Friday, April 20, 2012

Scrapbook Trend Report - Part 1

It's Pam here your trend reporter for the next two weeks! The contributors and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best trends out there right now in the scrapping world and some examples of them. I love learning about fashion trends, so naturally scrapbook trends peak my interest. so let's get started!

Pennants and Banners
The first trend that I absolutely love are banners and pennants. When I first saw banners I thought they would be too complicated for my scrapping style, but then I realized that they are quite easy. I also enjoy making pennants and hanging them on my pages! Here are a few examples of them.

"Swim" by Pam Callaghan using pennants (going sideways)

"Fun" by Nancy Keslin using banners

"Fly High" by Pam Callaghan using pennants (sideways) and a banner

Beautiful Dimensional Floral Layouts
Don't you just love pages with flowers and gorgeous designs? I sure do! The trend of dimensional flowers is one that is super hot right now. There are so many great flowers to buy now and they go great paired with all kinds of patterned papers. Here are a few examples.

"Darling" by Vicky Alberto

"Always Together by Nancy Keslin

"How Much are Those Doggies in the Window" by Lisa Blastick

Hexagon Shapes
Hexagon or honeycombs are really popular right now. Scrapbookers are creating them from scratch and buying paper with hexagons. I must admit, I haven't tried this yet, but I am really excited to try it! There are so many ways to use it, check out how two of the contributors used them.

"Happiness Is" by Nancy Keslin

"Happy Day" by Sara Zenger

Large Photos
This trend seems to come and go. Large photos were super popular a few years ago and now they are making a comeback! Digital scrapbookers are using this in their digital templates along with traditional scrappers using it on paper.

"Beach Week" by Cathy Dippolito

"Lake Superior" by Marlene Murphy

Another super cool trend is headbands. Scrapbookers are using their supplies to create some really pretty headbands. This is made more convenient by all of the pretty floral vintage supplies that are for sale.

 Headband created by Vicky Alberto

What a cool trend chevrons are. The sort of retro zigzag pattern has made its way into so many great papers and embellishments. Scrapbookers are even making their own chevrons using different patterned papers as you will see in the example below.

"Teen" by Nancy Keslin

Card by Cathy Dippolito

"Central Park" by Pam Callaghan

Woodgrain Patterns 
Woodgrain is really making its way into the scrapbook paper world. There are so many totally cool papers with a woodgrain background to them. It is a trend that a few companies did back in the day and it is making its way back in.

"You Make My Heart Sing" by Sara Zenger

"Little Cowgirl" by Lisa Blastick

"Welcome to Wildwood Crest" by Cathy Dippolito

8. Mustaches
Another really cool trend is mustaches. They just make me smile when I see them. You can find them in a bunch of products now to add a super fun look to your page.

"My Stache" by Nancy Keslin

This next trend is really beautiful. I really love the way birdcages look and they are all the rage right now. They really add such an elegant element to the pages. Check these projects out to see some great birdcage inspiration!

Card by Vicky Alberto

"Dollface" by Nancy Keslin

Check back next week for more trends in the scrapbook world :)