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 Kim Watson and have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize consisting of various Oh Deer! products (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 – Kim Watson

Today we welcome Kim Watson. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kim’s super cute Christmas brag book below, but first, here is a little more about her:

KimWatson-11052014-250WKim Watson lives on a mountainside with her family, in a beautiful seaside suburb just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to her best friend who is ever patient with her need to mess with paper and glue, as well as have a camera present whenever possible. Her sweet children and life next to the ocean, surrounded by nature give her an endless source of content for her pages, which she describes as being full of texture, layers, color and, of course, her trademark stitching. Kim has been working with Fancy Pants Designs for 4 years as well as many other manufacturers in the scrapbooking industry over the years, including 5 years as a Dream Team member for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. Kim loves more than anything knowing that the time and love put into her pages will help her children remember how good their childhoods are and that even the β€˜not so good times’ leave us with lessons learned and wisdom gained.

Simple Christmas Brag Book

Today I am excited to show you how to make a simple mini-book using Fancy Pants Designs Oh! Deer Christmas collection. The beauty of this design is it requires no stitching & can be completed in an afternoon.


STEP #1: Using a frame, place a piece of Vellum Paper behind it to create an translucent ‘window’. Decorate it with ephemera, punched snowflakes and a die-cut bow (see HERE for cut file)


STEP #2: Decorate & prepare a selection of Brag Cards & Decorative Frames to be used as ‘pages’ in your mini book for photographs & journaling.


STEP #3: Print out photos. Most of mine were 2″x3″ to fit behind the frames.


STEP #4: Punch each page at the top left corner for inserting a twine tie.


STEP #5: Tie all your pages together with some sturdy twine, making sure to tie it loose enough to be able to turn the ‘pages’.





BONUS: Free ‘Bow Cut File‘Β  from Fancy Pants Designs


Download the file HERE

-Oh! Deer 6×6 patterned paper paper scraps
-Oh! Deer Brag Cards
-Oh! Deer Patterned Frames
-Oh! Deer Button Card
-Oh! Deer Sticker Sentimentals
-Oh! Deer Ephemera pack
-Oh! Deer Confetti (sequins)
-Fancy Pants Designs Vellum Paper
-Fancy Pants Designs Gold Foil Paper
-Small Snow Flake Punch
-Medium Snow Flake Punch
-Tiny adhesive pearls
-Mini Stapler
-Tombow Mono Adhesive

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Kim Watson 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!


51 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. I’m a Fancy Pants fan! And Kim Watson is a rock star too. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the bow cut file! Cute cute mini project.

  2. Kim’s creations are so adorable. I always love seeing her projects. I am a big fan of Fancy Pants. Their collections are so family friendly. I love using them. The colors in the Oh Deer Collection, are so fun and festive.

  3. What I love most is that when you put photos in this brag book it looks like the pages are actually photo frames! Always love Kim’s work! I have been buying Fancy Pants collections for years. Their designs are wonderful!

  4. I love Fancy Pants! They have such cute designs and they do a great job selecting colors. Love this mini too!

  5. I love that the pages are actually framing the photos and I really like the way Kim used the vellum to create the window on the front. Beautiful!

  6. This is a great company – it was interesting to read all about it! Great designs – I would love to win!

  7. What an adorable mini book. Love the idea of using the frames as the foundation for the pages.

  8. I have followed Kim’s work for years and always admired her unending talent. This project is very cute and I appreciate the opportunity to win a Fancy Pants Prize. Great job, Kim!

  9. This is so cute!!! Love Fancy Pants and
    Love this mini book! So vibrant! Just

  10. This is really cute! And such a cool idea for a mini album. I love the extras like the sequins and buttons. Great job! Love Fancy Pants by the way!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    katie B.

  11. Love Kim’s projects and all the awesome information & projects on your blog. I’d love some more Fancy Pants to add to my stash!

  12. What an adorable mini! Love the summer photos in this project and would make a lovely Xmas gift. thank you for the inspiration.

  13. So crisp and cheerful! I am nuts for bottle brush trees! Hard to find. Really glad they are part of the set!

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