Trends in scrapbooking are something I have always had an interest in following. I have been told that I kind of have a knack for recognizing and even predicting the biggest trends that will go viral in the scrapbooking world. This being the case, I thought I would start doing more trend posts on this blog for all of my scrappy crafty friends! So here we go…
Swans are in. Also spotted but completely unrelated are Peacocks and Flamingos. Especially in scrapbooking if you work for Crate Paper and your name rhymes with Baggie Gomes.
More random animals of a furry rather than feathered variety such as llamas, giraffes, and my personal favorite the sloth.
Giraffes have recently been spotted in the newest Dear Lizzy collection from American Crafts!
Boho style and anything with Tassels or Pom Poms! They just give everything a pop of color and je ne sais quoi ! Tassels are also still trending !
Mandalas have been making more appearances such as in collections by Jillibean Soup and in digital die cutting files!
Black backgrounds! Everybody loves a pretty floral, but a pretty floral on a black background…now that is something else all together! In scrapbooking, look out for layouts on a black background also. Amy Tangerine’s latest Shine On collection is one to look for where black is definitely the new black!
Holographic materials. These have started showing up in everything from alphabets to accents on embellishments and papers. I’m thinking about Shimelle’s recent collections!
Number 4: The colors blue and purple and especially blue and purple together! Pinkfresh Studios Indigo Hills 2 and recent Cocoa Vanilla collections illustrate this trend perfectly.
Modern slang phrases! Here are some I love–
cool AF (where AF means As F@*&$)
Lit up = awesome
Low Key = Kind of sorta
FOMO = Fear of missing out
I know sometimes it’s like a foreign language but it isn’t just for teenagers and snapchat, unless you’re a total NOOB ( that means beginner or newcomer)
Hand lettering and calligraphy. You don’t even have to be that good at it- thanks to lettering stamps, outline hacks, and kind of cool markers.
Buffalo Checks/Plaids! And they are not just for Christmas anymore. Thank you Joanna and Chip for this Magnolia/Fixer Upper trend which seems to really, really be sticking around!
Now it’s your turn to tell me what you think of these trends! Please comment and share your likes/dislikes and any trends I have missed!