For part 1 of our article on 2008 scrapbooking trends, please click here. Now, here are some thoughts from more well-known scrapbookers:
“I believe one of the new trends this year is incorporating fabric into layouts and projects. Fabric is not only versatile in its use but it also adds color, texture and dimension. You can die cut letters or shapes from fabric; use fabric as a back ground element instead of paper and cover chipboard embellishments as well as albums. The cut edges of fabric can be left to fray adding interest or cut using pinking shears. You can hand or machine stitch fabric to projects or layouts, or use a clear glue to adhere fabric to a project. The possibilities are endless. You will see fabric being used in lots of my layouts and projects this year.”
(Layout above left by Flea Market Studio showing paper and fabric ribbons.)
“As far as scrapbooking trends, I believe there will always be those things that come and go, and whether we want to be or not, I think we are all influenced by them, at least a little bit. The things I see becoming more prevalent, would probably be, bold use of color (and unique color combinations), growth of hybrid scrapbooking, and scrapbooking itâ€™s self, continuing to be more and more of an â€œart formâ€, (without all the rules). The fact that our pages have become more unique personal pieces of who we are.. Is so exciting to me. This is one trend I hope continues!”
Angelia doesn’t consider herself much of a trendspotter, but tells us that timeless items are her staples, “The things I love and use all the time have been around for a long time – yummy patterns, buttons, brads, and cardstock.”
(Felt brads, new for CHA by Queen and Co.)
Valerie also is not much of a trend watcher, but does tell us, “As far as techniques go, I think paper-piecing is making a comeback.”
Please come back tomorrow for part 3 of our article on scrapbooking trends for 2008!