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Scrapbooking Trends 2011 – a Red Cross

We will be running a series of posts over the next little while on scrapbooking trends for 2011.  Look for contributions from some well-known and talented scrapbooking designers!  Let's get started!

The red cross, the universal symbol for health care aide, is fast becoming popular in the home decor world.  As people recognize it's decorative quality, we have seen the red cross symbol abound in other colours besides red, like blue and pink as well.  They are appearing on pillows, fabric, wall art, and more.  

As we know, trends in home decor and fashion have their way of spilling over into the world of handmade, and more specifically for our purposes, scrapbooking and paper crafting. I imagine it won't be long before this symbol starts appearing in commercially available patterned paper and embellishments. For now, you can make your own red cross quite easily by cutting two rectangular shapes and placing them one on top of the other.

All the Luck in the World shows many examples of crosses used to decorate her home in a post here.  See two photos below including a blue and pink cross embellishing a shadow box.  As well, when clicking on the link, scroll down to see a garland she made using the red cross shape.

Kelly McCaleb has a beautiful red cross quilt pattern available in her Etsy shop here.

Rachel Denbow has crosses appearing in a quilt project from her recent online class, "Modern Patchwork."  As well, you can see a cross shape embellishing a pillow in her post here.

The cross quilt below was made by Saidos da Concha.

These little red cross pouches are available from ZJayne's Etsy shop here.  You can also get handmade fabric red cross patches ready for a project here.

More on the red cross theme can be seen here:

- this photo of a pin given out by the Red Cross when people gave blood

- see a red cross decorated red velvet cupcake here

- a red heart decorating a little burlap door pillow here

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