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This week we welcome back Fancy Pants Designs!  In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Fancy Pants Designs, see a fantastic project by Jodi Sanford, the owner, and have the opportunity to win the As You Wish Collection shown below (details at the end of this post).

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About Fancy Pants Designs

Fancy Pants Designs was founded almost 10 years ago by Jared and Jodi Sanford. With Jodi’s love of scrapbooking and the support of many creative people, Fancy Pants Designs quickly grew into a must-have product line in the paper crafting industry and continues to produce fabulous designs and unique embellishments today.  Jared directs the day to day business and warehouse management of the office, while Jodi directs all art and product development and marketing.  She also teaches her love of scrapbooking and crafting to many dedicated scrapbookers and is honored to have been given this opportunity.   They know that their business is a success because of devoted fans who use their products and hope to continue developing even more products that meet the needs of all crafters!

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Today we welcome Jodi Sanford, the owner.  We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library.  You can see Jodi’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

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Jodi Sanford is the founder and owner of Fancy Pants Designs, Inc. She is a wife to a wonderful husband and the mother of four busy kids and considers being a Mom the greatest job she has—with designing and teaching being a close second!

Jodi has enjoyed stationary, stickers and crafting since she was very young, and began to focus more specifically on her scrapbooking and paper crafting hobby over 20 years ago. She is regularly published in national magazines and online, has developed magazine articles and concepts and taught classes worldwide!

Along with her husband, Jared, she started Fancy Pants Designs, in 2004, as a way to offer new and innovative products to this creative market and their company has been blessed with wonderful fans ever since!

Jodi enjoys spending time with her family hanging out in the backyard, watching her kids play sports, running, and hitting a movie now and then—not to mention traveling and teaching her love of scrapbooking throughout the world!

Marli Girl Layout

This layout was created using Fancy Pants Designs new As You Wish collection. I really wanted to show off the sparkly personality that my cute daughter, Marli, has so this line was the perfect fit. Not only is it filled with color and happiness, the touches of gold really made it shine like her! I really wanted to show off the colors of the line by using that fabulous ‘quilted’ paper as the background, but didn’t want it to compete too much with the big color pops around my photo.

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The vellum made a perfect look that softened the page, yet made those colors and gold pieces really stand out around the photo! Plus, I was able to cut through the vellum, using my Silhouette, {awesome} for my title and add gold foil stars under the vellum {and on top}! By stitching the vellum down (and hiding adhesive under the photo and embellishments) I created a little pocket of confetti right on the page! With the different embellishments on the page, there is a perfect mix of color and texture…just the look I was hoping for! And guess what? It was actually a really quick layout by using pre-designed, pre-cut pieces! The hardest part was making sure my ‘confetti’ wasn’t falling out of my title! {I did add some adhesive to a few of the stars to keep them in place around the opening–the rest are floating around for a fun flair!}

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I used our new Library Cards to add my journaling, along with a mini bag and small tag to accent the photo and add some date details! There are lots of interactive pieces on the page, yet it doesn’t appear to be too busy.

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Here are the supplies I used to create this project {from our As You Wish Collection}:

As You Wish Collection Kit, Sticker Fundamentals, Bags, Tags, Ephemera, Brag Cards and Buttons
Artist Edition Gold Foil Paper and Vellum Paper
Adhesives by Tombow
Date Stamp: OffiStamp
Stamping Ink {date stamp}: Clearsnap by ColorBox

To see more of Fancy Pants Designs products, please visit www.fancypantsdesigns.com
For daily inspiration, visit the Fancy Pants Designs blog at www.missfancypants.typepad.com
And, you can visit Jodi’s {new} personal blog at www.makeaprettylife.com

Thanks for joining me and I hope you’ll check out all of our new CHA Winter releases!

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jodi Sanford 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 As You Wish 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!

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48 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. What a fun collection! And I love the idea of placing vellum over a “busy” sheet of dsp so that the additional elements and embellishments don’t get lost on the page. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Very sweet collection and the layout is very cute. Love the different elements you used to tell the story.

  3. Very cheerful colors and designs…perfect for my next mini album! Thanks for featuring this company today, and for offering us an opportunity to win a product package.

  4. Your layout is so
    nice and I love the
    velum used with
    the sequins in it
    and all around.
    Great idea.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Love Fancy Pants and this was my favorite of the CHA releases, it’s just gorgeous, and such rich and vibrant colors!

  6. It was nice to learn more about Jodi and her family. The layout is adorable! This is a fabulous collection!

  7. Love this collection and layout. The patterns are fun and contemporary and using vellum to tone it down is such a great idea

  8. I always look forward to the company and artist feature posts. There is always something new and interesting to see. Love the paper designs and colors, the fun stickers, the library pockets and more. Jodi got a new fan by using vellum (a personal favorite), the stitching, and not leaving the buttons naked (hate to see that). It’s the attention to detail that makes me want to support companies and artists. Thanks for the nice introduction to Jodi and Fancy Pants.

  9. Awesome patterns. Neat library pockets. I love working with vellum too! I just learned to emboss it! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love the As You Wish collection!!! The retro feel, the colors, and the patterns…it’s gorgeous!

    Your page is so very cool! Love it and how you embellished it! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  11. I am a really big fan of Jodi and I think I’ve owned every line to have ever been released!! I have watched and participated in every one of the workshops Jodi teaches on MCC and have really enjoyed them ALL! I can’t wait to see what you will think of next! Thank you for providing us with such a great selection of products.

  12. I have so enjoyed being introduced to Fancy Pants Designs. Love the beautiful elements on the page, especially the vellum. Jodi has provided some new inspiration. Thanks again.

  13. I was watching all the new releases as they were previewed on Fancy Pants blog. They are keeping up with the good style, even while playing with the recent trends – which makes me totally happy!

  14. Fun colors! Love the use of the vellum on the page. The librabry card is a perfect journaling piece. Great design!

  15. A very fun & eclectic layout. I use & love Fancy Pants papers a lot in my card making & would love to have this colorful collection! Thanks for the chance.

  16. Love the colors of the paper collection, Layout very pretty, Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

  17. What a very sweet, pretty, and funky layout. I just Love the use of the Vellum to make a Shaker Pocket. What a great tie in to the Shaker Trendy Article. Thank you Jodi, and Fancy Pants, for sharing.

  18. Wow, love the layout!! The “As You Wish” collection is beautiful — the designs and colors are so “in” right now. I would love to win this package — thank you for the opportunity.

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