I recently used this paper to design a book a friend and I are teaching as a class. First we chose some Heidi Grace paper as our main paper selection for the project and this Fancy Pants patterned paper complemented that well. Then we changed our main paper selection to Basic Grey "Mellow" and this paper STILL matches There are so many colors in this stripe that, depending on what you pair it with, it can look completely different yet complementary to your design. And the diagonal stripe provides alot of visual interest.
seriously- this paper was so hard to let go of once i finally chose a picture to go with it! there are so many colors in it and the added distressed bits are so beautiful. i never realized that i would be drawn to such vibrant colors! fancy pants just has a knack for finding the right shades to look cool and funky but still have so much life in them!