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Flowers on a boy layout? You bet! Day 6

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Here is my final tip for using flowers on a boy layout. And, I have included two sample layouts instead of just one. Before I get to the final tip, I would love to see and hear how others use flowers on boy layouts.

Here is a quick rundown of all the tips:

1) Adding flowers any time there is a girl in the picture(s).

2) Messy flowers – if you use messy flowers, by messy I mean wrinkled, scuffed up, etc., they still look manly enough.

3) Use of gender neutral, or masculine, colors can make any flower appropriate for a boys page.

4) Create an elegant page so a flower will fit more appropriately into the design.

5) Pics with mom, yes you are a girl, but this is different, are the perfect time to add flowers to a page.

Tip 6:

Family pictures are always the perfect setting for flowers, glitter, pearls, you name it!

In addition, I have the following layouts in my album right next to the above layout. Because of this, I felt it would be okay for me to use flowers on the layout with just my son in it. The colors of the pages complement each other, and because the pictures have a summer feel and are posed, I thought the flowers would work just fine.

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Flowers on a boy layout? You bet! Day 3

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So far, the tips I have given for using flowers on a boy layout include:

1) Adding flowers any time there is a girl in the picture(s).

2) Messy flowers – if you use messy flowers, by messy I mean wrinkled, scuffed up, etc., they still look manly enough.

And Tip 3 is:

Use of gender neutral, or masculine, colors can make any flower appropriate for a boy page.

Here is my example:

So, I am pretty sure I scrap-lifted this idea from a magazine, there is an additional tip, if you don’t scrap-lift, start today!

I used flowers that are more gender neutral in color. I was also able to use jewels and glitter Stickles to give the look of rain on the letters and flowers.

Flowers on a boy layout? You bet! Day 2

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If you missed yesterday’s blog post, I am posting a series of scrapbook layouts for boys with flowers on them. Each day showcases a new layout and tip for using flowers on a boy layout.

Tip 2:

Messy flowers – if you use messy flowers, by messy I mean wrinkled, scuffed up, etc., they still look manly enough.

Here is my example:

On this image, I used my Sizzix die cuts to make the flower petals, cut small flowers for the center, then added a jewel brad to hold it all together. Prior to assembling the flower, I crinkled up the petals, inked them while crinkled up, then flattened them and inked the edges.

Flowers on a boy layout? You bet!

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For the scrapbookers out there, you know how hard it can be to create a new page each and every time. I love the look of flowers on a page, but because I have a little boy, the use of flowers on a page was a rare occurrence.

Eventually I just decided to go ahead and use flowers on pages.

Because I need to get myself back in the scrapbook mode for a weekend retreat coming up, I decided I would focus this week on some of the layouts I have done with flowers on boy pages. Each day this week, I will share another layout for a boy with flowers.

Boy layouts with flowers, Day 1:

1) Take advantage of any girl (including the rare pics that Mom makes it into). In my opinion, if there is a girl in the picture you can use pinks, purples, flowers, pearls, diamonds, and the list goes on and on.

I will admit, the only flower in this layout is the one that looks like a science atom, but I was just excited to use the pink paper!

As you can see, I have used pink paper for the background (I never get to use pink paper!) and glitter.

Check back tomorrow for more ideas on using flowers in a boy’s layout.

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