Ideas for Using Oversize Floral Patterned Papers on Scrapbook Pages

Scrapbooking with oversized floral prints | Get It ScrappedDebbie Hodge

Floral print patterned papers range from delicate and pretty designs to those that are big and bold. Each has its own personality and floral prints work well with many topics. See ideas for using BIG florals on scrapbook pages here and you can check out tips for mixing floral patterns in an earlier article.

Doris Sander says, “I have been hoarding this large floral patterned paper for several years. I purge my scrapbooking supplies several times a year, but this piece always makes the cut. It just has a lovely tropical vibe that I knew would be the perfect accent for a set of beach photos. It worked perfectly with these two of my son and niece playing in the sand. The blue emphasizes the ocean theme and the flower outlines pick up on the flowers in my nieces swimsuit. It’s a winning combination.”

Two by Doris Sander | Supplie: patterned paper – 7 Gypsies, page corner, heart stencil (sticker backing) – Heidi Swapp, wood veneer – Pink Paislee, Studio Calico, chipboard pieces – Dear Lizzy, ink – Jenni Bowlin for Ranger, other – embroidery floss

Rosann Santos-Elliott says, “I make a monthly page about myself. This month I chose to reflect on health issues I have been having and the importance of keeping a positive attitude and outlook.”

“While I would usually try to use patterned papers with oversized motifs in the background, here I used one with a large floral motif brought at the forefront. I added other patterned papers in small doses. The mat is floral but the smaller repeating pattern and the grayish color allow the background mat to work like a neutral card stock. I broke up the large floral patter with small strips of two patterned papers.”

Here & Now by Rosann Santos-Elliott | Supplies:Beautiful Moments Striped Paper: Carta Bella; Lost and Found 3 Ruby Postcard Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Now & Then Floral: Teresa Collins; Flair Words: Ormolu; Mixed Bunch and 4 Frames Punch: Stampin Up; Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink: Tim Holtz; Journal Card: Project Life

Audrey Tan says, “I used a paper by Anna Aspnes that has oversize flowers along the edge. This page is dedicated to a best friend who lives in another country. Once again, we keep in contact through Whatsapps and FaceBook. As she is the sweetest person I’ve known, I adorned the page with more floral embellishments and wordart about friendship.”

[Be]st + Buds by Audrey Tan
Supplies:Anna Aspnes: Floral Art Paperie No12, ArtPlay Palette Savor, MultiMedia Flowers No2, Stained Glows No1, Friends WordArt No2; Font: Pea Erwin Script

Christy Strickler says, “Our new kitten loves to nap near our older cat. I fussy cut a large floral element from patterned paper to create an embellishment. I scattered chipboard clocks throughout the floral paper and used patterned paper with alarm clocks to supplement the nap time theme.”

Nap Time by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper, Chipboard: Jenni Bowlin; Stickers: Pebbles, Dymo Label Maker; Alphas: Webster’s Pages

Michelle Houghton says, “This layout is from our family trip to Arizona. I used a pattern with big flowers in a large block over about two-thirds s of the page. I did not use any other patterned papers but used 3 papers with colors from the large floral print to tie all the elements together.”

Family Treck by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: patterned paper, leaves, tag and brads; SEI, twine; American Crafts, sticker letters; Cosmo Cricket, metal embellishment; Prima

Amy Kingsford says, “On ‘Create,’ I’ve used a large floral patterned block of paper as one of three layers tucked behind my photos as a foundation.  I chose this particular pattern because it was a great way to introduce several colors in a big way–but not too big for my letter-sized canvas.  I’ve mixed it with basic geometric patterns including stripes and chevrons and then repeated its pattern in the floral stickers that are part of my clusters that are running off the page.”

Create by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Creashens: Krafternoon Delight and Krafternoon Delight Add-on, Lemon Squeezy Kit; Simple Scrapper: Template from Premium Collection.

Amanda Jones says, “This page documents my Puppy’s first beach trip. I trimmed two large partial flower shapes from a piece of Jenni Bowlin patterned paper and layered them to make one larger flower. They serve as a mat for my photos. I used the floral paper to make my page feminine, as my pup is a little girl, whilst maintaining a beachy yellow and blue colour scheme.”

“I made my own background with gesso and mists to act as a fairly neutral base for the bold floral focal point. The ribbon shape was hand-cut from the same floral paper, just from a plain section.”

Coco by Amanda Jones | Supplies: Patterned paper – Jenni Bowlin Studio; Flair, Thickers – American Crafts; Other – Ink spray, vintage leaves, gesso.

Debbie Hodge says, “On this journaling-dense layout — listing 51 random memories that I have at the age of 51 — oversized flowers provide great contrast and energy to the extensive text. I digitally fussy-cut one edge from a Crate Paper print and layered the large piece along the entire left edge of this two-page layout. I added one more fussy-cut bit at bottom right. I topped some of the flower with gems and flair at their centers.”

51 Memories at 51 by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Acorn Ave, On Trend by Crate Paper; A Little Bit Worn No 4 (heart), Snail Mail (stars, flower, button) by Valerie Wibbins; Stitched by Anna Circles 2, Spiced Jewels, Alpha and Number Set 2 by Anna Aspnes; On this Day Labels by Laurie Ann; Reminisce (gems) by Leora Sanford; Anywhere by Karla Dudley (flair); How It Began (flower) by One Little Bird; Bohemian Typewriter, Mercury Script fonts

2 Responses to Ideas for Using Oversize Floral Patterned Papers on Scrapbook Pages

  1. Michelle Hernandez May 5, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Great topic! Amy’s digital page and Amanda’s floral pattern cut out are particularly striking- one because it uses great color and the other because it’s a great way to scrap the subject without using themed items.
    I have the very same issue with large florals- I LOVE them but I tend to keep them on my desk for staring at rather than using them in my scrapbooking. Pinning this for future reference.

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