pinks, browns, blues and creams. There are adorable die cut words, flowers and frames, and coordinating alphabet stickers that finish off this collection perfectly. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

Tea for Two!

Use the tea party/picnic theme, or use the number two as part of your title/sentiment  on your projects!

DIY handmade tea party crafts

The first thing you need for the tea party is an invitation! I decided to cut out a teapot shape on my Silhouette and use this for the front of the card.

DIY handmade party invitation using FP Time for Spring Collection

The papers are just perfect for  cute little teapot, and I love the word and flower die cuts for a little added decoration.

DIY handmade party invitation using FP Time for Spring Collection

I then decided to make a cute little ‘teabag’ gift bag.

DIY handmade teabag gift bag using FP Time for Spring Collection

Again, I used my silhouette with the matching papers and embellishments. This is definitely MY cup of happy!

DIY handmade teabag gift bag using FP Time for Spring Collection

And lastly, you can’t go to a tea party without cakes! I decided to cover this plain white cupcake box with the same papers.

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

I first used a brown ink pad to ink around all of the edges of the box, so that there were no white edges showing after I had covered the box with papers. I then just measured each side, inked the edges of the papers and stuck them on!

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

The die cuts were then added to the front for decoration and to tie all the pieces together.

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘tea for two’ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!

And in case you haven’t had a chance to join in with the Monday Craft Madness themes this month, don’t forget you have until 29th March to play along. Here are the themes:

MCM #16 – Stamp It!

MCM #17 – Shades of Green

MCM 18 – A World of Washi!

Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the March Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from Scrapbook.Steals.com at the end of the month!

Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow a How To’sday post by Guest Designer Kristina MacKeen!

Fancy Pants Designs Blissful Blizzard Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 4 of 10
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Fancy Pants Designs Blissful Blizzard Collection contains such great colors and patterns. From the soft blues and grays, deep reds and white, in a mixture of dots, snowflakes and stripes, it is the perfect collection to scrap all your cold and frosty winter photos. The collection also comes with a 12×12 sheet of white corrugated card and a 12×12 sheet of thick silver glitter paper for that added texture! It has some great die cuts and stickers to coordinate too – what more could you want?

Here is this week’s sketch from our talented Winter Design Team Member Bev Code:

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch by Bev Code

And here is my layout. I decided to rotate the sketch quarter of a turn counter-clockwise to best fit my photos and the papers.

Scrapbooking layout using Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard

I am just loving the alphabet stickers in this collection! There are so many to choose from – all different colors and designs. I just had to use them for my journaling.

Adding texture and dimension to scrapbooking layouts

This collection includes lots of super cute papers, including this awesome silver glitter paper and white corrugated paper – I knew I just had to use it!

Adding texture and dimension to scrapbooking layouts

There are lots of fun die cuts in this collection too! Lots of different patterned and sized flags and banners, which make adding dimension and texture to layouts super easy!

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for last week’s Amber #3 is Michele Duffy! Such a great layout – I LOVE the color combination and patterned papers you used, and those photos are just adorable! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge winner

If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for a different kind of fun!

Fancy Pants St Nick Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 10

The  Fancy Pants Saint Nick Collection has so many gorgeous elements you won’t know where to start! It has so many elegant paper patterns, embellishment cards, chipboards, dies, stickers, alphas, and more you really can let your imagination run wild. The first time I saw today’s steal I was at the Scrapbook Steals Retreat – and I love it just as much today as I did then!

Here is my sketch:

And here is my layout:

 

There were so many different elements to this collection that I really wanted to use a bit of everything! (I think I managed most of it!)

 You girls totally rocked Brittany’s sketch last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Staci Jones.

Staci – this is such a super cute layout! I adore those photos and love the Authentique collection you used! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Can you believe we are nearing the end of another 10 week series? It seems like we just started on the Coral mojos. To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Coral #10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday December 3rd, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Coral 10 creation.

To enter to win the Coral Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Coral Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Leave one comment with links to all 10 of your layouts on the Completely Coral blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday December 3rd, 2012.

This time our fab friends at My Mind’s Eye are sponsoring our Coral series prize. The amazing prize package with a retail value of $141 will include:

  • MME Kraft Funday Happy Days kit
  • MME Kraft Funday Everyday Fun kit
  • MME Halloween mega kit

So exciting! If you’re new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see what Design Team member Amy Coose has in store for us – believe me – you’re not going to want to miss this one! :-)

Fancy Pants Designs WaveSearcher and Summer Soul | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 6

Fall is full swing: school schedules are set, leaves are changing, and the weather is cool. That means it’s the perfect time to settle in with a cup of cider and scrap those warm summer memories that are still waiting on our desks. ;) STEALS.com’s very own Brittany Allred is our guest sketcher and will show us how today’s steal, Fancy Pants Designs WaveSearcher and Summer Soul, is perfect for bringing some sun back into your scrapping.

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Summer might be over, but while working with Summer Soul, I could almost hear the waves and feel the warm breeze on my face.  As soon as I saw this collection, I knew right away I wanted to relive my daughter’s first trip to the California coast. I got so excited I may or may not have accidentally broken my favorite scissors…small price to pay for the Mid Week Mojo.

  Summer Soul is full of so many of my favorite things, from rub-ons to chipboard pennants. I am also a huge fan of the warm, subtle colors in this collection, especially the pink and turquoise. Somehow they just seem to go with everything, like my extensive collection of baker’s twine and washi tape that I used as borders and accents for my photos. I really liked the flocked, lined transparency and actually used it as a template for my journaling, then placed it over top.

  I’m excited to share a little of my creative side today (as an accountant, I don’t get to do that often). I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to hang onto summer just a little bit longer.

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Now for our Mid Week Mojo winner…

Congrats go out to Linda Chen for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #5! Linda, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Have a great Wednesday everyone and we’ll see you on Friday for a post from our fab Fall Design Team!

Fancy Pants Designs October 31 Collection

It’s a little bit scary that we are already at the end of September. One thing I genuinely look forward to at this time of year is the abundance of fall colors, the crispness in the air, and that favorite holiday when I met my husband nearly 23 years ago! In celebration of Halloween, Design Team member Regina Mangum wows our world with today’s steal the Fancy Pants Designs October 31 collection.

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I was so excited to get to play with the Oct. 31 collection from Fancy Pants—Halloween is such a fun holiday and I love, love, love the non-traditional color palette. I created a few projects for you today, beginning with a treat box and card set!

I created a card using one of the fun panels included on the patterned paper. There were so many I could make a ton of cards! This one was so cute, and I loved that I could make a coordinating box for treats. The collection’s ribbon is darling, as are the wonderful buttons. They’re perfect colors for embellishing any project! The treat box makes use of one of the terrific chipboard elements. I’ll be filling this with candy corn and giving to a friend of mine who adores that sweet treat!

I couldn’t resist making another card with the gorgeous patterned paper. I love these little pumpkin design embellishments and I added the “Boo” and witch’s hat from the chipboard elements. The teal color really pops and is so unexpected!

Finally, I had to make a layout for when my son was a funny little skeleton for Halloween. The alpha stickers are so pretty and the papers are so vibrant—those pennant chipboard elements are to die for!

Thanks so much to ScrapbookSteals.com for introducing me to a new company. This collection blew me away and I have plenty left over for non-Halloween projects too!

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Regina, as always, your projects are absolutely outstanding. You made me even more excited for Halloween! You have been an absolute joy to have on our team and I’m so excited that tomorrow we are lucky enough to see amazing projects from you, Katrina and Kerys. A day not to be missed, for sure!