I’ll admit that following the trends in scrapbooking is something I love to do. You should see the number of Pinterest boards I have dedicated to my passion! I like variety and what better way to translate all of those beautiful pins, but to paper. Lately, we’ve been seeing fringe everywhere – in clothing, home decor and scrapbooking.


I decided to give this a try, keeping the technique simple and yet interesting. Here I used simple fringe scissors that I picked up at my local craft store and some tissue paper i had on hand in white and yellow.


The white layer of tissue paper is simply folded and glued down randomly. The yellow strip was cut with fringe scissors. These were layered right in the center of the design layout dividing the top half (photo + journaling) and the bottom half (patterned embellishment).


The photo stand out in this design laying on a bed of layered chipboard. These are pretty frames and icons from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. The frame pops the photo up a bit, while the pink cat and balloons give the top half a pop of color and dimension.


Giving trends a try on paper is a creative and simple way to change things up a bit. It’s a great way to keep from getting in a design rut. Challenge yourself to give something new a try!

~ Nancy Damiano