Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials| Get It ScrappedFurry and fuzzy materials are trendy in decor, accessories and fashion. Add a bit of this soft texture to your scrapbook page storytelling to evoke associations and feelings–or just to grab the eye. Check out how our Creative Team has put furry and fuzzy elements on their scrapbook pages.

Margareta Carlsson says, “One of my most beloved cats had the softest fur. It was so amazing you couldn’t keep your hands off her. Fortunately, she was a social and cuddly cat who loved to be petted. We got almost 12 years with this wonderful personality, until the day before Christmas when we had to take our final goodbyes. She is so greatly missed.”

“Recently, I found black and grey faux fur that was as soft as my kitty’s fur and perfect for a page about my black cat. I die-cut the faux fur into circles, little balls of fur, inspired by the Soft Kitty Song from the Big Bang Theory television show.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials| Margareta Carlsson | Get It Scrapped

Soft Kitty by Margareta Carlsson | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alpha: Fitzgerald foam thickers by American Crafts; Washi tape: Studio Calico kit exclusive; Die cuts: Basic Grey, Crate Paper and Studio Calico by American Crafts; Wood veneer: Studio Calico by American Crafts, painted with Midnight Sprinkler by October Afternoon; Enamel dots: Prima; die cut circles from faux fur fabric.

Sian Fair says, “I’ve always been a fan of the Paddington Bear stories, and although I enjoyed the recent movie, I wanted to record how I felt about the colors on the screen: my book had a retro pink cover, not a bright red one.”

“Because my Paddington Bear is furry with fuzzy felt clothes, I wanted to add both materials to my page. The felt letters are clear to see: I hand cut them and used them alongside patterned paper alphas so the title didn’t become too heavy and dominant. The fur? It’s more subtle, as the little heart at the bottom of the page. My tip for using fur is to cut the shape out of your paper first – with a punch or die cutter- and mount a scrap of fur underneath so it pokes through. That way the shape is defined by the edges of the paper and not lost in the fuzz.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials| Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Please Look After This Bear by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Gossamer Blue; Alpha: Simple Stories; Stickers: Simple Stories; Rub on: MME; Chipboard: Crate Paper; Diecuts: Elle’s Studio

Stefanie Semple says, “I compared and contrasted two of our cats, based on something amusing my oldest son said and added a wonderful shaggy pom pom accent to the fluffy cat title. A visual triangle is finished off with two other felty flowers for added furry dimension.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials| Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Soft and fluffy vs short haired sleek by Stefanie Semple. Supplies: Amanda Yi Designs and Studio Basic Collab : Forever Young; Pink Reptile Designs: Chatterbox elements; Kim Jensen: Ragged Edges; Sara Gleason: Love Story; Valorie Wibbens: Pocket Stuffers nr 4.

Christy Strickler says, “This page is about how, at the age of six, my son developed an obsession with Build-a-Bear Workshop.”

“I used craft fur, felt and flocking to add a soft fuzzy feel to the layout. All of these add textures found on stuffed animals. Craft fur can be a heavy material. You may need to reinforce the back of your cardstock with thin chipboard to keep the cardstock from buckling. Some items may not stick well to the fur and may bend when placed on it. Reinforce stickers and photos with a chipboard backing then adhere them with liquid adhesive.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials| Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Stuffed Animal Love by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Letters: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Stickers: Freckled Fawn, My Mind’s Eye; Tape: Freckled Fawn; Felt: Fancy Pants: Chipboard: K and Company; Punches: EK Success; Craft Fur: Darice;Flocking: Hampton Arts; Other: Trim

Amy Kingsford says “On our recent trip to Yellowstone we saw tons of buffalo, but some of our favorites were the painted buffalo on display around town. This page features one of the many shots my boys took with them.”

“I used brightly-colored, stacked felt chevrons because, not only do they lend themselves well to a travel theme and have bright colors that go great with the colors of the painted buffalo in the photo, but the texture of the felt also reminds me of the thick woolen fur of the real buffalo we saw. When digital felt and fur are paired with the right shadowing they can bring digital pages to life with their texture and dimension.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Buffalo Boys by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Sahin Designs: Our House, Down the Aisle; Kaye Winecki: Chevron Stax; Amy Martin: Vintage Angles V. 10; Gennifer Bursett: Sunny Days; Digital Design Essentials: Wood Veneer Elements; Fonts: Boldiliscious, Remington Noiseless.

 

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