This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from MugsyBoo.
When you see a design trend in fashion or home decor, chances are you will begin to start seeing it as a trend in crafting as well. The geometric pattern trend has been around for a few seasons…geometric patterns can be found on clothing and accessories as well as home décor accents. From scarves and jewelry to shelving and pillows, triangles are everywhere. It’s no wonder we would see the geometric design trend make its way into paper crafting as well. The more I surf blogs, on-line galleries and Pinterest, the more I see this trend surface on DIY craft projects. Although I have seen circles, diamonds and other angular shapes on projects lately, perhaps the most popular shape to use as a design element is the triangle. This simple 3-sided shape can have big impact when used in multiples on cards, scrapbook layouts, and even gift wrap.
Start With A Stamp
If you don’t have any triangle embellishments or patterned paper in your stash and want to jump on this trend, let’s start by making a triangle stamp. Follow one of these simple tutorials and you will be able to add triangles to your next paper crafting project in no time. All of these tutorials are beginner level so don’t be intimidated by the idea of making a stamp, plus they all use supplies that most crafters already have on hand.
Just like there are 3 sides to a triangle, I am sharing 3 different sides to the triangle trend. From cards to DIY paper crafts to scrapbook layouts, here are 15 different ways that the triangle can be incorporated into your projects.
Side 1: Cards
Side 2: Paper Crafts
Side 3: Scrapbook Layouts
Have you used triangles on a paper crafting project? What did you make?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.