Traveling Typewriter font. Pretty Posies by Amy Wolff
I (Katie) love scrapping with flowers! I even went through a phase where I put a flower of some sort on just about every layout I created. I love flowery embellishments, flower patterned paper, and pictures of flowers. I realize that not everyone feels the same way but with all the fun flowers out there in digi land, I thought it would be fun to show you how to incorporate them into your digital scrapbooking.
A few little blossoms add just the right finishing touch on many layouts.
Layout by Katie. Credits: Audrey Neal Fresh (The Digi Files 19) Template No. 39 by Ali Edwards, Krafty bare paper by Katie Pertiet, DJB Tracy Script font.
Layout by Katie. Credits: Asia Fusion by Cori Gammon. Asian Artistry by Emiko Designs. Kudasai font.
Varying the size of flowers and repeating them on the layout, is a simple way to add visual accents to a page.
Layout by Katie. Credits: Free 2b by Cafe J (Digi Files 9) Template by Kaye Winiecki (pack 12)
Flowers are a quick and easy way to add a pop of color to any page.
Layout by Katie. Credits: all supplies from The Digi Files 27 (Free quick page included with March 2011 Digi Game playbook).Font is Times New Roman
Flowers also work as a visual fastener (similar to a button or brad) to keep a photo and papers looking as if they belong together on a layout.
Layout by Katie. Shabby Princess Semi Solid Papers, detailS buttons, Bountiful kit papers,Easy as Pie template (Heartland), font is Pea Kari
Team member Melissa loves clustering flowers together for accents on her layouts.
Layout by Melissa. Songbird Avenue Summer Meadows. Wendyzine cluster it action.
Flowers don’t have to be 3 dimensional. I love flowers that look like they were stamped right on the page. Flower doodles are another favorite of mine.
Layout by Katie. Michelle Martin template. Fonts are CK script and century gothic. Hazel Olive Oh Baby kit (Digi Files 20)
Layout by Katie. Credits: Happyness paper pack by Nancie Rowe Janitz.fonts are CK constitutional and Fontologie weathered in-between.
The number one reason I hear digi scrappers saying they don’t use flowers is that they are scrapping for boys. I’ve used plenty of flowers on layouts for my son and even my husband. I stay away from overly feminine flowers such as pink roses in those situations, but I see nothing wrong with some flowery accents when they fit the theme of the page.
Layout by Katie. Credits: Bojo Butterfly kit by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (retired)font is CK journaling
Using boy colors for flower accents is another way to make them more masculine.
Layout by Katie. Credits: Gina Cabrera’s “Hello Chickee” kit template by Vinnie Pearce (Give me Simple). font is Susie’s hand
Layout by Katie. Credits: Primavera collab by Catscrap designers Template by fei fei’s stuff
Layout by Katie. Credits: Silly Boy Cuddlebug and Smarshmallows kits by Shabby Princess, Launchpad Template 51 by Bree Clarkson
If the page is about my son and my daughter (or me and my son) I feel more free to include any type of flower, it’s a great excuse to use them!
Layout by Katie. Credits: Free Your Mind QP Freebie by Kat
Layout by Katie. Credits: Yours truly kit by Shabby Princess Template from Sweet Shoppe December cookie exchange 2009
Team member Jenn Lindsey says: Since I’ve only got boys, I feel that there’s somewhat of a stigma against using flowers, but I don’t care because I love flowers and it would be a shame not to be able to use them just because I don’t do many girly layouts I do try not to overuse them, and keep them just as accents, but some times I get a little carried away. LOL
Layout by Jenn. Credits: Science 101 alpha by Jenn Lindsey Greenhouse Bits #1 by Jenn Lindsey Messy Masks #3 by Jenn Lindsey Blog Your Life collab by After Five Designers CK Becky font
Layout by Jenn. Tempblends: 3 Plus 1 by Jenn Lindsey Peaceful Moments by Kay Miller Designs
Layout by Jenn. TempBlends: 2 Plus 1 by Jenn Lindsey Petit Leon by Micheline Martin
Now that I’ve shown you so many ways to digi scrap with flowers, I think it’s time for some serious enabling! I’ve already admitted by weakness for digi flowers so let me share some of my favorites to tempt you! (all images are linked)
I always swoon over Gina Marie’s flowers at Weeds and Wildflowers!
I can always count on Kristin Cronin-Barrow to fill her kits with gorgeous flowers!
This fun kit by Dani Mogstad is bursting with fun flowery papers and blooms!
I love these threaded blossoms from Karah Fredricks
I adore the fun mix of flowers in Scooty Design’s element packs
Amy Wolff’s shabby flowers are so much fun!
I guess I just love flowers! Good thing I can get them digitally because there sure aren’t any in bloom yet here in Utah! Spring, where are you already?