I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s Featured 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 Trendsetter 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!  And, for those of you interested, we are holding an design team call now through March 4th.  You can read all about it on our special blog post here!
Special Fancy Pants Guest Designer
Today we also have a special Fancy Pants Designs Guest Designer.  Greta Hammond is part of the 2013 Fancy Pants Design Team. Greta  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 TrendSetter Collection.

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

gretahammondheadshotI began scrapbooking over seven years ago after the birth of my son. I needed an outlet after deciding to be a stay-at-home mama and scrapbooking proved to be that and so much more. I have since embraced the hobby as both a creative outlet and a vehicle to record my families memories. I have shared my passion for scrapbooking by teaching at my local scrapbook stores and have also had the privilege to work with a number of manufacturers in the industry. I was thrilled to have been inducted into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2006 and chosen as a Memory Makers Master in 2007. Currently, my work can be seen in Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbooks, Etc, Scrapbook and Cards Today, and Scrapbook Trends.I live with my husband and two children in Northern Indiana. They have been the subject of thousands of photographs and are the main inspiration for my pages.
Album Project
You can see the album project and the instructions to create it below (there are more pictures of the completed album at the bottom of this post):
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trend Setter album 1 web
1. Start with 5 frames from the Trendsetter line. Figure out which one will be on the cover and then back the frame with a piece of coordinating patterned paper.
Greta Hammond_Trendsetter album steps photo 1
2. Add photos to remaining frames and add coordinating patterned paper to the backs of the frames to finish them off.
Greta Hammond_Trendsetter album steps photo 2
3. Add embellishments to frames and cover frame, including buttons, felt flowers, stickers and chipboard pieces.
Greta Hammond_Trendsetter album steps photo 3
4. Neatly stack frames and figure out where to punch hole in upper left corner.
Greta Hammond_Trendsetter album steps photo 4
5. Add office ring to stack of frames. Finish with a ribbon and die cut key on the ring.
Greta Hammond_Trendsetter album steps photo 5
Here are some additional pictures of the completed album:
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trendsetter album 2 web
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trendsetter album 4 web
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trendsetter album 5 web
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trendsetter album 6 web
fancypantsGreta Hammond_Trendsetter album 7 web

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Greta Hammond 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 Trendsetter collection shown below, 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!

124 replies on “Featured Company: Fancy Pants Designs”

  1. I can see why you were drawn to them. The color combos and patterns are so cheery and graphic. Lots of potential!!

  2. What a sweet album! I love the size and the shape of the pages. Love Fancy Pants too, I think they have amazing collections and do such a good job selecting the colors for them especially.

  3. Oh my! This mini album is gorgeous! How awesome this is since the photos can be changed when the kids get bigger. Talk about using this over and over again. Hey, you could even laminate this!

    Fancy Pants Design new collection is trendy and versatile too. I can see myself using this for both my daughter and son.

    Thank you for the chance to win this versatile collection. Go Fancy Pants Design!

  4. This is a wonderful project!! It also looks very easy to accomplish as well. Thanks to Fancy Pants Designs and Greta for this terrific ” how to” . Would love to win this collection. : )

  5. WOW! What a great mini. Fancy Pants is one of my favorite lines.
    What a fun way to use frames. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  6. What an adorable mini album and beautifully put together! Thanks for the how-to, Greta. The Fancy Pants line has gorgeous color combos and embellishments. Just love it. Thanks for a chance to win!

  7. As usual, Greta knocks it out of the park with her mini album. Love her designs and this little mini is just too stinkin adorable!

  8. I like how you made frames for the photos. This is such a cute project–I love the papers you chose! It’s so fresh and pretty.

  9. It is a nice mini album. It’s girlie, but not too girlie. By your daughter’s age, girls aren’t usually as frilly frou frou. It’s just a great look.

  10. What a fun album made with the Trendsetter’s collection. Fun album with darling pics and I love the embellishments you chose Thanks for the tutorial and great project.

  11. What a fun album! The frames make it
    easy to put together and the colors are
    Carla from Utah

  12. The album is great. The varied designs of the pages make it more interesting. the different papers add a lot of fun to it. Wonderful use of pretty papers.

  13. That album is wonderful; I’ve always loved Greta’s work! What a great collection this is-thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. The way you put the album together and the color choices are awesome! Thanks for sharing it!
    Thanks for a chance to win the fantastic papers!

  15. This collection is so fresh and fun! I love the colors and the patterns. Fancy Pants always does it right!

  16. Such a sweet mini album and so nicely done. Am loving the colors in Fancy Pants Trend Collection and would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Wow, the album is awesome! I love all the different styles of frames…& fun colours & embellishments. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. Love Fancy Pants!! They were the very first designer paper I ever bought (to the moon collection!!) Love all theiir collections–so amazing!

  19. Love the mini album – also love the color combo used in creating such
    a lovely treasure. Thanks for the chance to experience using your product
    to create my own treasure. 🙂

  20. what a wonderful way to use those frames for a mini album! I love this collection…it’s so versatile!

  21. Love the new collection, great way to use them in the mini album. Another great collection I’d love to have.

  22. Love the colours and the photos are great. If I only had photos that were that great to use. As the girls have gotten older, find it more challenging to get them to let me take any photos.

  23. This mini album is adorable. Love the different shaped frames and the colors. I have never heard of fancy pants before but I am a 5 hour drive away from any craft stores. I love to scrapbook and make cards. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your product!

  24. Just love the great combination of colours and patterns! Would love to win! 😉

  25. If I win this prize does the lovely girl come with it? lol! Seriously, it’s a great project and those papers are super.

  26. Great little album using lovely paper. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  27. Love this collection, I would love to make this project for my grandaughter. This is just wonderful.

  28. I would love to have a chance to use this great paper collection. Always on the lookout for papers and embellishments to use in mini albums and these have a great selection.

  29. What a fantastic album design. This is inspiration to get me back to doing something other than albums!

  30. Such a great little album. Might even fit in a purse to show off. Great job on the album and tutorial.

  31. Fancy Pants has been a favourite of mine since I started scrapbooking. I love this collection because of its colours and versatility. Thanks Greta for sharing this amazing mini 🙂 Hope to win this fabulous collection!

  32. Not familiar with Fancy Pants — just love being introduced to new resources through Paper Crafters Library! Would love to win this beautiful Trendsetter collection and really get to know Fancy Pants and their products.

  33. Not only do you get to enjoy your pictures but the the framing and layout is so beautiful that it is artwork in itself.

  34. I want to make this mini album right now! It is to be cherished, it is so precious! Mahalo for sharing, and for the op to win some FP goodness.

  35. Loved the album…how imaginative and the colors are so “spring”. The coordinating papers are bright and fun and make you feel like winter is finally over!

  36. What a lovely collection. I’m not usually a big fan of papers, but I really like this offering. The album looks like something I would be able to complete as well. I am more of a card maker than a scrapbooker. Very inspiring.

  37. When I saw the papers in this collection I thought ‘Awesome’ ! I love the mini album you’ve created – just fabulous for the special girl/s in your life. I’m inspired to make one now for my grand-daughter. 🙂

  38. Such a simple but “it took me all day” look to this album. Great colors and idea for the frames – thanks for chance to win it!

  39. Wow, Ii struggle to match papers and embellishments- but the colours and designs are all worked out for you with the Fancy Pants items! I could use them and know that they would coordinate-I COULD do that!

  40. What a wonderful project. You can never have enough paper crafting material to make these fantastic creative projects. Thanks for the invite to win these products.

  41. Great idea to use frames as the core of your mini album! I may need to scraplift you!

  42. This mini album is gorgeous and oh so cute! I am not into making journals but this project may have me changing my mind! Thanks for sharing!

  43. What an awesome project and the Fancy Pants line is so inspiring. Would love to get my hands on it!

  44. That’s an adorable mini. I love the papers and be be visiting their blog. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Love this collection! Love your story even more! Congrats to Jodi & Jared on taking a dream and making it come true!!

  46. Just love the papers, they are so bright and cheerful, and such a lovely way to make a little album, it is really lovely, thanks for the generous opportunity to win some of these beautiful papers!!!

  47. The designer paper totally goes with this fun project!! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions and opportunity to win the Fancy Pants Trendsetter Collection.

  48. I love this album! I could foresee lots of great projects with this collection.

  49. What a neat idea to have frames to coordinate with such great paper patterns. I love the colors and designs!

  50. These papers are fantastic – feminine without being girly!! I’m just getting back into scrapbooking after birth of my 3rd boy – these would be amazing to use!

  51. I just love this collection. One of the best from CHA2013! Can’t wait to have it!

  52. This mini album is so adorable. I absoluetly love the colors you have on this album. Thank you for sharing……it is a very inspirational project.

  53. Am always looking for new ways to do mini albums. This one is great. I’ll try the Trendsetter line. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing

  54. I love this mini album, the colour combo is very refreshing and the minimal but effective embellishment makes this album perfect to showcase portrait photo!

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