I’m so excited to bring you to this week’s Featured Company which is also a returning company: Fancy Pants Designs!   At CHA 2013 in Anaheim, as I was walking the aisles keeping my eyes open for great companies and products to spotlight, I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous products in the Fancy Pants booth. Which is why I was thrilled that Jodi (one of the owners) accepted our invitation! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Fancy Pants Designs, see a fantastic project by one of their designers and have the opportunity to win the Swagger Collection shown below (details at the end of this post).



About Fancy Pants Designs

With their combined knowledge, Jodi {the creative person} and Jared {the business person} took a chance on a dream and founded their own unique company.


Fancy Pants Designs premiered their first collections to the craft and hobby industry in the Winter of 2005. What started as a home-based business quickly flourished into an exciting opportunity of bringing creative ideas to life in many different mediums.

We are proud to offer high quality designs for a variety of industries through the production and licensing of original artwork. With a group of creative directors, talented designers and experienced staff, Fancy Pants Designs continues to provide the latest and greatest designs to crafters worldwide.

Be sure to visit us at our many “Fancy” locations online! We’ve always got something going on everywhere, so don’t miss out!

Special Fancy Pants Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Fancy Pants Designs Guest Designer. Jess Mutty is part of the 2013 Fancy Pants Design Team. Jess is new to our list of past guest designers and we are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can leave a comment below the post telling us what you like about her project for a chance to win a the package of Fancy Pants Designs Swagger Collection.

You can see Jess’ fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Jess:

jessheadshotI’m Jess and I am a stay at home mom to my toddler extraordinaire, Owen, and my beautiful baby girl, Lily, who was born in July 2012. We live just West of Boston with three crazy orange cats and a lot of dust bunnies!
Before staying at home I worked as a theatrical costume designer. I love to cook, bake (especially cupcakes), travel, sew, entertain, and read young adult fiction. Scrapping saves my sanity and I love nothing more than just sitting down to play with colors and texture. You can see my work in Scrapstreet Magazine, Scrapbook News and Review, Scrapbook Trends, Simply Handmade, CARDS, several Create books, PaperHaus, and Creating Keepsakes. I am thrilled to be designing for Fancy Pants Designs!

Shadowbox Project

1. Begin by painting the  shadowbox with gray paint.  Cut four 1/2″ x 12″ strips of the Mustache  Fever paper and adhere them around the outside edges.  Print six 2.75″ x  3.75″ photos and ink the edges with black ink.  Cut five 2.75″ x 3.75″  paper mats and ink them in black.
2.  Adhere all the paper mats and photos inside the boxes.  You can see that I  left one box blank for the title block, which we will get to later.
3. Add layers and embellishments to each box:Box 1 – Cut the banner from the Humourous paper and outline  it in black pen. Mat the moustache lined journaling tag with teal paper, add the  chevron sticker, and the metal clip and use foam tape to adhere it on top of the  banner.  Mat the “sweet” sticker with orange and use foam tape to adhere it  on top.
Box 2 – Outline the photo in black pen.  Adhere the  layered stickers to the top.
Box 3 – Cut a 1.5″ x 12″ strip of Gallant  paper, border punch one side and score it every 1/4″.  Accordion fold the  strip, adhere the ends to form a circle and flatten it onto a scrap of paper  using a strong adhesive.  Layer the dart board die cut, small pennant  sticker, and a twine tied button on top.
Box 4 – Add the “melt my heart”  sticker.
Box 5 – Use foam tape to adhere the “2”.
Box 6 – Leave  empty for now!
Box 7 – Mat the “picture perfect” sticker with teal paper  and adhere it to the photo with foam tape.
Box 8 – Outline the paper  with black pen.  Cut a 2″ square piece of the Powerful paper and use the  metal clip to attach it behind the tag.  Punch and ink a circle to mat the  circle quote sticker and use foam tape to adhere it on top of the tag.
Box 9 – String the three chipboard pennants with twine and adhere them  with foam tape.  Cut the long quote sticker in half, trim the hearts off  (save them for later!) and outline the strips.  Us foam tape to adhere them  on top of the bracket die cut.  Add the die cut to the box and add two  stacked and tied buttons.
Box 10 – Add the layered stickers to the  bottom of the photo.
Box 11 – Outline the photo in black pen.  Use  foam tape to adhere the “100% boy” tag.
Box 12 – Outline the pennant in  black pen.  Ink the edges of the manilla star and add it to the box with  foam tape.  Adhere the “handsome” sticker with more foam tape and add the  felt moustache below it.
4. Cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of kraft  corrugated paper and adhere it on top of the box edges.  Cut two 2″ wide  pieces of orange paper, notch the ends, and ink them.  Adhere the  orange pieces to the top and bottom of the large bracket die cut and layer on  top of the kraft as shown.  Ink and/or spray the manilla  “love” letters and outline them in black pen.  Add them to the center  of the block, use tiny letter stickers to complete your title, and adhere the  felt moustache below.  Adhere the star flair in the center of the  “O”. Finally, cut around those tiny hearts we saved from Box 9 and add  them.


ETA: Winner of Swagger collection announced here:

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jess Mutty for her fabulous project and Fancy Pants Designs for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Fancy Pants Designs to see more of their great products.


In order to enter the give-away to win the Swagger collection shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. Winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

109 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. I LOVE this collection and this project turned out perfectly! Love that you painted the box gray too!

  2. FP has the BEST products! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE FP!! Beautiful collection and I LOVE the box!!

  3. Love the shadowbox! I have been wanting to make one myself!
    Fancy Pants had great products… thanks for the chance to win some!

  4. This is a great, fun project, but it’s the featured collection that’s REALLY grabbed me. I love the graphic designs and colors in it. And, what’s not to like about those fun mustache stickers? Yowzers! A big winner all around.

  5. Fancy Pants has some great projects. The
    shadow tray is really nicely done.
    Carla from Utah

  6. What a beautiful design, winning the fancy pants collection would be fabulous. Glad they accepted your invite and are able to give away such a beautiful collection!

  7. Wow! This collection is awesome 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration and the givaway!

  8. This shadow box is fabulous. I really like this collection. Great colors for either male or female. I’m a big fan of Fancy Pants. They really have some great collections 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. congrat’s jess on the GDT, a costume designer now a papercrafter, sure does allow all of us see fantastic results, great choose on getting jess to work with the team….
    lovely project
    ava g

  10. What great inspiration I get from that shadow box and those patterned papers. Beautiful and perfect for the men in my life. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Love your shadow box…what a great way to capture memories..such a fun paper line..thanks for a chance to win.

  12. Wow Jess, you have done a lot in your young life! The project you have made for Paper Crafter’s Library is “Picture Perfect” I can see you will be doing creative things for a long time to come. Keep up the fabulous work!

  13. I love the shadow box! I have several of them and have yet to complete one, you make it look so easy! I love this collectio, so masculine and perfect for all the pictures I have of my son and his daddy. Thanks for giving us a peak into your life and for such a wonderful paper line!

  14. What a GREAT collection…masculine yet “soft” and by the way, love the name “Fancy Pants”, too cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

  15. I just love doing shadow boxes, and these papers will look beautiful with wedding photos of my nephew. Hope I win, fingers crossed. ps thanku for a great website.

  16. I love the Fancy Pants Designs. It’s hard to find something appropriate when doing cards for men/boys, and these colors would definately work! I also love your shadowbox – cute!

  17. I am always on the lookout for great designer papers and this collection really caught my eye. My fingers are crossed until the draw next week.

  18. Oh, I just LOVE this collection!! So fun with all the little ‘staches! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. I would be thrilled to win the Fancy Pants paper collection. Their products are very nice! I have never made a shadow box, but it is on my bucket list, and these great samples are encouraging me to dig out the photos and do it!

  20. Great design and colors. Enjoy the samples encourage us to get out and try it.

  21. Want to make a shadow box just like yours! Great ideas and inspiration for using your fabulous papers! Mahalo for sharing!

  22. I love Fancy Pants! The swagger collection is a great line to use for boys. I love how they always have such a variety with their designs. Their Park Bench line is one of my new favs!

  23. I would love to win the Fancy Pants paper collection. I just love the shadow box you made, what a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Fantastic shadow box, I LOVE fancypants! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome collection

  25. I have always been a fan of Fancy Pants, I recently bought the Down by the Shore collections & saw
    & admired the swagger collection at that time b/c I have 2 boys that it would be perfect for. Thank you
    for the opportunity to win this collection.

  26. WOW – love the shadow box Jess did!! Especially like the use of black & white photos with it – wonderful project and so pin worthy. Thank you Andrea for scoring us another great tutorial, all the inspiration is amazing. I just love, love, love Paper Crafter’s Library!!

  27. I just love fancy pants papers and coordinating products. As a mother of two boys, I am always looking for more masculine themes. The swagger papers collection used in a shadow box is definitely a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration an chance to win.

  28. Oh, I love this collection! It would be great for either masculine or feminine layouts and cards and is very versatile!

  29. Really loving the orange and blue color combo! the brown makes it masculine but the orange and blue give it POP!

  30. This collection of Fancy Pants papers would be fabulous for a smash book! I love what Jess did with the shadow box too.

  31. I keep forgeting about shadow boxes and their great potentials. This line from Fancy Pants is so earthy and nature inspired. Thanks for sharing with us.

  32. I love pictures framed like the one in the project. What an awesome job!!!
    I would love to win the Fancy Pants pack to design one of my own. Thanks
    for the chance.

  33. I love the project! I love the colors! Definitely will be checking out more products by Fancy Pants!

  34. Love the shadow box, something different from scrapbooking. This collection of papers are quite manly.

  35. Love the variety of paper — not too frilly which makes for great masculine cards.

  36. This is an adorable piece. I would be proud to display this in my home. Thanks for sharing such detailed instructions. Very helpful! I sometimes struggle with more masculine projects and this is a great inspiration. Would love a chance to work with these products.

  37. I just adore the mustaches! My dad has always had one, and this paper set has inspired me to make a scrapbook about him. Thanks for sharing and for offering the chance for someone to try out your papers!

  38. What an incredible project – especially with Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching in the spring! The colors are fabulous and I’m looking forward to creating my own. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  39. What a great project! And the pictures of the dad and little boy are adorable. I love the colors in this line. Thanks for sharing with us!

  40. Love the designs and colors in the Swagger Collection from Fancy Pants. The shadowbox by Jess showcasing the paper and her family is the ideal home decor filled with memories. Thanks for the chance to win these Fancy Pants designs!

  41. OOMG, how cute…I have dying to try a shadow box piece but I have to many choices of paper and never could figure out how to put it all together. Your paper works purfectly!!! I would love to try it out.

  42. I can see that shadow boxes are the real craze right now, and I really need to get one after seeing your finished box Jess. I love it that you showcased your little (and big) guy — something we don’t see a lot of (male designs). Thank you so much for sharing your art with detailed instructions. I would love to win this beautiful package!!

  43. Thanks for sharing Fancy Pants with us! Beautiful paper, great colors! Thank you for the chance to win.

  44. love the shadowbox, great creation and love the step by step you provided. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

  45. LOVE the Fancy Pants papers. the colors and patterns are so different from the usual ones I have seen online or at retailers. I would LOVE to win these papers…if not will have to buy them!!

  46. The shadow box is wonderful with the fancy pants papers. This is balanced and that is what I needed to see so I can fix my box. Wait to see if I win – would love to use the paper on a shadow box. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. I think BIG GUYS LOVE TOO! These are so awesome. You havea great touch for being crafty LOL. I Love them all.
    Sandy Coble

  48. Just love the shadow box and the beautiful papers. It’s a great way to preserve memories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Fancy Pants Products are the tops and I love that shadow box!! Thank you for sharing!

  50. Just love this collection, thanks for the chance to win! The shadow box looks great, I love the grey painting, it beats all the pastel shades that could have been used and thanks for the step by step tutorial,I am expecting my first shadow box to be delivered and can’t wait for it to come!!

  51. What a creative project, I love it! Im totally hooked on picture frames with multi boxes, and this one just blows me away! Great Job Jess! Pretty please count me in for this amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    Angi Mullis

  52. Would love to add this collection to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win and the great ideas in the shadow box!

  53. I love the colors, they all work together so beautifully. I think I just saw my inspiration for Fathers Day gifts. Thank you

  54. I have never used any of the Fancy Pants Paper. I would love to try them. Thank you for a chance to win…

  55. I love the shadow box. The colors all go together so well. I am not a great fan of shadow boxes, but yours is different and very cute! I would love the win the paper.

  56. I have been purchasing Fancy Pants design products since they first came on the market. It was very interesting to read a little background on how it all got started.

    Love the project!!


  57. Love FP! I have a good number of their collections and they are always so much fun to create with. This shadow box looks like fun to make and the process is so simple!

  58. I love this project. What a great way to display pics and I love that she gives us detailed instructions on’ how to’. Thanks for the chance.

  59. What a wonderful celebration of the love between men and boys…love the papers and the overall look.

  60. First I would like to say I really like the theme of Jess shadow box. The paper and all the add ons really worked well with the theme. I just thought it was really wonderful and being that I never hear of Fancy Pants Designs and this is my first glance…….I can’t wait to see more.

  61. I love Fancy Pants paper collection and I have some which is super awesome for scrapbooking my son’s photo. Fabulous shadow box project, something which I have not tried before.

  62. Oh my fancy pants delight! What a fantastuc prize package! Thank you for the chance to win and for supporting Fancy Pants Designs!

  63. Gorgeous line – and Jess showed it off fantastically. Your project is wonderful, Jess!

  64. The mustache design is very cute. I also like your color pallet. What a great look.

  65. I love this collection and have been ‘eyeing’ it up for a while now! I have a husband and son so this would be perfect!! X

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