Monday, May 2, 2011

monday...AWDML April 1st Reveal-Fancy Pants Design (1)

Happy Monday bloggers! Can you believe that it's May already? I certainly can't! SO much is going on with my hubby and my life together right now and it's exiting and overwhelming at the same time.

Next weekend we are going apartment hunting in Kissimmee, FL, about 4 hours from where we live. We are moving because he got a job offer there. We are really exited about the change but it's scary too since we have always lived in Miami our whole lives. We are definitely looking for a change though.

Ok, back to the original post. Since today is the beginning on May, this means reveal day for AWDML! This month's featured manufacturer are Fancy Pants Design and Fiskars. As always, I'll share my projects with you using the first manufacturer and on the 15th, I'll share my projects using the second manufacturer. This month though, I decided to do things differently. I'll feature only 1-2 projects per week per manufacturer.

Supplies-cardstock: Bazzill Basics; patterned paper: Fancy Pants, Paper Adventures; ribbon: Fancy Pants; chipboard: Thickers; letter stickers: Basic Grey; punch: Martha Stewart; buttons: Fancy Pants; ink: Tim Holtz; tools: Cuttlebug; other: 3D paint,

I had so much fun working on his double pager! It's a birthday themed double layout for my sister in law's baby album that I'm working on right now. My first nephew will be born in less than 2 months!

Here is a close up of the left page:

and the right side:

I wanted to make this birthday page boyish and happy so I chose Fancy Pants It's Your Day Paper. I also used the collection's ribbon to match it to the paper. The buttons are also by Fancy Pants but from a different collection.


I made a little tear bear holding a present and another one peeking from behind a photo mat. They are both wearing party hats. I also made a yummy looking chocolate cake complete with icing!

I added a paper pieced elephant on top who is holding a bunch of balloons. I added little animals throughout the layout. I used my Cuttlebug to cut these.

I also added stars in different colors and embossed and pop dotted some to give them dimension. I finished off by adding sewn buttons to the stars and two large tags behind the main photo mat.

I loved working with the Fancy Pants paper since the paper weight is great for distressing (this is very important for me!) and the design s are amazing! This particular paper that I worked with had this adorable little panda and I knew front he moment I saw him that I wanted to include him in the design.

I cut out the second one from the opposite page and pop dotted him on top of the one on the right to give him direction and for him to look like he was on top of the photo mat. Doesn't he look adorable there?

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you can come back to check out the rest of my projects using Fancy Pants!


  1. So lovely, I adore the little bear!

  2. I love the panda and the bear! I absolutely love them! They look so great and wonderful!

  3. Wow how adorable...............Such a cute line from Fancy pants.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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