This week we are thrilled to welcome back Fancy Pants Designs! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Fancy Pants Designs, see a fantastic project by Jodi Sanford and have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize consisting of a True Friend 6×6 pad with coordinating envelopes, patterned photo frames, button set and mini brush trees…all before they are released in stores! The frame shown in the photo below is NOT included in the prize pack.  (details at the end of this post).


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!

Fancy Pants Designer

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:

JodiSanford-250WJodi 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!

Designer Project

Today I am excited to share with you a little gift pack that I made using our all new collection, True Friend.  {Hitting stores the very first part of September—get your requests in now!} As well as one of our adorable new kraft mini journals (3×4) that will be in stores this fall!

This collection is all about life, love, happiness, family, friends…the list goes on and on…and so do the fabulous papers and embellishments in this line!  I just loved so many different elements that I ended up with a few different ideas and used a mix of embellishments to create them!

My project consists of a quick and easy decorative jar, an adorable and delicate accordion flower design and a super mini album!


I loved the jar because it was so quick and easy to make and would be perfect for a fresh flower delivery, filled to the brim with chocolate or even tucking the handmade flower right inside… a very easy gift where the product does the work! Simply wrap the bottle with twine, wrap one of the True Friend tags around with tulle, and you have a very cute, simple and sweet gift ready to go!


The flower, another quick and easy project features one of my favorite papers from the line—this adorable mini floral pattern came from our 6×6 pad!  I cut two 1-3/4” x 6” strips out, folded and put them together!  Then, I placed the flower right on to a 4” white doily.  Next, I took another 6×6 patterned paper and punched a 2” circle out and adhered it to the center!  Last, I added the adorable ‘Life is better with friends’ flair piece… It’s so simple, and that delicate look is so pretty!  Oh, I used a decorative straw as the base of my flower…this project makes a great book mark for the mini album as well!

Up next is just a little peek at the mini album.  I ADORE these albums so much…they are tiny, compact, and easy peasy to work with!  These fit snugly right in your wallet or bag and are great for jotting down the every day happenings…quotes, thoughts, schedule and more! I decided to use up a mix of mini (similar to index sized) photos that I had around and wrote down/added stickers, just a few thoughts about Always Looking on the Bright Side {the book cover}!  It’s nice to remember the things we have to be thankful for…especially on a bad day…that’s why I loved this as another gift idea!  I hope you like it, too!






Thanks so much for joining me today for another Fancy Pants Designs feature! We hope you’ll love these BRAND NEW products and we’ll be SO EXCITED to pick a winner that will receive a few items from our True Friend line BEFORE, yes, BEFORE they hit stores!  Leave your comments below and thanks so much for joining me today!

Products Used:  {Fancy Pants Designs} True Friend 6×6 pad, tags, flair, label stickers, 12×12 sticker set, chalk tags and brag cards.  {Fancy Pants Designs} mini kraft journal  {Maya Road} heart paper clip and twine  {Other} mint ribbon, tulle, black journaling pen, white SHARPIE pen, white and gold doilies.

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 products and their blog for some inspiration!  You can also find Fancy Pants Designs on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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



69 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. Fancy pants has many different styles and just love this collection you highlighted today…great projects.

  2. I really love Fancy pants products…thanks for featuring them! That little mini album is wonderful!

  3. Love this bright and cheery paper collection. I love the paper flower on the straw – how cute,

  4. totally love Fancy Pants.. they have always had such great collections.. this is just another example of awesomeness.. totally love all these fun projects.. so creative and oh so cute.. thanks for sharing.

  5. Just fabulous, love everything Fancy Pants, the collections with the patterns and colors are always so versatile. Love the frame, gorgeous work!!!

  6. I love Fancy Pants! Their papers are beautiful and their design team is so very talented!

  7. Such cute little projects! I really like the accordion flower backed with a doily…so clever!
    This is the first time I’ve been to Paper Crafter’s Library. I need to sign up for the newsletter…neat site!

  8. I always love everything Fancy Pants creates, and this collection is no exception. Thanks for the sneak peek and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  9. Oh my gosh, these creations are SO lovely! Beautiful ideas and I am inspired! I’ve been a fun of Fancy Pants Designs for as long as I can remember scrapbooking…at least 10 years, yikes! Time flies 🙂 Thank you for sharing this wonderful showcase and sharing a bit of Jodi’s amazingness! Hugs!

  10. Fun stuff today! The
    bottle is cute and the
    mini album would be
    fun to giveaway! All
    Carla from Utah

  11. Fancy Pants is one of my favorite craft companies in the market today. You can always tell that everything they create for their customers is well thought out and makes creating a breeze. The possibilities are endless. Jodi has done a lovely job with her jar, flower and mini album. This collection is so sweet, the coral and grahics are so wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us. I follow Fancy Pants Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

  12. Beautiful papers and I love the accordion folded flower. I especially like the paper that was used for the flower.

  13. I love the mini album….it is a nice way to remember all the things we should be thankful for. Love it!

  14. Have been a fan of Fancy Pants for years and nice to hear the story of Jodi & Jared. Love the sweet little mini album. Thank you for highlighting this wonderful company!

  15. New products and what you made with them look great and lots of fun. I have been buying Fancy Pants for years. You have a great product!

  16. Fancy Pants is a new company to me – thank you for introducing me! Love what I see! That mini album is amazing!

  17. Absolutely fabulous collection…love the button that matches the pinwheel…all so lovely! Want them all! Ahh so nice!

  18. All 3 of these projects are so easy and just so cute! I never even thought about using a 6″ pad for this kind of flower. Isn’t it funny that the simple act of gluing 2 strips together just didn’t enter my mind…thanks for pointing out that 6″paper pads can be used this way. Guess I’ve been stuck on 12″ paper pads…but not any more!

  19. I have always been a big fan of Fancy Pants and I look forward to their new release. Maybe I will win some!!

  20. ADORABLE! Fancy Pants has been an outstanding company for a long time and winning this would be a blessing.

  21. Wonderful projects. Bright and colorful
    thanks for the chance to win a prize.
    fancy Pants is a great company.

  22. I am new to this company as I haven’t been into papercrafting that long. Love all the designs you have made here and the papers are sooo sweet. All kinds of ideas running through my head. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a package of this fine product.

  23. FANCY pants is right! Love their products and this giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win a great prize package! Happy Friday!

  24. I love, love, love your mini album Jodi — and these are so “in” right now!!! And I love Fancy Pants Designs — so unique and adorable product. Thank you so much for sharing your art today!!

  25. Love these ideas – they are so cute and would make great gifts! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  26. I remember using Fancy Pants products in my earliest “child”albums, but for some reason, I lost contact with them…now that I’m a grandmother, I need to go back to Fancy Pants for more ideas in making my mini albums and more. Thanks so much for showcasing Fancy Pants today-I love their new products! Jodi sounds like an amazing mother/wife/company owner who can relate to us “late bloomers”. I’d truly love to win the Fancy Pants giveaway!

  27. I must admit that I have a stash of Fancy Pants paper. Love Jodi’s creativity. Oooh, I want to do a frame like in the post and make a little booklet of those I love. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. The jar is so simple and easy, yet so pretty and I just love mini albums, I always forget they are simple and can brighten anyone’s day better than flowers! I would love to win this gift pack as I see Jodi has four children and it seems she thinks easy and quick as I feel this is something I could craft with with only two children to work around! A win would be wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to win Jodi giveaway.

  29. what a fun collection! thanks for all the great ideas and the chance to win.

  30. I love it all but the mini album is not only beautiful but a great idea! I love the idea of having it in my purse to remind me of all the blessings in my life. Sometimes I get so caught up in day to day living I forget my blessings. The colors in the new collection are gorgeous. I love Fancy Pants products. Good luck everyone!

  31. Your projects are all awesome. I love the accordion flower and your mini album is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us!

  32. This is a great prize. I love the colors included in the designs. Well done Fancy Pants!!!

  33. Love Love Love this project. You do such fantastic work and I appreciate it that you share. Great job.

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