An Abundance of Flowers

Look around you in the scrapbooking idea books, galleries and magazines and you are sure to find dozens of pages laden with flowers of every type and every size. It seems that flowers have become an important and popular scrapbooking embellishment.

The best part is that there are dozens of types of flowers, and plenty of materials that they are constructed from. From the every popular paper flowers, to silk flowers, to chipboard and card stock. Even acrylic and metal flowers are available everywhere. Even eyelets and brads come in flower shapes now.

I walked into a large chain scrapbook store a couple of days ago and was totally wowed by all of the flowers they had, and all the different ways I could use or purchase them.

And, they aren’t just for girly pages either. Nope. Scrapbookers everywhere are doing what many have never done before, and that is including a subtle flower or two on a masculine scrapbooking layout. The look is awesome and flowers usually add quite a bit of punch to your page.

Another misconception of flowers is that they are a more elegant embellishment. Not so. Sure they can be, but they can also be sweet, cute, bright and fun. No longer does a flower represent a wedding or another special occasion. Now flowers are being adhered to scrapbook layouts just because. Just because it looks good there.

Have you played around with flowers yet? I would love to see some of your creations and masterpieces using all the different types available.

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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