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Fancy Pants Designs Transparencies | How To’sday

So you’re smitten with transparencies and love adding them on top of a layout, but really want to get a little more use out of them. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with snazzing up a layout with one snappy step, there is so much more to these thin sheets of plastic than meets the eye.

Today Staci Jones shows us fun new ways you can use transparencies like the ones in today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Designs, Paper, Transparency and Sticker collection.

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Transparency.  Some may cringe when it is listed in a kit, but have no fear- the possibilities are endless! When Kristy asked me to do a how-to with transparencies, I dug out some of my favorites from Fancy Pants and got to work.

Transparencies could easily be affixed to a piece of plain cardstock and then jazzed up with some Stickles to make a quick and easy background.

The picture could be adhered on top of the transparency…

….or underneath for a cool effect.

If using the whole transparency isn’t appealing, just cut out elements for borders or embellishments on a layout.

Cut them up and they are a great addition to card making.

Think beyond the traditional scrappy projects and they are great for home decor…

…and fun kids room decor.

So what are you waiting for? Steal today and be sure to share your fun projects on ScrapbookSteal’s Facebook page. I would love to see what you create. Thanks for having me today!

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Staci, you ooze talent girl! Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us today!

If you’re looking for more fabulous ideas on how to use your transparencies, check out how Charity Becker used them in this How Tos’day post and how I used them in this Fantastic Friday post.

Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

After nearly 16 years of scrapbooking, I can’t recall a time that I’ve used a transparency overlay to create a scrapbook page. Luckily today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Transparencies Mega Kit, allowed me the opportunity to put an end to that nonsense! I guess I’ve always been a little intimidated by them, but after using them I can’t believe that I never gave it a try. Let’s just say transparency overlay = super easy scrapbook page.

To start with I chose three of the overlays that I thought would be fun to work with.

For the first layout I wanted to create on a white background so that the boldness of the green transparency could be true. It’s one thing to always be thinking about when working with overlays—what the final product is going to look like.

I built my page on a white piece of cardstock in a matter of seconds. I wanted Sarah’s name to be subtle after the overlay was in place so I used green letter stickers for a monochromatic look.

Next I attached the transparency on top of the white background using mini glue dots. I then added a few embellishments on top of the transparency to give dimension and my layout was complete!

I used the same technique on the next, building the page, adding the transparency, then adding embellishments on top for dimension.

You can see on this layout where I added some paper designs to the base of the layout, beneath the transparency, then added the transparency for the perfect finishing touch.

Now if you’re thinking to yourself “what on earth would I do with thirty overlays,” rest assured there are lots of uses for the transparencies.

I used one of the transparencies to create a simple and stunning card.

I created another card, cutting out a window of flowers on the front. I added a slice of transparency to the inside creating a fun window through to the inside of the card.

Last but not least I made a quick bottle wrap for a bottle of bath salts that I keep by my tub. The beauty of the transparency is that I can keep it by my tub and it doesn’t matter if it gets wet!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and don’t make the same mistake that I made — waiting 16 years to use transparencies!