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Monday, October 5, 2009

Fancy Pants Rough and Tough 19 comments  
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Boy Pages and Much Much More

I was happy to work with Fancy Pants Rough and Tough line this month because I just love the colors and even though I don't have a boy, I thought this line was so much fun! It reminds me of school and youthful antics (from girls or boys). I paired it with some doodlebug glittered paper and brads, some WRMK buttons and some basic black thickers, including my new favorites, Delight fabric thickers. These babies are great because they are small enough to make longer titles and still large enough to be clearly visible. Plus, you get a TON of letters in the pack. Just look at how many A's you get!

I started with the obvious boy page. This line was created with boys in mind and lends itself very easily to fun pages about them. I used some pics of my nephew. I really only had enough photos of my nephew for one page and I wanted to take advantage of the really 'boy' themed papers. Therefore, I cut out the corner of the blue 'Boys will be Boys' paper and used it as a mat for the photos. I used my craft knife to cut around the letters so I could slip the photos underneath, and I also colored in some of the designs on the letters to make it stand out more as the title. Then I used the craft knife to cut around the cloud and star to slide the matted photo piece under. Finally, I put some stickles on the stars in the design to give it a little more oomph.

Next I used mostly the scraps from the first page to create this fun page about my daughter eating mussels and escargot. I used a sketch from the Sketchy Thursday's blog for this one. The sketch had one photo in the middle with strips underneath and the title and journaling below that. I decided to turn it up a notch by using this fun bordered paper. I covered the blue border in diamond glaze to give it just a little something more.

Next I wanted to make a funky fun page to go with my daughter's marker antics. Another thing that I loved about this line of papers is that it looks like doodling. So I really wanted to do some doodling of my own to go with it! The back of the checkerboard paper had a frame around the edge. I cut that out to use on another project, then doodled my own border on the orange cardstock. This is where you can really see how great these thickers are - look at how long that title is and it all fits on there! AND I still have plenty of letters left over.

Next I moved on to altering this pencil case. I wanted to take advantage of the star paper to make a 'super star' school themed pencil box. This was perhaps the easiest altered item I have ever done! I wanted to make this for my DD because she likes to keep her travel crayons in it, but it was very plain. Since this is for a 4 yr old, I wanted to keep it simple so there are not many things to fall off or get damaged, so I used stickers for the titling. This is just a simple sliding pencil box from the dollar store. I used mod podge to adhere the paper around the outside part. I didnt do anything to the white part that slides inside, because I didnt want the paper to get stuck when the box is used. If I had a better color pencil box I would probably have left the button off too because that will probably be the first thing to fall off. It is just glued on top of the existing snap with a glue dot. I also used stickles on the stars.

Since I had about half of the star paper left, I wanted to use that to make another school themed page. But this time I wanted to make it a little more 'girly' since my DD is in a flowery dress with a princess backpack. So, I used the glittered paper background to make the colors pop and also make it a little more 'girly'. I used fabritac glue to adhere the central square to the glittered paper, because glittered paper can be hard to get adhesive to stick to. I also used stickles on the stars.

Finally I used some scraps to make two birthay cards to keep on hand for boys in DD's class. This first card was really simple. The jorunaling spot is a printable from YMBD scrapbooking, the stamps are magnetic poetry. I used my circle punch to make the scallops.

This second card was so much fun! I had these circle punches laying on my desk from the scallops on the other card and I thought it would be fun to make balloons out of them. I used buttons to anchor the thread down, and used pop dots to make the balloons stand out. The journaling spot is a printable from ymbd scrapbooking and the stamps are magnetic poetry.

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Posted by megamay

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Reader Comments ...
10/9/09 11:48 am
Fantastic work Meg! :)

10/6/09 6:04 pm
ohh this is my fave FP line from CHA but you made it look even more awesome, WOW!!!!!

10/6/09 5:28 am
absolutely amazing!

10/5/09 6:04 pm
Wonderful work Meg. I love this line.

1luckymama . North Alabama
10/5/09 5:25 pm
Fabulous! what a great line of paper!

wimom . Wisconsin
10/5/09 5:13 pm
What fun pages! I love these papers!

10/5/09 3:33 pm
awesome job with the line!

10/5/09 1:40 pm
Great work Megan! The layouts are awesome and I love how you worked those papers into girly layouts! The cards are FABULOUS TOO!

10/5/09 9:50 am
Love this reveal! Fabulous layouts, great use of the products!

baltoscrapper . Baltimore Md
10/5/09 9:48 am
Wow! You did a greeat job!

suslvgeo . Colorado
10/5/09 9:42 am
Freakin FABULOUS!!! I especially love the first one!! Ohhh and the cards, oh and the first day one...hmmmm I just love them all!

scraptag . Next to Disneyland
10/5/09 9:40 am
Such fun papers to work with. Awesome!

writerlady . Southeast Connecticut
10/5/09 9:39 am
Terrific job, Meg!!! Love the girly page and the cards are so much fun! You did great!

10/5/09 9:26 am
I love that line and I love the layouts! Well done!!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
10/5/09 9:21 am
Wow Meg you rocked it!!! I love your layouts and all the cute little details on your cards.

emarie803 . The Mile High City
10/5/09 9:14 am
Awesome LOs and projects!!!! You did a fantastic job with this line!!!

10/5/09 9:14 am
Love this line! What a great job on all the projects!

10/5/09 9:00 am
Awesome, awesome projects! I just LOVE what you did with this line!

10/5/09 7:46 am
So much fun! And good for you for getting so many projects out of your supplies! I'm in awe!

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