I’m so excited to bring you 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!  They have been featured before and we are so pleased to have them back with us.  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 Park Bench 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

VickiChrismanheadshotToday we also have a special Fancy Pants Designs Guest Designer. Vicki Chrisman is part of the 2013 Fancy Pants Design Team. 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 Park Bench Collection.

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

My name is Vicki Chrisman. I live in Nebraska with my husband, and two sons. I have been a paper crafter for years, and love it even more now than when I first started (if that’s possible). What started as a hobby, has now become an obsession. lol! Always new exciting products to create with, and inspiration to be found everywhere. I am honored to be a part of the Fancy Pants Team, and to have the opportunity to design for such a great company.

Live Simply Canvas Project

 Vicki Fancy Pants 12x12 canvas

Today I like to share with you how to create this simple but beautiful  12×12 canvas  using the Park Bench  line.


  1. I chose to use mists to add a little color to my canvas background, but you could also use paints … or even choose to leave it blank.   On my canvas I added blue around the edges of my canvas.Vicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 1
  2.  I then chose one of the patterns from the 3×8 Pattern Stencil Set and a Dijon colored mist to add some interest to the canvas background.Vicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 2
  3. Cut three basic flower shapes, from this line, each 3 inches wide.  If you don’t have a basic flower   shape, there is one below you are welcome to use.Vicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 3FLOWER TEMPLATEVicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 4 flower templet
  4. If you don’t feel comfortable hand stitching, before you add your flowers to the canvas, you can add small stitch lines, by making dashes around the edges of the flowers with a fine black marker.    If you plan to stitch, start by adhering your flowers with a dot of hot glue in the center and placing them on the canvas where you want them. This will hold them in place while you stitch.    ( for best results, use 2 strands of black embroidery floss and a small needle)Vicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 5
  5. Cut three pieces of wire for your flower stems ( approx. 6- 7 inches).   Add these by tucking them just under the paper at the base of each flower and gathering them with a ribbon in the center.  Attach the ribbon to the canvas with a bit of hot glue.   Add Buttons to the centers of the flowers.  Trim strips to add border to your canvas.
Vicki Fancy Pants Canvas step 6
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Vicki Chrisman 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 Park Bench 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!

119 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. Your “Live Simply” canvas project is simply beautiful. The colors are soft and subtle, but my favorite part of the design is the stitching of the flowers. Awesome design!

  2. I absolutely love this collection of Fancy Pants! I’ve already been in my local store and scooped up a bunch and have completed one project and will be working on the second one this week. I have several other pages lined up for this line too and I would very much love to win this package!!! It would sure go a long way to helping me complete my projects.

  3. I love this page. The background is soft so the flowers really stand out. I’ve not tried to stitch on canvas but I’m going to try it. I’d be proud to diplay this in my house and listen to my friends ooooohhhhhhh and aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh over it.

  4. I love Fancy pants. This collection is wonderful. I love your piece. It’s Beautiful. I love the colors and how you used the stencil. Wonderful job.

  5. I would love to win this Fancy Pants Designs give away. I love the look of their product, it’s awesome colors and so much in the embellshments. This canvas project is exquisite. Thanks for a chance to win this give-away. I feel like a little kid waving my hand, pick me, pick me!!! Appreciate your sharing all these creative ideas to inspire us.

  6. Wow, this canvas is absolutely gorgeous! The simplicity of the design adds punch to the sentiment. Very well done. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies….I love Fancy Pants!!

  7. love the sewing detail. and really like the misting too. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  8. what fun to read about one of my favorite companies and how it came to be! I love all the great detail on this project….lots of work involved but a wonderful end result!

  9. Love Fancy Pants Designs and so happy to see you featuring them. Their products are just my style and love that it’s a family run business! This project is fabulous with all the misting and stitching! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  10. Love this. I am not a mist or paint or template person, but I WILL be making this project. Maybe on a burlap frame?? Love, Love, Love!

  11. Great project! Can’t wait to try doing something similar — thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I’ve just gotten into stenciling myself, so I loved seeing what you could do on fabric. I have never tried that.

  13. What a lovely canvas! Thank you for the directions, I think I’d like to try making one. Love the spray around the edges and the stencilling. Thank you for the flower template, too!

  14. The canvas you created is stunning. I love it and I love the message. I need to make something similar for my command center in the kitchen. I love this Fancy Pants collection. The colors are awesome.

  15. What a quaint wall canvas. Great paper collection and love the misting around the edges and the stitching on the flowers. Such fun details!

  16. I love using the mists on my canvas projects. I have often sprayed two or three colours to get a really funky effect. Then I have dry brushed with a pearl paint to give a slight shimmer. Always makes a stunning base to work from. I just love this whole collection and my mind is running away with me… all the stunning items I can make. Never stop dreaming!!!!

  17. These papers are beautiful and I love how you use the canvas as the background. Love seeing projects other then cards/scrapbooking pages.

  18. Wow, love the colors and the patterns on the paper and how perfectly you matched it with the paints! Clean, elegant and beautiful. A clear and simple statement matching a clean and simple canvas!

  19. Everything that Vicki creates is a masterpiece. I love this project … she is so very very talented! I want to grow up to be just like her.

  20. That canvas is so pretty, and so is this collection. I love Fancy Pants, I think they do such a good job with their colors, always just the right tones/shades.

  21. I have seen many canvas projects, but this one has me wanting to make it. I love the colors you put on the canvas and how you used different ways of making something so simple look amazing. Excellent canvas project that is easy to do, with professional looking results. Thank you for sharing it and for the giveaway!!

  22. Love the misting technique using templates Vicki!! I have just started using the misting in a lot of my projects, so love getting new ideas for using my inks. Beautiful canvas project, always been a fan of Fancy Pants!!

  23. OMG!! I LOVE this collection, I have been trying to track it down at my local scrapbook store for the past couple of weeks without success, I can’t believe that is the collection being given away! Yippee! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Sorry I was so please to see the giveaway that I haven’t even commented yet on the lovely little canvas. Such a joyful work of art. Love the misting and the stitching…I mean who doesn’t love those techniques. The overall effect is very cheerful, yet modern and elegant with a very organic and homey feel which I love. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  24. Love the stencil and the spraying and the stitching and the flowers and the stems and the bow–heck, I love it all! Very nice.

  25. I love how beautifully clean and simple it is… I have never stitched on canvas and I and going to give it a try using your tutorial. Its a gorgeous canvas!!!

  26. I thought this was a lovely idea and could be translated into a great card as well.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Your project turned out beautiful. I have never worked with canvas, but you are certainly inspiring me to try. I love the paper collection.

  28. Great project, love the colors!!! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

  29. “Live Simply” is a phrase to live by. The canvas is simple which goes along with the phrase, but so so cute. Love the paper line and the stitched flowers with button centers. So much texture and interest in this piece!

  30. I love this canvas project! The flowers are so sweet and I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win some Fancy goodness!

  31. Great projects with colors I normally wouldn’t think to put together but seem to work well.

  32. Love this project and thanks for showing us how you created it. Super color combo…very peaceful.

    Would love to win, of course.

  33. What a beautiful collection! I love the colors and the patterns are gorgeous. I haven’t tried a canvas project before, but I think I’m going to have to try one now. Thanks for the tips!

  34. Hi,
    I am a new to the ‘PaperCrafts Library’ page but I am thrilled to see my two favourite things bought together,
    Card making and sewing. The colours of this project are just lovely and the design is just brilliant. A lovely piece of art and you can see the quality of the materials used from the photograph are second to none.

  35. I love this canvas so simple and soft. It really speaks out the message. Your creativity is awesome. This is my first time seeing Fancy Pants. Would love to win so I too could have some in my hands.

  36. These colours paired with black are so pretty! Love the stitched flowers. 🙂

  37. Beautiful job by Vicki ~ love all the details including the stitching. OMG, when I first saw releases from CHA, I was immediately in love with the colors of the Park Bench Collection from Fancy Pants. Can’t believe I have a chance to win this ~ am crossing my fingers ~ and thanks for the chance!

  38. gorgeous canvas! I love the misting and I just love the flowers. Such great techniques! So pretty and the colors of this kit are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. OMG….The Park Bench collection would be great for a journal and card making. Your card is awesome! Thank for the opportunity!

  40. The paper collection is beautiful, the whole collection is beautiful. I love the projects, simple, easy, elegant. They would look good anywhere. Thanks for your creativity and sharing it with us.

  41. Wow, the colors in this line are beautiful! What a pretty project….the soft misting and cool stencils add such a nice touch to the stitched flowers! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win—I can see lots of possibilities with this line!

  42. I love this project by Vicki!! It really looks like “Spring” to me, which so many of us are craving right about now when it’s been cold, dark, and rainy!! She always inspires me to try different techniques and I love this collection!!

  43. The delicate blues are sooooooooooooooo beautiful, a perfect idea for a canvas project, would love to make one using these products. I need to decorate my scraproom with something that would bring me inspiration when I look at it.

  44. I love this canvas. I’ve never tried to make one, but will have to try this. It would be a great addition to my craft room. I love the look of the Park Bench collection, too. Thx for the chance to win!

  45. I love this idea and I think it would make a great scrapbooking page. I have some photos that would look lovely with this layout and colours.

  46. What a cute project! Been wanting to try sewing on my projects! Now I will! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. This is just so cute to put on a canvas, and what a great idea for the background you created. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂

  48. ABsolutely love fancy pants products. Love the 12 x 12 canvas design. Winning would be wonderful!

  49. WOW these are really great papers…just love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win….pick me….pick me

  50. Hi Vicki! Love your project on canvas. I think it would be fun to make the flowers out material. I love the soft coloring. You always do such a wonderal job! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. This project inspires me to get out my needle & thread! Ever since finding Vic, my creations have moved up to the next level, which is something to really smile about!

  52. Love the Live Simply project! I may change it up a little for a Mother’s Day project! Hope that’s ok!!! Love Fancy Pants!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

    Linda from Newfoundland….currently enjoying some FLorida sun! 🙂

  53. I love this and the tutorial is easy to follow. Vicki is so talented. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  54. I had never thought of using a stencil in this way. Great tip! Love the layout and the hand stiching on the flowers.

  55. I love how you used the stencil and mist to create a design–and I never thought to use canvas as a background. I have to get my supplies out and give it a try! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity. 🙂

  56. I love the fact that this is quick & simple. It also gives ideas for holiday and seasonal home decor. Thank you!

  57. Way to go Vicki! This fellow Nebraska girl is just teaming with talent. What I love is that her projects are always so different from each other. Different mediums, different color schemes, different textures and sizes of projects. Very talented woman.

  58. I love Fancy Pants. I’ve been following Vicki for a while and love her work, this canvas is no exception. I love the “airy feel” of the canvas with the light color along the edge. The hand stitching around the flowers is just the perfect touch to highlight them. I love it.

  59. Love me some Fancy Pants. Each collection they come out with just continues to impress me with their eye for color palettes and overall designs, love their papers!

  60. Great job on your canvas I really like how you use your spray,ribbon,and stitching around the paper flowers. Thanks for sharing God Bless.

  61. oh what a lovely collection…as usual Vic has done you proud with her great use of your products 🙂

  62. What a fantastic collection. I love those colors together. Thank you for the chance to win.

  63. I love the different techniques you used and the fact that you shared how you used them!
    Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful collection of goodies.

  64. This craft piece is so vibrant and fresh that it captures your attention right away . The colours seem to have
    calming effect ,and one item compliments the next ,delicate and bold at the same time (bold in the flowers and stems and subtle in the stenciled areas). The message is also simple and loud at the same time .I certainly would try to do a piece like this.

  65. Wow, this canvas is beautiful and thanks for the tutorial. Love this paper collection from Fancy Pants and would so love to win.

  66. I LOVE this canvas project. I was inspired to do mixed media art by Andrea and her sister a couple of years ago, but I NEVER would have thought about sewing on canvas! What a GREAT idea! I love the colors and the fabric flowers… so much potential here! This is such a fresh idea ! I can’t wait to try this myself! This collection has wonderful color palette and designs to work well with so many canvas imaginations! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


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