In another blog post, the return of predominantly classic design elements like bright colors, natural textures, and iconic shapes were discussed. In this post, we talk about the most innovative, and sometimes, quirky trends for this year.
Gold – No, not the precious metal, only its hue. Pops of gold are virtually anywhere, and can be seen in several lines offered by numerous paper crafting material manufacturers. However, while they may be hot enough to be a topic this spring, they’re still being used in moderation and the designs they put out rarely overwhelm observers. They are perfect for people who like mixing, matching, and pulling out stuff from a stash, as a little gold accent can make anything look classy.
Burlap and wood – This year’s hottest texture seems to be burlap, which already made an appearance the previous year and is full of steam heading into this year. Sheets of it are available from numerous scrapbooking material dealers throughout the globe. On the other hand, wood finishes are also practically everywhere—a lot of commercial product lines have them, which makes DIY aficionados want them even more.
Pocket pages – This has been fairly popular for a few years now, but it’s still going strong, and it’s not hard to see why. For this year, the newest thing about pocket pages is that almost every scrapbook product manufacturer is trying to help people include their Instagram photos in their scrapbooks. The 4x4 inch and 2x2 inch square pockets are the most common.